Nadir Experience

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A Nadir Experience is a negatively felt Connection Experience. Nadir experiences are unpleasant moments of stress, anxiety, anger, confusion, fear, paranoia, and even psychosis caused when Consciousness descends into a Physical Unit that is unprepared, damaged, or embedded in a toxic milieu. Nadir experiences may occur spontaneously or may be "induced" when the Bodily Ego is intentionally suppressed through the use of Connection Supplements.

Syncretic Terms

Nadir Experience > Dark Night of the Soul, MEPF, Schizophrenia, Spiritual Psychosis

List of LP Connection Experience Types

Connection Experiences > Activation Experience, Awakening Experience, Clearing Experience, Completion Experience, Dream Experience, Flow Experience, Forced Connection, Glimpse, Healing Experience, Initiation, Intuitive Glimmering, Nadir Experience, Unity Experience


A Nadir experience is the opposite of a Zenith Experience.

Nadir experiences can range in intensity from mild anxieties and fears through paranoia and confusion to full-blown experiences of existential despair. Profound nadir experiences are often referred to as the proverbial “dark night of the soul”.

Havens conceptualizes the entry into Cosmic Consciousness (in [[LP], an intense, longer duration Connection Experience, as a process that moves through the "sudden and profound dissolving of all existing conceptual and perceptual systems..." When unprepared, or when psychopathology exists, "Such an experience can be extremely confusing and disturbing, and may be related to the intense anxiety and panic commonly associated with some acute schizophrenic episodes and bad trips with hallucinogens.[1]

A nadir experience may occur spontaneously, particularly after long periods of chronic stress, or it can result from temporary/careless/unprepared suppression of the Bodily Ego, mostly through the incorrect and/or misinformed use of powerful Connection Supplements.

It is important to note of nadir experiences that while many people have them, and while they do represent an outcome of authentic spiritual awakening, nadir experiences are not a necessary feature of Realization. Nadir experiences exist, but only because we are damaged by a Toxic Socialization process, and only because our societies are toxic and filled with violence, greed, poverty, pain, and anguish. Nadir experiences arise as we become aware of and confront toxicity and damage. If there is no toxicity and no damage, there is no nadir experience.

Salzman[2] distinguishes between progressive or regressive connection experiences. "The former is characterized by honesty, humility, tolerance, and generosity, whereas the latter is characterized by rigidity of belief, zealous proselytizing, intolerance or hatred of infidels, and propensity for aggression and martyrdom.<ref>White, William L. “Transformational Change: A Historical Review.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 60, no. 5 (May 2004): 465.<ref>

Further Reading

Sharp, Michael (BOOK1). Lightning Path Workbook One: Introduction to Authentic Spirituality. Lightning Path Press. [1]

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

Sosteric, Mike. (RSGAS). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Authentic Spirituality. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press. [3]

Sosteric, Mike. (SOA). The Science of Ascension: A Neurologically Grounded, Spiritually Sophisticated Theory of Mystical/Spiritual Experience. Unpublished. [4]


  1. Havens, R. A. “Approaching Cosmic Consciousness via Hypnosis.” Journal of Humanistic Psychology 22, no. 1 (1982): 109.
  2. Salzman, L. “The Psychology of Regressive Religious Conversion.” Journal of Pastoral Care 8 (1954): 61–75.
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