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The Temple of Dagon H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:49:12 +0000 en Not dead.. just sleeping.. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:49:12 +0000 Aleister As many of you have noticed, not much has been added to the site in a long while, and the forums have been overrun with spam. I just cleared a massive amount of it out.

I still plan to keep this site up, but unfortunately too many other things take up my time these days.

What I am interested in, is seeing if there is anyone out there who would like to help out. Either with forum moderation, or posting new links/info on the main page.

Let me know!

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown Sat, 24 Oct 2009 21:38:39 +0000 Aleister Wyrd studios is set to release their new documentary Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown. Directed by Frank H. Woodward, the film features interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Caitlin Kiernan, Stuart Gordon, Ramsey Campbell, S.T. Joshi and few other Lovecraft scholars. The DVD is scheduled for release on October 27 - just in time for your Lovecraft themed Halloween parties.

Be sure to visit the official website and check out the online trailer.

New Batch of Cthulhu Statues from Paul Carrick Sun, 08 Mar 2009 20:44:06 +0000 Aleister Featured artist at the Temple of Dagon Paul Carrick has informed us that he is ready to take pre-orders for a new set of Cthulhu Statues featuring a new color scheme.

Paul has been keeping busy lately. In addition, his first written and illustrated children’s book Watch Out For Wolfgang is now on shelves. He will be having a show for the illustrations at the Feathersone Center for the Arts near his childhood hometown in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts from April 1 to 16, with the opening celebration on April 5th from 4 to 6 pm. Be sure to drop by if you are in the area!

For more information, including pre-orders for the statues, visit

Analysing Horror on Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:28:49 +0000 Nyarsetna Hello again!

Something recently came to my attention that I just HAD to share with you all.

A few days ago I signed up for a few online courses on (A result of boredom and unemployment!) One of the courses was Analysing Horror Stories. This course focuses on several authors, a few of them being Clive Barker, Stephen King and yes, H P Lovecraft. Here is a list of the course sections, including Fear, Nightmares and Religious Themes.
All courses are free, lessons are sent daily around midnight and a certificate is provided on completion of the course. I have not yet completed said course, but so far there’s been a lot of focus on H P Lovecraft in the Fear and Religious Themes sections.

While this course may amount to little more than a poorly recognised certificate, it’s free and definitely worth a look. As you can see, it is based in the UK, I don’t know how it works with overseas applicants, but for those of you who would like to take a look without signing up, I can email you a few parts so you can see what I mean. It’s free and worth a look.

Or as always, you can message me.


Del Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness Sat, 20 Sep 2008 19:14:45 +0000 Nyarsetna Ladies and gentlemen, greetings from myself, Nyarsetna. For my first post, I’m going to try and revive interest in Guillermo Del Toro - does - At The Mountains Of Madness.

Here is an MTV Movies Blog interview with Guillermo posted in January of this year. So far it seems to be the most recent mention of his pet project.
This is a link to the ATMOM page on the official Del Toro Website.

I found these links lurking in the Forums, they will serve to help catch up on what is pretty much hype at the moment.

Link One and Link Two

Thanks Torwaechter for posting those. On the same thread, Hodgson posted the following link, an extremely positive review of the film script that gave it an A*. Here

If anybody has any links to add, maybe I missed something more recent, please post on the At the Mountains of Madness Movie Update page on the Forums which can be found here.

Or send a message to me.

Thanks for reading!

Cthulhu by Paul Carrick Tue, 26 Aug 2008 03:10:27 +0000 Aleister Paul Carrick, a featured artist here at the Temple of Dagon, is now accepting preorders for his Cthulhu statues. These 8.5″ tall, hand painted resin statues feature a faux oxidized bronze finish, and clearly display the artistic skill he is known for. Be sure to visit his website at, and let him know what you think - or better yet, place an order to help support his work.

