Nyarlathotep Is The Watcher



Many members of the Necronomicon Tradition realize the value of the self-initiation process, revealed in the Simon Necronomicon, as essentially being symbolic of the Ancient Mesopotamian Sacred Marriage Rite. I thought that it may be a good time to clarify the meaning of this initiation and what can be expected of the Initiate afterwards. 

As we have spoken about on previous occasions, the initiatory rite of Walking though the Seven Gates is similar to a wedding procession, wherein the Initiate and the Watcher become one. This process, which has been woven in mystery for thousands of year is essential for the Initiate to obtain enlightenment and immortality.Modern-day occult societies that promote and offer all these New Age theories to interpret the Qliphotic Mysteries are nothing more than governement funded programs used to divert people from what the real process is. Interestingly, Gurdjieff In The Light of Tradition, by Whithall Perry makes this unique observation: 

“How does Gurdjieff expound this message? Man, he says, is born without a soul; the soul can only be acquired through conscious effort. Ordinary people are just machines, “ 

we can clearly see that Gurdjieff viewed man simply as a machine, or a vessel without a “soul” man was controlled by invisible laws that he was not aware of. More importantly he emphasizes that man must acquire a soul.  When i looked up the origin of the word soul, I was surprised with some of the results that i came up proving theat Gurdjieff was correct. The term soul originally meant “coming from or belonging to the sea,” because that was supposed to be the stopping place of the soul before birth or after death. This coming from the “sea” is relative to what we call in the Necronomicon Tradition, the Abzu, notably known as the sea of fresh waters.  In ancient Mesopotamian myth, Enki built his abode atop of the abzu. However, there is something that we should also take note of and that is the Sumerian term BAR is define not only a soul, but also as temple as well as the color white.  Getting back to the eytomology of the term soul, which is “coming from or belonging to the sea,” it stands to reason that this origin of the term is founded upon the Qliphotic Mysteries, as souls exist in the Abzu. The Mad Arab is noted as saying: 

“..the first is the sign of our Race from beyond the Stars, and is called ARRA in the tongue of the Scribe who taught it to me, an emissary of the Elder Ones. In the tongue of the eldest city of Babylon, it was UR. It is the Sigil of the Covenant of the Elder Gods, and when they see it, they who gave it to us, they will not forget us. They have sworn!” 

The Mad Arab often makes mention of this Race beyond the Stars Taking into consideration what we have discussed so far, it should be noted that the term abzu can refer to outer space as well. In the Simon Necronomicon’s introduction, the Complimentary Material To 777 mentions that the realm of fixed stars corresponds to Enki. we are also told in the text that Enki is our Father. Therefore, the soul that we speak of which must be acquired, as Gurdjieff mentioned, exists in the Abzu, also known as Nar Marratu. 

“Rise up, by ANU I summon Thee!
Rise up, by ENLIL I summon Thee!
Rise up, by ENKI I summon Thee!
Cease to be the Sleeper of EGURRA.
Cease to lie unwaking beneath the Mountains of KUR.
Rise up, from the pits of ancient holocausts!
Rise up, from the old Abyss of NARR MARRATU!””

Acquisition of the soul is achieved though the amalgamation of the Initiate and the Watcher. We can see in the above incantation that the Watcher is cited as rising up from the abyss, or Abzu. Another interesting connection we find is in Simon’s book Dead Names, page 204 reads: 

“We become aware of the Jinn most powerfully through the phenomenon of demonic possession. As the Jinn are believed to be souls without bodies, they are eager to inhabit a body if at all possible.” 

So here it is that Gurdjieff admitted that man was a machine without a soul, and next we have Simon who describes the Jinn as ‘souls without bodies.’ Now when we look at the Sumerian word BAR, we  find three definitions for this term: 1. soul  2. temple 3. white. It seems that the definition of the Sumerian term BAR also implied the Sacred Marriage Rite. White has long been noted to correspond to the deity Inanna/Ishtar and Priest/Priestesses at  her temple were able to perform rites, in which they acquired souls for themselves. Evidence of this can be found in the online article Spirit Possession and the Goddess Ishtar in Ancient Mesopotamia

“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).” 

