Understanding Lammashta

THE GATE OF NINHURSAG/LILITH/LAMASHTU

 

Before we begin to explore the Gates, we must first remember the Gate that we were born into is KIA. The Simon Necronomicon on page 53 states the following words, as found in the INVOCATION OF THE NANNA GATE:

 

“Spirit of the Moon, Remember!
NANNA, Father of the Astral Gods, Remember!
In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,
I call to Thee! Hearken, and Remember!
From the Gates of the Earth, I call Thee! From the Four Gates of the Land KI, I pray to Thee!”

 

We can see in the above passage that the Initiate begins his journey by going into the NANNA GATE from the Four Gates of KI. These Four Gates are given to us in the Simon Necronomicon under the section Supplementary Material to 777. Notice the highlighted parts in the following chart:

 

 

Table VII [A.C.]

Table XXV [S.]

0.

. . .

ANU (TIAMAT)

1.

Sphere of the Primum Mobile

ENLIL (ABSU)

2.

Sphere of the Zodiac or Fixed Stars

ENKI; LUMASHI (IGIGI)

3.

Sphere of Saturn

ADAR

4.

Sphere of Jupiter

MARDUK

5.

Sphere of Mars

NERGAL

6.

Sphere of the Sun

UTU

7.

Sphere of Venus

INANNA

8.

Sphere of Mercury

NEBO

9.

Sphere of the Moon

NANNA

10.

Sphere of the Elements

KIA

11.

Air

ANNA

12.

Mercury

GUDUD

13.

Moon

SIN

14.

Venus

DLIBAT

15.

Aries

AGRU (XUBUR)

16.

Taurus

KAKKAB U ALAP SHAME (KINGU)

17.

Gemini

RE’U KINU SHAME U TU’AME RABUTI (VIPER)

18.

Cancer

SHITTU (SNAKE)

19.

Leo

KALBU RABU (LAKHAMU)

20.

Virgo

SHIRU (WHIRLWIND)

21.

Jupiter

UMUNPADDU

22.

Libra

ZIBANITUM (Ravening Dog)

23.

Water

BADUR

24.

Scorpio

AKRABU (SCORPION-MAN)

25.

Sagittarius

PA-BIL-SAG (HURRICANE)

26.

Capricorn

SUXUR MASH (FISH-MAN)

27.

Mars

MASTABARRU

28.

Aquarius

GULA (HORNED BEAST)

29.

Pisces

DILGAN U RIKIS NUNI (WEAPON)

30.

Sun

SHAMASH

30.

Fire

AG

30.

Saturn

KAIMANU

30.

(bis) Earth

KIA

30.

(bis) Spirit

ZI

 

From the above chart we can see that these four elements are KIA (Earth), BADUR (Water), AG (Fire), and ANNA (Air). The ancient people of Mesopotamia worked with these four elements and recognized that everything in the material world was a combination of these four elements.  Interestingly, Naram-Sin (2291–2255) brought the kingdom of Akkad to its zenith. He was the first Mesopotamian king to claim divinity, as well as the first to be called King of the Four Quarters (that is, the World). The King of the Four Quarters is a title that rulers who were considered to be divine were described by. These Four Quarters corresponded to the Four Elements and to the Four Directions that we have previously discussed.

 

The King of the Four Quarters was a term that was used to represent the leader of a nation that highly valued spiritual principles. Today the King of these very same traditions works with the four elements to rule his/her life’s destiny. The King of Ancient Mesopotamia was a figure that represented the epitome of the Great Work, and because of such was required to partake in the Sacred Marriage Rite, which we have already discussed in our previous articles. Over the past few centuries, governments have been founded on principles that are not consistent with this alchemical work. This has led to a worldwide uprising in broken homes, crime, genocide, and war. The world has seen its greatest evils manifested through the minds of men who have ignored the Ancient Rites of Mesopotamia and its deities. The degradation of man has been so great that humanity is threaten by extinction due to its own hand.

