Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 13th, 2012
January 13, 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 employers for discrimination. (Reuters)
- Social behaviour may be linked to dopamine receptors in the brain, genetics—and our exposure to religious messages. (Epiphenom)
- Similarly, incense has been found to have psychoactive properties. Particularly, it can ease depression. (Science Daily via @nmilluminati)
- A nice photo gallery of snake handlers from the 1940’s. (Life)
- The Dalai Lama says he might reincarnate as a woman. (Shambhala Sun)
- The Koran suggests that Muslim men and women dress modestly, but what does nail-polish have to do with it? (Guardian)
- If public schools hand out Bibles, surely other religious texts will also be distributed, right? As one pagan family found out, not so much. (The Wild Hunt)
- The connection between Hindu Advaita Vedanta philosophy and Kabbalah. (Talking About Ritual Magick)
- The Egyptian mythology behnd scarabs . (The Haunted Shoreline)
- If you want to understand the Golden Dawn’s Cipher Manuscript, here’s a primer on the secret blueprint. (Gleamings from the Golden Dawn)
- Finally, friendly bets between city mayors is nothing new, but after the Steeler’s lost to the Broncos in overtime, Pittsburgh’s mayor ate crow by Tebowing in a Denver Jersey. (CNN)
Photo by AMagill.