The Untitled Teachings of Lachlan Durie

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An occult Christian text written in Latin

The Untitled Teachings of Lachlan Durie

In Latin, attributed to Lachlan Durie the Mad Monk of Inchcolm Abbey, 1561, Only known copy.

A large tome bound in dark hide, probably pig skin and neatly hand written in ink. Split into three parts.

The first section is a critical response to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, Durie seems to suddenly question the existence of god and is appalled to see the church rip itself apart from the inside. It is here that the first seeds of his doubt are sewn as he is waiting for a sign from god that will show the true path and unify the church once more. The second and largest part of the book details Durie’s views and his life on Inchcolm. He begins to think that there is no such thing as God or heaven and realises that his time on earth is so very limited and that he has wasted half of it worshipping a god that doesn’t exist. Suddenly he begins to dream of an entity known as “He who passes in the Darkness” he initially interprets this being as a messenger of god. He talks to his Abbot about this and the Abbot deems this blasphemous and confines Durie to the archives of the monastery deep underground, he is sent to study the religious texts and contemplate his heretical ways. This however only serves to confirm his new notions and he loses faith completely as he begins to have strange dreams and talks to this new entity, he learns what he thinks are many truths and begins to hypothesise and search for ways to extend his life on earth so he may learn as much as he can. The third section of the book is written in a much more careless hand and is obviously the work of a much changed mind. It switches between the teachings of two entities referred to as “He who passes in the Darkness” who is the messenger and herald of a deranged being known as “The Daemon Sultan who dwells at the centre of the Universe” and there is a section describing unholy rituals and cannibalistic practices and how such practices may lengthen one’s life, heal even the most grievous of wounds and grant the consumer enhanced physical strength and endurance.