Computer Mediated Religious Life of Technoshamans and Cybershamans.

Libuse Martinkova

Abstract


Libuse Martinkova discusses in her article “Computer Mediated Religious Life of Technoshamans and Cybershamans” the artificial dichotomy of 'Virtuality' and 'Reality' and online and offline borders. In the case study she presents two different groups and thus two different reasons for applying new technology to ritualistic settings: Computer technology is in one setting mainly used as a tool for specific shamanistic rituals whereas in the other setting computer technology serves as a space for conducting shamanic rituals.

Keywords


Ritual , Virtual Worlds , Online Religion , Internet , Shaman

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/rel.2008.1.388

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-rel-3884