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The New Age and Mystical Imaginary of Digital Networks

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Author(s): Carlos AGUIAR

Journal: Essachess : Journal for Communication Studies
ISSN 2066-5083

Volume: 4;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 161;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: New Age | online religion | mystic imaginary | digital sacrality | digital networks

ABSTRACT
This article seeks to probe the mystical imaginary present in digital networks from an online participatory study about the presence of the new age movement on the internet, especially the Brazilian context of the movement. The proposal is to experience on internet and through internet a mystical and virtual experience, creating a singular pathway through the network, capable of transmitting qualitative peculiarities of this presence and providing subsidies to the approach of part of the contemporary imaginary in relation to the sacred shared in digital networks.
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