From The SpiritWiki

Transcendence (literally "going beyond") is a loosely specified, poorly understood, superstitious, and confusing word used by some to describe the idiosyncratic and complicated outcomes that occur during and after a reasonably powerful Connection Event.


In reality, one does not "transcend" anything. One connects and becomes open to knowledge, experiences, and powers (greater self-efficacy, power to heal oneself, etc.) not available to individuals who have an only weak connection.

Maslow[1] provides a comprehensive listing of the feelings, shifts, and changes that occur when one "transcends" and achieves stronger Connection.


Further Reading



  1. Maslow, A. H. "Various Meanings of Transcendence." Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 1 1 (1969): 56-66.