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 U.S. President George W. Bush gave the Dalai Lama a portrait, which he painted himself. (Lion’s Roar)
- Meditation may help some persons cope with traumatic events, like receiving a painting from George W. Bush. (Taylor and Francis via @FullContactTMcG)
- Indiana gets a Cannabis Church. Guess what their holy sacrament is. (Mashable via @marcusgilmer)
- And Toronto holds an anti-Scientology convention. (Vice)
- This catalogue of Byzantine seals sheds light on the inner workings of the empire. (Dumbarton Oaks via @SarahEBond)
- What’s up with Giordano Bruno’s metaphysics? (Henadology)
- One Salem resident considers the city’s dependence on occult tourism. (AV Club)
- This week in Satanic Temple News: A legal victory compels The Temple to abandon plans for an Oklahoma Baphoment statue. (TPM)
- Finally, while renovating their Jerusalem home, one couple discovered an ancient mikvah below their living room. Homeowner Tal Shimshomi says that the finding, which has been validated by the Israeli Antiquitites Authority, is cool and all but totally ruins his awesome man-cave plans and now he’ll be forced to hang out with his buddies in the garage. (RNS)
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