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NOTES ON "THE HYPERBOREAN

TEXTS"
by ALLEN MACKEY

THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS


This is an incomplete collection of research notes based on Earl S. Wynn's THE
HYPERBOREAN TEXTS, published in 2011 by Thunderune Publishing. THE
HYPERBOREAN TEXTS is identified as "TRP - 018"--apparently the eighteenth
book printed by Thunderune Publishing. Obviously, "Notes On 'The
Hyperborean Texts" is intended to be a companion to the actual book. These
notes are being published for the benefit of serious Cthulhu Mythos scholars,
especially those with a passion for the forgotten lore of Hyperborea.
What is THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS? It is a pseudo-grimoire and prehistorical
book firmly set in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, but with its own niche.
Meaning that E. S. Wynn explores new territory, without rehashing the work of
any other author. Perhaps the most appropriate description is from the back
cover:
"Before the Necronomicon and the Pnakotic Manuscripts, mankind chiseled the
madness of the dark elder gods onto a series of strange, onyx obelisks now lost
among the wastes of the arctic circle. Transliterated in 1887 by a team of three
researchers, these Hyperborean Texts present a bizarre look into the alien
religion and strange insanities of a now vanished civilization."
Firstly, be aware that THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS exists in print format and in
TWO electronic versions. In September of 2015 I discovered the following
information on the Lulu Publishing page for the book (I have corrected several
grammatical mistakes):

"NOTE Earl S. Wynn, a fairly prolific author and editor, produced a work that
will resonate through the ages as a conceptual g-spot of the Cthulhu Mythos, a
literary bullseye proving once again that the pen is mightier thanthe Scimitar of
Nothvair. Simply stated The Hyperborean Texts is one of the most underrated
tomes in modern history, which first saw print in June 2011. Thunderune
Publishing made the book accessible and readily available in both print and
electronic formats. Since the 3rd of June, 2011, a physical paperback copy with 121
pages sold for $9.95. Digitally, however, the buyer should be aware that TWO
versions of this great work are now in circulation. Both are from the same
publisher, with the same artwork and the same price: S4.95. In fact both eBooks
are nearly identical, but with one crucial difference: Amazon first offered etext
copies on June 3rd, 2011 but each one had a mere 70 KBs and only 34 pages!
Several months later on November 4 th, 2011, Lulu electronically followedand
nailed it, hitting a proverbial home run! Despite the claim that they had the First
Edition, Lulu DID provide the world with a definitive version of The
Hyperborean Text! The the two formats (excluding Amazon) have the same
number of pages. The new and improved e-book is now composed of 800.66 KBs
and 121 pages! It went to the edge of the abyss, made the Sign of the Enterer, and
stepped across the void! Which makes me wonder if Amazon had an abridged
digital version, like a preview or teaser, perhaps originally intended for review
purposes? Ah, the great mysteries of life. Be careful and do not get the wrong
one."
Indeed! The digital copy from Lulu is the one I purchased; thanks to that
warning I stayed far away from the Amazon version.

On to the notes. A review, a table of contents (which is not included within the
book), a few lists based upon the contents, a glossary of "strange" words and an
appendix.

First we find a DISCLAIMER:

"This might be a work of fiction. The author makes no claims and sees no colors
but those sandwiched between these dark covers. See the changes, mark each
little stroke of note or brush. Not a word has been carelessly placed. Even the
number of pages has been carefully decided."

Then we discover the story behind the project in the FOREWORD:

"When we (Doctors B. Fitch, J. Allen and Myself) received word that a civilization
of over seventy-thousand years of age had been discovered in the wastes of the
arctic circle, we were, of course, doubtful of the claims veracity. All told, the most
we expected was a smattering of stone tools and similar artifacts, but what we
found boggles the mind even now. In our haste, we struggled to make rubbings of
the thousands of glyphs we found on friezes buried in the snow and ice, but alas,
there was not enough time to copy, much less translate them all before our ship
home came to call. Unfortunately, since the close of the expedition, both Doctors
B. Fitch and J. Allen have died in strange and mysterious accidents, leaving only
myself to translate and release these Hyperborean Texts. As I am infirm at this
juncture and suffering from a case of necrotizing fasciitis which has progressed
throughout many of my organs, I am enclosing within this book the entirety of
the transcriptions I was able to compile from the original research. As it stands, it
is a paltry collection that comprises less than 1% of the texts still waiting in the
arctic circle or sitting untranslated in the archives at the university, but, as is the
case with a diagnosis such as mine, I am afraid that this will be my final
contribution to the field. The physician who has been attending to me doubts that
I will live to see even the publication of this material. As such, I can only hope
that others will find it to be of some interest or value.
-L. Abraham Armitage, PhD"

Within the text, the university is unnamed. However, I have reason to believe
that the higher learning institution in question is none other than Miskatonic
University in Arkham, Massachussets. And the three member transliteration
team sounds like Doctors Benjamin Fitch, Jonathan Allen and Larry Abraham
Armitage--all real personages associated with the illustrious M.U.

