Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Forget Spain, the problem with the Eurozone is religion. (BBC)
- The Olympics are taking place during Ramadan. Does that mean Muslim athletes have to fast? (NPR)
- One Olympian says God is his coach, also that God is way nicer than Béla Károlyi. (CNN)
- When confronted with death (or Béla Károlyi!), people tend to get religious. (Epiphenom)
- Lapham’s Quarterly has an entire issue dedicated to witchcraft. Needless to say, it has too many good things to mention them all here. (Lapham’s Quarterly via @PhoenixRediviva)
- Jim Davila gives some insight on Enoch and John Dee. (PaleoJudaica)
- Oxford University is hosting a workshop on understanding Jewish historian Josephus. (PaleoJudaica)
- Chicago Peeps: Don’t miss these lectures on ancient curse tablets. (Occult Chicago)
- Unity is one similarity between Neoplatonic and Kabbalistic thought. (Academy of Neoplatonism via @teapollonius)
- Did you know UCLA used to have a parapsychology lab? (Ghost Theory via @davidbmetcalfe)
- Should Pagans get upset when their practices are adopted by mainstream religions? (Pantheon)
- The artwork of Aleister Crowley is on display in Australia. If you can’t personally attend, here’s an article summing up the exhibition. (The West Australian)
- Art wasn’t all Crowley did; he also inspired a James Bond villain. (This is South Devon)
- Finally, though there are many interpretations of what it means to live a religious life, it’s pretty clear what it means to totally suck at your faith. The link is worth a click just to see Hasidim pummel non-believers with the Torah. (The Oatmeal)
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