Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 14th, 2011
October 14, 2011
Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- The earliest surviving Christian inscription, dating from the 2nd century, is not only heretical, it also contains hints of paganism. (MSN)
- A Muslim comic which features Islamic superheroes is causing controversy in the U.S. (Religion News Service)
- Here’s why Mormonism keeps getting tagged with the “cult” moniker. (Religious Dispatches)
- Rabbi’s are questioning a Yom Kippur ritual in which Jewish adherents swing a chicken around their head before sacrificing it. Religious leaders say its animal cruelty and causes undue pain to the chicken. (HuffPo)
- Our ideas of ghosts and other things that go bump in the night may be learned. (Epiphenom)
- It’s that time of year where “real witches” are trotted out en masse for the media. Quench your curiosity and find out what Wiccans are up to in Ireland. (Irish Times)
- What else is going on in the land of green? Here’s a recap of the Feile Draiochta conference on magick and spirituality. (Standing at the Centre)
- The Tantric community responds to the raid on the Phoenix temple. (Donald Michael Kraig)
- Sherlock Holmes has a new tool in his crime solving cap: Aleister Crowley. (io9)
- Finally, if you find yourself in London, be sure to check out this collection of amulets from centuries past. (Reuters)
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