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September 8, 2012 1:37 PM   Subscribe

The Lovecraft Connection (yt) - Jason Colavito's theory that the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft is the source of all Ancient Astronaut mythologies, via Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier's The Morning of the Magicians.
posted by Artw (21 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
The theory got discussed previously in the lecture Chariots of the Dark Gods, featured in this post.
posted by Artw at 1:50 PM on September 8, 2012


Hhhmmmmm...Giorgio Tsoukalos's hair does posses some non-Euclidean geometry...
posted by robocop is bleeding at 2:01 PM on September 8, 2012 [12 favorites]


It was strange enough when the "H" in History Channel stood for "Hitler." Now it seems to just stand for "Hokum."

And what would H.P. Lovecraft think of people believing that he was channeling occult truths. I imagine condescending pity.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:30 PM on September 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Giorgio Tsoukalos cosplaying Londo of Babylon Five there.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:48 PM on September 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


von Däniken ran a hotel?
/starts work on Room Service Of The Gods.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:49 PM on September 8, 2012


Someday we'll find it
The Lovecraft connection
The Others
The Blasphemers
And... wait, the window!
posted by SPrintF at 3:02 PM on September 8, 2012 [20 favorites]


I am very glad that people are writing these books and investigating this stuff and it doesn't even bug me that much that they have shows that contain documentary-like-substance on the "History Channel". God I loved Art Bell's radio show.

The problem is I know people in real life who take this shit seriously. It makes me wonder what I assume to be true which is just really ridiculous.
posted by bukvich at 3:30 PM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not saying it was aliens, but... well, it was H.P. Lovecraft.
posted by Randwulf at 4:35 PM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Lovecraft Connection

"Why are there so many songs about R'lyeh,
And what's on the other side?"
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:44 PM on September 8, 2012 [11 favorites]


Dammit, SPrintF, you beat me to it. I graciously concede the joke.
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:45 PM on September 8, 2012


You had my hopes up that this was a post about this little video.

Lovecraft would die of embarrassment over this "documentary".
posted by strixus at 5:32 PM on September 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


And wasn't von Daniken claiming that this started with Ezekiel?
posted by sneebler at 5:47 PM on September 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fire vampire.
posted by Artw at 7:17 PM on September 8, 2012


The Lovecraft Connection

Hosted by Chuck Woolery!
posted by octobersurprise at 9:07 PM on September 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


I've heard it too many times to ignore it,
something that's not supposed to be!

Someday we'll find it, the lovecraft connection,
the cultists, the cantors and me.
posted by 0bs01337 at 10:52 PM on September 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


And wasn't von Daniken claiming that this started with Ezekiel?

von Daniken's claim was that Ezekiel's visions/voyages were contact with alien agents, the Ancient Astronaut theory. Jason Calovito's claim is that von Daniken's theory itself came from the works of Lovecraft, who wrote of extra-terrestrial beings coming to primordial Earth as gods.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:09 AM on September 9, 2012


I'll just leave this here.
posted by lordrunningclam at 6:04 AM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dammit, strixus.
posted by lordrunningclam at 6:07 AM on September 9, 2012


So, more DragonCon attendees out themselves on Metafilter. Where where you guys this year??
posted by JHarris at 12:21 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


All things considering, I can't imagine Lovecraft allowing telepathic communications from aliens. Unless they were from old New England Anglo-Saxon families, he wouldn't have much time for them, I am afraid, no matter how advanced they were.

Plus, they would ;robably be heterogeneous aliens or something.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:24 PM on September 9, 2012


There's a lot of damnation in this thread.
I'm concerned.

You should all be careful after dark.
posted by Mezentian at 3:40 AM on September 10, 2012


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