Digital Dharma


New Age / Esoterics

Steven R. Vedro

Quest Books

Language of origin

Infos :

220 Pages
9 x 6


A User’s Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere

There is an Infosphere, an electronic web produced by our multiple telecommunications technologies, pulsating all around us. These technologies, as many human inventions, can be viewed as a product of the creative collective mind and therefore encoded with core lessons of human evolution and transformation. Laptops, cell phones, PDAs, GPS locators, HDTV, and wireless Internet offer new ways of communicating with our inner selves and with others.Techno-aficionado Steven Vedro says putting this newfound wisdom into spiritual practice as a collective society is our Digital Dharma, our path toward greater self-awareness and enlightenment. Practicing this path helps us recognize the impact of technology on our inner life and teaches us to overcome the challenges presented by modern media. Vedro uses the seven chakras—the basic energy centers in the body that spiral upward along the spinal column used by many ancient yogic traditions to link our physical selves to higher levels of consciousness and developmental stages of life—as a model for achieving Digital Dharma. Vedro further explains that practicing this new spiritual awareness, what he also terms “Yoga of Teleconsciousness,” allows us to see both the universal light and shadow side of technology and then apply that knowledge to our communication with one another and to our own personal work of spiritual evolution and understanding. Digital Dharma has something for everyone. It is for technology experts and yoga fanatics alike. Whether you’re simply seeking the spiritual, already practicing a spiritual tradition, or a Body-Mind-Spirit reader with ambivalent feelings about your computer and cell phone, this book will guide you on the path toward a new consciousness. Similarly, novices of the digital world, media junkies, and technology “utopians” who understand at some level there is much yet to be learned from the Infosphere, will all find intriguing, useful material here.

Steven R. Vedro

Steven R. Vedro, MA, AEH, is a writer, lecturer, and nationally recognized telecommunications consultant who has been at the interface of new telecommunications technology and public service for the last twenty years. In the 1980’s he produced the nation's first television series on new consumer electronics for PBS, “The New Tech Times,” which aired on over 200 TV stations. He also developed the nation's first statewide teletext service and directed the Telecommunications Division's Communications Development Lab. More recently Vedro has advised numerous state and county government agencies, universities, and public broadcasting stations (PBS and CPB) in planning and managing distance learning networks and new technology initiatives. He has presented at the Media Ecology Association in New York, the International Conference on Science and Consciousness in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences' Media and Consciousness Conference in Santa Barbara, CA. Several of his technology-based articles have been featured in publications such as Current Newspaper of Public Telecommunications and the Continuing Education Review. In fall 2007 Quest Books will release Digital Dharma, in which Vedro’ expounds his belief that the technologies of the Infosphere—a field that engulfs our physical, mental, and etheric bodies—both reflect and impact our personal psychic health, and that of our global nervous system. Vedro says these technologies are the planet’s "cultural chakras," reflecting the same core lessons of personal and planetary consciousness transformation taught by all of the world's spiritual traditions. This book uses the language of consciousness to explore our personal and cultural responses to these reflections in the Infosphere. Vedro’s spiritual and personal transformation work includes 30 years of meditation practice. He is a graduate of the Hoffman Process and of the Inner Focus School of Soul Directed Advanced Energy Healing and leads an energy healing practice in Madison, WI. Vedro is a declared Elder in the Mankind Project and assists at New Warrior Training Adventure weekends. Articles based on his spiritual practice have appeared in The Beacon (London), Edge News (Minneapolis), and Technos,(Bloomington, IN).
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