 

The whole basis of the Great Work is for man to unify his inner nature with the ruling forces of nature. Since he is out of tune with what exists around him, his life has resulted in death and suffering. The Adepts of Ancient Mesopotamia recognized that their ruler-ship was not limited to a physical manifestation, but also included the astral world. The Simon Necronomicon describes these astral lands as the Black Earth. Notice what is mentioned on page 5 of the Simon Necronomicon:

 

“For this is the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Black Earth, that I have writ down at the peril of my life, exactly as I received it, on the planes of the IGIGI, the cruel celestial spirits from beyond the Wanderers of the Wastes.”

From the passage above we can see that the Mad Arab received these teachings while visiting the astral plane. There are other parts of the Simon Necronomicon, which also illustrate this. Let us look at page 6 of the Simon Necronomicon:

“I have traveled beneath the Seas, in search of the Palace of Our Master, and found the stone of monuments of vanquished civilisations, and deciphered the writings of some of these; while still others remain mysteries to any man who lives. And these civilisations were destroyed because of the knowledge contained in this book.”

The above passage makes a very interesting observation and also supports our thesis that the Necronomicon is a book that exists primarily in the astral plane. What Simon has put forth as the Necronomicon, is only the performance methods used to access the real knowledge. Additionally, we find that the Mad Arab describes his journey as being ‘beneath the Seas.’ This is a reference to something that is hidden from the ordinary view of man, and even from those who practice the mystical arts. What lies beneath the Seas is a reference to the original Kabbalistic system, the Qliphotic Tree of Death.

The following is a Chart of Correspondences supplied by the Golden Dawn:

The Orders of the Qlippoth 

Sephiroth

Qlippoth

Meaning

Kether

Thaumiel

Twins of God (TAVM, tom – a twin)

Chokmah

Ogiel

Hinderers (? OVG – to draw a circle)

Binah

Satariel

Concealers (STR, satar- to hide, conceal)

Chesed

Gash’khalah

Breakers in Pieces (GASh Ga’ash – shake, quake KLH, khalah – complete destruction, annihilation)

Gevurah

Golachab

Flaming Ones (unclear)

Tipheret

Tagiriron

Litigation (probably from GVR, goor – quarrel)

Netzach

Orev Zarak

Raven of Dispersion (ARV, orev – raven ZRQ, zaraq – scatter)

Hod

Samael

False Accuser (SMM, samam – poison)

Yesod

Gamaliel

Obscene Ass (GML, gamal – camel? alt. ripen?)

 

 

 

Malkut

Lilith

Woman of the Night (Leilah – Night)

“Most of these attributions are obvious, others are not. The Twins of God replace a unity with a warring duality. The Hinderers block the free expression of the God’s will. The Concealers prevent the mother from giving birth to the child – the child is stillborn in the womb. The Breakers in Pieces are the powers of authority gone bersek – Zeus letting fly with thunderbolts in all directions. The Flaming Ones refer to the fiery and destructive aspect of Gevurah. Lilith is the dark side of the Malkah or queen of Malkuth.”

  

Notice that in the Chart above, Earth or Malkuth, is equated to LILITH, or LAMMASHTA (LAMASHTU) as given in the Simon Necronomicon. We should also make note that the Spheres in the Qliphotic system are inverse of those that are found in the Judaic Kabbalistic System. This would mean then that the Spheres in the Qliphotic System would start from LILITH or Malkuth (LAMMASHTA) and then descend downwards. The Mad Arab also writes about this. Let us look at page 6 in the Simon Necronomicon:

 

“I have lived in the deserts and the wastelands, and spoken with demons and the souls of slaughtered men, and of women who have dies in childbirth, victims of the she-fiend LAMMASHTA.”

 

The above passage is where the Mad Arab starts his journey, or where he begins his descent from Malkuth or LAMMASHTA into the other Spheres. Now let us look at what is said in the passage that follows the one above:

 

“I have traveled beneath the Seas, in search of the Palace of Our Master, and found the stone of monuments of vanquished civilisations, and deciphered the writings of some of these; while still others remain mysteries to any man who lives. And these civilisations were destroyed because of the knowledge contained in this book”

 

Notice that the Mad Arab started his journey on the Earthly plane and then descends down into the other cities or gates ‘in search of the wisdom.’ This is a description of the Mad Arab’s walk down into the depths of the Qliphotic Tree of Death. Notice what the Mad Arab writes in the verses that follow:

“I have traveled among the stars, and trembled before the Gods. I have, at last, found the formulae by which I passed the Gate ARZIR, and passed into the forbidden realms of the foul IGIGI.

