Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- I love all of the gadgets that make the sabbath easier for Jewish people. Here’s a kosher crosswalk in England that gets the nod from God. (CNN)
- Women may be moving higher up in Anglican Leadership as the Church of England considers letting women be bishops. (Reuters)
- Women Catholics, however, can’t catch a break.Two people were detained at the Vatican for attempting to present a petition demanding women’s ordination. (Reuters)
- W. Scott Poole says academics should be studying zombies and monsters under the Religious Studies Banner. In other news, Big Foot seen registering for tax-exempt status. (Religion in American History)
- The American Council of Witches is back and Jason Pitzl-Waters has an interview with one of the newly-reformed group’s members. (The Wild Hunt)
- The Casebooks Project is putting the records of Simon Forman, one of Queen Elizabeth’s medical consultants, on the internet. Also, these are no ordinary medical records, they contain detailed horoscopes and astrological diagnoses. (Casebooks Project via Mystic Medusa)
- Here’s an upcoming conference on Esoteric Traditions in the Ancient and Modern World. The conference will focus on Hermeticism, the mysteries, and other streams of thought centered in antiquity. Also, it takes place in Egypt. Only chocolate and puppies could make this conference better. (CCWE)
- Here’s a conference on Freemasonry. It takes place in Finland. Sorry Finland, if I knew you better, I’d say something nice about you, too. (CCWE)
- Speaking of Freemasonry, did you know the Craft is actively recruiting younger members? Hey guys, what about letting women join? (WSJ via Augoeides)
- As books move to the digital format, pagan authors are fighting to retain the rights to their out-of-print works. (The Wild Hunt)
- If your daily magickal ritual is getting ho-hum boring, here’s some tips to put some zing back in your routine. (Scholar)
- Finally, those with faith are proving they can laugh by bringing jokes about religion to the comedy stage. I assume the third Rabbi ducks. (Tuscon Citizen)
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