The Necronomicon

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 1980

byEdward Simon

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In the past 31 years, there has been a lot of ink—actual and virtual—spilled on the subject of the Necronomicon. Some have derided it as a clumsy hoax; others have praised it as a powerful grimoire. As the decades have passed, more information has come to light both on the book's origins and discovery, and on the information contained within its pages. The Necronomicon has been found to contain formula for spiritual trans-formation, consistent with some of the most ancient mystical processes in the world, processes that were not public knowledge when the book was first published, processes that involve communion with the stars.

In spite of all the controversy, the first edition sold out before it was published. And it has never been out of print since then. This year, the original designer of the 1977 edition and the original editor have joined forces to present a new, deluxe hardcover edition of the most feared, most reviled, and most desired occult book on the planet.

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In the past 31 years, there has been a lot of ink—actual and virtual—spilled on the subject of the Necronomicon. Some have derided it as a clumsy hoax; others have praised it as a powerful grimoire. As the decades have passed, more information has come to light both on the book's origins and discovery, and on the information contained ...

Simon is a student of magic, occultism, and religion since the mid-1960s and the editor of the Necronomicon, Simon was a frequent lecturer for the famed Warlock Shop in Brooklyn and the Magickal Childe Bookstore in Manhattan for more than ten years beforehis sudden disappearance in 1984, speaking on topics as diverse as religion and p...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.72 inPublished:March 1, 1980Publisher:HarperCollins

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necromancers abide by the rules! Alas the mind is such a powerful thing, and if one losses control of thier mind things can become rather bothersome. Voices may call out to you 'hello" or a simple "hi" you may even begin to see things such a shadows or creepy images on the wall or fell a pressence in your room. If any of these things truly bother you a great deal heres some things you can do to make it go away. First go and find a book called The Magikal use of Thought Forms, if that fails then you could find yourself a Quigi Board and attempt to find out what entity is bugging you oh so much. You could also use several banashing spells, such a the Besom Cleansing Spell for example. Thier are also several little charms and talismans that can be used. Then thier is the methods of offering it some incense or coocked rice (if you want it to stick around as a guardian) thiers also soul trapping crystals......If you do manage to banish it lay some salt(preferably real sea salt) at your doors and windows, the last thing i can think of is to turn your entire house into sacred space were no evil may come......oh i nearl forgot you could always call in the local Shamen to do thier thing. ;) Necromancer Comet Armagon
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a very interesting, but fictional, read The original necronomicon was written by H.P Lovecraft. This is what is known as Simon's necronomicon. It is in many ways the same book, but the spells and whatnot within are based on sumarian/babylonian mythology and therefore are worthy of a read. a great addition to any occult literature collection.
Date published: 2007-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The prime Bible, the roots of religion. This book, even though might look as a grimoire (a spellbook), is thought not to be one by many and instead is called the historical text. The text does include several spells, most of which are very simple and those that are complex were purposly unfinished by the author due to the danger they might bring. Although, if you read very carefully, you will understand that it consists of many Sumerian myths that were found in the middle east during archelogical expeditions in 20th century (which would once again prove the reality of the book, since H.P.Lovecraft wrote the book in 19th). Even though many people are afraid to even pronounce the word Necronomicon, it is not a devil's bible at all. Necronomicon, or Book of Dead Names (lat) is actually the very short intepretation of Godly battles according to Sumerian history. Each and every of those can remind a careful reader of those Biblical myths we all remember very well (e.g. The Great Flood). The reason for giving it 5 stars is beca
Date published: 2002-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The world of non-fictional occult This vision of Necronomicon hit the stands in our nonfictional universe. Some of the entities found in Lovecaft's stories are also found in this grimoire, although they are spelled differently. What's interesting, however is the way they are used. The magical system in the book is based on actual Mosopotamian Mythology and the entities from the Cthulhu Mythos are included as demonic beings in adaptations of famous Sumerian myths, such as "Inanna's Descent into the Underworld" and the Enuma Elish, or Sumerian Creation of Myth. Most rituals in the book deal with astrally visiting the Planetary spheres and their rulers, who correspond to the actual deities associated with the planets in Mesopotamia. The rituals in this book work well because they are, to some extent, based upon actual magical practices. If you want to experiment with this book, I especially recommend you try evoking a few of Marduk's Legion of fifty. These spirits are mentioned in the last part of the Enuma Elish and most of them are very helpful !!!!!! Reference: Konstantinos: Summoning Spirits, the art of magical evocation
Date published: 2001-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Necronomicon I had heard a lot about this book, but I was dissapointed. First of all, there is a lot of controversy as to whether this book is actually an ancient translated text as it claims to be, or a fictional creation pf H P Lovecraft. In my opinion, it is fiction. Despite this, it does have a few lessons to teach, to an INTELLIGENT, OBSERVANT student that is. I think it could be almost dangerous in the hands of someone who wouldn't try and find meaning in it, someone who would take its message superficially. At any rate, it certainly is unusual, and makes for an interesting read, but that's about it.
Date published: 2000-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raise the Dead!!!!!!!!!!! Interesting reading, also may help you to understand the lyrics of death metal bands Morbid Angel and Deicide a little better, seeing as this book is an inspiration for lyrics of many metal bands. Even Metallica's "Call of Cthulu"
Date published: 1999-08-27