Initially, there had been three dig locations, identified as Sites A, B and C.
Apparently, explorers had stumbled upon the frozen ruins in an undisclosed
location (probably north of Greenland), which we learned from the back cover,
consisted of "a series of strange, onyx obelisks." As L. Abraham Armitage stated
above, they had made thousands of rubbings of the uncovered texts. Also from
the back cover: "Transliterated in 1887 by a team of three researchers," namely
Doctors B. Fitch, J. Allen and L. Abraham Armitage.

Exactly what the reason for the long delay (over 100 years!) in publishing THE
HYPERBOREAN TEXTS is not stated; nor why further translations have not been
made--perhaps the original materials had been lost? Although an obscure bunch,
Hyperborean scholars world-wide had rejoiced when THE HYPERBOREAN
TEXTS had finally been published, fully 124 years after their partial translation.

(I heard a rumor--completely unsubstantiated, of course!--that most of the


material relating to Hyperborea had been stolen from universities around the
world during the 1930s by Nazi spies. Including several crates from the archives
of Orne Library at Miskatonic. Presumably, the German thieves were from
Hitler's Ahnenerbe-SS, who had been scouring the world for a number of occult
relics and tomes. Incidently, few--if any--of the purloined items were ever
recovered.)

There are several anachronisms within the commentaries. There are references
to twentieth century names, such as Rasputin and the planet Pluto. Of course,
they could easily be explained if, as I suspect, the year given for the
transliteration, 1887, is a typo and should actually be 1987. A quick check of the
faculty of Miskatonic University during the 1980s would reveal the truth, but for
some reason my calls and emails have so far gone unanswered. At any rate, all I
can find out for certain is that all three members of the transliteration team (now
deceased) had really been employed at the prestigious university, but not when
said employment took place. Late nineteenth or twentieth century?

1987: This date makes more sense.

A brief word about Doctor Larry Abraham Armitage. He is the son of the famed
Doctor Henry Armitage, who was the head librarian of Miskatonic University
during "The Dunwich Horror" of 1928. He spent his career studying obscure
linguistics and occult lore, chasing down what he called "Aglo Prime," a secret
proto-language which is merely hinted at within the commentary of the last
chapter, "Man Is Code." Doctor Armitage obliquely states, "The original text
contains glyphs that hint at a secret language of lost sigils of which all life is
ultimately composed."

Armitage was obsessed with the notion that, behind all the languages, alphabets
and occult symbologies, lurks a primal sign, at once a glyph and a sound, a
primeval glyph physically similar to the hieroglyphic Monad of Doctor John Dee.

"Notes On The Career Of Henry Armitage" by Erik Davis reveals this and more,
including a few more details of the arctic expedition undertaken by Larry
Armitage. (No mention is made, however, of Doctors Allen and Fitch.) The
location mentioned in the text is "the island of Derlet Moss off of Greenland,
which he identified with Hyperborea."

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Here is a tentative table of contents, including the information on the origin and
identification of each text. I have also numbered each text:

00. Foreword

01. The Eyes of the Soul (Plate 2, Object 104: site A)


02. Man-Open Ritual (Plate 1, Object 392: site A)
03. Chant to LThaaun (Plate 8.1, Object 7,538: site B)
04. Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths
Aid of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 3, Object 39: site C)
05. Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths
Blessing of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 4, Object 39: site C)
06. Call of the Indigai (Plate 6.7, Object 5: site A)
07. The 72 Names of the Unnamed King (Plate 6.7, Object 5: site A)
08. The King And Flow (KRFX) (Plate 2, Object 27: site A)
09. The Flute-Crier (Plate 9, Object 27: site B)
10. The Color Of Wonder (Plate 2, Object 302: site B)
11. Bitter Souls (Plate 7.2, Object 5: site A)
12. The Call of Power (Plate 6, Object 66: site A)
13. Creation of All (Plate 1, Object 91: site A)
14. Rider of Wind (Plate 3, Object 1271: site C)
15. Call of Blood (Plate 2, Object 42: site B)
16. Tale of the Brother (Plate 1, Object 14: site A)
17. Grey Winged One (Plate 8, Object 104: site C)
18. Flight of KRFX/Stand of KRFX (Plates 1 and 2, Object 48: site A)
19. Man-Tree (Plates 1-6, Object 142: site B)
20. Memories (Plate 4, Object 712: site B)
21. Thoughts From Beyond (Plate 3, Object 91: site C)
22. Flame Spirit (Plate 1, Object 210: site A)
23. Song of Rain'fa (Plate 6, Object 117: site C)
24. Book of Time (Plate 3, Object 723: site A)
25. The Void (Plate 9, Object 219: site A)
26. The Witch (Plates 1-11, Object 384: site A)
27. Moon Whisper (Plate 2, Object 954: site B)
28. Sound Of Thunder (Plate 4, Object 1012: site A)
29. Words of the Magician (Plate 2, Object 36: site B)
30. Point of Self (Plate 1, Object 298: site A)
31. Of Stars (Plate 1, Object 72: site B)
32. Quickening (Plate 2, Object 36: site B)
33. The Tree of Life (Plate 1, Object 94: site A)
34. Master of the Yellow Eye (Plate 7, Object 202: site B)
35. Star Seed (Plate 2, Object 15: site A)
36. Art-Soul (Plate 9, Object 20: site A)
37. Guardian King (Plate 42, Object 92: site B)
38. In Between (Plate 1, Object 38: site B)
39. Litany (Plate 2, Object 68: site C)
40. Layers (Plate 6, Object 14: site B)
41. Litany (Plate 2, Object 68: site C)
42. Awakening (Plate 17, Object 424: site B)
43. Interpreting The Sigil (Plate 6, Object 791: site C)
44. Word of the King (Plate 1, Object 211: site C)
45. Time (Plate 2, Object 511: site A)
46. Inhuman Soul (Plate 1, Object 902: site A)
47. Truths (Plate 5, Object 192: site C)
48. Singular Mind (Plate 4, Object 288: site B)
49. Ascend (Plate 7, Object 649: site A)
50. Cosmos (Plate 2, Object 219: site B)
51. C'Tehk L'thu (Plate 6, Object 606: site C)
52. Keys to the Opening of the World (Plate 32, Object 8: site A)
53. Passage into Death (Plate 12, Object 160: site A)
54. Of the Unnameable (Plate 2, Object 233: site B)
55. Man is Code (Plate 1, Object 674: site C)
56. The Star (Plate 2, Object 119: site A)