I have raised demons, and the dead.

 

I have summoned the ghosts of my ancestors to real and visible appearance on the tops of temples built to reach the stars, and built to touch the nethermost cavities of HADES.”

 

Though many scholars and occultists have written off the Qliphotic Tree of Death as something perverse, we know from our previous discussions that the Qliphotic System was actually the original Kabbalistic System. However, what is an interesting feature of ones descent into the Qliphotic realms, as the Initiate begins their GateWalking Process of Self-Initiation, is that we descend from the earthly plane, only returning to the Black Earth or LAMASHTU after we have completed our initiation through the Seven Gates of Initiation. We will discuss this in great detail during our summary of the Gates. In conclusion, I would like to relate my own personal experience with LAMASHTU.

 

October 23, 2008 I had a very deep experience related to my work with the Simon Necronomicon. I had begun meditating during the evening to prepare me for my regular sacrifice of semen that I give to ISHTAR.  I usually meditate before masturbating and then I put the semen in a napkin to dry. After the napkin is dry I begin reciting the Invocations to ISHTAR that are found on pages 110 to 111 of the Simon Necronomicon. I read these invocations with cedar and rose incense burning on my altar, along with two white candles. Next to the candles, I have a bowl of hot charcoal that I use to burn Venus incense with. I sprinkle a little bit of the incense as I read a couple of lines and then pause. Sometimes the room gets so smoky that it is hard for me to keep my eyes open. After I recite the Preliminary Purification Invocation, I place the napkin, with the dried semen in it, upon the burning charcoal. It should be noted that in ancient times semen was considered the greatest gift that can be given to ISHTAR. I finish the ritual with meditation and take a nice warm shower.

 

Since I have Walked the Gates for some time, I am pulled into the astral on various occasions by some of the energies in the Simon Necronomicon. It is during these experiences that I receive insight concerning the Simon Necronomicon and some of the things that I just need to work on in my day-to-day life. If I really need to rest, I will put on some music on to curve any effects created by subtle energies. Tonight I decided to really put my mind at rest and leave all electronic appliances off. Somewhere during the night I was drawn into the astral by my spiritual mentor, a succubi. She has been a part of my experience since I was a small child, but since I was raised in a strict Christian home, I would often avoid her. Later, when I left Christianity in search for something of a divine nature, I began to seei her more often. She would take the guise of ex-girlfriends, but during our visits she gave me quite a bit of information that I needed in my spiritual work, and for practical purposes. I’ve had dealings with some negative energies of the astral plane, but never has my mentor acted in an evil manner in my regard during our astral meetings. I call her Lilith, although I do not think it is the one and only Lilith, but one of the class of spirits with Lilith-like qualities. However, I must say that I am the only person that I know of who sacrifices semen to ISHTAR, so who knows. (I have to correct this part since receiving  comments from others who perform sacrifices to ISHTAR)

 

Tonight was an intense experience with Lilith. She showed me a preview of my early years as a child and how I was guided and protected throughout my life. Later, we went out to a party. I could feel an immense energy coming from her. She looked at me and spoke without opening her mouth. She told me that she was Lamashtu. We arrived at the party instantaneously and I saw a few other GateWalkers there. I should mention that GateWalkers do meet up on the astral plane from time to time, and wake up to confirm our experiences during the day. After all the GateWalkers left the party, I could see nothing but the uninitiated around me and Lamashtu. Lamashtu then begins to change her appearance from a woman to a ghostly vapor and then back to an attractive woman again. This transformation scared all the people who were still at the party. One man, who appeared to be a Catholic Priest dressed in plain clothes with a large gold chain and crucifix around his neck, started saying incantations against her. She made the chain levitate off the man’s neck and then strangled him with it. She told me to continue with her and then destroyed the apartment building that the party was being held in. Although I found her energy very appealing in some ways, I also found myself trying to prevent anymore calamity. She seemed to take a delight in the destruction of mere humans. Finally, we met at a bar and she gave me some instructions that are very useful in my personal life. I awoke feeling rested and recharged.

