Kenneth Grant’s Outer Gateways

Kenneth Grant’s controversial work continues to influence many occultists even while others claim grant was a fraud. Whatever the truth Grant’s works are notoriously hard to find and expensive when you do find the. The Connecticut library system actually does have several floating around – or did 10 years ago when I had them ordered from a small town branch miles from the college town I was in.

Outer Gateways is one of his more interesting works. A kind of Lovecraftian, neo-realism is presented her that touches on the fictional Cthulhu’s relationship with Crowley’s Liber 418, the Necronomicon as metaphor for The Primal Grimiore and the theory that UFOs are actually magical entities seeking contact with us. That’s just the first chapter.

Your best bet is to try to find it in a library unless you can afford paying more than $100 for a used book but here’s 177 of the 272 pages available for free. It’s a fun read and packed with enough information to keep you busy even if you can’t read the whole thing:

Kenneth Grant – Outer Gateways


One Response to “Kenneth Grant’s Outer Gateways”

  • Fragments from Outer Gateways | Spell & Ritual Says:

    […] I’ve posted fragments of this book before but as with all things Scribd the material was eventually removed. There is now another download available and the Grant material is far to rare for me to pass up posting it for readers when I can. In my original posting I neglected an important detail. I believe this is the first serious occult book that made the claim that horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was unconsciously channeling information from “The Primal Grimoire” which exists in the astral. In other words The Necronomicon is in fact in existence and accessible via ritual or altered states of consciousness. Donald Tyson has made use of this theory recently in his Necronomicon series which I honestly haven’t read though I did purchase his Necronomicon Tarot because I’m a collector of odd things. […]

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