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A Nearly Complete Transliteration of the Invocation of Opening the Gate of Ganzir

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You all may remember my earlier attempt of finding a full transliteration for the Preliminary Invocation we are given on page 104 and 105 of the Simon Necronomicon. The article was entitled: “A Partial Translation of the Preliminary Invocation of the Operation of Calling of the Spirits of the Dead.” Unfortunately this first attempt was unsuccesful as it is not only incomplete but also contains a number of errors. These errors were caused by the fact that I had been working with incorrect translations of which I was not aware at the time. Fortunately my research has allowed me to correct my errors for I have aquired the knowledge I had been searching for. Although I cannot guarantee that the transliteration is a 100% faultless, for I am not a proper scholar in regard to these matters.

Now let us take a look at the Preliminary Invocation for opening the Gate of Ganzir!

  • BAAD ANGARRU!
  • (Unfortunately I have not been able yet to translate these words to English)
  • NINNGHIZHIDDA!
  • (This is the name of the Gatekeeper of the Underworld)
  • Thee I invoke, Serpent of the Deep!
  • ALSI KU NUSHI BU ZU-AB!
  • (ALSI KU NUSHI is an Assyrian term meaning: “I invoke you”)
  • (BU is a Sumerian word meaning: “Serpent”, page 39 of: “A Sumer Aryan Dictionary”)
  • (ZU-AB is a Sumerian term meaning: “The Deep”, page 11 of: “A Chapter from the                Babylonian Books of Private Devotion”)
  • Thee I invoke, NINNGHIZHIDDA, Horned Serpent of the Deep!
  • ALSI KU NUSHI SIR ZU-AB NINNGHIZHIDDA
  • (ALSI KU NUSHI is an Assyrian term meaning: “I invoke you”)
  • (SIR is a Sumerian word meaning: “Serpent”, it is pictured as a serpent with two horns, page 76 of: “A Sumer Aryan Dictionary”)
  • (ZU-AB is a Sumerian term meaning: “The Deep”, page 11 of: “A Chapter from the                Babylonian Books of Private Devotion”)
  • (NINNGHIZHIDDA is the name of the Gatekeeper of the Underworld)
  • Thee I invoke, Plumed Serpent of the Deep!
  • ALSI KU NUSHI BU AGA ZU-AB
  • (ALSI KU NUSHI is an Assyrian term meaning: “I invoke you”)
  • (BU is a Sumerian word meaning: “Serpent”, page 39 of: “A Sumer Aryan Dictionary”)
  • (AGA is a Sumerian word meaning: “Crown”, page 7 of: “A Sumer Aryan Dictionary”, I’ve chosen this word because we lack a proper translation for the word: “Plumed”)
  • NINNGHIZHIDDA!
  • (This is the name of the Gatekeeper of the Underworld)
  • Open!
  • E GAL-U, or perhaps PI-TA-A
  • (E GAL-U is a Sumerian term meaning: “Open up”, as I found this term on the internet I’m not entirely sure if it is correct and if it is used in the correct manner)
  • (PI-TA-A is an Akkadian term meaning: “Open”, I’m not entirely sure if this term is used in the correct manner as I often see it used in various different forms, yet meaning the same in each of those lines)
  • Open the Gate that I may enter!
  • PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA LU-RU-BA A-NA-KU
  • (This is an Akkadian term meaning exactly what it says, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Remember!
  • ZI ZU-AB BA-AB-KA-MA MASS SSARATU NINNGHIZHIDDA KANPA
  • (ZI is a Sumerian term meaning: “Spirit”, page xlii of the: “Simon Necronomicon”)
  • (ZU-AB is a Sumerian term meaning: “The Deep”, page 11 of: “A Chapter from the                Babylonian Books of Private Devotion”)
  • (BA-AB-KA-MA is perhaps an Akkadian term meaning: “Gate”, page 142, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • (MASS SSARATU means: “Watcher”, as anyone who is familiar with the Simon Necronomicon will know)
  • (NINNGHIZHIDDA is the name of the Gatekeeper of the Underworld)
  • (KANPA means: “Remember”, page xlix of the Simon Necronomicon)
  • In the Name of our Father, ENKI, before the Flight, Lord and Master of Magicians, Open the Gate that I may enter!
  • (Unfortunately I was not able to translate this sentence, except for the last part which reads: “Open the Gate that I may enter!” This sentence is translated as: “PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA LU-RU-BA A-NA-KU”, meaning exactly what it says)
  • Open, lest I attack the Gate!
  • PI-TA-A A-MA-XAS SI-IP-PA
  • (PI-TA-A is an Akkadian term meaning: “Open”, I’m not entirely sure if this term is used in the correct manner as I often see it used in various different forms, yet meaning the same in each of those lines)
