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Warlock Asylum’s Review of The Cthilhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Daniel Harms

Greetings!

 I would like to welcome extend a warm welcome to all our visitors here at the SimonNecronomicon GateWalker’s Page. If this is your first time here, I suggest that you view some of our previous articles first, in order to get a clear understanding of our current discussion. Recently, I had a chance to review Donald Tyson’s Necronomicon, which can be seen at this link:

 http://warlockasyluminternationalnews.com/2010/01/28/warlock-asyluums-review-of-donald-tysons-necronomicon/

 Interestingly, I had a chance to stop by Barnes and Noble yesterday, and did myself a favor and purchased The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Daniel Harms. Readers can purchase this book here:

 http://www.amazon.com/Cthulhu-Mythos-Encyclopedia-Daniel-Harms/dp/1934501050

 I must say that I was very impressed by Dan’s work and thorough research. Dan harms etched his way into the Necronomicon Tradition back in 2003 with the release of the Necronomicon Files, a work authored by Dan Harms and John Wisdom Gonce III.

 http://www.amazon.com/Necronomicon-Files-Truth-Behind-Legend/dp/1578632692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264782135&sr=1-1

 Of course, many of our readers here are aware that Dan and I differ on many points oncerning the Simon Necronomicon, but I must say that his knowledge of Lovecraftian spirituality is superb. What I like about the Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia, is that it is an honest work in true definition of the term. Different than the Donald Tyson Necronomicon series, Harms simply defines the terms and deities in the Cthulhu Mythos. Harms also mentions in the Forward of the book that this work is not intended to be a substitute for those wishing to explore the world of H.P. Lovecraft. In other words, Harms’ work is one that enhances the understanding of the Cthulhu Mythos and not a work that is some sort of shortcut for the reader to evade the stories of Lovecraft. My only with this book is that he includes some of the terminology found in the Simon Necronomicon in this work. However, I would have to say that if anyone wishes to explore Lovecraft Spirituality, or the works of Donald Tyson concerning the Necronomicon, I highly recommend that they purchase a copy of The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.

 Warlock Asylum
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