Spiritual Emergence

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Spiritual emergence is "the movement of an individual to a more expanded way of being that involves enhanced emotional and psychosomatic health, greater freedom of personal choices, and a sense of deeper connection with other people, nature, and the cosmos’’[1] Spiritual emergence is a Connection Outcome that arises as a consequence of various enhancements (i.e., Connection Outcomes) that occur with repeated Connection Experience.

List of Transpersonal Psychology Terms

COEX Systems, Grof, Stanislav, Past Life Memories, Perinatal Matrices, Perinatal Realm, Spiritual Emergence


Enhanced Intuitive Function > ESP, Expansion of Meaning, Glimpse, Intuitive Glimmering, Spiritual Emergence, Telepathy

Enhanced Intellectual Function > Breakthrough, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Daigo, Dissonance, Enlightenment, Epiphany, Glimpse, Gnosis, Improved Relationships, Infran, Insight, Jadhb, Moksha, Mukti, Revelation, Satori, Spiritual Emergence

Enhanced Affective Response > Breakthrough, Caring Moment, Dissonance, Forgiveness of Sins, Improved Relationships, Love, Moksha, Mukti, Oceanic Feeling, Spiritual Emergence

Enhanced Empathic Response > Love, Moral Quickening, Spiritual Emergence, Tolerance, Turn to the Left

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcome > Connection Pathology, Déjà vu, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enlightenment, Existential Terrors, Healing, Liberation, Perfect Connection, Perfected Connection, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Psychotic Mysticism, Realization of Self, Ritambharapragya, Spontaneous Alignment, The Unity, Transformation, Union


The term Spiritual Emergence was coined by Stanislav and Christina Grof (1989) in order to describe a gradual unfoldment of spirituality in a person's life. In cases where this spiritual unfoldment is intensified, uncontrolled, rapid, and unguided emergence may lead to a state of emergency. Spiritual emergencies, which are caused by spontaneous Crown Activation, and which can be elicited using various technologies of activation, will occur with increasing frequency in the decades ahead. Spiritual emergencies can cause significant disruptions in psychological, social and occupational functioning. Current psychological approaches are ill-equipped to understand and handle these emergencies. Spiritual emergencies are often misdiagnosed as neurotic or psychotic episodes, and Crown Stupification is often the only way traditional psychology, psychiatry, and medicine can control and treat the problem.

"Sometimes the process of spiritual awakening is so subtle and gradual that it is almost imperceptible. After a period of months or years, a person looks back and notices that there has been a profound shift in his or her understanding of the world, values, ethical standards, and life strategies."[2]


  1. Grof, Christina, and Stanislav Grof. The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformational Crises. TarcherPerigee, 1992. p. 34. https://amzn.to/2UtkgP1.
  2. Grof, Christina, and Stanislav Grof. The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformational Crises. Penguin, 1990. https://amzn.to/2UtkgP1. o. 35.