|Title||Technophilia and Nature Religion: the Growth of a Paradox|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Keywords||community, 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.