Technophilia and Nature Religion: the Growth of a Paradox

TitleTechnophilia and Nature Religion: the Growth of a Paradox
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsArthur, S
Keywordscommunity, Paradox, religion, Ritual, Wicca

This article explores the issues, theoretical paradoxes and potential problems that occur when the ideas and beliefs of Nature Religion adherents (specifically Wiccans) are juxtaposed with many believers' utilisation and seeming dependence on the technological (read: non-natural), hyper-real communication medium of the Internet for communicating and developing their nature-based ideologies, for the enhancement of their experience of Wiccan practices through ritual, and for community creation and growth.