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: October 4th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Stonehenge is getting a visitor’s centre. It will include a museum and several fire extinguishers. (BBC) People can’t get enough of the apocalypse. (NYT) The initiation ceremonies of the Samburu, a Kenyan tribe that’s protecting their […]

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 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: September 6th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Evangelicals think the crisis in Syria means the end times are totally coming. (Time) Churches find their biggest adversary isn’t the devil, it’s the internet. (Salt Lake Gazette via @SheldonKent) Do religious texts make people more […]

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: August 30th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. One rabbi says Hassidic Jews need to be kinder to animals. (HuffPo) There is now a hook-up site for Christian swingers who want to find a  third partner  for their unholy trinity. (Jezebel) What’s up with […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 16th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Orthodox Jews get an American-Idol style television show where contestants sing stories from the Talmud and maybe a little Streisand. (Tablet) Are test-tube burgers kosher? (Reuters) See Rome through Michelangelo’s eyes. FYI: Lots of church stuff. […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 2nd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The pope says gays are fabulous. (AP) Millennials are breaking up with the church, presumably by text or snapchat. (CNN) Can’t sleep? Blame the moon. (Live Science) Elephants get painted all fancy for the Hindu festival […]

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) […]