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The history of this legendary book full of secrets, that offered a basis to further thoughts for lots of scientists of demonism and whose origin led to numerous speculations, will be analyzed in the following text. The “Necronomicon” appeared in many texts written by the author H.P. Lovecraft, though it´s origin was never clearly described and only some indications reveal the haze of ignorance. Seekers in research may feel supported by the, here provided, history-sketch of the book “Necronomicon”.

Necronomicon

The history of the Necronomicon
(Sketch)
The original title Al Azif-Azif was used by the Arabian people to describe the sounds of night (caused by insects) which where interpreted as demonic howls and cries.
The book was written by Abdul Alhazred, a strange to crazy poet who lived in Sanna in Jemen. It is told that he was most famous in the time of Ommiade-Kaliphen. (about 700 after Chr.) Abdul Alhazred visited the ruins of Babylon as well as the mysterious and secret places under the earth of Memphis. He spent ten years of his life wandering through the lonelyless of the South Arabic desert. (named as „Roba El Kahliyeh“ or „empty place “ by the old Arabs, „Dahna“ or karminred desert by the modern Arabs) The desert was said to be protected by devilish, evil ghosts and monsters causing nothing but fear and death among humans. Some people, in pretending they had conquered the lonely land, were telling more than one unbelievable, queer story about the secret desert. The last years of his life Alhazred spent in Damaskus, the place where he gave birth to the book “Necronomicon” (AL AZIF) and where, until his death or disappearence in 738 after Chr. a large number of terrible and conflicting legends were told about his personality. Following the words of Ebn Khallikan (12. Jh. after Chr.) the poet was gripped by an invisible monster and devoured in front of a large crowd of citizens who all were more or less motionless in a state of shock. Sagas about his madness spread out in many directions. He himself pretended to have found the legendary „Irem“ also called the City of columns and furthermore – in the ruins of a special, nameless city - to have discovered the scary secret and history of a race, older than any trace of human development. Abdul Alhazred was an unfaithful moslem, but admiring unknown, spiritual powers which he called Yog-Sethoth or Cthulhu.

In the year 950 after Chr. the Azif, under the name “Necronomicon” was in secret translated into Greek language by Theodorus Philetas from Konstantinopel. Before this the book had already celebrated a great success as it was beeing read by some philosophers, although this was not known by the public. During one century it lead to terrible experiments done by special fellows of that era until it was forbidden and finally destroyed by the patriarch Michael. After that the book fell into oblivion until the late middle-age (1228) when it was translated into Latin by Olaus Wormius. The Latin version was printed two times. Once in the 15th century using gothic letters (appearently in Germany) and another time in the 17th century (probably in Spain). Both versions do not have any signs of identification. 
Short after the publication of the latin translation which caused great rumour and interest, the Latin as well as the Greek version of the book were banished by pope Gregor IX in 1232. As Olaus Wormius explained in his introduction the Arabic original had already disappeared in his era. (the few editions found in the Los Angeles of the last century were destroyed in a fire). The Greek edition, printed in Italy between 1500 and 1550, has not been seen since 1692 when the library where the book was stored and whose owner was a special Saleniman, catched fire.
A translation of Dr. Dee has never been printed and exists only in fragments, reconstructed out of his manuskript. About the Latin texts is known that one of them (15th century) is stored in the British Museum, another in the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris. Further editions of the book can be found in the Widener Library in Harvard, the Miskathonic University in Arkham and in the library of the university of Buenos Aires. One edition of the 15th century is said to be part of a collection whose owner is a celebrated, american millionaire. Probably other copies are existing in secret.

Another rumour heard more seldom is that the family Pickman from Salem has owned a Greek edition out of the 16th century. This version disappeared in connection to the artist R.U. Pickman in 1926. Meanwhile the book is standing on the index of most countries. Reading it has terrible consequences. More in secret people say that R.W. Chambers had the idea to his early novel „The King in Yellow“ out of the “Necronomicon” book which is known just by very few people.

Chronology
One – Al Azif circa 730 after Chr. is written by Abdul Alhazred in Damaskus
Two – under the name Necronomicon the book is translated into Greek language by Theodorus Philetas in 950 after Chr.
Three – Greek edition is banished by patriarch Michael in 1050, Arabic text gets lost
Four – Olaus Wormius translates the Greek version into Latin in 1228
Five – Both versions are forbidden by Gregor IX in 1232
Six – 14..? Gothic version is printed in Germany
Seven – 15..? Greek version is printed in Italy
Eight – 16..? Spanish translation of the Latin version

 H.P LoveCraft Version

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Necronomicon

INTRODUCTION

IN THE MID - 1920's, roughly two blocks from where the Warlock Shop once stood, in

Brooklyn Heights, lived a quiet, reclusive man, an author of short stories, who eventually

divorced his wife of two years and returned to his boyhood home in Rhode Island, where

he lived with his two aunts. Born on August 20, 1890, Howard Phillips Lovecraft would

come to exert an impact on the literary world that dwarfs his initial successes with Weird

Tales magazine in 1923. He died, tragically, at the age of 46 on March 15, 1937, a victim

of cancer of the intestine and Bright's Disease. Though persons of such renown as

Dashiell Hammett were to become involved in his work, anthologising it for publication

both here an abroad, the reputation of a man generally conceded to be the "Father of

Gothic Horror" did not really come into its own until the past few years, with the massive

re-publication of his works by various houses, a volume of his selected letters, and his

biography. In the July, 1975, issue The Atlantic Monthly, there appeared a story entitled

"There Are More Things", written by Jorge Luis Borges, "To the memory of H.P.

Lovecraft". This gesture by a man of the literary stature of Borges is certainly an

indication that Lovecraft has finally ascended to his rightful place in the history of

American literature, nearly forty years after his death.

In the same year that Lovecraft found print in the pages of Weird Takes, another

gentleman was seeing his name in print; but in the British tabloid press.

NEW SINISTER REVELATIONS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY read the front page of

the Sunday Express. It concerned testimony by one of the notorious magician's former

followers (or, actually, the wife of one of his followers) that Crowley had been

responsible for the death of her husband, at the Abbey of Thelema, in Cefalu, Sicily. The

bad press, plus the imagined threat of secret societies, finally forced Mussolini to deport

the Great Beast from Italy. Tales of horrors filled the pages of the newspapers in England

for weeks and months to come: satanic rituals, black masses, animal sacrifice, and even

human sacrifice, were reported - or blatantly lied about. For although many of the stories

were simply not true or fanciful exaggeration, one thing was certain: Aleister Crowley

was a Magician, and one of the First Order.

Born on October 12, 1875, in England - in the same country as Shakespeare - Edward

Alexander Crowley grew up in a strict Fundamentalist religious family, members of a

sect called the "Plymouth Brethren". The first person to call him by that Name and

Number by which he would become famous (after the reference in the Book of

Revelation), "The Beast 666", was his mother, and he eventually took this appellation to

heart. He changed his name to Aleister Crowley while still at Cambridge, and by that

name , plus "666", he would never be long out of print, or out of newspapers. For he

believed himself to be the incarnation of a god, an Ancient One, the vehicle of a New

Age of Man's history, the Aeon of Horus, displacing the old Age of Osiris. In 1904, he

had received a message, from what Lovecraft might have called "out of space", that

contained the formula for a New World Order, a new system of philosophy, science, art

and religion, but this New Order had to begin with the fundamental part, and common

denominator, of all four: Magick.

In 1937, the year Lovecraft dies, the Nazis banned the occult lodges of Germany, notable

among them two organisations which Crowley had supervised: the A\ A\ and the O.T.O.,

the latter of which he was elected head in England, and the former which he founded

himself. There are those who believe that Crowley was somehow, magickally,

responsible for the Third Reich, for two reasons: one, that the emergence of New World

Orders generally seems to instigate holocausts and, two, that he is said to have influenced

the mind of Adolf Hitler. While it is almost certain that Crowley and Hitler never met, it

is known that Hitler belonged to several occult lodges in the early days after the First

War; the symbol of one of these, the Thule Gesellschaft which preached a doctrine of

Aryan racial superiority, was the infamous Swastika which Hitler was later to adopt as

the Symbol of the forms, however, is evident in many of his writings, notably the essays

written in the late 'Thirties. Crowley seemed to regard the Nazi phenomenon as a

Creature of Christianity, in it's anti-Semitism and sever moral restrictions concerning its

adherents, which lead to various types of lunacies and "hangups" that characterised many

of the Reich's leadership. Yet, there can be perhaps little doubt that the chaos which

engulfed the world in those years was prefigured, and predicted, in Crowley's Liber AL

vel Legis; the Book of the Law.

The Mythos and the Magick

We can profitably compare the essence of most of Lovecraft's short stories with the basic

themes of Crowley's unique system of ceremonial Magick. While the latter was a

sophisticated psychological structure, intended to bring the initiate into contact with his

higher Self, via a process of individuation that is active and dynamic (being brought

about by the "patient" himself) as opposed to the passive depth analysis of the Jungian

adepts, Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos was meant for entertainment. Scholars, of course, are

able to find higher, ulterior motives in Lovecraft's writings, as can be done with any

manifestation of Art.

Lovecraft depicted a kind of Christian Myth of the struggle between opposing forces of

Light and Darkness, between God and Satan, in the Cthulhu Mythos. Some critics may

complain that this smacks more of the Manichaen heresy than it does of genuine

Christian dogma; yet, as a priest and former monk, I believe it is fair to say that this

dogma is unfortunately very far removed from the majority of the Faithful to be of much

consequence. The idea of a War against Satan, and of the entities of Good and Evil

having roughly equivalent Powers, is perhaps best illustrated by the belief, common

among the Orthodox churches of the East, in a personal devil as well as a personal angel.

This concept has been amplified by the Roman Catholic Church to such an extent -

perhaps subconsciously - that a missal in the Editor's possession contains an engraving

for the Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle, for November 30, that bears the legend "Ecce Qui

Tollis Peccata Mundi" - Behold Him Who Taketh Away The Sins of the World - and the

picture above it is of the atomic bomb!

Basically, there are two "sets" of gods in the mythos : the Elder Gods, about whom not

much is revealed, save that they are a stellar Race that occasionally comes to the rescue

of man, and which corresponds to the Christian "Light"; and the Ancient Ones, about

which much is told, sometimes in great detail, who correspond to "Darkness". These

latter are the Evil Gods who wish nothing but ill for the Race of Man, and who constantly

strive to break into our world through a Gate or Door that leads from the Outside, In.

There are certain people, among us, who are devotees of the Ancient Ones, and who try

to open the Gate, so that this evidently repulsive organisation may once again rule the

Earth. Chief among these is Cthulhu, typified as a Sea Monster, dwelling in the Great

Deep, a sort of primeval Ocean; a Being that Lovecraft collaborator August Derleth

wrongly calls a "water elemental". There is also Azazoth, the blind idiot god of Chaos,

Yog Sothot, Azathoth's partner in Chaos, Shub Niggurath, the "goat with a thousand

young", and others. They appear at various times throughout the stories of the Cthulhu

Mythos in frightening forms, which test the strength and resourcefulness of the

protagonists in their attempts to put the hellish Things back to whence they came. There

is an overriding sense of primitive dear and cosmic terror in those pages, as though man

is dealing with something that threatens other than his physical safety: his very spiritual

nature. This horror-cosmology is extended by the frequent appearance of the Book,

NECRONOMICON.

The NECRONOMICON, is according to Lovecraft's tales, a volume written in Damascus

in the Eighth Century, A.D., by a person called the "Mad Arab", Abdhul Alhazred. It

must run roughly 800 pages in length, as there is a reference in one of the stories

concerning some lacunae on a page in the 700's It had been copied and reprinted in

various languages - the story goes - among them Latin, Greek and English. Doctor Dee,

the Magus of Elizabethan fame, was supposed to have possessed a copy and translated it.

This book, according to the mythos, contains the formulae for evoking incredible things

into visible appearance, beings and monsters which dwell in the Abyss, and Outer Space,

of the human psyche.

Such books have existed in fact, and do exist. Idries Shah tells us of a search he

conducted for a copy of the Book of Power by the Arab magician Abdul-Kadir (see: The

Secret Lore of Magic by Shah), of which only one copy was ever found. The Keys of

Solomon had a similar reputation, as did The Magus by Barret, until all of these works

were eventually reprinted in the last fifteen years or so. The Golden Dawn, a famous

British and American Occult lodge of the turn of the Century, was said to have possessed

a manuscript called "the Veils of Negative Existence" by another Arab.

These were the sorcerer's handbooks, and generally not meant as textbooks or

encyclopedias of ceremonial magick. In other words, the sorcerer or magician is

supposed to be in possession of the requisite knowledge and training with which to carry

out a complex magickal ritual, just as a cook is expected to be able to master the

scrambling of eggs before he conjures an "eggs Benedict"; the grimoires, or Black Books,

were simply variations on a theme, like cookbooks, different records of what previous

magicians had done, the spirits they had contacted, and the successes they had. The

magicians who now read these works are expected to be able to select the wheat from the

chaff, in much the same fashion as an alchemist discerning the deliberate errors in a

treatise on his subject.

Therefore it was (and is) insanity for the tyro to pick up a work on ceremonial Magick

like the Lesser Key of Solomon to practise conjurations. It would also be folly to pick up

Crowley's Magick in Theory and Practise with the same intention. Both books are

definitely not for beginners, a point which cannot be made too often. Unfortunately,

perhaps, the dread NECRONOMICON falls into this category.

Crowley's Magick was a testimony of what he has found in his researches into the

forbidden, and forgotten, lore of past civilisations and ancient times. His Book of the Law

was written in Cairo in the Spring of 1904, when he believed himself to be in contact

with a praeter-human intelligence called Aiwass who dictated to him the Three Chapters

that make up the Book. It had influenced him more than any other, and the remainder of

his life was spent trying to understand it fully, and to make its message known to the

world. It, too, contains the formulae necessary to summon the invisible into visibility, and

the secrets of transformations are hidden within its pages, but this is Crowley's own

NECRONOMICON, received in the Middle East in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of

Gizeh, and therein is writ not only the beauty, but the Beast that yet awaits mankind.

