I would like to welcome everyone to the Simon Necronomicon GateWalker’s Page. If this is your first time here, I would suggest you begin your studies by reviewing some of our previous articles.

Well, I must say we   have  covered  quite a large bit of ground with our Urilla Text Series. I will post some of my experiences soon, as well as, those who have also been initiated as Ancient Ones.

Now that we have reached the capstone in understanding what the Urilla Text means, I will discuss further methods of advanced studies in putting these teachings into practice on a mystical level. However, I feel it is imperative that we understand our history as Asuras or Ancient Ones.

In the Simon Necronomicon we are told the following concerning the Race of Watchers:

“The Watcher comes from a Race different from that of Men and yet different from that of the Gods, and it is said that he was with KINGU and his hordes at the time of the War between the Worlds, but was  dissatisfied and did cleave unto the Armies of Lord MARDUK.”

In order for us to understand who these “watchers” were, we must examine the War between the Worlds from an Ancient Ones’ perspective. We find this history in the Magan Text.

“Cold and rain that erode all things-They are the Evil Spirits-In the creation of ANU spawned-Plague Gods-PAZUZU-And the Beloved Sons of ENG-The Offspring of NINNKIGAL…,Those are they-The OWL, Messenger of UGGI…,THEY ARE CHILDREN BORN OF EARTH THAT IN THE CREATION OF ANU WERE SPAWNED.”

The above  passage gives us some very interesting information that pertains to the Watcher, as we will shortly see. In order for us to gain some clarity as to what  this passage is referring to, let us look at the works of the infamous E. A. Wallis Budge and his work BABYLONIAN LIFE AND HISTORY. On page 146 he states:

“The general editing of the magical texts seems to have taken place in the third millennium b. c., for in that time Khammurabi Magic had developed into an important and complicated science.”

What Budge is saying here is that around 3,000 b.c. there was a shift in the religious rights of Ancient Sumeria. If we  remember, the date 3,000 b.c. would be considered the “dawn of civilization’ after the flood. This time period was also marked by the disappearance of the deities that were legendary and widely discussed in prehistoric times. it also marked the ending of the original Mother-Son Rites and the beginning of the Solar Cults coming to prominence. Thus “Khammurabi Magic was not the original Rites of Sumeria. The transition between  the Mother-Son Worship and the Solar Cults were discussed in this article The Cracked Bowl of Tiamat Now let us continue with Budge’s observation:

“Originally the oldest texts were written in Sumerian, but at a later period it was found necessary to add Semetic translations, probably because  the priest were unable to read Sumerian.”

Although, it seems that Budge contradicts himself here, as we will soon see, he does let us know that much of the spiritual tradition that was used by the “Khammurabic Magical Priests” was indeed inherited from an Ancient Sumerian Cult, one that Waddell, in his bigotry termed ‘aboriginal Chaldeans.” Budge continues

“The demons and devils that made the Babylonian’s life a misery to him were many,  but the forms of most of them and their evil powers were well known. Most of all he feared the SEVEN EVIL SPIRITS, who were the creators of all evil. The first was the South Wind,the second a dragon, the third a leopard, the fourth a viper, the fifth a raging beast, the sixth a whirlwind, and the seventh a storm (hurricane). These evil spirits were created by Anu, and as plague-gods they were the beloved sons of Bel and the offspring of Ninkigal. They “rend pieces on high, brining destruction below: they are the children of the Underwprld.”

What Budge fails to observe in all of this, is that if the priests of the solar cults could not interpret the texts that predated the flood fully, they would not fully know how to engage the powers of these so-called evil spirits. However, we find some other interesting things in his words on page 147:

“As there were triads of gods, so there were triads of devils, e.g. Labartu, Labasu, and Akhkhazu….,Another triad comprised Lilu, Lilitu, and Ardat Lili.”

