Author John L. Steadman to visit University Bookstore May 14

John L. Steadman, author of H. P. Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition, will visit the Barnes and Nobles University Bookstore Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m.

Modern practicing occultists have argued that renowned horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was in possession of in-depth knowledge of ‎black magic. Literary scholars claim that he was a master of his genre and craft, and his findings are purely psychological, nothing more. Was Lovecraft a practitioner of the‪ dark arts himself? Was he privileged to knowledge that cannot be otherwise explained?

Weaving the life story of Lovecraft in and out of an analysis of various modern magical systems, Steadman has found direct and concrete examples that demonstrate that Lovecraft’s works—specifically his ‪‎Cthulhu ‪‎Mythos and his creation of the Necronomicon—are a legitimate basis for a working magical system.

Whether you believe Lovecraft had ‪supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft’s profound influence on many modern black arts and the darker currents of western occultism.