Volume 4 Issue 2 Fall 2018

1 6 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 4 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 1 8 Everybody Has a Connection Experience: Prevalence, Confusions, Interference, and Redefinition This paper is an attempt to bring forward awareness of the existence and significance of “connection experiences”, what others call mystical experience, religious experience, and so on. The paper addresses the reality of the experiences, and well as some of the confusions, misconceptions, distortions, and just plain avoidance displayed by sociologists and others. Received January 1, 2018 Revised June 15, 2018 Accepted August 10, 2018 Key words Mystical experience, connection experience, mysticism, Abraham Maslow Mike Sosteric