Many fictional works of arcane literature appear in H.P. Lovecraft’s cycle of interconnected The Book of Eibon, or Liber Ivonis or Livre d’Eibon, is attributed to Clark Ashton Smith. It appears in a number of Lovecraft’s stories, such as “The . Unfortunately, only incomplete fragments of the original are thought to exist, though there are translations in English, French, and Latin—Liber Ivonis is the title of. The insane effect of Liber Ivonis prevents you from being knocked out until the end of the round. Does this include being knocked out due to a.

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The tablets reveal a partial history of Mu, describing Zanthu’s struggle against the rising cult of Ghatanothoa and his own religion’s lamented decline. The lost city is located somewhere in the southern Sahara Desertand is currently a frequent haunt of the chthonians. This site uses cookies. The play was first imagined in a collection of short stories by Robert W. Check date values in: JavaScript is currently disabled.

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After Hoag’s death, his granddaughter, Beverly Hoag Adams, published an expurgated version of the book. Essays on America’s Master Writer of Horror. Although its origin is unknown, the book may have been written by the mysterious author “Khut-Nah,” which sounds remarkably like Kuttner.

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Liber Ivonis

The first seven pages of the pamphlet contain vague mystic writing; however, the eighth page details a formula for effecting astral travel. The title means “On the Secret Symbols of Libeg.


The Necronomicon is arguably the most famous or infamous of Lovecraft’s grimoires. Though the first act is said to be “innocent”, all who read the play’s second act either go mad or suffer another terrible fate.

Statement of Intent Alpha Green. He also describes his failed attempt to release the god Ythogtha from its prison. According to Zanthu, he and some of his people escaped the destruction of Mu, which was sunk by the wrath of the Elder Gods. The complete text from which these pages derive is refered to as the “Book of Eibon”, an immense text of arcane knowledge that containing, among other things, a detailed account of Eibon’s exploits, including his journeys to the Vale of Pnath and the planet Shaggai, his veneration rituals of Zhothaqquah Eibon’s patron deityand his magical formulae—such as for the slaying of certain otherworldly horrors.

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I’m sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Lin Carter, referring to the Lewis de Claremont edition in his collection, called the work a “sloppy literary forgery”.

Nonetheless, several authors have penned their own interpretations of the markings, including Gordon Whitney and his The Eltdown Shards: A revised edition was published in London in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Thus, in Robert Bloch’s tale ” The Shambler from the Stars “, a weird fiction writer seals his doom by casting a spell from the arcane book De Vermis Mysteriis.

Its setting and events include mysterious places and entities such as CarcosaHasturand the Lake of Halinames that Chambers borrowed from the writings of Ambrose Bierce. The Haunter of the Ivomis.


In that volume were the chronicles of great sorcerers of old, and the histories of demons earthly and ultra-cosmic, and the veritable spells by which the demons could be called up and controlled and dismissed. The protagonist, Walter Gilman, is forced to sign the book in his blood, pledging his soul to the Other Gods.

Printed on an unknown form of “vellum”, the pages are loose and out of order. The Book of Eibonthat strangest and rarest of occult forgotten volumes The original manuscript is kept at the Miskatonic University library. Rituale est ut horrendumqui a tutela contra magus non male vocavit. The collection can be considered to be an analogue to the I Chinga Chinese text of cosmology and divination.

The Book of Dzyan purports to be an ancient text of Tibetan origin, but only came to light in the late nineteenth century and may be a forgery dating from that time.

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Howard originally called the book Nameless Cultsbut both Lovecraft and Derleth gave it the German title which can translate to either Unspeakable Cults or Unpronounceable Cults both meaning of the word are in common usage.

This past Friday night at Mohawk Place, a brand new quintet of heavy hitters took to the stage and completely stole the show. Although created by Lovecraft, the book is featured more prominently in Derleth’s posthumous collaboration The Lurker at the Threshold