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: November 2nd, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Congratulations, Sweden, you now have your very own Stonehenge. Enjoy your subsequent drummer shortage. (Live Science) The Pope’s collection of Popemobiles goes on display. (Religion News Service) Muslims make a pilgrimage to the cave where the […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 12th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Canada axes all its non-Christian prison chaplains. If you keep this up, Canada, I swear I’m going to move to America. (CBC) While scholars argue about Jesus’ wife, women would like to remind you that it […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 28th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. By now you probably heard that Jesus was married, spent his weekends at Ikea. (Rogue Classicism) Ah, but scholars think the fragment is a fake. (NT Blog via Salainen Evankelista) But what’s so wrong with Jesus […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 15th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. As more clergy reject their faith, the former spiritual leaders turn to support groups to embrace their atheism. (CNN) You know that book written by nuns that the Vatican disapproved of? It’s now on the bestseller […]

Palmistry and the Kabbalah

When it comes to Jewish Kabbalah, many of us know of the tight restrictions placed on those who could study. Some schools require that one has to be 40 years of age and male in order to learn the secrets of Jewish mysticism. But there is yet another way medieval kabbalists sorted out the wheat […]

The Book of Splendor…Or Evil?

I mentioned recently that about doing some research into the Kabbalah, specifically its medieval origins. But what about its evil connections? Evil? What’s so evil about Jewish mysticism? (Ok, you readers are smart, so don’t answer that or you’ll spoil the joke.) Apparently, mysticism wasn’t just a topic of debate amongst medieval Jews, but according […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 13th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The U.S. Supreme court rules that the separation of church and state means those employed by religious institutions can’t sue their employers for discrimination. (Reuters) Social behaviour may be linked to dopamine receptors in the brain, […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 6th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Physicists say that the Higgs-boson, also known as the “God Particle,” has nothing to do with the big man upstairs. In other news, Leon M. Lederman is inconsolable; searching for new book titles. (Reuters) People responding […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: December 30th, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. It’s almost 2012, do you know where your Mayan apocalypse is? Probably not because it’s totally not gonna happen, say experts. (Reuters) The history of the King James Bible. (National Geographic) Were there angels in the […]