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The Mad Arab imparts us with the following wisdom:
“These are the signs carved upon the grey stone, that was the Gate to the Outside:”
“Of the three carved symbols, 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!”
“Spirit of the Skies, Remember!”
“The second is the Elder Sign, and is the Key whereby the Powers of the Elder Gods may be summoned, when used with the proper words and shapes. It has a Name, and is called AGGA.”
“The third sign is the Sigil of the Watcher. It is called BANDAR. 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.”
“Of these three, the ARRA and the AGGA may be used separately, that is to say, singly and alone. The BANDAR, however, must NEVER be used alone, but with one or both of the others, for the Watcher must needs be reminded of the Covenant it has sworn with the Elder Gods and our Race, else it will turn upon thee and slay thee and ravage thy town until succour is to be had from the Elder Gods by the tears of thy people and the wailing of thy women.”
All of those involved in the Necronomicon practices are surely aware of the warnings that the Book is full of traps, about which Simon states the following:
“I must agree that the book is full of traps, but they are traps that the book uses to defend itself–to defend its technology-from misuse by the casual reader. One cannot really abuse the system until one understands it.“
Taking this into account, it is almost laughable at how easy one is eluded by the significant details so clearly warned off by the Mad Arab for it’s definite importance.
Therefore take a look at the following seal, the Seal of MARDUK:
And now take a closer look at this seal, the Seal of the North Gate:
This apparent inconsistency was pointed out by my lovely wife, the gifted and blessed Aru Irkalla, and had, much to my dismay, escaped my attention entirely when I first started my research on the Necronomicon.
A funny note is that Simon makes no reference whatsoever, in his: “The Gates of the Necronomicon“, and only states the following about the Seal of Marduk:
“This is a busy instrument, replete with arcane etchings, a few of which are intelligible. The BANDAR once again appears on this Seal, as on the Gate itself. The Eight-Pointed Star appears on the opposite side. The figure in the center appears to be a being holding a sword aloft in one hand and a shield in the other.”
Makes one wonder, doesn’t it?
Categories: Necronomicon Tradition