  • (A-MA-XAS SI-IP-PA is Akkadian meaning: “I shall shatter the threshold”, page 26, line 15 of: “The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 34, No. 1 – Oct. 1917)
  • Open, lest I break down its bars!
  • PI-TA-A UŠ-BA-LAK-KA-TA DALATE
  • (PI-TA-A is an Akkadian term meaning: “Open”, I’m not entirely sure if this term is used in the correct manner as I often see it used in various different forms, yet meaning the same in each of those lines)
  • (UŠ-BA-LAK-KA-TA DALATE is Akkadian meaning: “I shall tear off the doors”, page 26, line 15 of: “The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 34, No. 1 – Oct. 1917”)
  • Open, lest I attack the Walls!
  • PI-TA-A A-MAX-XA-AS SI-IP-PU-MA
  • (PI-TA-A is an Akkadian term meaning: “Open”, I’m not entirely sure if this term is used in the correct manner as I often see it used in various different forms, yet meaning the same in each of those lines)
  • (A-MAX-XA-AS SI-IP-PU-MA is an Akkadian term meaning: “I will break the treshold”, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • Open, lest I leap over It by force!
  • PI-TA-A U-SHU-PAL-KAT DALATI
  • (PI-TA-A is an Akkadian term meaning: “Open”, I’m not entirely sure if this term is used in the correct manner as I often see it used in various different forms, yet meaning the same in each of those lines)
  • (U-SHU-PAL-KAT DALATI is Akkadian meaning: “I will shiver the doors”, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • Open the Gate, lest I cause the Dead to rise and devour the Living!
  • PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA EL-LU-U-NI MITUTI-MA IK-KAL-LU-NI BAL-TU-TI
  • (PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA is Akkadian meaning: “Open the Gate”, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • (EL-LU-U-NI MITUTI-MA IK-KAL-LU-NI BAL-TU-TI is Akkadian meaning: “The Dead shall come up, they shall devour the Living”, page 26, line 17 of: “The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 34, No. 1 – Oct. 1917”)
  • Open the Gate, lest I give the Dead power over the Living!
  • (Unfortunately I have no proper translation for this sentence, as it is not found on the original tablets that speak of Ishtar’s Descent. We can, however, translate the first part of this sentence which reads: “PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA”)
  • (PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA is Akkadian meaning: “Open the Gate”, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • Open the Gate, lest I make the Dead to outnumber the Living!
  • PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA EL MI-TU-TE I-MA-’-DU BAL-TU-TE
  • (PI-TA-A BA-AB-KA-MA is Akkadian meaning: “Open the Gate”, page 143, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • (EL MI-TU-TE I-MA-’-DU BAL-TU-TE s Akkadian meaning: “The Dead shall outnumber the Living”, page 26, line 18 of: “The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. 34, No. 1 – Oct. 1917”)
  • NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Open!
  • E GAL-U ZI ZU-AB NINNGHIZHIDDA BA-AB-KA-MA MASS SSARATU
  • (E GAL-U is a Sumerian term meaning: “Open up”, as I found this term on the internet I’m not entirely sure if it is correct and if it is used in the correct manner)
  • (ZI is a Sumerian term meaning: “Spirit”, page xlii of the: “Simon Necronomicon”)
  • (ZU-AB is a Sumerian term meaning: “The Deep”, page 11 of: “A Chapter from the                Babylonian Books of Private Devotion”)
  • (NINNGHIZHIDDA is the name of the Gatekeeper of the Underworld)
  • (BA-AB-KA-MA is perhaps an Akkadian term meaning: “Gate”, page 142, line 15 of: “Hebraica, Vol. 9, No. 3/4 – Apr. – Jul., 1893)
  • (MASS SSARATU means: “Watcher”, as anyone who is familiar with the Simon Necronomicon will know)
  • May the Dead rise and smell the incense!
  • MITUTI LI-LU-NIM-MA KUT-RI-IN LI-IS-SI-NU
  • (Unfortunately I can’t recall the source of this transliteration as it was found in my personal notes. The meaning of the line is this: “That the dead may arise and inhale incense”)

This concludes the transliteration of the Invocation of opening the Gate of Ganzir. This attempt went much better than the first one, as we are only left with three lines that are without transliteration. Hopefully this will be something that can be achieved in the future.

Nightcaller.  

