Category Archives: Feminist Theory

The Misfortunes That Befall Men Who Sleep With Goddesses

Sex. Birds do it. Bees do it. Some claim it’s a biological imperative, or that it should only take place in certain contexts (between a woman and a man, or within the bounds of marriage, or if you are in … Continue reading

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I Like Big Butts: On The Ideal Woman in Antiquity

We’ve discussed some constructions of women in antiquity previously on the blog. Specifically, we looked at how Platonic, Hermetic, Gnostic, and even Kabbalistic texts painted a picture of womanhood that was far from complimentary. Given this dicey outlook on femininity, … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 27th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Can  Mormonism bridge the divide between Christianity and the occult? (OUP via @t3dy) Holy water in Austria is unsafe to drink … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 13th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Happy birthday, Ganesh! (HuffPo) India fights domestic assaults with a campaign of abused goddesses. (Buzzfeed) What’s religion have to do with … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 9th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The new generation of British crop circles ain’t got no game. (Daily Mail via Letter from Hardscrabble Creek) Syrian Muslims ban … Continue reading

Posted in Alchemy, Ancient, Christianity, Feminist Theory, Gnosticism, Judaism, Kabbalah, Wicca/Pagan | 1 Comment

Lady Theurgists

It’s hard to come by voices of women in antiquity. It would be enough to ask “Where are the women” for most ancient matters, but what about those who engaged in esoteric practices? Did they exist? Surprisingly, though we know … Continue reading

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ESSWE4: Day 3

Dear readers, on the third day The Husband borrowed the camera to take pictures of boats. This means that the many of the images here were taken with my tablet. As such, the greased-up lens may make it impossible for … Continue reading

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