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Episode #029 The Necronomicon Mythos


Episode #029 The Necronomicon Mythos

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An esoteric podcast for the introspective pagan mind hosted by Chris Orapello
Underline Theme: Magickal Paradigms
Opening track: Invocation to Cthulhu by Leslie Fish
Show Introduction
MM, BB, 93, Hello and Welcome to the 29 th Episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, an esoteric podcast for the
introspective pagan mind. Where we explore a variety of topics which relate to life and ones unique spiritual journey. I
am your host Chris Orapello. Intro music by George Wood.
In this episode

We discuss The Necronomicon Mythos with author Donald Tyson who in the last several years has added
four significant texts to the magickal legacy and reality of the Necronomicon.

In A corner in the Occult we learned about the life of beloved weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft

We hear some music from our featured artist Leslie Fish

And In the Essence of magick we discuss Magickal Paradigms

All this and more in this installment of The Infinite and the Beyond stay with us...

(Background Music: Follow Me Darkness by The SpookShow)

Hello welcome back to the show and thank you to artist Leslie Fish for her Invocation to Cthulhu! From her
album Avalon is Risen. I can feel the looming legendary lavish presence of the terrifying, tenacious, exquisite,
and exemplary Elder God now.

Back on November 1st I had the great opportunity of joining Deirdre Hebert and Jasper (he is) on PaganFM to talk
about my many involvements and to just have a good time. If you missed my appearance on PaganFM or had
never checked them out, find them on iTunes or online at http://PaganFM.com/

Also Tara and I had the pleasure of making it down to Baltimore, Maryland to experience one day of FaerieCon
East, which Jason Pitzl-Waters of the Wild Hunt Blog and the podcast A Darker Shade of Pagan works for. Though
we only spent one day there it was a great time. I got to speak with Jason on two occasions and he's a really
friendly guy and I even got to meet up with Inanna Gabriel from Misanthrope Press who published the Pagan


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story anthology Etched Offerings and who we spoke with back in episode 24. And if you're interested in
attending FaerieCon East or FaerieCon West then check out the event online at http://FaerieCon.com/

I also the wonderful opportunity to attend the Between the Worlds Conference that was held by the Assembly of
Sacred Wheel who are based in Delaware and can be found online at http://www.sacredwheel.org/btwplenaries.html It was a great opportunity to meet people and prominent authors in the Occult, Magickal, and
Pagan communities of whom some of which will be visiting us on the podcast in the near future.

On January 9th, I had the pleasure of being a guest on a new live show called Backpacking Through The Universe
hosted by the lovely Danielle Stimpson. Danielle and I talked for two hours about all sorts of things related to
paganism and the paranormal. If you missed my appearance on Backpacking Through The Universe, be sure to
check it out online because it will be available as a podcast download in the near future.

And last but not least. I have recently released a book online titled A Witch's Journey. A Witch's Journey is a
journal for 2013 beginning in March with the start of Aries and continuing into 2014 with the conclusion of

Beyond simply being a date book, A Witchs Journey offers the practitioner a complete writing

experience by offering a page for every day of the year. The text is 7" x 10" and 394 pages in length. It's a
beautiful looking book and I encourage everyone to check it out online at infinite-beyond.com where a you can
purchase a copy for yourself to use over the coming year. It will be found on Amazon.com, but if it's not too
much to ask buying through the show website does me a great service and it costs the same through the show
website as it does on Amazon.

In a moment we'll be speaking with author Donald Tyson about his writings and dealings with the Necronomicon
Mythos, but first a little fun.

Clip: Necronomanah!
Movie clips from
1. Evil Dead II (1987) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092991/?ref_=sr_3
2. Army of Darkness(1992) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106308/?ref_=sr_1
Opening Dialogue: Necronomicon Overview.
(Background Music: Cosmic Communion by Alexandre Falcao)
Read by Evil Chris Orapello
The Necronomicon is probably one of the most popular and sought after magickal texts to have never existed.
Featured in stories, art, music, graphic novels, clothing, accessories, documentaries, and films this once fabled
text of dark esoteric lore has, over the decades, managed to pushed itself out from the mythical ether of

