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necronomicon spell book

To: alt.magick
From: richard sprigg 
Subject: Re: necronomicon spell book
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 14:55:16 GMT

The Heretic Heathen wrote:
> "richard sprigg" wrote
> >
> >The Heretic Heathen wrote:
> >>
> >
> >> (Also be on
> >> the look out for the "King in Yellow")
> >
> >Easy to find, if you really want to piss away a few hundred bucks.
> >If you have a real yen for overpriced books, better to get Fr. U.D's
> >"practical sigil magick" and keep the change.
> I was refering to a work not yet written.

"The King in Yellow" was a book of short stories by Chambers, all of
which (some peripherally) discuss a mythical book of the same name. 
Chambers book was originally published in the 1890's, and is well worth
the read if you can borrow a copy or obtain a later reprint. The
originals sell for outlandish prices.
The academic interest as to why and how the later upright and stolid
Chambers could write such a book, which reeks of derangement and
imagination, is of limited appeal.

"We had been speaking for some time in a dull monotonous strain before I
 realized that we were discussing "The King in Yellow." Oh the sin of
 such words,--words which are clear as crystal, limpid and musical as
 springs, words which sparkle and glow like the poisoned diamonds of the
 Medicis! Oh the wickedness, the hopeless damnation of a soul who could
 fascinate and paralyze human creatures with such words, words
understood by
 the ignorant and wise alike, words which are more precious than jewels,
 soothing than Heavenly music, more awful than death itself."

- The King in Yellow, Robert Chambers

> I don't know what your refering to unless its some published hoax... or
> something else that I haven't heard about.

It's the origin from which the legend springs.
> Frater UD's practical sigil magick is highly out of print. I bought a friend a
> copy and paid nearly 75 dollars for it (maybe more, i can't recall)

Originals of KIY run around five times that amount, and the book just
ain't that good.
> Its a great book, but on the whole has nothing to do with the King in Yellow.

Indeed not; it is concerned with magick.

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