Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
With Halloween around the corner, enjoy this collection of spooky-wooky links!
- Ah, the reason for the season: What Halloween is really about. (Independent Mail)
- Is Halloween a pagan holiday or is it secularized? The inappropriately-dressed sexy witch in me says both. (The Wild Hunt)
- Ghost stories from the ancient world. (Rogue Classicism)
- It wouldn’t be Halloween without mentioning Salem, Massachusetts. (Sun Chronicle)
- Not so fast! This woman says you should also remember the suffering caused by the Salem Witch Trials. (Metrowest Daily News)
- The Bell Witch, who tormented a Tennessee family with poltergeist activity, has a new headstone. (WLOX)
- If you have difficulty taking off your witch costume on Monday, why not keep it on? Apparently, there’s a shortage of teachers and Wicca needs a few good cauldron bubblers to educate the hordes. (PR Web)
- Crypts and catacombs have bones, bones, and more bones. (National Geographic)
- The veil this time of year is thinner for some than others: Jimmy Page’s childhood friend, and Boleskine’s caretaker, moved to the great beyond this week. (Daily Record)
- Maybe we can contact the newly deceased during the world’s largest Ouija board séance. (Easier Technology)
- This needs no explanation: 31 Days of Halloween Kitties. (Gleamings from the Golden Dawn)
- Need some tunes for your Devil’s Night shindig? The AV Club has a list of Samhain Sabbath jams here. (AV Club Chicago)
And finally, The Monster Mash!!!
Photo via Pedro J. Ferreira.