Lovecraft and the King in Yellow – Sept 3, 2022

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Seriah is joined by an all-star round table (Taylor Bell, Walter Bosley, Chris Ernst, and Super Infra Man) to discuss H.P. Lovecraft and his many influences and connections. Topics include Lovecraftian fiction, Robert W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, cosmic horror, Kenneth Grant, Dion Fortune, Aleister Crowley, synchronicities, “The Magical Revival”, atheism and religious experience, Mike Clelland, paranormal entities and interactions with humans, the Aeon of Horus, artists picking up a mystical message unconsciously, muses, Robert E. Howard, the terrifying abyss of knowledge, “The King In Yellow”, City of Carcosa, Lake of Hali, George R.R. Martin, “True Detective”, Nic Pizzolatto, deep occult references, Epstein and Maxwell, Lovecraft Historical Society, Blue Oyster Cult, “Flaming Telepaths”, film vs. VR, ritual in film, “Corpse”, connections between Lovecraft and Crowley, Peter Levenda, Cthulhu, weird parallels between Crowley and Lovecraft’s writings, August Derleth, “Weird Tales”, Daniel Harms, Grady McMurtry, “Impossible Landscapes”, “Call of Cthulhu” RPG, Lovecraft’s wife Sonia Greene, Joseph Fink, “Welcome to Night Vale”, writers of speculative fiction who deny any interest in the paranormal, practitioners who deny occult practice, disgraced author Jason Pargin, a Star Wars analogy, fear and denial of the paranormal, IRL dangers of occult practice, Greg Bishop, Susan Demeter, the Necronomicon, the Picatrix, Lovecraft-inspired films, “Lovecraft Country” in art and real life, a possible actual person who may have inspired Lovecraft’s recurring protagonist, a tale of fascinating madness, and much more! This is fascinating discussion, not to be missed!

– Recap by Vincent Treewell ofThe Weird Part Podcast

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