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CyberwitchI recently wrote a couple of articles for my column at Patheos’ Pagan channel about cyberspace and witchcraft.  This sparked a very interesting discussion among my clan about the nature of cyberspace in general.  I don’t know if any of you are science fiction fans, but a theme in the genre that you often see or read about involves someone projecting their consciousness into a computer system and navigating it as though it were its own internal reality.

Did you ever try to have a conversation with someone while he or she is on Facebook or Twitter?  Kind of like talking to a wall, isn’t it?  As my life partner pointed out, “when you’re surfing the net, you’re not really here.”

So where are you then?  The answer is cyberspace, its own realm, in which your spirit engages with the spirits of others similarly travelling.  This is especially true when you are actively connecting through social media; visualizing, texting, messaging, blogging, sexting, tweeting, googling, broadcasting, podcasting, vodcasting, gaming, skyping and chatting.  It’s another dimension that doesn’t really exist in time or space; and doesn’t that make it, to the perspective of a magick-worker, an astral realm?

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  • Laine
    Laine says #
    That was a marvelous article, and as someone who has often had trouble keeping herself safe emotionally while scanning the Interne
  • Alay'nya
    Alay'nya says #
    Dear Sable - What an interesting and thought-provoking blog! I like the detail with which you've developed your thoughts. Your
  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia says #
    I am an admirer of Sun Tzu, and I like your analogy as well; thoughts as armies, directed thoughts as troop deployment. I think I

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