It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

H.P. Lovecraft and his own mental mansion

page: 1
9
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 12:34 PM
link   
Im making a visit in the world of Lovecraft, well i came here by mistake when i was doing something else. But i found something intriguing and interesting, it was about Keys to the Dreamworld a imaginary place, well his world had many doors. Im just wondering what you recommend by him?
and your thoughts..

Thanks in Advance




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 12:47 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

I have a collection of his short stories and that was a great introduction. It's called 'The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories' and can be found for a very reasonable price.

Was hooked from the first story and the others cover a wide range of topics in that typical lovecraftian way, well worth a read if you can get hold of a copy!



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 12:51 PM
link   
a reply to: constant_thought

Found a bunch of graphic novels!



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 12:57 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

That could be an even juicier read, been a fan of graphic novels since I were a wee nipper studying art.
Let me know how they are, although with things Lovecraftian I prefer to conjure the images in my mind, but thats just personal preference!



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:05 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

Might be worth playing an old classic "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth". It's a survival horror game for PC released in 2005 but has all of those lovecraftian vibes.

I think it's still around on Steam if you don't mind playing something with slightly outdated graphics and well worth trying out if you are looking for something Lovecraftian to sink into
edit on 22/1/2017 by constant_thought because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:09 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

I was just amazed how current his writing the "renaissance of manhood" is, when i re-read it a few days ago,

same goes for the story "the street", i was all what the fudge, was he a soothsayer,

A remarkable writer, always gives me strange dreams (in kadath
).



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:10 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

Everything Lovecraft is good.

A few fun rumors to note. Some people believed H.P., along with his parents had "the sight". That they might have been able to see paranormal and supernatural anomalies and entities. And as a result of which, let to them being institutionalized.

Official reports say it was the result of other medical/psychological conditions, but even a young H.P. suffered from sleep paralysis, night terrors, and haunts, which can all be related to Kundalini Awakening symptoms.

Much of Lovecraft's literature was thought to be inspired by encounters experience by him and his parents. Unnatural creatures, extradimensionals, ancient races, described in his works may have been the same demons haunting his line.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:24 PM
link   
The color out of space.
At the mountain of madness.
Reanimator

Then try anything else they are all good



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:43 PM
link   
a reply to: Geki09




Some people believed H.P., along with his parents had "the sight".


From my research;" A man can not have the sight "

I could explain it in details buuuut, i would be breaking every ethical and moral code ever assigned to humanity.

Edit: So lets do it like this, his father tried went through the ritual of a Kundalini awakening and, well, he was sent to the asylum and died.
Lovecraft, i believe went through the same process, and survived. But you have to remember Lovecraft had great mentors, i believe he would have cracked under a Kundalini ritual if he didnt have the support.

If his mother had "The sight" i dont know.
edit on 2017122 by tikbalang because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:45 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

I agree with what most have said so far. All his stuff is great.

I recommend rounding up a few collections of his short stories and diving in.

At the Mountains of Madness is epic, Guillermo del Toro has been trying to do a movie of it for a while, but no luck so far.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 01:47 PM
link   
You can pick up a complete works fairly cheaply. I would do so. Lovecraft is a land where every good lover of literature should venture.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:06 PM
link   

originally posted by: constant_thought
a reply to: tikbalang

I have a collection of his short stories and that was a great introduction. It's called 'The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories' and can be found for a very reasonable price.

Was hooked from the first story and the others cover a wide range of topics in that typical lovecraftian way, well worth a read if you can get hold of a copy!


I bought that as a Christmas present for someone this past year. Good choice.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:12 PM
link   
From my research;" A man can not have the sight "

a reply to: tikbalang

That's a very interesting statement. I know you don't want to embellish further on the topic, but let me ask you, just out of pure curiosity.

So who then can potentially have the "sight" (Astral vision), if not "Man"? Nephallim? Derkeshtai? Non-terrestial? Doesn't a "Man" who awakens acquire the sight? If I hypothetical knew someone who most certainly had the sight, what would you categorically believe to be their line?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:28 PM
link   
a reply to: Geki09

"A man who awakens, acquire the sight"...hmm..;"no.."



what would you categorically believe to be their line?


Lost in translation?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:30 PM
link   

originally posted by: tikbalang
a reply to: Geki09

"A man who awakens, acquire the sight"...hmm..;"no.."



what would you categorically believe to be their line?





Lost in translation?


If Man cannot posses the sight, than who can?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:33 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

My favorites are The Cats of Ulthar, the one about the guy in the submarine in WWI that finds the weird idol on a dead body and then sees the dead body swim off, and of course The Call of Cthulu and At the mountains of madness.

At the mountains of madness is good because it lays out the whole story of whatever the "old ones" are and tells a big part of their story and history.. Plus its about ancient civilizations in Antarctica, which was always cool to me.

The Dunwich Horror is probably my favorite of all. There's just something creepy about really old New England to me.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:38 PM
link   
a reply to: tikbalang

If you're into Lovecraft check out The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen. He was one of Lovecraft's influences, and pretty much invented the whole "cosmic terror" thing that Lovecraft was about. The Great God Pan is also one of my favorite short stories, though it isn't really that short.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 02:45 PM
link   
a reply to: Geki09

I believe a woman with the gift of sight, is given a wonderful gift and sometimes its a curse, depends if she can balance it in the right way. They were called witches once even priestesses of the old religions. We have modern means nowadays, we dont need to use methaphorical allegories, evolution has its tricks to survive and adapt.

Ill give you a tale instead to follow;" With the passing of the iron ages, woman will be born of great stature and men of noble birth, no golden nor silver ages will offer a birth made a curse by mother earth. "

I cant really go any further cause its your own adventure, anyone can say they have a gift, do i believe them? No, i wouldnt believe any man, stating he is gifted with the gift of "sight". You can break it down to simple things, but it has moral and ethical responsibilities that is damaging to those who really are born with the gift of "sight", ive seen people with it, and its a struggle in this day and age, and they arent on the winning side.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:15 PM
link   
i heard a while back that a film production of 'At the Mountains of Madness' was in the works.
This is not verified, but I heard James Cameron and Guillermo Del Toro were involved.
John Carpenter's 'In the Mouth of Madness,' while not based on a specific Lovecraft story, is one of the best Lovecraftian films I've seen.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:39 PM
link   
Lovecraft was the center of a circle of writers who would send each other letters.
    Robert Bloch
    August Derleth
    Robert E. Howard
    Frank Belknap Long
    Clark Ashton Smith
    Henry Kuttner
    Fritz Leiber
    Donald Wandrei


Notice that many of his stories take the form of a letter written and sent to a particular person.

Also he says that Algernon Blackwood was an inspiration of his.




top topics



 
9
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join