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To: alt.magick,alt.necronomicon,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.religion.wicca,alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic
From: Walter5 
Subject: Re: Necromania,  [was: Wicca Media and Magick (was Glamour magic)]
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 06:33:58 -0600

Grrr wrote:

> >> what is the Necronomicon?
> Some say "very scary"
> and others say "a big heap of crap"

And others like myself say it's a workable example of what a 14th Century
Necromancer's Grimiore *might* have looked like. Not that it IS--it isn't.
It's a creation of a Ceremonial Magician from New York City. The source
materials can be found in the Rare Book Room of the New York Public

> > is it dangerous?
> Yes.

ANYTHING can be dangerous to a weak mind. You buy the line about how
"dangerous" the "evil" Necronomicon is, your mind appears as weak as any
Sunday School Teacher's.

> > how
> Because it is the occult-like rantings of some lone person, who has
> obviously too many fairies on the brain.

Showing that you know nothing of its actual origins. Really, what the fuck
DOES pass for Scholarly Research these days? The origins of this book are
not hard to find or figure out--it was only written 20 years (or so) ago.

> >and why?
> Because so many idiotic people are destined to try and follow its
> rantings, with the faith that they can attain this same elusive status
> and aura of mystique as the work therein illustrates, by incorporating
> its hodge-podge of techniques into their *own* path.

And so many other people spout such blathering bullshit about it that even
more suckers er, seekers, seek it out to try it out.

> Have a good read of it, if you like.
> It won't hurt you, I promise
> And you may even apply some of its work into your own style of rituals

I've seen several groups that have, VERY successfully.

> But just don't take it too seriously. It will sure as hell kill you if
> you do.

Bullshit. Pure unadulterated bullshit. It's friggin' Babylonian Ceremonial
Magick. That's freakin' all. Forget the H.P. Lovecraft fiction. This book
has nothing to do with it except to capitalize on the name. Capiche? When
the Hel will people get a freakin' CLUE?The Necronomicon? I can call up
scarier things using the Yellow Pages.

Blessed Beast!

Walter Five

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