"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth’s fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread."
—H. P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”
Torstein Nordstrand - The King In Yellow (An aspect of Hastur) Great Old One from
H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.
HP Lovecraft, notes on “At the Mountains of Madness,” 1931. The John Hay Library, Brown University.
Aeron Alfrey, At the Mountains of Madness: A Tribute to the Writings of Lovecraft
At the Mountains of Madness
What if people who have anxiety are just unaccustomed to the way the world works because this is the first incarnation of their soul on the earth? And confident people are at ease with the world because they have already been incarnated multiple times and, in a sense, already know how the world works.
What if it’s the other way around?
I don’t know which disturbs me more.