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davidalexander
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Hi there,

I would like to draw attention to a lesser known Typhonian work by D A Chitty named The Butterflies of Thantos. The author studied under Gerald Yorke and his work was highly rated by Kenneth Grant, William Boroughs, Jimmy Page and others. The author, now in his 80s, is about to release a new colour edition, and I have just helped him out by building a website to showcase his books, artworks and screnplays. The URL is dachitty.com and the book itself is under the Publications tab at the top. The website is not yet complete but it is live now.

Please do have a look and see what you think.

 

Many thanks,

David


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ignant666
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Some very nice artwork. Artist bio to delight many here:

Stupid old cunt that lives in a broken down zen shack. The stupidest, maddest old cunt ever. Mega genius. Will not speak to humans unless inordinately provoked.

Love his house; very comforting, and inspiring, to know i have not yet achieved true clutter (i do have my deer head sorted though).

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"Dadaist" is misspelled in the other bio, BTW. 

Tell him to join us here for fuck sake. Many of us here can give him a good run for his money on this "stupidest, maddest old cunt ever" claim.


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davidalexander
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Posted by: @Anonymous

Hi All

I am a bit suprised that the following books havent been mentioned yet.

1) Gareth Hewitson-May "Dark Doorway of the Beast" New World Publishing, 1991

The book Kenneth Grant famously compares to drinking a glass of cold lager on a hot summers day. DDotB looks at how the mind builds interconnections and associates these with psychology, the Typhonian tradition, Great Cthultu etc. not to mention classical writings, Aleister Crowley etc. I do like this book and think that its worth buying for one of the introductory passages alone

"The utter devastation that has swept through the espoteric fraternities for the past two thosuand years, has unfortunatly completely disolved the coherence of attitude that is necessary to the understanding of the system. It is therefore of monumental importance that all attempts to recover such complete doctrines should be abandoned sa futire. The very fact that language, understanding, communication, terminology, relevantce of material are now so very different, that it is plainly obvious that the "return" of any such recovered doctrines" in todays culture would only serve to confuse, rather than illuminate"

2) The Butterflies of Thantos by David Chitty

This book of qabalah, poetry and art is very interesting and ampong other things looks at the possible dissoloution of society in a very Lovecraftian manner again taking IMO the Typhonian view that we need to take a cosmic perspective to things. In many ways I feel that the artwork is reminiscent of the artwork in Azoetia by Andrew chumbley, but for me at least it is deeper and more profound.

My copy is intrigingly inscribed

"For Tony. In memory of ''The night of the avocado and the lost lobsters of the midnight sun' With love The Chitt."

Sounds like it was a great party. I would love to know more about this book and the author but it really is a great read

3) Monstous Cults: A study of the primordial Gnosis by Steven Sennit

This book covers various primordial cults discussing the myriad manner in which our minds have evolved and contacted the ancient aspect if divinity leading to "Elder Goddess" worship, evolution, Kali and of course the Necronomicon Gnosis.

Cheers

Paolo

Hi Paolo,

Re: The Butterflies of Thantos

I just spotted this after posting myself on the same subject, and having consulted with the author, I can tell you the story behind your inscription.

Years ago the author David knew a Scot called Ian who was brought up in South Africa. He used to live about a betting shop on Montpelier in Cheltenham, and hosted wild parties with beautiful girls, exquisite food and the like. At one of these parties, David walked into a bedroom to find a couple having sex. The girl was on top of the guy (named Tony) who seemed to be flagging and said he didn't know how long he could go on for, so David Chitty (aka The Chitt) went to the kitchen and returned with lobster and avocado which he proceeded to spoon feed Tony as the girl kept riding him, to bolster his stamina. They met at subsequent parties and it later became a joke between them, hence the inscription in the book.

If you're interested, David is still going strong, and preparing to release a second edition of The Butterflies of Thantos in colour, as well as other projects which include a magical children's poem and a weighty art book or collages, paintings, poetry and prose.

I have just helped him out by building him a website which you can find at dachitty.com

Many thanks,

David Alexander (no I'm not the author I just share the same first initials - he shuns computers, phones and the like!)


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ignant666
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Posted by: @davidalexander

which he proceeded to spoon feed

The "vice of kings" personified? What a lovely anecdote.

Posted by: @davidalexander

he shuns computers, phones and the like!

Well, you are just going to have to be his intermediary then. This man has shunned us long enough.


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Shiva
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Posted by: @ignant666

Tell him to join us here for fuck sake.

Posted by: @ignant666

Will not speak to humans unless inordinately provoked.

How can he be provoked (inordinately)?

Posted by: @davidalexander

he shuns computers, phones and the like!

