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Exploring American Monsters: Vermont

 Jason Offutt Vermont is small. At 9,616 square miles the entire state could be dropped into Africa’s Lake Victoria. Not many people live there, either. According to U.S. Census data, Vermont is the second least populous state (behind Wyoming) with 626,042 residents. It is bordered by New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Canadian province of Quebec. There are mountains in Vermont, along with forests. What Vermont lacks in human population, it makes up for in trees. The state is 78 per cent woodland with 4.46 million acres of forest. The state’s firsts include the first state to join the original Continue Reading

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Lovecraft’s Necronomicon

  Great Cthulhu Lovecraft’s Necronomicon The Old Ones “That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange a eons even death may die.” – Abdul Alhazred, Necronomicon (from H. P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”, 1926) The Necronomicon tells of the Old Ones, who arrived on the primal earth from “dark stars”. When land appeared they swarmed from the oceans to build cities at the poles and raise temples to Those cursed by the Gods. Their ghoulish spawn ruled the earth until the Elder Lords, appalled at their abominations, acted: “…casting Them forth from the Earth to the Void beyond the planes where chaos reigns and form abideth not. And the Elder Lords Continue Reading

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Dark Entries: An Introduction to the magick of the Cthulhu Mythos

by Fra. Zebulon, Dunwich Lodge, E.O.D The Esoteric Order of Dagon is an international network of magicians, artists and other visionaries who are exploring the occult mysteries inherent in the horror and fantasy writings of the New England writer Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937). The ‘Cthulhu Mythos‘ (as it is generally known) depends from a number of Lovecraft’s tales, plus those of other writers who employ similar fictional devices. The basic premise of the Cthulhu Mythos is that there is a group of trans-dimensional entities – known as the Great Old Ones who, “when the stars are right” can enter Continue Reading

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