Date: 07-26-89 16:10
From: Ammond Shadowcraft
Subj: Cyber Wicca Proposal
Cyber Wicca-the art of living that integrates rational and
irrational process through mythopoetic structures primarily from
Wicca, then neo-Paganism and other related religious belief
systems. It should incorporate knowledge from newer and
emerging humanistic sciences. Principles of ethical
self-programming as written of by Timothy Leary, John Lilly,
Robert Anton Wilson, Antero Alli, and John Hyatt should be
incorporated into the relational processes, those setting
between solar and lunar knowledge.
It should be a political-religious-psychological system to
support and meet the needs of individuals who feel both a
romantic and classical approach is needed in their life. These
needs could be formatted into solar and lunar knowledge bases,
rational, irrational and relational process could all be used to
a maximal degree.
CCyber Wicca could incorporate many of the concepts
contained in Humanist Manifesto II. Cyber Wicca should be a
newer religious system that is more importantly a mode of
thinking. Smart thinking usually leads to smart living.
Additionally the application of Cyber Wicca to mundane life
should be easy and seamless. Instead of taking the individual out
of the social complex it should enable them to integrate easily
with the social complex.
Cyber Wicca should appeal to the atheist as well as the
religionist as it focuses upon mythopoetic stories and
structures and the mystical connections between what is and is
not seen, as opposed to dogmatic theoretical structures.
Theoretical structures could be included as long as they are
considered metaphorical structures or models existing within the
human mind first and foremost. These structures can then be
used to ferret out deep personal meaning.
Kingdoms or Domains are used metaphorically. More properly
they represent areas of interest. Higher and lower relate to
density of item more than social, cultural or ethical placement.
Higher and lower display some cultural heritage. Higher should
normally refer to more dense, thus the Lower Kingdom.
_External_(Public)_Faces_ Religious Aspects--Low Domain
The low domain or Kingdom, the basis of the religious belief
system, should reflect WoMankind's relationship to their home
planet. The Earth can be personified or considered the
Grandmother or Mother of WoMankind, depending upon personal
focus. It could be called Mom, Mother or the Matrix, the space
enabling the existence of all physical and non-physical local
planetary life forms. [The solar processes could consider this a
"self check" to prohibit WoMankind from polluting their
environment to the detriment of all physical life forms.
Other Matrixes may exist. Cyber Wicca should be concerned
with local planetary manifestations without denying the
existences of other Matrixes.
Other personified or romantic entities could exist within
the matrix. These could be the Lady and Lord and be more
important or of a relatively more immediate nature being seen as
doorways to other entities; other spaces, physical energetic
natures or psychic spaces.
Working of the Craft--Mid Domain
The metaphorical mid domain or Middle Kingdom could be the
workings of the Craft. At the beginning level the emphasis could
be upon physicality. Special tools could be selected for an
individual or group. These tools may or may not reflect
traditional usage but should be more appropriate for a culture
and/or geographical locale than for a traditional usage.
Special robes may be appropriate. Nudity could be more
useful for metaprogramming. The individuals background should be
considered before choosing tools or coverings. If the individual
were normally a naturist the metaprogramming tool could be
Tools and rituals could be used for immediate
metaprogramming efforts. Dramatic ritual could be used to
advantage for both individual programming or group alignment.
Experiments in communication with non-physical or discarnate
entities could be a major focus. New modes of relationship in
sexual or emotional life could be incorporated providing members
feel comfortable with the activities. Safety, both physical and
emotional, should be paramount. Training of individuals for
incorporation may be needed to assist them in their growth into
Physical Sciences Incorporated--High Domain
The metaphorical high domain or Kingdom could be the human
and physical knowledge systems, ie, health (birthing, child care
and physical health), nutritional, exercise, cosmetic and
creative knowledge systems, ie. sewing, cooking, building
sciences, gardening and organic farming techniques, and personal
Cyber Wicca could define the extent or degree of immersion
in a Domain. The individual or group could decide for themselves
what extent they need to go.
Cyber Wicca could attempt to incorporate proven techniques
of cell or smaller group management while retaining intimacy.
Cyber Wiccan leaders could be of either sex, of any sexual
preference, but must be emotionally sound. They may choose their
own names and titles. Or Cyber Wicca may assign a title in order
to establish a somewhat formalized but unrestricted tradition.
Group or cell size should be held to about 2 to 15. However
any number of cell members may be used providing genuine
intimacy is maintained.
Cyber Wicca should attempt to meet the economic and
political needs of its members. Resources are available that
address political activities in cells. An economic base must be
established in Cyber Wiccan method. Should a social threat
arise individual members may need to support themselves in a
strange or different environment. Personal enrichment and
empowerment as opposed to personal aggrandizement should be the
focus enabling the member to live well in any difficult or
strange economic or political environment.
These are internal considerations not usually presentable to
the public at large. Pearls are delicate, we need not dirty
them. Internal faces can be determined at a later time.
Cyber Wicca is a game; the game of Life. Play it!
Ammond Shadowcraft, July 1989
--- QuickBBS v2.04
* Origin: WELCOME TO THE CRYSTAL CAVE. (719) 391-1092 128/50