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  1. Dear Brother, this being the incantation for the opening of the Gate of Ganzir is no secret for the Necronomicon tells us the following on page 104:

    “Here follow several particular invocations, for summoning various Powers and Spirits. There may be Works of Necromantic Art, by which it is desirous to speak with the Phantom of someone dead, and perhaps dwelling in ABSU, and thereby a servant of ERESHKIGAL, in which case the Preliminary Invocation that follows is to be used, which is the Invocation used by the Queen of Life, INANNA, at the time of her Descent into that Kingdom of Woe. It is no less than the Opening of the Gate of Ganzir, that leads to the Seven Steps into the frightful Pit. Therefore, do not be alarmed at the sights and sounds that will issue forth from that Opening, for they will be the wails and laments of the Shades that are chained therein, and the shrieking of the Mad God on the Throne of Darkness.”

    I thank you for your concern, but rest assured that I don’t reveal the Tradition’s secrets to the general public. Every topic I write about can be discovered by each individual on their own, but it requires research and insight into our material. Not only that, but knowing that this is the incantation of the Gate of Ganzir doesn’t help the curious dabbler much, for this incantation is but one element of the actual opening of the Gate. Therefore those who lack the proper formulae will not be able to open this Gate.

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  2. Thanks!
    But, The Gate diagram and the seal was already revealed by Honorable Warlock Asylum in former blog posts. Now with the incantation known, only the number of this Gate remains to be known, which is already in plain sight.

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  3. From your response I can tell that you are not aware of the proper formulae Brother. The same it is with all those who haven’t been taught this by a skilled adept, therefore this knowledge is useless to all but the Initiated.

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  4. thanks Brother for all your hard work. though this does me no good at the moment, the knowledge is still the key. this is an incredible piece. Cheers. 🙂 this will indeed be very useful to me at a later date. i will be i touch with you soon via Skype with some stuff i have gathered up from the Elders concerning the “earth serpent”. you will find that it pertains to exactly what we were discussing just last week.

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  5. Do not worry Brother as you will be taught the appropriate formulae when the time is right. 🙂 I look very much forward to continue our conversation of last time and hear of your new findings! Thank you for your support!

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  6. levenda=simon

    The Unlikely Story of the Monk and the Warlock

    “An’ It Harm None Do What Ye Will”…does that include creating a fraudulent book to make money?

    In the early 1970’s, at the height of the occult craze, we’re supposed to believe two orthodox monks just happen to show up at an occult book publisher with the long lost manuscript of the Necronomicon. Slater claimed that a Russian Orthodox Bishop simply named “Simon” got a copy of the book from two monks who stole it in a rare book heist during the 1970’s. Such a book heist did take place, but the Necronomicon was not one of the books among those stolen. Slater never allowed the Necronomicon script to be examined or seen by the public, claiming it was too dangerous. But if the book is so “dangerous” why has been mass produced in paperback?

    Something’s not adding up here.

    The real reason is, The Necronomicon is a fake. There is no “real” Necronomicon. Period.

    Herman Slater was a very prominent figure in Wicca/Neopaganism and the occult in general. Slater ran an occult bookstore located at a building on Broadway in New York City that had previously been the location for the notorious sex club called “Plato’s Retreat”. Slater’s store, The Warlock Shop, later moved to Manhattan and was renamed The Magickal Childe because Wiccans and Neopagans whined to Slater that the word “warlock” had a negative connotation. Oddly enough, the word witch has a negative meaning in every language on earth, but they defend it. Go figure.

    “Schlangekraft” (German for “Serpent Power” or “Serpent Strength”)was started by L.K. Barnes, a friend of Slater’s. The most famous book created by Slater (and friends)was the Necronomicon. The limited hardback 1st edition of 666 sold out at $75 a pop in 1975. The second edition of 3,333 a year later also sold out. Eventually the rights were sold to Avon Publishing– the company that prints the paperback edition for around five bucks. Since 1975 the book has not gone out of print. Slater later started his own publishing company also called “Magickal Childe” which published many occult titles like the Vodoun Gnostic Workbook, Slater’s Book of Formulas, and others, including The Necronomicon Spellbook.

    Slater and his friend Peter Lavenda are the two who really wrote The Necronomicon. The whole thing seems to have been a tribute to Aleister Crowley, because it’s dedicated to him, and there’s a lot of mention of Crowley in the book, and it was published in 1975 on the 100th aniversary of his birth. While Peter Lavenda is listed as the author of the Necronomicon at the U.S. Copywrite office, it seems Herman Slater may have been the real writer. A sequel to The Necronomicon – – titled Gates of The Necronomicon – -was scheduled for release in the 1980’s, until the death of Slater. After Slater’s demise, the project was scrapped, suggesting Slater was the real author of the Necronomicon all along, if not at least a major contributor to the project.

