Cults of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult Tradition

Cults of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult Tradition

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In the 1920’s, an American magazine of fantasy and horror fiction called Weird Tales began to publish stories by a thenunknown author named H. P. Lovecraft. As his contributions to the magazine grew more regular, the stories began to form an internally consistent and self-referential mythology, created from the literary realisation of the author’s dreams and intuitive impulses. Although he outwardly espoused a wholly rational and sceptical view of the universe, his dream-world experiences allowed him glimpses of places and entities beyond the world of mundane reality, and behind his stilted and often excessive prose there lies a vision and an understanding of occult forces which is directly relevant to the Magical Tradition