Pues la concepción del terror en Lovecraft es algo sobrehumano, ya que al abandonar el Antropocentrismo, y puesto que el hombre deja de ser el centro de la creación, los temores que le acechan no son los horrores que crean otros hombres, sino un horror más antiguo y totalmente ajeno a la Humanidad; un horror que nos sobrepasa y donde el hombre es algo pequeño y débil, frente a las fuerzas antiguas e insondables de los Dioses Primigenios. El ateísmo de Lovecraft le hizo ver la vida como un panteón inhumano y alejado del monoteísmo. Los escritos de Lovecraft llegaron a influenciar a La Orden Tifoniana. Ellos consideraban a Lovecraft como su profeta. Esta orden o secta fue fundada por Kenneth Grant, un discípulo del príncipe de la magia negra, el maligno Aleister Crowly. Estos locos invocaban a entidades de otros planetas y dimensiones.
La obra de Lovecraft constituye un clásico del terror cósmico materialista, una corriente que se apartaba de los temas tradicionales como satanismo, vampirismo, y fantasma. Él incorporó elementos de ciencia ficción, razas alienígenas, viajes en el tiempo, existencias de otros mundos y dimensiones. Pero para mí el verdadero horror es la actual crisis económica, pues esta es real con personajes de carne y hueso.
Within the wide range of horror literature, Lovecraft is without a doubt the Prince of this genre; Edgar Allan Poe being the King without any objection. Lovecraft was a character who departed from what we understand as the norm. His childhood marked him for the rest of his short life. He was a reserved and alien to the games and experiences of his age. At the early age of three he was orphaned after the death of his father due to syphilis. He was put under the care of his mother, aunts and grandfather. This helped him in the early part of his education, thanks to the fabulous library that his relatives possessed. In that library, as a boy, Lovecraft submerged himself in the most diverse cultural knowledge. I have never been a fan of his works, but even so, I have dared to read his great work Cthulhu Mythos, accompanied by some LSD, which is the only way to appreciate this amazing book. Lovecraft was influenced hugely by Allan Poe. It was later on that Lovecraft established his own unique style.
The conception of terror in Lovecraft’s works is something superhuman, an abandonment of anthropocentrism; and since man is no longer the center of creation, the fears that stalk him are not the horrors that are created by other men, but an ancient horror which is totally alien to humanity; a horror that surpasses us, and where man is small and weak, subjugated by the deities of old and strange forces. Lovecraft’s atheism made him construe life as an inhumane pantheon and far from monotheism. The writings of H.P. Lovecraft came to influence the Typhonian Order. They considered Lovecraft as their Prophet. This order or sect was founded by Kenneth Grant, a disciple of the Prince of the black magic, the evil Aleister Crowly. These fanatics invoked the entities of other planets and dimensions.
The work of H.P. Lovecraft is a materialistic cosmic horror classic, a stream which departed from the traditional Satanism, vampirism, and haunting themes. He incorporated elements of science fiction, aliens beings, time travel, existences in other worlds and dimensions. But for me the true horror is the current economic crisis, because this is real, with beings of flesh and blood.