Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Review: Rethinking Gnosticism

If one word could sum up the last few months of my life it would be this one: Gnosticism. (Runner-up: WHARBLGARBL.) As part of my directed reading project, my supervisor has me putting together book reviews, both as a way … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 25th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Congratulations, Wicca. Your books are now in the religious section. (Llewellyn) The hottest job in America? Muslim Imams. (HuffPo) The Catholic … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Announcing The New NSEA Website: AncientEsotericism.org!

I am ridiculously beyond thrilled to announce the new website for the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA), AncientEsotericism.org! Pssst…NSEA is a thematic network of ESSWE. The website is designed as a one-stop resource for pretty much … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 11th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Will the real Joséphin Péladan stand up? (Peladan.org) Learn about the mandrake, the most magical root OF ALL TIME. (History of the … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: January 4th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Matisyahu talks about life after Hasidim. (CNN) A reporter reunites with the Scientology leader who allegedly poisoned his dog and everything … Continue reading

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