SITES
Here is a list of all the contents divided into the Sites (A, B and C) of origin.
Perhaps a closer look at this information will reveal further insights.

SITE A
The Eyes of the Soul (Plate 2, Object 104: site A)
Man-Open Ritual (Plate 1, Object 392: site A)
Call of the Indigai (Plate 6.7, Object 5: site A)
The 72 Names of the Unnamed King (Plate 6.7, Object 5: site A)
The King And Flow (KRFX) (Plate 2, Object 27: site A)
Bitter Souls (Plate 7.2, Object 5: site A)
The Call of Power (Plate 6, Object 66: site A)
Creation of All (Plate 1, Object 91: site A)
Tale of the Brother (Plate 1, Object 14: site A)
Flight of KRFX/Stand of KRFX (Plates 1 and 2, Object 48: site A)
Flame Spirit (Plate 1, Object 210: site A)
Book of Time (Plate 3, Object 723: site A)
The Void (Plate 9, Object 219: site A)
The Witch (Plates 1-11, Object 384: site A)
Sound Of Thunder (Plate 4, Object 1012: site A)
Point of Self (Plate 1, Object 298: site A)
The Tree of Life (Plate 1, Object 94: site A)
Star Seed (Plate 2, Object 15: site A)
Art-Soul (Plate 9, Object 20: site A)
Time (Plate 2, Object 511: site A)
Inhuman Soul (Plate 1, Object 902: site A)
Ascend (Plate 7, Object 649: site A)
Keys to the Opening of the World (Plate 32, Object 8: site A)
Passage into Death (Plate 12, Object 160: site A)
The Star (Plate 2, Object 119: site A)

SITE B
Chant to LThaaun (Plate 8.1, Object 7,538: site B)
The Flute-Crier (Plate 9, Object 27: site B)
The Color Of Wonder (Plate 2, Object 302: site B)
Call of Blood (Plate 2, Object 42: site B)
Man-Tree (Plates 1-6, Object 142: site B)
Memories (Plate 4, Object 712: site B)
Moon Whisper (Plate 2, Object 954: site B)
Words of the Magician (Plate 2, Object 36: site B)
Of Stars (Plate 1, Object 72: site B)
Quickening (Plate 2, Object 36: site B)
Master of the Yellow Eye (Plate 7, Object 202: site B)
Guardian King (Plate 42, Object 92: site B)
In Between (Plate 1, Object 38: site B)
Layers (Plate 6, Object 14: site B)
Awakening (Plate 17, Object 424: site B)
Singular Mind (Plate 4, Object 288: site B)
Cosmos (Plate 2, Object 219: site B)
Of the Unnameable (Plate 2, Object 233: site B)

SITE C
Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths
Aid of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 3, Object 39: site C)
Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths
Blessing of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 4, Object 39: site C)
Rider of Wind (Plate 3, Object 1271: site C)
Grey Winged One (Plate 8, Object 104: site C)
Thoughts From Beyond (Plate 3, Object 91: site C)
Song of Rain'fa (Plate 6, Object 117: site C)
Litany [1] (Plate 2, Object 68: site C)
Litany [2] (Plate 2, Object 68: site C)
Interpreting The Sigil (Plate 6, Object 791: site C)
Word of the King (Plate 1, Object 211: site C)
Truths (Plate 5, Object 192: site C)
C'Tehk L'thu (Plate 6, Object 606: site C)
Man is Code (Plate 1, Object 674: site C)

OBJECTS
Next is a list of OBJECTS recovered from the three Sites. Over 7,000 Objects
were found at Site B alone, and over a thousand each at Sites A and C but only a
few dozen were catalogued. The numbering system was not consecutive for all
three Sites; rather each dig (which were probably simultaneous) had its own
number set. Hence, we find a few of the same Object numbers but from different
Sites. As Dr. Armitage stated in his FOREWORD, this is "a paltry collection that
comprises less than 1% of the texts still waiting in the arctic circle or sitting
untranslated in the archives at the university." Each Object listed includes the
title of the Plate (or text); some Objects provided multiple texts.

