ancient Mesopotamia

Pazuzu Lays Hold To A Person Like A Watcher?

Over 90% of the passages found in the Simon Necronomicon can be traced back to Ancient Mesopotamian texts. For quite some time, I was curious about a particular passage concerning Pazuzu in the Simon Necronomicon’s Urilia Text, which reads as follows:

“and it is the able magician indeed who can remove PAZUZU once he has laid hold of a man, for PAZUZU lays hold unto death.”

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Statue of Pazuzu

In order to understand the origins of these words, we must first consider what is mentioned about Pazuzu in the Simon Necronomicon’s introductory notes. Under the subheading The Devil, we read:

“PAZUZU was a prime example of the type of Devil of which the Sumerians were particularly aware, and which they depicted constantly in their carvings and statues. The purpose of this iconography was to ward off the spiritual – and psychic – circumstances which would precipitate a plague, or some other evil. “Evil to destroy evil.”

Now this passage raises up an interesting question for the Necronomicon Practitioner of analytical thought. If Pazuzu was summoned by the Ancient Mesopotamians to ward off evil wouldn’t this be the same function as the “Watcher”? This question is answered in the Urilia Text’s passage bout Pazuzu. The origin of this description of Pazuzu is found in Spiritism And The Cult of the Dead in Spiritism by Lewis Bayles Paton states:

“When once a man had entered Sheol the Babylonians believed that it was impossible for him to return to life again. The Underworld was “the land of no return,” or “the enduring dwelling.”  Its watchman, the “Lurker of Nergal,” does. not release when once he has seized a man.”

It is interesting that we find the description of the Underworld’s Watchmen is the same as what is mentioned concerning Pazuzu in the Simon Necronomicon:

“and it is the able magician indeed who can remove PAZUZU once he has laid hold of a man, for PAZUZU lays hold unto death.”

Based on a comparative analysis of this text, we can safely say that Pazuzu’s description in the Urilia Text does have an authentic origin and will be examined further in the second part of this discussion.

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  1. Hey warlock asylum. I would like to correspond some ideas concerning pazuzu. I have talked to several people about the topic but none with an element of shinto involved that you might be able to add. Now point in being, your a busy dude and may not be available to chat with just anyone. With that in mind i reveal this. I have literally spoken to pazuzu, the ancient akkadian defiler of the defilers who is truly the only real threat against the demuirge yahweh and his temporary cosmic dominion. Even more spectacular is that he literally asked me if i would agree to him using my body as a vessel of incarnation into this realm once again. Needless to say i agreed. That being said i hope word of mouth is enough to prove what i have spoken of, at least relative to the necessity of suspending your disbelief long enough to help you prioritize the need for such a correspondence between us. I hope simply by word alone i have merited your attention time and effort to coalesce some ideas and brainstorm together on the extensive implications of me contacting you, seeing as how he seems to be a favorite of yours. If or when you make time to speak, i can provide further verification of my claims.

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