And the four beasts said, Amen.

And the four and twenty elders fell down

and worshipped Tempus which is for ever and ever.

And it was that when the Lamb opened the first of the seven great seals, the rumble of tempest thunder boomed forth, while the first beast did call out in clear voice, “Come and see”.

And I saw, the semblance of a white horse: and the lord that sat on him held a bow;

and there was given unto him a great crown: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when the Lamb opened the second seal,

I heard the second beast call out in clear voice, “Come and see”.

And lo, I beheld the semblance of another horse that was red:

and power was given to the lord that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another:

and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when the Lamb had opened the third seal,

I heard the third beast call out in clear voice, “Come and see”.

And lo, I beheld, the semblance of a black horse;

and the lord that sat there upon had a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

And when the Lamb had opened the fourth seal,

I heard the fourth beast call out in clear voice, “Come and see”.

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And I looked, and behold a pale horse:

and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

And authority over the four corners of the earth was granted unto these four lords, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

And when the Lamb had opened the fifth seal, I saw rise up;

those who had lain as dead, hidden low even in holy ashes,

black as soot, them that retained their teaching hidden,

and the evidence which they held safe from destruction:

And they called out in clear voice, saying, “How long, O Lamb, sanctified and true,

dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that wronged us so?”

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them,

that they could now rest for a little time , and see all that was yet to pass and be fulfilled.

And lo, when the Lamb had opened the sixth seal,

I beheld a luminous star fall from the heavens, down unto the earth:

It having the semblance of a Lady sitting upon a scarlet dragon;

A beast of blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns.

And on the Lady’s forehead, her tiara bore the inscription, “MYSTERY+BABYLON”, for she was the mistress of the Lamb, a Great Queen Mother of a thousand young, and gateway of divinity.

The Lady was dressed in a purple cope over scarlet gown, clasped at her bosom with morse of gold and precious stones and pearls;

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having in her hand a golden chalice full of sweetly perfumed red blood, potent as the lasciviousness of earthly beasts. I saw the Lady drunken with the sweetly perfumed red blood, sweet as the prayers of saints. And every toast she made, the chalice rang like a tolling bell. And the Lamb came in unto the Lady, and to her grace was given a key in shape of a burning sword, to strike the ground to unlock the way of the seven walled Garden long buried. Bright like a candle shone the sword, and with it the Lady smote the ground, and did unlocked the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. Blazing with the power of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath the name Apollyon . Then in the greatness of the Quake ruins; the sun and the air upon the plane darkened with the smoke of the pit, and the moon became as blood, and there followed hail stones and blood red coals of fire, and these were cast upon the earth: And the sky folded upon itself; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the mighty of earth sought to hide themselves in dens under the mountains, and they said; “let the red dawn surmise what we shall do, When the blue starlight dies and all is through. For the great day of wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” And when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, Silence covered the heavens.
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And the Lady raised her chalice bell, and her sword bright as a candle flame;

and taking up the book which the Lamb had laid open, she uttered what was written there in.

With a loud voice like seven thunders, she did utter the seven forbidden mysteries; an anathema song fearful and terrible to proclaim upon the darkling plane.

And thus shone the Yellow sign.

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true word of god. So a story that originated as a slanderous smear attack against a rival tribes origin, could not be simply tossed out when it fell out of political fashion, the compromise was a reinterpretation of the stated facts to soften the harsh picture it had originally painted.

End Notes

The mundane events of the smear required a reinterpretation as fantastical magical miraculous events by the spin-doctors, to paint the story in a new light, reworking it into an anti homosexual morality lesson ending with the cliché of evil female deceitfulness which knows no bounds. If we read through the spin we find a tale solely of a biased character assassination against Lot. Reading it as such, we see Lot is painted as what could be called a very “possessive” dad. To keep his two daughters from the attention of any other men, Lot disguises each daughter in men’s garments. This plan works for a while, however as the daughters mature, their budding feminine features become harder to hide. Eventually the more perceptive men of the city catch on to what the old man is up to, enraged by their suspicions they follow Lot and his disguised daughters back to Lot’s house, seeking to apprehend and discover the truth behind who really are the two strange fair young angelic “men”. The men of the city surround the house so anyone trying to escape on foot would be seen, then the mob demands the appearance of the two strange fair young “men”, so that they may be inspected in the most intimate manner. Lot fearing that if the deception was proven publicly, Lot and daughters would be terribly brutalized and then stoned to death, so Lot offers in desperation to forfeit what he had once horded, saying he will send out his daughters to freely entertain the randy ringleaders of the mob (Lot’s daughters having discarded their disguises and changed into feminine dress while Lot stalled for time). Suspecting the strangers are still hiding inside lot’s house and unsatisfied by the daughter’s claims of virginity, the mob, with suspicions now confirmed that something really is up, refuses saying their passions would only be sated with the appearance of the strange fair young “men”. Lot refuses; the mob in a blind rage make a hasty impromptu and disorderly search that fails to revel any trace of the vanished young men. When pressed for answers, Lot suggests that maybe the men were angels and flew off. The game is up; Lot knows he can no longer disguise the daughters to keep them away from the other men. So Lot tells his relatives he is fleeing the city. Dawn the next day finds them hightailing it to the next town in Zoar (Perhaps arranging acts of arson to distract pursuit). In Zoar, Lot’s aging wife is unhappy and she begins to question his real motives, why not just marry off the now mature daughters? Why must they leave their house and the easy city life? What is Lot really planning to do? Is this really god’s will or just Lot’s selfish indulgence? Mysteriously, by the grace of the Lord, or perhaps the more mundane slave market, Lot’s wife is exchanged for a stack of salt cakes. Then with this newfound wealth, Lot purchases as much wine as he and his daughters can carry, and they go deep into the remote hills, to live away from other people. In a secluded cave they set up home hillbilly style. Then unsurprisingly the premeditated drunken incest orgy commences.
cxi The horns protect and the eyes watch to the North (1st), South (2nd), East (3rd), West (4th), Above (“Zenith” 5th), Below (“Nadir” 6th), and the often overlooked heart, the Center in the midst of all (7th). These same directions are used in ritual magic.

