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The Dream World of H.P. Lovecraft:
His Life, His Demons, His Universe

By Donald Tyson

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The Dream World of H.P. Lovecraft is a thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating book. Its fusion of sound biographical knowledge and critical insight makes it a must-read for Lovecraftians who want to explore the genesis of Lovecraft’s bizarre, imaginative world.”
—S.T. Joshi, leading authority on H.P. Lovecraft.

Occult scholar Donald Tyson plumbs the depths of H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmic visions and horrific dream world to examine, warts and all, the strange life of the man who created the Necronomicon and the Cthulhu mythos.

Lovecraft expressed disdain for magic and religion, and most of his biographers have dismissed the mystical side of his nature. This book redresses this imbalance. Here you will find the roots of Lovecraft’s extraordinary cosmic vision laid bare. The dream-world sources for his mythic Old Ones are examined, along with the practical esoteric implications of Lovecraft’s unique mythology.

A man in fundamental conflict with himself, Lovecraft lived always on the brink of madness or suicide. Tyson reveals Lovecraft for what he truly was—a dreamer, an astral traveler, and the prophet of a New Age.

Donald Tyson is the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series based on H.P. Lovecraft’s world. Tyson has also written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions, such as the Kabbalah, the Tarot, and ceremonial magic, and is the editor of the contemporary version of Agrippa’s seminal work Three Books of Occult Philosophy. He lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife, Jenny.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The Impersonal Dreamer
  1. Silver Spoon
  2. Rich and Strange
  3. Weird Tales
  4. Dream Traveler
  5. Little Bottle of Poison
  6. Yog-Sothothery
  7. Circle of Correspondents
  8. Themes in Lovecraft
  9. Genteel Decay
  10. That is Not Dead...
    Relations and Friends


Bibliographic Information

The Dream World of H.P. Lovecraft: His Life, His Demons, His Universe. By Donald Tyson. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications; November 2010; ISBN 978-0-7387-2284-9; paperback, 336 pages.

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