Lovecraft exhibition at the Maison d’Ailleurs Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:36:55 +0000 Aleister The Maison d’Ailleurs, a science fiction museum in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, is planning a Lovecraft exhibition for October 2007, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the author’s death. The show is based upon the “Commonplace Book”, a set of notes and ideas written by Lovecraft, and will showcase works by several writers, artists, and illustrators. A listing of the authors/artists being featured can be found on The Hooded Utilitarian.

Necronomicon Tarot by Donald Tyson Sun, 12 Aug 2007 23:09:45 +0000 Aleister Necronomicon Tarot - the box While I am not a practitioner of tarot, I am most certainly a fan of anything related to Lovecraft and the mythos. In particular, I enjoy lovecraft inspired artwork because it is a subject that lends itself very well to visual interpretation. It is for this reason that I was very happy to be contacted about reviewing the Necronomicon Tarot.

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The Necronomicon Tarot was created by prolific modern occult author Donald Tyson, and illustrated by fantasy artist Anne Stokes, whose work has been featured on products from Wizards of the Coast, creator of the popular card game Magic: The Gathering. The deck is produced by Llewellyn Worldwide, a New Age publisher founded in 1901 that produces a wide range of books on such subjects as astrology, magick, paganism, and much more.

What’s Inside?

Necronomicon Tarot - inside the box Upon opening the box, I was pleasantly suprised to find not only the deck, but a bag, and a 200+ page book.

The book, Secrets of the Necronomicon, starts off with an introduction by the author which gives some background information, such as how the cards tie into the mythos, and specific features of the deck. Not having much experience with tarot, I found this very informative. The book itself is very well organized, and contains the following chapters: Necronomicon, Cthulhu Mythos, Correspondences, Trumps, Court Cards, Number Cards, and Divination.

Necronomicon Tarot - Secrets of the Necronomicon The Necronomicon and Cthulhu Mythos chapters give the reader some insight into the author’s interpretation of the mythos, and set the stage for the interpretation of the cards themselves, which are individually listed with detailed information on each, including a description, as well as meanings. I cannot imagine a more complete companion to this deck.

Necronomicon Tarot - the deck As for the deck itself, I was very pleased. The quality of the printing and attention to detail rate very high, and the artwork itself shows that Anne truely has talent for capturing the spirit of the mythos while adding her own style to each card. The themed cards (wands, cups, swords, etc..) fit together extremely well, while still being very unique. Each card is backed with an image of a tentacled monstrosity - quite fitting indeed. Overall I am very impressed with the artwork used for this deck. A semi-translucent bag for the deck is also included, which is a nice touch.


This beautiful, well thought out set would be a perfect addition to any collection - whether you collect tarot decks, mythos inspired art, or both! I would certainly recommend this set to fans of Lovecraft and the mythos, regardless of whether or not they are into tarot, as the artwork itself makes this a wonderful item to have.


  • Necronomicon Tarot by Donald Tyson
  • Illustration by Anne Stokes
  • Includes 200+ page book, 78 card deck, and bag
  • ISBN: 0-7387-1086-5
  • Ordering Information
    Please Welcome Richard Allen Poppe Sun, 08 Jul 2007 19:47:18 +0000 Aleister We are happy to announce the inclusion of Richard Allen Poppe to the Featured Artists section of the Temple of Dagon. From a young age, Richard has been interested in horror, and his Lovecraft inspired pieces capture the true feel of the mythos. He works primarily in polyester resin, as well as mixed media, and his unique work will surely gain him even more fans at the Temple. Take a look at his gallery and let him know what you think.

    Giant Fungus Challenges Traditional Ideas Of Individuality Fri, 04 May 2007 17:30:15 +0000 Hodgson The underground fungus [is] estimated to be between 2000 and 8500 years old . . . .  [It] spreads mainly along tree roots, but also through the soil using shoestring-like structures called rhizomorphs . . . .  Researchers thought that individual fungus organisms grew in distinct clusters in the forest, marked by the ring-shaped patches of dead trees that they spotted during overhead flights. No one expected to find that the well-separated clusters represented one contiguous organism.

    Read story here.

    Other stories claim that the fungus is the world’s largest organism.

    Information on the fungus at wikipedia–proceed at your own risk.