i It should be noted that in most editions the verse is traditionally divided into nine sections, stanzas, or chapters, among the assorted editions various terms have been used to title these section headings, including “verse”, “moons”, “Luna”, “gates”, “porticos”, or “doors”, and even the names of nine fallen angles as found in the book of Enoch.

Often in the illustrated editions, each chapter plate is accompanied with an encoded magical ritual or formula for practical workings intended to unlock or reveal hidden meanings to the initiate.

In the fragment of an unfinished story, Lovecraft appears to make the following reference to the nine sections.

Then came the first scratching and fumbling at the dormer window that looked out high above the other roofs of the city. It came as I droned aloud the ninth verse of that primal lay, and I knew amidst my shudders what it meant. For he who passes the gateways always wins a shadow, and never again can he be alone. I had evoked—and the book was indeed all I had suspected.

--H.P. Lovecraft, “The Book” story fragment, 1933.

In Latin the use of “Luna” can mean the moon, night, or a month. This perhaps could be viewed as a symbolic gestation of nine months, the length of the work, leading to a metaphorical birth of occult insight.

ii In the illustrated editions this mention of four elements is usually accompanied with four characters or signs, as the examples show below, these vary in appearance depending upon the illustration style and quality, but all share in common a numeric sequence of 2, 1, 4, 3 (“Voor”, “Kish”, “Koth”, and “Elder”).

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make themselves garments, it is only later in the cool of the day that Yahweh shows up to dish out uncomfortable yet nonfatal punishments. Yahweh had already been withholding the tree of life along with the tree of knowledge from man; the continuation of withholding the tree of life after the fall did not change the situation for human mortality. Man had not received immortality before they had the falling out with Yahweh, so remaining as mortals was not any drastic change to their life expectancy one way or the other.
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on the surface this code sequence and associated ritual instructions would appear as just a lot of mumbo-jumbo, however with the help of a little insight it is said to point out to an initiate, and unlock the fifth hidden sign that rules over the elements of the material world, if an initiate starting out upon the first step of their journey (standing at the place of 1), should reach forth to place the point of a curved blade (sickle, scythe, or scimitar) upon the numbers and then does trace out the sequence upon the tablet of demonology, the sign of the desired destination goal will be revealed there unto them.

This deception is pointed to by some as the origin of how Yahweh developed a deep hatred and fear of natural human nudity.
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Some interpret this wounding as the first act of circumcision, Adam had removed his covering coat of piebald skins, and so in vengeance Yahweh painfully removes the foreskin of Adam. Others interpret this wounding as a more drastic castration or full emasculation, turning Adam into a eunuch, while regarding circumcision and other acts of male and female genital mutilation later promoted by priests, as an act of symbolic reparation for the first lusty transgression of Adam and Eve removing their cloths to seek sexual pleasure.
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With curved scimitar, and traced lines, the encoded sign of Capricorn is revealed.

Sheep and goats.

You may have noticed at the top the use of four of the five Appalachian Cipher twig Runes.
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Able tends the flocks with his father Adam, while Cain stays with Yahweh to practice gardening agriculture. Here this talk of “sin lieth at the door” is interpreted esoterically as the letter “Šin”, to occultists it is a symbol of the powers commanded by the “kingship” of an enlightened mind.
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This mark according to the tradition surrounding the tablets of Enoch, is that of the letter “Šin”, a letter that looks like a capital W, and is the middle letter of the Pentagrammaton. Cain bares the mark of “Šin”, not as a crime displeasing to Yahweh, but as a crowning letter emblem of the power commanded by the chosen king, a solar halo, the power entrusted by Yahweh, given after the pleasing blood sacrifice of Abel, the first and only son of Adam.
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Appalachian Cipher Twig Runes (or “ACT Runes”), their number, and the Necronomicon attributed names are as follows, 0 “Yhe” or “Yahweh”, 1 “Kish”, 2 “Voor”, 3 “Elder”, and 4 “Koth”.
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In regular use as a method of code writing, the Cipher twig Runes are placed in pairs, each pair representing a single encoded letter, the first rune in each pair gives the chosen Att (letter group), the second rune in each pair gives the number of the encoded letter in that Att (letter group).

These “family seals Yahshuah and Leviathan upon the faces” are according to tradition, the two pentagrams of, the human male figure, and the goat head, with the names of the parents of Cain and Awan written above and below the stars. Around the circumference edge of each seal are written each clan name.

Below is an example guide as used with the Latin alphabet, Note that the letter V is used here to represent both V and U in writing. 1 FGHIJ 01234 01234 01234 01234 KLMNO PQRST VWXYZ 2 3 4

1st Cipher twig Rune gives the Att group.

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It is not specific if this is intended as the entire city “Enoch”, or only the son “Enoch” hearing the calls. According to the legends, these “Elder ones” were departed primordial beings made of elemental chaos, born before forms of mater were fixed and the angles of space were measured into “heaven and earth”. So the Elder ones are considered the children of the chaos marriage before Time and Space split (measured). They are from before the concept “heaven and earth” Time and Space differentiated into two separate concepts. It was the Elder ones who left Nod “abandoned”, and thus the “Azif” calls of the Elder ones are still heard in Nod when the celestial bodies are in proper arrangement.
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Latin Alphabet.

