1997: Ye diary of a madman

( Annotated by Jacob Strauss, Magus of the Shining Hill) None are innocent. There are only those weak enough to believe they are. And those strong enough to revel in the knowledge that they are not. ~Jacob Strauss, Magus of the Shining Hill, London 1940 To be a black magician is perhaps ye most dangerous thing one can attempt, for you risk not only your life and mind but your essence — what simpler minds call ye “soul” — as well. You may beat ye odds and become a god, but most likely you will go mad. Or — and this may be worst of all — you may do both. Oh thou who wrote of evil things remember: they always are inspired by Ye Evil Ones you shall meet after your passing, so turn your dark thoughts to repentment and prayer since ye road to Hell is much […] Read More

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