Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Will the real Joséphin Péladan stand up? (Peladan.org)
- Learn about the mandrake, the most magical root OF ALL TIME. (History of the Ancient World)
- Rick Rubin fights for his right…to sit in full-lotus for hours on end uninterrupted. (The Worst Horse)
- The Anglican church says priests in same-sex relationships can be bishops—as long as they never, ever have sex. (CNN)
- The article on the controversial “Jesus’ Wife” fragment is delayed by testing undertaken by the completely non-biased party of the original owner. (PaleoJudaica)
- Last week we mentioned the value of a religious studies degree, but what about those in classics? (History of the Ancient World)
- Dan Harms’ maps out archaeological locations of witch bottles. (The Google via Dan Harms)
- Is skepticism the key to maintaining the sanity in one’s magickal practice? (Witch of Forest Grove via @Scarlet Imprint)
- The history of astrology presumes you will meet a tall, dark stranger in the agora. (The Oxford Astrologer via @mysticmedusa)
- God or man? Untangling the myth of Loki. (Norse Mythology Blog)
- How the Satanic Panic of the 1980’s influenced Neo-Paganism. (The Wild Hunt)
- Here’s a drink you won’t find at your local pub: Aleister Crowley’s laudanum martini. (NPR)
- Finally, a British woman claims to be in love with a 3ft statue of Adonis, but says she won’t commit because she really has her eye on Michelangelo’s David. Upon hearing this, Adonis changed his Facebook status to “it’s complicated” and drunk dialed his ex-girlfriend, the Venus de Milo. Actually, he totally didn’t do this because HE’S A STATUE, for crying out loud. (The Sun via Classical Archaeology News)
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