Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- The Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam, but is exclusive to Muslims. However, one museum exhibit hopes to show non-Muslims what goes on in Mecca. (Reuters)
- Young evangelicals are crazy about Christ, but not so smitten with organized religion. (Religion Dispatches)
- One of the few inscriptions about King Nebuchadnezzar II references a tower he dedicated to the Sumerian god Marduk. (Live Science)
- The Gospel of Judas wasn’t actually written by Judas, but some say it wasn’t written by 2nd century Gnostics either. (Apocryphicity)
- Forget Paris in the Spring time, Italy in Winter is where it’s at. Especially with the Ancient Stars in Byzantium Conference taking place in Pisa this week. Oh, you can’t go? The good news is it’s being streamed. (Rogue Classicism)
- Speaking of conferences, the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition will hold theirs in Milwaukee later this year. Why not send them a presentation submission? (JWMT)
- It’s never too late for Imbolc. (American Folkloric Witchcraft)
- The esoteric meaning behind the myth of Osiris and Isis. And presumably Set. And Horus. (History of the Ancient World)
- Proving that everything is cyclical, magicians in the 2nd century CE were too busy throwing fetuses at their targets to bother with outdated practices like poppets. (History of the Ancient World)
- Want to work some magic that doesn’t involve procuring fresh placenta? Try summoning up a new wardrobe. (Strategic Sorcery)
- The Scarlet Woman is a pretty powerful figure in Thelema, but does she have any relevance to men? (Standing at the Centre)
- There’s a movie being made about everyone’s favourite magician. Oh, I don’t have to tell you who. (LAShTAL)
- Finally, if you’re tired of dodging old high school acquaintances on Facebook, why not try a different social network, like this one populated by Greek gods. (Montreal Gazette)
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