Now let us reflect back on what is mentioned in Dead Names: 

“We become aware of the Jinn most powerfully through the phenomenon of demonic possession. As the Jinn are believed to be souls without bodies, they are eager to inhabit a body if at all possible.” 

So it is clear that Walking the Gates is a way for the Initiate to acquire a soul, or becoming Jinn-human. One this amalgamation has occurred the initiate is a member of human society and adopted into the world of the Jinn, which is its soul.  It is here that initiate can speak directly with many of the DinGir held sacred in the Necronomicon Tradition without necessarily calling the Watcher, for we have become the Watcher. However, this does not mean that one should not call the Watcher and sacrificing to it once a month in symbol of the living covenant, Simon continues in Dead Names: 

“As long as the rituals are properly observed and the appropriate sacrifice made, the Watcher will continue to protect the candidate during his lifetime.” 

after the Initiation and the Sacred marriage Rite has completed its function, the Initiate may then work with the energies noted in the Urilia Text: 

“..though they may not be seen. And this was taught by the priests of Babylon, who charged that these formulae may never be revealed to anyone who is not initiated into our ways, ..” 

The initiate is well aware that the entitles in the Urilia Text are invoked without the use of the Watcher, since the Initiate  is the Watcher at this point. Simon also mentions something very key on page 235 of Dead Names: 

“One is not certain what the Magan text is doing in the Necronomicon, unless it is a history of how these demonic forces came to be loosed upon the Earth in order to educate the magician and inform him of certain secret formulae that can be gleamed from a careful reading of the text. That this may be so is indicated by the next chapter of the book, which is entitled “The Urilia Text”… 

With proper discernment the Initiate is chosen by the DinGir to proceed further in the Qliphotic work , as he/she gains the title of Nyarlathotep. 

For the first time, we were given permission to publish the meaning of Nyarlathotep’s name in one of our previous discussion entitled; Historical Evidence of The Simon Necronomicon’s Connection To The Works of H. P. Lovecraft Part 2 The following is an excerpt from this article: 

“In conclusion we can get a greater appreciation for Nyarlathotep by defining his name.  

Nyar is a derivative of the Arabic Nar meaning “fire.”
Lat is a Chaldean term that means “to lie hid.”
hotep is Eygptian for peace

There you have the meaning of Nyarlathotep as the “fire hidden in peace.” 

Another translation of this name would be “a smokeless fire,” or “he of fire hidden in peace.” The article also goes on to mention that the Simon Necronomicon’s “Eye Upon the Throne, ” also known as Asaru, is indeed another term describing Nyarlathotep. Interestingly, those who are familiar with the Necronomicon Tradition can easily see some interesting correspondences here, as the Eye Upon the Throne implies the Watcher, as well as, the “fire hidden in peace.” 

Let’s investigate this a little further. In a Wikipedia article about Nyarlathotep, we find the following: 

“Nyarlathotep enacts the will of the Outer Gods, and is their messenger, heart and soul; he is also a servant of Azathoth, whose wishes he immediately fulfills. Unlike the other Outer Gods, causing madness is more important and enjoyable than death and destruction to Nyarlathotep. It is suggested by some that he will destroy the human race and possibly the earth as well.[5] 

“The Watcher is a Race sent by the Elder Ones. It keeps vigil while one sleeps, provided the appropriate ritual and sacrifice has been performed,: else, if called, it will turn upon you.” 

The Adept engages in the work of keeping the Necronomicon Tradition alive while maintaining secrecy as to the operations of the Dark Gift that was bestowed upon them during the initiatory process.  On page 224 of Dead names it states: 

“The initiatory structure in its pages is designed to create a different type of initiate: a kind of black bodhisattva, a spiritually enlightened  and empowered sage..”

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