Monday, January 14, 2008
Arthur Machen had a profound impact upon H.P. Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. This first volume of Chaosium's Arthur Machen collection begins with the chilling "The Three Impostors"...
The Three Impostors at the Golden Dawn Gallery:
This is a picture gallery for an in-progress essay about Arthur Machen and his association with the Order of the Golden Dawn, and it may relate the Machen's novels The Three Impostors (1895) .
Pictured there are S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Dr. Robert William Woodman, and Dr. W. Wynn Wescott - the three founders of the magical fraternity the Golden Dawn.
Also pictured: S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Moina Mathers, W. B. Yeats, Florence Farr, Annie Horniman, Arthur Machen, Arthur Edward Waite, and Aleister Crowley. The website calls A. E. Waite and Arthur Machen "old friends".
Waite is a primary source for research on occultism.