Monthly Archives: January 2012

Female Agency in the Kabbalah

I don’t think it’s too big of a generalization to say that Judaism mostly conceives as divinity as male in nature. The liturgical language alone suggests that God is a male deity, rather than a female goddess. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 27th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. While it’s a slam-dunk that the devout prefer religious political leaders, it turns out they don’t really care which faith said … Continue reading

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Invocatio on the Loyal Opposition to Modernity Blog!

When Skepoet of The Loyal Opposition to Modernity blog contacted me regarding an interview, I immediately provided him with the names of real scholars in the field of Western Esotericism to speak with. After all, I’m just an undergraduate student … Continue reading

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Demons in the Academy at the AAR

A couple of months ago, the American Academy of Religion (AAR) held its annual conference. This is like the Oscars of the academic world if you are a religion scholar, and it is a week of non-stop lectures, idea-sharing, and … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 20th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Defining Biblical Israel. (HuffPo) The carbon load of butter candles has led one company to come up with an electric alternative … Continue reading

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Paper: Mysticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The essay assignment for my Dead Sea Scrolls course was to pick an area of controversy, examine the debate, and come to a conclusion based on my research. While pretty much everything related to the Scrolls is controversial, I chose … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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