Why hasn't anyone tried forming a cult around the Simon Necronomicon or anything explicitly inspired by Lovecraft?

Why hasn't anyone tried forming a cult around the Simon Necronomicon or anything explicitly inspired by Lovecraft? A lot of classic movements were inspired partially by fiction, why hasn't anything generated as a response to people trying to survive in a world full of unknowable forces that erodes their sanity and reason?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Be the change etc

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think someone did actually but it was not cosmic horror oriented but sometime of libertarianism.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Lovecraft himself insisted it was all pure fiction. While I'm sure some people do it anyway its a poor basis for a cult when its creator laughed it off as fantasy.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because you cant even pretend its real when the author explicitly stated its all fake, and was alive within living memory.

  5. 1 month ago
    Cthulu

    Beats me.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >putin, what are you doing in my tomato soup?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact: Dagonism can also refer to certain strands of Episcopal Calvinism in the 1950s. It might be referring to Lovecraft, or could be a separate development.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It seems like its more likely that Lovecraft took inspiration for his Esoteric Order of Dagon from this honestly

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >A lot of classic movements were inspired partially by fiction
    Do you mean stuff like The Coming Race and UFO novels, or stuff like the neopagans and satanists often being encouraged to pursue their interests because of media?
    >why hasn't anything generated as a response to people trying to survive in a world full of unknowable forces that erodes their sanity and reason
    While there's something interesting to be said about how many people are basically sanity-blasting themselves 24/7 with information mankind is not supposed to know, there's not much new ground established by Lovecraft's actual point of view that wasn't established by nihilists, and given his association with the pulps his works remarkably didn't influence what we've call classic UFO cultism in terms of how people conceived of little green men and the like.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Err... They have... There is a cult in Florida right now that is attempting to summon the eldritch Gods...

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's a few plus the occasional magical grotto.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This other one is from a more larpy and less efective cult, you can tell it's not very good material by having a quick look, but it's more popular.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As a rule of thumb, you're wanting the books (3) of daemon barzai, asenath mason and s ben qayin. One pero author on the topic, Edgar Kerval has published a few rites in very pricey volumen along with stuff from other traditions, idk if it's worth checking.

        Just pump the system with your belief and It Will shower you with the thing you seek.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Finally, S Ben Qayins book
          Other stuff out there isn't as good quality

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People have tried to start groups on this, and I've seen people try to commit to this as individuals.

    It never amounts to much because people have so much fun pointing out Lovecraft said its fictitious.

    But OP is right, a lot of what circulates now had its start in entertainment. The succubus thread is a great example. Nobody "back then" wanted any contact with a succubus, then modern movies and world of warcraft started showing the succubus as a perfect lover and a few years later, books on succubus summoning and EerieWeb succubus threads. Of course with this people don't have fun pointing out this version of the succubus came in to the world from entertainment.

    Maybe I should put work in to dispelling the entertainment succubus.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This extends to stuff like ghosts and vampires too, after the Exorcist came out people thought they lived in haunted buildings ect.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People already do this but in smaller groups. Lovecraft is popular with chaos magicians including figureheads like Alan Moore. People already belonging to established groups find they have a similar interest and branch off to explore how to externalize fiction.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think a lot of the general elements which previously encouraged people to pursue integrating Lovecraftian elements in their worldviews, like a unknowable cosmos and a genuine unease regarding the unknown and ones histories, have been backchanneled to get people engaged with magical thinking regarding the natural world as a whole. People are not scared of aliens lurking in the spaces between the stars, they are interested in horoscopes and astrology, pagan deities with weighty histories tied to savage religions do not intimidate them because they view them as more personal than any sort of traditional religiosity they grew up with, nature itself does not intimidate them with its harshness because they entertain the idea of fairies while spooking themselves with stories about wendigos and skinwalkers and so on, ect. You can't have 'sanity-blasting knowledge' in a cultural sphere where spirituality is a mix of a do-it-yourself project primarily informed by the entertainment media a person consumes, instead of a active living tradition.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Lovecraft's Elder gods would rather eat you for a 'snackrament' rather than do anything for you!

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