The three most important stories written by Lovecraft to me are the Dream-Quest to Unknown Kadath, The Silver Key, and Through the Gates of the Silver Key. Lovecraft used Randolph Carter as a representative of himself in his stories. In these three books, but especially in the latter two, Lovecraft presents his opinion and view of the universe as an impassive and impartial reality that is beyond human comprehension. His stories heavily reflect upon Gnostic teachings as well as experiences that have only since been related as DMT break through experiences.
In the Silver Key, Randolph Carter relates that all religions, all politics, and all of even morality is false. The true objective reality is beyond all comprehension. The ultimate form of existence to Randolph is closest to the Taoist idea of the "Tao" which is unnamable, undefinable, and infinite beyond comprehension. Jewish Kabbalism relates a similar sentiment with what it calls the Ein Sof, which is an infinity beyond infinity and which all reality stems from.
In "Through the Gates of the Silver Key", we learn that all of reality itself is an illusion and that everything is a conscious aspect of the Unconscious Source of reality (i.e. Azathoth, the blind and idiot god who dreams the universe into existence). Yog-Sothoth reveals to him that even the gods are only facets of "the ONE" that originates from all. This again relates back to Taoism in which the Tao is the source that splits into the Yin and Yang which then splits into the rest of the universe. Internal Alchemy (which originates from Taoism) says that there are 4 levels of ascension before reaching the Magnum Opus via the philosopher's stone and relates these as the Alchemical Elements. The four Elements are Earth, Water, Air, and Fire as these represent the four states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, and plasma). Earth is at the bottom, then Water, then Air, then Fire at the top which is where Immortality i.e. enlightenment is achieved. Kabbalah divides the Tree of Life into four similar segments as well, which contains the Sefirot (shards of light, or emanations, that fall down from the Ein Sof at the creation of the world and eventually solidify in our physical and material world).
Even the Ancient Egyptians believed that all the gods and all of reality was simply an extension of the invisible and ultimate god Amun. For the Egyptians the world was divided into multiples as well. They had the Physical World of Kemet i.e. Egypt, the Duat which was the underworld that comprised of Gates, the Field of Rushes/Reeds that was the eternal paradise beyond the Duat after one went through Judgment, and the First World where the gods themselves acted in the mythologies and whatever happened to the gods there would happen to their physical eidolon (ka to the Egyptians) in the Physical World in a timeless loop. Then, beyond the First World, was Amun which all came from.
This is represented also in the Silver Key saga in the form of the four planes - the Waking World is the material and physical world of the Plane of Earth, the Dream World which is the psychic world of the Plane of Water, the First Gate which Randolph Carter encounters the Guide and Ancient Ones in and is the world of the Plane of Air, and the Ultimate Gate which is where Yog-Sothoth dwells and is the Plane of Fire. In all these philosophies, there always exist a ONE which is above all of this and that would be the Ein Sof, the Tao, invisible Amun, or the blind god Azathoth.
An underlining theme can be seen here and it seems to be the Mystery that religion is trying to reveal. Gnostic wisdom, enlightenment, nirvana, being woke; however one puts it, it is the understanding of this larger picture. This deeper meaning is relayed via parables, analogies, and stories because it is the best our human minds can comprehend. The Prophets are simply those who understand this and attempted to relay this information to us. Even Randolph Carter understood this which is why he saw the folly in the writings and myths of religion. Yog-Sothoth revealed that those born whose Archetype is the ONE have dotted the timeline and appear from time to time as Great Dreamers who reveal these truths. I believe this was his reference that the great religious leaders of our world were attempting to relay this message but only capable of doing so in the form of their language and comprehension of the cosmos at large, being bound to their angle of view of the grand Truth.
Truth is subjective because objectiveness is infinite. Carl Jung referred to our plurality and archetypes that Randolph Carter was aware of and called it the "collective unconscious" which is an entirely accurate description. We exist in all of our forms, incarnations, and archetypes in every timeline (both alive and dead) simultaneously. We only can see the angle we are currently viewing, as Carter's analogy of the infinite dimensional cone. We are both lowly mortals and archetypal deities.
In Lovecraft's works, dreamers sometimes need to use some undefined drug to help achieve viewing the Dream World and beyond. A drug does exist that helps with this and is called DMT. Those who have used the drug and had break throughs describe extremely similar experiences to what Randolph Carter described in going through the Gates. Total Ego Death occurs, or what Randolph calls the death of the Self and understanding that he doesn't exist at all. Reaching the End of the Line which is similar to going beyond into the Ultimate Gate at the end of infinity. Seeing extra-dimensional beings such as the Ancient Ones and a Central Light that acts as a gate or pathway into the beyond. A sense of union with the cosmos, seeing an infinite universe beyond the mortal realm. Meeting Ultimate Beings that are covered in eyes and beyond description that relay knowledge and enlightenment. All of this is achieved by using this drug as well. It is so powerful that it is called the Spirit Molecule as it is what is released during death and causes spiritual euphoria. The question is, does the drug simply cause the most powerful hallucination known causing spiritual illusions? Or does the drug allow our brain to no longer filter what it naturally filters out and strips away the illusion of time, space, and self?