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existence into our world making itself ever more real, beyond the aspirations of it's creator Howard Philip
Lovecraft. There have even been many versions of book published for use by those so inclined to venture into
its forbidden realms of the dark putrid unknown which contain the vile and most fearsome beasts the world has
every known. One such daring soul is well known Llewellyn author Donald Tyson who has joined the fold of such
individuals with four books of his own being the Necronomicon, his book Alhazred, his Grimoire of the
Necronomicon, and his most recent installment The 13 Gates of Necronomicon. Lets now go to part 1 of my
interview with author Donald Tyson.
Interview Part 1 : The Tyson Necronomicon Series
Featured Artist
Berserker by Leslie Fish
Segway: I hope part one of the interview was to your liking? Stay with us for part two where we discuss the reality of
the Necronomicon itself, but until then please enjoy a slight departure into A Corner in the Occult.
Segment: A Corner in the Occult: (approx. 1300-1500 words): Howard Phillips Lovecraft
(Background Music: Piano Quartet in g 3rd Movement by Mozart performed by Linda Holzer)
Hello and welcome to A Corner in the Occult Where we focus on one part or person from the history of
occultism. In these regular segments, I touch upon many aspects of the occult and I hope to offer you something new or
at least something to think about. The information presented is always done so in the best manner possible in regards to
its content and accuracy depending on the available sources. There is a lot in occultism that one may never choose to
look into, and here you have the opportunity to learn about something which you may have never bothered to
investigate and oddly enough there are at least some people who may be unaware of what our topic is on
Well known, loved, and respected weird fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction author Howard Phillips
Lovecraft was born on August 20th of 1890 in his family home located in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother Sarah
Susan Philips Lovecraft came from a very old and establish Massachusetts family dating back to 1630. While his father,
Winfield Scott Lovecraft, was a traveling salesman for Gorham & Co., Silversmiths, of Providence.

Tragically though

Lovecraft wouldn't have the opportunity to get to know his father because at the age of three his father suffered a
nervous breakdown while on the road in Chicago. He was then brought back to Providence and placed in Butler Hospital,
where he stayed for five years until his death on July 19, 1898 from a form of neurosyphilis. Perhaps as a means to cover


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up his father's condition young Lovecraft was told that his father was paralyzed and comatose during this time. So,
without a father the raising of young Howard Phillip fell upon his mother, aunts, and wealthy grandfather.
As a child Lovecraft began reciting poetry by the age of two, reading by the age of three, and writing by the age
of seven. The home in which he grew up was said to contain a vast library of books which he loved to look through and
read. One of his earliest fascinations with fiction was for the Arabian Nights. His love of the Arabian Night would be
shortly replaced with his discovery of Greek Mythology which he experienced through a children's version of the Iliad
and Odyssey of Homer. But his interest in strange and unusual fiction was instilled in him by his grandfather who often
entertained him with off-the-cuff weird tales told in a Gothic style which would spark his love for beloved American
author Edgar Allan Poe.
His attendance of school when he was younger was sporadic because he was often sick, but his illnesses as a
child were often said to be psychologically based. Despite his irregular schooling he was mostly self taught as a result of
being such a voracious reader. Around the age of eight he discovered sciences such Chemistry and then Astronomy
which would become a serious interest for him. So much that his intentions were to attend Brown university after High
School to purse his dream of becoming an astronomer however a nervous breakdown along with a difficulty in higher
mathematics short circuited his dream as he was never able to graduate high-school. Remorsefully, his failure to enter
Brown University, became the source of great shame to him later in life.
The nervous breakdown he had during this time in his life, very well could have been a combination of the
pressures of school with the stress of his home life as according to biographer August Derleth, his mother was
determined to shelter her son from the rigors and dangers of life. Lovecraft later admitted that, being raised by a
sensitive and overprotective mother, caused him to grow up in relative isolation, and also forced to think of himself as
unlike other people. He was, he claimed, a precocious child and always preferred the company of adults to that of other
children. This also caused him to further immerse himself in his own isolated interests of reading and writing.
From 1908 to 1913 Lovecraft was a virtual hermit, doing little save pursuing his astronomical interests and his
poetry writing though his output was primarily poetry. During this time he also was thrown into an unhealthily close
relationship with his mother, who was still suffering from the trauma of his fathers illness and death. Her mental
situation would not bode well for Lovecraft as she would form a pathological love-hate relationship with him that
effected him deeply.
His writing focus would begin to change when he wrote a complaint letter to The Argosy, a pulp magazine, about
the insipidness of the love stories of Fred Jackson, one of the publication's popular writers. His letter was published in
1913, and it evoked a storm of protest from Jacksons defenders. Interestingly the debate that occurred in the
magazine's letters column caught the attention of Edward F. Daas, who was the President of the United Amateur Press
Association (UAPA). Daas liked what Lovecraft had to say and so he invited him to join the UAPA in 1914.

