jgwr: Where's your web site?
I completely understand your connexion to the
Lovecraftian/Sumerian/Babylonian current of magick. I myself am a
practitioner of Lovecraftian Magick.
The Simon Necronomicon actually does hold authentic
Babylonian/Sumerian references within it, but alas, that was because
the person who wrote it (His name escapes me at the moment, but I am
fairly sure that he was the owner of the Magickal Childe [?]
bookstore in NYC) wrote the fake grimoire with precisely that in mind.
At any rate, yes, the Simon Necronomicon as well as all of the other
purported Necronomicon are indeed not legitimate grimoires as far as
they claim themselves to be. That is, they are not the Necronomicon
as put forth in HPL's works, but that does not make them any less
If you have not already and would like some good resources on
Lovecraftian magick you should visit the Old One's Sanctuary
http://www.stormloader.com/sanctuary . Unfortunately, you cannot
download or copy any of their texts but if you really want them I
have a way to procure them for you.
--- In hplovecraft@y..., unholyjason wrote:
> While I understand that many disagree on the
> validity of the Ed Simon "Necro", REGARDLESS,<br>whether
> one considers it factual or fiction, I believe that
> the careful comparisons made in the forward between
> Lovecraft, Crowley, and Sumerian Lore make it worth the
> $5.99 that one would have to pay to check it out,
> therefore, I would hardly consider it "junk".<br>If nothing
> else, one might use it as an appendix to the Cthulhu
> mythos.<br>So I have to humbly disagree on that
> respect...<br>...it's not exactly "junk", HOWEVER you look at
> it...<br><br>"Oderint dum metuant"<br>~Jason~