NSEA Panels at the 6th International ESSWE Conference

(This post is partially cross-posted from ancientesotericism.org.) The preliminary schedule for the 6th International ESSWE Conference in Erfurt is out! I am happy to report that the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity has two panels scheduled, both on the first day of the conference (Thursday, June 1st). I will be speaking about […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 11th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The Amish say “no” to Obamacare, electricity, cars, shaving and pretty much everything else. Beards are still alright. (Reuters) This restaurant’s dinner menu has psychic readings on it. Spoiler: That tall dark stranger is probably just […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 20th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Theologians just can’t quit Pope Benedict. (Reuters) But like a honey badger, Pope Francis don’t care because—Bam!—he has the keys to the Popemobile, so suck on that. (Reuters) Need an excuse to get out of that […]

York Christian Apocrypha Symposium: Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier

Forbidden biblical texts, despite their off-limit status, have quite the following. In fact, scholars have been dissecting the Christian apocrypha for decades, grappling with their meaning both for the historical formation of Christianity, as well as what they say about early Christian beliefs. York University hosts a conference on these outlaw books at the end […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 17th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Pope Francis goes nuts and starts making saints like crazy. (Guardian) Ever wonder why Jews can’t eat cheeseburgers? Try Paganism. (The Jewish Press) But you know what’s not Pagan? The magic word abracadabra. (Haaretz) With their […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: April 26th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Congratulations, Jewish peeps, you are the best tippers. (Epiphenom) Damn, Jesus. Why you gotta be so white? (Aeon) The Vatican is keeping a close eye on those rebel nuns. (NPR) Scholars are still decoding the Voynich […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: December 28th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Allegations of forgery and slander are at the center of a lawsuit launched by the Naked Archaeologist. Clothed archaeologists are not pleased. (Portable Antiquity Collecting via Rogue Classiscism) England says Scientology chapels are not religious enough […]