Most of the Old Ones have a hidden number that it is used for the mandala of the Great Old Ones.
Starting with Dagon.
Dagon and Hydra are part man/woman and part fish in one form.
Number three describes the geometry of the triangle, in Dagon/Hydra's case describes the inverted tringle that symbolises the element of water. It also represents fertility.
Cthulhu is part octopus part man and part dragon in one form.
Number four describes the square and it represents the element of the earth and our material plane.
Shub Niggurath the only form that has humanoid form is the form that is part woman and part goat.
He have the tringle again but this time with fire, not in the sense that Shub Niggurath identifies with the element of fire but fire here symbolises the strong, fiery and sexual character of Shub Niggurath.
Azathoth is the center and the creator of all. And Yog-Sothoth is the all in one and the one in all, he is everywhere and nowhere, he is everywhere and everything. So that means that Azathoth is core of everything and Yog Sothoth. In this case Azathoth is the center of the universe and Yog Sothoth is the one who surrounds him as he is the universe as a whole, which leads to this symbol.
Azathoth is the dot in the center and Yog-Sothoth that circle that surrounds it. This is also the alchemycal symbol of gold and it is not a coincidence I guess that Donald Tyson assosiated gold with Azathoth.
So we can see that with these we can make a nice mandala.
A sphere (Yog-Sothoth) that inside of it resids a cube (Cthulhu), in the cube are the pyramids (Dagon/Hydra, Shub-Niguurath) and in the pyramids there is a spining spiral (Azathoth).
There is something more here. I mentioned before that R'lyeh is reality (The unreality of this reality actually). The cube also represents the fieary world the universe as we know it. If sacred geometry is how reality works then R'lyeh works with non-euclidian geometry symbolising the unreality of this reality.
If you look closely there is another cube in the center.
Here not we inproved the model but another element showed up...the element of the air.
Which originaly looks like this
The element of air it Lovecraftian Magick is assosiated with Hastur the King in Yellow.
The question here is...where is Nyarlathotep? Nyarlathotep is the pilar of everything he is the lines that connects evrything with each other.
We also can see that inside there there is hexagram which many would call it the star of david but in reality in sacred geometry this represents the balance between the male and the female gender, meaning Nug and Yeb.
We can clearly see that here are the four elemnts, which leads us to the Elder Sign of August Derleth.
Earth, Water, Fire, air and the Spirit (Azathoth) and the Circle (Yog-Sothtoth).The eye represents the third eye. The ‘eye’ suggests the opening if the Ajana Chakra, or Third Eye, symbolizing the facility of astral vision and the connection with nature and the Gods. So now the Elder Sign stops to be a symbol that is against the Old Ones but now it becomes a very useful tool for the practitioner.
I have found that Cthulhu (and all the other Old Ones) have three natures through my experiences. Dagon was the one who showed me this light in my dreams. I won't focus on my dream in this article because I have to explain the whole dream and then confirm that it wasn't my mind and I will go off-topic.
Can I confirm that this true? Yes and No. I "confirmed" it through gematria. But on the other hand, gematria isn't the best tool because it can lead you to wrong conclusions if you are not careful enough. I am talking too much, so I will just get to the point.
Cthulhu gives us the number 93. In gematria, we can see this number as 9+3 to find the Single-Digit number behind it.
We can see that the number behind Cthulhu is number 3. But as we said Cthulhu has three natures. If we theorize the Cosmic and the Microcosmic as one then.
If not then
But this method is not convincing so I found another one.
If Cthulhu has three natures then 3x3=9. The next step is to remove number three, three times.
And these are the numbers of Cthulhu (3,6,9)
But these three natures are in one thing.
Number four describes the geometry of the square, which is a symbol of the earth and the material plane. But look at this. Human is made from three things too:
a) Psyche (Lloig)
b) Organic Composition (Bthnk)
c) Vital Principle (Orre)
Those three are connected in one thing.
So number four is not just a number of the earth, but a number that represents a complete entity.
You see Cthulhu's body is the universe (same goes with the other Old Ones). R'lyeh is reality itself.
So in summary Cthulhu is real in the sense that he is living "force" within nature (same goes to all the other Old Ones). Matter is his body. And his essence is already lying in our unconscious mind. I may have confused you so I will show it to you in a very simple way.
6= Cthulhu as an archetypal metaphor within nature
9= Cthulhu as an archetypal function or state of consciousness of our brain. In Cthulhu's situation, he represents the drastic influence of the unconscious.
