Spirituality 1.2 For The Disconnected From The School Of Life
Can our spirituality be explained through the use of technology?
In his first book, Spirituality 101, Dr. Ivan Figueroa-Otero presents a guide to self-understanding while closing the apparent gap between the religious and scientific vision with an eclectic and original delivery.
This version (1.2) is a deliciously funny, tongue-in-cheek update, where every concept, idea, image and advice is carefully defined with technological elements like virtual domains, bits, and RAM. Here, the questions, Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? the human race has been studying for centuries are explained in a way accessible to anyone with a smartphone or a computer.
“Imagine our Universe as a big computer, where the quality of its computation is directly proportional to the quality of the input data. And where every programming error is reversible and re-programmable, with a little bit of patience!”
I was not impressed with this book at all. Being both a tech geek and a spiritual teacher, I thought that this book would be really interesting according to the description. However, the author tries to relate religion & spirituality to tech while admitting that he doesn't know much about the world's major religions.
I completely comprehend the fact that religion and spirituality are not completely tied together since religion is more dogmatic and spirituality is more a way of living. However, spirituality is usually nominally based on religion in some way or another. Such as my spiritual practices are based off of Celtic shamanism, druidism as well as Buddhism and Native American shamanism. However, if I didn't know anything about any of those religions, then I would not be able to base any of my spiritual practices off of them.
That would be like me trying to write a book comparing spirituality to Quantum Physics. Since I don't know that much about Quantum Physics, that means I am not qualified to write that book.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.