2008: 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 set Their seal upon the Gateway and the power of the Old Ones prevailest not against its might. Loathsome Cthulhu rose then from the deeps and raged with exceeding great fury against the Earth Guardians. And They bound his venomous claws with potent spells and sealed him up within the City of […] Read More

1875: Touching Visitants from a higher life

A Chapter Of Autobiography. By Hon. Robert Dale Owen “Dare I say No spirit ever brake the band That stays him from his native land, Where first he walked when clasped in clay?” —Tennyson. I am of Tennyson’s opinion. It is presumptuous, in advance of positive evidence, for or against, to assume that those whom we call dead cannot reappear to us. Men who think themselves wise and enlightened are wont to declare — and I myself once assented to the declaration — that superstitious ignorance alone believes in ghosts.(The French more properly call them revenants, returners) Science adds her cogent authority; but science, ere now, has had to reconsider her verdicts. Less than a century ago she denied the reality of aerolites, popularly believed in throughout tens of previous centuries. Herbert Spencer has brought prominently forward the principle that any world-wide belief, persisted in throughout past ages, may […] Read More