Dark Entries: The Twilight Realm Of H.P. Lovecraft’s Old Ones Within The Phantasmal Realm Of Koth
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THE NECRONOMICON AND the Old Ones are everywhere, all around us in our cultures and histories, yet if we stop to look at them, they change and become intangible. It is like observing a spirit that is just on the outside of your vision, you can see it if you do not look directly at it, but as soon as you do, it is gone from sight, existing, but now in a different state, ‘un-dimensioned and to us unseen’. It is very much as if trying to recall something you know you remember, but not at the moment you are trying to retrieve it from memory. It is there, yet not solidly, it exists in a state of ‘In-Between’, or of twilight. Don Juan of the Carlos Castaneda series might say, the Old Ones were in a state that existed between the ‘Tonal’ and the ‘Nagual’, intersecting this plane of existence and reality from a ‘strange angle’ of entry. Or if you will, by Frank G. Ripel’s description; between ‘Naxyr’ and ‘Naryx’, as well as Kenneth Grant’s; between ‘Universe A’ and ‘Universe B’, or if you prefer, between our ‘Casual Reality’ and the ‘Meon’ as according to Bertiaux. Rod Serling summed up the territory of the ‘In-Between’ quite well by saying:
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the twilight zone. ~ The Twilight Zone, Season One Opening
“(The Necronomicon’s realm) is like observing a spirit that is just on the outside of your vision, you can see it if you do not look directly at it, but as soon as you do, it is gone from sight, existing, but now in a different state, ‘un-dimensioned and to us unseen”
It is here, in this suspension of reality, where all ‘Is’ and yet ‘Is not’, that the Old Ones dwell. Where science meets magic and new dimensions are observed and accessed. Here is where the miraculous occurs, where all of one’s previous perceptions of reality are washed away with the tide of stark understanding. It is here where fantasy and reality are one and the same, where no clear lines are defined between the dream, and waking conscious experience. It is within this state that one can easily ‘loose’ one self, as no boundaries or foundations of absolute truth can be accessed or relied upon as a mental compass of reason. This is the realm of the Old Ones, and of Azathoth Himself, lord of true Chaos.
All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other. ~ H.P. Lovecraft
This area of Magic is still known as the unknown. Very few Magicians have ventured into this particular realm, and what they have tried to convey in words of their experiences, makes little sense to those who have not ventured there themselves. Many have asked me why I am so ‘drawn’ to this realm, why I decide to call upon the Old Ones from time to time. Why I commune with such dark entities. The answer lies within my first book,
Once those who are “tuned in‟ read and experience Lovecraft’s dark works and visions, the search for “more‟ seems to never cease. It becomes an obsession of sorts, like an itch that cannot be relieved. It could also be seen as an infection of thought, that once had, never retires. ~ Volubilis Ex Chaosium
As well, I have been asked by those seeking, how one begins to work with such forces that lie ‘Outside’ of our known and understood reality. Lovecraft saw evocation and magic as an alien technology, therefore magic and its operations as we know them apply here as a means to contact these dark lords. I found this area of magic as lacking in structure, which admittedly is a contradiction to the ‘unlaws’ of this particular branch of evocation and magic. However, being that even our unstructured magic is still a structure within this paradigm, some elements have been laid down in pattern for one to utilize in this reality of reason.
“It is here, in this suspension of reality, where all ‘Is’ and yet ‘Is not’, that the Old Ones dwell”
EXCITING NEWS: You Can Read My Sold Out Grimoire On Lovecraftian Sorcery And The “Old Ones”—Re-Release Soon!
I am very pleased to announce that my first book, “Volubilis Ex Chaosium” will be re-released through Become A Living God Publishing, and that it covers the philosophy and means to work with these entities in detail, so that the gnosis of these workings can be accessed by those who seek it as I did. This new edition is expanded, adding in new chapters as well as sigils for the Old Ones contained within the tome. Stay tuned to this newsletter for updates. Those who are already familiar with the work, or those who have questions regarding the Old Ones are welcome to book a personal consultation with me where we can discuss the subject in detail. In addition to consultation, I offer a very rare tarot reading using “The Temple Of Abzu” deck. This is a very rare Lovecraftian deck that peers inside the ‘Outside’, and relays that which is meant to be transmitted to the querent. And, if ritual to contact these ancient beings is desired, I offer the service as well.