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Does The Watcher Come From the Underworld?

"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."

Greetings! Over the past few years there has been a lot of debate concerning the origins of the Watcher. Unfortunately, some Necronomicon Practitioners fail to delve deep into the mysteries of the rites that they claim to represent. Based on such, I am happy to announce that later this year a new Sumerian grimoire will be coming out. This tome will be written by Warlock Asylum, himself.

I thought it would be useful to explore this topic about the Watcher since some people in the Gate-Walking Community continue to imply a “post-initiation” significance use of the Watcher. So I thought that it would be good for every practitioner to understand exactly what the Watcher is.

There have been many articles appearing on this blog page that support the Watcher as a personification of the seven Underworld spirits of the deep. In an article, appearing on this blog page entitled; KUTULU, we read:

“While it may appear from our research that KUTULU is a composite deity, we must remember that in the Introduction of the Simon Necronomicon, KUTULU is defined as the “Man of the Underworld.” It would seem likely that the Lord of the Seven Evil Spirits would be the embodiment of KUTULU.  In the Babylonian account entitled, The Seven Evil Spirits, we find out just who this Lord really is:

“Destructive storms and evil winds are they,
A storm of evil, presaging the baneful storm,
A storm of evil, forerunner of the baneful storm.
Mighty children, mighty sons are they,
Messengers of Namtar are they,
Throne-bearers of ERESHKIGAL.
The flood driving through the land are they.
Seven gods of the wide heavens,
Seven gods of the broad earth,”

If we were to take a look at some of the incantations of the Watcher, we can easily see that this “entity” is from the realm of Ereshkigal. Notice what is mentioned in the NORMAL INVOCATION OF THE WATCHER:

“Cease to be the Sleeper of EGURRA.
Cease to lie unwaking beneath the Mountains of KUR.
Rise up, from the pits of ancient holocausts!
Rise up, from the old Abyss of NARR MARRATU!”

The terms, egura and kur refer to Eereshikigal’s realm. Narr Marratu derives from the term Nar Mattaru, which also refers to the Abyss, but could be applied to the outer regions of space according to the Chart of Comparisons. we also find the term nar marratu appearing in a post from this blog page under the title Lamashtu:

“Many Initiates of the Necronomicon Tradition have often wondered what “goddess:” is the Mad Arab talking about? The answer to this question can be found in E.A. Wallis Budge’s book Amulets and Superstitions. Budge states the following on page 115-116:

“The female devil in the boat is LAMASHTU, whose home in the infernal regions whence she comes when she arrives on the earth to carry out her campaign of slaughter and death.  The only way to stop her from carrying out her baneful plans is to get her back again in the Underworld, and it is necessary to coax her to leave earth by promising to give her gifts….She must then make her way over the mountains which block the road to hell, and when this is done she must cross the river of hell, which is none other than the great World-Ocean, Nar Marratu.”

The information above clearly points out that the Watcher is an Underworld entity, not a heavenly one. I think some practitioners of the Necronomicon may get a little confused since it does serve a very valuable purpose in the initiation rites. However, if we look at some modern-day forms of initiation, like college fraternities and etc, it remains clear that the initiation process is performed so that the old persona is stripped away, sometimes in a humiliating manner. We can determine the validity of all that we have discussed so far when we observe the Preliminary Invocation of the Watcher, as found in the Simon Necronomicon:


In this incantation we find the words “rabuti” and “ilani,” appearing in the formula. The latter term “ilani” is found twice in the above incantation. This helped our staff determine that the Watcher was the dog-faced Anunnaki described in the Book of Calling:

“And around thee shall appear the Flame, like Lightning flashing in all directions, and all things will appear amid thunders, and from the Cavities of the Earth will leap forth the ANNUNNAKI, Dog-Faced, and thou shalt bring them down.”

We can make a connection between the Anunnaki and the Watcher by the tome’s use of the words rabuti and ilani, which appear in the Watcher’s Invocation. In Journal of Biblical Literature: Volumes 9-12, we find the following:

“the goddess Istar is called…ursanat Igigi, “the mistress of the Igigi.” The Anunaki were the spirits of the deep sea…they are termed ilani rabuti, ‘great gods’; and Istar is called…”the mighty one over the Anunaki.” These demons, or rather warrior gods, who periodically raged war against sin, the god of the moon,…seemed to have been in charge with the watch of the deep sea; their name is derived, according to J. Halevy, from annu, ‘watch, guard’ which was disguised into a-nuna-ki….The seven Anunaki are the enemies of the god Ea; together with the gods Nergal and Adar they destroy the earth in deluge…They are also the messengers of fate, marani sipri sa namtari; the messengers of Anu; but the seven evil spirits are likewise Anu’s messengers.”

