Is this a real organization?
Yes. We are not a fan-club, a business, or a studio. We are a highly organized group of freethinkers that utilize a practical belief-system to better our lives.
Do you believe Cthulhu is real?
Some cultists do, some cultists do not. Both treat the other with respect.
Why do you allow deists in The Cult of Cthulhu?
Because the deists of The Cult of Cthulhu are intelligent - they do not believe that Cthulhu and His kin might exist simply because they think Cthulhu is cool.
The multiverse theory states that we could be living in a universal fragment where They literally do exist. Of course, this way of thinking could be applied to any other gods as well,
There is often a lot of healthy, thought-provoking discussion and debate within their ranks.
What is The Call?
The Call is the premise that only a select few are even worthy of The Cult and its teachings, and it can manifest in any number of ways...
Some people have a dream so intense and summoning that they feel compelled to research The Mythos further.
Some start noticing all the little coincidences in their own life involving The Mythos that they can no longer ignore the fact that they are drawn to it.
For some people, being Called is simply a state of being:
They often feel misunderstood.
They realize that other people don't actually see the world the same way that they do, and they know that they are somehow different from everyone else.
They crave not only deeper meaning but deeper understanding too.
To be part of something larger than themselves and to attain a higher sense of self.
To become a perfect version of themselves.
They are drawn to the idea of transformation while others around them seem satisfied with the mundane.
They sense that they are meant to be part of the elite few that can transcend this mundanity and see through the illusion that everyone else seems sated with.
They know that they are meant to be larger than life, to attain a state of being that no one else can achieve, and to rise above the current perceived reality.
They are drawn to a life of growth and happiness, while those around them simply trudge on through.
If you identify with this passage then you are likely Called and therefore worthy in the eyes of The Cult of Cthulhu.
Why do you revere the scientific method?
The Cult of Cthulhu believes that the majority of mankind has forgotten what the scientific method has done for our species (see: Sanity & Madness). Since the Enlightenment era it has shaped modern science and is responsible for virtually everything that we now enjoy as a society.
What is Ascension?
The Cult of Cthulhu believes that within every person who is Called there is an Elder God waiting to Ascend, and that through our practices one can achieve perfection of the self in all forms: body, mind, and spirit.
If there are an infinite amount of possible realities then in more than one of them there is a perfect version of yourself. Ascension is the means of manifesting it in this reality, too.
Ascension begins with admitting to your desire for self-perfection.
Perfection of your own criteria - not anyone else's.
Right path religion has expertly hammered this desire out of most people from an early age in order to benefit its own ends, but it is a perfectly natural human instinct to want to become the alpha, to imagine and desire the most perfect version of oneself possible and, if willing and disciplined enough, to seek out the means to become it.
Ascension is the means.
Power, self-creation, self-perfection, intensification of will and purpose, apotheosis, and genuine happiness.
This is all gained through Ascension.
What is Unification?
Why use the word cult?
It comes from the Latin, ‘colere’, which means, “to care or cultivate,” and that is precisely what we do - for ourselves, for each other, and for this planet.
Do you believe in magick?
The Cult of Cthulhu believes in an overlap between science and what is called magick.
All magick really is is the intensification of purpose and will to bring about a desired outcome. The ancient Egyptians called it HEKA: Life Force in Action. Every aspect of their culture had HEKA woven into it and it was considered a normal part of every day life.
The magick utilized by The Cult of Cthulhu is magick that is demonstrable to work. Therefore do not expect to generate fire from your fingertips or raise the dead. But do expect to utilize it in the same way that the Egyptians did: to give meaning to that which is significant, to focus your intention, and to bring to you the outcomes that you desire from life.
We believe that, while Western society has forgotten what true magick is, it still exists nonetheless, and can be proven to work to better your life and the lives of others.
What do you mean by "Sanity and Madness"?
Given the advances of our species -
In the Cthulhu mythos to see any one of The Old Ones is to be rendered insane. If The Old Ones represent every aspect of life - including wisdom - and we have seen Them, then the insanity of The Cult of Cthulhu is our ideological statement against the state of the world today:
Do you have a physical church?
Why the religious aesthetic?
What are the goals of The Cult of Cthulhu?
A Unified brother- and sister-hood of free thinkers, focussed on self-improvement and the bettering of this planet.
What is cosmicism?
Cosmicism is a term coined by H. P. Lovecraft, the philosophy of cosmicism states "that there is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe, and that humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence." The most prominent theme is humanity's fear of their insignificance in the face of an incomprehensibly large universe: a fear of the cosmic Void.
What is the point of this organization?
What is the point of anything?
Mankind is insignificant. Your life is insignificant. But it is yours.
We think, we feel, we love and despair.
The point of The Cult of Cthulhu is to allow people to spend their brief time in the light in the best possible way before they return to the Void. To bring mankind together and end the madness that we see in this world. To lead humanity forward with fact and reason. To provide a family to those who are lost. And to revel in the viridian light of life, before it is snuffed out.
Together we can make our lives and this planet better, and be rid of the madness that lurks in every shadow.
Homo-sapiens crave meaning.
The Old Ones offer it.
Is the LGBT community welcome here?
Yes. The first Tenet of Cthulhu is, "All are equally insignificant to Cthulhu."
How much does it cost to be a member?
Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Are you associated with any other Lovecraftian religious organizations?
Any serious contributors to cosmicsim under the Cthulhian flag (other than ourselves) are either long defunct or non-existent.
We openly encourage any genuine blossoming groups (or groups that we may have missed) to reach out to us directly, in the name of Unification.