ABCDE

2nd Cipher twig Rune gives the place in the group.

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This according to some, appears to point to one possible legendary origin for what has become known today as the “Necronomicon”.
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“Kingly element”, “Quintessence”.

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“Trail”, “line”, “road”.

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Compare this talk of a mysterious tenuous fifth dimension with the following sonnet.

Much like in primitive feudal cultures, Cain the first noble son was expected to inherit and protect the Fathers estate, lacking such a worldly inheritance the second noble son Seth is left with only two options, fall into poverty, or take up a religious life, Seth lacking a kingdom for his own invents the priesthood, a church to operate within the state. And thus are founded the City state “Enoch”, and then the Church “Enos”.
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XXXVI. Continuity

There is in certain ancient things a trace

The story of Lot is worthy of further inspection, for it is a good example of how due to a changing political agenda, the mundane can become of necessity recast as the miraculous, for when it comes to the Old Testament, tradition decreed all included content was the irrevocable

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originally intended for them. And Adam and the woman don’t stop at just the fruit, for the leaves they gird or hang about them as a covering camouflage (Ghilli suits) are the special leaves from the tree of Knowledge, an armor or shield, proof against others sight. With the leaves in contact with their bodies, all over their bodies, there could be little doubt the tree was not at all deadly to the touch. These “large leaves” are rendered in common Judeo-Christian versions of the myth as leaves from a fig tree, since fig leaves were the largest leaves found on trees in Canaan.
xciv Camouflaged covered over with the special leaves from the tree of Knowledge, Adam and the woman are hidden invisible to the sight of the spirit Yahweh (clearly showing Yahweh is not the omnipotent know it all his PR representatives would have you believe). xcv Taunting the serpent, Yahweh declares his intended revenge with an ominous foretelling that will only be understood after the foretold events transpire.

Of some dim essence - more than form or weight; A tenuous aether, indeterminate, Yet linked with all the laws of time and space. A faint, veiled sign of continuities That outward eyes can never quite descry; Of locked dimensions harbouring years gone by, And out of reach except for hidden keys. It moves me most when slanting sunbeams glow On old farm buildings set against a hill, And paint with life the shapes which linger still From centuries less a dream than this we know. In that strange light I feel I am not far From the fixt mass whose sides the ages are.
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Yahweh has decided to impregnate the woman with a son, a son that Yahweh will arrange to marry Awan, the daughter of the serpent and Lilith. By this action Yahweh plans to gain control over both Awan and all human descendants by declaring married human females must now be subservient to their husband, and thus through a first human son, born of virgin female, Yahweh can stake his claim as head of the human clan, supplanting Adam the rightful ruler created by the Spirits. Later it will be seen that Cain in following the instructions of Yahweh, will mint the first human made coins, these coins are the answer to the riddle of injured head and heel. Upon one side of the coin was stamped the Sin letter crowned image of Cain, and upon the other side the image of the horned beast seal Leviathan, the “family seals Yahshuah and Leviathan upon the faces”. These coins according to the tradition of the myth had a hole punched through them, so the coins could be carried strung like beads or sewn upon garments for ease of carry. This hole is placed towards the edge of the coin, just over the first letter of the signature written around each seal upon both faces, this placement puts the hole on the mans ankle, and on the other flip side it goes through the beasts horn, making an injured mans ankle, and injured beasts head, the enmity between these two faces is the separation between the two opposing sides of the coin, faces that will always have their backs turned to the other.
xcvi To prevent Adam and his wife from slipping out of sight again, Yahweh takes away the camouflaged suits made from the special leaves of the tree of knowledge, and dresses Adam and the woman in animal furs of contrasting colors so they stand out and are easy to find. xcvii

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Fungi from Yuggoth”, 1929-30.

“Adulterated”, “poisoned”, “tainted”, “corrupted” or “darkened”.

vii Satyr - hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also “goat” (Lev. 4:24) and “devil”, i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17:7; 2 Chr. 11:15). When it is said (Isa. 13:21; comp. 34:14) “the satyrs shall dance there,” the meaning is that the place referred to shall become a desolate waste. Some render the Hebrew word “baboon,” a species of which is found in Babylonia.

--Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary.

viii Lovecraft writes this as “The wind gibbers with Their voices, and the earth mutters with Their consciousness.” --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”, 1928.

ix Lovecraft writes this as “They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not forest or city behold the hand that smites.” --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”, 1928.

Yahweh demands strict segregation between human males and females.

x This cryptic statement of a key may be the same key and hidden way to which H.P. Lovecraft alludes in the following sonnet.

xcviii Yahweh burns the garden and the tree of Knowledge, leaving a harsh haunted wasteland of ash, Yahweh places the tree of Life back in this blasted wasteland, with the fierce guardian creatures called Cherubim and the flaming sword to guard over it.

III. The Key I do not know what windings in the waste But on my porch I trembled, white with haste To get inside and bolt the heavy door. I had the book that told the hidden way That hold the undimensioned worlds at bay, And keep lost aeons to their own demesnes.

Of those strange sea-lanes brought me home once more,

Some occultists have speculated this myth of burning the walled garden may have been derived from a once fertile and lush volcanic crater that erupted driving out the settlers inhabiting it, and burying the garden under lava and ash. While others have speculated the wasteland was an intentionally obscure reference to an unspecified desert region.
xcix While some cite the “fall of man” from the garden as the figurative “death” of which Yahweh had warned, this shallow interpretation fails on inspection to stand up to basic logic.

