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alt.magick Necronomicon Quiz

To: alt.magick,alt.necronomicon,alt.pagan.magick,alt.pagan
Subject: Re: alt.magick Necronomicon Quiz
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 16:43:36 GMT

In article <>, (Julius Gezzer) wrote:
> Following upon the remarkable success of our first quiz (thanks,
> Starlancer) we thought it would be informative and useful to self-test
> the general knowledge of that most misunderstood of all Black Books,
> the "Necronomicon!"

> (1) The Necronomicon was originally written by: a. H. P. Lovecraft, b.
> Peter Levenda (aka "Simon"), c. Abdul Al-Hazred, d. Lin Carter, e.
> Cathulu, f.  All of the above.

(A), though it should be phrased "written about by".

> (2)  The Necronomicon means: a. The Book of Dead Names, b. The Names
> of Dead Books, c. Al Azif (the buzz), d. A yearly convention of
> necrophiliacs (diddlers of the dead).

(E) None of the above.  "The Book of Dead Names" is not what we're
looking for - something along the lines of "Book Concerning the
Dead" is much more accurate.

> (3)  The Necronomicon  is said to be the magical key to invoke: a. The
> pre-human Elder Gods, b. the pre-adamite demonic forces, c.
> pre-school retarded anti-intellectuals, d. eruptions of acne.

(A) and (C)

> (4)  The L. Sprague deCamp Necronomicon (in Duriac) repeats itself
> every: a Eight pages, b. thirteen pages, c. twenty-two pages.

(A), unless you count beginning and ending characters, in which
case it's (D) sixteen.

> (5)  The Barnes Graphics (Simon) Necronomicon links the writings of
> the mad Arab Abdul Al Hazred to: a. The Black Book of the Yezzidis, b.
> The Black-and- Blue Book of the Yazulis, c.  Summerian-Akkakadian
> demonology, e. The Phanphasims of Oz.


> (6) The best version of the Necronomicon--in the opinion of the
> experts---is: a. Simon's, b. Robert Turner's, c. L. Sprague deCamp's,
> d. Lin Carter's.

Can't answer this.  It doesn't say what the criteria for the "best"
Necronomicon is.

> (7)  The Necronomicon is: a. A very dangerous book that only the most
> advanced magicians should study and practice, b. A very dangerous book
> that only the most uninformed and immature magicians should study and
> practice, c. A very dangerous book that nobody should study and
> practice, d. A hoax that couldn't possibly harm anyone.

(E) All of the above.


Daniel Harms

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