Budge’s observation gives us some insights on the Urilla Text as well. However, when we examine the evidence from an Ancient Ones’ perspective, we come to appreciate that the Babylonian Religion was a fabrication of a much older Ancient Tradition. If you notice that most of these evil spirits, as they are named, end with the suffix zu or tu. It would seem reasonable to conclude that the male deities ended with zu, like Pazuzu and many of the female spirits ended with tu, as in Lamashtu. There is also another error that is found in Budge’s observation, he claims that these spirits were created by Anu and this is where even the Text of the Simon Necronomicon can get tricky. It must also be considered that if they were listed in triad the, these entities were worshiped as gods and that this custom was followed and applied to the newer set of Babylonian deities However, when we compare this to the Magan Text we can get a lot more clarity.

In some of our previous discussions we observed that the Simon Necronomicon actually includes two traditions, those of the Ancient Ones and those of the Elder Gods, and depending on the tradition that you follow will also determine your perspective. it is said that the ‘Watcher’s Race’ originally derives from the Three Great Watchers, Anu Enlil, and Enki. This is also confirmed in some of the works written by Budge, as we have just discussed.However, this is not really the case because it is said that the Watcher’s Race was originally with the hordes of KINGU. Let us then look a little deeper into the Myth of Ereshkigal to gain some insight.

In the Myth of Ereshkigal we come to discover something that has been long overlooked by scholars like Budge.The Myth is basically about how Ereshkigal came to be the Queen of the Underworld. We can see what her feelings were and how she left her two brother, Enki and Enlil. yet we find an interesting passage in the story:

“a fleeting shadow crossed Enlil’s smiling face. ‘I wish I saw things your way Ereshkigal. ..Take Kur for example,  and our dark little brothers and sisters who followed him to the land’s end. It is true that Kur and the others looked different than us. But why did they leave leave the safety of the Duku, the mound of creation, why did they go beyond the waters of Mother Nammu..,”

Enlil’s words to Ereshkigal is key in unlocking what the War of the Worlds was really about. It also idicates that Enlil and Enki were not the Old Gods, but the ‘dark brothers’  were who left with Kur. This is also very clarifying because Kur was also considered the Underworld Ocean at times or Abyss. Thus the “dark brothers” were those who dwelt in the Abyss after leaving DuKu.

The Original Scarlet Woman: ” in Ancient Sumerian belief, the primal gods, the ZU, originally emerged from the great Chaos of the Abyss. This Chaos was characterized as an endless sea located in the heavens (NAMMU or TIAMAT).  The primal gods were called the Abzu (Apsu) or stellar powers connected to the Great Deep. Their servitors who carried out their will were called An-Zu, lunar powers that were connected with the air or night sky. Primary among these were the Abgal (known in the Simon Necronomicon as the APHKALLHU).”

This is very fascinating material here. What is so dynamic about it, is that we discover that there were older gods or ‘dark brothers’ who were not in the same place or appearance as the Elder Gods. Another interesting thing we must examine  before we reveal the identity of the Watcher’s Race, is to look at the history of PAZUZU.

Not much is known about Pazuzu, but we do know that he is sometimes called ZU, and also that he moves with stealth and can change in form, sometimes appearing as an ANZU Bird. He is the King of the wind demons. If we compare this to what is written in the Magan Text we can get a clearer picture about what the Race of the Watcher really means. as we have seen in the quote earlier the primal gods were called ZU. This would indicate that Pazuzu and his kind were the original gods during pre-deluge time, and they seem to reflect the Atlantean Period, which the race of Anu is associated with. They also appear different in appearance than the Elder Gods, as was mentioned in the Myth of Ereshkigal.  The Myth concerning Ereshkigal is what is sketchy as far as the moral, of what is to follow. In some myths she is said to have decided to go to the realms of Kur. In other myths she is stolen by Kur and brought to the Underworld. Enki later tried to rescue his sister. This is why Enki struck the god Absu, or it may have been due to jealousy. yet most of the more ancient myths imply that Ereshkigal left on her own free will. It seems that after the main part of Kur was struck, or Absu laid to waste, the Watchers, battled alongside Kingu, but these were also put into subjection to the Elder Ones. This would explain why the Anzu birds were often deceptive because they were the original gods now being subjected to the Elder Gods. Similiar to how Marduk was made the head of the Babylonian Pantheon, we find that the Elder Gods falsely claimed to be the progenitors of the Race of Watchers when indeed the reverse is true. One example of this, is the case of Ishtar and the Huluppu Tree. This account it becomes quite obvious that the Oldest Pantheon was that of the Zu. We find the Huluppu Tree is occupied by Lilith (Lamashtu), an Anzu Bird,  and some serpents. Legend has it that with the the aid of Gilgamesh, Ishtar was able to set up her throne and Lilith, the Anzu Bird, and serpent fled into the wilderness. Lilith is an arch-type of Lamashtu. this shows us that these rites existed before the advent of the solar gods, which Gilgamesh presence in the myth would indicate. This would also explain why the BANDAR symbol in the Simon Necronomicon is to never be used alone, since it is representative of an oppressed class of spirits by the Elder Gods.