Across the void and through the space-hung screens

Yahweh had warned of an immediate instantaneous death upon even the touching of the tree, however from the time the fruit is first touched, Adam and the woman talk things over and even

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At last the key was mine to those vague visions
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Of sunset spires and twilight woods that brood

The Spirit Samael finds the abandoned Lilith sexually aroused masturbating, one thing naturally leads to another, and they engage in sexual intercourse.

Dim in the gulfs beyond this earth’s precisions,

Lurking as memories of infinitude.

The key was mine, but as I sat there mumbling,

The attic window shook with a faint fumbling.

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Fungi from Yuggoth”, 1929-30.

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In both the “Alte Könige der neun Türen.” And the “Nine gates through the valley of shadows” editions, the opening title engravings include the motif of a serpent crowned by fifteen solar rays, and flanked by moon and star. Both are similar to, or perhaps are copies of an illustration of a carving from a Gnostic gem in Bernard de Montfaucon’s “L’antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures” pictured below.

This trinity made by crescent moon, morning star, and rising beast serpent (Moon, Venus, Sun) when added to the fifteen emanating sunrays, makes eighteen notable features (3 + 15 = 18).

The numeral shapes of 18 also may be seen in the pose of the serpent. The upright neck and lion head making the shape of the one, and the double loop below as the shape of a sideways figure eight, cock and balls, the newly awoken mind has “morning wood” (a slang expression), cock crowing at dawn, libido raised, the potent creative energy of soul and spirit elevated. In “Nine gates through the valley of shadows” edition, around the serpent is written, “let the radiance of a pure heart burst forth to consume the wicked” (which brings to mind the notable “chestburster” of modern science fiction fame).

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This title of “time, devourer of all things” occurs in the “Liber IX Mortis” edition as “tempus edax rerum”. Which brings to mind the following poem by Edgar Allen Poe.

Lo! 'tis a gala night Painting of Lilith and the serpent, by John Collier.

Within the lonesome latter years!

An angel throng, bewinged, bedight

In veils, and drowned in tears,

Sit in a theatre, to see

A play of hopes and fears,

From this encounter Lilith becomes pregnant and ultimately gives birth to their daughter Awan. The biblical name “Awan” is commonly regarded as meaning a “helper” or “assistant”, some also point to the similarity with the name “Awen” derived from the Welsh word for poetic inspiration. In Sanskrit the term “Awan” means a “defender” or “protector”. In Balinese mythology, a group of mythical heavenly snakes known as the “Awan” are pictured as falling stars. These three characters of Samael, Awan, and Lilith together are sometimes referred to with the shortened Latin code acronym of “SAL” (Samael, Awan, Lilith).
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While the orchestra breathes fitfully

The music of the spheres.

Adam and the woman are not struck dead by the tree, as Yahweh had lied “Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Instead they rightfully gain what the other spirits had

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Dalet, the letter in original Proto-Canaanite script is said to have been called “dig” meaning a “fish”, this name later was changed in Phoenician script to “dalet” meaning a “door” and is the same in Paleo Hebrew, so the letter carries connections to the image of both that of a fish and a door. Mem, the letter is said to have derived from a simplified Phoenician form of the wavy Egyptian hieroglyph for water, and named after the Phoenician word “mem” meaning “water”. These three letters in the name are arranged to form pictorially an image of a horned beast headed fish swimming upon water, a beast of the floating realm, that deep-sea of outer space. In astrology, the zodiac sign of Capricorn is connected with the same symbolism; to occultists this constellation of the horned beast “sea goat” is called the gateway or “dalet” door of the gods. For the letters Aleph, Dalet, and Mem, are the triple jewels in the crown of Capricorn, they are the zodiac signs of, horned beast head Aries, fish Pisces, and water Aquarius that together crown the constellation of Capricorn. The word “Adam” is a portrait picture image of the spirits, made with letters; it is the title of authority that is made in the image of all the spirits, including the spirit Yahwhe. A picture and title or name of the gods, a name traditionally not to be misused lightly, to exclaim “ah-dam!” could be viewed in such light as highly sacrilegious. So following this train of mythological interpretation, the male Spirits that swam down from space in the myth should be considered to resemble in appearance at least symbolically, what we think of today as the sea-goat Capricorn.
lxxxvii It must be emphasized that here the Spirits do explicitly give man permission to eat fruit from “every tree” without any exceptions. lxxxviii Adam having already been given by the spirits a total freedom and power to govern the world as a king, Yahweh imprisons Adam within a walled prison compound, and forces Adam to work and live by decreed rules, justified with lies and enforced with false threats of death. lxxxix Lacking the combined power and skill of all the spirits, Yahweh alone is unable to create a new replacement female human from the dew and dust of the earth, so Yahweh arranges a type of bestiality dating game for Adam, when Adam knew, or “to know” another, is polite biblical innuendo for sexual intercourse (for example see later on where “And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch”). Also it should be noted that Eve will not get her proper first name from Adam till much later, when Adam and Eve successfully copulate producing Abel, Adam successfully knew the woman and so the name thereof is given to her “Eve”.

Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither flyMere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Woe! That motley drama- oh, be sure It shall not be forgot! With its Phantom chased for evermore, By a crowd that seize it not, Through a circle that ever returneth in To the self-same spot, And much of Madness, and more of Sin, And Horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic rout A crawling shape intrude! A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude! It writhes!- it writhes!- with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And seraphs sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued. Out- out are the lights- out all! And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, “Man,” And its hero the Conqueror Worm.

