Some of our readers, after discovering this blog page, were surprised to learn, not only that there is an actual Necronomicon Tradition, but this Tradition includes a path of mystical practices that originated in Sumeria and in times prior. Yet in still, many occult organizations and recognized individuals will deny that such a tradition exists. Joshua Free, leader of the Mardukite sect and publisher of one version of the Necronomicon, writes the following in an online article entitled, “My Mardukite Necronomicon Curse: Answering the Critics”:
“We didn’t take the Simon Necronomicon and build a tradition as some have proposed – we instead selected parts of the very real, very ancient, very living Anunnaki Babylonian Tradition that had already been partially gleaned at in Simon’s work, and separated them as a “Mardukite Necronomicon.”
Joshua Free and myself have corresponded on occasion. He is even featured in our interview section. Readers can find this interview under the title; When Rivals Meet: Warlock Asylum’s Interview With Joshua Free. Although outsiders may consider the work of Joshua Free and the Mardukite religion similar to the principles and wisdom of the Asaru Culture. It is vastly different, and that should be respected. Joshua Free wrote the following in his “Answering the Critics” article:
“The outsiders don’t see much of the work that goes into the reestablishment of the ancient alien ‘Anunnaki‘ tradition from the Mardukite perspective..”
It appears that Joshua Free and the Mardukite religion looks upon the Sumerian paradigm in a way that is put forth in the works of Zechariah Sitchin. This is a vastly different perspective than what appears here on this blog page and in the deeper aspects of the Asaru Culture, most widely known as the Necronomicon Tradition. The Gate-Walking Community does not put faith in the works of Sitchin, who proposes that the Sumerian gods were aliens. He also theorizes That they come from a planet named Nibiru. Initiates of the Necronomicon Tradition do not adhere to such views. In The Oracle of Enheduanna by Warlock Asylum and others in the Necronomicon Tradition, we find the following:
“Sitchin gained a degree in economics from the University of London and worked as an editor, journalist, and later as an executive at a shipping company. Sitchin was not educated by any academic institution that focused on the subject of ancient Mesopotamia. He taught himself Sumerian cuneiform. Sitchin visited several historical sites, and promoted himself as a Biblical scholar. Sitchin never took the time to understand how to normalize Akkadian sentence structure, which led to his misinterpretation of certain texts…..More importantly, the ancient Mesopotamians viewed life itself as an extension of the divine. For whatever reasons, Sitchin took the Sumerian legacy out of context and allowed his view of the world to cloud his understanding of ancient Mesopotamia.”
Later, we find numerous pages with Joshua Free saying the following concerning the Necronomicon Tradition:
“But as many have already assumed, this Necronomicon tradition was indeed the product of Lovecraft’s imagination,”
Joshua Free isn’t the only occultist that may differ from the opinion of the true Necronomicon Tradition. Kevin Meares, a paranormal investigator and demonologist based in the Philadelphia area, also had much to say in the article; Is the Necronomicon a real grimoire or a hoax?
“The first thing to realize is that Lovecraft was not an occultist by any definition of the word. Aside from the ignorance he shows in his stories of occult rituals,….He wouldn’t have believed in its power so he wouldn’t have had cause to hide or deny it. Even beyond his words on the matter Lovecraft’s own stories are based firmly in his atheistic, even somewhat nihilistic, beliefs. His world is a world where there is no God, and no devil.”
What I find amazing about Meares words, is that they remind me how much faith people put in Lovecraft. When you present an argument, you don’t just quote what a “fiction” writer has to say about himself, for he too can be lying. You have to back it up with facts that are consistent with what the person is saying. Lovecraft wrote in A Confession of Unfaith:
“When about seven or eight I was a genuine pagan….I have in literal truth built altars to Pan, Apollo, Diana, and Athena, and have watched for dryads and satyrs…If a Christian tell me he has felt the reality of his Jesus or Jehovah. I can reply that I have seen the hoofed Pan and the sisters of the Hesperian Phaethusa.”
I should inform our readers that when I first ran into Mr. Kevin Meares and read his observation, though different, I asked would he like to be interviewed for the page. He declined and was very nasty in doing so. I decided to post my response to his article in a series of anonymous comments. I was surprised to see that Meares was not only sarcastic, but edited my comments to suit his point in the discussion. Isn’t amazing that most of the people who deny the Necronomicon Tradition’s perspective are insane, and the nastiest of human beings.
Despite the opinions of some, the Necronomicon Tradition, as held in the Asaru Culture, is very real. Many “so-called occultists” are afraid to admit to such for they are unable to explain the tome. it is easier to write it off as a “hoax” than to do the necessary work in discovering its workings. Many of these have made this claim long before the arrival of the blog page and this is fine, but it does prove that many who claim to be an occultist or the organizations that propose such, are nothing more than RHP religions. If many of these naive folks knew that in times of remote antiquity, and the history of the Greater Mysteries, it is quite laughable to tell a warlock or witch what to believe. It is quite laughable. yet there are so many organizations that do so, while claiming to be magical.
Our Tradition is real. Interestingly, Wikipedia defines the word “tradition” as such:
“A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, also a basical character of a society still maintained in the present, with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes (like lawyer wigs or military officer spurs), but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings. Traditions can persist and evolve for thousands of years—the word “tradition” itself derives from the Latin tradere or traderer literally meaning to transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping. While it is commonly assumed that traditions have ancient history, many traditions have been invented on purpose, whether that be political or cultural, over short periods of time. Certain scholarly fields, such as anthropology and biology, have adapted the term “tradition,” defining it more precisely than its conventional use in order to facilitate scholarly discourse.”
The Necronomicon Tradition is here and it is alive! Here are a few articles that support this: