The Dream World of H. P. Lovecraft by Donald Tyson
His Life, His Demons, His Universe

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Occult scholar Donald Tyson plumbs the depths of H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic visions and horrific dream world to examine, warts and all, the strange life of the man who created the Necronomicon and the Cthulhu mythos.

Lovecraft expressed disdain for magic and religion, and most of his biographers have dismissed the mystical side of his nature. This book redresses this imbalance. Here you will find the roots of Lovecraft’s extraordinary cosmic vision laid bare. The dream-world sources for his mythic Old Ones are examined, along with the practical esoteric implications of Lovecraft’s unique mythology. A man in fundamental conflict with himself, Lovecraft lived always on the brink of madness or suicide. Tyson reveals Lovecraft for what he truly was—a dreamer, an astral traveler, and the prophet of a New Age.

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The Dream World of H. P. Lovecraft is a thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating book. Its fusion of sound biographical knowledge and critical insight makes it a must-read for Lovecraftians.”  
—S. T. JOSHI, LEADING AUTHORITY ON H. P. LOVECRAFT  

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Donald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. EarDonald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Early in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascinationly in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascination with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was ei with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was eight. He began university seeking a science degree, but becamght. He began university seeking a science degree, but became disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechaniste disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechanistic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. Afic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. After graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. ter graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. Now he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosNow he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose iis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose is to formulate an accessible system of personal training coms to formulate an accessible system of personal training composed of East and West, past and present, that will help theposed of East and West, past and present, that will help the individual discover the reason for one's existence and a wa individual discover the reason for one's existence and a way to fulfill it. y to fulfill it.
 
Published November 8, 2010 by Llewellyn Publications. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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