When the plan of an animal spouse fails to bear fruit, Yahweh makes a female clone of Adam from Adams own flesh and bone. However this bioengineered cloned twin will prove imperfect, since while altering the gender of the clone, Yahweh performs a shoddy job that introduced the menstrual bleeding cycle into the human genetic sequence, according to this myth, Lilith the first human female made with the combined knowledge of all the spirits was “stainless”, she did not suffer from such inconvenient menstrual bleeding, it is said this is the main reason Lilith has come to be so slandered in popular lore, for the unblemished perfection of Lilith betrays the imperfection in Yahweh’s botched work on Eve.
xc Some occultists have suggested significance here to the word Woman as a shortened “Wound of Man”, or “Woe of man”, a bleeding cut. xci The voyeuristic antics of Yahweh not content to stop with bestiality, Yahweh clones a female twin with cells taken from Adam, which makes this clone technically a twin sister to Adam, a fact recognized in the text. No mater how one chooses to split hairs, theirs is an incest union of blood relatives, plain and simple.

--Edgar Allan Poe, “The Conqueror Worm”, 1843.

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On the subject of strange unseen men in the wind, or dream forces riding by, gusting and eddying the air.
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A more modern scientific way to express the opening lines of the Tablets of Enoch would be… In the beginning was created the heaven and the earth. At the start of this cycle of the Time Space continuum And the earth was without form, and void Space was all swirling gas clouds without solid form
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XIV. Star-Winds

It is a certain hour of twilight glooms,

Mostly in autumn, when the star-wind pours

Down hilltop streets, deserted out-of-doors,

But shewing early lamplight from snug rooms.

The dead leaves rush in strange, fantastic twists,

And chimney-smoke whirls round with alien grace,

Heeding geometries of outer space,

While Fomalhaut peers in through southward mists.
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These Spirits are what have come to be known as the Grigori (also known as “Watchers”, from the Greek egrēgoroi) said to be divine angelic Spirits, that emerged after the dawn of Time and Space, some speculate they were born as the result or side effect of the split of Time and Space (Heaven and Earth), and watched all that transpired since then, when matter was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep interstellar reaches (light had yet to even travel the distances between the new stars).

This is the hour when moonstruck poets know

What fungi sprout in Yuggoth, and what scents
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The Stars (ignited balls of gas) give off light, light which eventually begins reaching other farflung solar systems, Since proper planets are yet to have formed from the gas clouds, This use and following use of “Day” would perhaps be better translated as “passage of a length of time”, perhaps determined by light speed and distance between new stars. Proper planets and atmospheres begin to form in the solar systems.

And tints of flowers fill Nithon’s continents,

Such as in no poor earthly garden blow.
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Yet for each dream these winds to us convey,

The crust of the planet cools and hardens, allowing water gases to condense and pool as liquids, forming seas. Early plant life emerges. The thick cloud cover around the planet thins out reveling clearly the celestial bodies of sun, moon, planets and other farther astronomical sights.
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A dozen more of ours they sweep away!

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Fungi from Yuggoth”, 1929-30.

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Advanced forms of multi-celled life emerge evolving from the oceans.

“shaken ground”, “place of downfall ruin”, “haunted land”, “gulf rend in matter”, “torn gulf”, “shimmering gate”, “quivering gate”, “vibrating gate”, “dark city of gates”, “twilight Inquanok”, “onyx dim ruins”, “onyx dim Kadath”, “wizards black ring”, “Qadath Arcanus”, “Enoch”. Among the varied editions, this part here appears to be indicating a shimmering desert mirage of an ancient city ruins.
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Higher forms of large land dwelling vertebrates evolve. The planet has a thriving fully established ecosystem. The Spirits bioengineer a form of vertebrate adapted to best exploit the established ecosystem.
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It is important to note here, that the etymology of the word “onyx” is thought by some scholars to have been borrowed into Greek from the Assyrian word “unku”, where it simply meant a ring, so the phrase “Onyx dim” may not in fact be referring exclusively to a type of dark gem stone, but rather could be the result of poor translation choice, a better translation may perhaps be “ring in dim ruins” or “round portal shadowed/shrouded in fallen ruins”, or maybe even “the heavens reflected by shimmering water in deep crumbling well”.

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“Thule”, “barren region”, “desert”, “desolate tract”, “waste”, “wasteland”, or “Xul” (from Latin “Lux” written backwards, pronounced “zool”, rhymes with cool, a title given to mean that which hides away, guards or keeps the “gate” or “bringing forth” generative power of the gods).

Here, “In the image of the spirits” is important, according to the tradition these active life seeding “Spirits” are in function predominantly male, this concept of ghostly studs also shows up in the biblical tradition of the New Testament, where the “Holy Spirit” is depicted as the active member of god, an inseminator, a sacred winged phallus or in both symbolic and slang terms, the “bird” of god.

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“in Quake, the cold wilderness of twilight has known such caravans”.

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Lovecraft describes a vision of such a gulf rend portal upon a frozen desolation, in the following quote from his short story “Nyarlathotep”.