 

Over next few days I tried to find out more about Lamashtu. I have done quite a bit of research on ISHTAR and Lilith, but not too much on Lamashtu. I knew that Lamashtu is mentioned in the Simon Necronomicon as LAMMASHTA. The name LAMMASHTA is only written about three times in the Simon Necronomicon and the grimoire provides no banishings of LAMMASHTA.  Maybe LAMMASHTA isn’t really a malevolent deity as many writings about her describe. So I first began my research by looking up all the references that I could find in the Simon Necronomicon:

 

“I have seen the Unknown Lands, that no map has ever charted. I have lived in the deserts and the wastelands, and spoken with demons and the souls of slaughtered men, and of women who have dies in childbirth, victims of the she-fiend LAMMASHTA.”

 

“I learned of the various classes of demons and evil gods that exist, and of the old legends concerning the Ancient Ones. I was thus able to arm myself against also the she-devil LAMMASHTA, who is called the Sword that Splits the Skull, the sight of whom causeth horror and dismay, and(some say) death of a most uncommon nature.”

 

“But now, after One Thousand-and-One moons of the journey, the Maskim nip at my heels, the Rabishu pull at my hair, Lammashta opens her dread jaws, AZAG-THOTH gloats blindly at his throne, KUTULU raises his head and stares up through the Veils of sunkun Varloorni, up through the Abyss, and fixes his stare upon me; wherefore I must with haste write this indeed, it appears as though I have failed in some regard as to the order of the rites, or to the formulae, or to the sacrifices, for now it appears as if the entire host of ERESHKIGAL lies waiting, dreaming, drooling for my departure

 

It should be noted that all three passages quoted above are from the Testimony of the Mad Arab. It should also be taken into account that the Mad Arab mentions LAMMASHTA three times, in the Simon Necronomicon, it seems as if the Mad Arab kept LAMMASHTA’s identity separate from that of the Ancient Ones.  So I decided that I would need to investigate other references.

 

I first did a quick search on Wikipedia, under the term Lamashtu, and this is what I found:

 

“In Mesopotamian mythology, Lamashtu (Sumerian Dimme) was a female demon, monster, malevolent goddess or demigoddess who menaced women during childbirth and, if possible, kidnapped children while they were breastfeeding. She would gnaw on their bones and suck their blood, as well as being charged with a number of other evil deeds. She was a daughter of the Sky God Anu.

 

Lamashtu had a hairy body, a lioness‘ head with donkey’s teeth and ears, long fingers and fingernails and the feet of a bird with sharp talons. She is often shown standing or kneeling on a donkey, nursing a pig and a dog, and holding snakes. She also bears some functions and resemblance to the Mesopotamian demon Lilitu.

 

Lamashtu’s father was the Sky God Anu (Sumer An). Unlike many other usual demonic figures and depictions in Mesopotamian lore, Lamashtu, was said to act in malevolence of her own accord, rather than at the gods’ instructions. Along with this her name was written together with the cuneiform determinative indicating deity.[1] This means she was a goddess or a demigoddess in her own right.[2]

 

She bore seven names and was described as seven witches in incantations. Her evil deeds included (but were not limited to), slaying children, unborns, and neonates, causing harm to mothers and expectant mothers, eating men and drinking their blood, disturbing sleep, bringing nightmares, killing foliage, infesting rivers and lakes, and being a bringer of disease, sickness, and death.[3]


Pazuzu, a god or demon, was invoked to protect birthing mothers and infants against Lamashtu’s malevolence, usually on amulets and statues. Although Pazuzu was said to be bringer of famine and drought, he was also invoked against evil for protection, and against plague, but he was primarily and popularly invoked against his fierce, malicious, rival Lamashtu.[4].[5]


Mesopotamian Incantation Prayer Against Lamashtu:

Great is the daughter of Heaven who tortures babies
Her hand is a net, her embrace is death
She is cruel, raging, angry, predatory
A runner, a thief is the daughter of Heaven
She touches the bellies of women in labor
She pulls out the pregnant women’s baby
The daughter of Heaven is one of the Gods, her brothers
With no child of her own.
Her head is a lion’s head
Her body is a donkey’s body
She roars like a lion
She constantly howls like a demon-dog.”

