[Living in the Infosphere] • "Always-on" networks have thrown us into a sea of idea fragments that flow from brain to brain, reproducing like viruses. Living with such an information glut can be dangerous. But we can draw upon the deep wisdom of archetypes for boundary protection.
The new, pervasive communications media have pushed us into what mystics have called the etheric realms. Without proper tools and preparation, we can become trapped in a maze of electronically magnified addictions and fears. We must call upon the protector archetypes as we embark on our cyber-shamanic initiation.
At the fourth level of the digital dharma path, values are held at the heart chakra. This center's work is to integrate the reality of life's
limitations with our dreams of a world of unconditional love. Out in the
Infosphere, these are the same polarities held for us by the medium of
Sixth-level thinking is by its nature holographic, holding all levels of the "meta-universe" in awareness and appreciation; it is free to see deeper, to tune across the whole range of consciousness. Now new media technologies can lead to this higher state of awareness.