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The new sense of community revitalized Lovecraft and inspired him to write and contribute many poems and
essays. At the request of friends, he returned to writing fiction in 1917 with what have been referred to as being more
polished stories, which included such tales as "The Tomb" and "Dagon. Dagon would go on to become his first
professionally-published work, by appearing in 1919 in Issue #11 of The Vagrant and also later in Weird Tales magazine in
1923. Around that time, he began to establish a huge network of letter correspondents which would make him one of
the great letter writers of the century. Among his correspondents were Robert Bloch (Psycho), Clark Ashton Smith, and
Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian series).
In time Lovecraft would become the President and Official Editor of the UAPA, and also served briefly as
President of the rival National Amateur Press Association (NAPA). This involvement may well have saved Lovecraft from
living an unproductive reclusive life; as he himself once said: In 1914, when the kindly hand of amateurdom was first
extended to me, I was as close to the state of vegetation as any animal well can be... With the advent of the United I
obtained a renewal to live; a renewed sense of existence as other than a superfluous weight; and found a sphere in
which I could feel that my efforts were not wholly futile. For the first time I could imagine that my clumsy gropings after
art were a little more than faint cries lost in the un-listening world.
In 1919, after suffering from hysteria and depression for a long period of time, Lovecraft's mother was
committed to Butler Hospital just as her husband had been. Though separated from her son, she frequently wrote
letters to him which kept them close. That is until her death on May 24, 1921 due to complications from gall bladder
Despite being deeply effected by the loss of his mother, it would appear that his mothers death pushed him to
experience more of life. He would eventually become married in 1924 after first meeting his wife back in July of 1921
only several months after his mother's passing. His wife Sonia Haft Greene was a Ukranian Jewish woman who ran a
successful hat shop in New York City. Their marriage wasn't a surprise to their friends, but it was certainly a surprise to
his two Aunts who heard about the marriage in a letter that was sent to them after the ceremony. It would seem that
Lovecraft knew that his wife being seven years older than him and of a lower class, being a tradeswoman, was not going
to sit well with his Aunts.
In the beginning of their marriage, Lovecraft was enthralled by New York, but soon financial difficulties would
shape the course of their marriage. His wife lost her hat shop and her health declined. Being primarily a writer Lovecraft
had difficulty finding work so his wife moved to Cleveland for employment. Living on his own in the Red Hook, a
neighborhood of Brooklyn, Lovecraft grew to dislike the city and it's immigrant population because it, in some sense,
conflicted with his own expectations of who he was as a native born, privileged Anglo-Saxon coming from a once wealthy
family. This part of his life is often credited with instilling him and some of his stories with the racist undertones which
can be found and which, at times governed his existence. He was a normal man trapped in a strange world which he

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grew more and more distant from. As a result of his financial difficulties and growing dislike of the city, he would
become forced to move back home to live with his Aunts and in time, he and Sonia would agree to a divorce which was
never completed. Ironically the following ten years after moving home would be his most prolific as a writer.
His relationship with his Aunts and his mother are often hinted at being mentally abusive and possibly the direct
cause behind his Xenophobic tendencies that were present throughout his life. Nearly all of his best-known stories like
"The Call of Cthulhu", The Colour Out Of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in the Darkness, "At the
Mountains of Madness," The Shadow Over Innsmouth, "The Shadow Out of Time," and others were created during this
Much of Lovecraft's fiction related to his own life whether it's to his dreams, which served as a wealth of
inspiration for him, or from his experiences, as like himself, his characters were often victims of their surroundings;
tormented by the world around them in some manner or unknowingly stumbled into a horrifying situation. For example
one of his stories The Whisperer in Darkness first published in Weird Tales magazine, August 1931, was based around
letter writing and similar correspondence that Lovecraft himself was very accustomed to. And his 1924 tale The Rats in
the Walls (written in August of 1923) occurred prior to marring his wife Sonia when he was traveling Brooklyn to visit
with her. The main character lost his father in 1904 and was left to raise his son as a single parent. 1904 is the year
Lovecraft's grandfather died and the rest of the tale, save for any spoilers, dealt with relocation of the character to a new
home where the locals did not like him and his home would be enveloped by vermin lurking in the walls and all around
similar to how Lovecraft himself often viewed living in the city. Even in his dreams he was unable to escape horror as in
his early life he suffered from night terrors, which caused him to believe that he was assaulted by flying creatures he
called "Night-Gaunts" that would fly into his room while he slept to take him away into the night.
Ironically much of his work would inspire and captivate occultists. Ironically because Lovecraft himself would
have nothing to do with the supernatural or the occult and even felt that such things were nonsense and on a personal
level often projected a materialist mentality akin to an agnostic or even an atheist and had a very mechanistic view of
the universe. But despite his personal view of life, his stories revolved around the macabre and mystical and dealt with
science fiction and blatant occult themes which he researched to some extent in order for him to write about and
include them in his fiction. As according to Owen Davies, from his Grimoires: A History of Magic Books, Lovecrafts main
source of occult information was the entry on Magic in the Encyclopedia Britannica. And his 1925 story The Festival,
was allegedly inspired by Margaret Murrays book The Witch-Cult in Western Europe as the beginnings of the tale dealt
with a Yuletide traditional Pre-Christian gathering, though no mention of Murray's book or a witch-cult specifically was
made. This story also marks the second appearance of Lovecraft's dreaded Necronomicon, which first appeared a year
earlier in his story The Hound.


