Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- A new Talmud app is only available on the iPad, much to the consternation of Orthodox Jews who have a fraught relationship with the internet. (PaleoJudaica)
- The New Yorker takes a look at Mormonism, and yes, there’s a nonsensical accompanying cartoon. (New Yorker via Religion in American History)
- This should end well: One scholar sets out to correct all the mistakes in the Hebrew Bible. (Toronto Star)
- Christian bookstores put the screws to authors who use controversial words like “kick ass” and “vagina.” (Religious Dispatches)
- But “whore” is alright, especially if you’re the Bible. (Experimental Theology via @sexdeathrebirth)
- Folks in mainstream religions get cut more slack than those in minority faiths. (Current via The Wild Hunt)
- Similarly, Jason Pitzl-Waters discusses the challenges of advocacy journalism and Paganism. (The Wild Hunt)
- Nine unbelievable sacred sites. (Discovery via Blue Flame Magick)
- Islamic fasts have three levels, one of which is esoteric. (Ismā‘īlī Gnosis)
- Is Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure a modern re-telling of the Tarot? Well sure, I guess certain questions get answered and others spring up, like a cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting. (KylebStiff via Gala Darling)
- This paper from the Whare-Ra lodge is a Theosophical how-to guide for meditation. (Nick Farrell)
- Creating new habits, like magick, requires a strong foundation of steady work. (The Pagan Perspective)
- But can one use “meaningful coincidences” to assess their magickal progress? (The Magickal Universe)
- Finally, we talk a lot about digitizing holy texts, but something tells me that those on their last legs might prefer Thoth’s version of the Egyptian Book of the Dead to one read by Siri. On the upside, iHearts weigh virtually nothing. (Electric Sheep Comix Via @mrperegrin )
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