Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 31st, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Cash-strapped nuns in California are hella pissed at Katy Perry. (LA Times) But other nuns are bringing in the dough by selling cheesecakes. (Jezebel) NASA names Pluto’s regions after the Buddhist god of forgetfulness and—for real—Cthulhu, […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 24th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Pope Francis says Rome is falling. This is not a repeat from 476. (Reuters) Is Jazz symptomatic of the “spiritual but not religious” trend? (Religion Dispatches) Or maybe we can blame physics for a decline in […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 17th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Some people don’t believe in god. What’s up with that? (Salon) Buddhist meditation becomes secular digital therapy in the hands of techies. (New Yorker) The journal Aramaic Studies does a special issue on magic bowls. (Brill […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 10th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Episcopalians say yes to gay marriage. (Reuters) But Mormons say no way. (Reuters) Opponents of gay marriage use the Bible to justify their position, but what about the less palatable biblical injunctions on matrimony? (RawStory) Former […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 3rd, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. China is hella pissed at the Glastonbury Festival for inviting the Dalai Lama. (Reuters) But they say that some pilgrimages to Tibet may be ok. (Reuters) Ramadan is here; its female reciters are not. (RNS) Ancient […]