Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Notre Dame is replacing its out-of-tune bells, but folks want to know what will happen to the old ones. (Guardian)
- The Vatican compares gay marriage with polygamy. Other things the pope says he’ll compare gay marriage with: puppies, sunshine, and a magic bag of awesomeness. (HuffPo)
- The next battleground for religious rights is…a barbershop in Toronto. (CBC)
- Researchers discover that Hare Krishnas tend to jump to conclusions. (Epiphenom)
- A list of America’s most Buddhist cities. Oklahoma City? Who knew! (HuffPo)
- Some new theories on how the massive Angkor Wat temple was built. (Live Science)
- If religions want to grow, they best stop talking about theology and talk more about sex, specifically in that dirty voice that’s so damn hot. (Richard Price via @jgbell)
- A new book is out which surveys the landscape of modern magic. (CCSWE)
- Pagan author and feminist Patricia Monaghan passed away. (The Wild Hunt)
- The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, and the Hermetic Brotherhood of—wait—that last one should just read “the OTO.” (Occult Chicago)
- Hey paganism, why you gotta be so filled with white people? (Humanistic Paganism)
- The evolution of parapsychology and how “debunking” obfuscates the study of psychic phenomena. (The Eyeless Owl)
- Finally, a Florida woman’s breakfast is ruined by a haunted toaster which burns Satanic messages into bread slices. When asked why she doesn’t get rid of the possessed appliance, the woman replied, “When all is said and done, it makes good toast.” (Buzzfeed)
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