Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- The science behind Tibetan singing bowls. (BBC)
- What do religious experiences look like…to the brain? This NPR feature looks at the brain chemistry of God and spiritual experiences. (NPR)
- Similarly, Shambhala Sun looks at the effects of meditation on that big grey goop between your ears. (Shambhala Sun)
- The Malaysian government says religion is not a choice and forbade this woman from renouncing Islam in favour of the so-called “teapot cult.” (BBC)
- When putting together the Golden Dawn rituals, Israel Regardie might have left some things out. Great, something new for magicians to argue about. (Nick Farrell)
- Lon Milo DuQuette talks about writing a fictional account of Aleister Crowley’s splintering effect on the Golden Dawn. It’s safe to assume the protagonist is not Mathers. (Wild Hunt)
- Ah, the number seven. We’ll be revisiting more of its esoteric meanings soon. In the meantime, here’s another perspective on this magic number. (HOGD)
- J.K. Rowling knew a thing or two about alchemy before writing Harry Potter. Part I here. Part II here. (Religion Nerd)
- Finally, you too can get a Buddhist name without having to take those pesky precepts. All it takes is the internet and this handy Buddhist name generator. (via Worst Horse)
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