Cosmicism is the literary philosophy developed by H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft used the principles below as the foundation of his universe:
- There is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe
- Humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence
- The majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the relative significance of insects and plants, when compared to the universe.
- The universe is so ancient that near everything is insignificant. Even the stars.
- Often times characters come to the realization that they are powerless to change anything.
Following these principals, and with a little creativity, you too can create some cosmic horror!
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