 

Wikipedia offered some information about Lamashtu that gave me just an overall description. It seemed as if everyone else across the internet borrowed the same definition. I must say that I usually don’t invest so much confidence in internet sources unless it can eloquently state something that I have found in my research at the library. I know that I have the responsibility of doing deeper .research on the subject, since I was being shown a few things by these forces on the astral plane. I decided to bring this subject up to the Watcher. After performing the Conjuration of the Watcher, I began to speak to the Watcher about my astral experience, and as soon as I mentioned the name Lamashtu, I felt extremely hot and for a moment I did think about closing the ritual a little bit earlier than usual. I let my fear subside and began doing some breathing techniques. The name ISHTAR kept appearing in my mind, despite the description of Lamashtu that I was being presented with. I had known for quite some time that many of the qualities that ISHTAR possessed were actually attributes of ancient female deities that were fused into the archetype of ISHTAR, Ninhursag and Tiamat are among these. So I decided to do further my research under the premise that Lamashtu was in some way connected to ISHTAR.

 

Since Lamashtu was often described as a malevolent entity that was responsible for infant fatalities, I decided to look up this very same attribute in the history of ISHTAR. I came across a description of ISHTAR as given by Madame Blavatsky in Isis Unveiled:

 

“Sovereign goddess, lady of the nether abyss, mother of gods, queen of the earth, queen of fecundity….As the primordial humidity, whence proceeded all, Belita is Tamti, or the sea, the mother of the city of Erech, therefore, an infernal goddess. In the world of stars and planets she is known as Ishtar or Astoreth.”

 

Interestingly, Madame Blavatsky describes ISHTAR as an “infernal goddess.” This seems to correspond to some of the descriptions that I have read about Lamashtu. In the book Amulets and Superstitions by E. A. Wallis Budge, states on page 115:

 

“The general meaning of the group of scenes depicted on this bronze amulet is quite clear. The female devil in the boat is Lamashtu, whose home is the infernal regions..,”

 

Another aspect of note was that Lamashtu was often very feared since she was thought to cause infant fatality. This seems to also find a similar place with ISHTAR as many Bible scholars claim that infants were sacrificed to ISHTAR. Lamashtu was also noted to act on her will and independent of the Annunaki, which is something unique amongst the Mesopotamian pantheon for a demon. Another demon that was noted to act in this same independent manner was Pazuzu. This aspect of independence also reminded me of the many myths concerning ISHTAR where she acted in total independence of the Gods. This is how ISHTAR was able to gain control over the mes. It was also the way in which ISHTAR was able to conquer the Underworld. I began to wonder if Lamashtu was a deity that appeared before the Babylonian era. The 1961 classic ‘Eat Not this Flesh’ by Frederick J. Simoons on page 26 states:

 

“Lamashtu is often depicted in Mesopotamia, as suckling a young pig and a puppy, or standing in a field with a pig nearby. The nursing of young animals by women is widespread in the modern world, and some believe it is likely that women nursed pigs during the Paleolithic period, when humans, when hunters after killing a nursing sow or some other nursing animal, brought home infant animals to be reared as member of the human family. Such a practice would have facilitated the domestication of dogs and pigs, and may explain their widespread sacrificial and ritual role in planting cultures. In light of the above, it has been suggested that Lamashtu may have been a demonized version of an ancient fertility goddess.”

 

From the above quote I decided to look up deities of the Paleolithic period to see if I could find some corresponding attributes in Lamashtu. First, let us define the term Paleolithic:

 

or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning with the earliest chipped stone tools, about 750,000 years ago, until the beginning of the Mesolithic Period, about 15,000 years ago.