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The Necronomicon, one of Lovecraft's most influential and elusive creations, contained the accounts of the Old
Ones, their history, and the means for summoning them. The Old Ones being the ancient Alien Gods that inhabited the
Earth long ago and who were always present and worshiped throughout history by secret cults and sects and who's
imminent return would bring with it the end of humanity. This background to the existence of ancient alien deities that
once inhabited the Earth is said to have been an influence from Lovecraft's research in Theosophy and the writings of
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, especially her book The Secret Doctrine. The author of the Necronomicon, the "Mad Arab"
Abdul Alhazred, had been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft's story "The Nameless City," and the name itself Abdul
Alhazred was actually a personae Lovecraft created as a child out of his love for the Arabian Knights. To further compile
the vague reality of the text, other authors like August Derleth and Clark Ashton Smithalso made it appoint to also cite
the Necronomicon in their work which had the desired effect and caused many readers to believe that The
Necronomicon was a real book.
The Old Ones, being the Elder Gods of which include Azathoth, Gol-goroth, Nylarlathotep, Hastur, Nyogtha,
Shub-Niggurath, and long list of others. The pantheon of entities and deities found throughout Lovecraft's stories is
elaborate of which many fans and later authors attempted to classify and categorize is groups and sub groups.
Of the many deities mentioned by Lovecraft, probably the most well known and well loved is the great Cthulhu.
As he has stuffed animals, statues, shirts, car bumper stickers and labels that reference and pay homage to him. He is
also known to run for present of the United States every four years.
As a creature, Lovecraft himself describes Cthulhu as "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an
octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore
feet, and long, narrow wings behind." For over a millennium, Cthulhu has been said to be hibernating in his underwater
city in the South Pacific called R'lyeh and is felt to be the source of constant anxiety for mankind at a subconscious level,
and has many cult followers that exist throughout the world who believe that when the time is right, Cthulhu will return.
But unfortunately during the most prolific time in his life, the world of Howard Philip Lovecraft would come to an
abrupt end on March 15th of 1937. The last two years of his life were of great hardship for him. Growing poorer and
poorer over the years, even moving to smaller dwellings, his diet suffered greatly due to his financial situation which
resulted in malnutrition. In 1936 one of his closest correspondents, Robert E. Howard, committed suicide which
devastated Lovecraft leaving him in a state of depression coupled with confusion for the sudden loss of his friend. By this
time he was experiencing intestinal pain, but ignored it until March 10 th 1937 when it came to much to bear, and so
checked into Jane Brown Memorial Hospital where he died five days later at the age of 46 from intestinal cancer. He was
buried on March 18 at the Phillips family plot at Swan Point Cemetery.
Thankfully to us, in his honor and memory the publishing firm Arkham House was formed by his friends August
Derleth and Donald Wandrei to preserve Lovecraft's stories in a hardcover book. As a result of their efforts, Lovecraft's

