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Exorcisms of the Necronomicon Part 5

There are two exorcisms we haven’t discussed yet. These are the Exorcism against the Possessing Spirit and the Exorcism ANNAKIA. Both of these exorcisms are designed to rid a person of an entity that has taken hold of the body of that person. In the world of today, when a person shows signs of “demonic possession”, this behaviour is then usually attributed to or explained as a mental illness. And while sciences shows us that this is often true, we as Magicians know that “possession” is no mere fable and can certainly occur if one is not careful in his or her Workings.

In the Exorcism ANNAKIA we can read the following:

“A conjuration of Heaven and Earth and All Between against the Possessing Spirit, to be recited seven times over the body of the possessed person till the spirit issueth forth from his nose and mouth in the form of liquid and fire, like unto green oils. Then the person shall be whole, and shall sacrifice to INANNA at her Temple. And this must not be omitted, lest the spirit return to what INANNA has cast off.”

Occasionally, during a possession, the invisible substance of the possessing entity solidifies suddenly and resolves itself into the perceptible as filth, excrement, toxins, or intestinal rumblings. This is why possessed subjects, when the demon issues forth from them, often vomit dung, steam, or noisome smoke. That is what is meant with the liquid and fire that issues forth from the body of the possessed. It is the Possessing Spirit leaving the body. When the Possessing Spirit has left the body of the person it possessed that person should sacrifice his semen to the Goddess Inanna, that the Possessing Spirit may not return to its former place of dwelling.

In the Exorcism ANNAKIA we find the name URUKI. This name is probably another name for the Moon-God NANNA. This is a reasonable assumption because this particular exorcism contains also the names of the other six Deities of the Seven Gates that we encounter in the Gate-Walking Ceremonies. Let us now take a look at the Exorcism ANNAKIA and its translation into English.

“ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA!
By the God of the Sky, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA!
By the God of the Earth, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR URUKI KANPA!
By the God Nanna, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NEBO KANPA!
By the God Nebo, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ISHTAR KANPA!
By the Goddess Ishtar, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR SHAMMASH UDDU KANPA!
By the God Shamash, called Utu, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NERGAL KANPA!
By the God Nergal, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR MARDUK KANPA!
By the God Marduk, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINIB ADDAR KANPA!
By the God Ninib, called Adar, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR IGIGI KANPA!
By the Gods, the Igigi, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ANNUNNAKIA KANPA!
By the Gods, the Anunnaki, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ENLIL LA LUGAL KURKURRAGE KANPA!
By Bel, Lord of the World, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NENLIL LA NINKURKURRAGE KANPA!
By Beltis, Lady of the World, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINIB IBBILA ESHARRAGE KANPA!
By Ninib, Son of Esharra, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR NINNININ KURKURRAGE GIGSHI INN BHABBHARAGE KANPA!
By Ishtar, Mistress of the World, Who enlighteneth the Night, mayest thou be exorcised!
ZI DINGIR ANNUNNA DINGIR GALGALLAENEGE KANPA!
By the Anunnaki, the Great Gods, mayest thou be exorcised!
KAKAMMU!
Amen!”

As we can see, in the Exorcism ANNAKIA, one calls upon a whole list of powerful Deities to make sure that the Possessing Spirits is compelled to leave the body. When one works with the power of the Dingir, the Possessing Entity can do nothing else, but obey.

The Exorcism against the Possessing Spirit works in a somewhat different way. In this exorcism, one does not call on the Deities, but instead the Exorcist recites a list of evils that may take hold of the Magician. This is a well known method of performing an exorcism. By including as many evils as possible in the incantation, the greater the chance that the correct evil is cast out. In this particular exorcism the evils are not named, but, largely, general terms are used such as the habitations they dwell in and the general evil they represent. Here follows the exorcism:

“The wicked God
The wicked Demon
The Demon of the Desert
The Demon of the Mountain
The Demon of the Sea
The Demon of the Marsh
The wicked Genius
The Enormous Larvae
The wicked Winds
The Demon that seizeth the body
The Demon that rendeth the body
SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!
SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

