Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Thailand’s government may be trying to outlaw religious tattoos, but this photo exhibit aims to show the art—and syncretism—behind Yantra tattooing. (Full Contact Enlightenment)
- Atheists put up a billboard that is terribly controversial in tone. Wait, no it isn’t. But that didn’t stop the media from blowing it out of proportion. (Friendly Atheist)
- What should Islam look like post-Arab Summer? These mystics say Sufism is a pretty good option. (Reuters)
- An iPhone app claiming to let you know with a swipe who’s Jewish has been yanked after cries of antisemitism. The ironic part? The app’s author is, well, Jewish. (CNN)
- The pros-and-cons of pick-and-mix spirituality. (Huffington Post)
- If you thought last week’s tale of Christian retail woe was bad, wait until you see what happens when the Beatles get involved. (Religion in American History)
- The New Apostolic Reformation doesn’t want to cooperate with Pagans. Or anyone else, for that matter. (The Wild Hunt)
- Is there a correlation between belief in ghosts, spirit possession, economic class, and secularization. Ok, that’s a big question, but here’s an insightful opinion. (Religion in American History)
- Should those with an occult-based spiritual practice describe what they do as magic when the term carries so much baggage? (Strategic Sorcery)
- The latest issue of western esoteric-themed academic journal Aries is out. (Heterodoxology)
- An interesting look at three experiential perspectives of initiation. (The Magickal Universe)
- Some areas of magic aren’t exactly bastions of femininity. For women in these groups, or any group for that matter, here’s some tips on how to get your voice heard. (Llewellyn Blog)
- Finally, The William Blake Lodge is holding their annual Massapalooza October 7th-9th in Baltimore, Maryland. Come for Gnostic Saint Jeopardy, stay for Pajama Mass! (William Blake Lodge)
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