Object 5 (site A)
Call of the Indigai (Plate 6.7)
The 72 Names of the Unnamed King (Plate 6.7)
Bitter Souls (Plate 7.2)

Object 8 (site A)
Keys to the Opening of the World (Plate 32)

Object 14 (site A)
Tale of the Brother (Plate 1)

Object 14 (site B)
Layers (Plate 6)

Object 15 (site A)
Star Seed (Plate 2)

Object 20 (site A)
Art-Soul (Plate 9, Object 20: site A)

Object 27 (site A)
The King And Flow (KRFX) (Plate 2)

Object 27 (site B)
The Flute-Crier (Plate 9)

Object 36 (site B)
Quickening (Plate 2)
Words of the Magician (Plate 2)

Object 38 (site B)
In Between (Plate 1)

Object 39 (site C)
Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths:
Aid of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 3)
Mnegia, Mother of the Abyssal Depths
Blessing of the Mother (A Calling to) (Plate 4)

Object 42 (site B)
Call of Blood (Plate 2)

Object 48 (site A)
Flight of KRFX (Plate 1)
Stand of KRFX (Plate 2)

Object 66 (site A)
The Call of Power (Plate 6)

Object 68 (site C)
Litany [1] (Plate 2)
Litany [2] (Plate 2)

Object 72 (site B)
Of Stars (Plate 1)

Object 91 (site A)
Creation of All (Plate 1)

Object 91 (site C)
Thoughts From Beyond (Plate 3)

Object 92 (site B)
Guardian King (Plate 42)

Object 94 (site A)
The Tree of Life (Plate 1)

Object 104 (site A)


The Eyes of the Soul (Plate 2)

Object 104 (site C)


Grey Winged One (Plate 8)
Object 117 (site C)
Song of Rain'fa (Plate 6)

Object 119 (site A)


The Star (Plate 2)

Object 142 (site B)


Man-Tree (Plates 1-6)

Object 160 (site A)


Passage into Death (Plate 12)

Object 192 (site C)


Truths (Plate 5)

Object 202 (site B)


Master of the Yellow Eye (Plate 7)

Object 210 (site A)


Flame Spirit (Plate 1)

Object 211 (site C)


Word of the King (Plate 1)

Object 219 (site A)


The Void (Plate 9)

Object 219 (site B)


Cosmos (Plate 2)

Object 233 (site B)


Of the Unnameable (Plate 2)

Object 288 (site B)


Singular Mind (Plate 4)

Object 298 (site A)


Point of Self (Plate 1)

Object 302 (site B)


The Color Of Wonder (Plate 2)

Object 384 (site A)


The Witch (Plates 1-11)

Object 392 (site A)


Man-Open Ritual (Plate 1)
Object 424 (site B)
Awakening (Plate 17)

Object 511 (site A)


Time (Plate 2)

Object 606 (site C)


C'Tehk L'thu (Plate 6)

Object 649 (site A)


Ascend (Plate 7)

Object 674 (site C)


Man is Code (Plate 1)

Object 712 (site B)


Memories (Plate 4)

Object 723 (site A)


Book of Time (Plate 3)

Object 791 (site C)


Interpreting The Sigil (Plate 6)

Object 902 (site A)


Inhuman Soul (Plate 1)

Object 954 (site B)


Moon Whisper (Plate 2)

Object 1012 (site A)


Sound Of Thunder (Plate 4)

Object 1271 (site C)


Rider of Wind (Plate 3)

Object 7,538 (site B)


Chant to LThaaun (Plate 8.1)

GLOSSARY
Here is a glossary of some of the "strange" words that are original to THE
HYPERBOREAN TEXTS. These words are from the commentaries provided by
Dr. Armitage from the book. First, a few words about the original language of
THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS. It is uncertain exactly what language the words
belong to; it is possible that they are transliterated from Tsath-Yo (the runic
language of Hyperborea). By the same token, they could be in Polari (the tongue
of ancient Polarion) or Lomar. But mostly, the present examples resemble Aklo
and R'lyehian. There are certainly many similarities between the latter two
languages (which are variants of an even older alien language). The serious
researcher will find much of interest here.

!agth: Literally "the thick, deeply colored meat which clings to bone."

!eeyaya: Lit. "Unwinding of the Medicine."

!helhel: Lit. "to call forth demons; a form of helat."

!Nkthan: Lit. "King of Ashes."

a-ahelat: Lit. "to call forth demons; a form of helat."

ahela: Lit. "to call forth demons; a form of helat."

B!tyty-ja: Lit. "Bone Chewer."

Bhaobdhole: Lit. "Demon Bender."

Boit-ykh: Lit. "Master of the Alien."

Borit-Myaan: Lit. "Bender of the Will."

Bt'leksattal: Lit. "abyss."

