Lewis L Mason

Biography

Lewis L Mason writes Occult Noir, a term he coined to more accurately reflect the dark menacing quality of his stories. He also writes Cambrian Noir, supernatural horror and weird thrillers.
His life-long fascination with the occult began when as a child he got lost in a Romany funfair, and ever since that night his path has led him into dark and unseen worlds. Mason's solitary footprints can be found in the dust of Masonic halls, the damp turf of ancient graveyards and the shrouded peaks of Cambrian hills.
Occasional socialite, scholar and mystical consultant Mason is known by many names to many people. He has broken his long silence to present these tales of mystery and terror to entertain and enthral the discerning reader. But Mason's stories are more than fiction - subtle and secret truths are purposefully concealed therein.
"Was helfen Fackeln, Licht oder Briln so die leut nicht sehen woellen?"
- Heinrich Khunrath
Lewis L Mason has occassionally been seen by night in west-central Paris, the Palatine Hill in Rome, beside the Roman Wall of London, and by the sea in Sussex.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was a great fan of Enid Blyton's fairy stories when I was very young, but I was rather blessed to have my great-grandmother bringing me up; she would tell me the myths and stories of ancient Wales in the traditional way, beside the fire or tucked up in bed on a winter's evening. There I heard about the Pwca, about Mallt-y-Nos, the Hounds of Annwn, the Lake Maidens, the Arthuriad, the Mabinogi, and other more obscure cultural lore. Her influence was perhaps the first and greatest upon my love of stories and storytelling. From there I moved on to the works of E F Benson, H P Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Dennis Wheatley and Arthur Machen. I also loved the works of Susan Cooper and Alan Garner when I found them my early adolescence. I was moved permanently into that state of Enchantment - many other readers will know exactly what I mean.
What's the story behind your latest book?
We are living in an era where the term 'post-truth' can apparently be considered as valid. I see desperate, ranting post-modern intellectuals and alt-right reactionaries moving the moral and ethical goalposts every which way, trying to recapture a power and control they never really possessed whilst destroying the very things that ever had any lasting power in society - good-will, compassion and unity. Prima Materia is the story of one such weak-minded and self-righteous individual - a product of this era, although his character is left-wing - coming face to face with his fragility, vulnerability and transience in the face of extraordinary and disturbing events. It could be seen as an allegory, and I welcome the idea, but it is also a reminder and a warning. The Universe is full of mysteries which materialistic science, political oligarchy and media spin can neither penetrate, command, nor control. And for this reason, I am quite certain that every socio-political measure is taken to ignore, deny, refute or destroy any supporting evidence for such mysteries...
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Where to find Lewis L Mason online


Series

The Geomancer
An Occult Noir series by Lewis L Mason - documenting the terrifying consequences of a vocal atheist broken, foul horrors unleashed, a woman haunted, a love unrequited, a man's soul lost, a great Master returned, and London under siege beneath a great Eclipse...

Books

The Geomancer II: Mortificatio
Price: $6.73 USD. Words: 121,720. Language: British English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Geomancer II: Mortificatio is the second book in the Occult Noir series by Lewis L Mason. Set in contemporary London, this thrilling and disturbing story of a vocal atheist's battle against the evil forces unleashed by his enemies blends elements of gritty realism, wry urbanity, neo-noir intrigue and occult horror.
The Geomancer I: Prima Materia
Series: The Geomancer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,700. Language: British English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A defiant and sceptical journalist wages a personal war against religious delusion and superstition - a crusade for rational thought that threatens to destroy his own... Prima Materia is an Occult Noir novel by Lewis L Mason blending elements of gritty realism, wry urbanity, neo-noir intrigue and occult horror.

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