Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 14th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. This will be the last MMM for the season. I hope you have enjoyed the (albeit brief) return of Invocatio’s link round-up! The LDS church has released pictures of the seer stone which helped Joseph Smith reveal […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 7th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Millenials are leaving the Catholic Church for Coachella and Tinder. (Salon) An Australian sociologist wants to study Canadians who’ve converted to Islam. (CBC) The Religion Beat podcast tackles Islamophobia in American politics. (Religion Beat) And ISIS […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 31st, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Cash-strapped nuns in California are hella pissed at Katy Perry. (LA Times) But other nuns are bringing in the dough by selling cheesecakes. (Jezebel) NASA names Pluto’s regions after the Buddhist god of forgetfulness and—for real—Cthulhu, […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 24th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Pope Francis says Rome is falling. This is not a repeat from 476. (Reuters) Is Jazz symptomatic of the “spiritual but not religious” trend? (Religion Dispatches) Or maybe we can blame physics for a decline in […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 17th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Some people don’t believe in god. What’s up with that? (Salon) Buddhist meditation becomes secular digital therapy in the hands of techies. (New Yorker) The journal Aramaic Studies does a special issue on magic bowls. (Brill […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 10th, 2015

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 […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 3rd, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. China is hella pissed at the Glastonbury Festival for inviting the Dalai Lama. (Reuters) But they say that some pilgrimages to Tibet may be ok. (Reuters) Ramadan is here; its female reciters are not. (RNS) Ancient […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 26th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The first seal of the apocalypse breaks as Buddhist monks knife each other on the streets of Oakland. (SFGate) A novice Halal butcher finds out that Ramadan is a pretty busy time of year. (Calgary Herald) […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 19th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Pope Francis says that Catholics need to be less focused on miraculous holy sites. (Reuters) The Vatican’s latest guidebook is in Arabic. The guidebook contains info on numerous miraculous holy sites that Pope Francis thinks you […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 12th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The US supreme Court tells Abercrombie & Fitch they have to accommodate employees who wear religious headgear. (New Yorker) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote an essay about Shloshim, the Jewish period of mourning. Here’s a quick […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 5th, 2015

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Philistines may have used psychedelics in their religious rituals, enjoyed wicked awesome drum circles. (Times of Israel via PaleoJudaica) As Palmyra is invaded by ISIS, a look at threatened World Heritage Sites. (Economist) Buddhists have a […]