Date: 07-26-89 16:10 To: All Subj: Cyber Wicca Proposal Cyber Wicca Cyber Wicca-the art of

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Date: 07-26-89 16:10 From: Ammond Shadowcraft To: All Subj: Cyber Wicca Proposal Cyber Wicca 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 robes, etc. 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 unknown areas. 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 defense techniques. 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. Organization 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. _Internal_Faces_ 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

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