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technoshamanism (CATEGORYRELIGION)
High tech meets ancient belief systems. The intersection of computers, designer drugs, electronic dance music, and cultural idealism has reawakened interest in what used to be called "techniques of ecstasy" by hippie anthropologists. Repetitious techno and ambient music, accompanied by computer-generated fractal designs, produces trance states arguably similar to those induced by shamanistic chants, drums, and dances that still exist among so-called primitive peoples.

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