Computer Mediated Religious Life of Technoshamans and Cybershamans.
AbstractLibuse 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.
Academic discipline and sub-disciplines
Ritual; Virtual Worlds; Online Religion; Internet; Shaman