Category Archives: Culture

Mad Men, Religion, and Why We Need to Talk About More than Don Draper

  With Mad Men wrapping up, the media has been buzzing, not just with dissecting the series’ ending, but also about the religious overtones of the final episode: The show’s lead, Don Draper, winds up at a meditation retreat and … Continue reading

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Religion Beat Radio Hour

The Religion Beat Radio Hour recently crossed my Facebook feed, and I was pleasantly surprised when I clicked the click-though. As it turns out, Religion Beat Radio Hour is a podcast affiliated with the Department for the Study of Religion … Continue reading

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Blogroll Update: Summer 2014

The blogroll is constantly a work in progress—new finds get added, dead links are taken away, and sometimes the overall shape changes as Invocatio itself changes. Over the past little while, I’ve added some new blogs to the sidebar and … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 4th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Stonehenge is getting a visitor’s centre. It will include a museum and several fire extinguishers. (BBC) People can’t get enough of … 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 20th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Theologians just can’t quit Pope Benedict. (Reuters) But like a honey badger, Pope Francis don’t care because—Bam!—he has the keys to … 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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