Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 26th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Please enjoy this special Halloween edition. Ancient Roman rulers were frequently made into gods after death, except Claudius, who became a pumpkin. (About.com via Rogue Classicism) Pagans looking to take Halloween off as a religious holiday […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 19th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Kateri Tekakwitha is the Catholic Church’s first First Nations saint. (CBC) Meanwhile, Catholics still don’t understand what the deal was with Vatican II: Electric Boogaloo. (Reuters) One scholar gets in trouble for writing a story for […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 12th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Canada axes all its non-Christian prison chaplains. If you keep this up, Canada, I swear I’m going to move to America. (CBC) While scholars argue about Jesus’ wife, women would like to remind you that it […]

Porphyry: Ancient Philosopher, Modern Perspective on Magic and Religion

Some modern theories on religion and magic posit that these are not objective phenomena. Rather, any occurrences generated through the use of ritual are actually the result of a change in the practitioner’s psychological state. This psychologicalization model suggests that ritual action changes one’s gestalt and thus ideated outcomes become a confirmation of reality. Similar […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 5th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Origen was on a mission to neutralize the eroticism of the Song of Songs, but in the process made god deliciously sexy. (Antiquitopia). Like mushroom delicious? Not quite. But one academic killed his career by suggesting […]