Tag: Cthulhu Mythos

Not of this world: An otherkin primer

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Red octopus tentacle, photo by dgiesEvery morning I wake up and stretch limbs that aren’t physically there. I decide whether to classify last night’s dream as a past life memory or a precognition, and muse a little over being reborn into a new day. My tentacles writhe around me as I go about my morning routine: coffee, shower, breakfast, so on. I dress myself to emulate these sensations; scarves, flowing skirts, dangling jewelry, things that move when I move. Looking at me, you can probably tell I’m a Pagan and an artist, but I’m an alien too.Otherkin are people who, for whatever reason, consider themselves to be "not of this world" or non-human in some way. For some, it’s a spiritual belief. For others, it’s about metaphor and personal narrative. Read More

Reincarnation, vampires, and snake gods

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Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz HashemiThis post introduces our new links round up column, called "Linkage." If you've found something cool on the occultnik Internet you think we should share with the larger community, please post a comment with the link below.


Ritual theory of polytheists. Are you calling on the deities in a respectful way?Ever wanted to know what it was like in a 16th century alchemist's laboratory?Julian Vayne explores the various implications of the chaostar. Or whatever you want to call it.


If you believe in reincarnation, can you be your own ancestor? Lon Milo DuQuette  seems to think it's possible. Read More

True Detective: A flat circle in Chapel Perilous

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True Detective, from Edpiano

Until February of 2014, The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, a 1895 collection of thematically linked short stories, was a little-known work. Although a favourite of horror fans, admired both for its menacing aura and its influence on HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, it was not widely read outside fan circles. In that month, however, it entered Amazon's top 10 bestseller list. The reason was a new television show, HBO's True Detective. Read More

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