Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- English archaeologists dig up an altar to Jupiter. (BBC via @phoenixrediviva)
- And, oh yeah, some magical swords were found, too. (Boston Standard via @DanielHarms1)
- The historic first century Jewish revolt was actually a melee between a number of different groups in the Roman Empire. (History of the Ancient World)
- Think war is bad? Ancient Jews also had to deal with invisible demons. Damn. (Tablet via PaleoJudaica)
- Who built the Egyptian pyramids? For the love of SAOTU, please Freemasons, put down your hands already. (History of the Ancient World)
- Post-docs who specialize in all things Coptic may be interested in some research positions being offered by the University of Leipzig (Alin Suciu via PaleoJudaica)
- Scholars of the Dead Sea Scrolls may want to submit a paper for next year’s International Organization for Qumran Studies Conference in Munich.
- The word “guru” gets bandied around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? (rishikaXcult via @mrperegrin)
- Does Buddhist empathy go too far? (Killing the Buddha)
- Torontonians, mark your calendars—David Shoemaker is coming to town. (Temple of the Silver Star)
- Pagans who court the media have a few things to watch out for: Number one, the media. (The Magickal Universe)
- Psychics and other metaphysical practitioners will no longer be able to sell their services on eBay. (The Consumerist)
- Humanist pagans? In my ritual circle? It’s more likely than you think. (The Wild Hunt)
- John Michael Greer is editing the seventh edition of Israel Regardie’s classic The Golden Dawn and he needs some help. (The Hermetic Library)
- Finally, a “right to Pray” amendment makes school prayer perfectly legal in Missouri. So take heart, teenage Thelemites in the “Show Me State”; you can now perform your morning Resh during homeroom. But it’s perhaps best to leave the Mass of the Phoenix for at home, no? (Augoeides)
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