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work became available in paperback and even translated into a dozen languages. His stories are currently available in
textually corrected editions and his body of work has drawn the attention of scholars who have attempted to understand
the layers and complexities of it and who he was.
H. P. Lovecraft continues to inspire and instill fear in his readers over 70 years since his passing as even famous
horror author Stephen King has called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale,"
and he was the single largest figure to influence King's own fiction writing. And though Howard Philips Lovecraft wasn't
an occultist, his contribution to occultism, whether it would be to his own pride or shame, has entitled him to have his
own Corner in the Occult. This concludes this edition of A Corner in the Occult. Suggestions for this segment are
welcomed and encouraged so please be sure to contact the show online via the show website. Thank You.
Bibliography & Source Links

Sound Clip

From the movie Dagon (2001) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264508/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Interview Part 2: The Reality of The Necronomicon
Segment: The Essence of Magick Series (TeoMS): Magickal Paradigms
(Background Music: Calling Peace by Alexandre Falcao)
(Audio clips: Gerald Gardner and Patricia Crowther chanting The Witches Rune; Aleister Crowley Excerpts from
the Gnostic Mass; An interview with Gerald Gardner, early 1960s)
It is a secret and you will be taught. From the basic to the complex all will be revealed. Welcome to the Essence of
Magick Series echoing forth from The Infinite and The Beyond.
Magickal Paradigms
Right now, a portion of your existence is governed and shaped by what is known as a paradigm. Paradigms are
world views that are, in a sense, latent within us. In many ways they represent our greater reality and are that
part of us that knows just how things are. However our paradigms become held into question when we come
across or are exposed to aspects of life and the world that contradict our understandings or widen them to the
point discomfort. This discomfort is can referred to as Paradigm Paralysis and is often a plot element in many

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stories and movies where a major or minor character can't accept the reality of what is happening to them. A
dual scenario, of clashing paradigms was an undertone to the television and movie franchise X-Files where
Mulder and Scully always had different ways approaching a problem, hinting at the thinness of reality and
emphasizing personal perspective over substance, where even evidence and it's means was dependent upon
how it was interpreted by the individual. A more historic example of paradigms, paradigm shifting, and
paradigm paralysis, is the the ancient struggle over our understanding of the Earth and its place in relation to the

At one point the world was flat until Greek Astronomers challenged this notion and a spherical

understanding of the earth became more accurate as a result of their findings. Similarly at one point the Sun,
and other planets were thought to revolved around the earth, that is until Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo helped
to change this paradigm to reflect a heliocentric understanding of the Universe based upon their findings. In
both cases this shift in understanding did not happen quickly, easily or peacefully, but it happened none-the-less.
In retrospect at one point, as far as anyone knew, these two understandings, the flat earth and the earth being at
the center of the Universe, were facts of existence which were supported by ancient peoples, until new people
with different perspectives managed to reeducate humankind, through constant exemplification of their
findings. Similar to the current efforts of Intelligent Design Theorists and even Ancient Astronaut Theorists who
are simply trying to establish a paradigm shift which reflects their understanding of life and human history
despite the evidence against them.
In many ways Paradigms are hats we wear, that can be changed at will, if so desired.
Often times they are needed to be adopted in order for a magickal system to function as it should.
The reality inherent in spirits, deities, religions, and books of magick in many ways are rooted in a particular
paradigm that one can adopt. The adopting of a paradigm is an act of creation much like the shifting of a
paradigm is an act of destruction, however both processes may take months or years to fully complete
Many of us were raised in a different religion, different than the one we are practicing now. At one time the
deities or cosmologies that we currently honor and recognize, did not exist to us then, as they do now.
The ability to shift paradigms does not entirely mean that those elements we adopt into our world view are
dependent upon us for existence because once we give them credence to exist in our reality, we can still be
subjected to them whether we are a willing participant or not. So, any separate paradigm or text we open or
work with becomes another aspect of our world view, and thus our paradigm.
Books like The Lesser Key of Solomon, the Grimoire Verum, or even the Necronomicon present us with
opportunities to expand our realities, but at varying costs because the realities of some individuals may not be
able to bear the load of what these and other texts present and contain.

