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It is not my desire to mislead readers as to the reality of fictional persons, places, or things—or at least, no more my desire than it was that of Lovecraft, who wrote of nonexistent books as though they could be 13 gates of the necronomicon from the local university library, and mythical towns as though they might be visited by bus.
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In my examination of these topics, I also treat them as real, since it becomes tiresome to constantly remind readers that they are invented. Many of the fictional matters treated by Lovecraft are real, in the sense that they exist in the larger world, even though they are fictional in nature.
The gods of ancient Greece are a good example. They are real in the sense that 13 gates of the necronomicon did not dream them from nothingness, but they are fictional in the sense that they are not corporeal beings.
Should they be classed as real or fictional? For example, Lovecraft refers to the Book of Dzyan, which is part of the lore of Theosophy. Madame Blavatsky, the leader of the Theosophical movement, claimed to have read the ancient and lost Book of Dzyan, and pretended that she had published stanzas from this 13 gates of the necronomicon in her own book The Secret Doctrine.
As it happens, Blavatsky invented the Book of Dzyan just 13 gates of the necronomicon surely as Lovecraft invented the Necronomicon—or perhaps, just as surely did not invent it, as Lovecraft did not invent the Necronomicon.
Blavatsky claimed the ability to read Introduction 7 books stored in the great astral library known as the akashic records. It was very likely here that she studied the Book of Dzyan.
Similarly, Lovecraft did not so much invent the Necronomicon as dream it into existence, and for Lovecraft dreams were very real. Should the Book of Dzyan be classed as fictional or real?
Blavatsky claimed it to be a real work. Certainly, a portion of it exists in her Secret Doctrine, so it is real in the sense that it has been published. It was regarded as real enough by Theosophists.
Yet most scholars agree that the Book of Dzyan had no existence of any material kind before Blavatsky wrote about it. Similar confusion might arise concerning the categorization of literary inventions of other writers borrowed by Lovecraft for inclusion in his Necronomicon mythos.
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For example, the Yellow Sign is a symbol or letter of dire portent described by the writer Robert W. Chambers in his short story of the same name.
Lovecraft mentioned it, making it a part of his mythos. Yet it is not a real thing in the sense of something tangible or extant. The gods mentioned by Lovecraft that exist in the mythologies of ancient Greece are real to those who worship them, even though most people of more 13 gates of the necronomicon minds might be inclined to dismiss them as imaginary.
Yet are they any less real than Christ or Krishna? To a believer they are real; to an atheist they are fiction. The Gates and the Keys For the purpose of exploration, the Necronomicon may be conceived as a walled 13 gates of the necronomicon city with many gates of entry.
The pages of the book are its streets and buildings and marketplaces.