The vision of The Gate is one of finding creative ways to present spiritual truths in today’s science-saturated world, using concepts borrowed from that worldview. It is based on an exploration of such ideas, ranging from essays to technology-driven artwork. These ideas are sometimes referred to as ‘physical parables”, and one of the key examples is virtual reality photography, which forms the basis for my photography blog. Taking that idea a little further, one of my friends suggested using 3D technologies to help people encounter the spiritual, and so I added this description to the list of physical parables:
In addition to VR photography itself being a metaphor, immersing people in a virtual reality space can be used to bring spiritual concepts to life. This would be especially effective if used with immersive 3D technologies such as VR headsets that include audio. When we experience things ourselves, the natural inclination is to believe what we see. Thus, such experiences can help people accept things like the truth of miracles, the historical existence of Jesus, and the reality of the spiritual world. Also, creative visual effects can be used to further illustrate limitations of our natural senses and reasoning abilities.