Daniel  Harms

Daniel Harms is a writer and librarian living in upstate New York. He holds two Masters' degrees; one in Anthropology and one in Library and Information Science. He is best known for the books The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror (which won an Origins Special Achievement Award), The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia, The Necronomicon Files (co-authored with John Wisdom Gonce III), and The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire. His work has appeared in publications such as The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, Abraxas, Fortean Times, Paranoia, and The Unspeakable Oath. He is the originator of The Shadow Over Usenet: a detailed online discussion of the works of H. P. Lovecraft. He is a lecturer on Lovecraft Circle literature and occult films and history, and his blog Papers Falling from an Attic Window provides commentary on these and other topics.

H. P. Lovecraft: A Dreamer out of Time

Crumbling books, mysterious places, monsters from beyond space these are all tropes in the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, an iconic writer of occult horror from the early twentieth century. Daniel Harms takes us through an examination of his most famous works, and how they have inspired artists and mystics down into our time itself.

The Long-Lost Friend

In the mountains of Pennsylvania, farmers and townsfolk relied on a mysterious book of magic to cure their ills and ward off evil. Written in 1920, the Long-Lost Friend would serve as an inspiration for healing, creativity - and murder. Daniel Harms, the editor of a new edition of the book, will reveal the secrets behind this legendary grimoire.

















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