Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Scientists mix up their correlation with causation and say that things happen for a reason. (Epiphenom)
- We talked about the pope’s Latin school a few weeks ago, but grammar nerds will enjoy this article about the pontiff’s love of linguistics. (Reuters)
- There’s an organization for religion journalists. Which also means there are other persons in the world who know “pope” isn’t capitalized unless it’s used as a formal title before a name. This is what it feels like when doves cry! (IARJ via Religion in American History)
- Timo S. Paananen reviews some books on religion in late antiquity. (Salainen Evankelista)
- Another review, this one of the Mapping the Occult City conference. (The Wild Hunt)
- The University of Amsterdam’s Department of Humanities is looking for some good PhD candidates. (Heterodoxology)
- Maybe you already have your PhD? Then consider heading over to Toronto for this juicy post-doc in Jewish Studies. (PaleoJudaica)
- Freemasonry: Come for the moral excellence, stay for the institutional misogyny. (Skeptic Freemason)
- Do you blush at fluffy bunny, Renaissance fair hooby-glooby? Then maybe you’re embarrassed to be Pagan. (The Allergic Pagan)
- When it comes to occult power, one blogger suggests that obscure, ancient languages have lost their, uh, magic. (Gleaming from the Golden Dawn)
- The same goes for Secret Chiefs. (Postmodern Magic)
- So if everything is full of, well, nothing, how should pagans view their myths? (Humanistic Paganism)
- Finally, those looking to keep the fire burning in your relationship might consider turning to magic. After all, what’s more romantic than whispering obscure, ancient sweet nothings about non-existent Secret Chiefs in your loved one’s ear while dressed up as a wench from the 16th century? Nothing. (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
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