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Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 1
Before anyone states that the Necronomicon is fiction,let me state I know Lovecraft came up with the name.

So it's not his necronomicon I am talking about but the Simon Version,the Grimoire if you practice ceremonial magick,or Book of Shadows if you are of the Wiccan bent.

So my question is this is there anyone here that has used the necronomicon?

If so what has been your results?
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 2
If you put enough intent into it, it would probably work but personally i haven't tried
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 3

The author is unknown for the Simon Necronomicon. This should be your first clue that is is not a very reliable book. The person responsible for the collaboration of the work only personally wrote about 1/3 of the book. They only refer to themselves as Simon and the rest of thematerial was written by Lovecraft, Crowley and ancient mythology. The book tries to paint a picture that all these things are linked. The book does contain protective rituals and seals that may work however that does not mean they will. The curses and demonic summoning again may work however I personally don't know any serious practitioners who have tried. I suggest reading it with a grain of salt and certainly not trying anything contained inside because to me the book is fiction and role play.

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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 4
My council tried using that book once to no avail.. If any symbols or history were remotely based on truth, they have been modified to the point of being useless entertainment. We eventually were successful in calling up a dark spirit by other means but the protections we put in place did not hold and it took some very angry with us, Wiccan friends covens to clean up our mess. This was back in November 1991. My advice: Do not mess with things beyond your knowledge much less your capabilities. I have been regularly practicing magical arts in one form or another since 1996 and would consider myself incapable of calling up, much less containing or sending back any spirit, much less a dark one. Just advice from my lessons learned. Magic is not a toy. It is a way of life. It is a blending of Spiritual with Scientific. It is to be treated with respect. It is to be revered. If I have to ask then it is something I am not ready to attempt, much less on my own. :-)
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 5
Actually Kts the man who wrote it and called himself Simon is known his name is Peter Levenda the man who wrote it and called himself Simon is known his name is Peter Levenda,a noted occultist who with a group of occultists put the Necronomicon together based on actual magickal principles,and methods blended with Sumerian mythology and a little but of Lovecraft (i.e. the meantioning of Kutulu who is actually Cthulhu,and Azag-Thoth who is Azathoth.

While the Book itself is fictional the Simon guy wrote one based on actual Sumerian/Babylonian Mythology and actual magickical principles,with a small dash of H.P.Lovecraft thrown in,thus the rites and spells with in it have been know to work if the person knows their poop when it comes to magick.

Now before anyone goes to blasting me let me explain how if it has actual lovecraft elements in it that it'll work( as best as I can) back in the day when Lovecraft was writing his yarns people knew it was fiction but still him and his readers put thought into such being as Kutulu a.k.a Cthulhu, and then you have people of my generation (i'm 41) and my parents generation who did not have access to the fiction magazines of Lovecrafts time ,nor the great myth maker and destroyer known as the internet ( that was just being developed by the U.S.Army during my youth)and not having neither of these things you had two generations through reading his books,playing the Role play game Call of Cthulhu,and then when the Simon necronomicon hit the shelves rushing out and scooping it up basically putting all out thought and energy in to the necronomicon doing those rituals,in it and believeing etc etc.

To the point now the Cthulhu Mythos entities are now genuine valid thoughtforms/archetypes,so what started as the products of Hr. Lovecrafts nightmares and imagination in general have taken on a life of their own so to speak and become true thoughtforms,just like the Gods,Goddesses,demons,daemons,spirits etc etc of other cultures past and present!



Thought forms are astral entities. Wikipedia defines thoughtforms as:


A thoughtform is a manifestation of mental energy, also known as a 'tulpa' in Tibetan mysticism. The concept of thoughtforms is related to the Western philosophy and practice of magick.


Thoughtforms are also known as egregores. The most famous thoughtform is Golem. The definition of Golem in Wikipedia is as follows:


In Jewish folklore, a golem (????, sometimes, as in Yiddish, pronounced goilem) is an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter. In modern Hebrew the word golem literally means "cocoon", but can also mean "fool", "silly", or even "stupid". The name appears to derive from the word gelem (???), which means "raw material".


Imaginary friends, demons, genies (islamic hawass), ghosts may be considered as thoughtforms too. In my humble opinion, I think that many Gods and Goddesses can be considered as thoughtforms too.
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 6
Why not just use the original names of the deities and their original symbols?

I know of people who have gotten results from using the system, nothing spectacular though. To me, it seems pointless. Why would I want to work with thoughtforms which are not as established as the gods and goddesses of the past. It's like choosing to eat at McDonalds instead of a resteraunt owned by Gordon Ramsey.

Some people might like junk, but the finer food will always be a better choice.

As for Levenda creating the system, he has taken a lot of inspiration from Kenneth Grant, and Kenneth Grant was very good at grasping at straws and creating links where there are none. Levenda recently wrote a book about Lovecraft and his connection to Thelema, this whole area of research is not widely accepted at all. In my opinion, it's a load of rubbish.
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 7
I am personally of the opinion that thoughtforms are pure nonsense or fluff right up there with spells to turn people into pokemons. My opinion will only change when there is evidence to sway it with. No offence. :-)
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Re: Used the Necronomicon?
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Post # 8
offense not offence - typographical error
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