When the spirits shape man, Adam created as male, will take on a form closest to that of the male spirits, however this is not mundanely referring to a physical form of manly body shape, it is representative of the roll of Adam as an impregnator, a stud to the female Lilith, it is in his name that Adam receives the image title or label of the male spirits. This should not be misconstrued as indicating a superiority of the male sex, for the text clearly states both the male and the female are given equal dominion over the earth by the Spirits. In the old Paleo Hebrew used to write the name of Adam, Adam is spelled with the letters Aleph, Dalet, and Mem. Aleph, the letter is said to have derived from the West Semitic word for an “ox” a large horned beast, the letter shape derived from the Proto-Sinaitic glyph based on a hieroglyph of a horned head of an ox.

for as we stalked out on the dark moor, we beheld around us the hellish moon-glitter of evil snows. Trackless, inexplicable snows, swept asunder in one direction only, where lay a gulf all the blacker for its glittering walls. The column seemed very thin indeed as it plodded dreamily into the gulf. I lingered behind, for the black rift in the green-litten snow was frightful, and I thought I had heard the reverberations of a disquieting wail as my companions vanished; but my power to linger was slight. As

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According to Gaius Julius Hyginus, in his collection of fables (Fabulae), fable 155 lists Aegipan as an offspring of Jove (Zeus) and the she-goat Boetis.
lxviii lxix lxx It is interesting to compare this talk of nocturnal battles, and keeping to the spirit of ones own ideal, free of falsehoods and pretensions, with the old folksong “Tom-a-Bedlam”.

if beckoned by those who had gone before, I half-floated between the titanic snowdrifts, quivering and afraid, into the sightless vortex of the unimaginable.

“Cast off”, “strip away”, “discard”.

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Nyarlathotep”, 1920.

“Embellishments”, “pretensions”, “ornamentation”, “adornment”, “gilding”.

xviii Compare this talk of a shimmering gateway and city, followed closely afterwards by the mention of a “flaming Elder Sign”, with the following sonnet.

XXXV. Evening Star I saw it from that hidden, silent place Where the old wood half shuts the meadow in. It shone through all the sunset’s glories - thin At first, but with a slowly brightening face. Night came, and that lone beacon, amber-hued, Beat on my sight as never it did of old; The evening star - but grown a thousandfold More haunting in this hush and solitude. It traced strange pictures on the quivering air Half-memories that had always filled my eyes Vast towers and gardens; curious seas and skies Of some dim life - I never could tell where. But now I knew that through the cosmic dome Those rays were calling from my far, lost home.
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From the hag and hungry goblin that into rags would rend ye, and the spirit that stands by the naked man in the book of moons, defend ye, that of your five sound senses ye never be forsaken, nor wander from yourselves with Tom abroad to beg your bacon. And With an host of furious fancies whereof I am commander, with a burning spear and a horse of air to the wilderness I wander. By a knight of ghosts and shadows I summoned am to tourney Ten leagues beyond the wild world’s end, methinks it is no journey. Some occultists propose one possible interpretation of the symbolism of the three characters as, the “hag” (a primal feminine archetype), the “goblin” (as a fairy tale “changeling”, a type of supernatural infant always crying for food), and the spirit that stands by the naked man (as the grim reaper, death harvesting the naked soul).
lxxi In the pamphlet edition “Knocking on cyclopean doors”, it uses the word “Ziggurats” here in place of “Hill”. Note that in the fantasy dream story by H.P. Lovecraft “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” the hero goes in search of this silent hill of the gods. lxxii lxxiii

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Fungi from Yuggoth”, 1929-30. “spires”, “pinnacles”, “monoliths”, “tall rocks”.

“Thule”, “barren region”, “desert”, “desolate tract”, “waste”, “wasteland”, “plateau of Leng”.

xxi “imprinted”, “marked”, “stamped”, Lovecraft writes this as “Kadath in the cold waste hath known Them, and what man knows Kadath? The ice desert of the South and the sunken isles of Ocean hold stones whereon Their seal is engraved” --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror” 1928.

xxii “dead city”, “necropolis”, “sepulture city”. Compare this talk here and above of ruins and dead cities, with the embellished rendition by Burton and his own use of a capitalized spelling for the word quake.

“Anticipate”, “desire”, “wish”. “Rule thy Thought as the King in Yellow”.

The Quake that comes in eyelid’s beat to ruin, level, ‘gulf and kill,

lxxiv It is conjectured that when creating his own history for the Necronomicon, that Lovcraft may have mistakenly thought this name to be a misspelling of Olaus Wormius. lxxv Here the word “Heaven” is used to express the concept of “Time” since celestial bodies of the firmament were first used to track the passing of time. The word “Earth” is used to indicate the concept of “Space” since matter of the world is defined by the space it takes up.

This would appear to point to Burton knowing at least one of the versions where the fallen city “Kadath” or “twilight Inquanok” goes by the plain name of its fate “Quake”, though in his own rendition he places this in chapter five.

xxiii can also be translated as “or that water Entombed tower”, “or that sepulture tower beneath in the abysmal sea”.

This is interpreted as the split, when the concept “heaven and earth” Time and Space differentiated into two separate concepts.

xxiv Lovecraft describes the discovery of such a long sunken prehistoric city, recently raised from the depths of the ocean, in his short story “the Call of Cthulhu”.

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So instead of the poems I had hoped for, there came only a shuddering blackness and ineffable loneliness; and I saw at last a fearful truth which no one had ever dared to breathe before - the unwhisperable secret of secrets - the fact that this city of stone and stridor is not a sentient perpetuation of Old New York as London is of Old London and Paris of Old Paris, but that it is in fact quite dead, its sprawling body imperfectly embalmed and infested with queer animate things which have nothing to do with it as it was in life. --H.P. Lovecraft, “He”, 1925.
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driven ahead by curiosity in their captured yacht under Johansen’s command, the men sight a great stone pillar sticking out of the sea, and in S. Latitude 47°9’, W. Longitude l23°43’, come upon a coastline of mingled mud, ooze, and weedy Cyclopean masonry which can be nothing less than the tangible substance of earth’s supreme terror - the nightmare corpse-city of R’lyeh, that was built in measureless aeons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults and sending out at last, after cycles incalculable, the thoughts that spread fear to the dreams of the sensitive and called imperiously to the faithfull to come on a pilgrimage of liberation and restoration. All this Johansen did not suspect, but God knows he soon saw enough! “Honor”, “worship”, or “give reverence” would also work here. “Heaven”, “celestial abode”. “Sink”, “submerge”, “descend”. “Clay”, “stony ground”, “flint”.

