Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the darkest hours of this very night I made a significant and interesting discovery concerning material belonging to the Fire Cult. As I penetrate deeper and deeper into the ways of our ancient ancestors I am made privy to more and more knowledge, greatly increasing my understanding of the rites of old, and how to properly perform them. This discovery is no exception, for it changes one’s perception on a specific piece of material we were given by Simon. Once again the mysterious author made fools of those who do not do their research, as the subject material in this post will prove. Fortunately for you I am in a different position, as I was given the task to greatly expand on Simon’s material, as well as spreading this knowledge. You, as readers, cannot possibly understand this sacred task that was bestowed on me. And frankly, I don’t either, not fully at least. While it is true that I do the research, I can’t help but feel that the great DinGir have a hand in this. Lord NEBO, the great DinGir of the sacred Art of Writing has taken me for his own, as my writings and research become obssessive, keeping me bound in strong shackels of divine inspiration, making me a slave, being forced to work with neither rest nor food. Yet the rewards are great, as one’s knowledge increases, and the old ways are re-established, making the DinGir smile in delight, for they rejoice at the perseverance of their offspring, as it shows them we are worthy of their attention and protection, making us as gods among man.
Praise be to Them! The great Gods of old! Our mothers! Our fathers! Praise be to Them!
Now, let us get on with the subject material. It can be found on page 91 and 92 of the Simon Necronomicon, and reads as follows:
A MOST EXCELLENT CHARM AGAINST THE HORDES OF DEMONS THAT ASSAIL IN THE NIGHT
(May be chanted while walking around the circumference of the Circle, and sprinkling the vicinity with sweet water, using a pine cone or golden brush. An image of a Fish may be at hand, and the incantation pronounced clearly, every word, either whispered softly, or shouted loudly.)
ISA YA! ISA YA! RI EGA! RI EGA!
BI ESHA BI ESHA! XIYILQA! XIYILQA!
DUPPIRA ATLAKA ISA YA U RI EGA
LIMUTTIKUNU KIMA QUTRI LITILLI SHAMI YE
INA ZUMRI YA ISA YA
INA ZUMRI YA RI EGA
INA ZUMRI YA BI ESHA
INA ZUMRI YA XIYILQA
INA ZUMRI YA DUPPIRA
INA ZUMRI YA ATLAKA
INA ZUMRI YA LA TATARA
INA ZUMRI YA LA TETIXXI YE
INA ZUMRI YA LA TAQARRUBA
INA ZUMRI YA LA TASANIQA
NI YISH SHAMMASH KABTU LU TAMATUNU
NI YISH ENKI BEL GIMRI LU TAMATUNU
NI YISH MARDUK MASHMASH ILANI LU TAMATUNU
NI YISH GISHBAR QAMIKUNU LU TAMATUNU
INA ZUMRI YA LU YU TAPPARRASAMA!
On page xxxvi of the Simon Necronomicon this exorcism is called “XILQA XILQA BESA BESA”. I have no idea how Simon came upon this name, as I can tell you that it is incorrect. On the ancient cuneiform tablet from which this exorcism originates it is called “I-SA-A I-SA-A”, meaning “Away! Away!”. This can be found on the ninth Maqlu Tablet, line 93. I can also tell you that the instructions Simon gives for this exorcism do not match the original instructions, as will be made clear in this article. We can find these instructions, as mentioned above, on the ninth Maqlu Tablet, starting at line 93, as follows here:
ÉN i-sa-a i-sa-a tamannu
arki-su ÉN UDUG HUL EDIN.NA.
ZU.ŠE a-di ni-pi-ši-ša
tamannu-ma mashata bâbâti te-sir
a-na bîti terrub-ma a-šar ma-aq-la-a
taq-lu-u a-meš ŠUB.ŠUB.DI
ÉN a-nam-di šipta a-na pu-uh-ri ilî
In English this says:
Incantation. “Away, away:” you recite; you sprinkle fine flour.
Thereafter, you recite the incantation: “Evil Demon,to your steppe,” to the outer entrance; then you encircle the entrances with parched flour.
You return to the house, at the place you performed the Burning you libate water, recite the incantation “I cast an incantation upon the assembly of All the Gods.”
As we can see this exorcism was used very differently than we were led to believe by Simon, though this does not mean that his instructions are incorrect, as he may have been succesful in performing it the way he wrote down. Still it is better to stick as much to the old ways as possible., as it was in those days that the great DinGir spoke directly to the priests, sharing with them their divine knowledge. Unfortunately, however, we are not yet able to follow these instructions, as the two incantations mentioned cannot be found on the Maqlu tablets themselves. I will make this my next point of research, for I see in this rite great potential.
To conclude this article I will supply the reader with the Assyrian and english versions of the original incantation, how it is found on the fifth Maqlu tablet, starting at line 166.
i-sa-a i-sa-a ri-e-qa ri-e-qa
bi-e-šá bi-e-šá hi-il-qa hi-il-qa
dup-pi-ra at-la-ka i-sa-a u ri-e-qa
limuttu-ku-nu ki-ma qut-ri li-tel-li šamê
ina zumri-ia i-sa-a
ina zumri-ia ri-e-qa
ina zumri-ia bi-e-šá
ina zumri-ia hi-il-qa
ina zumri-ia dup-pi-ra
ina zumri-ia at-la-ka
ina zumri-ia la tatârâ
ina zumri-ia la tetehê
ina zumri-ia la taqarubâ
ina zumri-ia la tasaniqâ
ni-iš šamaš kabti lu ta-ma-tu-nu
ni-iš é-a bêl naqbi lu ta-ma-tu-nu
ni-iš asari-lú-du maš-maš ili lu ta-ma-tu-nu
ni-iš gira qa-mi-ku-nu lu ta-ma-tu-nu
ina zumri-ia lu-u tap-par-ra-sa-ma
Here follows the English translation:
Be off, be off! Be gone be gone!
Depart, depart! Flee, flee!
Get off, go away, be off, and be gone!
Your evil like smoke, may it rise ever skyward!
From my body be off!
From my body be gone!
From my body depart!
From my body flee!
From my body get off!
From my body go away!
Do not turn back to my body!
Do not approach my body!
Do not come near my body!
Do not touch my body!
By the life of Šamaš, the Honored, be commanded!
By the life of Ea, Lord of the Deep, be commanded!
By the life of Asalluhi, Magus of the Gods, be commanded!
By the life of Girra, your Executioner, be commanded!
You shall indeed be cast from my body!
I’ll leave it to the reader to determine whether Simon made any mistakes in copying this incantation, and why one uses flour in this rite instead of water, as I do not feel like serving you all my knowledge on a silver platter. I gave you all you need to know on how to re-establish the ancient practice of this particular piece of knowledge belonging to the Fire Cult.
DO YOUR RESEARCH!