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Lovecraft, H P - Night Gaunts

Identifier

015468

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

XX. Night-Gaunts

Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,
But every night I see the rubbery things,
Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings,
And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell.
They come in legions on the north wind’s swell,
With obscene clutch that titillates and stings,
Snatching me off on monstrous voyagings
To grey worlds hidden deep in nightmare’s well.

Over the jagged peaks of Thok they sweep,
Heedless of all the cries I try to make,
And down the nether pits to that foul lake
Where the puffed shoggoths splash in doubtful sleep.
But oh! If only they would make some sound,
Or wear a face where faces should be found!

—Fungi from Yuggoth

The source of the experience

Lovecraft, H P

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Spirit being

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming
Night terrors

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

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