I suppose that only a single mountain-top, the hideous monolith-crowned citadel whereon great Cthulhu was buried, actually emerged from the waters. When I think of the extent of all that may be brooding down there I almost wish to kill myself forthwith. Johansen and his men were awed by the cosmic majesty of this dripping Babylon of elder daemons, and must have guessed without guidance that it was nothing of this or of any sane planet.

--H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”, 1928.
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In the pamphlet “Knocking on cyclopean doors” this part appears as “What hand harvests the soul at death? What dwells within the tomb after the spirit has departed? What locks the Gate beneath the serpent’s eye?” In the pamphlet “Au Clair de Lune” this section also contains the following “in lingua mortua, mortui vivos docent; per coitum cum mortuis, finis vitae sed non amoris.”
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“Cthulhu”, “Lord Leviathan”, “Kraken”, “Ka-Thule-Hu”, “Klaatulu”, “Tulu”, “Capricornus”, “Lusca”, “Jörmungandr”. This talk of a lord of the abyss brings to mind the following poem by Alfred Tennyson

Below the giant thunders of the upper deep,

Lovecraft wrote of one such return of ancient Lords.

Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,

His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep

The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee

About his shadowy sides; above him swell

That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom. --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”, 1928.
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Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;

And far away into the sickly light,

In the book “Noctiluca” this is rendered “ab luce noctiluca, veni, venias tenebrae”.

From many a wondrous and secret cell

Unnumber'd and enormous polypi

Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.

In the pamphlet edition “Knocking on cyclopean doors” the following is used instead “Peaceful is the sunny world, the horrors secreted away: but by moons lantern glow, out from every direction swarms a masquerade of demonic forms: like wind they are heard, chanting low, or wailing high like flutes, and dash like cymbals the waters edge upon seashore.”

There hath he lain for ages, and will lie

Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,

Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;

Then once by man and angels to be seen,

In the “Liber IX Mortis” edition the following similar passage appears “Silet per diem universus, nec sine horrore secretus est; lucet nocturnis ignibus, chorus Aegipanum undique personatur: audiuntur et cantus tibiarum, et tinnitus cymbalorum per oram maritimam.” This Latin excerpt also appears in chapter 24 of Gaius Julius Solinus book “De mirabilibus mundi” (The wonders of the world) 3rd century A.D. and also is quoted by Arthur Machen in his novella “The Great God Pan”. Villiers turned to the first page, it was blank; the second bore a brief inscription, which he read: Silet per diem universus, nec sine horrore secretus est; lucet nocturnis ignibus, chorus Aegipanum undique personatur: audiuntur et cantus tibiarum, et tinnitus cymbalorum per oram maritimam.

In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

-- Alfred Tennyson, “The Kraken”, 1830.

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“there dreams his dreams” could be translated alternately as “Lays in likeness of sleep”. In the “Liber IX Mortis” edition this part is rendered as “Klaatvlv barada nicto” a quotation of supposedly ancient pre-Sumerian Mummu ritual language, which accordingly translates as, Klaa (“divine”, “celestial”, or “majestic”), tv-lv (“fallen-one”, “sunken-one”, or “one who descended”), barada (“may yet”, or “with time”), nicto (“arise”, “be revived”, or “be risen”).

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Lovecraft writes this as “Great Cthulhu is Their cousin, yet can he spy Them only dimly” --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”, 1928.

On the third page was a design which made Villiers start and look up at Austin; he was gazing abstractedly out of the window. Villiers turned page after page, absorbed, in spite of himself, in the frightful Walpurgis Night of evil, strange monstrous evil, that the dead artist had set forth in hard black and white. The figures of Fauns and Satyrs and Aegipans danced before his eyes, the darkness of the thicket, the dance on the mountain-top, the scenes by lonely shores, in green vineyards, by rocks and desert places, passed before him: a world before which the human soul seemed to shrink back and shudder. -- Arthur Machen, “The Great God Pan”, 1890.

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xlviii xlix l li lii In the pamphlet edition “Knocking on cyclopean doors”, this appears as “Like barley corn growing up the mountain slope, reaching towards far off thin alpine air”. liii liv

Twin verse to Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Twin verse to Ecclesiastes 1:4.

xxviii Lovecraft writes this as “That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange æons death may die. -H.P. Lovecraft, “The Nameless City”, 1921.

Twin verse to Ecclesiastes 1:5. “On the dawns-light shore”, “on dawns shore”.

Later versions by Lovecraft of this quote always read, “even death may die”.

While studying this section, one cannot help but note a strikingly similar tone and themes to that of the opening verse of the poem by Dylan Thomas “And death shall have no dominion”.

“Speck”, “star”, “meteor”, “shooting star”. Compare this talk of “music of the mad gods” with the following sonnet. XXII. Azathoth Out in the mindless void the daemon bore me, Past the bright clusters of dimensioned space, Till neither time nor matter stretched before me, But only Chaos, without form or place. Here the vast Lord of All in darkness muttered Things he had dreamed but could not understand, While near him shapeless bat-things flopped and fluttered In idiot vortices that ray-streams fanned. They danced insanely to the high, thin whining Of a cracked flute clutched in a monstrous paw, Whence flow the aimless waves whose chance combining Gives each frail cosmos its eternal law. “I am His Messenger,” the daemon said, As in contempt he struck his Master’s head. --H.P. Lovecraft, “Fungi from Yuggoth”, 1929-30.

