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Lovecraft, H P - Cool Air



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

"You ask me to explain why I am afraid of a draught of cool air; why I shiver more than others upon entering a cold room, and seem nauseated and repelled when the chill of evening creeps through the heat of a mild autumn day. There are those who say I respond to cold as others do to a bad odour, and I am the last to deny the impression. What I will do is to relate the most horrible circumstance I ever encountered, and leave it to you to judge whether or not this forms a suitable explanation of my peculiarity."
—Cool Air

(Originally published in Tales of Magic and Mystery, March 1928.)

The source of the experience

Lovecraft, H P

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps


Lucid dreaming