It would be vain to attempt to deliver a synopsis of Crowley's philosophy, save that its

'leitmotif' is the Rabelaisian

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The actual meaning of this phrase has taken volumes to explain, but roughly it concerns

the uniting of the conscious Self, a process of individuation which culminates in a rite

called "Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel"; the Angel signifying

the pure, evolved Self.

Yet, there are many terrors on the Way to the Self, and an Abyss to cross before victory

can be declared. Demons, vampires, psychic leeches, ghastly forms accost the aspiring

magician from every angle, from every quarter around the circumference of the magick

circle, and they must be destroyed lest they devour the magician himself. When Crowley

professed to have passed the obstacles, and crossed the Abyss of Knowledge, and found

his true Self, he found it was identical with the Beast of the Book of Revelation, 666,

whom Christianity considers to represent the Devil. Indeed, Crowley had nothing but

admiration for the Shaitan (Satan) of the so-called "devil-worshipping" cult of the

Yezidis of Mesopotamia, knowledge of which led him to declare the lines that open this

Introduction. For he saw that the Yezidis possess a Great Secret and a Great Tradition

that extends far back into time, beyond the origin of the Sun cults of Osiris, Mithra and

Christ; even before the formation of the Judaic religion, and the Hebrew tongue. Crowley

harkened back to a time before the Moon was worshipped, to the "Shadow Out of Time";

and in this, whether he realised it as such or not, he had heard the "Call of Cthulhu".

Sumeria

That a reclusive author of short stories who lived in a quiet neighbourhood in New

England, and the manic, infamous Master Magician who called the world his home,

should have somehow met in the sandy wastes of some forgotten civilisation seems

incredible. That they should both have become Prophets and Forerunners of a New Aeon

of Man's history is equally, if not more, unbelievable. Yet, with H.P. Lovecraft and

Aleister Crowley, the unbelievable was a commonplace of life. These two men, both

acclaimed as geniuses by their followers and admirers, and who never actually met,

stretched their legs across the world, and in the Seven League Boots of the mind they did

meet, and on common soil . . . . Sumeria.

Sumeria is the name given to a once flourishing civilisation that existed in what is now

known as Iraq, in the area called by the Greeks "Mesopotamia" and by the Arabs as,

simply, "The Island" for it existed between two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates,

which run down from the mountains to the Persian Gulf. This is the site of the fabled city

of Babylon, as well as of Ur of the Chaldees and Kish, with Nineveh far to the north.

Each of the seven principal cities of Sumeria was ruled by a different deity, who was

worshipped in the strange, non-Semitic language of the Sumerians; and language which

has been closely allied to that of the Aryan race, having in fact many words identical to

that of Sanskrit (and, it is said, to Chinese!).

For no one knows where the Sumerians came from, and they vanished just as

mysteriously as they appeared, after the Assyrian invasions which decimated their

culture, yet providing the Assyrians with much of their mythology and religion; so much

so that Sumerian became the official language of the state church, much as Latin is today

of the Roman Catholic Church. They had a list of their kings before the Flood, which

even they carefully chronicled, as did many another ancient civilisation around the world.

It is believed that they had a sophisticated system of astronomy (and astrology) as well as

an equally religious rituale. Magick, as well in history, begins at Sumer for the Western

World, for it his here, in the sand-buried cuneiform tablets that recorded an Age, that the

first Creation Epic is found, the first exorcism, the first ritual invocations of planetary

deities, the first dark summonings of evil Powers, and ironically, the first "burnings" of

people the anthropologists call "Witches".

Lovecraft's mythos deals with what are known chthonic deities, that is, underworld gods

and goddesses, much like the Leviathan of the Old Testament. The pronunciation of

chthonic is 'katonic', which explains Lovecraft's famous Miskatonic River and

Miskatonic University, not to mention the chief deity of his pantheon, Cthulhu, a sea

monster who lies, "not dead, but dreaming" below the world; an Ancient One and

supposed enemy of Mankind and the intelligent Race. Cthulhu is accompanied by an

assortment of other grotesqueries, such as Azathot and Shub Niggurath. It is of extreme

importance to occult scholars that many of these deities had actual counterparts, at least

in name, to deities of the Sumerian Tradition, that same Tradition that the Magus Aleister

Crowley deemed it so necessary to "rediscover".

The Underworld in ancient Sumer was known by many names, among them ABSU or

"Abyss", sometimes as Nar Mattaru, the great Underworld Ocean, and also as Cutha or

KUTU as it is called in the Enuma Elish (the Creation Epic of the Sumerians). The

phonetic similarity between Cutha and KUTU and Chthonic, as well as Cthulhu, is

striking. Judging by a Sumerian grammar at hand, the word KUTULU or Cuthalu

(Lovecraft's's Cthulhu Sumerianised) would mean "The Man of KUTU (Cutha); the Man

of the Underworld; Satan or Shaitan, as he is known to the Yezidis (whom Crowley

considered to be the remnants of the Sumerian Tradition). The list of similarities, both

between Lovecraft's creations and the Sumerian gods, as well as between Lovecraft's

mythos and Crowley's magick, can go on nearly indefinitely, and in depth, for which

there is no space here at present. An exhaustive examination of Crowley's occultism in

light of recent findings concerning Sumeria, and exegesis on Lovecraft's stories, is

presently in preparation and is hoped to be available shortly. Until that time, a few

examples should suffice.

Although a list is appended hereto containing various entities and concepts of Lovecraft,

Crowley, and Sumeria cross-referenced, it will do to show how the Editor found

relationships to be valid and even startling. AZATOT is frequently mentioned in the grim

pages of the Cthulhu Mythos, and appears in the NECRONOMICON as AZAG-THOTH,

a combination of two words, the first Sumerian and the second Coptic, which gives us a

clue as to Its identity. AZAG in Sumerian means "Enchanter" or "Magician"; THOTH in

Coptic is the name given to the Egyptian God of Magick and Wisdom, TAHUTI, who

was evoked by both the Golden Dawn and by Crowley himself (and known to the Greeks

as Hermes, from whence we get "Hermetic"). AZAG-THOTH is, therefore, a Lord of

Magicians, but of the "Black" magicians, or the sorcerers of the "Other Side".

There is a seeming reference to SHUB NIGGURATH in the NECRONOMICON, in the

name of a Sumerian deity, the "Answerer of Prayers", called ISHNIGARRAB. The word

"Shub" is to be found in the Sumerian language in reference to the Rite of Exorcism, one

of which is called Nam Shub and means "the Throwing". It is, however, as yet unclear as

to what the combination SHUB ISHNIGARRAB (SHUB NIGGURATH) might actually

mean.

There was a battle between the forces of "light" and "darkness" (so-called) that took place

long before man was created, before even the cosmos as we know it existed. It is

described fully in the Enuma Elish and in the bastardised version found in the

NECRONOMICON, and involved the Ancient Ones, led by the Serpent MUMMU-

TIAMAT and her male counterpart ABSU, against the ELDER GODS (called such in the

N.) led by the Warrior MARDUK, son of the Sea God ENKI, Lord of Magicians of this

Side, or what could be called "White Magicians" - although close examination of the

myths of ancient times makes one pause before attempting to judge which of the two

warring factions was "good" or "evil". MARDUK won this battle - in much the same way

that later St. George and St. Michael would defeat the Serpent again - the cosmos was

created from the body of the slain Serpent, and man was created from the blood of the

slain commander of the Ancient Army, KINGU, thereby making man a descendent of the

Blood of the Enemy, as well as the "breath" of the Elder Gods; a close parallel to the

"sons of God and daughters of men" reference in the Old Testament. Yet, though the

identity of the Victor is clear, there were - and are - certain persons and organisations that

dared side with the vanquished, believing the Ancient Ones to be a source of tremendous,

and most unbelievable, power.

Worship of the Ancient Ones in History

"Let them curse it that curse the day, who are skilful to rouse Leviathan." - JOB

3:8

S.H. Hooke, in his excellent Middle Eastern Mythology, tells us that the Leviathan

mentioned in JOB, and elsewhere in the Old Testament, is the Hebrew name given to the

Serpent TIAMAT, and reveals that there was in existence either a cult, or scattered

individuals, who worshipped or called up the Serpent of the Sea, or Abyss. Indeed, the

Hebrew word for Abyss that is found in GENESIS 1:2 is, Hooke tells us, tehom, which

the majority of scholars take to be a survival of the name of the chaos-dragon TIAMAT

or Leviathan that is identified closely with KUTULU or Cthulhu within the pages are

mentioned independently of each other, indicating that somehow KUTULU is the male

counterpart of TIAMAT, similar to ABSU.

This monster is well known to cult worship all over the world. In China, however, there

is an interesting twist. Far from being considered a completely hostile creature, dedicated

to the erasure of mankind from the page of existence, the Dragon is given a place of pre-

eminence and one does not hear of a Chinese angel or saint striving to slay the dragon,

but rather to cultivate it. The Chinese system of geomancy, feng shui (pronounced fung

shway) is the science of understanding the "dragon currents" which exist beneath the

earth, these same telluric energies that are distilled in such places as Chartres Cathedral in

France, Glastonbury Tor in England, and the Ziggurats of Mesopotamia. In both the

European and Chinese cultures, the Dragon or Serpent is said to reside somewhere

"below the earth"; it is a powerful force, a magickal force, which is identified with

mastery over the created world; it is also a power that can be summoned by the few and

not the many. However, in China, there did not seem to be a backlash of fear or

resentment against this force as was known in Europe and Palestine, and the symbol of

might and kingship in China is still the Dragon. In the West, the conjuration, cultivation,

or worship of this Power was strenuously opposes with the advent of the Solar,

Monotheistic religions and those who clung to the Old Ways were effectively

extinguished. The wholesale slaughter of those called "Witches" during the Inquisition is

an example of this, as well as the solemn and twisted - that is to say, purposeless and

unenlightened - celibacy that the Church espoused. For the orgone of Wilhelm Reich is

just as much Leviathan as the Kundalini of Tantrick adepts, and the Power raised by the

Witches. It has always, at least in the past two thousand years, been associated with

occultism and essentially with Rites of Evil Magick, or the Forbidden Magick, of the

Enemy, and of Satan . . .

. . . and the twisting, sacred Spiral formed by the Serpent of the Caduceus, and by the

spinning of the galaxies, is also the same Leviathan as the Spiral of the biologists' Code

of Life : DNA

The Goddess of the Witches

The current revival of the cult called WICCA is a manifestation of the ancient secret

societies that sought to tap this telluric, occult force and use it to their own advantage,

and to the advantage of humanity as was the original intent. The raising of the Cone of

Power through the circle dancing is probably the simplest method of attaining results in

"rousing Leviathan", and has been used by societies as diverse as the Dervishes in the

Middle East and the Python Dancers of Africa, not to mention the round dances that were

familiar to the Gnostic Christians, and the ones held every year in the past at Chartres.

The Witches of today, however, while acknowledging the importance of the Male

element of telluric Power, generally prefer to give the greater honour to the Female

Principle, personified as the Goddess. The Goddess has also been worshipped all over the

world, and under many names, but is still essentially the same Goddess. That TIAMAT

was undoubtedly female is to the point; and that the Chinese as well as the Sumerians

perceived of two dragon currents, male and female, gives the researchers a more complex

picture. The Green Dragon and the Red Dragon of the alchemists are thus identified, as

the positive and negative energies that compromise the cosmos of our perception, as

manifest in the famous Chinese yin-yang symbol.

But what of INANNA, the single planetary deity having a female manifestation among

the Sumerians? She is invoked in the NECRONOMICON and identified as the

vanquisher of Death, for she descended into the Underworld and defeated her sister, the

Goddess of the Abyss, Queen ERESHKIGAL (possibly another name for TIAMAT).

Interestingly enough, the myth has many parallels with the Christian concept of Christ's

death and resurrection, among which the Crucifixion (INANNA was impaled on a stake

as a corpse), the three days in the Sumerian Hades, and the eventual Resurrection are

outstanding examples of how Sumerian mythology previewed the Christian religion by

perhaps as many as three thousand years - a fact that beautifully illustrates the cosmic and

eternal nature of this myth.

Therefore, the Goddess of the Witches has two distinct forms: the Ancient One, Goddess

of the Dragon-like telluric Power which is raised in Magickal rituals, and the Elder

Goddess, Defeater of Death, who brings the promise of Resurrection and Rejuvenation to

her followers those who must reside for a time after death and between incarnations in

what is called the "Summerland".

Sumer-land?

Another hallmark of the Craft of the Wise is evident within the NECRONOMICON, as

well as in general Sumerian literature, and that is the arrangement of the cross-quarter

days, which make up half of the Craft's official pagan holidays. These occur on the eves

of February 2nd, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st, and are called Candlemas,

Beltane, Lammas and Samhain (or Hallows), respectively.

The name Lammas has a curious origin in the dunes at Sumer. It is not less than the name

of one of the four mythological Beasts of the astrological fixed signs, Lamas being the

name of the half-lion, half-man Guardian of Leo (the sign governing most of August,

when the feast of Lammas takes place), and USTUR being that of Aquarius (February),

SED that of Taurus (May) and NATTIG that of Scorpio (November). I do not believe that

this is a fantastic assumption, the Sumerian origin of the Feast of Lammas. Indeed, it

seems just as valid as the ideas of Idries Shah concerning Craft etymology as presented in

his book, The Sufis. It is also not far-fetched to assume that these four beasts were known

to the entire region of the Middle East, as they appear on the Sphinx in Egypt, and have

become the symbols of the Four Evangelists of the Christian New Testament - an ironic

and splendid result of the ignorance of the Greek religious historians concerning the

ancient mysteries!

