Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 24, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The most valuable items of the Ritman Library are showing up on the private market, including Ficino’s Corpus Hermeticum. That sound you hear? It’s the sound of hundreds of occultists emptying their piggybanks. (Heterodoxology) Does your […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 17, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Turns out religion may be much older than originally thought. The excavation of  Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has scholars re-thinking their ideas, not just about when belief arose, but also the trajectory of human civilization itself. […]

Cult, Cults and the Occult

When I tell people I’m interested in the field of western esotericism, they usually look at me blankly. (Really blankly. Since I’m a religious studies major, they expect me to aspire to the sisterhood.)  I then have to explain: I am interested in occult groups and mystical movements that use atypical means of contacting the […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Having your licence revoked is no match for God, or at least one man is hoping that’s the case. After Lynn Gustafson’s private zoo was shut down, he decided to partner with the almighty to beat […]