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Why a Technopagan?

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C65989237/E20081207125110

Why a Technopagan?

Tuesday musings

I believe that Paganism offers an immediacy that I couldn't find in Christianity.

Many Pagans stress the romantic aspect of their beliefs, a different world that is better than the one we live in, with a simpler set of rules.

(Note to self - sure sign that you have been infected with technology, when you start coding HTML into your posts on the fly without thinking about it.)

I believe in bridges and connections.

I believe that today is The Age of Wonders.

Today we can do things that no one that thought possible centuries before.

Orange juice in December in the middle of a desert?

Traveling hundreds of miles a day?

Hot water on demand?

Light at the flick of a switch?

My computer isn't just this flatscreen thingamabobber that I stare at, it's where this mysterious world wide web whachamacallit hooks into my house.

We accept things as normal that would have been impossible. As a technopagan, I just look for the Divine in all that.

It's the Spark of Inspiration still.

The real wonder is that it has spread.

Now we can use it to play solitaire, or we can use it to manifest our dreams. We can play music, or we can write the songs. We can look at the pictures, or we can express our inner vision.

We were born dreamers.

We can learn to be makers.

Technology lets us bridge our thoughts and our milieu.

Postscript: Even technology dreams must pass.

My stepfather was an amateur radio operator and he used to work a second job as a DJ in classical radio stations. He's probably responsible for my fascination with flashing lights and buttons and electronics. Although not tools, that's a different story.

Dad's in a care facility now and has been for more than a year. Yesterday I swung by the folks place to check on Mom and there were workers dismantling the radio tower. Sad really. For as long as I can remember, there has always been a radio tower attached to the folk's house. When I was a kid and we moved, a tower sometimes went up before all the boxes were unpacked.

Dad's radios have been gone for some time. This was just a formality. But still.

Posted: Tue - December 9, 2008 at 12:51 PM

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