Letter to Dan Harms Part 4: Kiss of the Dragon

Greetings! I would like to send a warm welcome to all those who stopped by to read the information contained herein. I would also like to send my greetings to Mister Dan Harms and his associates. We have engaged in some interesting topics as of late. I recently was contacted by a reader who expressed that my debates with Dan Harms has been as important to the occult world as the Obama-Clinton debates are to the world of politics. Mister Dan Harms recently posted a reply to my 3rd Open Letter to him and his associates, which can be found at this link:

http://danharms.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/we-get-necronomicon-posts-part-3/

Let us now examine some of Mister Dan Harms most recent observations:

“Here “it” refers specifically to the herb olieribos.  It’s something of a surprise that Warlock sees it as a code. After all, in the Simon Necronomicon, olieribos is part of an offering to the spiritual and highly irritable guardian called the Watcher. The Watcher is employed in turn for the gate-walking, the callings, some of the banishings, and the last-resort defense of the magician.”

I never saw the use of olieribos as a code. I was being somewhat sarcastic in my response because you mentioned that it played such a “prominent role” in calling the Watcher, yet it is rarely mentioned in the text. I am familiar with the herb and I do use something as a substitute for it. Once you understand what it really represents, you will understand what the essential items of sacrifice in the ritual are. You can find the following information at this site:

http://www.alchemy-works.com/phalaris_arundinacea.html

“Phalaris arundinacea

Reed canary grass

This perennial grass, associated with Neptune, occurs in a ring around the northern hemisphere–the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Some people have argued that it is the grass olieribos, which is called for in an invocation in a version of the Necronomicon. Considering that none of the other candidates for olieribos–nettles, marijuana, Peganum harmala, aconite, juniper, and fennel–are actually grasses and none grow in swampy areas, as olieribos is said to do, Phalaris sounds like a reasonable candidate. Fond of wetlands, it is often found together with purple loosestrife and some believe it can become as pesky a weed. It has been used in areas set up to filter sewage, but it also enjoys uplands and can survive drought. It grows best on moist, sandy soil and dislikes heat (won’t prosper in the Deep South). It can grow over 6 feet tall and tends to form clumps. Some varieties of Phalaris make an excellent forage crop; however, this seed comes from a wholesaler specializing in wetlands reclamation and was not developed for forage.”

Mister Dan Harms continues in his response:

“Olieribos is part of an offering to the spiritual and highly irritable guardian called the Watcher. The Watcher is employed in turn for the gate-walking, the callings, some of the banishings, and the last-resort defense of the magician. The sacrifice is very important, as the Watcher is an amoral creature who has no qualms about tearing apart the magician if annoyed.”

Interesting statements. Harms is right that the Watcher is invoked as somewhat of a guardian, and indeed care is to be taken when working with the Watcher, as the Watcher is the key to working with the system as presented in the Simon Necronomicon. However, Mister Harms is not to exact as to what the Watcher is, but since he spoke on the subject, I would like to take the time to go into detail as to what the Watcher is. I will be using the Simon Necronomicon in the following references that will attribute as SN:

“I conjur Thee by…by The Veil of Sunken Varloormi” (Taken form the Normal Invocation of The Watcher as found on page 72 of the SN)

“KUTULU raises his head and stares up through the  Veils of sunken Varloormi..” (Taken from the Testimony of the Mad Arab as found on page 15 of the SN)

“the Watcher appears..,with eyes that never lose their stare.” (Taken from the SN page 70)

“KUTULU raises his head..,up through the Abyss, and fixes his stare upon me” ( Taken from the SN page 15)

One of the first lines in the Normal Invocation of the Watcher as found on page 72 of the SN is:

“I conjur Thee by the Fire of GIRRA”

“I deliver you to GIRRA ..,Lord of the Flames..,Of whom even mighty KUTULU has fear! (Taken from page 83 of the MAKLU TEXT as found in the SN)

“And  the Watcher sometimes appears..,aloft holding the Sword of Flames, and even the Elder Gods are awed thereby” (Taken from page 70 of the SN)

“the corpse KUTULU shakes beneath the Earth, and our Master ENKI is sore afraid.” (Taken form page 186 of the SN)

“And the Lord of the Watchers dwells, it is said among the wastes of the IGIGI..” (Taken from page 70 of the SN)

“the Number of ENKI is Forty..,and he is our Father..” (Taken from page 46 of the SN. It is interesting to note that in the SUPPLEMENTARY TO 777, which is found in the introduction, ENKI  is equated to the plane of the IGIGI..,making him the Lord of the Watcher.)

All this means that the Watcher is KUTULU and as I spoke about in my Open Letter to Dan Harms Part 3, Tiamat (which is KUTULU is identified as an aspect of) actually represents our dead self, the dead part of ourselves that has not been elevated since we have not raised our kundalini. Most people think that our higher self is a benevolent force, when in fact it must be trained to be so through seven divine principles. I will discuss this more in a future post concerning the BANDAR symbol. It is a part of ourselves that appears almost alien to the state we’re in before our true initiation. Through the process of Walking the Gates, we are raising this kundalini force, or Kutulu in a way that is structures, but it is indeed a serious right. KUTULU is derived from the term Cutha or kunta which is an actual Sumerian term, However, what is often not discussed is that the term “cunt” is a derivative of the word Cutha, and the term”cunt” is a reference to Kundalini in over a dozen languages. So the Watcher in not some creature that exits outside of us, as Mister Dan Harms asserted to, but it is the primal alien force that resides within us.

