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In the recent closing years of the 20th century, there has been a lot investigations into the authenticity and on the subject of the Necronomicon's true beginnings. Some have called it a direct hoax; others have herald it as a actual magical grimoire.
As the decades have passed, more information has come to light both on the book's origins and discovery, and on the information contained within its pages. The Necronomicon has been found to contain formula for spiritual trans-formation, consistent with some of the most ancient mystical processes in the world, processes that were not public knowledge when the book was first published, processes that involve communion with the stars.
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Simon was at the time a student of magic, occultism, and religion since the mid-1960s and the editor of the Necronomicon.
Speaking on topics as diverse as religion and politics, occultism and fascism, ceremonial magic, demonolatry, the Tarot, the Qabala, and Asian occult systems, Simon was a frequent lecturer for the famed Warlock Shop in Brooklyn and the Magickal Childe Bookstore in Manhattan. The media events he organized in the 1970s and 1980s - with rock bands, ritual performances, and celebrity appearances - helped to promote the occult renaissance in New York City. For undisclosed reasons his whereabouts have been unknown since 1984.
The Necronomicon is a grimoire Grimoire A grimoire is a textbook of magic. Books of this genre, typically giving instructions for invoking angels or demons, performing divination and gaining magical powers, have circulated throughout Europe since the Middle Ages.... which some consider the best-known version of the fictional Necronomicon Necronomicon The Necronomicon is a fictional book appearing in the stories by horror novelist H. P. Lovecraft and his followers. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's 1924 short story "The Hound", written in 1922, though its purported author, the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, had been quoted a year earlier in... . Its authorship is unknown, but Peter Levenda Peter Levenda Peter Levenda is an author, primarily on occult history.He was president of the international division of Ortronics, Inc., a telecommunications company based in Asia and the author of Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement With the Occult.... is a widely cited possibility. The title is often simplified to The Simonomicon.
It is called the "Simon Necronomicon" because it is introduced by a man identified only as "Simon". The book is largely based on Sumerian mythology, and its introduction attempts to identify the fictional Great Old One Great Old One A Great Old One is a type of fictional being in the Cthulhu Mythos based in the stories of H. P. Lovecraft. Though Lovecraft created the most famous of these deities, the vast majority of them were created by other writers, many after Lovecraft's death... s (and other creatures introduced in Lovecraft's Mythos Cthulhu Mythos The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared universe created in the 1920s by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The term Lovecraft Mythos is preferred by some — most notably the Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi.... ) with gods and demons from Sumeria. The tales presented in the book are a blend of Mesopotamian myths Mesopotamian mythology Mesopotamian mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian mythologies from parts of the fertile crescent, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq.... (not only Sumerian, but Akkadian, Babylonian Babylonian mythology Babylonian mythology is a set of stories depicting the activities of Babylonian deities, heroes, and mythological creatures. While these stories are in modern times usually considered a component of Babylonian religion, their purpose was not necessarily religious in nature... and Assyria Assyria Assyria was a civilization centered on the Upper Tigris river, in Mesopotamia , that came to rule regional empires a number of times in history. It was named for its original capital, the ancient city of Assur... n as well), and a storyline of unknown authenticity about a man known as the "Mad Arab."
The book was released in 1977 by Schlangekraft, Inc. in a limited leatherbound edition of 666, which was followed by a clothbound edition of 3333, and (in March 1980) by an Avon Avon (publishers) Avon Publications was an American paperback book and comic book publisher. As of 2007, it exists as an imprint of Harper Collins, publishing primarily romance novels. -History:... paperback Paperback Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a book by the nature of its binding.
The covers of such books are usually made of paper or cardboard, and are usually held together with glue rather than stitches or staples.-Use:... . It has not been out of print since 1980, and had sold 800,000 copies by 2006, making it the most popular version of the Necronomicon to date.
