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Nova Religio. 2019; 22444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.44
Published: 01 May 2019
...-cult not only inspired Neopaganism but is foundational for author H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. These modern myths cast a long shadow on not only fantastical literature but on paranormal beliefs, preserving outdated elements of Victorian archaeology in popular culture concerned with alternative...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22413–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.13
Published: 01 May 2019
... culture and films. This article will examine the appearance of esoteric claims about the ancient world in popular fiction, including the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and the Indiana Jones film franchise. If archaeologists are going to engage with public audiences, they need to understand what the public...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224129–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.129
Published: 01 May 2019
..., especially Arthur Machen and H. P. Lovecraft. Chapter 3, Deadfall, surveys King s storyworlds that deal with ghosts and the afterlife, especially Pet Sematary and Bag of Bones. Cowan suggests that ghost stories function as a kind of God-talk or a popular theology about our hopes and fears regarding the...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22489–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.89
Published: 01 May 2019
... based in Sedalia, Colorado, borrowed passages from fiction writers H. P. Lovecraft (1890 1937) and Robert E. Howard (1906 1936) and reframed them as an ancient text called The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean. Both Card and Anderson note the importance of The Morning of the Magicians (1960) by...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2245–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.5
Published: 01 May 2019
... Murray, her ideas about a prehis- toric witch-cult also inspired the tales of pulp fiction author H. P. Lovecraft (1890 1937) of ancient aliens trapped in archaeological ruins and worshipped as gods by contemporary survivals of secret prehistoric pagan cults. Lovecraft s pulp tales became a major...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 172111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.111
Published: 01 November 2013
... comparison of world-denying and world-affirming spiritualities or his examination of the horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, lean toward being more traditional academic studies of religious subjects, complete with footnotes. Others, such as his reflection on his own past drug experimentation or his recounting...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 153122–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.122
Published: 01 February 2012
... between the philosophies of these two men. In one passage in Love s book, pulp writer H. P. Lovecraft is listed as another mystic of the 1920s (Lovecraft was a famous materialist). As interesting as these comparisons are, without detailed analysis they ultimately detract from a biography, reducing the...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 153123–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.123
Published: 01 February 2012
... passage in Love s book, pulp writer H. P. Lovecraft is listed as another mystic of the 1920s (Lovecraft was a famous materialist). As interesting as these comparisons are, without detailed analysis they ultimately detract from a biography, reducing the subject as a manifestation of a zeitgeist rather than...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 11197–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.11.1.97
Published: 01 August 2007
... Necronomicon is a testa- ment written by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, in the 9th century A.D. (p. 418), when it is in fact a literary creation of short story writer H. P. Lovecraft designed to provide a plot device for his Cthulhu mythos. Similarly, in her section on Satanism she includes Aleister Crowley...