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necronomicon and the chtulhu-mythos QUESTION from karen hansson January 26, 2000 What are your views on whether the necronomicon actually does exist, and on how much truth there are in the chtulhu-mythos?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on January 29, 2000 Dear Miss Hansson:
The Necronomicon, or the Book of Dead Names, is a real book, or really books. Practitioners of the black arts will, in the course of their experiences, write their own Necronomicon. Of course, witches and other occultist will lust after getting hold of the Necronomicon of someone they consider to be highly advanced in the arts. By gaining access to an advanced practitioner of the craft, they seek to find the secrets to successfully summoning demons, performing rituals, etc.
The man who started the Cthulhu Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft, has his own Necronomicon.
As for the Cthulhu Mythos the question is easy to answer. There is not truth whatsoever to the Mythos. None.
The Cthulhu Mythos is a collection of fiction, prose, and poetry based upon the invented characters (alien beings) of H.P. Lovecraft and his friends and followers. The various stories do not necessarily relate to each other. Often the stories are horror stories, but can also include fantasy, science fiction, sorcery type motifs.
We see influences of the Mythos in many T.V. shows and movies that have themes of ancient aliens coming to earth and giving rise to the mythologies of ancient humanity. We see this influence in Television shows Stargate: SG1, Earth: The Final Conflict, and many other shows, movies, and stories.
They are just stories with no basis in reality at all.
I am not sure, but I think the Cthulhu Mythos stories have been made into fantasy role play games – which like all fantasy role play games are dangerous and should never be played by a Christian.
Due to the non-Christian, and occultc nature of the Mythos, Christians are well advised, even by Scripture, to avoid reading them.
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