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Alan LeoIt's almost midnight, so here we go with a new Magic Monday. The picture is of Alan Leo (real name William Frederick Allan), a prominent British Theosophist and one of the prime movers of the late 19th century revival of astrology. 

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Cthulhu

Date: 2018-12-03 11:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Just finished Weird of Hali: Innsmouth, enjoyed immensely, so now eagerly awaiting Dec 17! Not sure if you're familiar with this aspect of chan culture history, but long before (in interwebz years) Pepe, there was beloved Chthulhu. He would pop up as a gif or visual motif fairly regularly in the early work of the /b/ board derivative, Anonymous. An appropriate deity I think. Anon was also quite powerful initially, though not magically inclined like /pol afaik. It seemed to draw strength from a powerful group mind based in global Internet culture, and worked well until it split along sjw-lulz only binary lines. Forum essays on Deleuse's deterritorializing Nomad seemed to grab the gist of it's central motivating Idea. That forum is gone but this remains https://temporaryartist.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/manifesto-of-the-anonymous-nomad/

Re: Cthulhu

Date: 2018-12-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"Western deity Cthulhu": https://vividness.live/2017/02/09/yidams-a-godless-approach-naturally/ (contains some nudity - I don't mean the Cthulhu image).

- S. T. Silva.

Re: Cthulhu

Date: 2018-12-03 07:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] packshaud
I think the protagonist most people remember is Charles Dexter Ward. Maybe because it is the only Lovecraft story that is over 50,000 words.

Re: Cthulhu

Date: 2018-12-03 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Really enjoyed it thoroughly and will definitely be getting Volumes II-VII and the associated stories. Do you think Lovecraft was an ecosophist? A harbinger of the new sensibility, or a "returning of the stars" you've mentioned? Guess I need to read some HPL for a fuller appreciation of that universe.

Question re: Picatrix , best specifically Renaissance astrological text(s) to accompany its study?

Thank you!

Re: Cthulhu

Date: 2018-12-04 05:15 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you for the book recommendations. Just read The Shadow over Innsmouth. Lovely story meshing and viewpoint inversion in your story. To crawling chaos! https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/us/salmon-crossing-the-road-trnd/index.html
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