Lately the possibility of cataclysmic change in our world keeps surfacing for me. I like to think it comes in two primary flavors. One is sort of a Lovecraftian sense of overwhelm, best summarized by the intro to “Call of Cthulhu"
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
This is isn’t super related, but there’s a super interesting analysis video which links Joseph Campbell and Lovecraft to the plot of Bloodborne. This video is actually what got me started on this whole journey thinking about myths and modern retellings of myths.