Aletheia, now there’s an uncommon word. May I ask where you are ‘digging’ these words up from?
Please provide some ‘aletheia’ on this matter – see I used the word too!
Aletheia is the name of the spiritual group that Kartophilus founded, his own 1920s version of Scientology; it first appeared back in the second issue of LIM, on a flyer very much like this one. I got the word originally from reading Heidegger, but its origins are Greek.
Curiouser and curiouser….truly.
Alethiea is Greek for “truth”. In the course of history it has been used with various meanings, especially in cults.
P.S. Only a few day, eh? Ominous clouds on the horizon! What will happen then? Another encounter with sanity-shattering eldritch monstrosities?
Awesome so far! Love the dual coloured eyes in the 5th panel.
I also noticed a slight error in that the word “own” has two w’s in it “owwn”
Gah, now I’m caught up! That sucks, I want to know what happens next!
In any case, I hope we see Nan again soon.
Mr. Latham, your comic has brought me untold joy and edification.Thank you!
And why are they all green?
Maybe I just like green?
How foolish of me: Warren is alive!
“Certainly, it had much to do with something in the book which Warren carried with him—that ancient book in undecipherable characters which had come to him from India a month before….”
According to my meditative friend, a likely candidate for the “ancient book” would be the Tibethan fragments of the “Path of Liberation” ( or, “Rnam par grol ba`i lam las sbyangs pa`i yon tan bstan pa zhes bya ba” in the Thibetan). It contains mental techniques such as “The Perception of Worminess”, & gives perusers super-powers (or hallucinations, as those of us caught in the coils of maya would term them).
Evidently, one is not claiming that this is Mr. Lovecrafts inspiration for Warrens tome-theosophistical litterature would be the closest he would have gotten to it. (One does not quite have Mr. Prices taste for practical jokes). But assuming it to be Mr. Warrens bane has potential.
That would be because Mr. Warren has performed a contemplation of a light Kasina, & thus has achieved ascendency over illusions; Lovecrafts aunt, not being fictional, is another kind of illusion, & hence appears unclouded, in calm strength.
Wait, wait, wait! You mean Warren didn’t die in the swamp-crypt? Well, he will be alot of help, he’s read many prehistoric books and clay tablets smuggled from India and Arabia. On top of that, isn’t he supposed to be an expert linguist in the Naacal tongue?
Yes to all, and in fact, if you will refer back to the 1908 Anthropological Association flashback sequence where Father Jackey and Arthur Jermyn first set eyes on Kartophilus, you’ll note that Warren is present in the background lecturing on the Miri-Nigri…..
The ancestors of the tcho-tcho? Not
Warren ought to have had a Diamantine Dagger of Emptiness
one, of course.
I missed something I think…. I had assumed most of the people had a green pallor because of the weird lighting in that cavern ritual a little while back, and I rather expected everyone would look normal again once they got out of there. But the only one who seems to have kept his “I’m not a zombie” look after that ordeal so far is Orwin.
I’ll go back and color correct those pages, because the green tint is a result of hurrying, not a story point. But at least I know you all are paying attention!
“The effect of the music of Mendelssohn (No. 9 of his “Songs without words”), Gounod (Soldiers Chorus from “Faust”) and Richard Wagner (Overture to “The Meistersingers”) is studied. The music of Wagner produced a “marvellous mountain-range” on the thought forms.”
As well as in Hitler.
Do not drive your Pineal resonator whilst listening to Zann!
If they both knew Warren, then the most pressing question becomes—where, presently in the tale, is Randolph Carter? He would be middle-aged by this time, at the time of The Silver Key, which takes place in the same year [?] as the setting of Lovecraft is Missing, and two years removed, in the “normal” Lovecraft timeline, from vanishing out of we understand of space and time.
& before “an elderly eccentric of Providence, Rhode Island” shows up in New Orleans, insisting that all this buddist alien reincarnation nonsense is not canon:
Aspects of The Old Gentleman of Providence himself may be a special case.
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