Category Archives: mysticism

Iamblichus, Orientalism and Peer Review

The latest issue of the Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies was released this week. Quick scale-up: The Pomegranate is a peer-review academic journal, and features articles by scholars who study paganism and esotericism. It is one of the … 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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Afterlives of the Apocrypha

What: “The Afterlives of Christian Apocrypha” (Lecture by Annette Yoshiko Reed) Where: Vanier College, York University When: Friday, September 27th, 2013 Time: 8:00 – 9:30pm Cost: Free Website: York Christian Apocrypha Symposium Many of you already know about the Forbidden … Continue reading

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York Christian Apocrypha Symposium: Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier

Forbidden biblical texts, despite their off-limit status, have quite the following. In fact, scholars have been dissecting the Christian apocrypha for decades, grappling with their meaning both for the historical formation of Christianity, as well as what they say about … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 23rd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A Creationist puts on his wizard hat, argues for the existence of dragons. (Jezebel) Jewish palm reading, or chiromancy if you … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: June 28th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Archaeologists have uncovered a Byzantine church in Jordan. (Ammon) Yay: Three Orthodox women are set to become clergy members. Boo: They … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 24th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Saudi Arabia says the road to Hell is paved with Twitter. (NPR) Why doesn’t God live on a cloud anymore? (BBC) … Continue reading

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