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Cults of Lovecraft: The Impact of H.P. Lovecraft's Fiction on Contemporary Occult Practices

  title={Cults of Lovecraft: The Impact of H.P. Lovecraft's Fiction on Contemporary Occult Practices},
  author={John Summerfield Engle},
  • J. Engle
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Art
  • Mythlore
THE INFLUENCE OF H.P. LOVECRAFT ON POPULAR CULTURE is undeniable in both the mainstream and underground. His stories have served as inspiration to dozens of subsequent writers, with his idiosyncratic style and rich world building functioning as the starting point and setting for a vast expanded universe of fiction. Lovecraft's fiction and the broader Mythos it inspired have become synonymous with the genre of weird and cosmic horror fiction. His pantheon of deities and the mythology… 
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