Probable the most inconsistent concept the Sumerians possesses with reference to the

Craft is the naming of the Goddess as a deity, not of the Moon (as the Craft would have

it), but of the planet Venus. The Moon was governed by a male divinity, NANNA (like

INANNA but minus the initial 'I'), and was considered the Father of the Gods by the

earliest Sumerian religion. It should be noted, however, that all of the planetary deities,

termed "the zoned Ones" or zonei in Greek, and indeed all of the Sumerian deities, had

both male and female manifestations, showing that the Sumerians definitely recognised a

yin-yang composition if the universe (the "male Moon" idea is, the Editor is given to

understand, common to so-called Aryan mythologies). There is also evidence to show

that every god and goddess also had both a good and an evil nature, and evil gods were

banished in the exorcism formulae of that civilisation as well as the lesser forms of

demon.

The Horned Moon

As mentioned, the God of the Moon was called NANNA by the Sumerians. By the later

Sumerians and Assyrians, he was called SIN. In both cases, he was the Father of the

Gods (of the planetary realm, the zonei), and was depicted as wearing horns, a symbol

familiar to the Witches as representative of their God. The horn shaped crown is

illustrative of the crescent phases of the Moon, and were symbolic of divinity in many

cultures around the world, and were also thought to represent certain animals who were

horned, and worshipped for their particular qualities, such as the goat and bull. They also

represent sexual power.

The fact that, in ancient Sumeria and Egypt, horns were solely representative of evil

gods, but of many different deities, was used by the Christian Church in their attempt to

eradicate pagan faiths. It was a simple enough symbol to identify with the Author of Evil,

Satan, which the Church depicted as a half-animal, half-human creature with horns,

claws, and sometimes a tail. The Church's use of the horns as a sort of archetype of Evil

is quite similar to the feeling many people have today with regards to the swastika used

by the Nazis, a symbol which has become the archetype of an evil sigil in the West. The

fact that it is a highly valued mystical and religious symbol in the East is something that

is not well-known. What is worse, the image of the Devil as perpetrated by the Church is

simultaneously representative of sexual energy, and can be safely compared to Jung's

archetype of the Shadow, the psychic repository of a man's innate maleness, as the anima

represents that part of a man which is feminine. Truly, the pictures painted of a Satanic

ritual by the pious Catholic clergymen was one of sexual orgies and "perversions", and

the handbook of the Inquisitors, the Malleus Maleficarum - which has been responsible

for the deaths of many more people than even Hitler's Mein Kampf - is full of detailed

sexual imagery and reveals the nature of the souls of the monks who wrote it, rather than

of the innocents it was used to massacre. Eventually, Satanism, Protestantism and

Judaism were inextricably woven together to form a patchwork quilt of Evil that the

Church attempted to destroy during the Middle Ages, with fire and sword.

As a matter of fact, a certain type of devil worship did exist during those times but,

ironically, the acolytes of Hell were usually never brought to trial; something which

stems from the fact that many of those who celebrated and attended the infamous Black

Masses of the period were Roman Catholic clergymen, many of whom has been pressed

into His Service at a young age by their parents, who wished to see their sons brought up

well-fed and educated in those uncertain times, where the Church was the sole power and

refuge. The frustration at being "condemned" to a life that demanded the abandonment of

society and a "normal" life led many priests to express their hostilities through the Office

of the Demon, the Black Mass. Often, this was also a means of political demonstration, as

the Church controlled virtually all the political life of the period. In a way, as though in a

test tube at a philosophical laboratory, Aleister Crowley was brought up under similar

circumstances - although ver far removed in time from the days of the Church's immense

temporal power. Coming from a fanatically religious Christian family, and suddenly

freed upon the neighbourhood of Cambridge, Crowley did, in a sense, turn Satanist. He

identified strongly with the underdog, politically as well as spiritually, and came

eventually to take the Name of the Beast as his own, and expound a philosophy that he

hoped would rip apart the worn tapestry of the established moral Christian atmosphere of

Victorian England, and expose it for what it really was, a carpet made of many ingenious

threads and not God - or eternal happiness - at all; only nap.

Therefore, it seemed almost logical that he should seek in the defeated, Old Religions of

the world for the basis of his new philosophy and, some say, his new "religion". He

raised the female aspect back up to one of equality with the male, as it was in the rites of

Egypt, and of Eleusis. "Our Lady Babalon" (his spelling) became a theme of many of his

magickal writings, and he received he Credo, the Book of the Law, through a Woman, his

wife Rose Kelly. The lunar element, as well as the Venusian, are certainly accessible in

his works. It has even been said in occult circles that he had a hand in putting together the

grimoire of one Gerald Gardner, founder of a contemporary Witchcraft movement, called

the Book of Shadows.

The Moon has an extremely important, indeed indispensable, role in the tantrick sex

magick rites that so preoccupied Crowley and the O.T.O. There can be no true magick

without woman, nor without man, and in the symbolic language of the occult there can be

no Sun without the Moon. In alchemy, ceremonial magick, and Witchcraft, the formula is

the same, for they all deal with identical properties; whether they are called the Sun and

Moon of the Elixir Vitae, the male and female participants in a rite of Indian or Chinese

tantricism, or the Shadow and the Anima of Jungian depth psychology.

For many years, the Moon remained the prime deity of the Sumerians, constituting the

essential Personum of a religious and mystical drama that was performed roughly 3000

B.C. amid the deserts and marshes of Mesopotamia. Side by side with the worship of the

Moon, NANNA, there was fear of the Demon, PAZUZU, a genie so amply recreated in

the book and the movie by Blatty, The Exorcist, and similarly recognised as the Devil

Himself by the Church. PAZUZU, the Beast, was brought to life by Aleister Crowley,

and the Demon walked the Earth once more.

With publicity provided by H.P. Lovecraft.

The Devil

PAZUZU was a prime example of the type of Devil of which the Sumerians were

particularly aware, and which they depicted constantly in their carvings and statues. The

purpose of this iconography was to ward off the spiritual - and psychic - circumstances

which would precipitate a plague, or some other evil. "Evil to destroy evil." Although the

ancient people of the world were conscious of an entity we might call the :Author of all

Evil", the Devil or Satan, as evident in the Sumerian Creation Epic and the rumoured

existences of the Cult of Set of the Egyptians, the more pressing concern was usually the

exorcism of TIAMAT, she exists, somehow, just as the Abyss exists and is perhaps

indispensable to human life if we think of Her as typifying the female quality of Energy.

Although MARDUK was responsible for halving the Monster from the Sea, the Sumerian

Tradition has it that the Monster is not dead, but dreaming, asleep below the surface of

the Earth, strong, potent, dangerous, and very real. her powers can be tapped by the

knowledgeable, "who are skilful to rouse Leviathan."

Although the Christian religion has gone to great lengths to prove that the Devil is

inferior to God and exists solely for His purpose, as the Tempter of Man - surely a

dubious raison d'etre - the Sumerian Tradition acknowledges that the Person of "Evil" is

actually the oldest, most Ancient of the Gods. Whereas Christianity states that Lucifer

was a rebel in heaven, and fell from God's grace to ignominy below, the original story

was that MARDUK was the rebel, and severed the Body of the Ancient of Ancient Ones

to create the Cosmos in other words, the precise reverse of the Judeo-Christian dogma.

The Elder Gods evidently possessed a certain Wisdom that was not held by their Parents,

yet their Parents held the Power, the Primal Strength, the First Magick, that the Elder

Ones tapped to their own advantage, for they were begotten of Her.

It generally accepted in the Halls of Magick that all of the Wisdom in the world is useless

without the necessary adjunct of Power. This Power has gone by many names, as the

Goddess and the Devil have, but the Chinese symbolise It by the Dragon. It is the force of

Will, and relies heavily upon the biochemical matter that makes up the human body, and

hence, the human consciousness, to give it existence. Science is coming around to accept

the fact that the Will does exist, just at the point where Psychology has determined it does

not - in the behaviourists vain attempt to eradicate what has always been known to

constitute vital parts of the psyche from their consideration in pseudo scientific

experimentation, leaving us with the "white mice and pigeons" of Koestler's The Ghost In

The Machine. Science, ancient Sister of Magick, has begun to realize the human potential

that resides, inconspicuously, in the spiral-mapped matter of the brain. Just as the

magicians, accused of trafficking with the Devil, were said to have developed tremendous

power over natural phenomena, Science has ascended to that realm unblamed, and

guiltless. The Pope has ridden in aircraft. Cardinals have flown in 'choppers' over

battlefields in Southeast Asia, urging technological eco-side, invoking Christ;

pronouncing damnation and the Devil on the industrially inferior man. Ecce Qui Tollit

Peccata Mundi.

And a rock group from England, home of the Anglican heresy, sings of "sympathy" for

the Devil. PAZUZU. TIAMAT. The Seven Deadly Sins. The fear of Lovecraft. The pride

of Crowley.

The lunar landing was the symbolic manifestation of man's newly acquired potential

power to alter the nature - and perhaps, via nuclear weapons, the course - of the heavenly

bodies, the zonei, the Elder Gods. It has a power the Ancient Ones have been waiting for,

for millennia, and it is now within their grasp. The next century may deliver unto

mankind this awesome power and responsibility, and will leave him knocking on the

dread doors of the azonei, the IGIGI, approaching the barrier that keeps out the ABSU.

And one day, without the benefit of NECRONOMICON, the Race of Man will smash the

barrier and the Ancient Ones will rule once more.

An alternative possibility exists: that, by landing on the Moon, we have come to reinstate

the ancient Covenant and thereby assure our protection against the Outside. Since "the

gods are forgetful", buy treading on their celestial spheres we are reminding them of their

ancient obligations to us, their created ones. For, as it is said in one of man's most ancient

of Covenants, the Emerald Table, "As Above, So Below". Man's power to alter the nature

of his environment must develop simultaneously with his ability to master his inner

environment, his own mind his psyche, soul, spirit. Perhaps, then, the lunar landing was

the first collective initiation for humanity, which will bring it one step closer to a

beneficial Force that resides beyond the race of the "cruel celestial spirits", past the Abyss

of Knowledge. Yet, he must remember that the occult powers that accompany magickal

attainment are ornamental only, indications of obstacles overcome on the Path to

Perfection, and are not to be sought after in themselves, for therein lies the truth Death.

Lovecraft saw this Evil, as the world passed from one War and moved menacingly

towards another. Crowley prepared for it, and provided us with the formulae. The Mad

Arab saw it all, in a vision, and wrote it down. He was, perhaps, one of the most

advanced adepts of his time, and her certainly has something to say to us, today, in a

language the Intuition understands. Yet they called him "Mad".

Accompanied in the ranks of the "insane" by such "madmen" as Neitzsche, Artaud, and

Reich, the Mad Arab makes a Fourth, in a life-and-death game of cosmic bridge. They

are all voices crying in that wilderness of madness that men call Society, and as such

were ostracised, stoned, and deemed mentally unfit for life. But, for them, Justice will

come when we have realised that the Ship of State and the Ship of St Peter have become

mere Ships of Fools - with Captains who course the seas by stars, ignoring the eternal

Ocean - and then, we will have to look to the Prisoners in the Hold for navigational

guidance.

It is there, always, and Cthulhu Calls.

PREFATORY NOTES

THE PRESENT MANUSCRIPT was delivered into the hands of the Editor by a priest

who had managed to get ordained through uncanonical methods which have been

entertainingly described in the several books and articles on the ecclesiastic phenomenon,

the "wandering bishops". Just such an "unorthodox" prelate was Fr. Montague Summers,

who wrote numerous books on demonology, witchcraft, and the like. Suffice it to say, we

were rather doubtful as to the authenticity of the work before us. In the first place, it was

in Greek and for quite awhile it was difficult to ascertain what it might actually be, save

for the title NECRONOMICON and the many weird drawings. In the second place, after

translation, we found several internal inconsistencies and some evidence that would

suggest we did not possess the entire Work. There may still be some missing or the

irregular monastic might have withheld certain of the chapters. As the chapters are not

numbered, it is too difficult to day.

A great deal of misfortune accompanied the publication of this book. First, we went

through more than one translator. The last finally absconded with his preface, describing

his work in the some detail. This, we will have to do from memory in the following

pages. At one point, an unscrupulous publisher from the West Coast took a copy of the

initial preface and some of the miscellaneous pages in translation (including some

dummies, which we were in the habit of giving potential publishers for our protection)

and went off, and has not been heard from again.

At a crucial stage in the preparation of the manuscript, the Editor was stricken with a

collapsed lung and had to undergo emergency surgery to save his life.

But, let us proceed with a description of the contents of the NECRONOMICON:

Within these pages a series of myths and rituals are presented that have survive the

darkest days of magick and occultism. The exorcisms and bindings of the famous Maqlu

text are here presented for the first time in English, although not completely: for the

originals in their entirety were evidently not known to the author of the

NECRONOMICON, nor are they to present scholarship; the various tablets upon which

they were written being cracked and effaced in many places, rendering translation

impossible. The MAGAN text, which comprises the Creation Epic of the Sumerians

(with much later glosses) and the account of INANNA's "descent into the Underworld",

along with more extraneous matter, is presented. The unique "Book of the Entrance" has

no counterpart in occult literature, and the drawings of magickal seals and symbols are

wholly new to anything that has yet appeared on the contemporary occult scene -

although bearing some resemblances to various diagrams found in the ancient Arabic

texts of the last millennium. Although some of the characters found in these pages can be

traced to Mandaic and Demotic sources, and are evidently of a much later date than the

Rites of Sumer, the overall appearance of the seals is quite unusual, almost surreal.

The Book begins with an introduction by the alleged author, the Mad Arab (the name that

Lovecraft made famous, 'Abdul Alhazred' does not appear in our copy of the Ms.), and

ends with a sort of epilogue by the same Arab. We have called the first part "The

Testimony of the Mad Arab" and the latter "The Testimony of the Mad Arab, the Second

Part." The Second Part if the most chilling. The author has, by this stage in the writing of

his opus, become fearful for his soul and begins to repeat himself in the text, saying

things he has already said in previous chapters as though having forgotten he had said

them, or perhaps to stress their importance. The Second Testimony is riddled through

with non sequiturs and bits of incantation.

He does not finish the Book.

