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Lesson 7

The Work

The Cult of Cthulhu is a belief-system.

It is based upon the archetypes, ideals, and manifestations of The Cthulhu Mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft. 

It is an undeviating and viable way for one to reconnect with their naturally existential powers and abilities and to use them to change and improve their lives.

It is first and foremost a quest of self-discovery and -perfection.


The Cult of Cthulhu is comprised of three major facets which as a whole address the very nature of life, the cosmos, and (most importantly) the self. 

Collectively, they are known as The Work:

1: The Call

The Call is the premise that only a select few are even worthy of The Cult and its teachings.

Those who are worthy have heard The Call in one way or another, a Call that beckons each person to become the entity they were always destined to be.

The Call can manifest in any number of ways...

Some people have a dream so intense and summoning that they feel compelled to research The Mythos further.

Some start noticing all the little coincidences in their own life involving The Mythos that they can no longer ignore the fact that they are drawn to it.

For some people, being Called is simply a state of being...

They often feel misunderstood.
They realize that other people don't actually see the world the same way that they do, and they know that they are somehow different from everyone else.

They crave not only deeper meaning but deeper understanding too.

To be part of something larger than themselves and to attain a higher sense of self.

To become a perfect version of themselves.

They are drawn to the idea of transformation while others around them seem satisfied with the mundane.

They sense that they are meant to be part of the elite few that can transcend this mundanity and see through the illusion that everyone else seems sated with.

They know that they are meant to be larger than life, to attain a state of being that no one else can achieve, and to rise above the current perceived reality.

They are drawn to a life of growth and happiness, while those around them simply trudge on through.

If you identify with this passage then you are likely Called and therefore worthy in the eyes of The Cult of Cthulhu.

3: Unification

Without Unification (of both the inner and the outer) true Ascension can never truly be achieved. It is the attainment of harmony with oneself and unity with our brother- and sister-hood.

Without Unification The Cult of Cthulhu falls to obscurity, as it has done in decades past.

Followers of The Cult must strive to ever unify with one another; it was the barbarians banding together that finally brought about the fall of Rome.

A real family, banded together by bonds of cosmic light and darkness, transcending this reality together. That is The Cult of Cthulhu.

We wear the symbol of Cthulhu proudly on our chests like knights of old, and scream our name as we charge into battle.

The Cult of Cthulhu is risen once again.

2: Ascension

The Cult of Cthulhu believes that within every person who is Called there is an Elder God waiting to Ascend, and that through our practices one can achieve perfection of the self in all forms: body, mind, and spirit.

If there are an infinite amount of possible realities then in more than one of them there is a perfect version of yourself. Ascension is the means of manifesting it in this reality, too.

Ascension begins with admitting to your desire for self-perfection.

Perfection of your own criteria - not anyone else's.

Right Path religion has expertly hammered this desire out of most people from an early age in order to benefit its own ends, but it is a perfectly natural human instinct to want to become the alpha, to imagine and desire the most perfect version of oneself possible and, if willing and disciplined enough, to seek out the means to become it.

Ascension is the means.

Power, self-creation, self-perfection, intensification of will and purpose, apotheosis, and genuine happiness.

This is all gained through Ascension.

TASK

Memorize these three major facets and what they mean:

The Call, Ascension, and Unification are all vital principles of The Cult of Cthulhu.

One who does not truly understand them is doomed to fail on their journey to Ascend.