Connection Experience

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A Connection Experience or Connection Event, depending on your perspective, is an experience of Connection that is sufficiently above one's average daily CQ as to be perceived by the individual as a qualitatively different state of awareness/consciousness/being. The LP identifies several different Connection Experience Types and many different Connection Outcomes (see below). We also recommend analyzing Connection Experience along five Connection Axes.

Syncretic Terms for Connection Experience

Connection Experience > Conversion Experience, Mystical Experience, Peak Experience, Pure Consciousness Event, Religious Experience, Spiritual Experience, Transcendental Experience

List of LP Connection Experience Types

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

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcomes > Activation, Awakening, Bodhisattva, Breakthrough, Breakthrough Experience, Buddha Mind, Christ Consciousness, Clarity, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Consciousness, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Daigo, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Enhanced Intellectual Power, Enlightenment, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Flooding, Healing, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Kensho, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Mushi-dokugo, Noesis, Perfection, Physical Sensations, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Quantum Change, Rapture, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Religious Ecstasy, Removal of The Blindfold, Resurrection of Consciousness, Satori, Spontaneous Alignment, Telepathy, Teleportation, The Family of Spirit, Transcendence, Transformation... further results

Notes

There is an issue with Nomenclature Confusion, many different names for the same experience. Linda Bourque and Kurt Back note there is "descriptive coincidence" between different types of transcendent/"aesthetic" and drug experiences and wonders if this "indicates there may be a complex of phenomena derived from different conditions which have a common expression and which may have a common function in human action."[1]


Connection experiences may be positive (i.e. zenith experiences) or negative (i.e. nadir experiences). Whether or not a connection experience is a zenith experience or a nadir experience depends in large measure on how the individual receives the revelation/expansion/insight from the experience. Even very glorious truths and insights can be experienced with terror if the physical unit is unprepared or if the thinking processes have been corrupted by indoctrination and Toxic Socialization.

Dreams can be connection events. "It is not denied...that a divine influx could take place in dreams..." (Jung, 1938: 22)

The Q-Scale may be used to estimate the intensity and quality of a connection event.

A connection event may occur spontaneously under conditions of relaxation and deep contentment. R. M. Bucke: "His mind...was calm and peaceful. He was in a state of quiet, almost passive enjoyment. All at once, without warning of any kind, he found himself wrapped around as it were by a flame-colored cloud."[2]

A connection experience may be facilitated via Connection Technique, with a Connection Supplement, and by exploiting naturally occurring Connection Supplements.

Connection experiences may be understood neurologically, as what occurs when the Default Mode Network (otherwise known as the Bodily Ego of the individual's brain releases control and allows Consciousness to flow into the Physical Unit (Sosteric, SOA1). Release may occur naturally, under conditions of aligned safety, or it can be forced by exploiting powerful Connection Supplements.

Incidence

67% of psychotherapists surveyed indicated having seen at least one client during a twelve month period who had reported a Connection Experience.[3]

Further Reading

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

Sosteric, Mike (SOA1). The Science of Ascension: Mysticism, Consciousness, Connection. Unpublished Manuscript. https://www.academia.edu/28919294/The_Science_of_Ascension_A_Neurologically_Grounded_Theory_of_Mystical_Spiritual_Experience


References

  1. Bourque, Linda, and Kurt Back. “Values and Transcendental Experiences.” Social Forces 47, no. 1 (1968): 34. https://doi.org/10.2307/2574709. 34.
  2. Bucke, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness (Kindle Locations 350-351). Book Tree. Kindle Edition. See Talk:Glimpse for the full account.
  3. Allman, Lorraine S., Olivia de la Rocha, David N. Elkins, and Robert S. Weathers. “Psychotherapists’ Attitudes toward Clients Reporting Mystical Experiences.” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 29, no. 4 (Win 1992): 564–69.
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