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The Black Brotherhood Part 2: An Ancient Secret Society

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Today, we will be presenting our second article concerning some of the inner workings of the Black Brotherhood. For those of you who are new to our current discussion, please review our first article here:

https://warlockasylum.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/the-black-brotherhood-part-1-authors-of-the-cthulhu-mythos-and-the-necronomicon-tradition/

However controversial the topic is, there does remain a recurring theme, in both, Lovecraftian fiction, and the Necronomicon Tradition, of a secret cult who, as part of their responsibilities, were to awaken an ancient deity. In Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu we find the following:

“They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky. Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died. This was that cult, and the prisoners said it had always existed and always would exist, hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R’lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway. Some day he would call, when the stars were ready, and the secret cult would always be waiting to liberate him. ..Meanwhile no more must be told. There was a secret which even torture could not extract. Mankind was not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few. But these were not the Great Old Ones. No man had ever seen the Old Ones. The carven idol was great Cthulhu, but none might say whether or not the others were precisely like him. No one could read the old writing now, but things were told by word of mouth. The chanted ritual was not the secret – that was never spoken aloud, only whispered. The chant meant only this: “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.””

This compares greastly to what we find written in the Simon Necronomicon:

“These incantations are said by the hidden priests and creatures of these powers, defeated by the Elders and the Seven Powers, led by MARDUK, supported by ENKI and the whole Host of IGIGI; defeaters of the Old Serpent, the Ancient Worm, TIAMAT, the ABYSS, also called KUTULU the Corpse-God, yet who lies not dead, but dreaming; he whom secret priests, initiated into the Black Rites, whose names are writ forever in the Book of Chaos, can summon if they but know how…Of all the Gods and Spirits of Abomination, KUTULU only cannot be summoned, for he is the Sleeping Lord. The magician can not hope to have any power over him, but he may be worshipped and for him the proper sacrifices may be made, so that he will spare thee when he rises to the earth. And the times for the sacrifice are the same times as the Sleeping of MARDUK, for this is when Great KUTULU moves. And he is the very Fire of the Earth, and Power of All Magick. When he joins with the Abominations of the Sky, TIAMAT will once more rule the earth!”

Amazingly, these themes occur not only in the Cthulhu Mythos and the Necronomicon Tradition, but also in ancient mythology. We see evidence of this in the Christian Mythos. In Matthew Chapter 24: 45

“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?”

We also find this theme in the case of Inanna/Ishtar and her Descent to the Netherworld:

Inanna set out for the underworld.
Ninshubur, her faithful servant, went with her.
Inanna spoke to her, saying:

“Ninshubur, my constant support,
My sukkal who gives me wise advice,
My warrior who fights by my side,
I am descending to the kur, to the underworld.
If I do not return,
Set up a lament for me by the ruins.
Beat the drum for me in the assembly places.
Circle the houses of the gods…

Weep before Father Enki.
Father Enki, the God of Wisdom, knows the food of life,
He knows the water of life;
He knows the secrets.
Surely he will not let me die.”

Here find too that Ishtar relied upon the work of her servant Ninshubar to insure her resurrection, and as we discussed in our first article on this subject, Inanna/Ishtar is often times a personification of the Watchers who walk upon the Earth, also known as the Jinn. The Simon Necronomicon informs us of the following:

“But the Dead may be always summoned, and many times are willing to rise; but some are stubborn and desire to remain Where they are, and do not rise, save for the efforts of the Priest, who has power, as ISHTAR, both in this Place and in the Other”

“Which thou shalt wear at all times, as the sign of the Power of the Magick of ENKI. And I have told thee all this before, but I tell thee again, for the Priest, being furnished with every kind of Armor, and armed, he is similar to the Goddess.”

In these two passages we begin to appreciate that the entities of the Necronomicon Tradition are symbols of energies that resonate within us and concern itself with the raising up the full potential of those who are of Jinn heritage. One example of this can be determined by Simon’s word in his book Dead Names: On page 203 of this work, Simon is making a comparison between the terms KUTULU and the Islamic term qhadhulu.

“The qhadhulu of the pre-Islamic Arabs, however, was a force to be reckoned with, a manifestation of the power of the Jinn..”

 If Simon made note that the term qhadhulu is relative to the word KUTULU, then the term KUTULU must also be relative to the “power of the Jinn.” Evidence of this is also revealed in the writings of Parker Ryan, specifically his work; The Necronomicon Mythos According to HPL. It is here that we find Ryan’s observations so appropriate:

“Next let’s look at Alhazred’s title. HPL wrote that Alhazred’s title was “Mad Poet.” “Mad” is usually written “majnun” in Arabic. Majnun means “mad” today. However, in the eighth century (Alhazred’s time) it meant “Possessed by Jinn.” To be called Mad or Possessed by Demons would be highly insulting to orthodox Muslims. The Sufis and Muqarribun regard Majnun as complimentary title. They even go so far as to call certain Sufi heroes Majnun. ..Jinn were powerful creatures of Arab myth. The Jinn, according to legend, came down from heaven (the sky) in the time before Adam. Therefore, they pre-exist mankind and thus called “Preadamites.” “Infidel pagans” worship these incredibly powerful beings. The Jinn can “beget young on mankind.” The Jinn are usually invisible to normal men. They apparently want great influence on Earth. Much of the magick used in Arab countries concerns the Jinn (protection spells against, or spells to call them up). The Jinn are thus virtually identical with Lovecraft’s Old Ones. …Let’s look at the title “Mad Poet” some more. Jinn inspire poets in popular Arab myth. This is why Mohammad was so vehement in denying that he was a poet. He wanted it known that his revelation came from “Godand not the Jinn. So the title “the Mad Poet” indicates that Alhazred had made “Contact” with the Jinn (the Old Ones). It also Implies that his writings were directly inspired by them. This is entirely consistent with what Lovecraft wrote about Alhazred. Anyone unfamiliar with Arab magick and mysticism could not know the significance of “the Mad Poet” in Arabic. This again seems to indicate that Lovecraft probably had a source of rare information on Arab magick.

Basically, in the Islamic world the term “mad” was often times used to describe an individual that has been possessed by the Jinn, or to put it more correctly, someone who has activated the inner Jinn body inside of them. Both Parker Ryan and Simon speak of the Mad Arab being called so because he was possessed by the Jinn. Therefore, the Mad Arab’s writings concern themselves primarily with the Jinn, good and bad. This means that the Simon Necronomicon is a book of the Jinn and those who are of their progeny.  The Mad Arab cites the following in his Second Testimony:

“Remember the ARRA, especially when dealing with Them of Fire, for They respect it, and no other.”

First, the reader would do well to ask themselves: Why is it that the Jinn (Them of Fire) only respect the ARRA Sign out of the Three Seals given? We know that the ARRa Sign is the Pentagram, but we must also remember that it is a symbol of the “Race from beyond the Stars, “which indicates that the Jinn, different from how man was created, descended from the a “realm” rather than being made from the dust of the Earth. Another thing that we must consider is that the title, Mad Arab, means Your God that Daughter of Light.

Enochian                                                    English Meaning

Mad                                                                    God or Your God

Ar                                                                        That

Ab                                                                       Daughter of Light

From the following information, we can conclude that the Mad Arab was part of the collective Watcher-Class also known as Ishtar, or possessed by the “goddess” himself. This is in complete accord with ancient custom. Johanna Stuckey in an online article entitled Spirit Possession and the Goddess Ishtar, which can be accessed at this link, http://www.matrifocus.com/SAM08/spotlight.htm comments:

“Not only was Ishtar a warrior goddess, but she was the divine mediator between deities and between deities and humans (Nissinen in Nissinen 2000: 96). Thus, it was usually she who possessed the Assyrian mediums. So the “overwhelming majority” of the prophets are associated in some way with Ishtar’s cult. When on occasion another deity wanted to contact a king through an oracle, s/he “used the channel” of a medium of Ishtar (Toorn in Nissinen 2000: 78-79). Ishtar induced ecstasy in her devotees. “If ever there was a possession cult in Mesopotamia, it was connected with Ishtar” (Toorn in Nissinen 2000: 79).”

In view of the above statement, it is now easy to understand why all Biblical acts of necromancy or resurrections all took place in the presence of a woman. What we find is that the restoration of a deity that is “dead,” as seen in the Cthulhu Mythos and ancient mythology, refers to an alchemical process of raising the “Jinn-self” up, which is triggered by the Initiate’s possession of Ishtar. In a book entitled Inanna, Lady of the Largest Heart, we find this observation on page 156:

“Likewise the central symbol of the Assyrian Ishtar is the tree that Parpola says “contained the secret key to the psychic structure of the perfect man and thus to eternal life.”

The above passage clearly indicates that Ishtar, and possession by her, are symbolic of an alchemical process. What we have considered so far also reveals another form of communication that the DinGir use to contact Initiates of the Necronomicon Tradition-Possession.

Many Gate-Walkers have discovered that after Initiation the DinGir not only speaks to the Initiate in “dreams, “ but also through the mouths of individuals close to them and those that they come in contact with in their day-to-day lives. The Mad Arab states:

“And they are to be known by their seeming human appearance..”

The Jinn are able to possess other so that they can relay messages to those who are Initiated. I remember when Venus Satanas agreed to do an interview for the blog page, she emailed me just before I left work. Later that evening I met an older man in Barnes and Noble’s bookstore, who suggested that I read certain occult book, though he wasn’t aware that I was part of the Necronomicon Tradition, he mentioned that he bought 5 Necronomicons earlier in the week. Just before I left the bookstore he also mentioned that I should work with Venus Satana. Once he mentioned this, I knew his words were coming from the DinGir because there was no way for this stranger to know that I happened to have already work with Miss Satanas.

This experience made me very aware of the fact that this “secret society” is not one that has an Earthly administration, but a spiritual one which can affect reality and reveals its tests, requirements, and agenda to those who are engaged in the Necronomicon Tradition through dreams, epiphanies, and through possession of other people.

Warlock Asylum (The Dark Knight)

 

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  1. Awesome post, Brother! This subject has been firing me since you posted part one of this series & some interesting occurrences have been happening, as well as some interesting insights.

    I had a speculative question: in your opinion, do you feel the Jinn mark those that will be born into our assembly & therefore scout those they will possess during conception, or do you feel it is a random act?

    Blessings.

    Ben Nixx’Al-Aswad

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