Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Mitt Romney isn’t the first Mormon to run for president, that honour goes to LDS founder Joseph Smith, who was assassinated en route to the Oval Office. (Religion News Service)
- Not only are presidential candidates Mormon, so are rock stars. (Religion in American History)
- Feminist icon Gloria Steinem comes out as a Pagan. (The Wild Hunt)
- The secrets of secret societies are not so secret thanks to translation software that can break cipher codes. (Daily Mail)
- That “occult blind” you can’t figure out may not be intentional, it just may be a mistake. (Gleamings from the Golden Dawn)
- We can chalk up one such “occult mistake” to Golden Dawn founder William Wynn Wescott, who didn’t know enough German to make clear that the mysterious Fraulein Sprengel wasn’t a dude. (Heterodoxology)
- Speaking of secrets and the Golden Dawn, don’t you want to know what S.L. MacGregor Mathers’ last secret was? (Nick Farrell)
- Here’s a film that uses a Thelemic magical order as the main centerpiece. (Film Threat)
- Thinking of joining a magical order? A few things to keep in mind. (The Magickal Universe)
- And…some tips for joining a coven. (American Folkloric Witchcraft)
- Here’s a bit about the man who invented rocket fuel and why Jack Parsons’ work is important today. (Scarlet Imprint)
- Occult malcontent Keith418 discusses the intersection of social class and Thelema. (Left Turn at the Crossroads of Critical Thinking)
- Did you miss the Aleister Crowley presidential debate? Never fear! You can watch the proceedings online thanks to the magic of technology. (Boston Phoenix)
- Finally, if you’re in Toronto, stop by the Hermit’s Lamp which features an exhibit on the art of the tarot. (Blog TO)
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