"From the macrocosmic perspective, Cthulhu is presented as a deity who rests dormant in the ocean and awaits the time when he will rise and rule the earth again - or, from the stellar point of view, as an alien force from the Outer Void who waits for the right time to
invade the planet. The “waters” of Cthulhu are not to be understood in the mundane sense. These are cosmic waters existing outside the structures of the manifested world. In the microcosmic sense, Cthulhu seems to be the voice of the unconscious, the dark impulse hidden in the depths of the psyche, manifesting to chosen “priests.” Therefore, the
“Call of Cthulhu” is most often received through dreams. It reaches sensitive individuals as a chaotic sensation, a vague impression which human mind transforms into sounds and images in attempt to interpret its meaning."
-Asenath MasonOuter Void gives us 129
All of us have seen the Superstition that The Bloop was actually Cthulhu himself. Does it have a connection or a basis? The answer is yes, it has a more spiritual/metaphorical sense.
The Bloop "coincidently" also gives us number 93
So the next step is to do simple addition. The number of Cthulhu (3) and the one of the bloop.
I will go a bit deeper. Astrophysics has proven that the universe expands all the time, and it is doing it all the time faster and faster that one day it will be expanding faster than the speed of light. That means that we see the Observable Universe. There are places in the universe that we will never see. Right now the Observable Universe's diameter is 93 billion light-years wide. Humans are completely insignificant to Cthulhu, which represents our position in the cosmos, it represents that the universe does not care about our desires and emotions.
So I was thinking that the best way to test this is actually to do practices of every nature of Cthulhu. And I was right. I was reading some days ago a website and the author mentioned that we meet three types of practices to The Old Ones.
1) Invocations to the Great Old Ones - as with Aquino the Call of Cthulhu.
2) Ritual by focusing on a material object - as is the case with the tetrahedral crystal in the Order of the Nine Angles Standard of Nine Angles.
3) Conscious passage to other states and dimensions of reality (pathworking) - as is the case with the vision of the Grand Dining Room of the Temple of the Vampire.
They tie very closely. And I think that means that my whole "theory" leads somewhere. And it has convinced me to try it. To practice them all.
But. There is a big BUT here. There are some doors open. For example, Donald Tyson in his Necronomicon: The wanderings of Alhazred mentioned that Octopuses are creations of Cthulhu. Of course, this book was a text of the mythos. Like buying for example a book for greek mythology. But it has a basis. A team of 33 Scientists did research and they made a theory that the octopus is actually an alien being. Probably their DNA came to earth through a meteor and then it was mixed with the DNA of the squid. Cthulhu's biological behavior is similar to tardigrades.
Donald Tyson also wrote that Azathoth is playing his flute sleeping, and the music is numbers that are creating and destroying things simultaneously in the Universe. Without a doubt, this reminds us of the Simulation Hypothesis, which fits perfectly with Azathoth.
Fred S. Lubnow has done really good work about the science behind the mythos in his books (Lovecraftian Science Journal Volume 1 and 2 (Soon he will publish the third one)) and on his website.
But again these are theories and hypotheses. They are not exactly evidence. For sure we will have to keep in mind the difference between Theory and Hypothesis because people are forgetting this all the time, and people who say "It is just a theory" pisses me off, because they clearly do not know the difference between theory and hypothesis.
Theory is proven and Hypothesis is a guess. Theories have some mathematics that proven the theory of (insert here) is probably true. If mathematics show this do no deny it so easily. I have to remind you that Neptune was discovered with mathematics. But theory and hypothesis is a very big subject on its own.
But until more evidence is given I have chosen to believe this.
In the next article, I will take you with me on a journey that is even crazier.
This forum is kinda dead, and I will never stop trying. I will struggle to fill it with Cthulhian light. So everyone who visits the website will bring them closer to the Old Ones.
Even if no one will be visiting the forum anymore, I will still be there typing. A black crazy clown alone in a forum. I still have hope, and I really hope to succeed my goal and mission. To bring the world closer to the Old Ones and their Truth.
We know that death is joining the Void (and indeed it is), but I read something by chance in the Simon Necronomicon (I never imagined that this book will become handy), and I saw two lines that I found interesting. I will type them as I noted them.
"The tomb of man is the joy of KUTULU, the food of AZAG-THOTH."
These two lines say a lot.
I did a practice to connect with Cthulhu (which I do not want to share the way at least yet because it is something very personal) and a realization raised in my mind.
But first I would like to take you with me to see once again who Cthulhu is and what are his plans his view on humanity.
Cthulhu came from the stars and ruled the Earth for millions of Years until he prisoned himself in the Mighty city of R'lyeh to protect himself from the stars. He calls mankind to liberate him when the stars are right, and so he will bring the Earth again beneath his sway. And so humanity will die. Then why we follow him and call him "The Freedomer"?
I will borrow two words from the Bible.
