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Paper: Sacred Sky and Cyberspace
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 343
Authors: Clynes, F.
Abstract: The concept of the sacred world beyond the stars found expression in the works of Plato, into Gnosticism and was incorporated into Christianity where medieval images of the cosmos pictured the heavenly domain as beyond the stars. Today cyberspace literature abounds with descriptions of a transmundane space, a great Beyond. This talk looks at current views of cyberspace and asks if they are a re-packaging of the age-old concept of a sacred sky in a secular and technological format?
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