- For other uses, see Bonding.
It was typically part of the marriage custom and involved a telepathic link that connected both husband and wife after the official ceremony. No Vulcan marriage was complete without a Bonding which bound the two to a greater level than simple custom. (TOS novel: Sarek)
Another form of bonding was an ancient rite that had been lost for centuries by the time of the 24th century though it was discovered by time. This rite dated back to when the Vulcan race first began to harness their incredible telepathic powers which led to extremely deep as well as profound unions of the mind. These initial bondings were done with young helpless infants by the parents as it was believed that it was easier to meld with family members with whom one shared blood rather than distant relatives or friends. Once made, the child was capable of being linked to their parents more firmly which was both a sacred act as well as quite powerful. (VOY novel: Homecoming)