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The Necronomicon

To: alt.magick
From: (kingsword)
Subject: Re: The Necronomicon
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 16:28:07 GMT

On 5 Jul 1997 17:45:09 -0400, (Dick Eney)

>In article <01bc88cb$9c7b5bc0$9208d9cf@default>,
>M7a7g7i  wrote:
>>There are three published versions of the Necronomicon. 

 No. There are at least 20 and probably more! One version
(DeCamp's) repeats itself every 14 pages.

>>Yes it is based on half fiction and half religion.  But it is actually an 
>>accepted system in some magickal groups.  From what I hear the system 
>>works but is very chaotic and unstable in nature.

The system most often worked is Simon's (Levenda's). His sigils are a
incongruious mix of kamea and freeform spirit writing. No wonder they
are haphazard (or hapalhazred). Also to work this type of system you
need to become a priest or priestess of the Summerian-Akkadian
religion. I only know one ex-Necronomiconeer who has graduated to
this level. That's Frater Shem.

Then Dick wrote:
>There are published versions of "De Tribus Impostoribus" and "Protocols of
>the Elders of Zion", too, but that doesn't make them any less fraudulent.
>That some people have been able to cobble together systems that "work"
>from it merely means that the fakers did a reasonably good job; the
>principles of ceremonial magic are not exactly obscure nowadays, y'know.
>-- Dick Eney
True enough, Dick, but the Simon Necronomicon (the most popular
teenage cult model) is a poor example. Robert Turner's Necronomicon is
a little more effective -- and yet we keep coming back to the same
basic problem. If "The Old One's" mainly want us to open "The Gate"
for "Them" so they can eat us and recapture the planet, then about all
we can do is crack the door open a hair, stick a wedge in it, and then
see how many goth chicks we can seduce while the bad wind blows. This
isn't a system, it's "a line", and it sure isn't magick.


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