The Sacred Revival (Paperback)

Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age

By Kingsley L. Dennis

SelectBooks, 9781590794333, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

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The old world—with its rejection of enchantment and fixation on rationalism—has been crumbling for some time now. Today a new phase of development is emerging. In The Sacred Revival Kingsley Dennis describes a new form of energy that has entered our postindustrial epoch, uniting digital technologies with our sociocultural landscape, and fulfilling one of humanity’s greatest needs—a connection with the transcendent. Dennis explains that what we are experiencing is a revival of an evolutionary, participatory-style consciousness. The reality matrix in which we are embedded, like fish in water, is infused wholly with the phenomenon of consciousness. Within this reality, Dennis describes certain sacred technologies that represent a coming together of the seemingly magical realm of the intangible with the ever-unfolding tangible realm of our physical (and digital) reality. The Sacred Revival examines some of these sacred manifestations within social memes, popular culture, and revised projections of myth and magic. As we step further toward a planetary civilization where technologies are an extension of ourselves, Dennis discusses how each individual can act as a conscious agent in order to manifest their own sense of a sacred self, and how to influence and be a part of the grander sacred order.The Sacred Revival is an inspiring, thought-provoking, and forward-thinking examination of social, cultural, and personal development that is part of the newly unfolding era.

About the Author

Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He previously worked in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on social futures, technology and new media communications, global affairs, and conscious evolution. He is the co-author (with Duane Elgin) of the study ‘New Media for a New Future: The EmergingDigital Landscape for a Planetary Society’ produced as part of the Fuji Declaration for The Goi Peace Foundation, in collaboration with the renowned global think-tank The Club of Budapest. He currently serves as Director of Publications for the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research.