Review: H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition


By Allen Griffin


Steadman, John L.H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition. Weiser Books (September 1, 2015). Paperback: 304 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1578635870.


The number of books dedicated to the intersection of H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult continues to grow with the release of John L. Steadman’s H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition. Published by Weiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel, this text emerges from a publisher focused on the Occult and esoteric subject matter.

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Review: Divine: The Series

By Paula R. Stiles

[some spoilers ahead]

Divine: The Series (August 28, 2011 – current). Cast: Ben Hollingsworth, Dan Payne, Chasty Ballesteros, Allen Sawkins, John Emmet Tracy, Lisa Marie Caruk, Haig Sutherland, Misha Collins. Country: Canada.

Last spring, Supernatural fans started hearing about a new project involving season six regular Misha Collins, a Dark Fantasy webseries called “Divine“. Well, Divine is here and, now that it has a few webisodes under its belt, let’s have a look.

The …

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Review: Lord of Illusions (1995)

By Paula R. Stiles

Lord of Illusions (1995). Writer: Clive Barker. Director: Clive Barker. Cast: Scott Bakula, Famke Janssen, Kevin J. O’Connor, Daniel von Bargen.

[some spoilers ahead]

In a kiva-like ruined house in the desert, cult leader Nix (von Bargen) is presiding over the human sacrifice of a young girl. When renegade members of his flock, led by Philip Swann (O’Connor) attack the house to rescue the girl, Nix shows his true power, a terrifying dark magic. But Swann …

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Review: Supernatural: The Winchester Arcana

By Paula R. Stiles

I’ve long thought it would be fun to have an episode centered on the tarot. So, imagine my cheer at discovering the next best thing – an LJ group devoted to creating tarot art based on Supernatural themes: The Winchester Arcana. We’ve dealt with Lovecraft tarots in the past, even had a Monster Byte (and a story coming up in our Gothic anthology, Candle in the Attic Window). The Supernatural one has …

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