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Origin of the Necronomicon Terms: Zi Kia Kanpa; Zi Anna Kanpa


The more I research the history of terms and deities that are contained in the Simon Necronomicon, the more I begin to see how much critics of the tome are ignorant in the fields of Ancient Mesopotamian thought. We saw evidence of this in a recent post concerning Michelle Belanger’s opinion of the word Akhkharu. What amazes me about her statement is that she could have simply performed a search for the term on Google books search engine. She would have come up with many references to the word. Instead she goes on to state the following:

“Having skimmed through the Simon text, I knew that it drew heavily upon Sumerian or Babylonian sources, so I tried finding the real meaning of the word “Akharu” (call me crazy, but I didn’t quite trust the scholarship or legitimacy of the Simon Necronomicon). I quickly learned that there were precious few Sumerian, Akkadian, or Babylonian dictionaries to be had much of anywhere, and the few texts I did track down that had something of a glossary (Poems of Heaven and Hell, for example), did not have “Akharu” in them….Through the coincidental interaction of some research, I did find an ancient Egyptian word “Akhekhu” that I felt was too similar to “Akharu” to just ignore. A few Egyptian scholars I’ve read conjecture that Egypt inherited its language from Sumerian (a point I’m don’t precisely agree with – but I will admit that there was cultural and linguistic exchange between the two cultures). This added some weight to the notion that “Akharu” and “Akhekhu” might have the same root, or at least share some basic meaning in common. In the Budge translations (hardly the most reliable, but certainly the most widely accessible source on ancient Egyptian language), this is given as meaning “darkness” or an eponymously demonic being which stalks the darkness. It was also listed as a word for night.”

Its errors like this that has shrouded the true possibilities of the value that the Simon Necronomicon could offer a LHP Practitioner. It is as if the Simon Necronomicon might be more harmful to those who are seeking to make money on potential LHP Practitioners by offering them a westernized watered-down synthesis of the Ancient Mysteries.  The link below is an example of what one could find is doing a simple Google-books search under the term “Assyrian akhkharu:”

Common sense would dictate to anyone, who was sincerely searching the authenticity of the Simon Necronomicon as a grimoire, to first acquire and read many of the resources listed in the tome’s bibliography, but it seems like many occult leaders are too lazy to do this, as we have just seen in the example cited above. On the other side of the coin, there exists some who claim involvement in the Necronomicon Tradition, who are guilty of the same thing. Instead of researching many of the deities and terms in the Simon Necronomicon and taking the time to acquire the books listed in the tome’s Introduction, these individuals become stuck on simple definition concerning Ancient Mesopotamia that are found across the internet. They lack the heart to dig deeper into the information and are left wondering why they are having a tough time in the process of communication with the energies listed in the tome.

One example of this can be found in the meaning of the term; “zi kia kanpa, zi anna kanpa.” For a long time some practitioners thought of these terms as being relative to what the Simon Necronomicon Spellbook defines as; “Spirit of the sky, remember. Spirit of the earth, remember.” It was based on this definition that many assumed these terms to be just simple ways of calling “heaven” and “earth,” but had these individuals done a little research they would have seen something entirely different. Definition of these terms can be found in a book that is listed Simon Necronomicon’s bibliography, entitled Chaldean Magic written by Francois Lenormant. The book was written in the late 1800’s and is an examination of some of the Assyrian magical texts that were found in Nineveh, dating back to the 7th century BC. These text come from what is commonly known as The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal. Much of what appears in the Simon Necronomicon are excerpts from these manuscripts dating back to the 7th century BC. This is like finding the Lord’s Prayer in a Christian document from the 1st century and putting it in a modern grimoire, it would still give the reader access to an ancient prayer, so it is also with the Simon Necronomicon. 

Getting back to the topic at hand, we find the following observation based on these ancient magical texts, found on page 155 of the book Chaldean Magic:

“The name of Hea means “dwelling;” this name then was manifestly connected with the time when the god was first imagined to be the same as the zone over which he presided, the zone which served as a home for men and animated beings; but he was afterwards regarded as much more separate from the material object than Anna. He was the lord of the earth’s surface (mul-ki), and this title is applied to him quite frequently as Hea. In the sacramental formulae of the incantations he was invoked as Spirit of the earth, or more exactly still, of the terraqueous surface (zi-ki-a).”

From the above passage, we can see that Enki (Hea) was entreated in ancient magical incantations as the Spirit of the earth, or zi-ki-a. Therefore, we find the term “Zi-kia-Kanpa,” means Spirit of the Earth, Remember, as mentioned in the Simon Necronomicon Spellbook, but more exactly this is the way the ancient Assyrians invoked Enki. This illustrates the necessity to understand the mindset of the people living in ancient Mesopotamia. For the most part, and I speak from experience when I say this, self-initiation via Gate-Walking is going to attune you to the mindset of these ancient people on an emotional level, but if one has not acquired information about these ancient peoples magical practices, they could make grave errors and assumptions.

