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Lovecraft, H P - At the Mountains of Madness

Identifier

015483

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

"It was the utter, objective embodiment of the fantastic novelist’s ‘thing that should not be’; and its nearest comprehensible analogue is a vast, onrushing subway train as one sees it from a station platform—the great black front looming colossally out of infinite subterraneous distance, constellated with strangely coloured lights and filling the prodigious burrow as a piston fills a cylinder."
—At the Mountains of Madness

The source of the experience

Lovecraft, H P

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

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