Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet.
- Scientists say there’s no connection between full moons and all those crazy people acting all nutty and stuff. (Live Science)
- A billboard promoting tolerance towards atheists is defaced with devil horns. I think the verb they meant to use there is “improved.” \m/ (Oregon Live)
- The Anglican Church says “no” to women bishops. (Religion News Service)
- And high-ranking women clergy react by threatening to resign. So yeah, take that. (Jezebel)
- One Zen monastery is in the midst of a sex scandal. (Sweeping Zen via Hardcore Zen)
- A Canadian library has unknowingly been housing a medieval book on witchcraft. In related news, North America has unknowingly been housing Canada. (The Record via @t3dy)
- Take a tour of the Ritman Library’s Infinite Fire exhibition. Bonus: Your tour guide is Joost Ritman. (Ritman Library via @t3dy)
- Kocku von Stuckrad talks about religion, politics and enlightenment. (WWU Münster)
- If you prefer your religion and politics in English, consider submitting a paper to this conference at Florida State University. (Religion in American History)
- Chas Clifton reviews some of the happenings that, uh, happened at the AAR. (Letter from Hardscrabble Creek)
- But does studying religion have any public benefit? Of course it does. This is why we should *cough* greatly expand our humanities departments and fund more tenure-track positions. Hey look at that; my foot is toeing the party line. (Religious Studies Project)
- A collection of counter-cultural books and films at Harvard’s Houghton Library contains some works by Aleister Crowley. (Harvard Gazette)
- Finally, with the Mayan Apocalypse just around the corner, the more hearty of you out there might be wondering what to do after you survive the end of the world. Have no fear, this article suggests some terrific wines to go with your scavenger dinner parties. Charlie Parker records not included. (i09)
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