The Demon that seizeth man
The Demon that seizeth man
The GIGIM that worketh Evil
The Spawn of the wicked Demon
SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!
SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

He who forges images
He who casts spells
The Evil Angel
The Evil Eye
The Evil Mouth
The Evil Tongue
The Evil Lip
The Most Perfect Sorcery
SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!
SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

NINNKIGAL, Spouse of NINNAZU
May she cause him to turn his face toward the place where she is!
May the wicked Demons depart!
May they seize one another!
May they feed on one another’s bones!
SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!
SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!”

Some of the malevolent spirits mentioned in this exorcism, such as the wicked Winds, are closely related to certain elementary spirits which do not belong to the order of demons, but are considered “bad in themselves.” Other demons mentioned in this exorcism are more directly connected with the ordinary incidents of human life; but these operated habitually upon man, spread snares incessantly for him, and were the cause of all his evils. We can see from this exorcism that the habitual residence of these evil beings was in uncultivated wilds and deserts, from whence they wandered into inhabited places to torment mankind. It is said that the “UTUQ” inhabits the desert, the “MAS” dwells on the heights of the mountains, the “GIGIM” wanders in the deserts, and the “TELAL” steals into towns. But the principal home of these demons is the desert, which we can see when we read the Exorcism BARRA EDINNAZU. This exorcism sends them back to the desert, from whence they came.

Another interesting discovery I came upon during my research on the exorcisms will shed some light on the meaning of the Preliminary Invocation of the Watcher. In the Simon Necronomicon can be found various translations of incantations given in the Book. With the help of the translation of the “Binding of the Evil Sorcerers” we are able to translate almost all of the Preliminary Invocation. Except for one line of text, all the rest of the Preliminary Invocation can also be found in this “Binding of the Evil Sorcerers.” The translation here follows:

“ISS MASS SSARATI SHA MUSHI LIPSHURU RUXISHA LIMNUTI!
May the Three Watches of the Night dissolve their Evil Sorceries!
IZIZANIMMA ILANI RABUTI SHIMA YA DABABI!
Arise! Great Gods! Hear my wailing!
DINI DINA ALAKTI LIMDA!
Obtain Justice! Take notice of my Ways!
ALSI KU NUSHI ILANI MUSHITI!
I invoke You, Gods of the Night!
IA MASS SSARATI ISS MASS SSARATI BA IDS MASS SSARATU!”

The meaning of this last line of the Preliminary Invocation is still unclear to me. Maybe there are some readers out there who could fill in these blanks? Any correspondence on these subjects would be greatly appreciated!

My regards, nightcaller.

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  1. Hey Nightcaller! Warlock Asylum has been telling me a great many good things about you, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to say Hi & hopefully shed some light on the last line of the Special Conjuration as I am able.

    “IA MASS SSARATI…”, means basically “Hail Great Watchers!”. “IA” is a term for “hail, praise,etc” that has translated down through many of the Mesopotamian cultures & even into Lovecraft.

    “ISS MASS SSARATI BA IDS MASS SSARATU” as close as I can figure it means “The Great Watchers & the One Watcher…” I could be slightly off on this as I am going on epiphany & my own experience with the invocation, but if I am correct, the entire line would translate to something like, “Hail the Great Watchers! The Great Watchers & the One Watcher!” The One Watcher referring to the personal Watcher of the initiate as it is said in the text & I paraphrase, “…all the Priest must do is but speak this invocation & the Three Great Watchers & the One Watcher will surely rush to his aid…”

    Hope this helps. Many blessings to you & your Work in this most wondrous of Traditions!

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  2. Thank you very much! To be appreciated by fellow Magicians is very nice.
    I’m very happy that Warlock Asylum gave me the chance to write articles for this great website.
    I am also very happy with your translation of the last line of the Preliminary Invocation of the Watcher.
    Another piece of the puzzle solved!

    Many blessings to you too!

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