It trails off where he would have signed it, presumably, in the Arab manner, but giving

his lineage. Instead, it ends before he can name himself or even one relation. We can only

imagine with horror what fate befell this noble Sage.

Another problem that confronts the Editor is the suspected frequency of the copyist's

glosses; that is, there do seem to be occasionally bits of sentence or fragments of

literature that would seem to be inconsistent with the period in which the text was

written. However, no final word can be said on this matter. The difficulty arises in the

age-old question of "which came first, the chicken or the egg?". For instance, in the

MAGAN text, the final verses read though from the Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster:

"Stoop not down, therefore, into the darkly shining world," which might have been of

Greek origin and not Zoroastrian. It is a question for scholars.

The etymology of certain words is a game that has fascinated both the Editor and perhaps

a score or more of Sumerian researches of the past. The Sumerian origin of many of the

words and place-names we use today provides us with an insight into our own origins.

For instance, the Sumerian word for the temple is BAR, from which we get our word

"barrier", or so it is said by Waddell. This makes sense in the context with the erecting

and maintaining of barriers against the hostile forces Outside.

The etymology is even dramatic where Magick is concerned, and aids us in understand

even Crowley's system better than we do. As an example, Crowley of (or Aiwass) ends

the Book of the Law with the words "AUM.HA." In the Sumero-Aryan Dictionary by

Waddell we read that the word AUM was known to the Sumerians, in almost the same

sense that it was, and is, known to the Hindus. It is a sacred word, and pertains to the

Lord of Magicians, ENKI. Further, the Greek spelling of ENKI was EA, by which he is

most commonly known in the European texts which treat of Sumeriology. In the Greek

alphabet, EA would appear as HA. Q.E.D: AUM.HA betrays the essential Sumerian

character of that Book.

After the initial Testimony, we come to the chapter entitles "Of the ZONEI and Their

Attributes", Zonei is, of course a Greek word and refers to the planetary, or heavenly

bodies; for they are "zoned", i.e., having set courses and spheres. They are also known as

such in the Chaldean Oracles. The 'spirits' or bodies that exist beyond the zonei are called

the azonei, meaning "un-zoned". Whether this refers to the so-called "fixed " stars

(having no sphere ascertainable to the early astronomers) or the comets, is unknown to

the Editor. Whatever the case may be, the zonei seem to include the Seven Philosophical

Planets, i.e., including the Sun and Moon as planetary bodies, along with Mercury,

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Each has their own seal and their own Number.

Kenneth Grant, author of Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God, may be interested to

know (or may already know) that the Number of the Sumerian Goddess of Venus, hence

of Love and War, is Fifteen. In many of the ancient tablets of that period, she is actually

referred to as "the Fifteen", as a shortcut to spelling out the whole Name in cuneiform,

was assume. Grant made much of "the Goddess Fifteen" in his study of Crowley's system

as related to Tantricism, without mentioning the Name by which this Goddess is quite

well-known, or even mentioning Her native country!

After the chapter on Zonei, we come to the "Book of Entrance" which is really a system

of self-initiation into the planetary spheres and may have something to do with the

planetary arrangement of the steps of the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, which were seven

storeyed mountains. Not much is revealed to the potential candidate for initiation as to

how these "gates" work, or what he might find there, save to say that the key of one Gate

lies in mastering the Gate before it. The Mad Arab was either keeping a sacred Secret, or

found human language inadequate to the task of describing what other initiates in similar

systems have expressed in the vague abstractions of the truly illuminated, likening the

experience to an LSD trip.

The "Incantations of the Gates" follow, and are probably meant to accompany the

preceding chapter, being prayers proper to each of the celestial Gates. The "conjuration of

the Fire God" follows this, and resembles the others in its mixture of Greek and Sumerian

phrases. It should be noted here that wherever a Sumerian phrases. It should be noted

here that wherever a Sumerian phrase appears in the original MS. we have kept it as it is,

untranslated, as we expect the Mad Arab would have wanted it. Quite possibly, even he

did not know the exact meaning of much of the conjurations in the Old Tongue, but

viewed it as a 'barbarous' tongue' which must be preserved because of its essential Power.

Indeed, with the publication of this Book, Sumerian may become as popular among

magicians as the strange, angelic language of Enochian, discovered by Dr. Dee in

Elizabeth England.

In Greek, in the original MS., a common incantation would look something like this

(using Roman characters for the Greek):

'O Kakos Theos

'O Kakos Daimon

'O Daimon

PNEUMA TOU OURANOU THUMETHERE!

PNEUMA TES GES THUMETHATE!

(O Wicked God

O Wicked Demon

O Demon

Spirit of the Sky, Remember!

Spirit of the Earth, Remember!)

Yet, a word like SHAMMASH, the Name of the Solar Deity, would read SAMAS or

SAMMAS, and in the text of the NECRONOMICON we would make the word read like

its original.

The "Conjuration of the Watcher" follows the Fire God conjuration. The word "watcher"

is sometimes used synonymously with "angel", and sometimes as a distinct Race, apart

from angelos: egragori. The Race of Watchers are said not to care what they Watch, save

that they follow orders. They are somewhat mindless creatures, but quite effective.

Perhaps they correspond toe Lovecraft's shuggoths, save that the latter become unweildly

and difficult to manage.

After the Watcher, comes the MAKLU text, which appears to be a collection of

exorcisms, which includes the famous "Xilka Xilka Besa Besa" incantation, in the

original, to which a translation has been appended in this work - a translation evidently

not at hand when the author compiled the MS. Thus, for the first time, this much-

rumoured exorcism is available in full and in English.

After this, the "Book of Calling" needs little explanation. It is the grimoire of the

NECRONOMICON, containing the formulae of ritual conjuration, as well as the seals

and diagrams to accompany the rites. It is followed by "The Book of Fifty Names" being

fifty separate powers of the God MARDUK, defeater of Chaos. This is interesting, in that

the names seem to come from the Enuma Elish, in which the Elder Gods confer these

fifty names upon MARDUK as titles, in their appreciation of his routing of Evil. A sigil

is given for each of the Names, and a word of Power for most of them.

Then appears the Centrepiece of the Book, the MAGAN text. The word MAGAN may

mean the Land of the MAGAN which was said to lie in the West of Sumer. For a time, it

seems the name MAGAN was synonymous with the Place of Death - as the Sun 'died' in

the West. Hence, it is a bit confusing as to what MAGAN is really supposed to mean in

this text, but in context the "Place of Death" explanation seems quite valid. The MAGAN

text is nothing more than an incomplete and free-form version of the Creation Epic of

Sumer, along with INANNA's Descent into the Underworld, and many glosses. We are

told how MARDUK slays TIAMAT - after much the same fashion that the Chief of

Police of Amity slays the great white shark in Benchley's novel JAWS, blowing an evil

wind (the oxygen tank) into Her mouth and sending in an arrow (bullet) in after it to

explode her. Surely, the two or three most box-office successful films of the past few

years, JAWS, THE EXORICST and, perhaps, THE GODFATHER, are an indication that

the essence of Sumerian mythology is making itself felt in a very real way in this, the

latter half of the Twentieth Century?

After the long and poetic MAGAN text, comes the URILLIA text which might be

Lovecraft's R'lyeh Text, and is subtitled "Abominations". It has more specifically to do

with the worship of the Serpent, and the nature of the cults that participate in the

Concelebration of Sin. Again, more conjurations and seals are given, even though the

reader is charged not to use them; an inconsistency that is to be found in many grimoires

of any period and perhaps reveals a little of the magicians's mentality; for there is very

little that is evil to the advanced magus, who cares not if he deals with angelic or demonic

forces, save that he gets the job done!

Then, following the URILLIA text and forming the very end of the received MS., is the

Second Part of the Testimony of the Mad Arab. It is a haunting and sorrowful occult

personality. Was he really mad? This is perhaps a question that will go on for as long as

Man tries to understand himself; himself as a part of the cosmic dance and spiral, which

includes the satanic as well as the deific, the sad as well as the happy. Perhaps the Arab

was privy to some other-worldly secret that he could not reveal. Perhaps he had opened

the Door by mistake, his own personal Gate to the Abyss, and was forced to cross its

threshold into the Unknown. We may never know.

Or, we may wish we never had.

The Editor New York, New York October 12, 1975

CHART OF COMPARISONS

(showing some relationships to be found between the mythos of Lovecraft, the

magick of Crowley, and the faith of Sumer.)

Lovecraft

Crowley

Sumer

The Great Beast as

represented in "CTHDH Ctha-lu, Kutulu

666"

The Ancient Ones Satan; Teitan

Tiamat

Azathoth

Aiwass (?)

Azag-thoth

The Dunwich

Choronzon

Pazuzu

Horror

Shub Niggurath

Pan

Sub Ishniggarab (?)

Out of Space

The Abyss

Absu; Nar Mattaru

IA!

IO! IAO!

IA (JAH; EA; Lord of Waters)

The AR, or UB (Plough Sign; the

The Five-pointed

The Pentagram

original pentagram and the sign of the

grey Star carven

Aryan Race)

Erim (the Enemy; and the Sea as

Vermis Mysteriis The Serpent

Chaos; Gothic; Orm, or Worm, great

Serpent)

Cthulhu

This is, of course, by no means a complete list but rather an inspirational sampling.

Meditation upon the various Things mentioned in the Mythos will permit the scholar to

draw his own conclusions; research upon the etymology of both Lovecraft's and

Crowley's respective literature enables the occultist to discover the ancient Names and

Numbers for much of his own, familiar, material.

(Note: that Lovecraft may have head or Crowley is hinted at darkly in his short story

"The Thing On The Doorstep" in which he refers to a cult leader from England who had

established a covenstead of sorts in New York. In that story, published in Weird Tales in

1936, the cult leader is closely identified with chthonic forces, is described as

"notorious", and linked to the strange fate that befell the protagonist, Edward Derby.)

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL TO

777

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.)

Table VII [A.C.]

0. . . .

1. Sphere of the Primum Mobile

Sphere of the Zodiac or Fixed

2.

Stars

3. Sphere of Saturn

4. Sphere of Jupiter

5. Sphere of Mars

6. Sphere of the Sun

7. Sphere of Venus

8. Sphere of Mercury

9. Sphere of the Moon

10. Sphere of the Elements

11. Air

12. Mercury

13. Moon

14. Venus

15. Aries

16. Taurus

17. Gemini

18. Cancer

19. Leo

20. Virgo

21. Jupiter

Table XXV [S.]

ANU (TIAMAT)

ENLIL (ABSU)

ENKI; LUMASHI (IGIGI)

ADAR

MARDUK

NERGAL

UTU

INANNA

NEBO

NANNA

KIA

ANNA

GUDUD

SIN

DLIBAT

AGRU (XUBUR)

KAKKAB U ALAP SHAME (KINGU)

RE'U KINU SHAME U TU'AME RABUTI

(VIPER)

SHITTU (SNAKE)

KALBU RABU (LAKHAMU)

SHIRU (WHIRLWIND)

UMUNPADDU

22. Libra

23. Water

24. Scorpio

25. Sagittarius

26. Capricorn

27. Mars

28. Aquarius

29. Pisces

30. Sun

30. Fire

30. Saturn

30. (bis) Earth

30. (bis) Spirit

ZIBANITUM (Ravening Dog)

BADUR

AKRABU (SCORPION-MAN)

PA-BIL-SAG (HURRICANE)

SUXUR MASH (FISH-MAN)

MASTABARRU

GULA (HORNED BEAST)

DILGAN U RIKIS NUNI (WEAPON)

SHAMASH

AG

KAIMANU

KIA

ZI

NOTES ON PRONUNCIATION

WE CANNOT BE absolutely how Sumerian and Akkadian were spoken; but many useful

guidelines are available to the student, including the transliterated tablets found all over

Mesopotamia. Basically, we can offer the following principles which should prove of

value in reciting the foreign language instructions :

Vowels

a

as in "father"

e

as in "whey"

i

as in "antique"

o

as in "boat" (but rarely found)

u

as in "zulu"

Consonants

Most are basically the same as in English. The Sumerians did not have an alphabet as we

know it, but they had developed a syllabary, very much like the Japanese "Kana" script of

today. In phonetic transliterations, the English spelling sought to approximate the

Sumerian pronunciation. However, there are a few sounds which English does not

possess, and which have been put into phonetic variations. Important examples below :

X

as in the German "ach"

CH

(same as above)

Q

as in "like"

K

(same as above)

SH

as in "shall"

SS

as in, perhaps, "lasso"; a hissing "s" common to Arabic languages

Z

as in "lots"; a hard "ts" sound, not quite as in "zoo"

Remember, in the transliterations which follow, every letter must be pronounced. There

are no schwas or silent syllables in Sumerian. Hence, "KIA" is pronounced "keeya";

"KAIMANU" is pronounced "ka-ee-mah-nu" or, if spoken rapidly, the two initial vowel

sounds slur into 'kigh' rhyming with "high"

The incantations should be said carefully and slowly at first, to familiarise oneself with

the tongue-twisting phrases. A mistake may prove fatal to the Work

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

Tallqvist ("Die Assyrische Beschworungsserie Maqlu nach dem originalen im British

Museum Herausgegeben" Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae, Tomm. XX, No. 6,

Helsingforsiae mdcccxcv). The word "maklu" or "maqlu" itself is controversial, but

Tallqvist seems to think that it does, indeed, mean "burning"; especially so as the

incantations to be found therein invariably entail burning something, usually a doll made

in the likeness of a witch or evil sorcerer that the magician wished to dispose of. Hence,

we have here probably the archetype of the Great Burning Times of the Inquisition, when

people were condemned to a fiery death as Witches and Pagans. The chant "burn, witch!

burn!" can be found in the Maklu text, in all its pristine glory. Indeed, Cthulhu Calls.