Some of the themes the poem by Dylan Thomas shares in common with the Necronomicon include, madness as sanity, a man or voices in the wind connected with a moon, deaths own demise, and a perseverance and an aquatic resurrection from sunken depths, when the stars are right. And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,

Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;

--Dylan Thomas, poem excerpt quoted from “And death shall have no dominion”, 1933.

xxix In the printed pamphlet “novena requiem for ways long ceased”, the name “Baphomet” is used instead of “Mendes”. In the printed pamphlet “Nine gates through the valley of shadows” instead of a name it makes do with a plain “You Goat rider!”

xxx The connotations among the varied editions for this line seem to suggest a “coitus more ferarum” theme used as an indecent expletive exclamation, Lovecraft writes this line as “Iä! ShubNiggurath!” --H.P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”, 1928.

In his stories, Shub-Niggurath was a beastly fertility deity connected with the image of a “black goat of the woods”.
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xxxi “Conduct”, “manner”, “thought”, “reflection”, “rites”.

lv In R. W. Chambers novel “The King in Yellow” (published in 1895), This same verse appears at the beginning of the story “The Yellow Sign”, I have chosen here to use his rendition of the verse. This same verse also appears in the undated anonymous work “Revalation of the Yellow Sign”. lvi Rendered as “krake” in “Alte Könige der neun Türen”. Krake is a Scandinavian word designating an unhealthy animal, or something twisted. In modern German, Krake (plural: Kraken) means octopus, but can also refer to the legendary Kraken of Norse myth. lvii While modern fancy would want to interpret this “serpentine beings” as indicating Dinosaurs, it must be remembered this comes from a source written before the notion of Dinosaurs entered popular scientific understanding, alternate yet equally viable translation of this expression would be “curving” or “bending” and “entities” or “monstrosities”, or more technically “entities of nonEuclidean geometry”. lviii lix

“Tainted”, “impure”, “darkened”, “shadowed”. Eight years.

xxxiv Some have speculated that this mention of a strange sign was the inspiration for R. W. Chambers special “Yellow Sign”. xxxv

“drawn”, “engraved”, “written”.

xxxvi This mention of a sign is most often connected with the “Elder seal star” of ritual magic, also called the “flaming eye”, “cat eye star”, “pussy star”, or a “Dina” blossom (Dina from the Sanskrit word meaning “day”, used as a Tantric Maithuna sign). When used as a talisman it is most commonly inlaid in bright “flashing” yellow or gold upon a black background. Note that some have pointed out that if the middle eye is “Dina” then the two crescents could be called “snowdrop” and “kitty” (Solve et Coagula, a keymaster and a gatekeeper).

“Cocoon shroud of mixed Truth and Lies, cloth mans naked form, a self-made pall veil.”

Compare with the following

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Detail of plate from the “De viis inferni” edition, showing the LCF Letters in the background.
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“Fissure”, “chasm”, “Vaults of Zin”.

Deep and very ancient caves or caverns.

“Quiet”, “silent”, “still”, “dead”, “deathly still”. “Quiet”, “silent”, “still”, “dead”, “deathly still”.

This appears to be a direct reference to the act of using a covering of fresh charcoal to mask the person’s scent and to camouflage the form at night, or it may be a more abstract reference to the servants or “Dark young” of Shub-Niggurath.
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“Elder seal star” symbol of ritual magic.

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While on the subject of time, it should be noted that the obscure code word LCF is often to be found depicted in the varied illustrated editions.

This sounds reminiscent of the energetic phenomena of the psychic or paranormal energy “serpent” found in Kundalini yoga meditation, and New Age practices.
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The key to this code word is found in the basic cabala method of assigning each alphabet letter a numeric value, each according to its place within the alphabet.

This “crawl in shame” appears to be indicating not so much a lacking of spiritual righteousness, but rather actual physical disabilities or abnormalities, that by use of craft are overcome, much as legends of old hags and cripples acquiring exceptional strength, mobility, or even the power of flight through use of black magic.
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L = twelfth letter, C = third letter, and F = sixth letter of the Roman alphabet, these three letters are each then intended to be placed on one of the four cardinal points round a clock face, with letters matched to their number value upon the clock face, leaving the fourth left-hand (sinister) place of nine o’clock empty, the occupant of this place is the hidden answer to this occult riddle.

Several verses here bear a striking similarity to ones from the Bible “Ecclesiastes”, such as this one which is the twin verse to Ecclesiastes 1:2. Another similarity is also to be found in the theme of an insight into madness, for the King James Bible translation of Ecclesiastes 1:17 reads “And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.” The Webster’s Bible translation of Ecclesiastes 1:17 reads “I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.”
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If we follow the number code sequence above, the hidden occupant of the empty nine o’clock place would be the letter I, the ninth letter of the Roman alphabet, a letter of a dawning selfrealization, receptor of Illumination, it is the “tower of ascent to the sun” or fourth seal “Koth”, and the central flaming eye gateway in the Elder seal star, a “Babel” tower gateway of the gods. This clock face letter arrangement is most clearly shown hinted at in the “De viis inferni” edition.

Some have speculated that it is this mention of a king dressed in yellow that may have inspired R. W. Chambers mysterious “King in Yellow”.
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“Celebration”, “party”, “ball”.

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