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Thursday, April 20th, 2006
9:46 pm
Looking for contributors
Hey all, I finally followed up an idea I had, and I am putting together a website specifically dealing with technopaganism, urban shamanism and post-modern occult (etc etc etc) called the Indranet.

I have a site and such all set up, but I am missing something, namely content. So I am looking for people who would be willing to be regular contributors to my site - people to post cool URLs, to review books and movies, people to write interesting articles and even people willing to write regular columns. And for those of you who don't want to go that far into it, I have a wiki-like section called the Open Source Grimoire, where users can create and edit pages.

So if you are interested, post a comment or email me at lakem at comcast dawt net

(I've been posting this to various communities - I apologize for any spam for people on those communities as well.... unless you like spam and all...)
Monday, January 16th, 2006
1:13 am
First Essay
A draft of the introduction essay for the geek spirituality site is now available. I would love to get some feedback on it.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
6:09 pm
domain names
I'm trying to figure out a catchy domain name for the site, and I'm including this thread for purposes of brainstorming. Thank you.
5:43 pm
What this community is about
I've decided to build a website about Geek Spirituality, basically an expansion of what I was trying to do with my class, but with some new ideas and some more experience. The outline is complete, and now the building can begin. The basic structure of the site will consist of a series of essays, the topics of which are listed below:

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My intent is to finish one essay every two weeks, and do the design work in parallel to that. With some slack time built in I am hoping to launch the site in October 2006.

Many of these topics are dealt with in many other places, and probably in more depth, but what makes my site different is that I am attempting to explain things in rationalist language, in order to make the rewards of spirituality more accessible to those who have a geek/rationalist/athiest outlook. Wherever possible I will rely on psychological and computer metaphors in this process, and attempt to stay away from "newagey" language.

I would really like anyone who is interested in these ideas to join the community. I will post early drafts of my essays to the community and I could really use criticism and feedback during this process. I especially want to make sure my ideas are in line with both modern psychological understanding, current scholarly research, and the understanding of magickal practioners. I also could eventually use some design help, as web design is not my forte.

Feel free to participate as much or as little as you would like.
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