Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 9.05: Dog Dean Afternoon


By Paula R. Stiles

In keeping with the 12 Days of Christmas (which began on Thursday), I’ll be doing at least 12 Supernatural episode reviews to catch up a bit between now and January 20. Today is number one.


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: When the brothers investigate the death of a taxidermist, Dean takes a shaman’s potion to speak with the only witness – the man’s dog.


Recap: Recap of the season so far, with a weird emphasis …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 9.05: Dog Dean Afternoon

Recap and Review: Lost Girl 2.12: Masks

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: Kenzi’s trying to set up a surprise birthday party for Bo when Bo gets a call from the Ash. Lachlan has just let Lauren out of her prison cell after a few days and expects her to get back to work. Lauren begs to differ, even threatening to take Nadia and go to the Morrigan. Lachlan threatens Lauren back, but she just says she’d rather burn down the lab than work for him, …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Lost Girl 2.12: Masks

Recap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.10: Dream Reaper

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: A comatose Sally is living in her own dream world, where her Reaper self is her perfect boyfriend (named ‘Scott’). She has a nice job, a great relationship with her mother, and classy clothes (instead of the usual PJs and sweater) with a great haircut. Even the house is all done up in a new, grey decor. But she has a flash of reality when she sees a reflection of Josh in the …

Paula R. StilesRecap and Review: Being Human (Syfy) 2.10: Dream Reaper

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 2.01: In My Time of Dying

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy]

Tagline: In the new year, we hearken back to the season-two premiere, where Dean hovers between life and death as a spirit, and Sam and John fight over how to save him.

Recap: Recap of season one, beginning with Bobby’s speech about how “there’s a war coming and you boys are right in the middle of it,” and ending with the huge smash-up of the Impala (with Sam driving, a wounded John in the …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 2.01: In My Time of Dying

Review: The Sorcerer’s Dream

By Paula R. Stiles

Braceau, Alysa (Dreamshield). The Sorcerer’s Dream: Dreaming and Spiritual Adventure in a New Millennium. Booklocker.com, Inc. (April 12, 2010). 294 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1609101565.

If you’ve read much of my fiction, you’ll know that I have a strong interest in shamanism, both from the anthropological and the practical points of view. So, when a chance came our way to review, and host the author of, a new book on shamanism during her book tour, I jumped …

IFPReview: The Sorcerer’s Dream

Interview: Alysa Braceau (Dreamshield)

Today, we focus on Alysa Braceau (aka Dreamshield), the Dutch author of an autobiographical book about shamanism, The Sorcerer’s Dream (which we also review). You can learn more about her book in her guest blog post:

IFP: Tell us about your book. What’s it about?

AB: The Sorcerer’s Dream is about my initiation into the sorcerer’s world and mastering conscious dreaming. It is a spiritual adventure which takes the reader into the magic realms of the unknown and one …

IFPInterview: Alysa Braceau (Dreamshield)

Guest Post: The Spirit Boat

By Alysa Braceau (aka Dreamshield)

Today, we present a guest blog post from Alysa Braceau (aka Dreamshield), the Dutch author of an autobiographical book about shamanism, The Sorcerer’s Dream (which we also review). You can learn more about her in her interview:

In my book, The Sorcerer’s Dream, about my initiation into the sorcerer’s world and mastering conscious dreaming, I describe shamanic rituals and ceremonies.

My dreaming teacher, Vidar, calls the ‘spirit boat’ a tradition with many …

IFPGuest Post: The Spirit Boat

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.10: Dream a Little Dream of Me

By Paula R. Stiles

[lots o’ spoilage ahoy]

Tagline: When Bobby falls into an inexplicable coma, Sam and Dean investigate, discovering that dreams can kill you.

Recap: In the teaser, we see Bobby roaming around a house, knife in hand, looking bewildered. Suddenly, he’s attacked by a screaming woman. Cut to Bobby asleep (apparently peacefully) as a young maid comes in. She tries to wake him, first by calling out politely, then by shaking him gently, then harder, then panicking …

Paula R. StilesRetro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.10: Dream a Little Dream of Me