Examines a particularly troubling use of fiction: the adoption of an author’s work, against his own intentions, as a quasi-religious text for cultic practices. Lovecraft’s mythos is thus observed in the process of deliberately being made into a worship tradition by occult and Satanic practitioners, in spite of the author’s personal scientific rationalism.
"Cults of Lovecraft: The Impact of H.P. Lovecraft's Fiction on Contemporary Occult Practices,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 33
, Article 6.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol33/iss1/6
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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