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) […]

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 23rd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A Creationist puts on his wizard hat, argues for the existence of dragons. (Jezebel) Jewish palm reading, or chiromancy if you want to be, uh, fancy. (PaleoJudaica) Russia is cracking down on Pastafarians. Pizzafarians are still […]

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: 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: 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: February 15th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The pope resigns, citing health reasons for the decision. This has nothing at all to do with the multiple scandals the Catholic church has been facing. (NYT) The Anglican church says women priests can attend some […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 18th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Gurus everywhere descend on India for the Kumbh Mela. (BBC) A high school student who refused to carry a chip ID based on religious grounds looses her battle, has immanetized the eschaton. (BBC via @PaulToner) Did […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: December 14th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Real Mayans are pushed out of the way as tourists flock to Mesoamerican archaeological sites in anticipation of the Mayan apocalypse. (The Wild Hunt) Meanwhile, others stock up on survival gear and build bomb shelters because […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: December 7th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The Vatican has established an “exorcism hotline” that you can call for all your demonic possession concerns. (The Independent via @PaulToner) Bristol University’s Christian Union says women can’t speak at their meetings unless their husband is […]