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Simon Magus recently posted some information concerning the long misunderstood URILLA TEXT. I thought that I would expand on this blog about the URILLA Text to add some further insights on the subject.
The Mad Arab himself mentions through the symbolic imagery of his Testimony the need to face TIAMAT. Notice what is mentioned in the Simon Necronomicon on page 49:
“And there are all the ALLU, frightening dog-faced demons that are the Messengers of the Gods of Prey, and that chew on the very bones of man. And there are many another, of which this is not the rightful place wherein they may be mentioned, save to warn the Priest against the ambitious striving against the Ancient Ones of the Outside, until mastery is acquired over the powers that reside Within. Only when ADAR has been obtained, may the Priest consider himself a master of the planes of the Spheres, and able to wrestle with the Old Gods. Once Death Herself has been stared in the Eye, can the Priest then summon and control the denizens of Death’s darkly curtained halls. Then can he hope to open the Gate without fear and without that loathing of the spirit that slays the man.”
From the above quote we can see the necessity of Walking the TIAMAT GATE. According to the Mad Arab the only way one can come into a balanced perspective is by Walking the Gate of TIAMAT. The above quote mentions that “Death Herself” has to be encountered and then one balance the energies within himself. Notice what the Mad Arab mentions afterwards:
“Then cane he hope to have power over the demons that plague the mind and the body, pulling at the hair and grasping at the hands, and the screaming vile Names into the airs of the Night.
For what comes on the Wind can only be slain by he who knows the Wind; and what comes on the seas can only be slain by he who knows the Waters. This is it written, in the Ancient Covenant”
The only way one can reconcile with the forces that may trouble the mind and body is through the TIAMAT Walking. We know that this reference to “Death Herself” is a description of Tiamat because of what is mentioned in the MAGAN Text:
“Know that our years are the years of War
And our days are measured as battles
And every hour is a Life
Lost to the Outside
Those from Without
Have builded up charnel houses
To nourish the fiends of TIAMAT
And the Blood of the weakest here
Is libation unto TIAMAT
Queen of the Ghouls
Wreaker of Pain
And to invoke her
The Red Water of Life
Need be split on a stone
The stone struck with a sword
That hath slain eleven men
Sacrifices to HUBUR
So that the Strike ringeth out
And call TIAMAT from Her slumber
From her sleep in the Caverns
Of the Earth.
And none may dare entreat further
For to invoke Death is to utter
The final prayer.”
We can see from the above passage, as found in the MAGAN Text, that TIAMAT is called Death in the Necronomicon. Therefore, when the Mad Arab says “Death Herself” it becomes easy to understand what he means in view of the passage that is written in the MAGAN Text. Walking the Gate of TIAMAT gives ones power over the demons that plague the mind and also gives one the full measure of the work. It allows one to access destructive forces for benevolent means. See most of what is written in the MAKLU Text is concerning conjurations to defend oneself against certain trials while they are in the Underworld created by the Seven Maskim, or shadow sides of the Elder Gods. Interestingly, none of the Seven Maskim appear by name in the URILLA Text. Yet they are the Rulers of the Phenomenal World. Notice what is mentioned in the beginning of the MAKLU Text:
“Know that the Evil Spirits are principally Seven, for the Seven Maskim who tear away the heart of a man and mock his Gods. And their Magick is very strong, and they are the Lords over the shadows and over the depths of the Seas, and reigned once, it is said, over MAGAN, whence they came.”
We see from the above quote that these forces are explained more in the MAGAN Text. However, it is interesting for us to note that they are said to be ‘Lords over the depths of the Seas.’ This shows us that these same forces, which are said to be the Ancient Ones are also the Elder Gods themselves. Notice what is mentioned in the Testimony of the Mad Arab:
“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.”
Evidently, if the Mad Arab was looking for his “Master” beneath the Seas, this “Master” must be one of the Lords over the depths of the Seas which the Mad Arab as the Seven Maskim. Let us look at the MAGAN Text:
“And TIAMAT has promised us nevermore to attack
With water and with wind.
But the Gods are forgetful.
Beneath the Seas of NAR MATTARU
Beneath the Seas of the Earth, NAR MATTARU”
Now let us look at the Conjuration of the Watcher:
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!
Now we are prompted to review the URILLA Text, which mentions hymms that are said to the Ancient Ones:
“Invocation of the PowersSpirit of the Earth, Remember!
Spirit of the Seas, Remember!
In the Names of the Most Secret Spirits of NAR MARRATUK
The Sea below the seas
And of KUTULU
The Serpent who sleepeth Dead
From beyond the graves of the Kings”
All of the above quotes show us that the whole idea of the Good Guy vs. the Bad Guy is a blind for those who are still subjects of the Christian mindest. It is true that there are negative forces that can harm one. Yet TIAMAT was put on the top of the Chaldean Pantheon by the Ancient Chaldeans. This is covered in the book Chaldean Magic by Francis Lernormant. The Simon Necronomicon set up traps to protect the system from those who would dabble into the higher current of TIAMAT without first gaining true initiation. So the Text makes her appear negative so that the weak-minded focuses on the safer parts or Elder Gods. This is usually an ancient tradition, describing the real source of power as evil, in order to encourage working through the system a step at a time. Yet we can see the conflict in the Mad Arab’s words if we were to take the literally. Evidently these rites of GateWalking are the rights of the Ancient Ones.
“The Place of Calling shall be high in the Mountains, most preferably; or near the Sea; or in some secluded area far from the thoughts of Man; or in the desert; or atop an ancient temple. And it shall be clean, and free from the unwanted. Thus, the Place, once chosen, shall be purified by supplications to thine particular God and Goddess, and by burning offerings of pine and cedar. And a round load shall be brought, and salt. And, having offered it to the personal deities, the Priest shall pronounce, solemnly, the following exorcism that the Place of Calling be cleansed and all Evil that the Place of Calling be cleansed and all Evil banished thereby; and the Priest shall not change one word or letter of this exorcism, but recite it faithfully as it is put down” (Taken from the Book of Calling)
“Remember to keep to the low ground, and not the high, for the Ancient Ones swing easily to the tops of the temples and the mountains, whereby they may survey what they had lost the last time. And sacrifices made on the tops of those temples are lost to Them….,Remember thy life is in running water, and not in still water, for the latter is the breeding place of the LILITU, and her creatures are the offspring of Them, and do worship at Their shrines, the places of which are unknown to thee. But where thou seest a standing stone, there they will be, for such is their altar.” (Taken from the Second Testimony of the Mad Arab)
It is clearly evident when we compare these two passages that the rights of the Simon Necronomicon GateWalker are the rights of the Ancient Ones.
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