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Since many of our subscribers are practitioners of the Simon Necronomicon, I thought it would be good to create a guide to initiation, whose principles can be applied to other shamanic traditions. Today, we will discuss the meaning of initiation in regards to the Simon Necronomicon. (For details about what occurs during initiation, please see our article, entitled, The Ancient Art of Gate-Walking.)
Before an individual undergoes initiation into the Necronmicon Gnosis, or any other system, they should understand the meaning of initiation, its costs and benefits. Initiation is a very broad term.
In most cases, however, a shamanic initiation represents somewhat of a marriage between ourselves and life’s consciousness, an oxymoron of words indeed. It would probably be better to say initiation involves becoming aware of our connectedness to life’s consciousness. Yet, not all initiations include this process specifically. Initiation can refer to a person joining a gang, fraternity, and etc.
In the case of the Simon Necronomicon workings, initiation not only refers to an increased awareness, but also becoming a member of a jinn society, and one that has jurisdiction over the deceased. There are different jinn societies, just like there are different nations among humanity. This means that an initiate of the Necronomicon Gnosis will receive protection from this jinn society in the same way that the United States Government protects its citizens. The history of Sumeria is not unlike any other nation that is said to have been founded by the “gods.” These ancient forms of government included rites and initiations that manipulate the DNA of the human ruler in order to elevate their status to that of a demigod status, which allowed otherworldly energies to operate through and around the king’s experience. The same holds true for initiates of the Simon Necronomicon and the powers invoked in the tome. The Mad Arab described a gate-walking initiation, as follows:
“The passing of the Gates gives the priest both power and wisdom to use it. He becomes able to control the affairs of his life more perfectly than before, and many have been content to merely pass the first three Gates and then sit down and go no further than that, enjoying the benefits that they have found on the preliminary spheres. But this is Evil, for they are not equipped to deal with the attack from Without that must surely come, and their people will cry unto them for safety, and it will not come forth. Therefore, set thy face towards the ultimate goal and strive ever onward to the furthest reaches of the stars, though it mean thine own death; for such a death is as a sacrifice to the Gods, and pleasing, that they will not forget their people.”
Initiates of the Simon Necronomicon receive some of the greatest protection in the world from the hierarchy of jinn that now influences the life of the student. These powers enter a student’s world through a “gate” in the subconscious mind, and by means of ones anointing, where an initiate is “crowned,” or attuned to their awareness. Thus, it is important that each candidate for initiation understand and research the pantheon of whom they are to be subjected for better or worse.
While undergoing initiation, the student is not expected to create rituals of benefit. This is a trap that many fall into. Outside of the rituals of initiation, the student is admonished by the Mad Arab to “call upon the gods in every empty moment.’ Instead of worrying about a ritual to solve a problem, know that these forces exist within you and can be called upon by mind alone. In any event, the temptations posed by negative forces will try to convince an initiate to use a ritual for prosperity.
Our reality is created by our way of thinking. The work that we do in regards to “ritual,” is either an ignorant means of contacting the dead, or a way of quieting our minds. Persistent practice in our work can help us detect what energies we may meet in the dream or the phenomenal world. In order for us to enjoy the greatest benefit from Gate-Walking, we must be prepared to work on ourselves continually. This is something that we will discuss in our next article