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This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. The Black Rites are a fictional text invented by Robert Bloch, attributed by Bloch to his character Luveh-Keraphf, a thinly veiled allusion to Bloch's friend H. P. Lovecraft.

The Black Rites are first mentioned in Bloch’s "The Suicide in the Study" (1935), where a copy is owned by the wizard James Allington. They are described as being written by "the mad poet Luveh-Keraphf, priest of Bast."

The book comes up again in "The Grinning Ghoul" (1936), where Bloch refers to it as "the grotesque Black Rites of mystic Luveh-Keraph, the priest of cryptic Bast."

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