Btlaykk-hoam: Lit. "King of the Dark Flag."

Bwanalaan-myang: Lit. "Lord of the Skin That Burns."

C'Tehk L'thu: Evidently, "an aquatic god mentioned in darker manuscripts and
described as neither living nor dead, but always dreaming." More than likely, this
refers to CTHULHU.

Dlaan gorit-pan: Lit. "Star-Stealer."

Dtannik Jodash: This is "a grape-like fruit used in the making of liquors and
several fermented Hyperborean delicacies."
Dxotska: Lit. she of gray wings."

F'gyttlsa: Lit. the great darkness beyond the sky.

Fv-ick-ala-breank: Lit. "The Never Forgotten."

Feii-!a: Lit. "Dark Glyph."

FresG!tylan: Lit. "Cold Touch."

Frotonst: Lit. "Man of Stone."

F'tung!wa: This word, "and Gh'h'kkkai, both indicators that a sort of


spontaneous, magical (miraculous) creation is taking place here."

G!-ptan-Mneg: Lit. "Mnegias Consort."

G!-ylan-Mneg: Lit. "Mnegias Hand."

Gat-baeik: Lit. "The Hated."

Ghenc-tolenllah: Lit. "Peeler of Infant Skin."

Grfty-p!: Lit. "Skull hand."

Gahkk: Lit. "Tomb-Scryer."

Gh'h'kkkai: This word, "and f'tung!wa, both indicators that a sort of


spontaneous, magical (miraculous) creation is taking place here."

Ghen-ficl N'tesn ktktkl aksnnahphpj j-ghas quatan isulian t'yann hokar'a'a m'tel:
Lit. "I cant stop thinking about her even though I know that if I dont stop, they
will break down the stones and walls..."

Ghhkan: Lit. "Future-King."

Ginsley: Lit. "Living Death."

H'lagtech: "Mythological entity. No other mention has yet been found."

H'tek: Loosely translated, is the equivalent of So I have seen it, so it is.

Haagh: A Great Old One said to come from the west. [From "The Black Columns
of Tch'lon."]

helahh: Lit. "to call forth demons; a form of helat."


helat: Indicator meaning "to call forth demons." "Much of what we have
recovered from site C seems to indicate that the natives truly believed that
properly conjugated forms of helat (helahh, ahela, !helhel, a-ahelat, etc.) were
capable of summoning certain variations of demons merely by being spoken
aloud."

Hgthek: Lit. "Shroud-eye."

Hllath'nar t'lonu quibbar: Lit. She who burns with the lightning and hottest of
fires in her wings for eternity.

Hyam Sawheech: Lit. "Man of the Lying Tongue."

Hyanfopar-la: Lit. "King of The Unknown Garden."

Indigai: Entities composed of skinless, bleeding flesh who dwell underground; it


is uncertain if they were physical or metaphorical.

Jlatornis: Lit. "Ghost Dance Man."

Jreeptan alat: Lit. "Famine Dancer."

Jstaa-p!: Lit. "Man of Abyss."

Jaith: Lit. "Lord of Annihilation."

Jerm-aan: Lit. "He Who Grasps Time."

Juwrtklah: Lit. "Bloated Lord Worm."

K'bik: Loosely, "us," which "does not truly translate as 'us.' Rather, it has wider,
spiritual implications."

K'teshh: Lit. organ within the flesh.

Koriyack: Lit. "Onyx Phallus."

Kraiyunarr-fhun: Lit. "Rampant Death."

KRFX: Lit. Flow--"the personification of movement. Not the force which moves
(i.e. the wind) but the actual movement/relationship between the mover and that
which is moved." Or "force."

Krilljan: Lit. "Arcane Lord" or "lord of the forgotten knowledge."

KtHelahhth: This word, when "transliterated into English (from the interim
word) becomes strangely reflective of both hard and soft, moist and raw (or
chapped) it contains elements which call forth demons (helahh) in a birthmotion
borne of the speaking of the word (as if to open a gate.)"

LThaaun: This is "the god-spirit of the 322nd layer of the nether shores which
ring the spine frequency of the self. King LThauun, (lat. Rex LThauun) is
credited as god of sludge and the dark, sticky wastes. The frieze at site B depicts a
vaguely manshaped beast of towering stature (see plate 8.1, index 27) reaching
into the exposed aura-analog of a native and guiding him into a mad fervor to
absorb, become and ultimately move beyond his obstacles."

Lvatieror-br!: Lit. "Plague Lord."

Leebran fortoick: Lit. "Lord Star Watcher."

Lkajj T'klan Yoihavfr: Lit. "your blood is beautiful."

Ll!-grooan: Lit. "King of Blades."

Man-Open Ritual: "Rough transliteration of the name given to the practice of


ritual self-dismemberment, where the individual offering himself in sacrifice
makes an incision spanning from the top of the groin to the base of the throat
with a sharpened blade of obsidian, offering individual organs to an idol in the
following order: intestines, spleen, liver (in chunks), bladder, stomach, and
lastly, the heart. A man-open ritual of the highest caliber (one which will secure a
bountiful harvest) is only attained if the individual offering himself in this
manner completes the ritual and truly lays his own heart at the feet of the idol
without the assistance of other members of the tribe."

