Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Four myths about the Book of Revelation. (CNN)
- Elaborate costumes and masks help some curry favour from the spirit world. (National Geographic)
- The sensory experience in this ancient Jewish text has led some to consider its erotic dimensions. (Antiquitopia via PaleoJudaica)
- Rumour has it that Jesus spent some time in Hell before his resurrection thing, but scholars say it probably didn’t happen. (RNS)
- The U.S. Military’s Pagan Circle comes under scrutiny, but how expensive is it really? (The Wild Hunt)
- While French politicians try to ban halal goods, the nation’s market for Muslim-friendly food continues to grow. (Reuters)
- Some tips for journalists on how to properly report on the occult. (Poynter)
- Frater Puck interviews E.G.C. Priestess Cathryn Orchard on the latest episode of the Thelema Now! podcast. (USGL)
- An interesting look at why Pagan stores fail. (Witchvox via Pagan News)
- Nick Farrell asks why so many occultists are poor despite, you know, magic. (Nick Farrell)
- Maybe occultists are poor because they spend all their money on books. In related news, the 2012 Esoteric Book Conference is a go. (EBC)
- Finally, for those who have wondered at how yacht-rockers Hall & Oates could have ever topped the charts, some suggest Daryl Hall’s affinity for Thelema is to blame for the duo’s success. Still no excuse for Air Supply. (Chicagoist)
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