When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality
“You can take your head apart with this book if you like, but you will never get it back together again. Unlike the sophomoric tattoo-parlour-flash of Carroll, the lunatic-trickster Bertiaux, or the almost-brilliant Grant – not to mention the gaptoothed carny antics of LaVey, whose Aynrandian quotes are eagerly nodded along-to by Creationist tea-partiers – Jones is not so easy to dismiss.
You have already passed a gate, by possessing this book and by reading thus far in its introduction. There’s a specific resonance or remnant of reminiscence that’s curiously cavorting about your cortex, the drumming of dreams in the distant dark. Give in. As Thompson said, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Time to correlate your contents and get your HR Giger counter ticking.”
— Jordan Stratford, from the Foreweird
Yog-Sothoth … Nyarlathotep … Shub-Niggurath …
The Great Old Ones: hideous monster-gods from beyond Time and Space. Ancient, eldritch horrors that populate the pantheon of weird-fiction writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s increasingly popular milieu, his so-called Cthulhu Mythos. Some claim that they are merely fiction, while others have convinced themselves that Lovecraft somehow intuited their objective existence. When faced with the weird, chimerical potency of the Great Old Ones, whether they are approached through fiction, magical practice, or, say, a table-top role-playing game, neither viewpoint really seems to satisfy. The Great Old Ones are protean, nebulous, unimaginable… and impressively persistent in their psychological and spiritual presence.
In When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality, author Scott R Jones deftly breaks down the barriers between the rational and the irrational, between the bright logic of our daytime intellect and the fearful non-Euclidean symmetries of our darkest dreams. In the process, the truth of the Great Old Ones is revealed in all its cosmic resonance.
Beyond reason… beyond madness… beyond the unspeakable… lies the Black Gnosis: a new mode of being, a spirituality that anticipates a new appreciation of humanity’s place in an increasingly dire and indifferent cosmos. When The Stars Are Right asks the reader a simple question: “Are you keeping it R’lyeh?” The answers may surprise you.
When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality by Scott R Jones, with an introduction by Jordan Stratford (Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing and A Dictionary of Western Alchemy) and interior illustrations by Michael Lee Macdonald, is available in print and electronic book formats from Martian Migraine Press. (View the Table of Contents here)
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Scott R Jones‘ When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality is a perfect-bound paperback, 146 pages printed on acid free, elemental chlorine free paper containing 40% post consumer content. (We’re doing our best when it comes to Keepin’ It R’lyeh with the environment, natch!)
When The Stars Are Right is priced at $14.99CAD plus shipping. We use Paypal for all our transactions, but if you don’t have a Paypal account, don’t worry, they will also accept credit cards. All pricing is in Canadian currency. (NOTE: if you want to purchase more than one book, you will need to re-click the link for each additional purchase, as the Paypal options for shipping charges by ‘weight/percentage of purchase order amount’ were found to be just too baroque and non-Euclidean for our weakened-by-pulp-fiction minds. Sorry.)
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