Of The Zonei And Their Attributes

They have Seven Seals, each of which may be used in their turn. They are approached by Seven Gates, each of which may be opened in their turn. They have Seven Colours, Seven Essences, and each a separate Step on the Ladder of Lights. The Chaldeans were but imperfect in their knowledge, although they had understanding of the Ladder, and certain of the formulae. They did not, however, possess the formulae for the passing of the Gates, save one, of whom it is...

The Testimony Of The Mad Arab

THIS is the testimony of all that I have seen, and all that I have learned, in those years that I have possessed the Three Seals of MASSHU. I have seen One Thousand-and-One moons, and surely this is enough for the span of a man's life, though it is said the Prophets lived much longer. I am weak, and ill, and bear a great tiredness and exhaustion, and a sigh hangs in my breast like a dark lantern. I am old. The wolves carry my name in their midnight speeches, and that quiet, subtle Voice is...

The Spells Translated

WHERE POSSIBLE, the Editor has taken every opportunity to find the original Sumerian or Akkadian translation of a given Greek charm of conjuration. These will be given here. Also, the reader will find English translations of the Sumerian charms as they are given in the NECRONOMICON. Not al of the charms are available this way, and sometimes we have had to make do with near misses. Much of what is found here has come from the Maklu text, of which the only extant translation is in the German of...

The Binding Of The Evil Sorcerers

(When thou art haunted by the spells ofthe worshippers ofthe Ancient Ones, make images of them, one male and one female, and burn them in the flames ofthe AGA MASS SSARATU, while pronouncing the following Incantation of the Binding ) I invoke you, Gods of the Night Together with you I call to the Night, to the Covered Woman I call in the Evening, at Midnight, and in the Morning Because they have enchanted me The sorcerer and the sorceress have bound me My God and my Goddess cry over me. I am...

Introduction

IN THE MID - 1920's, roughly two blocks from where the Warlock Shop once stood, in Brooklyn Heights, lived a quiet, reclusive man, an author of short stories, who eventually divorced his wife of two years and returned to his boyhood home in Rhode Island, where he lived with his two aunts. Born on August 20, 1890, Howard Phillips Lovecraft would come to exert an impact on the literary world that dwarfs his initial successes with Weird Tales magazine in 1923. He died, tragically, at the age of 46...

Preface To The Second Edition

THERE ARE THREE major individuals who must share the credit for the astonishingly good reception the NECRONOMICON has enjoyed over the last two years since its publication. L.K. Barnes was lured into the Magickal Childe bookstore in Manhattan one day by an incarnated thoughtform we may only refer to by his initials, B.A.K. Both were in search of some casual amusement from the slightly distorted version of the supernatural intelligence-dissemination that usually took place on those premises....

The Conjuration Of The Watcher

THIS is the Book of the Conjuration of the Watcher, for formulae as I received them from the Scribe of ENKI, Our Master and Lord of All Magick. Great care must be taken that this untamed Spirit does not rise up against the Priest, and for that reason a preliminary sacrifice must be made in a clean and new bowl with the appropriate sigils inscribed thereupon, being the three grey carven signs of the Rock of my initiation, which are They must be engraved upon the bowl with a fine stylus, or...

Banishings

In the interim period between the translation and the publication of this work, the Editor, along with a circle of initiates in another discipline, undertook to experiment with the rituals and forces outlined in the NECRONOMICON. In using the material alone, or within a Western ceremonial structure (such as the Golden Dawn system) we came upon startling discoveries in both cases there are no effective banishings for the forces invoked in the NECRONOMICON itself The rituals, incantations,...

Sumerland

Necronomicon Symbol

Another hallmark of the Craft of the Wise is evident within the NECRONOMICON, as well as in general Sumerian literature, and that is the arrangement of the cross-quarter days, which make up half of the Craft's official pagan holidays. These occur on the eves of February 2nd, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st, and are called Candlemas, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain (or Hallows), respectively. The name Lammas has a curious origin in the dunes at Sumer. It is not less than the name of one of the...

Prefatory Notes

THE PRESENT MANUSCRIPT was delivered into the hands of the Editor by a priest who had managed to get ordained through uncanonical methods which have been entertainingly described in the several books and articles on the ecclesiastic phenomenon, the wandering bishops. Just such an unorthodox prelate was Fr. Montague Summers, who wrote numerous books on demonology, witchcraft, and the like. Suffice it to say, we were rather doubtful as to the authenticity of the work before us. In the first...

The Book Of Fifty Names

Elder Gods Line Drawings

THE BOOK OF FIFTY NAMES OF MARDUK, DEFEATER OFTHE ANCIENTONES THIS is the Book of MARDUK, begotten of our Master ENKI, Lord of Magicians, who did defeat TIAMAT, known as KUR, known as HUWAWA, in magick combat, who defeated the Ancient Ones that the Elders may live and rule the Earth. In the time before time, in the age before the heaven and the earth were put in their places, in the age when the Ancient Ones were rulers of all that existed and did not exist, there was nought but darkness. There...

The Book Of Calling

THIS is the Book of the Ceremonies of Calling, handed down since the time the Elder Gods walked the Earth, Conquerors of the Ancient Ones. This is the Book of NINNGHIZHIDDA, Horned Serpent, the Lady of the Magick Wand. This is the Book of NINAXAKUDDU, The Queen, Mistress of the Incantations. This is the Book of ASALLUXI, the King, the Lord of Magick. This is the Book of AZAG, the Enchanter. This is the Book of EGURA, the Dark Waters of ABSU, Realm of ERESHKIGAL, Queen of Death. This is the Book...

Elder Gods Tecnique Magic Spells

Hearken, and Remember In the Name of ANU, Remember In the Name of ENLIL, Remember In the Name of ENKI, Remember When on High the Heavens had not been named, The Earth had not been named, And Naught existed but the Seas of ABSU, The Ancient One, And MUMMU TIAMAT, the Ancient One Who bore them all, Their Waters as One Water. At this time, before the ELDER GODS had been brought forth, Uncalled by Name, Their destinies unknown and undetermined, Then it was that the Gods were formed within the...

The Invocation Of The Ninib Gate

Spirit of the Wanderer of the Wastes, Remember Spirit of the Planet of Time, Remember Spirit of the Plane of he Hunter, Remember NINIB, Lord of the Dark Ways, Remember NINIB, Lord of the Secret Passages, Remember NINIB, Knower of the Secrets of All Things, Remember NINIB, Knower of the Ways of the Ancient Ones, Remember NINIB, Horned One of Silence, Remember NINIB, Watcher of the Ways of the IGIGI, Remember NINIB, Knower of the Pathways of the Dead, Remember In the Name of the Covenant sworn...

The Conjuration Xilqa Xilqa Besa Besa or A Most Excellent Charm Against the Hordes of Demons etc

Arise Arise Go far away Go far away Be shamed Be shamed Flee Flee Turn around, go, arise and go far away Your wickedness may rise to heaven like unto smoke Arise and leave my body From my body, depart in shame From my body flee Turn away from my body Go away from my body Do not return to my body Do no come near my body Do not approach my body Do not throng around my body Be commanded by Shammash the Mighty Be commanded by Enki, Lord of All Be commanded by Marduk, the Great Magician of the Gods...