The Conjuration "The Binding of the Evil Sorcerers"

Alsi ku nushi ilani mushiti

Itti kunu alsi mushitum kallatum kuttumtum

Alsi bararitum qablitum u namaritum

Ashshu kashshaptu u kashshipanni

Eli nitum ubbiraanni

Ili-ia u Ishtari-ia ushis-su-u-eli-ia

Eli ameri-ia amru-usanaku

Imdikula salalu musha u urra

Qu-u imtana-allu-u pi-ia

Upu unti pi-ia iprusu

Me mashtiti-ia umattu-u

Eli li nubu-u xiduti si-ipdi

Izizanimma ilani rabuti shima-a dababi

Dini dina alakti limda

Epu-ush salam kashshapi-ia u kashshapti-ia

Sha epishia u mushtepishti-ia

Is mass-ssarati sha mushi lipshuru ruxisha limnuti

Pisha lu-u ZAL.LU Lishanusha Lu-u Tabtu

Sha iqbu-u amat limutti-ia kima ZAL.LU litta-tuk

Sha ipushu kishpi kima Tabti lishxarmit

qi-ishrusha pu-uttu-ru ipshetusha xulluqu

Kal amatusha malla-a sseri

Ina qibit iqbu-u ilani mushitum.

The Conjuration "XILQA XILQA BESA BESA" or "A Most Excellent Charm

Against the Hordes of Demons" etc.

Arise! Arise! Go far away! Go far away!

Be shamed! Be shamed! Flee! Flee!

Turn around, go, arise and go far away!

Your wickedness may rise to heaven like unto smoke!

Arise and leave my body!

From my body, depart in shame!

From my body flee!

Turn away from my body!

Go away from my body!

Do not return to my body!

Do no come near my body!

Do not approach my body!

Do not throng around my body!

Be commanded by Shammash the Mighty!

Be commanded by Enki, Lord of All!

Be commanded by Marduk, the Great Magician of the Gods!

Be commanded by the God of Fire, your Destroyer!

May you be held back from my body!

"Another Binding of the Sorcerers"

Ssalmani-ia ana pagri tapqida duppira

Ssalmani-ia ana pagri taxira duppira

Ssalmani-ia iti pagri tushni-illa duppira

Ssalmani ini ishdi pagri tushni-illa duppira

Ssalmani-ia qimax pagri taqbira duppira

Ssalmani-ia ana qulqullati tapqida duppira

Ssalmani-ia ina igari tapxa-a duppira

Ssalmani-ia ina askuppati Tushni-illa duppira

Ssalmani-ia ina bi'sha duri tapxa-a duppira

Ssalmani-ia ana GISHBAR tapqida duppira

The Conjuration of the Mountains of MASHU"

May the mountain overpower you!

May the mountain hold you back!

May the mountain conquer you!

May the mountain frighten you!

May the mountain shake you to the core!

May the mountain hold you in check!

May the mountain subject you!

May the mountain cover you!

May the mighty mountain fall on you,

May you be held back from my body!

(Note: the original translator had noted the resemblance between the Greek word for

Lors, kurios, and the Sumerian word for mountain, kur, and for a type of underworld,

chthoic, monster which is also called kur and which refers to the Leviathan of the Old

Testament. Also, in this particular conjuration, the word for mountain is shadu - shaddai ?

The Old Serpent KUR is, of course, invoked every day by the Christians: Kyrie Eleison!)

COMMON SUMERIAN WORDS AND PHRASES IN

ENGLISH

Sumerian

English

Akhkharu

Vampire

Alal

Destroyer

Alla Xul

Evil God

Barra!

Begone!

Dingir Xul

Evil God

Edin Na Zu!

Go to the Desert! (a form of exorcism)

Gelal

Incubus

Gigim xul

Evil Spirit

Gidim Xul

Evil Ghost

Idimmu

Demon

Idpa

Fever

Kashshaptu

Witch

Lalartu

Phantom

Lalssu

Spectre

Lilit

Succubus

Maskim Xul

Evil Fiend (Ambusher, Lier-In-Wait)

Mulla Xul

Evil Devil

Rabishu

(same as Maskim Xul)

Telal

Wicked Demon (Warrior)

Uggae

God of Death

Uruku

Larvae

Utuk Xul

Evil Spirit

Zi Dingir Anna Kanpa! Spirit, God of the Sky, Remember!

Zi Dinger Kia Kanpa! Spirit, God of the Earth, Remember!

A WORD CONCERNING THE ORIGINAL

MANUSCRIPT

THE EDITOR and the Publishers anticipate that there will be a demand at first for

privileged views of the original NECRONOMICON, whether out of curiosity's sake, or

by nervous experimenters who will be certain that we did not copy a sigil correctly, etc.

Let us hasten to state at this point that the original Ms. is neither the property of the

Editor, nor the Publishers. We were given the right to translate and publish this work,

with as much additional and explanatory material as needed, but not the right to hold the

MS. up to public inspection. We regret that this is the case, but we also feel that it might

be advisable, in reference to the dangerous character of the work involved. Perhaps one

day a book will be written on the hazards of possessing such an original work in one's

home or office, including the fearful hallucinations, physical incapacities, and emotional

malaise that accompanied this work from the onset of the translation to the end of its final

published form.

Therefore, as a matter of policy, we cannot honour any requests to see the

NECRONOMICON in its original state.

BANISHINGS

Read this section carefully.

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 of this Book

are of ancient origin, comprising some of the oldest written magickal workings in

Western occult history. the deities and demons identified within have probably not been

effectively summoned in nearly six thousand years. Ordinary exorcisms and banishing

formulae have thus far proved extremely inadequate: this, by experienced magicians.

Hence, the following recommendations.

The religion of the ancient Sumerian peoples seems to have been lunar-oriented, a

religion - or religion - magickal structure - of the night, of darkness in a sense.

Invocations using solar formulae have proved thus far effective in successfully banishing

NECRONOMICON demons and intelligences. For instance, the Kaddish prayer of the

Jewish faith contains some solar elements that have proved resilient to inimical genii, and

the vibration of the Lord's Prayer for Christians is also a workable method.

We suggest that individual operators utilise an equivalent solar (i.e., positive light)

invocation from their own religion or the religion of their ancestors, should the no longer

have a religion or should they have changed it in their lifetime.

For best practical purposes in the beginning - for those intent on actually using the rituals

contained herein - it is advisable to take especial care in the construction of the magickal

circle and of all magickal defences. A preliminary period of purification is well in order

before attempting anything in this grimoire. Persons of unstable mental condition, or

unstable emotional condition, should not be allowed, under any circumstances, to observe

one of these rituals in progress. That would be criminal, and perhaps in suicidal. One of

our colleagues was fearfully attacked by his dog directly following a fairly simple and

uncomplicated formula from this book. This is definitely not a Gilbert chemistry set.

The method of the NECRONOMICON concerns deep, primeval forces that seem to pre-

exist the normal archetypal images of the tarot trumps and the Golden Dawn telesmatic

figures. These are forces that developed outside the Judeo-Christian mainstream, and

were worshipped and summoned long before the creation of the Qabala as we know it

today. Hence, the ineffectiveness of the Golden Dawn banishing procedures against them.

They are not necessarily demonic or qliphotic in the sense that these terms are commonly

understood in the West, they just simply represent power sources largely untapped and

thus far ignored by twentieth-century, mainstream consciousness.

The results of any experimentation with this book, as well as practical suggestions

concerning its rituals, are welcomed by the publishers.

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THE TESTIMONY OF THE MAD ARAB

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

summoning me from afar. And a Voice much closer will shout into my ear with unholy

impatience. The weight of my soul will decide its final resting place. Before that time, I

must put down here all that I can concerning the horrors that stalk Without, and which lie

in wait at the door of every man, for this is the ancient arcana that has been handed down

of old, but which has been forgotten by all but a few men, the worshippers of the Ancient

Ones (may their names be blotted out!).

And if I do not finish this task, take what is here and discover the rest, for time is short

and mankind does not know nor understand the evil that awaits it, from every side, from

every Gate, from every broken barrier, from every mindless acolyte at the alters of

madness.

For this is the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Black Earth, that I have writ down at the

peril of my life, exactly as I received it, on the planes of the IGIGI, the cruel celestial

spirits from beyond the Wanderers of the Wastes.

Let all who read this book be warned thereby that the habitation of men are seen and

surveyed by that Ancient Race of gods and demons from a time before time, and that they

seek revenge for that forgotten battle that took place somewhere in the Cosmos and rent

the Worlds in the days before the creation of Man, when the Elder Gods walked the

Spaces, the race of MARDUK, as he is known to the Chaldeans, and of ENKI our

MASTER, the Lord of Magicians.

Know, then, that I have trod all the Zones of the Gods, and also the places of the Azonei,

and have descended unto the foul places of Death and Eternal Thirst, which may be

reached through the Gate of GANZIR, which was built in UR, in the days before Babylon

was.

Know, too, that I have spoken with all manner of spirit and daemon, whose names are no

longer known in the societies of Man, or were never known. And the seals of some of

these are writ herein; yet others I must take with me when I leave you. ANU have mercy

on my soul!

I have seen the Unknown Lands, that no map has ever charted. I have lived in the deserts

and the wastelands, and spoken with demons and the souls of slaughtered men, and of

women who have dies in childbirth, victims of the she-fiend LAMMASHTA.

I have traveled beneath the Seas, in search of the Palace of Our Master, and found the

stone of monuments of vanquished civilisations, and deciphered the writings of some of

these; while still others remain mysteries to any man who lives. And these civilisations

were destroyed because of the knowledge contained in this book.

I have traveled among the stars, and trembled before the Gods. I have, at last, found the

formulae by which I passed the Gate ARZIR, and passed into the forbidden realms of the

foul IGIGI.

I have raised demons, and the dead.

I have summoned the ghosts of my ancestors to real and visible appearance on the tops of

temples built to reach the stars, and built to touch the nethermost cavities of HADES. I

have wrestled with the Black Magician, AZAG-THOTH, in vain, and fled to the Earth by

calling upon INANNA and her brother MARDUK, Lord of the double-headed AXE.

I have raised armies against the Lands of the East, by summoning the hordes of fiends I

have made subject unto me, and so doing found NGAA, the God of the heathens, who

breathes flame and roars like a thousand thunders.

I have found fear.

I have found the Gate that leads to the Outside, by which the Ancient Ones, who ever

seek entrance to our world, keep eternal watch. I have smelled the vapours of that

Ancient One, Queen of the Outside, whose name is writ in the terrible MAGAN text, the

testament of some dead civilisation whose priests, seeking power, swing open the dread,

evil Gate for an hour past the time, and were consumed.

I came to possess this knowledge through circumstances quite peculiar, while still the

unlettered son of a shepherd in what is called Mesopotamia by the Greeks.

When I was only a youth, travelling alone in the mountains to the East, called MASSHU

by the people who live there, I came upon a grey rock carved with three strange symbols.

It stood as high as a man, and as wide around as a bull. It was firmly in the ground, and I

could not move it. Thinking no more of the carvings, save that they might be the work of

a king to mark some ancient victory over an enemy, I built a fire at its foot to protect me

from the wolves that wander in those regions and went to sleep, for it was night and I was

far from my village, being Bet Durrabia. Being about three hours from dawn, in the

nineteenth of Shabatu, I was awakened by the howl of a dog, perhaps of a wolf,

uncommonly loud and close at hand. The fire had dies to its embers, and these red,

glowing coals cast a faint, dancing shadow across the stone monument with the three

carvings. I began to make haste to build another fire when, at once, the gray rock began

to rise slowly into the air, as though it were a dove. I could not move or speak for the fear

that seized upon my spine and wrapped cold fingers around my skull. The Dik of Azug-

bel-ya was no stranger to me than this sight, though the former seemed to melt into my

hands!

Presently, I heard a voice, softly, some distance away and a more practical fear, that of

the possibility of robbers, took hold of me and I rolled behind some weeds, trembling.

Another voice joined the first, and soon several men in the black robes of thieves came

together over the place where I was, surrounding the floating rock, of which they did not

exhibit the least fright.

I could see clearly now that the three carvings on the stone monument were glowing a

flame red colour, as though the rock were on fire. The figures were murmuring together

in prayer or invocation, of which only a few words could be heard, and these in some

unknown tongue; though, ANU have mercy on my soul!, these rituals are not unknown to

me any longer.

The figures, whose faces I could not see or recognise, began to make wild passes in the

air with knives that glinted cold and sharp in the mountain night.

From beneath the floating rock, out of the very ground where it had sat, came rising the

tail of a serpent. This serpent was surely larger than any I had ever seen. The thinnest

section thereof was fully that of the arms of two men, and as it rose from the earth it was

followed by another, although the end of the first was not seen as it seemed to reach

down into the very Pit itself. These were followed by still more, and the ground began to

tremble under the pressure of so many of these enormous arms. The chanting of the

priests, for I knew them now to be the servants of some hidden Power, became much

louder and very nearly hysterical.

IA! IA! ZI AZAG!

IA! IA!! ZI AZKAK!

IA! IA! KUTULU ZI KUR!

IA!

The ground where I was hiding became wet with some substance, being slightly downhill

from the scene I was witnessing. I touched the wetness and found it to be blood. In

horror, I screamed and gave my presence away to the priests. They turned toward me, and

I saw a loathing that they had cut their chests with the daggers they had used to raise the

stone, for some mystical purpose I could not then divine; although I know now that blood

is the very food of these spirits, which is why the field after the battles of war glows with

an unnatural light, the manifestations of the spirits feeding thereon.

May ANU protect us all!

My scream had the effect of casting their ritual into chaos and disorder. I raced through

the mountain path by which I had come, and the priests came running after me, although

some seemed to stay behind, perhaps to finish the Rites. However, as I ran wildly down

the slopes in the cold night, my heart giving rise in my chest and my head growing hot,

the sound of splitting rocks and thunder came from behind me and shook the very ground

I ran upon. In fright, and in haste, I fell to the earth.

Rising, I turned to face whatever attacker had come nearest me, though I was unarmed.

To my surprise what I saw was no priest of ancient horror, no necromancer of that

forbidden Art, but black robes fallen upon the grass and weeds, with no seeming presence

of life or bodies beneath them.

