From The SpiritWiki

Transformation is a sudden and relatively permanent change of perception and behaviour, caused by an individual's Connection Experience. When transformation occurs, an individual experiences significant "forward movement" towards a healthier Physical Unit, and stronger and more persistent Connection.

Syncretic Terms

Transformation > Quantum Change, Transformational Change


Karl Hanes reports an individual who experiences a "sudden change in behaviour and perception" and a "new level of consciousness."[1]

Transformation may be the direct result of a dramatic, intense, but often short-lived, Connection Event. Transformation is driven by an Awakening or Initiation both of which may include personal insight, political insight, spiritual insight (nature of Self, relationship to God, etc.), and other "revelations" that lead to a significant shift in the way an individual sees, and exists in, the world.

Transformation may also occur more gently, as a long term consequence of Connection Practice. As Parish notes, "With every step of your journey, you will be changed. As you look for answers, ideas, clarification, and validation, not only will you learn more about the places you visit, but you will gain greater awareness of yourself. From each stage in the process, from deciding where to go to what you will look for, you will gain greater self-understanding. It's an unavoidable result of your journey.[2]


  1. Hanes, Karl. “Unusual Phenomena Associated With a Transcendent Human Experience: A Case Study.” The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 44, no. 1 (2012): 33.
  2. Parish, Bobbi. Create Your Personal Sacred Text: Develop and Celebrate Your Spiritual Life. Harmony, 1999. p. 18-19