Tempe, AZ: The Original Falcon Press, 2009. Paperback, 64 pages. New.
The Pseudonomicon is a short work dealing with the theory and practice of Cthulhu Mythos Magic. It includes personal reflections on this subject, examples of rituals that author Phil Hine has performed, and discussions pertaining to the kinds of magical practice which are associated with Cthulhu Mythos Magic – such as magical dreaming, self-transformation, places of power, and initiatory sickness. Drawing directly on themes in the fiction of HP Lovecraft and associated authors, The Pseudonomicon does not attempt to fit the entities and experiences of Lovecraft’s fiction into any established magical theory; rather, it suggests that Lovecraft’s fiction can be taken as a starting point for creative magical exploration and for questioning the rote procedures that magicians can fall prey to. Widely considered to be one of the better works dealing with the magical application of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in creative approaches to Chaos Magic.