The Sacralization of Randomness: The Theological Imagination and the Logic of Digital Divination Rituals

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An abundance of divination rituals, primarily Tarot card reading, are widespread in cyberspace. These new phenomena are accompanied by a new rationale that is described in the article under the title “the sacralization of randomness.” The shift of religion and magic to the virtual realm brings about changes in theology, cosmology, ethics, practice, and religious/spiritual values, and these are demonstrated and discussed via the test case of digital divinations. Further implications of these innovations on the spiritual-cultural scene outside the Internet are also examined.

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Such as Campbell 2007.

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