 

Concerning attributes of the Paleolithic period, I found some interesting information on the following link: http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/g/goddess_1_intro_and_history.html

 

Goddess worship dates back to Paleolithic times. Many anthropologists speculate the first “God” or gods of the peoples were feminine. This coincides with ancient creation myths and beliefs that creation was achieved through self-fertilization. Within the concept of creation the participation of the male principle was not known or recognized yet. The Goddess was believed to have created the universe by herself alone.

From this belief came the agricultural religions. It was thought that the gods only prospered by the beneficence and wisdom which the Goddess showered on them. Evidence appears to indicate most ancient tribes and cultures were matriarchal.

 

Although this maybe true, there seems to be little evidence that the feminine portions of these societies held themselves superior over their male counterparts. Generally Goddess worship had been balanced by the honoring of both the male and female Deities. This is illustrated by the belief in and the observance of the sacred marriage of the Sky God and Earth Mother in many global societies.

 

Among the first human images discovered are the “Venus figures,” nude female figures having exaggerated sexual parts that date back to the Cro-Magnons of the Upper Paleolithic period between 35,000 and 10,000 BC.

In southern France is the Venus of Laussel which is carved in basrelief in a rock shelter. This appears once to have been a hunting shrine which dates to around 19,000 BC. In this carving the woman is painted red, perhaps to suggest blood, and holds a bison horn in one hand.

Also in Cro-Magnon cave paintings women are depicted giving birth. “A naked Goddess appears to have been the patroness of the hunt to mammoth hunters in the Pyrenees and was also protectress of the hearth and lady of the wild things.”

 

Other female figurines were discovered dating back to the proto-Neolithic period of ca, 9000 – 7000 BC, the Middle Neolithic period of ca. 6000 – 5000 BC, and the Higher Neolithic period of ca. 4500 – 3500 BC. Some of these figurines were decorated as if they had been objects of worship. In black Africa were discovered cave images of the Horned Goddess (later Isis, ca. 7000 – 6000 BC). The Black Goddess images appeared to represent a bisexual, self-fertilizing woman.

During the predynastic Egyptian period, prior to 3110 BC, the Goddess was known as Ta-Urt (Great One) and was portrayed as a pregnant hippopotamus stand on her hind legs.

 

The Halaf culture around the Tigris River, ca. 5000 – 4000 BC, had Goddess figurines associated with the cow, serpent, humped ox, sheep, goat, pig, bull, dove and double ax. These things were known to the people and became symbols representing the Goddess”

 

After reading the above quote, I began to realize that Lamashtu might actually be a deity that preceded the Sumerian Pantheon, which would explain why she is the only demoness who could act independently of the Annunaki. She was demonized over the years by rivaling priesthoods, who had the money and the power to put their deities at the top of the pantheon. After the founding of the Sumerian Pantheon, changes in rank among the deities were sometimes made due to the material wealth of their followers, Marduk is an example of this. It would seem ignorant to follow a deity that had not blessed its followers in a material way. It is possible then that Lamashtu was a very popular deity in ancient times, and had a great following among the Sumerians, but was demonized by the Akkadians because she was used by the original Sumerians to bring plagues and death to the invading Akkadians.

 

Lamashtu is described as nursing a pig and a dog, which are signs of the Paleolithic period which precedes Sumer. This may place Lamashtu as an Atlantean deity. The “Pig God” – Blavatsky says it is the God of the magicians of Atlantis. Lamashtu is also described as the handmaiden of ISHTAR in some texts. I was able to conclude that Lamashtu represents an ancient goddess that was absorbed into the image of ISHTAR-LILITH.

 

Finally, Amulets and Superstitions by E. A. Wallis Budge made a very powerful comment concerning Lamashtu. On pages 115-116, it states the following:

 

“The scenes on the Lamashtu amulets and the texts of incantations agree closely, and the following prayer, which was published by L. W. King (Babylonian Magic, Plates 67 and 68) and translated in full by Thureau Dangin, shows that men really carried out regulations concerning offerings to Lamashtu…..”