I walked cautiously to the first and, picking up a long twig, lifted the robe from the tangle

of weeds and thorns. All that remained of the priest was a pool of slime, like green oil,

and the smell of a body lain long to rot in the sun. Such a stench nearly overpowered me,

but I was resolute to find the others, to see if the same fortune had also befallen them.

Walking back up the slope that I had so fearfully run down only moments ago, I came

across yet another of the dark priests, in identical condition to the first. I kept walking,

passing more of the robes as I went, not venturing to overturn them any longer. Then, I

finally came upon the grey stone monument that had risen unnaturally into the air at the

command of the priests. It now upon the ground once more, but the carvings still glowed

with supernatural light. The serpents, or what I had then though of as serpents, had

disappeared. But in the dead embers of the fire, now cold and black, was a shining metal

plate. I picked it up and saw that it also was carved, as the stone, but very intricately, after

a fashion I could not understand. I did not bear the same markings as the stone, but I had

the feeling I could almost read the characters, but could not, as though I once knew the

tongue but had since long forgotten. My head began to ache as though a devil was

pounding my skull, when a shaft of moonlight struck the metal amulet, for I know now

what it was, and a voice entered into my head and told me the secrets of the scene I had

witnessed in one word:

KUTULU.

In that moment, as though whispered fiercely into my ear, I understood.

These are the signs carved upon the grey stone, that was the Gate to the Outside:

An this is the amulet that I held in my hand, and hold to this very day, around my neck as

I write these words:

Of the three carved symbols, the first is the sign of our Race from beyond the Stars, and

is called ARRA in the tongue of the Scribe who taught it to me, an emissary of the Elder

Ones. In the tongue of the eldest city of Babylon, it was UR. It is the Sigil of the

Covenant of the Elder Gods, and when they see it, they who gave it to us, they will not

forget us. They have sworn!

Spirit of the Skies, Remember!

The second is the Elder Sign, and is the Key whereby the Powers of the Elder Gods may

be summoned, when used with the proper words and shapes. It has a Name, and is called

AGGA.

The third sign is the Sigil of the Watcher. It is called BANDAR. The Watcher is a Race

sent by the Elder Ones. It keeps vigil while one sleeps, provided the appropriate ritual

and sacrifice has been performed,: else, if called, it will turn upon you.

These seals, to be effective, must be graven on stone and set in the ground. Or, set upon

the altar of offerings. Or, carried to the Rock of Invocations. Or, engraved on the metal of

one's God or Goddess, and hung about the neck, but hidden from the view of the profane.

Of the three, the ARRA and the AGGA may be used separately, that is to say, singly and

alone. The BANDAR, however, must never be used alone, but with one or both of the

others, for the Watcher must needs be reminded of the Covenant it has sworn with the

Elder Gods and our Race, else it will turn upon thee and slay thee and ravage thy town

until succour is to be had from the Elder Gods by the tears of thy people and the wailing

of thy women.

KAKAMMU!

The metal amulet that I retrieved from the ashes of the fire, and which caught the light of

the moon, is a potent seal against whatever may come in the Gate from the Outside for,

seeing it, they will retreat from thee

SAVE ONLY IF IT CATCH THE LIGHT OF THE MOON UPON ITS SURFACE

for, in the dark days of the moon, or in cloud, there can be little protection against the

fiends from the Ancient Lands should they break the barrier, or be let in by their servants

upon the face of the earth. In such a case, no recourse is to be had until the light of the

moon shines upon the earth, for the moon is the eldest among the Zonei, and is the starry

symbol of our Pact. NANNA, Father of the Gods, Remember!

Wherefore, the amulet must be engraved upon pure silver in the full light of the moon,

that the moon shine upon it at its working, and the essence of the moon incantations must

be performed, and the prescribed rituals as given forth in this Book. And the amulet must

never be exposed to the light of the Sun, for SHAMMASH called UDU, in his jealousy,

will rob the seal of its power. In such a case, it must be bathed in water of camphor, and

the incantations and ritual performed once again. But, verily, it were better to engrave

another.

These secrets I give to thee at the pain of my life, never to be revealed to the profane, or

the banished, or the worshippers of the Ancient Serpent, but to keep within thine own

heart, always silent upon these things.

Peace be to thee!

Henceforth, from that fateful night in the Mountains of MASSHU, I wandered about the

country-side in search of the key to the secret knowledge that had been given me. And it

was a painful and lonely journey, during which time I took no wife, called no house or

village my home, and dwelt in various countries, often in caves or in the deserts, learning

several tongues as a traveller might learn them, to bargain with the tradespeople and learn

of their news and customs. But my bargaining was with the Powers that reside in each of

these countries. And soon, I cam to understand many things which before I had no

knowledge, except perhaps in dreams. The friends of my youth deserted me, and I them.

When I was seven years gone from my family, I learned that they had all died of their

own hand, for reasons no one was able to tell me; their flocks had been slain as the

victims of some strange epidemic.

I wandered as a beggar, being fed from town to town as the local people saw fit, often

being stoned instead and threatened with imprisonment. On occasion, I was able to

convince some learned man that I was a sincere scholar, and was thereby permitted to

read the ancient records in which the details of necromancy. sorcery, magick and

alchemy are given. I learned of the spells that cause men illness, the plague, blindness,

insanity, and even death. I learned of the various classes of demons and evil gods that

exist, and of the old legends concerning the Ancient Ones. I was thus able to arm myself

against also the she-devil LAMMASHTA, who is called the Sword that Splits the Skull,

the sight of whom causeth horror and dismay, and(some say) death of a most uncommon

nature.

In time, I learned of the names and properties of all the demons, devils, fiends and

monsters listed herein, in this Book of the Black Earth. I learned of the powers of the

astral Gods, and how to summon their aid in times of need. I learned, too, of the frightful

beings who dwell beyond the astral spirits, who guard the entrance to the Temple of the

Lost, of the Ancient of Days, the Ancient of the Ancient Ones, whose Name I cannot

write here.

In my solitary ceremonies in the hills, worshipping with fire and sword, with water and

dagger, and with the assistance of a strange grass that grows wild in certain parts of

MASSHU, and with which I had unwittingly built my fire before the rock, that grass that

gives the mind great power to travel tremendous distances into the heavens, as also into

the hells, I received the formulae for the amulets and talismans which follow, which

provide the Priest with safe passage among the spheres wherein he may travel in search

of the Wisdom.

But now, after One Thousand-and-One moons of the journey, the Maskim nip at my

heels, the Rabishu pull at my hair, Lammashta opens her dread jaws, AZAG-THOTH

gloats blindly at his throne, KUTULU raises his head and stares up through the Veils of

sunkun Varloorni, up through the Abyss, and fixes his stare upon me; wherefore I must

with haste write this indeed, it appears as though I have failed in some regard as to the

order of the rites, or to the formulae, or to the sacrifices, for now it appears as if the entire

host of ERESHKIGAL lies waiting, dreaming, drooling for my departure. I pray the Gods

that I am saved, and not perish as did the Priest, ABDUL BEN-MARTU, in Jerusalem

(the Gods remember and have mercy upon him!). My fate is no longer writ in the stars,

for I have broken the Chaldean Covenant by seeking power over the Zonei. I have set

foot on the moon, and the moon no longer has power over me. The lines of my life have

been oblitered by my wanderings in the Waste, over the letters writ in the heavens by the

gods. And even now I can hear the wolves howling in the mountains as they did that

fateful night, and they are calling my name, and the names of Others. I fear for my flesh,

but I fear for my spirit more.

Remember, always, in every empty moment, to call upon the Gods not to forget thee, for

they are forgetful and very far away. Light thy fires high in the hills, and on the tops of

temples and pyramids, that they may see and remember.

Remember always to copy each of the formulae as I have put it down, and not to change

it by one line or dot, not so much as a hair's breadth, lest it be rendered valueless, or

worse: a broken star is the Gate of GANZIR, the Gate of Death, the Gate of the Shadows

and the Shells. Recite the incantations as they are written here, in the manner this

prescribed. Prepare the rituals without erring, and in the proper places and times render

the sacrifices.

May the Gods be ever merciful unto thee!

May thou escape the jaws of the MASKIM, and vanquish the power of the Ancient Ones!

AND THE GODS GRANT THEE DEATH

BEFORE THE ANCIENT ONES RULE THE

EARTH ONCE MORE!

KAKAMMU! SELAH!

OF THE ZONEI AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES

THE Gods of the Stars are Seven. They have Seven Seals, each of which may be used in

their turn. They are approached by Seven Gates, each of which may be opened in their

turn. They have Seven Colours, Seven Essences, and each a separate Step on the Ladder

of Lights. The Chaldeans were but imperfect in their knowledge, although they had

understanding of the Ladder, and certain of the formulae. They did not, however, possess

the formulae for the passing of the Gates, save one, of whom it is forbidden to speak.

The passing of the Gates gives the priest both power and wisdom to use it. He becomes

able to control the affairs of his life more perfectly than before, and many have been

content to merely pass the first three Gates and then sit down and go no further than that,

enjoying the benefits that they have found on the preliminary spheres. But this is Evil, for

they are not equipped to deal with the attack from Without that must surely come, and

their people will cry unto them for safety, and it will not come forth. Therefore, set thy

face towards the ultimate goal and strive ever onward to the furthest reaches of the stars,

though it mean thine own death; for such a death is as a sacrifice to the Gods, and

pleasing, that they will not forget their people.

The ZONEI and their attributes, then, are as follows:

The God of the Moon is the God NANNA. He is Father of the Zonei, and the Eldest of

the Wanderers. He is long of beard, and bears a wand of lapis lazuli in his palm, and

possesses the secret of the tides of blood. His colour is Silver. His Essence is to be found

in Silver, and in camphor, and in those things bearing the sign of the Moon. He is

sometimes called SIN. His Gate is the first you will pass in the rituals that follow. His

Step on the Ladder of Lights is also Silver.

This is his Seal, which you must engrave on his metal, on the thirteenth day of the Moon

in which you are working, having no other person about you who may watch you in its

manufacture. Being finished, it should be wrapped in a square of the finest silk and lain

aside until such time as you desire its use, and then, it should be removed only after the

Sun has gone to its rest. No ray of sunlight should strike the Seal, lest its power be

rendered nil and a new Seal must needs be cast.

The Number of NANNA is Thirty and this is his Seal:

The God of Mercury is NEBO. He is a very old spirit, having a long beard, and is the

guardian of the Gods, as well as the keeper of the knowledge of Science. He wears a

crown of one hundred horns, and the long robe of the Priest. His colour is blue. His

Essence is in that metal known as Quicksilver, and is sometimes also found in sand, and

in those things bearing the sign of Mercury. His Gate is the Second you will pass in the

rituals that follow. His Step on the Ladder of Lights is blue.

This is his Seal, which you must write on perfect parchment, or no the broad leaf of a

palm tree, having no other person about you who may watch you in its construction.

Being finished, it should be wrapped in a square of the finest silk and lain aside until such

time as you desire its use, and then, it should be removed only when its light is in the sky.

Such is also the best time for its manufacture.

The Number of NEBO is Twelve and this is his Seal:

The Goddess of Venus is the most excellent Queen INANNA, called of the Babylonians

ISHTAR. She is the Goddess of Passion, both of Love and of War, depending upon her

sign and the time of her appearance in the heavens. She appears as a most beautiful Lady,

in the company of lions, and partakes of a subtle astral nature with the Moon God

NANNA. When they are in agreement, that is, when their two plants are auspiciously

arranged in the heavens, it is as two offering-cups split freely in the heavens, to rain the

sweet wine of the Gods upon the earth. And then there is great happiness and rejoicing.

She sometimes appears in armour, and is thereby a most excellent guardian against the

machinations of her sister, the dread Queen ERESHKIGAL of KUR. With the Name and

Number of INANNA, no Priest need fear to walk into the very depths of the Underworld;

for being armed, in Her armour, he is similar to the Goddess. It was thus that I descended

into the foul pits that lie gaping beneath the crust of the earth, and commanded demons.

She is similarly the Goddess of Love, and bestows a favourable bride upon any man who

desires it, and who makes the proper sacrifice.

BUT KNOW THAT INANNA TAKES HER OWN FOR HER OWN, AND THAT

ONCE CHOSEN BY HER NO MAN MAY TAKE ANOTHER BRIDE.

Her colour is the purest White. Her manifestation is in the metal Copper, and also in the

most beautiful flowers of a field, and in the saddest death of the battlefield, which is that

field's fairest flower. Her Gate is the Third you will pass in the rites that follow, and in

which place you will be of a heart to stay; but turn you face to the road that leads beyond,

for that is your genuine goal, unless the Goddess choses you. Her Step on the Ladder of

Lights, built of old in Babylon and at UR, is White.

This is her Seal, which you must engrave on Copper, Venus being exalted in the

Heavens, with no one about watching its construction. Being finished, it is to be wrapped

in the purest silk and lain safely away, only to be removed when need arises, at any time.

The Number of INANNA is Fifteen, by which Number she is frequently known in the

incantations of the Dispensation, her Seal is the following.

This God of the Sun is the Lord SHAMMASH, son of NANNA. He is seated upon a

throne of gold, wearing a crown of two horns, holding a sceptre aloft in his right hand

and a flame disk in his life, sending rays in every direction. He is the God of Light and of

life. His colour is Gold. His Essence is to be found in gold, and in all golden objects and

plants. He is sometimes called UDUU. His Gate is the Fourth you will pass in the rituals

that follow. His Step on the great Ladder of Lights is Gold.

This is his Seal, which you must engrave in gold, when the Sun is exalted in the heavens,

alone on a mountain top or some such place close to the Rays, but alone. Being finished,

it should be wrapped in a square of the finest silk and lain aside until such time as it is

needed.

The Number os SHAMMASH is Twenty and this is his Seal:

The God of Mars is the mighty NERGAL.

He has the head of a man on the body of a lion, and bears a sword and a flail. He is the

God of War, and of the fortunes of War. He was sometimes though to be an agent of the

Ancient Ones, for he dwelt in CUTHA for a time. His colour is dark red. His essence is to

be found in Iron, and in all weapons made to spill the blood of men and of animals. His

Gate is the Fifth you will see as you pass the Zones in the rituals that follow. His Step on

the Ladder of Light is Red.

