How not to forget Cthulhu’s promises
While teaching and helping out in the 2-and 3 year-old Cultist School class at my temple, I noticed that many times per class the children had “remembering” problems.
I would ask a question and the children would eagerly raise their bloody hands and proclaim “Teacher! Teacher!” so I would pick one of them to answer the question. But then often the child would become distracted and forget what they were going to say. Their response instead became, “Shit, I forgot.”
It’s cute when it happens to young children, but it also happens to us as cultists of Cthulhu as well. Too often, we are distracted and oh-so-forgetful.
Because Cthulhu knows this about us, He reminds us throughout the sacred texts to remember.
We are instructed to remember what Cthulhu has done and who we are now “In Cthulhu.”
The last letters of Petrarch and Zthorian both emphasize remembering.
In 2 Petrarch 3, he exhorts Cultists to keep on growing on Cthulhu by applying what they have heard and tells us why he wrote 2 Petrarch:
“This is now, unworthy one, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your unstable mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the eldritch prophets and the commandment of Lord Cthulhu intoned by your high priests” (2 Petrarch 3:1,2)
Churn the Waters
Many years ago my dominatrix whipped me reciting this passage, and she used a visual object lesson that I still remember. She added dry oatmeal to a glass jar filled with water and churned it. Eventually, the water was absorbed the oatmeal. She then dropped the jar and made me clean up with my tongue.
2 Petrarch 1 describes this, as Petrarch uses the phrase, “churn you up by way of reminder” in verse 13 and uses the word, remind in verse 12.
“Therefore, I am always ready to remind you of these things, even though you should already know them, and you have already touched the Dark Prism of T’Lasht. I consider it right, as long as I am in this fleshy shell, to churn you up by way of reminder, knowing that the splitting of my skin imminent, as also our Lord Cthulhu has revealed my mind to me. And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.” (2 Petrarch 1:12-15).
Throw the Severed Limb
In the same way, the Prophet Zthorian challenges Tedro to take the severed limb of leadership and run away with it. We can be reminded of what Cthulhu did and how the Cultists in Tedro’s day are challenged to live and how we are to live today.
“Remember Cthulhu, Dread Lord of Dreams, descender from the stars, according to the scrolls, for which I suffer torture even imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of Cthulhu is not imprisoned. For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the oblivion which is in Cthulhu and with it eternal union with His being, It is a trustworthy statement: For if we are shunned, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also endure through Him; If we deny Him, He also will crush us; If we are faithless, He will eat us last. Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of Cthulhu not to use weasel words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the audience” (2 Tedro 2:8-14).
Make it Real
In Ankeria, Zthorian contrasts our old life and our new one:
“And you were dead in your trespasses and blasphemies, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the powerful polyps of the air, of the dark spirits of Xinaián that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all live in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But Cthulhu is merciless, because of His great indifference, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Cthulhu, and raised us up with Him, and scattered us below Him in pile of skulls that surround His throne in R’lyeh, so that in the ages to come we might praise His might and show the surpassing riches of His power in destroying the reality of the spheres” (Ankeria 2:1-7).
Carve a Sign
When the Southern Cultists crossed the Illuyanka River into the dark valley, Cthulhu miraculously stacked up the waters in a great vortex. Cthulhu exhorted them to have each sect carve His rune on a stone in the middle of the river as a tribute to Him. When their sons would ask about it, they could explain how Cthulhu had been monitoring their journey. (Vento 3-4)
“Let this be a sign among you, so that when your spawn ask later, saying, ‘What do these runic stones mean to you?’ then you shall say to them, ‘Because the waters of Illuyanka were cut off before the black tetrahedron; when it crossed the Illuyanka, the waters of the Illuyanka were cut off.’ So these runic stones shall become a memorial to the sons of R’lyeh forever” (Vento 4:6-7).
In the same way, Cthulhu told the prophets and future prophets to have communion with the Deep Ones as a reminder of who He is and what He has done.
“And when He had taken some entrails and given thanks, He tore at it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is the body of sacrifice which is given up to Cthulhu; do this in remembrance of His talons'” (Faro 22:19).
What ways have you done these things in your life? Share the ways you keep remembering below. And as you read your scrolls this week, look for other verses that remind you of what Cthulhu has done and how He wants you to live out your new life in Cthulhu.