 

Budge continues on page 117:

 

“The following are specimens of shorter incantations: –

 

(1) INCANTATION: (2)  Lamash, daughter of Anu; (3)  whose name has been uttered by the gods; (4) INNIN, queen of queens; (5) Lamashtu,  O great lady,; (6) Who seizes  the painful Asakku…”

Interestingly, the above quote by Budge shows that my findings were indeed correct and that Lamashtu was at one time worshipped by ancient peoples. In the incantation listed above, closes with the Initiate calling upon Lamashtu by using the names Ea and Enlil. It is even stated in Budge’s work, and within the translation of the Lamashtu amulets that she was invoke to protect one against the .Asakku.  Wikipedia states the following:

 

In Babylonian mythology, the Asakku were one type of Mesopotamian evil spirits and monsters, classed with good spirits as Utukku. Asakku demons attack and kill human beings, especially by means of head fevers. They are mentioned in poetical enumerations of diseases and are named for Asag, a monstrous demon whom the god Ninurta/Ningirsu defeated. Other types of demon were the Edimmu.”

 

We also find another interesting aspect written in Budge’s work and the incantation that he listed on pages 116-117. The term INNIN is used to describe Lamashtu. This term also appears on page 111 on the Simon Necronomicon:

 

“To Win The Love Of A Woman

MUNUS SIGSIGGA AG BARA YE
INNIN AGGISH XASHXUR GISHNU URMA
SHAZIGA BARA YE
ZIGASHUBBA NA AGSISHAMAZIGA
NAMZA YE INNIN DURRE ESH AKKI
UGU AGBA ANDAGUB!”

 

Here we can see that some of the workings in the Simon Necronomicon actually are callings to Lamashtu. It also shows us that ISHTAR is a modern form to the great goddess Lamashtu herself, though she implanted fear in the hearts of many, once chosen by her, you were protected and blessed.  The description of Lamashtu is a very symbolic reference to the ancient fertility rites.

 

Lamashtu breastfeeding a pig represents the wild boar that killed Dumuzi and was thus nursed and eaten in celebration during the New Moon.

Lamashtu breastfeeding a dog represents her power over the Underworld.

Lamashtu having a Scorpio for genital organs represent the connectedness of sex and death energy. It also shows that her workings were part of the “qliphotic” current.

 

Lamshtu holding two snakes represents power in both the shadow path of magic and the “light” path. It also shows the adept in complete androgyny

Lamashtu having the head of a lion represents her being the original earth deity, which is normally attributed to NINHURSAG. However, in the book Flying Serpents and Dragons by R. A. Boulaym the author makes the following observations:

 

“We have seen that SAG means “lions head,” thus HUR-SAG would be “the monster that roars.” I

 

The above quote shows us that the term NINHURSAG could also mean “lady monster that roars.” Interestingly, I happened to have walked the NINHURSAG Gate about a week before my experience with Lamashtu.  Some of NINHURSAG”S qualities would also correspond to Lamashtu, especially since NINHURSAG was noted as cursing ENKI to the point of death, had she not been summoned by some of the other gods, ENKI would have faced his death The Lion would later become a symbol for ISHTAR, showing her sovereignty and divinity in her own right. Lamashtu standing on hind legs of a donkey is symbolic of the vegetation cults that help create the fertility rites.

 

Lamshtu is indeed a very powerful deity in the pantheon of Sumer and the Simon Necronomicon. If she finds favor in you, she will rejuvenate your dreams and energy. After my experience with her, I felt an energy that was so much stronger than the Reiki energy I have been working with all these years. My hands were tingling for three days after my experience with Lamashtu. It is also good for the GateWalker to note that if he/she is going to continue to have sexual relations during his/her Walking, it is extremely important that you worship at the Temple of ISHTAR. This is means more than just thinking of ISHTAR during an orgasm. It is important that we sacrifice what the body produces during the harvest of sex, semen. If you are a female a little monthly blood is fine also. I wish you all a great day I have a date with Lamashtu on Friday.”

 

The Dark Knight of Nyarlathotep

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