Oriab is a very great isle, and its port of Baharna a mighty city. The wharves of Baharna are of porphyry, and the city rises in great stone terraces behind them... As the ship drew into the harbor at evening the twin beacons Thon and Thal gleamed a welcome, and in all the million windows of Baharna's terraces mellow lights peeped out quietly and gradually as the stars peep out overhead in the dusk, till that steep and climbing seaport became a glittering constellation hung between the stars of heaven and the reflections of those stars in the still harbour.
—H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Cthulhu by Raymond Bayless


Cthulhu Files

An index to the Cthulhu Mythos writings of H. P. Lovecraft and his friends, together with related articles and illustrations.


Quintessential Quotations

Searchable collection of clever, stimulating quotations on a variety of topics.

Modified from cover of Astounding Stories for June 1936  

Baharna Books

Online ordering of books related to the various articles on this site, and especially the Cthulhu Mythos.

Drawing of microscopic organisms by Kathryn Delisle from The Illustrated Five Kingdoms by Lynn Margulis, Karlene V. Schwartz, and Michael Dolan  

The Definition of Life

A comparison and synthesis of different ideas about the nature of life from the standpoint of complexity theory.

Drawing, "Cosmic Wheels" by Sandro del Prete, from Optical Illusions by Bruno Ernst  

Three Writers in Search of the Paranormal

An analytical review of three books about paranormal research, with thoughts about the nature and prospects of such research.

The Mystic Brotherhood

Prophets of the apocalypse, or merely the ultimate garage band? You decide.

Psychozoan: A Journal of Culture

An electronic magazine featuring reviews, stories, poems, photography, and letters on a variety of topics. Edited by a friend of mine; I did the web design and graphics.


How to Recognize Evil, Doggerel and Catapus, 20 Years in a Bottle, Backyard Notes, and more. Web site hint: When in doubt, click! 

Sanskrit Mantras and Spiritual Power

Web site of my late good friend Thomas Ashley-Farrand, a bestselling author of books and tapes about the practice of mantras. 

Frank Lazzaro: Happiness is Drumming

Home page of Frank Lazzaro, drummer and percussionist in many styles and also instructor of West African djembe drumming and Middle Eastern dumbeck drumming.

Social Networks
Baharna Blog

Baharna Blog

Rants, raves, and revelations on a host of topics, including manga, philosophy, and the Cthulhu Mythos.

Early Heaven Trigrams

I Ching: The Book of Changes

James Legge's complete translation, reorganized for easier use.


Taoist Chant, Mantra, and Invocations

Information on the use of chanting in the Taoist tradition.
White Tara  

Tara Space

Links to many Web resources related to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Tara.


Karma and Reincarnation

A philosophical study of the ideas of karma and rebirth in traditional Hindu (and to some extent, Sikh, Buddhist, and Sufi) thought. 

Tao Cross  

The Gospel of the East

All the recorded teachings of Jesus, arranged by topic and set in parallel and/or contrast with teachings from other spiritual traditions.
Tuatha De Danaan  

Family Trees of the Tuatha De Danann

Attempt to show the family relationships among the gods of pre-Christian Ireland.

Travels to varied sites including Whitby, Edinburgh, London, Rome, Venice, the Cinque Terre, and even a Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

Polygon Madness


Polygon Madness

A pictorial record of my various mad-scientist experiments into repeating polygons across a plane.

Hawaiian Images

Photos of tikis and landscapes from recent trips to Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island.

Oxfam America

"Oxfam America is dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, poverty, and social injustice through long-term partnerships with poor communities around the world. As a privately-funded organization, we can speak with conviction and integrity as we challenge the structural barriers that foster conflict and human suffering and limit people from gaining the skills, resources, and power to become self-sufficient."

Common Cause

"Holding power accountable." The most important political cause in the USA today, the effort to reclaim our government from the lobbyists and business interests that have hijacked it from the people.

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