The Zu dwell in the deeper realms called Nar Marratu It should also be noted that they are different in nature than the Elder Gods, yet these deities are the Race of Watchers. We will go further in-depth in our next article.

Lilith Lilith or Lamashtu


WARLOCK ASYLUM (The Ancient One)

3 thoughts on “KEYS OF THE ANCIENT ONES PART 1: Origins of the Race Of Watchers

  1. Edunpanna says:

    We know for certain that the watchers come from Nar Marratu and that they possess free will like Jinn. This made me think they were Madrid. However Simon offered me this insight.

    “I hesitate to classify the Watchers. I feel that the Arabs would have considered Bandar a jinn, strictly on theological grounds as Muslims who believe that the jinn are not exactly spirits/demons and not exactly humans. The jinn are a separate race (according to Islam) who may procreate, eat, etc and even convert to Islam as some of them have.

    But there is a race of Watchers from the Biblical era who have similar characteristics, and are related to the nefilim (made famous by Zecharia Sitchin, among others) who are also half-human, half … something else.

    Therefore, I probably tend more to the jinn explanation. I do not think the Watchers are spirits in the sense we mean the term, but another classification.”

    1. warlockasylum says:

      All the Watchers are indeed related. However, “jinn” is an Islamic definition for a race of primordial beings. We as gateWalkers are all Muslims, as well as, Christians, Buhhdists, and etc, so we can carry our Tradition and still live in a society that is opposed to our very working. Yet the question would still remain why are the Watcher called from the land of Nar Marratu? and isn’t the land of Nar Marratu also the land of Kur? That brings us back to the Mysth of Ereshkigal, where she has a fascination with her ‘dark brothers’ who followed Kur. She called them “brothers” in the Myth because they were both offspring of Mother Nammu, the Sumerian name for Tiamat. The Magan Text speaks of Tiamat as being “Queen of the Ghouls.” Ghouls, also spelled Ghuls is another name for Jinn. This is what the character Ras a Ghul was in the movie the Dark Knight. The Three Symbols on the Aga Mass Ssaratu represent Man, and the two Classes of Jinn. Yet those who walk in our ways are also Watchers or Kia Mass Ssaratu. The Sword of the Watcher is placed in the NorthEast direction. This is a Taoist custom as Simon explains in his Gates of the Necronomicon book. However, in Taoist thought the NorthEast is the Demon’s Gate.

      These demons are the primordial ones, or the Gods that existed before the Elder Gods. Remember, Tiamat gave Kingu (the word Kingu means unskilled laborer) the Tablets of Destinies or the Power of Anu. Marduk took the power. It is a big difference in visiting the Gate of Anu and being bestowed the Crown of Anu from the Mother who knows her children best.

      Be Well

  2. I have a small challenge for you, Warlock. Why not, over the next three months, review three current (published within the last twenty years) scholarly (written by people with university positions) works on Mesopotamia? I’d say Jean Bottero’s Religion in Mesopotamia would be a good one, and you can pick two more.

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