It appears to be a
trapezohedron made of black stone or ore, with glowing
striations. However it is more, or less, than stone. Scientists would
not be able to study it completely because it exists only partially in
humanities concept of matter and space.
It is more than an artifact, it is a key to doors that were sealed
Part of the stone was kept in a monastery in Tibet, the second in the
Museum of Natural history in Manhattan, and the final piece in the city
One ancient South American Legend relates that the god Tvira
built a temple on an island in the lake Titicaca to hold three holy
stones called the Kala.
Similarly three black stones were venerated by the Muslims in the
Ka'aba at the great mosque in Mecca. There are several traditions
associated with the stones but all agree on its celestial origin.
Muslims say that the stones were originally white but turned black after
absorbing dark or evil thoughts.
In Hungary, near the village of Stregoicavar, there was a monolith that
19th century occultists spoke as one of the keys. There was a lot of
superstition regarding the stone and the monolith, especially the
assertion that if anyone slept in its vicinity that they would be
haunted by monstrous nightmares of another world afterwards forever.
The Shining Trapezohedron
is an artifact in the fictional
Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft,
described in The Haunter of the Dark. It was discovered in
Egyptian ruins, in a box of alien construction, by Professor
Enoch Bowen before he returned to Providence, Rhode
Island in 1844.
Members of the Starry Wisdom Cult in
Providence would awaken the the Haunter of the Dark, an
aspect of Nyarlathotep, by gazing into the glowing
crystal. Summoned from the black gulfs of chaos, this being
could show other worlds, other galaxies, and the secrets of
arcane and paradoxical knowledge; but he demanded monstrous
sacrifices, hinted at by disfigured skeletons that were
later found in the church. The Haunter of the Dark
was banished by light, and could not cross a lighted area.
The Shining Trapezohedron is a window on all space
and time. It was created on dark Yuggoth and brought to
the Old Ones, where it
was placed in its box aeons before the first human beings.
It has further history in Atlantis and with the Pharoahs of
Egypt, until finally it was unearthed and brought to New
After the death of Robert Blake, who came to grief
after discovering the Shining Trapezohedron and deciphering
texts about it from ancient evil cults, the artifact was
removed from the black windowless temple where it was found,
and thrown into the deepest channel of Narragansett Bay.
Presumably it will stay in the depths until it is once again
discovered and brought forth to curse mankind.
The "crazily angled stone" that is the Shining Trapezohedron
is unlikely to be a true trapezohedron because of the Old
Ones' penchant for bizarre non-Euclidean angles.
A number of esoteric and
suppressed volumes dating back to the Gnostic tradition mentioned the
original form of the stone as a Trapezohedron. An Arab scholar
who went by the name of Abdul al-Hazred wrote of it in his 18th
Kitab al-Azif. Von Junzt alluded
to it in his Unausprechlichen Kulten, as did the Ponape scripture
and Pinn's De Vermiis Mysteriis.
The most recent mention of the stone is from the 1920's and directly
reference the reason why the stones were called keys.
In Buddhist and Taoist, there is the Tradition of Eight Immortals,
eight masters who reside beneath a mountain on the Chinese-Tibet border.
The City, known as Agartha in some legends and Hsi Wang Mu
in others, is possibly underground and has been said by many as to be
near Lhasa. There have been numerous and dubious reports of explorations
of tunnels leading to the city, but the most convincing came from
Nicholas Roerich, a Russian artist and Mystic.
During his travels in Asia in the first decade of the twentieth century
he heard about Eight Immortals and their abode in the mountains. He
learned from a native guide about a huge vault inside the Kun Lun
mountain range where treasures had been stored from the beginning of
history and of strange gray people.
In the 1920's a high abbot from the Trasilumpo lamasery entrusted
Roerich with a fragment of a magical stone from another world,
The Chintamani Stone, alleged to have come from the Sirius system.
Ancient Asian texts claim that 'when the son of the sun descended upon
the Earth to teach mankind, there fell from the heaven a shield which
bore the power of the world.
Roerich's wife wrote that the stone possessed a dark luster, like a dark
heart, with four unknown letters... Roerich recognized the four letters
on the stone to be Sanskrit and translated them to mean,
"Through the Stars I
come. I bring the chalice covered with the shield. Within it I bring
a treasure, the gift of Orion."
Its radiation was stronger
than Radium but on a different frequency.
Asian legends state that this radiation covers a vast area and influence
world events. The main mass of the stone is kept in a tower in the city
of the Starborn.
According to ancient texts the stone was sent from Tibet to King Solomon
in Jerusalem, who split the stone and made a ring out of one piece.
Centuries later Muhammad took three other fragments to Mecca. A
smaller fragment was sent with Roerich to Europe to help aid
the establishment of the league of nations. With the failure of the
League, Roerich returned the fragment to the Trasilumpo lamasery in
Supposedly the thirteenth Dalai Lama decreed that the fragments
were to be kept in separate places for safe keeping.
During Roerich's journey to Tibet he reported he saw a flying disk, a
term he used two decades before the phrase was coined. His guide told
him it was from the city of Agartha.
Roerich speculated that the stone was a form of Moldavite,
a magnetic mineral said to be a spiritual accelerator. Some historians
said that the stone can act as a homing beacon, leading to the man piece
and the city of the Eight Immortals.
The Abbot told Roerich how the immortals were made of air and
clay, formed by Mu Kung, the sovereign of eastern air and Wang
Mu, the queen of the western air. A post Taoist twist is that they
are from a planet in the solar system of
and established an outpost in the Tibet Mountains to conduct their
genetic hybrid experiments.
Roerich's theory about the stone is that it is charged with Shugs,
currents of psychic force. He speculated it resembled an electrical
accumulator and may give back, in one way or another, the energy stored
within it. For instance, it will increase the spiritual vitality of
anyone who touches it, infusing him with knowledge, or enhancing psychic
abilities, that allow him to glimpse Agartha, the valley of the
The stone, according to Balam, is a key, a key to all futures and
everyone's destiny. It is a point of power, a nontechnological quantum