Connection Intensity

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Connection Intensity refers to the level of intensity of a given Connection Event, whether occurring naturally or induced via a Connection Supplement

Notes

The Rasch Scaling of the Mystical Experience Scale is an attempt to bring interval level measurement to the study of mystical experience[1] allowing, theoretically, for the measurement of Connection Intensity.

According to Lang and Thalbourne, "the intensity of mystical experiences forms a progression that starts with quite general experiences of happiness, followed by enlightenment by a higher power, and ultimately leading to union with the Absolute." [2]

Disconnected

Weak Déjà vu, Insight

Moderate

Powerful

Types of experience, from least to most intensive, Insights/intuitive glimmers, Peak Experience, Mystical Glimpse, Mystical Visions, Revelations, transcendent experiences, permanent unions.

Einstein nodded: he was a good listener. After a pause he said, "The cosmic man must be restored, the whole man who is made in the image and likeness of the arch-force, which you may call God. This man thinks with his heart and not with party dogma. As I've explained before, there is an order in the universe – a cosmic order – and humans have the possibility of understanding these laws." Einstein leaned back in his chair; so did I,putting my writing pad on my knees. He added, "I have no doubt that the allies will win the war." I smiled, "Oh, you are my prophet again." Prophet or not," he scratched his head, "what I say is more often felt through intuition than thought through intellect. (Hermanns, 1930).


References

  1. Lange, Rense, and Michael A. Thalbourne. "The Rasch Scaling of Mystical Experiences: Construct Validity and Correlates of the Mystical Experience Scale (Mes)." The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 17 2 (2007): 121-40.
  2. Lange, Rense, and Michael A. Thalbourne. "The Rasch Scaling of Mystical Experiences: Construct Validity and Correlates of the Mystical Experience Scale (Mes)." The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 17 2 (2007): 130.
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