Honolulu Supernatural Con: 7 Spooky and Mundane Things to Do on Oahu

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Dean in Hawaiian shirt Supernatural The Bad SeedCan’t wait for the Salute to Supernatural convention in Honolulu? Neither can we. November 2017 may seem like a long way off, but not if you’re planning a vacation of a lifetime. Once you’ve got your tickets and your hotel, you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to spend your time on Oʻahu. That’s right, you’re going on a Hawaiian vacation! If you’re like Dean Winchester and enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach, and frisky women, then you’re destined for a good time. Continue reading

Stranger Things Review: How Netflix Learned to Love the 80s

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Joyce Byers Winona Ryder Stranger ThingsThe Netflix original series Stranger Things was released on July 15, just in time for your summer binge-watching pleasure. The eight-episode series was created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. Stranger Things isn’t easily classified, except by the 1980s. The series is set in 1983 and pays tribute to some of the best filmmaking of that era. Stranger Things includes monsters, government experiments, teen romance, heroic sacrifice, family, friendship, and much more. Get some popcorn, grab a friend, and prepare to be scared. Continue reading

Lily Dale Assembly: Spiritualist Practices in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Hypnotic Séance 1887 by Richard Bergh

Hypnotic Seance, 1887, by Richard Bergh

Lily Dale Assembly is dedicated to understanding the science, philosophy, and religion of Spiritualism. Spiritualists believe that individual personal identity continues after death, that those in the spirit world can communicate with the living through a medium, and that healing and prophecy are expressions of God. Throughout Spiritualism’s history, the methods by which mediums would communicate with the spirit world have changed. Spiritualist practices of the past that focused on the physical manifestation of spirit  have given way to a modern emphasis on mental mediumship. Continue reading

Podcast Companions to Your Favorite TV Shows

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headphonesWe’re TV girls living in a podcast world. There are tons of funny, scary, insightful, and just plain cool podcasts out there. Some provide recaps of our favorite shows, while others are just great standalone podcasts that may be a fun complement to your viewing schedule. Here’s a look at some podcasts you might enjoy, based on the series you love. Continue reading

Lily Dale Assembly: Home of America’s Oldest Pet Cemetery

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Lily Dale Pet Cemetery cat angelLily Dale Assembly, a Spiritualist community in Western New York, is home to the oldest known cemetery devoted to companion animals in the United States. It sits in the beautiful Leolyn Woods, an old-growth forest, at the back of the Assembly grounds. Spiritualists believe that mediums can communicate with people who’ve passed on to the afterlife. Just as people remember the friends and family they’ve loved, many also seek a way to memorialize animal companions who have given them so much comfort and joy in life. The pet cemetery serves as the final resting place for the pets of many Lily Dale residents, as well as memorializing other animals that have passed on to spirit.  Continue reading