Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Last week we mentioned a dearth of Atheists in society. If you’re godless and feeling alone, perhaps you can consult this Periodic Table which lists some of the more notable atheists in history. (Ungodly News)
- Language software is helping researchers figure out who wrote the bible. Hint: It wasn’t Moses. (Huffington Post)
- Forget world peace, the Dalai Lama is having a hard enough time trying to coordinate his retirement. Maybe Avalokiteshvara can help him out. Oh, wait… (Mercury News)
- New Age guru James Ray was found guilty of negligent homicide, after his sweat lodge retreat killed three people. Native Americans say he’s got a lot of bad karma on his hands. (CNN)
- The Netherlands outlawed Jewish and Muslim slaughtering practices on grounds that it’s inhumane to animals. Once again, the Dutch are at the forefront of negotiating religious rights and secular interests. (CNN)
- Also jumping into the fray is San Fransisco, whose ballot initiative to outlaw circumcision is being challenged by an alliance of Jews and Muslims. (Mercury News)
- Oh, oh, oh! Magick in Theory and Practice is back in print! (Amazon)
- Move over Morton Smith, there’s a new magical Jesus in town! Epiphenom has an interview with the author of Jesus Potter Christ, who likens the Son of God to Harry Potter. Expelliarmus! (Epiphenom)
- Ever wonder about the connections between the Hermetica and the Golden Dawn Neophyte ceremony? Here’s something to consider. (Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Blog)
- Sekhet-Maat Lodge says thank you for your help, literally. (T.E. Apollonius)
- And finally, the ten coolest witches in pop culture. I think I prefer Paste’s list. How about you? (Flavorwire)
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