Principals of Cosmicism (Lovecraftian Fiction)

Cosmicism is the literary philosophy developed by H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft used the principles below as the foundation of his universe:

  • There is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe
  • Humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence
  • The majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the relative significance of insects and plants, when compared to the universe.
  • The universe is so ancient that near everything is insignificant. Even the stars.
  • Often times characters come to the realization that they are powerless to change anything.

Following these principals, and with a little creativity, you too can create some cosmic horror!

For Lovecraftian inspiration you can find Lovecrafts complete works on Amazon.

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  1. I’m bookmarking this as a resource, because I’ve wanted to write a cosmic horror for years. I have ideas for some, and I’ve read some Lovecraft, but I want to read more of him in addition to other horror author like King and Koontz. This is excellent advice though!

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