Lovecraft

On the tracks of Lovecraft

Two months ago I traveled the East Coast and urged my family to visit Providence / Rhode Island as well. We just made a minor stop there but I tried to see as many sites as possible that are related to the famous horror-, fantasy- and science fiction-author Howard Philips Lovecraft. Due to the fact that we were there for only a night and half a day we just saw the Lovecraft Square, one of his former houses, some streets near Brown University and, of course, his grave a the Swanpoint Cemetery. Unfortunatley, I was not able to visit the Brown University Library in order to study the Lovecraft Collection. I hope that I will have a chance to get there later.
In the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Shop in the center of Providence I bought "The Annotated Lovecraft", a monumental tome with the most relevant stories by Lovecraft, completed by hundreds of interesting annotations explaining his inspirations, hidden connections and scientific or occult backgrounds. My salutations to the nice shop keeper - we talked a moment about living in Berlin and making music and it was so cool. Thanks!
(Note my Cthulhu-themed t-shirt by one of my favorite bands, the German independent gothic classic horror psycho chamber story-telling industrial rockers Janus)

Spacetime Curvature in the work of H.P. Lovecraft

In 1928, the late Francis Wayland Thurston published a scandalous manuscript in purport of warning the world of a global conspiracy of occultists. Among the documents he gathered to support his thesis was the personal account of a sailor by the name of Gustaf Johansen, describing an encounter with an extraordinary island. Johansen`s descriptions of his adventures upon the island are fantastic, and are often considered the most enigmatic (and therefore the highlight) of Thurston`s collection of documents.
We contend that all of the credible phenomena which Johansen described may be explained as being the observable consequences of a localized bubble of spacetime curvature. Many of his most incomprehensible statements (involving the geometry of the architecture, and variability of the location of the horizon) can therefore be said to have a unified underlying cause.

Possible Bubbles of Spacetime Curvature in the South Pacific