A peak experience is another name for a Connection Experience. It is a more secular nomenclature than saying “mystical experience” or “pure conscious event.” Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and founder of the Humanistic school of psychology, researched peak experiences throughout his life.
In this article, provided for students below, Maslow explores the nature and prevalence of peak experience (he says most people have them), and reasons why a few people struggle to have these healing, mind-expanding experiences–hint, he blames it on rigid thinking, mechanistic attitude, pessimistic character, narrow rationalism, and emotional damage. A great place to start if you want to learn more about the early (but stunted) science of connection experiences. Note, the link is available only to LP students. To register, click this link.