Many authors and artists emerged during this time period, 1880-1920, who's workings bordered alone the fringes of occult magic and alien gods. Why?
If you were to view the works of today's artists, nothing compares to the scope of what happened 100 years ago!
It cannot be simply stated that it was the turn of the century, the dawning of new technology. Technology in this time did influence movie makers.
Science was a grand marvel, yet there are many creative persons who leaned towards the spiritual and darker tendancies of man. And there was
something else connecting these people.
H P Lovecraft, noted author of such tales like "Call Of Cthuhlu" and "The Mountians of Madness", mostly famous for his penning of the
Necronomican, accredited his dreams and night visions for the influences of his stories.
The ever-famous Aleister Crowley, leader of the Golden Dawn, had recieved dreams and hallucinations from his practiced magics; even having written a
book or two during these meditative states.
Some people will recall the name William Blake, 18th century English poet and artist, who re-wrote the worlds mythologies into a darker, more macabe
rendition. It wasn't until this time period that his works "emerged" into the light.
Least known would be Austin Osman Spare, artist, occultist... he devled into the works of Lovecraft and was gripped with mental paralyzise.
These are but a mere handful of creative minds who have influenced much of today's reasoning behind things arcane. Certianly, there are many more,
some who will probably be posted here. But the question still lingers, what happened during this time period around the 1900's that caused such an
What had crept into the minds of man that caused this... this... insurgance of the unexplained and unknown religious or spiritual depths? Is it
merely coincidence that these leaders all reached into the void of reality, or is there something more?
[Edited on 14-12-2003 by soothsayer]