Miskatonic University

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Tier I:


Lesson II

Is Cthulhu Real?

Of course He is real, though His manifestation is the matter of some healthy debate!

There are two schools of thought that exist within The Cult of Cthulhu.



The first believes that Cthulhu and The Old Ones exist as as

archetypal metaphors.

The second believe in The Old Ones literally.

The majority of Cultists use Cthulhu, His kin, the mythos and the imagery therein as vivid archetypes and metaphorical forces that represent aspects of the self and a way of life. The ideals of the Great Old Ones and The Mythos align with the Truth as The Cult sees it, so an iconographical God, not to be believed in literally or worshipped necessarily but to serve as a figurehead of the organization and a banner to rally behind was created. Cthulhu represents what is to be found in the pages of The Bible of Cthulhu.

The self-proclaimed puritans of this belief system believe that Cthulhu descended from the stars literally and slumbers in His house in R’lyeh, having communicated His will to H.P. Lovecraft through dream. In this sense H.P. Lovecraft can be seen as a kind of ‘prophet’, communing the will of the gods through cryptic texts and messages. They believe, too, that Cthulhu and His horde communicate to them personally through dream and Void Meditation. The Bible of Cthulhu covers the scientifically-plausible explanation of this belief as well as the philosophical proposition that, who are you, really, to say they are wrong? 

There is no discord between the two sects.



In truth it does not matter which you believe; both and neither are true simultaneously. Whether the Cthulhu Mythos fills you with a sense of wonder and fulfills your imaginative desires with it’s fantastic imagery and prose or strikes at your soul with the ring of cosmic truth and unlimited potential, The Cult Of Cthulhu is really all about YOU.

When Cthulhu is alluded to and personified it may be taken as the literal manifestation of Him or the archetypal icon that He and His religion represents.

All that is fundamentally essential is The Work, which will be explained in depth later.


• Try to open your mind to the possibility and acceptance that two groups can exist in harmony under one common ideal, and that in some situations the idea of 'right' and 'wrong' simply does not exist.

The Cult of Cthulhu

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