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Lovecraft, H P - Zaman's Hill

Identifier

015470

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

VII. Zaman’s Hill

The great hill hung close over the old town,
A precipice against the main street’s end;
Green, tall, and wooded, looking darkly down
Upon the steeple at the highway bend.
Two hundred years the whispers had been heard
About what happened on the man-shunned slope—
Tales of an oddly mangled deer or bird,
Or of lost boys whose kin had ceased to hope.

One day the mail-man found no village there,
Nor were its folk or houses seen again;
People came out from Aylesbury to stare—
Yet they all told the mail-man it was plain
That he was mad for saying he had spied
The great hill’s gluttonous eyes, and jaws stretched wide.

—Fungi from Yuggoth

The source of the experience

Lovecraft, H P

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Hill

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

References