Hypnos has ratings and 37 reviews. Bill said: In this short tale first published in The National Amateur (May, ), Lovecraft experimented with an. Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl “Hypnos” has the courage of its cosmic horror canvas. May the merciful gods, if indeed there be such, guard those hours when no power of the will, or drug that the cunning of man devises, can keep.

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Easily capable of existing in, and comprehending the nature of realms far beyond Dimensional Space, and ascending to even more transcendent realms beyond that, on his own. What I learned and saw in those hours of impious exploration can never be told — for want of symbols or suggestions in any language.

Bilo bi prelijepo visjeti s Lovecraftom sa spiljskog svoda Its a very interesting narrative with layers upon layers of motif throughout the story.

It is all that remains of my friend; the friend who led me on to madness and wreckage; a godlike head of such marble as only old Hellas could yield, young with the youth that is outside time, and with beauteous bearded face, curved, smiling lips, Olympian brow, and dense locks waving and poppy-crowned. The narrator, a sculptor, meets a mysterious man in a railway station. Apr 21, Netanella rated it really liked it Shelves: I can recall the scene now — the desolate, pitch-black garret studio under the eaves with the rain beating down; the ticking of our lone clock; the fancied ticking of our watches as they rested on the dressing-table; the creaking of some swaying shutter in a remote part of the house; certain distant city noises muffled by fog and space; and, worst of all, the deep, steady, sinister breathing of my friend on the couch — a rhythmical breathing which seemed to measure moments of supernal fear and agony for his spirit as it wandered in spheres forbidden, unimagined, and hideously remote.

lovecrafr Dedicated to the works of H. Men of learning suspect it little and ignore it mostly. Wikisource has most of Lovecraft’s works in a pleasant format. Suddenly that face became dim and quickly disappeared, and in a brief space I found myself projected against an obstacle which I could not penetrate.


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So as I drove the crowd away I told him he must come home with me and be my teacher and leader in unfathomed mysteries, and he assented without speaking a word.

Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Want to Read saving…. Only few dare to try to find out more about that world. Apr 16, Godzilla rated it really liked it Shelves: At night they would commence their adventures, exploring worlds beyond human comprehension. This fits into Lovecraft’s common themes as to the alien and hostile nature of the hypnis, infinity, and the futility of everything.

Likely Nigh-Omniscient Embodies Dreams themselves, which exists far beyond all time, space and matter.


Struggling anew, I came to the end of the drug-dream and opened my physical eyes to the tower studio in whose opposite corner reclined the pallid and still unconscious form hyphos my fellow-dreamer, weirdly haggard and wildly beautiful as the moon shed gold-green light on his marble features.

And as I looked, I beheld the head rise, the black, liquid, and deep-sunken eyes open in terror, and the thin, shadowed loveecraft part as if for a scream too frightful to be uttered. Heretofore a recluse so far as I know — his true yypnos and origin never having passed his lips — my friend now became frantic in his fear of solitude.

They have said, I know not for what reason, that I never had a friend, but that art, philosophy, and insanity had filled all my tragic life. The Uninitiated should begin with: There dwelt in that ghastly and flexible face, as it shone bodiless, hy;nos, and rejuvenated in the blackness, more of stark, teeming, brain-shattering fear than all the rest of heaven and earth has ever revealed to me. Just what happened is unknown, for not only was my own mind unseated by the strange and hideous thing, but others were tainted with a forgetfulness which can mean nothing if not madness.

Hypnos (short story)

Apropos of sleep, that bypnos adventure of all our nights, we may say that men go to bed daily with an audacity that would be incomprehensible if we did not know that it is the result of ignorance of the danger. I heard a clock strike somewhere—not ours, for that was not a striking clock—and my morbid fancy found in this a new starting-point for idle wanderings.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What he htpnos seen, he dared not tell me; but he said from his wisdom that we hypons sleep as little as possible, even lovrcraft drugs were necessary to keep us awake”.

Lovecraft, penned in March and first published in the May issue of National Amateur. I will close this thread then. I shiver as I speak of them, and dare not be explicit; though I will say that my friend once wrote on paper a wish which he dared not utter with his tongue, and which made me burn the paper and look affrightedly out of the window at the spangled night sky. Still, reading this story, I wonder if he was also attracted to men, and was unable to come to terms with the fact.

They were of that vaster and more appalling universe of dim entity and consciousness which lies deeper than matter, time, and space, and whose existence we suspect only in certain forms of sleep—those rare dreams beyond dreams which come never to common lovdcraft, and but once or twice in the lifetime of imaginative men.

In these black and bodiless flights we were sometimes alone and sometimes together. But always I shall guard against the mocking and insatiate Hypnos, lord loveceaft sleep, against the night sky, and against the mad ambitions of knowledge and philosophy.

Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed. My statues and ivory heads were all sold, and I had loveceaft means to purchase new materials, or energy to fashion them even had I possessed them.

Views Read Edit View history. Midwinter evenings seemed least dreadful to him.