The Official Website of Robert M. Price
I’ve been listening to your podcasts chronologically and haven’t made it to recent ones yet, so perhaps you’ve informed your fans of this and I haven’t heard. In any case, Sticher, an important player in the podcast world, is offering its first awards based purely upon fans’ votes. Bible Geek fans can visit the site once a day and vote for your podcast through October 19. A win here might be a boon for the show.
There are a number of categories. Perhaps Best Education & Learning might be the appropriate one. Here’s the website: http://stitcher.promotw.com/nominate-shows/SR-57119e004b292692550b39cf035a55ba
So, get the geeksters on it and tell them to vote often!
Just wondering how you would define your own theological belief. Are you merely an academic who has chosen theological topics to study and discuss? Or, are you personally vested in any particular belief, and, if so, would you please define it for us. Full disclosure, please.
First I would like to take a moment to thank you, for everything you do to enlighten all to the origins, hisorisity of early Jewish/ Christian religion… But, a bigger thanks is for something in your work that I feel may go unnoticed… Your leadership and humble demeanor set such a fine example to other scholars in the field … As well as mythicist and atheist all around…in biblical scholarship, sometimes individual ideologies are spewed out in an “in your face” kind of rant… Your consistent, calm approach to sometimes near impossible ideas for the Christain/ Jewish fundamentalist to swallow is refreshing to watch.. And I feel I’ve eatched several in the field become less arrogant with their views .. I think you have set the bar, and a great example for many other to follow… Watching your lectures, debates, ect… Has helped shape how I approach discussing the topic… Again, thank you
Apologies for the post to this location…couldn’t find another way to reach you. I have been listening to the Lovecraft Geek podcast for a while, and had a couple questions…
I’m curious as to whether you’ve read The Weird of Hali by John Michael Greer (Book One: Innsmouth, and Book Two: Kingsport). The two books weave historical occultism and the HPL Mythos into a casual, contemporary fantasy. The writings are punctuated by some of JM Greer’s ecosophy and wiccan/druidic views, as he binds The Mythos to Magick and Alchemy. This effort removes much of the trademark horror and suspense I’ve come to know from HPL’s (and other Mythos authors’) writings, explaining away “that which cannot be described” through descriptive prose detailing Magick and mindfulness.
Mind you, I have enjoyed the books. And, they spurred me on to some casual research of Wicca, the Rosicrucians, and Theosophy. But, for me, nothing replaces HPL, RE Howard, or CA Smith for vivid, visceral tales of horror and madness with such rich a sensation of time and locale!
What are your thoughts on authors weaving The Mythos into a larger “continuity” of real or imagined philosophies and religions in a historical context?
Beyond John Michael Greer, do you know of any other writers who have “leveraged” HPL’s Mythos to illuminate other religions, philosophies, or types of fiction?
Thanks very much for your time. I hope to hear you “rap” on this topic in the future on The Lovecraft Geek!
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