A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 4, Number 3 / March 1, 1997
- Searching for Meaning Online
- John December introduces this special issue, edited by
Michel Bauwens, which focuses on spiritual life online.
The online world need not be considered
"neutral" in its spiritual aspects, nor purely
technological in what we can do with it.
|SPECIAL FOCUS: SPIRITUALITY ONLINE|
Techgnosis, Infomysticism, and the War Against Entropy
- Are we are about to weave a Universe Wide Web of
intercommunication? Are we on the verge
of understanding our universe as an "infoverse"
in which mind is a key force, rather than an
Steve Mizrach explores the metaphysical implications
of these questions.
The Emerging Faith Communities of Cyberspace
Does God surf the Internet?
the organizing pastor of
The First Church of Cyberspace,
addresses this question,
sorting out the sacred from the profane
on the Net.
Sacralization of Hyperlink Geometry
Can the hyperlinks of the Web
be woven into something
Anthony N. Judge
project ot use hypertext to
configure seemingly unrelated, or opposing,
perspectives and understandings.
Teilhard de Chardin and the Noosphere
- No other thinker is so often cited as a techno-spiritual
forerunner as Teilhard de Chardin, coiner of the concept of the noosphere, usually
associated with the Internet. In this essay, Paulist Father Rev. Cunningham
goes back to the Teilhard's original text to explain the philosopher's own
The Last Link: The Future Shape of Religious Structures
Will digital beings will evolve to mediate new forms of
spirituality and religious experience?
Richard Thieme suggests that
can flourish and continue to exist in the electronic media, but
they will be influenced
by global, virtual,
and cross-cultural realities.
Letters to the editor always welcome: