Necronomicon

AKHKHARU: Egyptian Or Sumerian Word?

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I recently discovered that some are questioning whether Akhkharu, is of Egyptian or Sumerian origin? I came across this comment by a Michelle Belanger, who seems to be widely known in some circles of the Occult world, which states the following:

“Having skimmed through the Simon text, I knew that it drew heavily upon Sumerian or Babylonian sources, so I tried finding the real meaning of the word “Akharu” (call me crazy, but I didn’t quite trust the scholarship or legitimacy of the Simon Necronomicon). I quickly learned that there were precious few Sumerian, Akkadian, or Babylonian dictionaries to be had much of anywhere, and the few texts I did track down that had something of a glossary (Poems of Heaven and Hell, for example), did not have “Akharu” in them.

Through the coincidental interaction of some research, I did find an ancient Egyptian word “Akhekhu” that I felt was too similar to “Akharu” to just ignore. A few Egyptian scholars I’ve read conjecture that Egypt inherited its language from Sumeria (a point I’m don’t precisely agree with – but I will admit that there was cultural and linguistic exchange between the two cultures). This added some weight to the notion that “Akharu” and “Akhekhu” might have the same root, or at least share some basic meaning in common. In the Budge translations (hardly the most reliable, but certainly the most widely accessible source on ancient Egyptian language), this is given as meaning “darkness” or an eponymously demonic being which stalks the darkness. It was also listed as a word for night.”

Readers can find more on this statement at this link:

http://www.kheperu.org/vampirism/metavamp6.html

It’s sad how some of the so-called leaders in the occult community have limited resources and cannot find or access the answers to words that are so dear to their traditions or whatever to want to call it.  The following, is taken from the Atlantean Necronomicon:

The book, Demonology and Devil-lore by Moncure Daniel Conway, informs us of the following, about the AKHKHARU, on pages 48-49, we read:

“There is another and much more formidable form in which the Hunger-demon appears in Demonology. The fondness for blood, so characteristic of supreme gods, was distributed as a special thirst through a large class of demons. In the legend of ISHTAR descending to Hades to seek some beloved one, she threatens if the door not be opened—

I will raise the dead to be devourers of the living! Upon the living shall the dead prey!

This menace shows that the Chaldean and Babylonian belief in the vampire, called Akhkharu in Assyrian, was fully developed at an early date.”

Why was this a problem for Michelle Belanger to find is beyond me. It is very clear in many older resources, which talk about the Chaldean Mysteries. The sad part about all of this is that these authors seem to have some level of influence, and maybe this is how the Simon Necronomicon became known as a hoax. People were relying on other people’s research and not doing the work on their own. Now imagine if someone took Michelle Belanger’s observation’s literally, and this knowledge spread to others. Things like this can make a lot of people think that an Assyrian word is Egyptian.

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  1. Don’t be so hard on her. She’s doing the best she can. I enjoyed her book on psychic dreamwalking, and I think she’s going to be contributing a lot more to the community in the following years. Be patient with people.

    (This is coming from someone who is not a fan of vampires)

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  2. I’m not looking to be hard on her. I am just wondering why she is so hard on Simon? I am also wondering why her experience and research in trying to find the meaning of the work Akhkharu is the same exeperience that A, Mason reports in Necronomicon Gnosis? zzzzdo a google book search under that title and then a word search under the said term Akhkharu and you will see what I’m talking about. Additionally, I found her comments about the Simon Necronomicon were not necessary.

    Personally, it seems like there is this underlining movement to discredit the SN, while everyone has a copy of the book in the occult community. it sort of reveals how controlled these people really are. It’s llike the activists of the 1960’s, where people used a certain awareness to advance civil and human rights. Then during the 80’s and 90’s people got comfortable and were like “the 60’s were cool, but we are so past that now.,” now look at politics in America. Certain ideologies through America off track, though they seemed noble

    Today, there is this growing ideology in the occult community that “oh we are so over the days of Agrippa.” Watch whats in store for these people and their methods of research. I have nothing against Michelle at all, but I think she should show some respect for people who paved the way for her, and the authors of the Simon Necronomicon were poineers that paved the way for a lot things many take for granted today.

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  3. Yeah, but WA, you should be used to that by now. I mean, does it really still bother you that much? You gotta know that the idea that the Black Book really exists scares the hell out of a lot of people. I just think you are asking too much to expect everyone to do just as much intensive research as you have.

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  4. I see your point. It doesn’t bother me. I’m just concerned with how this information and opinions will translate to for the next generation. However, I should also realize that everyone is trying to make their way the best that they know how, and Michelle is trying to do the best she can. Thanks brother!

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  5. I actually commend Belanger for finding the similar Egyptian word since, according to the author of this article, was harder to find than the Assyrian word. It just sounds like Belanger looked through books and literary databases rather than Google.

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  6. Funny thing about all of thisis that this is that the author of the Necronomicon Gnosis has this same experiece several years earlier, as A. Mason described it in her book. When I read Belanger’s account I thought I was reading the Necronomicon Gnosis all over again. At first I said to myself that maybe this author is using the psuedo-name “Belanger” or something because the experiece read word for word. Coupled by the fact that the origin of the word Akhkharu isn’t that difficult ot find in a literary database. It will come up very quickly. Iy is jalf a day’s research without google.

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