According to this information, the Watcher would be one of the Anunnaki, demons, also known as warrior gods of the deep. The deliver the fates, and worked as messengers of the god Anu. The reader may want to note that we investigated other sources in regards to this information. The term ilani rabuti means ‘great gods,’ but in several texts was applied to the Anunnaki who are also said to watch. It is here that this calling of the Watcher refers to the seven Anunnaki for the term IA MASS SSARATU gives reference to something that is guarded.

We hope you enjoyed this information. Stay Blessed!


11 thoughts on “Does The Watcher Come From the Underworld?

  1. I have recently tried the conjuration of the watcher unfortunately to no avail I followed the formula given (the double circle of flour,conjuration of GIBBIL preliminary invocation to the watcher and properly thrusting the sword behind the AGA MASS SSARATU in the northeast containing the nettle,bread, and pine resin.)Am I supposed to fast also or could I be doing something wrong? According to Alhazred the Watcher should appear in one form or another as described in that chapter. Please help.

  2. Do not worry! The Watcher heard your call! A physical manifestation is very unlikely, as it takes various correspondences to summon a spirit to physical appearance. Some are able to see their Watcher in the astral, others do not. But know that something did happen. Just continue the practices as you are doing now. Have faith Brother!
    Keep in mind that the name Alhazred is nowhere mentioned in the Simon Necronomicon…

  3. Thank you for you quick response, just one more question,can the double circle be drawn in the ground with the sword or dagger instead of using flour?

  4. Yes it can! You do not have to use flour at all! The power lies in what the circle represents, and not what it is made of. I painted mine on the floor with white paint, and it works excellently! 😀

  5. Who is the watcher? Well in Yuribe traditions, that is African magick they have the belief that spirts can die. That is the reason why they engage in spiritual work, so that their soul don’t die in the afterlife and in other theologies is to create a soul since we are not born with one. The watcher is your True Self, Spiritual self, holy guardian angel and for most humans doomed to death from lack of spiritual attention. This is why he comes from the underworld the depths of your being, what is known as the root chakra. Remember that the analogies and metaphors of the Necronomicon are of a microcosmic origin, that is interrelated to the advancent and initiation of man.

  6. Right on Dakkel …Dumu-Absu-a I would like to expound on the manifestation of entities I’ve read about the ancient Elusyinian Mysteries of Greece where the candidate was required to undergo a three day fast and ingest hallucinogenic herbs before being showed the Gods.
    That was the lesser mysteries the greater mysteries required an unimaginable nine day fast with of course the proper herbs.
    In the spurious John Dee version it speaks of a so called Space Meade which of course is a hallucinogenic concoction. And in the Simon version we see an interesting passage on page 15
    where the mad Arab speaks of his ceremonies worshipping with fire and sword,with water and dagger and with the assistance of a strange grass that grows wild in certain parts of MASSHU,………..that gives the mind great power to travel tremendous distances into the heavens, as also into the bells….
    Could in your opinion this be a lifting of the veil so to say?And a way to intensify the ceremony?

  7. In my opinion the act of fasting, and hallucinogenic herbs or drinks could be a way to shut down the conscious mind or filter to open the intuition to other energies. Anyone reading this must understand that dealing with these substances can be dangerous not to count the fact that some of the herbs are illegal.
    Look at Santo Daime a shamanic religion of South America where they use a hallucinogenic drink and have a religious service for hours sometimes from dawn to dusk. Quite interesting. I have had my share of experiences with the green stuff common here but more experimentation is needed for a conclusion. Our biggest obstacle is our scientific mind which is preconditioned to dismiss certain phenomenons as illusions. If you can move away from that you can open your mind to a whole level of reality. In my opinion that is what happened to the Goddess when she left the jewels from the land of the living and what in part happens I the initiate.

  8. Alric it make seance since the underworld as per the Necronomicon is meant to mean the primordial sea, the far reaches of space. The only reason ancient cultures thought thy the sea was also under was the whole IDEa that the earth was some what of a flat disk on a capsule or bubble.

  9. I am reading this and I am not sure how to interpert. I have my own experience that is not really explicable. I am trying to put the past behind but it never really leaves my mind. What I am reading helps me understand some of the things I have experienced. Not easy to find help with understanding the matter

  10. Will you do a topic pertaining to The “Summoning of the watcher”, & “The Invocation of the black flame of mortalar” & “The invocation unto the lord of the wood” ritual from the John Dee version of The Necronomicon? Your forum has been very helpful. Best regards

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