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. (National Geographic)
  • Elesha Coffman of Waynesburg University asks a very important question: Should religion scholars read the Bible? Apparently, this is a hot button issue amongst scholars of religion, many of which—gasp!— don’t know their Deuteronomy from their duodenum. (Religion in American History)
  • Tabatha Cicero breaks down the process of Osirification and how it relates to balancing the elements within the initiate to achieve self-realization.  (The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn)
  • Who needs self realization when you can have cold, hard cash!  These pastors in Nigeria, earn a salary that’s as high as the heavens. How high? Try in the multi-million dollar range. Damn. (Boing Boing)
  • Damon Albarn of Blur plans to set the life of Elizabethan court astrologer and Enochian seer John Dee to music. Opera music to be specific. I’m trying to think of a funny quip about Edward Kelley/wife swapping and keep coming up blank. Insert your own jab here.  (Sol Ascendans)
  • In other musical news, The Book of Mormon, a play produced by South Park’s Trey Parker, won nine Tony Awards. Choda Boy was unavailable for comment. (Salt Lake Tribune)

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