Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.72: Is There Anybody/Anything There?

I picked up this quaint piece of Lovecraftian-occult paraphernalia a year or two ago. Lovecraft's materialistic universe (The Thing on the Doorstep, The Shadow Out of Time and perhaps Charles Dexter Ward aside) does not really admit to the idea of consciousness existing beyond the death of the physical body; thus the idea of a Lovecraftian ouija board seems rather anomalous. Indeed, all my attempts to commune with the Other Side (or perhaps, in this case, the Outside) using this device have only ever met with one reply: the hideous, interminable and unresponsive indifference of the silent, staring void.

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