Kyle, David T. Human Robots & Holy Mechanics: Reclaiming Our Souls in a Machine World
Oregon: 1993. ISBN 0963231006
Emerging out of our own silence and listening to the Voice, this Other, this Logos, will clearly present choices that will change our work, the pace of our lives, the way we spend our money, and where and how we live. Let me present some modest proposals that can begin to change the container of our experience in order to hear this Other more clearly:
1. Do a media fast and join in silence with friends. You can start with a media fast as a kind of purification process. Before vision quests, or significant personal efforts for change, indigenous people prepare themselves by cleansing and refocusing both their body and psyche. They will fast from food for two or three days, do a ritual purification in a sweat-lodge ceremony, or go alone into nature to be silent for a period of days. Each of these acts is a means of opening themselves to hear more clearly their own voice and the voice of the Other in nature. Make a commitment to your spouse or to a friend to not read newspapers, watch television, listen to the radio or stereo for a week or more.