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Crowley, Aleister - The Necronomicon

Crowley, Aleister - The Necronomicon

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Dedication
On the One Hundredth anniversary
of the Nativity of the Poet
ALEISTER CROWLEY
1875-1975
Ad Meiomrum Cthulhi Gloriam

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

THE EDITOR would like to thank all of the people whose cooperation and dedication to
unspeakable horrors has made this book possible. First, our thanks go to that nameless monk
who presented us with the originals., who has since disappeared. Second, to that ever-changing
staff of translators who performed a most distasteful and oft'times unsatisfying task: to Ms. I.
Celms, Ms. N. Papaspyrou, Mr. Peter Levenda, Mr. X. and Mr. Y. Third, to Ms. J. McNally,
whose thorough knowledge and understanding of Craft folklore aided the Editor in assuming a
proper perspective towards this Work. Fourth, to Mr. J. Birnbaum who aided in some of the
preliminary practical research concerning the powers of the Book, and its dangers. Fifth, to
Mr. L. K. Barnes, who dared to tempt the awesome wrath of the Ancient Ones, rising
unspeakable eldritch horrors, in supporting the publication of this arcane treatise. Sixth, to all
those patient Pagans and Friends of the Craft who waited, and waited for the eventual
publication of this tome with baited breath . . . and something on the stove. Seventh, and
perhaps most importantly, to Herman Slater of the Magickal Childe (nee Warlock Shop),

whose constant encouragement and eternal kvetching was material to the completion of this
Work.
And, finally, to the Demon PERDURABO, without whose help the presentation of this Book
would have been impossible.
Blessed Be!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION

Introductory Essay
Prefatory Notes
Chart of Comparisons
Supplementary Material to 777
Notes on Pronunciation
The Spells (Translated)
Common Sumerian Words and Phrases in English
A word Concerning the Original Manuscript
Banishings
Bibliography & Suggested Reading List

The NECRONOMICON

The Testimony of the Mad Arab
Of the Zonei and Their Attributes
The Book of Entrance, and Of the Walking
The Incantations of The Gates
The Conjuration of the Fire God
The Conjuration of the Watcher
The MAKLU Text

The Book of Calling
The Book of Fifty Names
The MAGAN Text
The URILIA Text
The Testimony of the Mad Arab, the Second Part

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. L.K. Barnes, publisher of
this tome, has probably come to regret ever setting foot or tentacle inside those clammy precincts, for the
crazed proprietor of that institution commenced to wave before him the manuscript copy of this book, thereby
securing his soul forever in the service of the Elder Gods.

Needless to say, L.K. - a longtime pilgrim in the search for the genuine NECRONOMICON which he knew,
since childhood, really existed - was suitably impressed. Shocked, actually. He asked to see the dubious
personality who claimed responsibility for the editing and general research work that went into the volume.

This exotic individual, Simon by name, appeared suddenly one day in the living quarters of L.K. Barnes
attired in a beret, a suit of some dark, fibrous material, and a attache case which contained - besides
correspondence from various Balkan embassies and a photograph of the F-104 fighter being crated up for
shipment to Luxembourg - additional material on the NECRONOMICON which proved his bona fides. Also at
that meeting was the third member of the Unholy Trinity, James Wasserman of Studio 31 who - according to a
South American cult leader - died during the last year, but who has been able with assistance from the Stone of
the Wise and certain of the formulae in this book, to go on about his business like unto a living man.

With Simon's manuscript, Barnes' occult vision and aesthetic scruples, and Wasserman's production
experience and tireless labour, the abhorred NECRONOMICON began to take shape and the first edition
smote the stands on December 22, 1977 - the ancient pagan feast of Yule, the winter solstice.

Yet, not without a number of bizarre occurrences that more than once threatened the lives, the sanity, and the
astral bodies of the three individuals most deeply involved.

Jim Wasserman was subjected to what we may vaguely refer to as "poltergeist" activity during the time he
worked on production and design aspects of the book. A room which, for certain loathsome purposes, was
always kept locked was found one day to have been opened - from the inside. In the same building, just below
his loft, the typesetters were set upon by swarms of rats. The discovery of a small Hindu idol that had been lost
signalled the end to the plague, and the rats disappeared.

Simon usually lives in fear of his life, for reasons that do not always have to do with the NECRONOMICON. However, he has been subject to constant surveillance by the Ancient Ones as they await one slip, the single misstep, that will provide for them the entry they earnestly desire into this world.

L.K. Barnes, on the other hand, has had no rest whatever from the signals and messages from the
extraterrestrial intelligences that were the overseers and the guardians of the book's publication. He has been
plagued by an unremitting chain of numerological events which he cannot ignore. The predominance of the
numbers 13,333,555,666 and others too arcane to bear mentioning have been made his life a demonstration
(read, demon-stration) of Jungian synchronicity patterns. Also, his printing of the beautiful, full-colour

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