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Invocation ofthe Powers

Spirit 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 From beyond the tomb wherein INANNA Daughter of the Gods Gained Entrance to the Unholy Slumbers Of the she-fiend of KUTHULETH In SHURRUPAK, I summon thee to mine aid In UR, I summon thee to mine aid In NIPPURR, I summon thee to mine aid In ERIDU, I summon thee to mine aid In...

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 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...

Conjuration Against The Seven Liersinwait

They are Seven They are Seven In the depths of the ocean, they are Seven In the shining heavens, they are Seven They proceed from the ocean depths They proceed from the hidden retreat They are neither male nor female These which stretch themselves out like chains They have no spouse They beget not children They are strangers to charity They ignore prayers They scoff at wishes They are vermin that come forth from the Mountains of MASHU Enemies of Our Master ENKI They are the vengeance of the...

The Testimony Of The Mad Arab

Necronomicon Silver Amulet From The Fire

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 Exorcism Against Azagthoth And His Emissaries

(An image must be made of a throne-chair, and put into the flames ofthe AGA MASS SSARATU while chanting the following exorcism.) Boil Boil Burn Burn UTUK XUL TA ARDATA Who art thou, whose son Who are thou, whose daughter What sorcery, what spells, has brought thee here May ENKI, the Master of Magicians, free me May ASHARILUDU, son of ENKI, free me May they bring to nought your vile sorceries I chain you I bind you I deliver you to GIRRA Lord of the Flames Who sears, burns, enchains Of whom even...

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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...

Supplementary Material To

THE CHART that follows is based on research presently available to the Editor with regard to Sumerian and Assyro-Babylonian religions. Entries in parentheses refer to the state of correspondences before the advert of the Elder Gods, the Race of MARDUK that is, it reflects the nature of the cosmos before the Fall of MARDUK from Heaven. Names of zodiacal constellations are after Budge's renderings. RE'U KINU SHAME U TU'AME RABUTI VIPER

The Conjuration Of The Mountains Of Mashu

A spell to cause consternation in the Enemy, and confuse his thoughts. It is also a binding that the evil sorcerer may not see his spells work their desired ends, but melt away like honey or wax. These Mountains are called SHADU, and are the hiding places ofthe Serpents ofKUR. A spell to SHADU YU LIKTUMKUNUSHI SHADU YU LIKLAKUNUSHI SHADU YU LINI YIX KUNUSHI SHADU YU LI YIXSI KUNUSHI SHADU YU LITE KUNUSHI SHADU YU LINI KUNUSHI SHADU YU LINIR KUNUSHI SHADU YU LIKATTIN KUNUSHI SHADU YU DANNU...

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 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...

The Book Of Fifty Names

Book The Fifty Names

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 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...

Ereshkigal Scorned Queen Of The Anyss Were In All Are Drowned

Yet ISHTAR Queen of Heaven Bright Light of Nights Mistress of the Gods Set her mind in that direction From Above she set her mind, To Below she set her mind From the Heavens she set forth To the Abyss Out of the Gates of the Living To enter the Gates of Death Out of the Lands we know Into the Lands we know not To the Land of No Return To the Land of Queen ERESHKIGAL ISHTAR, Queen of Heavens, she set her mind ISHTAR, Daughter of SIN, she set forth To the Black Earth, the Land of CUTHA She set...

And this is the Sigil ofPAZUZU by which he is constrained to come

Kutulu Sigil

Of all the Gods and Spirits of Abomination, there can be no use or gain to call upon AZAG-THOTH, as he is Surely Mad. Rendered sightless in the Battle, he is Lord of CHAOS, and the priest can find little use for him. He is also too powerful to control once called, and gives violent struggle before sent back to the Gate, for which only a strong and able magician may dare raise him. Thus, for that reason, his seal is not given. Of all the Gods and Spirits of Abomination, KUTULU only cannot be...

The Binding Of The Evil Sorcerers

When thou art haunted by the spells ofthe worshippers ofthe Ancient Ones, make images ofthem, 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...

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, formulae...