‘Primal Sources’: The Lovecraftian Roots of Contemporary Occultures
Dr Justin Woodman, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
7.15 for 7.30pm start
Described variously as a 'pulp hack' and 'literary copernicus', Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is best known for the creation of the Cthulhu mythos, a fictional mythology of monstrous cosmic entities and alien powers 'from beyond'. Dr Woodman looks at Lovecraft's literary sources and the influence of his writings (and other 'weird' literature) upon contemporary occult belief and practice – from forteana and ufology to chaos magick.
Justin Woodman lectures in anthropology at Goldsmiths College, Birkbeck College, and at the University of Westminster. He has contributed articles on Lovecraft and chaos magick to Strange Attractor and The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic.
Official Website: http://www.treadwells-london.com/lectures.asp
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