    The word “Necronomicon” is actually a Greek word, not Arabic. Lovecraft said the word Necronomicon meant “Book of Dead Names”, but it actually means “An Image of Dead Laws”. (Necro= Gr. Dead, Nomos= Gr. Laws, Icon= Gr. Image) Lovecraft was not an occutlist and certainly not a Greek scholar, and for the work he was doing, he didn’t have to be. He was simply a writer of short horror fiction stories…period. Necronomicon was simply a word he made up and it sounded good to him. Being an atheist as he was, anything mystical was a load of camel droppings in his view!

    The Necronomicon was first mentioned in the short stories of horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft (in one story he calls it “Al Azif”). Lovecraft wrote many short stories published in pulp magazines like Weird Tales, usually about people fooling around with sorcery found in said Necronomicon and getting some horrible fate as their reward. Despite the infamous reputation of the Necronomicon, the characters in Lovecraft’s stories could not resist checking it out at the library of the fictitious Miskatonic University. Like most people who mess with things they shouldn’t, the characters always wind up having some horrible fate. Lovecraft was a very good writer, but went undiscovered during his time.

    WAS H.P. LOVECRAFT AN OCCULTIST???

    HOWARD PHILIPS LOVECRAFT (1890-1937) Was not an occultist of any kind, but just a writer of short horror stories who was unknown in his day. As mentioned, far from being a believer in magic Lovecraft was, in fact, an atheist! People claiming he was an occultist are just wishful thinkers, and there is absolutely no evidence to support it. Some desperate people cite Lovecraft’s mentionings of John Dee in his stories as proof he was an occultist. So what? Anyone can insert a figure from history into their story to make it more authentic…in fact authors of fiction do this all the time. A big hullabaloo is made about Lovecraft mentioning a cult leader with a shaved head from England that sounds like Crowley as proof he knew Crowley. People who leap to this conclusion are forgetting Crowley was the original occult kook, and was sometimes mentioned in newspapers articles during his lifetime, even American newspapers. It’s not hard to see how Lovecraft could have heard of him without actually meeting him. Niether the diaries of Aleister Crowley, nor the volumes of correspondence of Lovecraft, ever mention of ever having any contact with one another.

    Like Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft didn’t achieve fame until years after his death. Unfortunately, Nazi Germany noticed Lovecraft, and found out he was a white supremacist too. Before WWII, the Nazis approached Lovecraft to write the American equivalent of Mein Kampf. Lovecraft was bigoted enough that he agreed to do it. Fortunately a friend and his ex-wife (who was Jewish) found out about the plot and managed to talk him out of writing it, so he wouldn’t go to prison for treason.

    Lovecraft’s racism has not gone unnoticed among scholars, either. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi has said “There is no denying the reality of Lovecraft’s racism, nor can it merely be passed off as ‘typical of his time,’ for it appears that Lovecraft expressed his views more pronouncedly (although usually not for publication) than many others of his era. It is also foolish to deny that racism enters into his fiction.”In his book H.P. Lovecraft: Against The World, Against Life, Michel Houellebecq argues that “racial hatred” provided the emotional force and inspiration for much of Lovecraft’s greatest works. Some of his most hostile racist views can be found in his poetry, particularly in “On the Creation of N*****s”, and “New England Fallen” (both 1912).

    Many would be Harry Potters assume that he was an occultist because his short stories that usually centered around a spell book called “The Necronomicon”. Lovecraft told people on numerous occasions there was no real Necronomicon. The one thing he did have in common with occultists was that he died broke at the home of two spinster aunts he lived with. Lovecraft’s stories usually had one central theme: Stupid people who tried their hand at occult and got fried every single time. If you take anything away after reading Lovecraft, make it that. The occult ruins lives, avoid it.

    Was the Necronomicon or Al Azif a real book? Nope. The book, like it’s fictional author Abdul Al Hazared were all products of the very imaginative mind of Lovecraft. But just as even today, people want to desperately hope they can have powers like the witches portrayed in Charmed or The Craft, people wanted to believe the horrible Necronomicon was real back then too. Lovecraft got several letters from his readers asking if the Necronomicon was real and if so where could they get a copy. Lovecraft always told people who asked them that the Necronomicon was not real and never told people otherwise.