Mnegia: Mother of the Abyssal Depths. "Mnegia (credited as mother of the


abyssal depths--roughly transliterated from a much larger true name which
reflects a certain womb-moistness, a heat and the rough-sliding of spines along
the throat of a raw cervix.)"

Motylan-kyack: Lit. "Chaos King."

N'anqm teonas k'lash: This transliterates as the guardian of the seed.

Ngendeean: Lit. "He Who Crafts Fate."

N'tak Miral: Lit. the wall of fabric between life and death.

Naien-laevn: Lit. "Light Smother."

Nawta-Rysyst: Lit. "Master of Tattered Black."

Ngalhep: An unknown noun; possibly a city or a ruler. As this reference is from


Plate 2, Object 68: site C ("Litany"), it is possible that site C was called Ngalhep.
Ngek: Apparently a stellar deity with epithets like Born of the Stars and One of
the Distant Gods

Ngkbub-snikt: Lit. "Talon Glove."

Psta silcvah: Lit. "Bones Exposed."

P'takan lthaa: This is "an extinct species of medicinal flower, likely an opiate."

P-estois ghae: Lit. "Poison King."

Pt-ffthaen botan leeanc: Lit. "Lord of Spawning Nothingness."

Pylanhdam: Lit. "Lord of Fire and Sound."

Quyothlee: Lit. "Master of Keys."

Rblax!n: Lit. "Soul of Blood."

R'fg!t!t Wetah: Lit. "lines of light."

Rain'fa: This "may have been a sort of creator being within the Hyperborean
pantheon."

Reelanmogaa-yoopala: Lit. "Death Creator."

Rhuinliak: Lit. "Great Defiler."

RtFfick: Transliterated "from the glyphs associated with darkness, distance, the
underworld and the frozen wastes of outer layers of being)" and "associated with
elements of the abyss, and referred to as the home of demons."

Rtkkaniyyk: Lit. "Lthauuns Hand."

Seleyuan Fpaan: Lit. "Lord of Ripping Fungus."

Sethap: Lit. "Moonless."

Snoverr: Lit. "Skin Stealer."

Stakkhttan: Lit. "Black hand."

Syan-forran: Lit. "Smite Fist."

Tklan: Lit. "the word for blood (specifically the freshly spilled blood of the
living)."
Tyaan-Oolora: Lit. "Void Lord."

Tyall-ia-ik ftann: Lit. "Charter of the Signs in the Stars."

Taklthk: Lit. "Master of Black."

Tch'lon: A lost city of Hyperborea. Possibly the name of Site A or C. [From:


"The Black Columns of Tch'lon."]

Tnas qurat'aa sytatalu: Unknown transliteration of glyphs possibly indicating a


deity of "sound and time."

Unous-Laa: Lit. "Fallen Betrayer."

Uokan Metow: Lit. "Rot Shuffler."

Uonstaast-ngk: Lit. "Bone Wing."

Urr-moam: Lit. "Speaker of Demons."

Utani-fpan'!t: This transliteration "reflects a sort of spiritual stagnation, a


closing, even sleep."

Vhaggra: Lit. "King of Stagnancy."

Volala-pek itan: Lit. "Master of Biting Beetles."

Volpe: An unknown pronoun; as in "the last strains of Volpe."

Wa'lkyyr: A ravenous minion race of Haagh. [From: "The Black Columns of


Tch'lon."]

Wassa-gubent: Lit. "Deep Black King."

Wquoan: Lit. "Abyss Rider."

X!-lsuh-meeuh: Lit. "Robe Lit With Eyes."

Y!!-stan: Lit. "Time Bend Lord."

Ynnagn!tklkuak: Lit. "Betrayer of Many Souls."

Yy-iiat-glala!-! pwyat: Lit. "He Who Pushes The Wheel Back."

Yyy-lileedyot: Lit. "King Hate."


Yktal-witahg: Lit. "an indicator of spiritual enlightenment, ascendance,
transcendence, and animistic awakening."

Ythindr: Lit. "Monarch, Matriarc, Royal Mother."

Yuanhaj-la: Lit. "Cruel Glove."

APPENDICES
The last couple of items shall serve as appendices to the present work. Both are
possibly related, at least thematically, to THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS. The first
is by E. S. Wynn. The introduction below the title nicely sums up the situation.
The second report is by Erik Davis and concerns the son of the famous Dr. Henry
Armitage, who is none other than Larry Armitage. "Notes On The Career Of
Henry Armitage" concerns Larry's work on Aglo Prime. It also provides
tantilizing hints of an arctic discovery which may or may not be identical to the
ones covered in THE HYPERBOREAN TEXTS.

