Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 29, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Egil Asprem discusses the Norway bomber, Freemasonry, and the link between western esotericism and politics. (Heterodoxology) The United Nations hopes that … Continue reading

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Rome Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, for short) recently opened a new gallery dedicated to ancient Rome. This gallery features artifacts from Etruria, Celtic Rome, Egypt and Byzantium. I was really excited about this new addition and recently had the chance … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 22, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The science behind Tibetan singing bowls. (BBC) What do religious experiences look like…to the brain? This NPR feature looks at the … Continue reading

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Is Choosing Religion a Modern Phenomenon?

One of the things we discuss a lot in my sociology of religion class is the changing nature of religion in modern society. There are a whole host of notions that are associated with this idea of “the modern,” not … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 15, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Last week we mentioned a dearth of Atheists in society. If you’re godless and feeling alone, perhaps you can consult this … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Aleister Crowley Remains Relevant

Aleister Crowley comes up in this blog quite frequently. It’s not because I’m a Thelemite or a die-hard Crowley follower, rather Crowley is at the center of—and has shaped—a magical epoch that both represents early modern occultism and today’s magical … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 8, 2011

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Sekhet-Maat Lodge was hit by arsonists, causing $6000 worth of damage to the lodge’s property and its contents. Compassion may be … Continue reading

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