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In essence the magickal paradigm is an aspect of reality that is needed to fuel our magick and our work, but at
the same time which may allow certain elements to exist that we as practitioners need to take into account and
address in accordance with our understandings. The magickal paradigm is a cultivated reality which we create
through our practice, but which attains a life of it's own once it is set in motion and as practitioners it is our
responsibility to be responsible for the proper maintenance of that paradigm because it is of us and we are of it.
This concludes this edition of the Essence of Magick. Suggestions for this series are welcomed and encouraged
and you can do so on the show website or through the show forum. Thank you.
Interview Part 3: Working with the Texts
Featured Artist
Lucifer by Leslie Fish
(Background Music: Follow Me Darkness by The SpookShow)
Hey welcome back the song you just heard was Lucifer by Leslie Fish. And if you didn't notice, Leslie Fish was
the featured artist and all the music featured was from her album Avalon is Risen. If you liked what you
heard... Surprise! I have a copy of the album for one lucky listener! That's right a contest! If you'd like to try and
win a copy of Leslie's album Avalon Is Risen please message the podcast through the show website at infinitebeyond.com to be included in the drawing. Be sure to include your name, email, and a mailing address and I'll
announce the winner in episode #31 so that everyone has time to enter.
And while I'm thinking about it again when you visit to enter, please check out my book A Witch's Journey A
Journal for the modern Witch, The perfect daily writing companion to your book of shadows where it can be
purchased online. The journal itself begins in March with start of Aries so there is plenty of time order your own
personal copy.
Thank you once again to author Donald Tyson for braving the dark depths of the Necronomicon and the world of
H. P. Lovecraft and for coming on this podcast to discuss his findings and experiences with The Necronomicon
Next episode we'll be speaking with the well known and loved Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule! So
until next time be well everyone, Blessed be and 93!


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Episode wrap up (12/9/2011)
(Background Music: Universe inside you by Persian Paladin)
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Show Notes: Episode #029 The Necronomicon Mythos

Show Summary:

In this episode we discuss The Necronomicon Mythos with author Donald Tyson who in the last several years has
added four significant texts to the magickal legacy and reality of the Necronomicon, with his own copy of The
Necronomicon, his novel Alhazred, the Grimoire of the Necronomicon, and his workbook The 13 Gates of the
Necronomicon all released by Llewellyn Publications believe it or not? In A Corner in the Occult we learn about the life
of beloved weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft. We explore some fun and heartfelt music by our featured artist Leslie Fish
from her album Avalon Is Risen. I announce a contest that will conclude in episode #31 so checkout the announcement
later in this episode to hear all the details. And In the Essence of Magick, we discuss Magickal Paradigms. All this and
more in this installment of The Infinite and the Beyond!

Breakdown: (1:37:10)

(00:00:00) Featured Artist: Invocation to Cthulhu by Leslie Fish

(00:01:27) Introduction
Music : Proteus by composer George Wood
(00:02:27) Announcements
Music: Follow Me Darkness by The SpookShow
(00:5:57) Necronamanah!
(00:7:01) Opening Dialogue: Necronomicon Overview
Music: Cosmic Communion by Alexandre Falcao
(00:09:28) Part 1: Interview with Donald Tyson: The Tyson Manuscripts
(00:33:18) Featured Artist: Berserker by Leslie Fish
(00:37:05) A Corner in the Occult: Howard Philips Lovecraft
Music: Piano Quartet in G, 3rd Movement by Mozart performed by Linda Holzer
(00:53:43) Sound Clip from the movie Dagon (2001)
(00:53:53) Part 2: Interview with Donald Tyson: The reality of the Necronomicon
(01:11:30) The Essence of Magick Series: Magickal Paradigms
Music: Calling Peace by Alexandre Falcao
(01:17:36) Part 3: Interview with Donald Tyson: Working with the texts.
(01:30:22) Featured Artist: Lucifer by Leslie Fish
(01:33:01) Conclusion
Music: Follow Me Darkness by The SpookShow
(01:34:41) Wrap-up
Music: Universe inside you by Persian Paladin

Background Music Links

George Wood - http://promedia.podomatic.com/

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Episode #029 The Necronomicon Mythos
Linda Holzer - http://www.ualr.edu/lrholzer/bio.shtml
Alexandre Falcao - http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=613461
Persian Paladin - http://www.famemusic.com/Persian_Paladin/

Featured Music Link

Leslie Fish - http://www.prometheus-music.com/avalon.html

Links * Please see show notes for a complete list of the links from this episode

Donald Tyson http://www.dondaldtyson.com

PaganFM http://paganfm.com
FaerieCon http://www.faeriecon.com
Backpacking Through The Universe - http://backpackingthroughtheuniverse.com
Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference - http://www.sacredwheel.org/BTW/Between_The_Worlds/Home.html

The Necronomicon (YouTube) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnbYcB9ctu8


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MusicAlley - http://www.musicalley.com