This is his Seal, which must be engraved on a plate of Iron, or on paper in blood, when

Mars is in exaltation in the heavens. It is best done at night, far from the habitations of

men and of animals, where you cannot be seen or heard. It must be wrapped first in heavy

cloth, then in fine silk, and hid safe away until such times as it is needed. But to take not

to use this Seal hastily, for it is a sharp Sword.

The Number of NERGAL is Eight and this is his Seal:

The God of Jupiter is the Lord of Magicians, MARDUK KURIOS of the Double-headed

Axe. MARDUK was born of our Father, ENKI, to do battle against the forces of the

Ancient Ones, and he won a powerful fight, subduing the armies of Evil and putting the

Queen of the Ancient Ones beneath his foot. That Serpent is dead, but dreams.

MARDUK was bestowed Fifty Names and Powers by the Council of the Elder Gods,

which Powers he retains to this day. His colour is Purple. His Essence is in the material

tin, and in brass. His Gate is the Sixth that you will come upon as you follow the rituals

that follow. His Step on the Ladder of Lights in Purple.

This is his Seal, which you must engrave on a plate of tin or of brass, when Jupiter is

strong in the heavens, while making special invocation to ENKI Our Master. This shall

be wrought as the others, and wrapped in pure silk and lain away until the time for its use.

Know that MARDUK appears as a mighty warrior with a long beard and a flaming disk

in his hands. He carries a bow and a quiver of arrows, and treads about the heavens

keeping the Watch. Take care to summon his assistance in only the most terrible of

circumstances, for his might is powerful and his anger fierce. When thou hast need of the

power of the star Jupiter, call instead one of the appropriate Powers listed within these

pages, and they will surely come.

The Number of Marduk is Ten and this is his Seal:

The God of Saturn is NINIB called ADAR, the Lord of Hunters and of Strength. He

appears with a crown of horns and a long sword, wearing a lion's skin. he is the final

Zonei before the terrible IGIGI. His colour is the darkest black. His Essence is to be

found in lead, in the burnt embers of the fire, and in things of death and of antiquity. The

horns of a stag are his symbol. His Gate is the Last you will come upon in the rites that

follow. His Step on the Ladder of Lights is Black.

This is his Seal, which you must engrave on a leaden plate or bowl, keeping it well

hidden from the eyes of the profane. It should be wrapped and put away as all the others,

until its use is desired. It should never be removed when the Sun is in the sky, but only

after the night has fallen and the earth grown black, for NINIB knows the best the ways

of the demons that prowl among the shadows, looking for sacrifice. he knows best the

territories of the Ancient Ones, the practices of their worshippers, and the locations of the

Gates. His realm is the realm of the Night of Time.

His Number is Four, as the quarters of the Earth, and the following is his Seal:

THE BOOK OF ENTRANCE, AND OF THE WALKING

THE BOOK OF ENTRANCE

THIS is the Book of Entrance to the Seven Zones above the Earth, which Zones were

known to the Chaldeans, and to the ancient races that preceded them among the lost

temples of UR. Know that these Zones are governed by the celestial spirits, and that

passage may be had by the Priest through those lands that border on the Unzoned Wastes

beyond. Know that, when Walking thus through the Sea of Spheres, he should leave his

Watcher behind that It may guard his body and his property, lest he be slain unawares

and must wander throughout eternity among the dark spaces between Stars, or else be

devoured by the wrathful IGIGI that dwell beyond.

Know that thou must Walk the Steps of the Ladder of Lights, each in its place and one at

a time, and that thou must enter by the Gates in the lawful manner, as is put down in the

Covenant; else thou art surely lost.

Know that thou must keep purified for the space of one moon for the Entrance to the first

Step, one moon between the First and the Second Step, and again between the Second

and the Third, and so on in like manner. Thou must abstain from spilling thy seed in any

manner for like period of time, but thou mayest worship at the Temple of ISHTAR,

provided thou lose not thine Essence. And this is a great secret.

Thou must needs call upon thy God in the dawn light and upon thy Goddess in the light

of dusk, every day of the moon of purification. Thou must summon thy Watcher and

instruct it perfectly in its duties, providing it with a time and a place whereby it may serve

thee and surround thee with a flaming sword, in every direction.

Thy clothing for the Walking should be fair, clean and simple, but appropriate to each

Step. And thou should have with thee the Seal of the particular Step whereupon thou

Walkest, which is the Seal of the Star appertaining thereunto.

Thou must needs prepare an alter to face the North, having upon it the statues of thine

deities, or some such suitable Images, an offering bowl, and a brazier. Upon the earth

should be inscribed the Gate appropriate to the Walking. If above thee is the Sky, so

much the better. If there be a roof above thine head, it must be free from all hangings.

Not even a lamp should be suspended over thee, save in Operations of Calling, which is

discussed elsewhere (if the Gods grant me the time!). The only light shall be from the

four lamps upon the ground, at each of the four Gates of the Earth: of the North, one

lamp; pf the East, one lamp; of the South, one lamp; and of the West, one lamp. The oil

should be pure, with no odour, or else sweet-smelling. The perfumes in the brazier should

also be sweet-smelling, or especially appropriate to the Star where thou wouldst desire

Entrance, after the fashion of thy country.

The Seven Gates here follow:

THIS IS THE FIRST GATE THE GATE OF NANNA, CALLED SIN:

THIS IS THE SECOND GATE, OF NEBO:

THIS IS THE THIRD GATE, OF INANNA CALLED ISHTAR:

THIS IS THE FOURTH GATE, OF SHAMMASH, CALLED UDDU:

THIS IS THE FIFTH GATE, OF NERGAL:

THIS IS THE SIXTH GATE, OF LORD MARDUK:

THIS IS THE SEVENTH GATE, OF NINIB, CALLED ADAR:

And the Ritual of the Walking must follow the formulae herein described:

First, thou must observe the moon of purification. In this time, thou mayest not eat meat

for the space of seven days preceding the last day of the moon, and for the space of three

days preceding the last dat of the moon thou mayest not eat anything whatsoever, save to

drink sweet water. On the last three days, thou must invoke, in addition to thy God and

Goddess, the Three Great Elder Ones, ANU, ENLIL, ENKI, by their proper invocations.

And the Number of ANU is Sixty, the Perfect Number, for he is Father of the Heavens.

And the Number of ENLIL is Fifty, and he is the Father of the Wind. And the Number of

ENKI is Forty a most excellent Number, and he is our Father, of all who would tread

these forgotten paths, and wander into Lands unknown, among the Wastes, amid frightful

monsters of the Azonei.

Second, on the Night of the Walking, which must be the thirteenth night of the moon,

having begun on the previous thirteenth night, thou must approach the Gate with awe and

respect. Thy Temple is exorcised. Thou must light the Fire and conjure it, but the

invocation of the God of Fire, and pour incense thereon. Thou must make offering to the

Deities on the altar.

Third, thou must light the four lamps from the flaming brazier, reciting the invocation

proper to each of these Watchtowers in its proper place, summoning the respective Star.

Fourth, thou must recite the invocation of the Watcher, thrusting the Sword into the

Earth at Its station, not touching it until it is the appointed time for Its departure.

Fifth, thou must take the Seal of the Star in thy right hand, and whisper its Name softly

upon it.

Sixth, thou must recite the Incantation of the Walking, loudly, and in a clear voice, as

thou walkest about the Gate in a circular fashion, beginning at the North and walking to

the East, then to the South, and to the West, the Number of turns being equal to the

special Number of the Star.

Seventh, thou must needs arrive back at the centre of the Gate, before thine altar, at

which time thou must fall to the ground, looking neither to the right no to the left at what

may be moving there, for these Operations attract many kinds of wandering demon and

ghost to the Gates, but in the air above the altar whereupon thou wilt presently see the

Gate opening for thee and the Spirit-Messenger of the Sphere greeting thee in a clear

voice, and giving thee a Name, which thou must remember, for that is the Name of thy

Passing the Gate, which thou must use each time thou passeth thereby. The same Spirit-

messenger will meet thee and, if thou know not thy Name, he will forbid thee entrance

and thou wilt fall to the Earth immediately.

When the First Gate has been entered and the Name received, thou wilt fall back to Earth

amid thine Temple. That which has been moving about thy Gate on the ground will have

gone. Recite thine thanksgiving to the Gods upon thine altar, strike the Sword of the

Watcher that It may depart, and give the incantation of INANNA which say how she

conquered the realm of the Underworld and vanquisheth KUTULU. All Idimmu will

vanish thereby and thou wilt be thus free to depart the Gate and extinguish the Fire.

Thou mayest not call upon NANNA till thou hast passed the Gate of NANNA. Thou

mayest not call NEBO until his Gate hast thou passed. Similarly for the rest of the Gates.

When thou hast ascended to the limit of the Ladder of Lights, thou wilt have knowledge

and power over the Spheres, and wilt be able to summon them thereby in times of need.

This will not give thee power over the ABSU, however, this power being obtained

differently by the Ritual of Descent. This Ritual thou wilt undertake in the fifteenth day

after the thirteenth of the month when thou hast summoned the Gate of MARDUK to

open. For MARDUK slew the Fiends, and INANNA, the Goddess of the Fifteen,

conquered the Netherworld, where some of theirs still dwell. This is a most perilous Rite,

and may be undertaken by any man who as the formulae, whether he has passes the

previous Gates or not, save that it is best advised to have passed through MARDUK Gate

before venturing forth into the Pit. For this reason, few have ever opened the Gate of

ADAR, and spoken to the Horned One who resideth there and giveth all manner of

wisdom regarding the operations of necromancy, and of the spells that hasten unto death.

Only when thou hast shown thy power over the Maskim and the Rabishu, mayest thou

venture forth to the Land of the IGIGI, and for that reason was this Covenant made, that

none shall safely Walk through the sunken valleys of the Dead before having ascended to

MARDUK, nor shall they breach the Gates that lie beyond ADAR until they have seen

the Signs of the Mad God and felt the fury of the hellish Queen.

And against the Ancient Ones, there is only defence. Only a madman, indeed, such as I

am called!, can hope to have power over Them that dwell in the Outer Spaces, for their

power is unknown, and the number of the hordes uncounted, and each day they breed

more horrors than a man's mind can conceive, the sight of which he can hardly bear.

There was a time when the Gate to the Outside was open too long and I witnessed the

horror that struck, of which words cannot speak, and of which writing can only confuse.

The Ancient One that had escaped into the Inner World was forced back through the Gate

by a magician of great power, but only at a great loss to the villages and flocks of the

Island. Many sheep were slain after an unnatural fashion, and many devoured, an many

Bedou rendered senseless; for the mind perceives what it is shown, but the sight of the

Ancient Ones is a blasphemy to the ordinary senses of a man, for that come from a world

that is not straight, but crooked, and their existence is of forms unnatural and painful to

the eye and to the mind, whereby the spirit is threatened and wrenches loose from the

body in flight. And for that reason, the fearful utukku xul take possession of the body and

dwell therein until the Priest banish them back to whence they came, and the normal

spirit may return to its erstwhile neighbourhood.

And there are all the ALLU, frightening dog-faced demons that are the Messengers of the

Gods of Prey, and that chew on the very bones of man. And there are many another, of

which this is not the rightful place wherein they may be mentioned, save to warn the

Priest against the ambitious striving against the Ancient Ones of the Outside, until

mastery is acquired over the powers that reside Within. Only when ADAR has been

obtained, may the Priest consider himself a master of the planes of the Spheres, and able

to wrestle with the Old Gods. Once Death Herself has been stared in the Eye, can the

Priest then summon and control the denizens of Death's darkly curtained halls. Then can

he hope to open the Gate without fear and without that loathing of the spirit that slays the

man.

Then cane he hope to have power over the demons that plague the mind and the body,

pulling at the hair and grasping at the hands, and the screaming vile Names into the airs

of the Night.

For what comes on the Wind can only be slain by he who knows the Wind; and what

comes on the seas can only be slain by he who knows the Waters. This is it written, in the

Ancient Covenant.

THE INCANTATIONS OF THE GATES

THE INVOCATION OF THE NANNA GATE

Spirit of the Moon, Remember!

NANNA, Father of the Astral Gods, Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken, and Remember!

From the Gates of the Earth, I call Thee! From the Four Gates of the Land KI, I pray to

Thee!

O Lord, Hero of the Gods, who in heaven and upon the earth is exalted!

Lord NANNA, of the Race of ANU, hear me!

Lord NANNA, called SIN, hear me!

Lord NANNA, Father of the Gods of UR, hear me!

Lord NANNA, God of the Shining Crown of Night, hear me!

Maker of Kings, Progenitor of the Land, Giver of the Gilded Sceptre,

Hear me and Remember!

Mighty Father, Whose thought is beyond the comprehension of gods and men,

Hear me and Remember!

Gate of the Great Gates of the Spheres, open unto me!

Master of the IGIGI, swing open Thy Gate!

Master of the ANNUNAKI, open the Gate to the Stars!

IA NAMRASIT! IA SIN! IA NANNA!

BASTAMAAGANASTA IA KIA KANPA!

MAGABATHI-YA NANNA KANPA!

MASHRITA NANNA ZIA KANPA!

IA MAG! IA GAMAG! IA ZAGASTHENA KIA!

ASHTAG KARELLIOSH!

THE INVOCATION OF THE NEBO GATE

Spirit of the Swift Planet, Remember!

NEBO, Custodian of the Gods, Remember!

NEBO, Father of the Sacred Writing, Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken, and Remember!

From the Gate of the Great God NANNA, I call to Thee!

By the Name which I was given on the Lunar Sphere, I call to Thee!

Lord NEBO, who does not know of Thy Wisdom?

Lord NEBO, who does not know of Thy Magick?

Lord NEBO, what spirit, on earth or in heavens, is not conjured by Thy mystic Writing?