"Cthulhu does not restrict, he simply guides"
The Bible of Cthulhu
And this says a lot. The Call of Cthulhu is actually, a gift. And I would like to ask you to read the Chapter "On Death" from the Bible. We are all going to die. It is the common truth for everything and everyone, and there is no escape. We are all going to die, so why do not enjoy our little time in this floating rock we call Earth? Because we won't have the chance again. "The Call of the Void" as the Wyntre mentioned in the Bible, is actually an aspect of the Call of Cthulhu. I also have given a clue in my previous Cthulhu gnosis, and I mentioned that the abyss that R'lyeh is sunken is the Chaos aka The Void. And it ties closely if we think about it. Cthulhu sleeps and when he rises he will kill us all. So one part of his guidance is, to enjoy our lives before that happens. He can show this to you, but it depends on YOU if you will follow it. Cthulhu shows many times things in our dreams that we cannot accept their truth. And I would like to share this with you as proof (if we can theorize that it actually is). I shared this when we celebrated Lovecraft's death on 15 of March in our discord server, which was a wonderful night.
I remember that I wasn't striving for Ascension. In the mean that I wasn't trying enough. I did not know what to do so I did a blood sacrifice to Cthulhu at night (Unwise and childish but not simultaneously because it was a big help). When I fell asleep I saw, a dream.
The dream begins with me in a room that they were killing people. With knives guns etc. They killed many. A woman was the one before me, I saw how violently she put her head down and holding her hands. She was screaming for help. The leader of this mafia or organization I don't what the fuck they were, were looking with joy. I told him to kill her fast no painfully and slow with the knife as the man was doing, I saw a gun behind her and I told him to use it to shoot her at her heart or the head. I don't remember what happens but know I had a knife and I threw it to his throat. He was dead now. Now it was my turn. "It is my time to return back to the Void", I thought. I was calm. One guy that was in front of me took the gun and he was ready to shoot me. He was wearing a black leather jacket with black jeans and shoes. He also had a black beard and his hair was very short. He started shooting. He was avoiding shooting me at the places of the heart and the brain. I wasn't feeling pain from the bullets. I didn't felt pain from their intruding in my flesh. Instead, I was spinning around until a bullet hits me at the heart or my head. He stopped and he just shot me in my head. This time I felt how the bullet intrudes in my brain but I wasn't really in pain. I immediately fell to the floor and my senses started to go black. I felt that I was joining a new world that only the Void exists (if we can use the terms world and existence here). For those seconds I did many thoughts that actually are very personal so I won't tell them (sorry). I thought "this is it? This is how my life was? I didn't do those things I wanted. I didn't enjoy my life." I opened my eyes but I knew that I will die slowly. I wasn't accepting it. I was in a room with dead bodies. The only light that was coming was from the crevices of the three doors that were in the room. The doors that were in my right hand were connecting to the room that they shot me.
I felt that I want to leave I changed my mind, but there was no escape. "Even if I got outside the room they will kill me again" was a thought that spawned in my head. I started to get panicked and then I woke up and breathing fast. I see nightmares but no nightmare has given me so much terror so I was praying and thanking everything that it was just a dream.
I knew that I will die, and for some reason, I was waiting until this moment comes
I discovered my fear. The world after my death will continue and I won't be there to see it. Our evolution, or destruction, I won't see Cthulhu rise. And most of all I found......that I don't enjoy my life. I realized that I have many things s to change. As one character in a greek movie said "Live every moment of your life, like it is your last one."
I fear what will happen after me. I fear the idea that my journey will end, and I will not live again. And I didn't enjoy my life.
This is a blessing. I appreciated the fact that I even EXIST. Even I forget this I have to remind this all the time.
And this is the point of the article. When we die our metaphorical Cthulhu awakens and kills us. Every second that is passing leads us closer to our end, exactly as every second the stars are getting closer so the time for Cthulhu is coming closer to his rise and take what belongs to him. This is his gift. We are equally insignificant to Cthulhu because no one will be spared from death. Everyone will live and enjoy Azathoth's dream for once, but all will return back forever with no excuses.
And this is exactly what "the food of AZAG-THOTH (Azathoth)" means. Our matter will be used for something else, matter and atoms cannot be destroyed. It is literally recycling. And this is a beauty of nature, it has both sides of the Coin, Nug and Yeb are ruling the laws of Azathoth's Dream, and we should be thankful about this because our universe could be Chaotic and very deadly, but everything is balanced so our universe can be as we know, and so we can be here to embrace this.
I always like to discover new perspectives. And this ties very closely with my god's ethics (if such thing exists in Cthulhu).
I found this Chart of Sigils and layout of the Cthulhu Mythos on Ultraculture.org. It is a decent layout of the Mythos entities, but the sigils I am not familiar with where they come from. Anyone have any idea where these were taken from?