Connection Technique

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A Connection Practice (a.k.a. Connection Technique) is any technique, such as meditation, mantras, relaxation, mindfulness, drumming, fasting, hypoventilation (Dole & Kiven, 1997), etc., that can a) open and enhance your connection to Consciousness/Highest Self and b) enable better control of the Flow that ensues.

Syncretic Terms

Connection Practice | Spiritual Exercises

List of Connection Practices

This is an intercultural list of connection practices. Research is included where available.

Connection Practice > Detachment, Hypnotism, Meditation, Mental Purification, Receptive Seeking, Writing


Mystics often use language and metaphor in a special way, in an effort to trigger enlightenment in others.[1] Zen, in particular, is built up as a Connection Practice. In my view, this is an attempt to develop a connection practice, but in fact, is based on a faulty or limited understanding/theorization of the phenomenon.

Grof uses the term "Technologies of the Sacred" to refer to Connection Practices (drumming, fasting, sleep deprivation, etc.), Connection Appliances (drums, rattles), and Connection Supplements (Lazslo, Groff, Russell, 1999: 16).

Connection Practices combined with Connection Appliances, like the TOSAS, and the careful and guided use of Connection Supplements can facilitate transformative Connection

The Lightning Path provides several neurolinguistic tools (i.e. meditations, visualization, and mantras) [1] that can be used at various stages in the process to facilitate greater connection.

Further Reading

Sharp, Michael (BOOK3). Lightning Path Workbook Three: Connection. Lightning Path Press. [2]

Sharp, Michael. The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice. Lightning Path Press.


  1. Organ, Troy. “The Language of Mysticism.” The Monist 47, no. 3 (1963): 417–33.
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