    “By the way – there is no “Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred.” That hellish & forbidden volume is an imaginative conception of mine, which others of the [Weird Tales] group have also used as a background of allusion.”- from a letter to Robert Bloch, May 9, 1933

    “..I read the Arabian Nights at the age of five. In those days I used to dress up in a turban, burnt-cork a beard on my face, and call myself by the synthetic name (Allah only knows where I got it!) of Abdul Alhazred – which I later revived, in memory of old times, to confer on the hypothetical author of the hypothetical Necronomicon!” –from a letter to Robert E. Howard, October 4, 1930

    “As for writing the Necronomicon – I wish I had the energy and ingenuity to do it! I fear it would be quite a job in view of the very diverse passages and intimations which I have in the course of time attributed to it! I might, though, issue an abridged Necronomicon – containing such parts as are considered at least reasonably safe for the perusal of mankind! When von Juntz’s Black Book and the poems of Justin Geoffrey are on the market, I shall certainly have to think about the immortalisation of old Abdul!” –from a letter to Robert E. Howard, May 7, 1932

    “As for the “Necronomicon” – this month’s triple use of such allusions is bringing me in an unusual number of inquiries concerning the real nature & obtainability of Alhazred’s, Eibon’s, & von Junzt’s works. In each case I am frankly confessing the fakery involved.”

    – from a letter to Robert Bloch dated early to mid July 1933

    “Regarding the Necronomicon – I must confess that this monstrous & abhorred volume is merely a figment of my own imagination! Inventing horrible books is quite a pastime among devotees of the weird, & . . . . . many of the regular W.T. contributors have such things to their credit – or discredit. It rather amuses the different writers to use one another’s synthetic demons & imaginary books in their stories – so that Clark Ashton Smith often speaks of my Necronomicon while I refer to his Book of Eibon . . & so on. This pooling of resources tends to build up quite a pseudo-convincing background of dark mythology, legendry, & bibliography – though of course none of us has the least wish actually to mislead readers.”

    – from a letter to Miss Margaret Sylvester, dated January 13, 1934

    And there are many more letters from Lovecraft surviving that prove the Necronomicon never really existed. It seems rightly so, since prior to Lovecraft’s stories, there is no mention of the Necronomicon anywhere in history! There is no known example of a book called The Necronomicon or Al Azif in printed or written form prior to the one published by Schlangekraft and Avon Books. Period!

    One person emailed me to say the Necronomicon must be real because it has names of Sumerian and Babylonian mythological figures in it. I suppose Wonder Woman comics are real because they mention Greek mythological figures too? Is Harry Potter real because it mentions London? Just because writers insert names of real places or idols doesn’t make it real. You’ll find pages about the Necronomicon on the internet, giving made up information, claiming such things as Idres Shaw conducted searches for the book, etc., but they are just deluded ramblings of deluded people. If you believe in things like that, you might as well believe the flat earth webpages too.
    Several portions of the Necronomicon bear striking similarities with other works mentioned in its bibliography, such as R. C. Thompson’s The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia and Pritchard’s Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament. The similarities are so much so that critics have concluded it’s extremely unlikely translations could have arrived at the same result. Some folks out there (Daniel Harms and John Wisdom Gonce to be exact) have noticed a striking similarity between the “Hymn to the Ancient Ones” on page 199 of The Necronomicon and to this piece from the book Pritchard’s Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (Princeton University Press, 1955):

    “They are lying down, the great ones. The bolts are fallen; the fastenings are placed. The crowds and people are quiet. The open gates are (now)closed. The gods of the land and the goddesses of the land, Shamash, Sin, Adad, and Ishtar, Have betaken themselves to sleep in heaven. They are not pronouncing judgement; They are not deciding things. Veiled is the night; The temple and the most holy places are quiet and dark.” (p. 391)

    The Necronomicon’s Humwawa, a demon described as having an entrail-like face, in Sumerian mythology was described instead as being a friendly forest spirit. Absu, which The Necronomicon describes as hell was actually a mythical underground freshwater sea. The Necronomicon also mentions the demon Pazuzu. Slater seemed to have been fond of Pazuzu, describing him as a being an unfairly maligned idol and even sold statues of said idol in his Magickal Childe mail order catalog. Pazuzu became popular among occultniks after the release of the 1973 horror movie The Exorcist…about the same time the Necronomicon was “discovered”.

    The structure of the book seems to have been inspired by Goetia:The Lesser Key of Solomon written by Aleister Crowley. The Goetia, like the later Necronomicon, both have the “good spirits” in the front, an “invocation to the fire god”, and the “evil spirits” toward the end among other similarities. The Goetia, like the Necronomicon, was a book falsley attributed to someone else; The Goetia to King Solomon (it obviously wasn’t written by him), the Necronomicon by the ficticious “mad Arab Adul Alhazred”. Just as the Necronomicon was plagarized from the earlier Goetia, et al, the Goetia itself was plagarized from a 15th century grimorie titled Grimorium Verium (also falsley attributed to King Solomon). Crowley is mentioned in the introduction in the Necronomicon, and Slater and his friends would have been familiar with him.

