Palmistry and the Kabbalah

When it comes to Jewish Kabbalah, many of us know of the tight restrictions placed on those who could study. Some schools require that one has to be 40 years of age and male in order to learn the secrets of Jewish mysticism. But there is yet another way medieval kabbalists sorted out the wheat […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 18th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A U.S. court rules that it’s not unconstitutional to put kosher labeling on food products, though critics say there’s no standard in what’s considered, um, kosher. (Reuters) Stephen Prothero examines at  the biblical arguments surrounding the […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 11th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Buddhists hope to gain converts by dropping some heavy beats on the dance floor. (Shambhala Sun) When European churches shut their doors, what happens to all the art inside? (Reuters) On average, 15% of people believe […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 4th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Native American rituals may be compromised by the lack of eagle carcasses available for ceremonies. (Reuters) Oh snap! China raises the profile of the Panchen Lama, their version of the Dalai Lama, to the consternation of […]