&The Kentroversy Tapes The Kentroversy Tapes

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kentroversy on 'Occult of Personality' Podcast # 27 (September 26, 2007)

On this current edition of the OCCULT OF PERSONALITY podcast -- myself, occult historian and author Tracy R. Twyman, and esoteric researcher Todd Campbell of Through The Looking Glass all got together for a seventy-five minute roundtable discussion on the work of horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

by Kent Daniel Bentkowski

Above, we have an artistic rendering of Cthulhu -- perhaps the most well-known of all the Lovecraftian entities.

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

“Theosophists have guessed at the awesome grandeur of the cosmic cycle wherein our world and human race form transient incidents. They have hinted at strange survivals in terms which would freeze the blood if not masked by a bland optimism. But it is not from them that there came the single glimpse of forbidden aeons which chills me when I think of it and maddens me when I dream of it.”

--- H.P. Lovecraft from 'The Call of Cthulhu'

On episode # 27 of the 'OCCULT OF PERSONALITY' podcast -- I participated in a fascinating discussion on the work of H.P. Lovecraft -- an influential horror writer of the early 1900's. It was a roundtable discussion -- where three people besides myself talked about how we got into the writing of this author -- who was writing about many things that were provocative to say the least!

What I personally found fascinating about Tracy's, Todd's, and Greg's introduction to Lovecraft -- was how similar our experiences happened to be. As a writer, he influenced H.R. Giger and the Alien films as was pointed out during the discussion itself. In addition, in his 1981 textbook on the history of horror-fiction -- both in films and in written literature -- Stephen King continuously praises the works of Lovecraft. It was through my appreciation of King's work, that I eventually made my way to Lovecraft and his many extra-dimensional horrors.

Tracy, Todd, and Greg also told how their own discovery of Lovecraft and his work had affected their lives -- and the work they do today in the esoteric research field.

In all, it was a captivating discussion -- and I am happy to have been picked to participate in this roundtable.

Here is the direct download link to the MP3 of this fascinating interview:

'Occult of Personality' Podcast #27 (September 26, 2007)

And, if anyone listening would like check out some excellent BIZARRE FICTION -- I submit that the reader/listener will not be disappointed by their own discovery (or rediscovery) of Lovecraft and his work.

© 2007 Kentroversy Tapes
All rights reserved. Used with permission.


The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Tape . . .

King, Stephen - Danse Macabre; Everest House Publishers, New York USA. (1st hardcover edition); 1981

King, Stephen - Danse Macabre (1981); Wikipedia

The Complete Works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (HTML and PDF Downloads)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Wikipedia

The Dan Clore Necronomicon Page

Greg's 'Occult of Personality' Website and Podcast

'Occult of Personality' Podcast #27 (September 26, 2007)

Tracy R. Twyman Website

Through The Looking Glass - Todd Campbell Website


Post a Comment

<< Home


Editor and Publisher: "Kentroversy"
Multimedia Production and Coordination: "Captain Video"
Multimedia Editing and Uploading: "Kentroversy"
Website and CSS Template Design: "Kentroversy Design"

Creative Commons License

Unless otherwise noted, the works published on this site are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material, the use of which has
not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making
such material available in an effort to advance understanding of educational,
environmental, financial, political, human rights, economic, democratic, scientific,
and social justice issues. This constitutes 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material
as provided for in
Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law. Whenever such material has been
used, authorship credit is always provided in the form of footnotes or bibliographic
, and if at all possible, an Internet link is provided for reader verification.

In accordance with Title 17, United States Code, Section 107, the material on this
website is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in
receiving such information for research and educational purposes.

The material on this website authored by
KENTROVERSY may be redistributed and
may be considered 'open-source' information. Redistribution of our material on
additional website(s) is permitted and encouraged, but please write to notify of
when and where you have reprinted one of


THE KENTROVERSY TAPES has been online since: April 17, 2007