Jason M. Colwell welcomes John L. Steadman to the show for the first time to discuss his research on H.P. Lovecraft and Black Magic.
John L. Steadman is a scholar of both H. P. Lovecraft and western occultism and has been a magickal practitioner for over thirty years, working with various covens and small groups of initiates. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University; a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia; and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his academic credentials, he holds the following degrees in the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) USA: Magickian (II°), Man (I°) and Minerval (0°).
Modern practicing occultists have argued that renowned horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was in possession of in-depth knowledge of black magick. Literary scholars claim that he was a master of his genre and craft, and his findings are purely psychological, nothing more. Was Lovecraft a practitioner of the dark arts himself? Was he privileged to knowledge that cannot be otherwise explained? Whether you believe Lovecraft had supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft’s profound influence on the contemporary black arts and the darker currents of western occultism.
Visit John’s Personal Website at: http://johnlsteadman.blogspot.com/