My Second (Kinda Third) Academic Award!

The 2012-2013 school year was tough-tough-tough. I worked really, really hard to the point where everything that wasn’t course-related (including sleep) was demoted to second-class status. It wasn’t pretty. In fact, if rocking back and forth in the fetal position while clutching a copy of Iamblichus’ On The Mysteries isn’t the sign of a nervous […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 26th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Evangelicals say married people have the best sex ever, have obviously never been married. (Religion Dispatches) Ladies are too busy buying pink stuff to care about Atheism. (Salon) Should religious leaders be allowed to unionize? (Economist) […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 19th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The UN learns that the Vatican’s autonomous statehood makes it tough to regulate. (The Economist) A high-ranking Scientologist leaves the church over its stance on gay marriage. (The New Yorker) Ten things to know about Ramadan. […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 12th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Move over Jesus, Superman is a way better Jewish messiah than you. (Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism) Seven ways to tell if you’re part of a gay-friendly congregation. (Religion Dispatches) Is Christian millenarianism responsible for climate […]

ESSWE4: Day 1

Today, I am going to give you a play-by play run-down of a typical day at ESSWE4 to set the scene and establish what the conference schedule is like. For the other days, we’ll just hit the highlights. Capice? Let us forge ahead! ESSWE4 was my first major conference and I wasn’t sure what to […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 5th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A California judge says yoga isn’t necessarily religious. Namaste. (Reuters) Christians who tweet are happier than their atheist counterparts; still no match for sassy occultists. (CNN) Check out these high-rolling Buddhist monks who fly in private […]