Now that we understand that zi-ki-a kanpa is a way to invoked DinGir Enki, it would now be useful to explore the origins of the term zi-anna-kanpa. Chaldean Magic page 154:

“Anu certainly preserves some features belonging to the Accadian Ana,….In those parts of the collection which have been handed down to us, there is no special hymn addressed to Ana, but he is invoked in the sacramental formulae of all the incantations under the name Spirit of the heavens (Zi-ana). As his name indicates he was the same as the material heavens, he was heaven itself, whilst also the soul of it; and he was more completely one with the object to which he was attached than any other of the supernatural deities.”

We can clearly see that these terms are used to invoke both DinGir Enki and DinGir Anu, and should not be taken lightly. This also gives newcomers of the Necronomicon Tradition further validity that this is an ancient system of divination.

Warlock Asylum

12 thoughts on “Origin of the Necronomicon Terms: Zi Kia Kanpa; Zi Anna Kanpa

  1. i am interested in the works of the necronomicon, i need to know if there are any spells of protection

    1. Warlock Asylum says:

      The Necronomicon is not a book for just picking out sections and using them. It is an initiatory path first.

  2. Warlock, thank you for sharing this profound knowledge with all these sentient beings 🙂 I have been invoking through Simon’s Necronomicon now for roughly 5 years.
    99% of the time I simply use for the benefit of others (health and other daily things like friends trying to conceive etc), and so far there have been some really great results for those that I invoke for. Also, I have noticed on the few occasions that I have been desperate, I have used Kinma to take my words to Enki.. this has yielded interesting results also. Many could argue that it is co-incidence… but I tend to sway more in the realm of synchronicity.

    Once others have done as you suggested and furthered their research into the origins before dismissing these passages, they may be able to make better use of these incantations. But they’re not to be taken lightly. It’s not like a credit card.. you don’t just pop itout when you’re in the pickle. It’s a rite and a ceremony… and the initiates should make no mistakes about it, it is a direct communication with the being that we owe our life to as a civilization, Enki, Enlil, Ishtar, and many many other of the ancient alien race that fought for domain over our planet. As the Anunaki told us so many millennia ago, they first created “Adamu”.. and we are all but descendant from this ancient race. We should perform the rites as our ancient ancestors would. You said it best when you said, ” self-initiation via Gate-Walking is going to attune you to the mindset of these ancient people on an emotional level…”
    In all my years of invocation and personal research into the Anunaki and Sumer, this page has been the most optimistic and positive addressing of Simon’s passages. Everyone else seems to fail at finding the meaning it it or using it correctly. Thanks again for the great words. Keep up the fantastic work! Much admired! Cheers from Australia 🙂

    1. Warlock Asylum says:

      @Steve..thank you very much for sharing your experience and compliments about the page. It is greatly appreciated for there is not a popular field unfortunately, not even among occultist. But those who have taken such strides, as yourself, have shown a rare bravery. Please continue to share such insights as it is an encouragement to all.

  3. Timothy McGuire Jr says:

    I am a Priest of the Necronomicon, and have found a marvelous discovery in the text above as well as in the Necro for short. Firstly, let me say that the Necronomicon is not a toy or a fictitious story of man and the relationship thereof (covenant). It is above all else the true story of everything we can see and cannot. Adam being the father of us all as told by the REAL fictitious book the bible was taken from sumerian text. As mentioned above Adamu is the character that these liars stole and corrupted from the real spiritual path. This type of revelation is seen throughout the text of the Necronomicon and the bible. Although the Necro isn’t considered ancient, the text inside of it is! As it predates the judeo/christian/Muslim myth by the same amount of time that Christianity has been incorporated. Roughly 6,000 years. The reason for me mentioning this is to piggy back off of what The warlock asylum just said. OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH. Don’t lean on the dogma and stigma of today’s society. Do research and you will find that perhaps everything you once knew is not so. In the words of socrates: Wisdom is knowledge that you know nothing!

    Blessed Be!
    From Temple of Magna
    High Priest Tim McGuire

    1. Warlock Asylum says:

      Thanks Sir Tim McGuire, very much appreciated thoughts!

  4. Timothy McGuire Jr says:

    Temple of Magan! Not magna( I hate auto correct )

  5. Asylum, I was wondering if you guys could elaborate on one thing for me and my members. What exactly did the Necro mean by “the bear hangs by its tail in the heavens.” The incantation is very powerful but I do not yet understand the proper time for it, as the Necro only mentions it about twice.

    1. Warlock Asylum says:

      Greetings Mr. McGuire,…have you read The Gates of the Necronomicon by Simon? It discusses this in quite some detail.

  6. Timothy McGuire Jr says:

    I’ve read that book in its entirety many times. But either I keep reading past it, not knowing what I read or I’m not completely sure exactly what date it falls on. I’ve even Google some references, cross studied the Necro with another book of astrology, and I can’t find nothing. A simple answer would do me good, or at least a page number in the Simon necro to where I can find the date when the bear hang from its tail in the heavens.

    1. Warlock Asylum says:

      You can check The Gates of the Necronomicon by Simon pages 230 to 238.

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