Good for him. I advocate this distancing (to the best of one's ability). I fail to see the connection between an unusual sex activity and anything else meaningful. Your reply to "Anonymous" was to his post of 2007. If anyone is listed as "Anonymous," they are usually (always?) inactive and lost to the past.

Since David speaks to you, does this mean you are non-human? Or simply that you know how to provoke him?

I am confused and will remain so for the next minute or two.

 


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davidalexander
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Posted by: @davidalexander

he shuns computers, phones and the like!

Good for him. I advocate this distancing (to the best of one's ability). I fail to see the connection between an unusual sex activity and anything else meaningful. Your reply to "Anonymous" was to his post of 2007. If anyone is listed as "Anonymous," they are usually (always?) inactive and lost to the past.

Since David speaks to you, does this mean you are non-human? Or simply that you know how to provoke him?

I am confused and will remain so for the next minute or two.

 

I am currently human. David can be contacted by telephone, although he only decides to pick up the phone on around 1/5 of the time, so it requires luck/synchronicity. Or you can just show up at his house, although you run the risk of catching him mowing the lawn stark naked.

I suspected Paolo may never see this post and remain forever dark as to the inscription on his book but I thought it worth replying to anyway, as it might just make his day, and amuse others. The relevance (which I am making up after the fact to justify the inclusion of said silly anecdote) was to use humour to draw in a new audience to a lesser known of the Typhonian works, of course.

I hope your confusion is thus relieved!


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christibrany
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@ignant666

 

That looks like a bar around here.  I was kind of cluttered in my single days but after getting married I am not allowed to be. Which is fine. Now I can find things. 

 

@davidalexander

"For Tony. In memory of ''The night of the avocado and the lost lobsters of the midnight sun' With love The Chitt."

Making me hungry.

 

1) Gareth Hewitson-May "Dark Doorway of the Beast" New World Publishing, 1991

I got this one

3) Monstous Cults: A study of the primordial Gnosis by Steven Sennit

And I got this one.

Gareth's book was mostly about schizophrenia, but it was very unique and interesting.

Steven's is good too. Was an interesting time in the early 90s. 

 

Posted by: @davidalexander

The girl was on top of the guy (named Tony) who seemed to be flagging and said he didn't know how long he could go on for, so David Chitty (aka The Chitt) went to the kitchen and returned with lobster and avocado which he proceeded to spoon feed Tony as the girl kept riding him, to bolster his stamina. They met at subsequent parties and it later became a joke between them, hence the inscription in the book.

 

I have to try that. 

But I don't have the book about which David has graced us with his presence.  I am interested in getting a copy at some point, 

thanks for showing up David Alexander and welcome abroad. aboard. 


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Jamie J Barter
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Posted by: @christibrany

I have to try that

What, being the flagging specimen on the receiving end of the avocado & lobster or the one dishing it out?

When as a teenager at a party I once similarly blundered into 

Posted by: @davidalexander

walked into a bedroom to find a couple having sex

instead of making a lifelong buddy swapping fond nostalgic reveries with one another, I was literally told to fuck off by both "celebrants" from the direction of the bed in no uncertain terms with some vehemence.  Quelle la difference...

Welcome david & all that jive nada nada etc etc...

Posted by: @shiva

I fail to see the connection between an unusual sex activity and anything else meaningful.

Yeah, me too (neither?) - a lack of meaning doth veritably seem to pervade the universe.  C'est la vie, mon vieux...

Posted by: @shiva

Your reply to "Anonymous" was to his post of 2007. If anyone is listed as "Anonymous," they are usually (always?) inactive and lost to the past.

Or even - to the post!

My copy is intrigingly inscribed

"For Tony. In memory of ''The night of the avocado and the lost lobsters of the midnight sun' With love The Chitt."

I get the avocado, and presumably the event took place around the witching hour, but why is the lobster/s anymore "lost" than anything else?  (Also, if the food was "exquisite" (and plentiful), oysters might have been a better choice re. "staying power" - if available...  Or perhaps (a finely diced) steak tartare...)

Epicure-advisedly yours,

Norma N Joy Conquest   


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kidneyhawk
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Posted by: @jamiejbarter

instead of making a lifelong buddy swapping fond nostalgic reveries with one another, I was literally told to fuck off

You probably entered the room without avocado or lobster. At the very least, you could have brought some trisquits and cheese.

Posted by: @jamiejbarter

Welcome david & all that jive nada nada etc etc...

Indeed. Welcome aboard the Good Ship Lashtal.

Posted by: @jamiejbarter

Or even - to the post!

I DID forward the comments onto the owner of the inscribed book as it would be a shame for him to miss the backstory.

 

 

 


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Jamie J Barter
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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

You probably entered the room without avocado or lobster. At the very least, you could have brought some trisquits and cheese.

You're probably quite right there!  Tut, where were my manners?

N Joy


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