Connection Technique

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A Connection Technique is any single technique, such as meditation, writing, etc., that helps one strengthen and purify Connection.[1] Connection techniques, along with Connection Appliances and Connection Supplements, constitute the Connection Procedures that an individual may use to initiate, maintain, and strengthen Connection.

Connection Procedures

Connection Procedure > Connection Appliance, Connection Supplement, Connection Technique

Connection Techniques

Connection Technique > Affirmation, Autogenic Training, Biofeedback, Bornless Ritual, Breathing, Caloric Reduction, Cocooning, Connection Affirmation, Connection Visualization, Dance, Deprivation, Detachment, Drumming, Fasting, Flow Control, Flow Purification, Graduation Invocation, Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnotism, Hypoventilation, Intent, Intent to Connect, Japam, Mantra, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mysticism of the Historical Event, Poetry, Power Quest, Receptive Seeking, Relaxation, Sensory Deprivation, Spirit Canoe, The Method of the Lamp, The Way of the Hollow Bone, Thought Control, Vajra Breath, Vision Quest, Visualization, Writing, Zazen

Syncretic Terms

Connection Technique > MindApp

Related LP Terms

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Non-LP Related Terms

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Connection Techniques are one of theree different Connection Procedures

Grof speaks of various "mind-altering techniques," like breathing, drumming, dancing, fasting, social and sensory isolation..." that can induce connection (or Holotropic States, as he says).[2] He also speaks of "systematic spiritual practice" like meditation, concentration, breathing, and movement exercises,'[3] but separates these from "mind-altering techniques' which are presumably not systematic and not spiritual?? Perhaps this is Grof attempting to assert a Eurocentric boundary. See "The Sociology of Religion: A Decolonizing Approach" for more on this Boundary Problem.[4]

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  1. ———. Lightning Path Workbook Three - Connection. Vol. 3. Lightning Path Workbook Series. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2017.
  2. Grof, Stanislav. “Psychology For the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research.” Spirituality Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 3–36. p. 5.
  3. Grof, Stanislav. “Psychology For the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research.” Spirituality Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 3–36. p. 5.
  4. Sosteric, Mike. The Sociology of Religion - A Decolonizing Approach,” n.d.