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 gay marriage debate. (CNN)
- Archaeologists uncover buildings related to an ancient Yahweh cult, making it the earliest evidence on record. (Live Science)
- A quick look at monk and occultist Giordano Bruno. (Occult World)
- Was the Roman Empire responsible for the rise of the runic alphabet? (History of the Ancient World)
- Here’s one you probably haven’t considered: Satanic themes in Rosemary’s baby could be a metaphor for the control over women’s bodies. (Religion Dispatches)
- Those who follow minority religions may face courtroom prejudice. (The Wild Hunt)
- Do Gnostic ideas have their roots in Egyptian thought? (Supercede)
- I want to party here: Parisian nightclubs from the 1890’s whose elaborate decor echos both heavenly and the infernal. (io9 via @_alka)
- The reason why the moon, normally regarded as a symbol of water, is actually attributed to the element of air. (Nick Farrell)
- Finally, a woman who brought her car in for an oil change left with more than just a lube job when it was discovered someone had scrawled Satanic symbols on her car’s undercarriage. Police are making a list of potential evil-doers. Suspects include the Chicago Cubs and a Norwegian death metal band. (The Consumerist)
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