CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE MEDIA
March – May 2004
Articles in this Magazine
TRANSFORMING MASS MEDIA
by Duane Elgin
“At this pivotal time in human evolution, it is vitally important that the mass media and their messages serve our collective psychological and spiritual health,” says futurist Elgin.
THE COLONIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Peter D. Hershock
“The media restructure awareness in such a way that we are being trained to remain unmoved, to feel no compulsion to take contributory action,” says philosopher and Buddhist Hershock.
by Bernard McGrane
“When we seek media confirmation, we acknowledge and assume that our personal experiences no longer qualify as reality,” says sociologist McGrane.
by Howard Rheingold
“An unprecedented phenomenon where groups of people cluster temporarily around information and goals of mutual interest.” Virtual reality guru Rheingold explores the frontiers of true mass media.
THE EMPEROR’S NEW MEDIA
by Dean Radin
“Editorial prejudices and carelessness about the facts of psi research are not just restricted to science journals,” observes IONS’ senior scientist Radin.
MAKING OUR VOICES COUNT
by Gail B. Holland
“The broadcast industry needs to continue informing the public about the world’s problems,” says media activist Kim Weichel, in this profile by writer Holland, “but they fail us when they do not also focus equal attention on possible solutions.”