lafayette cemeteryWhile Eclectix was visiting New Orleans recently, we spent a quiet afternoon strolling through Lafayette cemetery (No.1) in the Garden District. There isn’t a better way to experience the Cities of the Dead and invoke ghosts and vampires than enjoying ye olde tombstones and histories. Time to get your Anne Rice on…


Book Nook

Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

by Paul Koudounaris

In 1578 a labyrinth of underground burials was discovered in Rome that contained the remains of thousands of individuals assumed to be early Christian martyrs. The bones were disinterred and sent to many Catholic churches and religious houses in German-speaking Europe to replace holy relics that had been destroyed during the Protestant Reformation.