    WHO IS “SIMON”?

    In the early 1970’s, at the height of the occult craze, we’re supposed to believe two orthodox monks just happen to show up at an occult book publisher with the long lost manuscript of the Necronomicon. They weren’t sure if it was worth anything, so we’re told. The introduction to the Necronomicon says:

    “This exotic individual, Simon by name, appeared suddenly one day in the living quarters of L.K. Barnes attired in a beret, a suit of some dark, fibrous material, and a attache case which contained – besides correspondence from various Balkan embassies and a photograph of the F-104 fighter being crated up for shipment to Luxembourg – additional material on the NECRONOMICON which proved his bona fides. ”

    Here’s the problems with this story:

    1. Monks aren’t into stealing rare books from private collections.
    The insertion of Russian Orthodox monks into the tale was obviously inspired from stories about Rasputin. In reality, the vast majority of monks live pious, uneventful lives cloistered inside monasteries who never dream of rare book heists. Bishops go through years of training, and there would be a record of Simon’s admission into a seminary somehwere. [Rasputin, even though he may have been tempted by worldly pleasures, wasn’t an occultist either, by the way. ]

    2. Why did they steal the “Necronomicon” of all things?
    There really was a rare book hiest in the early 1970’s, that much is true, but the Necronomicon was never among one of the stolen books. The monks who stole it supposedly gave it to Simon, who showed it to Slater and claimed they didn’t know if the codex is worth anything. Why would they steal something they weren’t sure was worth any money in the first place ??? Being Russian Orthodox monks, they would have probably been familiar with Greek, once they read the book and realized what it was (it has a Greek name, so it must have been written in Greek), why would they have kept such a horrible book?

    3. Why would they give it to an occult book publisher?
    Being Christians, this certainly wouldn’t be something they would have done (along with being theives). Russian monks don’t traffic with occultists. Again, this more of Rasputin’s legend than reality.

    4. Why didn’t the authorities take the manuscript away from him?
    Here’s the most glaring error of all! Since Herman Slater, despite all his blather about how Wiccans and Neopagans should have morals, bought a stolen manuscript (an allegedly rare valuable one at that), this made him a reciever of stolen goods! Kids, in real life when valuables things are stolen from rich people, the owners of said goods will try to get them back. In fact, since they have money, connections, and power, it’s not all that hard for them to try!

    Let’s supposes for a momonet the Necronomicon manuscript was real….
    If such a manuscript as the Necronomicon existed, and had it been stolen from a private collection (or even the non-existent Miskatonik University), the police would have certainly paid a visit to Mr. Slater’s establishment! He and his friends would have been thrown in jail and forced to return the codex. But Slater and company never went to jail, nor were they forced to return the codex. Why? Because no one was missing a copy of the Necronomicon, since the whole thing was a lie from start to finish!
    5. Why does this whole thing sound so familliar?

    We’ve seen it before. Joseph Smith Jr., creating his own gnostic “polyamorous” goddess cult, claims to find a long lost set of gold plates with “Reformed Egyptian” writing, which oddly enough were written by American Indians in Hebrew language (sort of like an Arabic book with a Greek title?). When people ask to see said book, Smith hems and haws, and finally it’s claimed an angel took them to Heaven. (Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket!). A few decades later Godfrey Leland acquires the mysterious “Gospel of Aradia” manuscript, claiming to be the writings of Roman goddess worshippers who made it into the 15th century and beyond (complete with 19th century Itallian and grammatical errors common to English speakers!). When people asked to see this miraculous document, well, um, er, Leland seems to have misplaced it. Uh huh. Later Leland claimed someone stole the only known copy ever allegedly found and oops, he forgot to make copies.
    Slater used a similar cop-out liars of his type do. He stated in the introduction to the Necronomicon that it was “too dangerous” to actually show the original manuscript to anyone…and yet it seems safe enough to have it mass produced in paperback!

    Simon Unmasked

    The Necronomicon reads in the introduction “First, our thanks go to that nameless monk who presented us with the originals, who has since disappeared.” The “nameless monk”, known as “Simon” does have a name. His name is Peter Levenda. Peter has written other books on the occult as well, including Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement With the Occult. In fact, Levenda is mention in the dedication to The Necronomicon as well! He also isn’t missing, he lives in Miami, Florida. Right now he’s probably on South Beach laughing at the people who bought his books and thought they were real.

