Black Pullet This design for an amulet comes from the Black Pullet grimoire. Embroider it upon black satin , and say "Nades, Suradis, Maniner", and a djinn is supposed to appear; tell the djinn "Sader, Prostas, Solaster", and the djinn will bring you your true love. Say "Mammes, Laher" when you tire of her.
A fan-created prop representing the Necronomicon (2004) The Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire appearing in the stories by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his followers. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's 1924 short story " The Hound ", [ 1 ] written in 1922, though its purported author, the "Mad Arab " Abdul Alhazred , had been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft's " The Nameless City ". [ 2 ] Among other things, the work contains an account of the Old Ones , their history, and the means for summoning them. Other authors such as August Derleth and Clark Ashton Smith also cited it in their works; Lovecraft approved, believing such common allusions built up "a background of evil verisimilitude ." Necronomicon
" The Cats of Ulthar " is a short story written by American fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be in a town called Ulthar. As the narrative goes, the city is home to an old couple who enjoy capturing and killing the townspeople's cats. When a caravan of wanderers passes through the city, the kitten of an orphan (Menes) traveling with the band disappears. The Cats of Ulthar
Cosmicism is the literary philosophy developed and used by the American writer H. P. Lovecraft in his weird fiction . [ 1 ] Lovecraft was a writer of philosophically intense horror stories that involve occult phenomena like astral possession and alien miscegenation , and the themes of his fiction over time contributed to the development of this philosophy. [ edit ] Principles of cosmicism The philosophy of cosmicism states that there is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god , in the universe, and that humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence, and perhaps are just a small species projecting their own mental idolatries onto the vast cosmos, ever susceptible to being wiped from existence at any moment. Cosmicism
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror , fantasy and science fiction , especially the subgenre known as weird fiction . [ 1 ] Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror" , the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally inimical to the interests of humankind. As such, his stories express a profound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Lovecraft is the originator of the Cthulhu Mythos story cycle and the Necronomicon , a fictional magical textbook of rites and forbidden lore. [ 2 ]
Title page from the first English edition of Part I The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a pamphlet , written by a British and American revolutionary Thomas Paine , that challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible , the central sacred text of Christianity . Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival . The Age of Reason
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "arguably the most important English-language poet of the 20th century". [ 3 ] Although he was born an American , he moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39. The poem that made his name, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock —started in 1910 and published in Chicago in 1915—is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including Gerontion (1920), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945). [ 4 ] He is also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935).
Little Gidding is the fourth and final poem of T. S. Eliot 's Four Quartets , a series of poems that discuss time, perspective, humanity, and salvation. It was first published in September 1942 after being delayed for over a year because of the air-raids on Great Britain during World War II and Eliot's declining health. The title refers to a small Anglican community in Huntingdonshire , established by Nicholas Ferrar in the 17th century and scattered during the English Civil War . Little Gidding (poem)
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 [ 1 ] ) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes , generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction , and for the adventures of Professor Challenger . He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. Life and career