THE BLACK COLUMNS OF TCH'LON


by E. S. WYNN

The next document is from another book by E. S. Wynn, THE BOOK OF ELDER
WHISPERS. It can be seen as a companion to, or an appendix of, THE
HYPERBOREAN TEXTS. For that reason it is included here. It could easily be
conjectured that any one of the Sites (A, B or C) could be identified as the lost city
of Tch'lon. "THE BLACK COLUMNS OF TCH'LON" is a transliteration of ancient
writings carved upon the weathered stones of Tch'lon, a lost city of Hyperborea
found at an undisclosed location in the Arctic. A few of the words may have been
garbled in the translating process; this is partially due to the scarcity of scholars
who know the original language and also due to the stream-of-consciousness
format of the text itself. "THE BLACK COLUMNS OF TCH'LON" is a doomsday
account and begins abruptly (italicized for emphasis):

It will come with the reddening of the Sun to dusk...

When Haagh rises, it blots out the sky. Haagh is a slow, terrible column of
fleshy smoke and gnashing, waiting mouths that yawn hungrily in the burning
sky...

Fat with Sun-vapor, Haagh stirs, momentarily stated in a haze and wakes of its
feeding. As it turns mouths howling, throwing vibrations which shake the
Earth to its core like a frightened child, pale and gibbering in the passing
darkness, its movements seem about to cut apart the seams of reality.

There is a terrible rattle and clatter, an echoing, hollow, bone-snap clacking as


the Wa'lkyyr pour then from every crevice and cave scattered in the dark places
of the world their thin ebon wings chatterlings across sky and earth, across
every window and door. Ripping mercilessly into every home, they tear away
at every barrier, flexing, terrible talon-hands shredding iron and wood like
paper as sweep across the land in a giant, starving storm gathering nearly the
whole of humanity into their swirling ebon hurricanes and rising in swarms
like a blight upon the dead sky. Their touch is cruel; not deadly, but insidious.
One by one, they stab their victims with bone-plated fangs, inject their
cancerous venom into struggling, screaming souls, turn the king to draw,
frantic and shadowy bat-forms as leathery wings burst bloody from their
backs, tendrils erupting from faces, chests, writhing on alien yelps and gurgles.
A few curves and are left behind, a few scattered souls missed in the mad rush
of the Wa'lkyyr toward Haagh, toward the ravening king as the lord of endless
hunger yawns and shifts sickly like a monstrous maggot languishing in the
bubbling rot of an untouched corpse. A few survive, but only long enough to
envy the taken and the dead.

There is a ripping flap of flesh and wind as mutant wings slap the air...grasping
nails scrape as the Wa'lkyyr descend upon Haagh's massive, surging body like
a cloud of obsidian darts, punching into soft, rotting meat and erupting one by
one from the other side in an explosion of bloody flesh. Like needles towing
thread, they move and string their ebon bodies through and through, moving
faster and faster as the ravening king cries out in an alien, undulating cry that
ripples visibly through the fabric of reality. Thick, congealing blood will fly free
in jellied rivulets, a rain of putrid, rubbery, rot that cascades down across
everything and soaks the ruins of humanity in a gelatinous deluge as ferocious
as any biblical tide. Stricken, dying, Haagh will fall and the Wa'lkyyr will fall
with it, moving still faster through its soft flesh as it collapses fully into our
reality, splits itself like a boil upon the widespanning lands of the Earth. As one,
the Wa'lkyyr will dive into the chasm of its widest wound, swarm into sickly
slain and wet coils of corpulent, howling mouths. Gathering in the darkness,
they will wrap strands of silent liquid sun around the long, sharp plates of their
faces, pull them like thread, carry them out and into the sky.
One by one, the Wa'lkyyr will extract the Sun from Haagh's corpse. They will
weave a tapestry of dark fire in the sky with the burning strands, a pattern of
sigils and glyphs that will rest inscribed upon the instincts of spirits and the
gibbering insane. They will move, but they will not see that which they create--
only move, only cry out in hollow coughs as they work. The design will flash
again, and then the Wa'lkyyr will become one with the pattern, billions of souls
lighting up in a circle of burning wings and bone glowing like hot embers.
Within minutes they will be as ash, and as the cards of the Sun burn out one by
one, the sky will fall again into cold darkness, consumed by the fall of a night
that wil signal the rise of a new eon.

The new eon in dark forever after. Mankind is to be your world's last natural
species, as in the end only Haagh is reborn, and once again unsatisfied, it will
rise up to fade into the layers between time and reality, rise up to fade and
depart to another place, another world orbiting another sun, its rise and its
eternal hunger driving it on endlessly to bring silence to another civilization's
declining reign.

NOTES ON THE CAREER OF HENRY


ARMITAGE
by ERIK DAVIS

[The following was a brief text by Dr. Ashton Grant, assistant professor of film
studies and hermetic semiotics at Arkham Community College, Arkham, Mass. It
was prepared to accompany a brief film sent to him anonymously by persons
once associated with Larry Armitage.]

This is Larry Armitage, son of Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University's great


librarian and occult scholar. Larry's career proved not to be as distinguished as
his fathers, as his researches into ancient linguistics, not to mention his
reactionary politics, led him so far afield that even before he succumbed to
madness, shortly after this film was shot, he was already written off as a crack-
pot.

