Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lecture Series on Lovecraft at Treadwells

I'm giving series of four linked lectures on H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult at Treadwell’s bookshop in Covent Garden, London. The series will present a sceptical and critical assessment of the influence of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos on contemporary ‘occultures’ (including Thelemic and Chaos magick, new religious movements, ufology and other fortean subjects) to suggest that Lovecraft’s work continues to offer a challenging point of reflection on the trajectory of modern culture and consciousness in the 21st century. The talks will also use Lovecraft’s writings as a springboard for exploring the relationship between the evolution of human cognition and imagination, the literature of the weird and the fantastic, and the nature and origins of magico-religious ideas. The first lecture is on Wednesday 17th January, and tickets cost £5.00. Dates and times of later lectures can be found at Treadwell's Bookshop.

Space is limited, so if you're interested, I'd suggested booking in advance (my last talk at Treadwells sold out).

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