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A sigil (pronounced /ˈsɪdʒəl/; pl. sigilia or sigils) is a symbol created for a specific magical purpose.
A sigil is usually made up of a complex combination of several specific symbols or geometric figures, each with a specific meaning or intent, and given spiritual "power" through prayer, meditation, ceremonial magic, sex magic, or other methods.
In medieval ceremonial magic, the term sigil was commonly used to refer to occult signs which represented various angels and demons which the magician might summon. The magical training books called grimoires often listed pages of such sigils. A particularly well-known list is in the Lesser Key of Solomon, in which the sigils of the 72 princes of the hierarchy of hell are given for the magician's use. Such sigils were considered to be the equivalent of the true name of the spirit and thus granted the magician a measure of control over the beings. Sigils are commonly found in Jewish mysticism and Kabbalistic magic (being a special focus of Sefer Raziel HaMalakh and other medieval Jewish mystical sources), upon which much of Western magic is based.
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Abdul Alhazred is a fictional character created by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. He is the so-called "Mad Arab" credited with authoring the imaginary book Kitab al-Azif (the Necronomicon), and as such an integral part of Cthulhu Mythos lore.
The Cthulhu Mythos, also known as the Lovecraft Mythos, is a shared universe created in the 1920s by American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The term was coined by Lovecraft's associate August Derleth, and named after Cthulhu, a powerful fictional entity in Lovecraft's stories. It refers to a loose framework formed by common elements (such as places, names, or entities) that appear in more than one tale, adding continuity and depth to the works.
Authors writing in the Lovecraftian milieu have continued to use elements of the mythos in an ongoing expansion of the fictional universe, sometimes in ways far removed from Lovecraft's original conception.
The mythos is not necessarily consistent from story to story, as many writers, including Lovecraft himself, would frequently alter dates, names, and locations to suit the framework of one particular work.
Many practitioners of magic maintain that, no matter what the book's origins, the Simon Necronomicon provides a complete and workable system that can be pursued as a path to personal revelation and growth. Other magic users warn that it is dangerous, and many of the rituals it contains are corrupt or are deliberate traps which should never be attempted. There are a number of documented cases of people claiming to have been cursed by the book's power just as the book itself warns can happen.
Lovecraft was often asked about the veracity of the Necronomicon, and always answered that it was completely his invention. In a letter to Willis Conover, Lovecraft elaborated upon his typical answer: Now about the “terrible and forbidden books” — I am forced to say that most of them are purely imaginary. There never was any Abdul Alhazred or Necronomicon, for I invented these names myself. Robert Bloch devised the idea of Ludvig Prinn and his De Vermis Mysteriis, while the Book of Eibon is an invention of Clark Ashton Smith's. Robert E. Howard is responsible for Friedrich von Junzt and his Unaussprechlichen Kulten.... As for seriously-written books on dark, occult, and supernatural themes — in all truth they don’t amount to much. That is why it’s more fun to invent mythical works like the Necronomicon and Book of Eibon.
Reinforcing the book's fictionalization, the name of the book's supposed author, Abdul Alhazred, is not even a grammatically correct Arabic name.
The name "Abdul" simply means "the worshiper/slave of...". Standing alone, it would make no sense, as Alhazred is not a last name in the Western sense, but a reference to a person's place of birth.
According to Lovecraft's "History of the Necronomicon", copies of the original Necronomicon were held by only five institutions worldwide:
The British Museum
The Bibliothèque nationale de France
Widener Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
The University of Buenos Aires
The library of the fictional Miskatonic University in the also fictitious Arkham, Massachusetts The last institution holds the Latin translation by Olaus Wormius, printed in Spain in the 17th century. Other copies, Lovecraft wrote, were kept by private individuals. Joseph Curwen, as noted, had a copy in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1941).
A version is held in Kingsport in "The Festival" (1925). The provenance of the copy read by the narrator of "The Nameless City" is unknown; a version is read by the protagonist in "The Hound" (1924).