    The artist who illustrated The Necronomicon, Khem Caigan, has stated: “James Wasserman asked me if I was interested,and he then introduced me to Larry Barnes, whose dad owned Barnes Graphics on Spring Street in Manhattan, and they introduced me to Peter Levenda, aka ‘Simon’, the author of ‘Simonomicon’ [the Necronomicon]…And, yes, the ‘Simonomicon’ is a hoax.” [email to me from Khem Caigan dated 5-23-2008]

    Slater’s friend Alan Cabal has also stated that the book was widely known as a hoax among occultists of the day. It’s also been said that he told Slater he thought no one would really believe his forgery was the real Necronomicon , to which Slater grinned and assured him they would. Slater was right, and his forgery made him several thousand dollars, and continues to make money for Avon Books long after his death from A.I.D.S. The Necronomicon page gets the most his of any page on this website, showing his hoax got a lot of milage.

    Peter Levenda is most assuredly not a Russian Orthodox monk nor Bishop. He has also written another book pretending to be Simon, titled Dead Names: A History of The Necronomicon. I’ve seen Unholy Alliance cited a source in an article in a Christian magazine. Please keep Mr. Levenda’s occult background in mind before you believe his other books. Unholy Alliance claims the Roman Catholic Church helped the Nazis during WWII. While I’m not a Roman Catholic, I don’t support untruths, either. There’s a reason Levenda slants his book that way : occultists hate Christians in general and Roman Catholics in particular.

    WICCAN MORALS

    Ironically, Slater was considered somewhat of a “party pooper” among the Wiccans of NYC who watched his cable access show and heard him rant how Wiccans needed to be more moral, particularly when it came to sex. He apparently did not follow his own advice and died of AIDS in 1992. Nor is authoring a fake book claiming it to be a magic spell book moral either. Do you own any of his books?

    Of course, Slater apparently thought it was perfectly alright to lie to people and sell them bogus books on magic! This is selective morality. This is what happens when you have no “moral compass”, and you live by a rule of doing what ever you please. This is an example of Wiccan morals. Slater deliberately created a fake book and sold it to his fellow Wiccans, Neopagans, and occultists of all types. Slater only cared about making money. I doubt Slater would like it very much if someone had lied to him and took his money. Would you?

    This is the reason all the world’s major religions…not only Christianity…have commandments to live by. There has to be a common point of reference as to what is right and what is wrong. Without, a society would eventually descend into chaos.

    I realize some occultists out there will say it doesn’t matter if the book is “authentic” as long as the magic works. Face it, the book doesn’t “work”. No one can really accomplish anything remotely magical by using it. At best, you’ll bring bad luck into your life as famous occultists of have in the past. At best, The Necronomicon will bring misfortune into your life. Even though the Necronomicon isn’t real, demons are, and they’re not merely “angels with attitude”.

    And so the paperback Necronomicon story is perhaps even more bizarre than anything Lovecraft himself could have dreamt up!
    I’m going to repeat what Lovecraft has said: There is no real Necronomicon!

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  7. I am not sure why you posted such a long comment, but no one here follows the idea that Lovecraft’s “necronomicon” was real. As far as the magic in the book being authentic, we are not here to convince anybody. the only fraud that was created to make money are books that cost three times the amount of the Simon book, but then claim that the simon book was a hoax to make money. Oh yeah Lovecraft said that he was a “materialist.” Why should you believe him anymore than Simon, especially when he died broke? stop taking what the mainstream media is feeding you. Personally, you can do whatever you want because we are.

    There are doctors, lawyers, and many other people who have use the Simon book quite effectively.

    https://warlockasylum.wordpress.com/the-necronomicon-tradition/the-ancient-art-of-gatewalking/

    Additionally, the majority of the people here, staff included have read and heard everything that you copied and pasted including the copyright claims, and we are happy you have posted it, that information works as a good screen for the uninitiated.

    stay blessed

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  8. Thank you for posting. Very enlightening.

    I’ve done quite some research on the authenticity of the material found in the Necronomicon. And while I agree that there are certain parts that resemble Lovecraftian mythology my research has shown that the greater part of the Book can be traced back to proper Sumerian/Semitic sources. The trick with this work is to be able to select the wheat from the chaff! Despite the context of the Book there are many gems of wisdom hidden in its pages. You must know how to read them!

    Let me ask you something…

    Have you ever worked with the material of the Tome?

    My regards, Nightcaller.