Armitage was obsessed with the notion that, behind all the languages, alphabets
and occult symbologies, lurks a primal sign, at once a glyph and a sound. There is
nothing new about this notion, which reaches back through Renaissance angel
magic, Kabbalistic theosophy, and other nonsense. Armitage, however, was
equipped with his father's brilliant associational mind--not to mention his
library--and he mixed his occult studies with solid linguistic hunchs that later
came to fruition in the work of Noam Chomsky. Armitage believed that his primal
sign, which he called Aglo Prime, would directly access the mechanistic
foundations of consciousness, thereby allowing man to deconstruct and rewrite
his perceptions and personality at will. He also argued that Aglo Prime would
intensify the neural electric fields of the brain in the pineal gland, allowing
individual mind to enter into resonance with the undifferentiated primal forces of
the cosmos--forces he identified, with prescient trendiness, with quantum
indeterminacy and the fractured resonance of atomic particles.
Here we see Armitage on an archeological expedition funded by a European
society associated with the tantric fascist Baron Julius Evola. The notes claim the
site is the necropololis of Nephren Ka, the so-called Black Pharoah, which lie near
the famous village of Nag Hammadi, where the largest cache of Gnostic
fragments were discovered shortly after Armitage left the area. Here is a fragment
from his notes, already displaying the wild flights of fancy that would soon land
him in the Arkham asylum:
"Am sure I am near to sounding Aglo Prime, the Voorish sign spoken of in
the mad Arab's tome. They were all wrong, the prattling fools, no
imagination. The alphabet is a ruse. The answer lies in the
superimposition of sound and image, their fusion in time, which can only
happen in a properly animated mind. You must see, and hear! The best
papyrus was always harvested where the loudest insects gathered to mate."

Here I believe is the sign in question, which as you can see resembles the
hieroglyphic Monad of Dr. John Dee. There are also distinct similarities with the
early, untranslatable glyphs in the Pnakotic Manuscripts. But Armitage animates
the sign, using the moving image to reproduce the process he believed happened
in a mind that submitted itself to Aglo Prime.
This last sign, which you can see is vaguely directional, somehow led Armitage to
the island of Derlet Moss off of Greenland, which he identified with Hyperborea.
What the connection was is unclear, though to judge from his nearly
incomprehensible notes, this enfolded spiral form found in the ruins plays a key
role--an "triune non-Euclidian amplifier" he calls it, which somehow operates on
the dissonant inverse to the famous St. Michael ley lines. What he means by this
is, needless to say, unclear.

Most of his notes actually consist of attempts to transcribe the sounds of the
insects that surrounded the hill, which one can only suppose, account for these
hellish sarrabands that now assault our ears.
The rest of this strange little film I leave to you.
Epilogue (from an e-mail sent to Erik Davis shortly after screening the film at
Other Cinema)

Greetings, Erik Davis


I am one of the co-founders and co-chairs of NecronomiCon: The Chthulu
Mythos Convention, which "celebrates H.P. Lovecraft and the Chthulu Mythos in
all its forms." and is held in Providence, Rhode Island every two years. Our
website is at http://www.necropress.com/necronomicon. I recently read a
posting the on the Usenet newsgroup alt.horror.cthulhu about a talk you gave at
Other Cinema in San Francisco by a person who attended.
I did a web search and located this e-mail address for you, which I hope is
current. I am curious about a film you showed there which the Usenet poster
described as "...a short, apparently amateur presented "straight" as the work of
Professor Armitage, paleolinguist son of the famous Dr. Armitage, show
exploring the ruins of the temple complex of Nephren-Ka (which looked
convincingly Egyptian and quite ancient).
The footage itself has a definite thirties feel--whether simulated or authentic I
could not tell. The lecturer, seeming increasingly skeptical and apprehensive at
once, described Armitage's research on a hypothetical protolanguage called Aklo
Prime, represented by a mysterious glyph which somewhat resembled Dee's
Hieroglyphic Monad. The soundtrack began to be dominated by the shrilling
sounds of some insect or insects.
Part of NecronomicCon's programming is an Audio-Visual Room, so we are
always interested in any Lovecraftian-related film. Working with Andrew
Milgore, who chairs the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon (and
who co-authored the book THE LURKER IN THE LOBBY, about such movies), I
have been doing a great deal of research for over a year now trying to llocate any
and all Lovecraftian and Mythos films, video, and television productions. Thus, I
would be VERY interested in learning more about the above film nad if it would
be possible to obtain a copy of it from you for review and film my research.
If it would be also be agreeable with the filmmaker, we might like to show it at a
future NecronomiCon. If it is possible to get a video of this from you, I could
trade it with you for some rare and uncommon videos I have found over the
years. For example I have a Japanese (unsubtitled, alas) early 90's 55 min.
television production called "INNSMOUTH WO OOU KAGE" or "The Shadow
Over Innsmouth". If it would not be possible to acquire a copy, I would still
appreciate title and acting and production details about the film, for my research.
I hope you are well. Thanks!
Franklin Hummel, Boston, MA

(IMAGES COURTESY OF CRAIG BALDWIN)

So endeth the "Notes On 'The Hyperborean Texts."