Lovecraft - In the Vault, A Review

In the unspeakable annals of Howard Phillips Lovecraft's oeuvre, "In the Vault" stands as an irrefutable testament to his uncanny ability to weave narratives of brooding horror and quiet desperation. This grim tale, set in the depths of a forbidding burial vault, has a chilling intimacy unlike some of his other, more cosmically-inclined works. In this shadowed domain, where life and death commingle with a dreadful intimacy, Lovecraft crafts an experience of bone-chilling terror and a profound exploration of the human psyche in the face of death.

Lovecraft - The Temple, A Review

An insidious shroud of dread seems to pervade each meticulously crafted sentence of Howard Phillips Lovecraft's chilling opus, "The Temple." This tale, undeniably an unforgettable contribution to the body of Lovecraftian literature, is a testament to his unparalleled ability to weave the grotesque and the sublime, the haunting and the obscure, into a narrative that leaves the reader profoundly unsettled.

Lovecraft - The Unnamable, A Review

Plunging into the fathomless abyss that is "The Unnamable", the narrative resounds with echoes of Lovecraft's enduring cosmic horror. It is a fleeting but potent visitation to a realm where the intangible and the inconceivable loom, paradoxically manifest yet eluding capture within the brittle nets of human comprehension. With pen dipped in dread, Lovecraft excels in constructing an ethereal unease, imbuing every page with disquieting images that reach out from the void to grasp the reader's sanity.

Lovecraft - The Festival, A Review

Delving once more into the harrowing abyss of the human psyche and the cosmically uncanny, H.P. Lovecraft presents us with "The Festival", a tale imbued with his characteristically morbid and arcane aesthetics. Lovecraft entices readers into the gloomy, fog-shrouded realm of Kingsport, a locale that shall reverberate hauntingly in the canon of his work.

Lovecraft - Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, A Review

A dark and macabre oil on canvas image of an eerie tableau of silence and darkness unfolds, dominated by an empty chair shrouded in shadow; a lone window, pitch-black against a gloomy room, is the sole eye to the external world."Deaf, Dumb, and Blind," a tale penned by C. M. Eddy, Jr., with the discernible touch of Howard P. Lovecraft, brings forth a macabre symphony of terror that echoes Lovecraft's uniquely chilling style of cosmic horror. Dripping with an oppressive aura of dread and a haunting atmosphere of despair, the tale spins a narrative of grotesque fascination that clings to the mind like a tenacious specter.

Lovecraft - The Loved Dead, A Review

Plunging deep into the phantasmal abyss of man's darker inclinations, we find ourselves enmeshed within the ghastly folds of "The Loved Dead," a chilling tale born from the union of the brooding minds of C.M. Eddy, Jr. and H.P. Lovecraft. It is within this fearful narrative that the uncanny pallor of Lovecraftian horror is juxtaposed against Eddy's similarly macabre themes, birthing a tale both gruesome and haunting, yet replete with its own morose beauty.

Lovecraft - Under the Pyramids, A Review

Into the abyss of Lovecraft's oeuvre descends "Under the Pyramids", a tale wrought not for mere literary purpose but commissioned for the celebrated master of escape, Harry Houdini. Akin to an enigmatic sphinx, this tale reclines amid the bleak sand-dunes of Lovecraft's storytelling, silently inviting scrutiny. For it is here that Lovecraft amalgamates the real with the unreal, his characteristic cosmic horror with a narrative built around the person of Houdini himself.

Cosmicism and Neocosmicism

In the abyssal and eldritch expanse of the cosmos, there exist concepts which defy human understanding, existing beyond the reaches of our feeble minds. Among these elusive ideas, two distinct branches of thought emerge: Cosmicism and Neocosmicism. It is my solemn duty, as an observer of the arcane and the unknown, to illuminate these of the nascent 20th century doctrines and their significance to the human experience. In this essay, we shall endeavor to dissect each in detail, providing examples to elucidate their nature and juxtapose their characteristics. Thus, the reader may embark on a journey through the abyssal realms of cosmic philosophy, armed with the knowledge and understanding of these esoteric tenets.



Pragmatic Journey is Richard (rich) Wermske's life of recovery; a spiritual journey inspired by Buddhism, a career in technology and management with linux, digital security, bpm, and paralegal stuff; augmented with gaming, literature, philosophy, art and music; and compassionate kinship with all things living -- especially cats; and people with whom I share no common language.