Let us  now move on to the rest of Mister Dan Harms response. The following was said by Harms in response to my statements that Aleister Crowley is indeed the Mad Arab of the Simon Necronomicon, and that he left the blueprint for the Simon Necronomicon, that Simon and his associate completed to the best of his ability. One of the things that I mentioned was that Crowley’s name appears 39 times in the introduction of the Simon Necronomicon. Never have I encountered a work where the author mentions someone 39 time in the introduction, and that work is not about the said named, or the said name did not contribute to the literary work. This is Mister Dan Harms response:

“The question is a good one, but the answer is not so simple. For example, the Necronomicon was originally marketed to the community of occultists served by Magickal Childe. If an advertisement they published is any indication, Crowley was the single most popular author at the store, with the number of his titles far outstripping any others. This suggests an alternative scenario – that Simon wanted to sell the book, and Crowley sold at Magickal Childe.

Frankly, most of the references in the introduction to Crowley are largely superficial and sensationalistic, concentrating on the bloodiness of the Aeon of Horus, Crowley’s identification with the beast, his poor media coverage, particular passages of Liber Al taken out of context, etc. It’s not a document I’d expect from someone who’d made a serious study of Crowley’s philosophy.”

Mister Dan Harms response does give some good background as to what the environment was like when the Simon Necronomicon was being produced is a fairly decent one. However, his response lacks depth as to why Crowley’s name is constantly listed in the introduction of the Simon Necronomicon. However, let us look at another controversial writing that is known throughout the world to gain some resolve in the matter.

For those of us who are familiar with the Hebrew Scriptures of the Bible, also known as the Old Testament, could you just imagine how different the theme of this massive work would be if the term “messiah” or “anointed one” was removed from the text. Keeping true to the Jewish Tradition the Hebrew term ‘”anointed one”, which is where the English term “messiah” derives, was attributed to the Kings, Priest, and Prophets of Ancient Israel. The Hebrew Scriptures is a record of these “anointed ones” and the lessons they learned, the conflicts they had, their prophecies, songs, and interactions with the divine. The overall work of the Hebrew Scriptures  is a record of the interactions that these “anointed ones’ had with divine intelligences. This is most crucial to the theme. It is the Hebrew word MASHIYACH that translates to “anointed one’ or “messiah”. yet this term only used in the Hebrew Scriptures 39 times. This is the same amount of times that the name Crowley appears in the introduction of the Simon Necronomicon. This would explain it is said in the ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, that it would have been impossible to put the Simon Necronomicon without the help of PERDURABO. It would also explain why Simon stated that Book of the Law, Liber Al, was Crowley’s Necronomicon, as it was the foundation of the Simon Necronomicon, much like the Hebrew Scriptures laid the foundation for Christianity. See the Simon Necronomicon is not a HOAX, as Mister Dan Harms would like for us to believe. Simon himself stated in the Simon Necronomicon that Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos was meant for entertainment. Therefore Simon only sought to use the imagery of Lovecraft, not to promote the belief in some work that Lovecraft made up! Yet in the Simon Necronomicon does indeed contain a magick that the Mad Arab, Aleister Crowley left behind.

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7 replies »

  1. I find Mr Harms thoughts on the matter to be correct, and I feel as though You are simply another bitter person mad that he helped exposed the Fraud that is the Simon Necronomicon. NOTHING remotely “postitive” can be gained from that book, and frankly I grow tired of it’s supporters offering claims of it’s “usefuleness”. With all due respect..GROW UP.

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  2. Thanks for your comment Mike. I have nothing to be bitter about. If you do not see anything positive about the Simon Necronomicon that is fine. It has helped me a lot and i see no harm in sharing what I learned with others who walk the same path. I enjoy reading some of Mister Dan Harms work, and we have discussed this at times. I feel so bad that it makes you sick if I believe in what I want to believe. Have a great day!

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  3. Mike, seems maybe your substituting “positive” with being “scared” of the book itself. Which brings us back to Warlocks discussion that the book is in fact not actually a hoax.
    Keep writing my friend, i’m enjoying what you are dicussing.

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  4. thank you. The work is a little busy, but it has been one of my most cherished experiences on the path

    Be Well

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  5. I am so happy and excited to be reading this. I have read in two different books so far (The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Symbols by Barbara G. Walker and The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman by Dr. Christine Page) that the term “cunt” comes from the goddess Kunti. Wrong. In my studies of Inanna that began a few years ago I saw that the term “chthonic” very likely comes from Cutha as well as does “cunt”. Also – in standard modern Assyrian language the term “qoota” means vagina, and in some dialects – those of the north – it is said as “chountha” – possibly where the ‘n’ in our “cunt” originates.

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  6. I’m not so sure. “Chthonic” is a Greek word. There are various theories about “cunt”, but none of them seem to suggest a common origin with “chthonic”. Some connect it to Latin or Germanic words meaning “cleft”, “division”, etc. A Greek origin has been theorized, but in that case the root would be “gyne”, meaning “woman”. Other theories exist, but all of them seem to either have to do with physical characteristics (“cleft” and such) or femininity (“woman”, “female”, and so on). The thing about language is that astonishing coincidences can and will routinely occur. Know what the Japanese word for “name” is? It’s “namae”. One letter apart and identical in meaning, and yet there is absolutely no connection between the two.

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