Exceptional Human Experience


Exceptional Human Experience is Rhea White's term for for a Connection Experience.[1]

Syncretic Terms for Connection Experience

Connection Experience > Conversion Experience, Exceptional Human Experience, Liberation, Mystical Experience, Peak Experience, Pure Consciousness Event, Religious Experience, Shogo, Spiritual Experience, Transcendental Experience

Notes

"Exceptional human experience is a global term for what have been called mystical, psychic, peak, and flow experiences." [2]

White claims to have isolated eighty types of EHEs, broken down into five classes, Mystical Experiences (conversion, unitive), psychic experiences (OBE, precognition, etc.), encounter-type experiences (angel/UFO), Death related experiences NDE, mediumistic experiences), and exceptional normal experiences (aesthetic experiences, empathy.

Footnotes

  1. White, Rhea A. “Exceptional Human Experiences and the Experiential Paradigm.” In Body, Mind, Spirit, 83–100. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 1997.
  2. White, Rhea A. “Exceptional Human Experiences and the Experiential Paradigm.” In Body, Mind, Spirit, 83–100. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 1997. p. 83