Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 24th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Kosher? There’s an app for that. (HuffPo) The pope’s decision to add 22 cardinals to the Vatican’s roster suggests he may be curtailing his role as God’s chief instrument. (NPR) Speaking of, the pontiff wants to […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 17th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Before the Dead Sea Scrolls became a thing, some scholars thought they were a hoax. (Salainen Evankelista) Did Jesus have more than 12 disciples? (Storied Theology) A shortage of priests has some Catholic church leaders suggesting […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 10th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A Rabbi who claimed to be the “Jewish Indiana Jones” admits the Torahs he passed off as lost artifacts were fakes. (MSNBC) There’s a culture clash in Brooklyn underway as hipster Jews move into neighborhoods that […]

The Book of Splendor…Or Evil?

I mentioned recently that about doing some research into the Kabbalah, specifically its medieval origins. But what about its evil connections? Evil? What’s so evil about Jewish mysticism? (Ok, you readers are smart, so don’t answer that or you’ll spoil the joke.) Apparently, mysticism wasn’t just a topic of debate amongst medieval Jews, but according […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 3rd, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam, but is exclusive to Muslims. However, one museum exhibit hopes to show non-Muslims what goes on in Mecca.  (Reuters) Young evangelicals are crazy about Christ, but […]