Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.187: The Pseudonomicon

I'm currently on my way to hear Phil Hine and others speak at the UK Satanic Abuse Scare, 25 Years On conference organised by the London School of Economics Information Network on Religious Movements (INFORM) and Treadwells bookshop. In light of this, it seems appropriate to present as today's offering Phil's own contribution to Cthulhuvian esotericism, The Pseudonomicon. First published in 1994 (the edition shown hete is the 1997 reprint), The Pseudonomicon was an early (and now classic) view of how the Cthulhu Mythos could be effectively utilized as a working paradigm withn a Chaos magical framework. Indeed, a few years after its publication I would find myself working with a sodality of Chaos magicians seeking to implement Lovcaft's fiction as a functional magical paradigm in ways that were informed by works such as The Pseudonomicon, as well as writings of Kennth Grant and others. Good times. In any case, The Pseudonomicon remains a formative text in the (still emerging) field of Lovecraftian occulture, and is available to purchase in multiple formats here.

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