The term Connection Practice refers to the regular and disciplined daily practice of Connection using various techniques and strategies for improvement. Connection practice typically consists of using Connection Techniques to open a wider Connection and then using Flow Purification and Flow Control to ensure positive and empowering Flow. You may also use various Connection Appliances to facilitate expansion of connection and flow control.
Elements of Connection Practice
Archetypal Revision, Boundary Visualization, Connection, Connection Affirmation, Connection Cocoon, Connection Space, Connection Supplement, Connection Visualization, Creation Practice, Fear, Flow Control, Lightning Path Connection Practice, Negative Energy Insertion, Shraddha, Syndesiology
Mystics often use language and metaphor in a special way, in an effort to trigger enlightenment in others.
"Chants, spells, dancing around a fire, burning candles, the smoke and smell of incense, are all means to awaken the 'deep mind'--to arouse high emotions, enforce concentration, and facilitate entry into an altered state. Again, Bonewits has said some of the most sensible words on this subject, observing that 'mandalas,' 'sigils,' 'pentacles,' and 'yantras' are all pictures to stimulate the sense of sight; 'mudras' or 'gestures' stimulate the kinesthetic sense; 'mantras' or 'incantations' [and prayers] stimulate the sense of hearing. The use of props, costumes, and scenery can also be seen as a method of stimulating the senses. In addition, drugs, alcohol, breathing exercises, and sexual techniques can serve to alter one's state of consciousness. According to Bonewits, these techniques function in the same way for a Witch or a ceremonial magician as for a Native American shaman or a Catholic priest. To say that these methods never cause psychic and psychological change ni the people involved is as absurd as other common attitudes--that certain religions have a monopoly on these experiences and that certain religions worship 'God' while others worship 'demons.' These techniques have existed for thousands of years and were developed by human beings for the purpose of widening their perceptions of reality, and changing their relationship to the world."
- Sosteric, Mike. Lightning Path Workbook Three - Connection. Vol. 3. Lightning Path Workbook Series. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2017. https://press.lightningpath.org/product/the-lightning-path-book-three-connection/.
- Organ, Troy. “The Language of Mysticism.” The Monist 47, no. 3 (1963): 417–33.
- Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, p. 158.
- Hewitt, Glenn A. Regeneration and Morality: A Study of Charles Finney, Charles Hodge, John W. Nevin, and Horace Bushnell. New York: Carlson Publishing, 1991.