Theosophy and Fiction

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Fiction is the form of any work that deals with characters or events that are not supposed to be real, but rather, imaginary productions by the author. Theosophical ideas about Atlantis and Lemuria have strongly influenced a number of fiction writers dealing with "lost worlds". A remarkable example of this is the American horror and fantasy pulp fiction magazine Weird Tales, which three main contributors H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith acknowledged such a fact.[1]

Notes

  1. Carole M. Cusack and Alex Norman (eds.), Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, (Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012), 113.