Monday, September 15, 2008

Cthulhu Fucking Everywhere!


Man I tell ya, every fall it seems like the Lovecraft/Cthulhu references start popping into my life in droves. Last Tuesday I had three in the same day, the last one was from one of my students asking if I was ever going to do my lecture on the Necronomicon. Given all the synchronicities I scheduled it for October at Mystical Tyme in New Hope. This is actually a two part lecture where I talk about the history of the Necronomicon phenomenon from the Lovecraft stories to the first publication of a Necronomicon out of Philadelphia from Owl Press, to the modern day and the scads of Necronomicons that have sprung up since. I also touch upon the "nightside of the tree" and how it is related. The second part of the lecture is actually a run down on Simons Necro and how to use it.

It hasnt stopped popping up though. Its suddenly dominating the discussion at Aaron Leitch's Solomonic list. Yesterday when I went into the temple, my 1st edition Simon Necronomicon was on my Hoodoo altar. I did not put it there, but I dawned on me that it would be perfect for a spell that I am starting tonight. I wonder if Don will remember me complaining that even back in high school, my cheap paperback Necronomicon would never stay where I put it. This happens a lot with that book, an with the Azoetia as well.

Just today a friend pointed this movie out. It apparently has Tori Spelling in it, who I have often suspected is actually a deep one. Its not even really a good disguise, you can practically see the gills and scales. I mean, even with her famous father, she would definately need the dark powers of the Necronomicon to keep getting work.

4 comments:

Persephone said...

What's the spell that you're starting tonight, or can you tell us?

P

Frater BH said...

I would love to see a post regarding the dark side of the tree sometime.

Jason Miller, said...

Can't say. Its Client work, so its confidential.

Donald Leitch said...

I do recall the incredible wandering "blackest book the western world has ever know" for under $3... Burroughs considered it "a triumph of the human spirit", How could we not purchase a copy. I have had at least three people tel me that the book moved around on them, it never did for me; however, every time I need to find that book it seems to surface...

hmmm... I'm intrigued by the dark side of the tree. Given my isolation regarding systematic workings, I once toyed with the idea of meditating on a series of symbols that were supposed to be just that. I also had a predilection for Saturnine workings at that time. I'm not sure if that was a good thing, or a missed opportunity... My guess is that it couldn't be worse than working with Cthulhu.

I'm just not sure of the whats or whys of working with Cthulhu...