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  9. wow….i cannot believe it!!!!!!!!! it is the same Rambling Diatribe i have heard from Media, Clergy, and those so-called” experts” out there….only this one is longer winded, and falls flat on its face,too, just like the other incoherant babbling i have heard the subject. Inanna has proven herself Real to me in the last year in ways i cannot even begin to describe. instead of coming against something like you have, look past the circus atmosphere of this book and do a little research. i think you will be quite surprised at what you find Beyond. Cheers!

    -Kingu

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  10. Well spoken Brother! I must admit that I usually got very annoyed by comments such as these, but like Warlock said: “We don’t have to prove to others the Ways of our chosen Path.” In fact, those who didn’t receive the calling will never understand the mysteries of the Tome. It is in the Blood. This much is obvious, for the ancient spirits within the adepts of our Tradition recognize those Initiates who show certain skills and who exhibit the marks of being a true Brother or Sister. Without these signs one will never be taught the true mysteries of the Tradition.

    In my opinion those who furiously deny the properties of the Tome are those who have sought the power of the Current for themselves but found that they were denied access to it by the DinGir. Understandably this fills them with resentment towards those who are of the Blood of Sumer, the sacred race who was given the ARRA, those who govern the Works of Fire.

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  11. ok i’ve had it!! Who the fuck is this person claiming the Necronnomicon is fake? If it’s so fake, why do you even use it? I for one am no Neophyte, i’ve been a practicing occultist for 22 years! and just for the record Nightcaller is a great occultist as am i & Warlock Asylum himeself!! I don’;t give a shit if you consider it a fake, their are plenty of people that think this as well! Now let me introduce you too real occultism! First off if you create an occult text (which i’m doing in my spare time, when not doing audio engineering) You can create your own system if you want!? If enough people believe in certain spirits & powers the built up mindpower of many people can actually bring this to life! I’ve created my own spirits, such as fith-fathing or what i like nocturnal servants so to speak! If you give enough mind power to anything it can come to pass!! Do you know i’ve done spells & magick without even lighting a candle or any of the psycho drama involved in spell casting!! If your an adept like me, youcan do it too!! i’ve done magick ;ike this & have had it come to pass just as well as actually doing the whole ritual process!! I’ve always said if simon did make up the necronomicon he is not only a literterary but an occult genius as well!! Donald Tyson has created his own necronomicon using the gods of lovecrafts stories such as Dagon & nyralathotep!! it’s an actual grimiore!! so who cares if it’s fake or not, bottom fucking line it works!!!
    Moonsadden

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  12. Relax brother! We should not wast our anger and energy with arrogantly ignorant peoples, who do not know anything about real magick. I have also fought several magical battles, and some of my opponents ended up in crematory as a corps. And in some of those battles I was supported and protected by spirits of Necronomicon and Goetia. So, i have no doubt about their reality; but, for a fluffy bunny non-believers they are just a bed time story. It is useless to argue with such people.

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  13. well said to both of you….we should pick our battles wisely, because our energy is wasted on Simpletons and Dullards. my limited experience has shown me quite a bit of the truth behind the tome. if my short foray into the Necronomicon has shown me so much…much more than i expected, i only believe that what is in store for me is unfathomable, and i wait eagerly for next turn of the page. Blessings to you all. Cheers!

    -Kingu

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  14. Ha,ha!! Great! I love your angry passsion, for I too have often felt this way, even though there have been times when I myself questioned the validity of the material I was working with. All I can say is that one cannot come to comprehend the workings of our System unless one actively engages in the Work.

    I agree that our blog and forum makes it maybe a little to easy for new Initiates to gain an understanding of matters they should have researched on their own, because that is the only proper way to learn and understand the material given in the Tome. In fact, our Path demands that we engage in the Work in such a manner that diligent study and focussed research are required in order to succeed.

    By the way, Brother Moonsadden, I am truly honored that you view me as a great occultist, but it is not entirely true. Yes, I am an occultist, but not a great one. At least not in my own opinion. You place me besides Warlock and yourself, yet, even though we are Brothers, I am not equal to you both. People such as yourself, Brother warlock, and brother Amadi (of course there are others too 🙂 ), are the true adepts. Some are of the Tradition and some are of other branches of the occult Arts. And while I succesfully finished my Initiation I cannot yet be called an adept. Because, my Brother, your 22 years of occult experience greatly outmatches the occult experience of myself, which only numbers three years (almost). Do know that I greatly appreciate your kind words, but I can only see myself as an adept, or great occultist, when I have succesfully Walked the remainder of the Gates as well as the Sigils of Urilia, and in doing so I should survive with my mind intact and my body whole.

    My regards, Dumu Abzu-a.

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