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 27th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Can  Mormonism bridge the divide between Christianity and the occult? (OUP via @t3dy) Holy water in Austria is unsafe to drink for people, vampires. (Reuters) German churches are sermonizing the sexy parts of the Bible. (HuffPo) […]

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 […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 13th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Happy birthday, Ganesh! (HuffPo) India fights domestic assaults with a campaign of abused goddesses. (Buzzfeed) What’s religion have to do with the conflict in Syria? (BBC) Why not shake up your high holy days with some […]

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 […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 28th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Archaeologists have uncovered a Byzantine church in Jordan. (Ammon) Yay: Three Orthodox women are set to become clergy members. Boo: They still can’t be Rabbis. (Tablet) Bringing Goddess spirituality beyond second-wave feminism may mean some changes […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 7th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The world’s oldest complete Torah has been found. Archaeologists say it was in the last place they looked. (BuzzFeed) A coalition of North American Jewish groups believe women should be able to pray at the Western […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 31st, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The pope says well-intentioned atheists can get into heaven, but the Vatican begs to differ. (Irish Central via @Temmu Taira) California puts yoga on trial. (Fox via @Religion Dispatches) What are scientists believing in these days? […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 24th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Saudi Arabia says the road to Hell is paved with Twitter. (NPR) Why doesn’t God live on a cloud anymore? (BBC) The Mormons are pretty keen to preserve their architectural history. Case in point, this floating […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 10th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. London Jews have a hotline they can call when they see someone dressed immodestly, eating a cheeseburger. (Jezebel) Take my husband—please? Muslim women find freedom in polygamy. (New Statesman) Another thing women are finding freedom in […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 3rd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Taiwan held its first same-sex Buddhist marriage. Giggity. (CNN) How do leaders of different faiths define religion? (Ottawa Citizen) Catholics claim Jesus was a hipster, was into Christianity before everyone else. (CNN) Martine Batchelor recounts her […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: April 5th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Half of all Christians think Jesus is coming back, so start looking busy. (Salon) Some Nichiren Buddhists die while training for the priesthood, but this man lived to tell the tale of his 100-day endurance test. […]