Lord NEBO, what spirit, on earth or in the heavens, is not compelled by the Magick of

Thy spells?

NEBO KURIOS! Lord of the Subtle Arts, Open the Gate to the Sphere of Thy Spirit!

NEBO KURIOS! Master of the Chemical Science, Open the Gate to the Sphere of Thy

Workings!

Gate of the Swift Planet, MERKURIOS, Open unto me!

IA ATHZOTHTU! IA ANGAKU! IA ZI NEBO!

MARZAS ZI FORNIAS KANPA!

LAZHAKAS SHIN TALAS KANPA!

NEBOS ATHANATOS KANPA!

IA GAASH! IA SAASH! IA KAKOLOMANI-YASH!

IA MAAKALLI!

THE INVOCATION OF THE ISHTAR GATE

Spirit of Venus, Remember!

ISHTAR, Mistress of the Gods, Remember!

ISHTAR, Queen of the Land of the Rising of the Sun, Remember!

Lady of Ladies, Goddess of Goddesses, ISHTAR, Queen of all People, Remember!

O Bright Rising, Torch of the Heaven and of the Earth, Remember!

O Destroyer of the Hostile Hordes, Remember!

Lioness, Queen of the Battle, Hearken and Remember!

From the Gate of the Great God NEBO, I call Thee!

By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of NEBO, I call to Thee!

Lady, Queen of Harlots and of Soldiers, I call to Thee!

Lady, Mistress of Battle and of Love, I pray Thee, Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant, sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

Suppressor of the Mountains!

Supporter of arms!

Deity of Men! Goddess of Women! Where Thou gazest, the Dead live!

ISHTAR, Queen of Night, Open Thy Gate to me!

ISHTAR, Lady of the Battle, Open wide Thy Gate!

ISHTAR, Sword of the People, Open Thy Gate to me!

ISHTAR, Lady of the Gift of Love, Open wide Thy Gate!

Gate of the Gentle Planet, LIBAT, Open unto me!

IA GUSHE-YA! IA INANNA! IA ERNINNI-YA!

ASHTA PA MABACHA CHA KUR ENNI-YA!

RABBMI LO-YAK ZI ISHTARI KANPA!

INANNA ZI AMMA KANPA! BI ZAMMA KANPA!

IA IA IA BE-YI RAZULUKI!

THE INVOCATION OF THE SHAMMASH GATE

Spirit of the Sun, Remember!

SHAMMASH, Lord of the Fiery Disk, Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

From the Gate of the Beloved ISHTAR, the Sphere of LIBAT, I call to Thee!

Illuminator of Darkness, Destroyer of Evil, Lamp of Wisdom, I call to Thee!

SHAMMASH, Bringer of Light, I call to Thee! KUTULU is burned by Thy Might!

AZAG-THOTH is fallen off His Throne before Thee! ISHNIGARRAB is scorched black

by Thy rays!

Spirit of the Burning Disk, Remember!

Spirit of the Never-Ending Light, Remember!

Spirit of the Rending of the Veils of the Night, Dispeller of Darkness, Remember!

Spirit of the Opening of the Day, Open wide Thy Gate!

Spirit Who rises between the Mountains with splendour, Open Thy Gate to me!

By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of ISHTAR, I ask Thy Gate to open!

Gate of the Sun, Open to me!

Gate of the Golden Sceptre, Open to me!

Gate of the Life-Giving Power, Open! Open!

IA UDDU-YA! IA RUSSULUXI!

SAGGTAMARANIA! IA! IA! ATZARACHI-YA!

ATZARELECHI-YU! BARTALAKATAMANI-YA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR UDDU-YA KANPA! ZI DINGIR USHTU-YA KANPA!

ZI SHTA! ZI DARAKU! ZI BELURDUK!

KANPA! IA SHTA KANPA! IA!

THE INVOCATION OF THE NERGAL GATE

Spirit of the Red Planet, Remember!

NERGAL, God of War, Remember!

NERGAL, Vanquisher of Enemies, Commander of Hosts, Remember!

NERGAL, Slayer of Lions and of Men, Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

From the Great Gate of the Lord SHAMMASH, the Sphere of the Sun,

I call to Thee!

NERGAL, God of the Sacrifice of Blood, Remember!

NERGAL, Lord of the Offerings of Battle, Ravager of the Enemy's Towns,

Devourer of the flesh of Man, Remember!

NERGAL, Wielder of the Mighty Sword, Remember!

NERGAL, Lord of Arms and Armies, Remember!

Spirit of the Glow of the Battlefield, Open wide Thy Gate!

Spirit of the Entrance Unto Death, Open Thy Gate to me!

Spirit of the Sailing Lance, the Thrusting Sword, the Flying Rock,

Open the Gate to Thy Sphere to One who has no fear!

Gate of the Red Planet, Open!

Gate of the God of War, Swing Wide!

Gate of the God of Victory got in Battle, Open to me!

Gate of the Lord of Protection, Open!

Gate of the Lord of the ARRA and the AGGA, Open!

By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of SHAMMASH, I ask Thee, Open!

IA NERGAL-YA! IA ZI ANNGA KANPA!

IA NNGA! IA NNGR-YA! IA! NNGYA! IA ZI DINGIR NEENYA KANPA!

IA KANTALAMAKKYA TARRA! KANPA!

THE INVOCATION OF THE MARDUK GATE

Spirit of the Great Planet, Remember!

MARDUK, God of Victory Over the Dark Angels, Remember!

MARDUK, Lord of All the Lands, Remember!

MARDUK, Son of ENKI, Master of Magicians, Remember!

MARDUK, Vanquisher of the Ancient Ones, Remember!

MARDUK, Who gives the Stars their Powers, Remember!

MARDUK, Who assigns the Wanderers their Places, Remember!

Lord of the Worlds, and of The Spaces Between, Remember!

First among the Astral Gods, Hearken and Remember!

In the Name of the Covenant sworn between Thee and the Race of Men

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

From the Gate of the Mighty NERGAL, the Sphere of the Red Planet,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

MARDUK, Lord of the Fifty Powers, Open Thy Gates to me!

MARDUK, God of Fifty Names, Open Thy Gates to Thy Servant!

By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of NERGAL, I call to Thee to Open!

Gate of the Great God, Open!

Gate of the God of the Double-Headed Axe, Open!

Gate of the Lord of the World Between the Worlds, Open!

Gate of the Conqueror of the Monsters from the Sea, Open!

Gate of the Golden City of SAGALLA, Open!

IA DAG! IA GAT! IA MARGOLQBABBONNESH!

IA MARRUTUKKU! IA TUKU! SUHRIM SUHGURIM!

ZAHRIM ZAHGURIM! AXXANNGABANNAXAXAGANNABABILLUKUKU!

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 between Thee and the Race of Men,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

From the Mighty Gate of the Lord of Gods, MARDUK, Sphere of the Great Planet,

I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!

NINIB, Dark Wandered of the Forgotten Lands, Hearken and Remember!

NINIB, Gatekeeper of the Astral Gods, Open Thy Gate to me!

NINIB, Master of the Chase and the Long Journey, Open Thy Gate to me!

Gate of the Double-Horned Elder God, Open!

Gate of the Last City of the Skies, Open!

Gate of the Secret of All Time, Open!

Gate of the Master of Magickal Power, Open!

Gate of the Lord of All Sorcery, Open!

Gate of the Vanquisher of all Evil Spells, Hearken and Open!

By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of MARDUK, Master of Magicians,

I call Thee to Open!

IA DUK! IA ANDARRA! IA ZI BATTU BA ALLU!

BALLAGU BEL DIRRIGU BAAGGA KA KANPA!

BEL ZI EXA EXA!

AZZAGBAT! BAZZAGBARRONIOSH!

ZELIG!

THE CONJURATION OF THE FIRE GOD

Spirit of the Fire, Remember!

GIBIL, Spirit of the Fire, Remember!

GIRRA, Spirit of the Flames, Remember!

O God of Fire, Mighty Son of ANU, Most terrifying among Thy Brothers, Rise!

O God of the Furnace, God of Destruction, Remember!

Rise Up, O God of Fire, GIBIL in Thy Majesty, and devour my enemies!

Rise up, O God of Fire, GIRRA in Thy Power, and burn the sorcerers who

persecute me!

GIBIL GASHRU UMANA YANDURU

TUSHTE YESH SHIR ILLANI U MA YALKI!

GISHBAR IA ZI IA

IA ZI DINGIR GIRRA KANPA!

Rise up, Son of the Flaming Disk of ANU!

Rise up, Offspring of the Golden Weapon of MARDUK!

It is not I , but ENKI, Master of the Magicians, who summons Thee!

It is not I, but MARDUK, Slayer of the Serpent, who calls Thee here now!

Burn the Evil and the Evildoer!

Burn the Sorcerer and the Sorceress!

Singe them! Burn them! Destroy them!

Consume their powers!

Carry them away!

Rise up, GISHBAR BA GIBBIL BA GIRRA ZI AGA KANPA!

Spirit of the God of Fire, Thou art Conjured!

KAKKAMMANUNU!

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 painted thereon with dark

ink. The sacrifice must be new bread, pine resin, and the grass Olieribos. These must be

burned in the new bowl, and the Sword of the Watcher, with his Sigil engraved

thereupon, at hand, for he will inhabit such at the time of the Calling of the Watcher and

will depart when he is given license to depart.

The Watcher comes from a Race different from that of Men and yet different from that of

the Gods, and it is said that he was with KINGU and his hordes at the time of the War

between the Worlds, but was dissatisfied and did cleave unto the Armies of Lord

MARDUK.

Wherefore it is wise to conjure It in the Names of the Three Great Watchers Who existed

before the Confrontation from whose borne the Watcher and His Race ultimately derive,

and those Three are ANU, ENLIL, and Master ENKI of the Magick Waters. And for this

reason They are sometimes called the Three Watchers, MASS SSARATI and the

Watcher MASS SSARATU, or KIA MASS SSARATU.

And the Watcher appears sometimes as a great and fierce Dog, who prowls about the

Gate or the Circle, frightening away the idimmu who forever lurk about the barriers,

waiting for sacrifice. And the Watcher aloft the Sword of Flames, and even the Elder

Gods are awed thereby. And sometimes the Watcher appears as a Man in A long Robe,

shaven, with eyes that never lose their stare. And the Lord of the Watchers dwells, it is

said, among the Wastes of the IGIGI, and only Watches and never raises the Sword or

fights the idimmi, save when the Covenant is invoked by none less than the Elder Gods in

their Council, like unto the Seven Glorious APHKHALLU.

And sometimes the Watcher appears as the Enemy, ready to devour the Priest who has

erred in the incantations, or omitted the sacrifice, or acted in defiance of the Covenant,

for which acts the very Elder Gods cannot forbid that silent Race from exacting its toll.

And it is said that some of that Race lie waiting for the Ancient Ones to once more rule

the Cosmos, that they may be given the right hand of honour, and that such as these are

lawless. This is what is said.

THE PRELIMINARY INVOCATION

When the time has come to summon the Watcher the first time, the place of thy calling

must be clean, and a double circle of flour drawn about thee. And there should be no

altar, but only the new Bowl with the three carven signs on it. And the Conjuration of the

Fire should be made, and the sacrifices heaped thereupon, into the burning bowl. And the

Bowl is now called AGA MASS SSARATU, and to be used for no other purpose, save to

invoke the Watcher.

And the bowl must be lain between the Circles, facing the Northeast.

And thy vestments should be black, and thy cap black.

And the Sword must be at hand, but not yet in the ground.

And it must be the Darkest Hour of the Night.

And there must be no light, save for the AGA MASS SSARATU.

And the Conjuration of the Three must be made, thus:

ISS MASS SSARATI SHA MUSHI LIPSHURU RUXISHA LIMNUTI!

IZIZANIMMA ILANI RABUTI SHIMA YA DABABI!

DINA DINA ALAKTI LIMDA!

ALSI KU NUSHI ILANI MUSHITI!

IA MASS SSARATI ISS MASS SSARATI BA IDS MASS SSARATU!

And this special Conjuration may be made at any time the Priest feels he is in danger,

whether his life or his spirit, and the Three Watchers and the One Watcher will rush to his

aid.

This being said, at the words IDS MASS SSARATU the Sword must be thrust into the

ground behind the AGA MASS SSARATU with force. And the Watcher will appear for

the instructions to be made by the Priest.

THE NORMAL INVOCATION OF THE WATCHER

This Invocation is to be made during the course of any Ceremony when it is necessary to

summon the Watcher to preside over the outer precincts of the Circle or Gate. The Sword

is to be thrust into the ground as before, in the Northeast section, but the AGA MASS

SSARATU is not necessary LEST THOU HAST NOT MADE SACRIFICE TO THINE

WATCHER IN THE SPACE OF ONE MOON in which case it is necessary to sacrifice

to It anew whether in that Ceremony or at some other, earlier.

Raise the Copper Dagger of INANNA of the Calling, and declaim the Invocation in a

clear voice, be it loud or soft:

IA MASS SSARATU!

I conjure Thee by the Fire of GIRRA

The Veils of Sunken Varloorni,

And by the Lights of SHAMMASH.

I call Thee here, before me, in visible shadow

In beholdable Form, to Watch and Protect this Sacred Circle, this Holy Gate of (N.)

May He of the Name Unspeakable, the Number Unknowable,

Whom no man hath seen at any time,

Whom no geometer measureth,

Whom no wizard hath ever called

CALL THEE HERE NOW!

Rise up, by ANU I summon Thee!

Rise up, by ENLIL I summon Thee!

Rise up, by ENKI I summon Thee!

Cease to be the Sleeper of EGURRA.

Cease to lie unwaking beneath the Mountains of KUR.

Rise up, from the pits of ancient holocausts!

Rise up, from the old Abyss of NARR MARRATU!

Come, by ANU!

Come, by ENLIL!

Come, by ENKI!

In the Name of the Covenant, Come and Rise up before me!

IA MASS SSARATU! IA MASS SSARATU! IA MASS SSARATU ZI KIA KANPA!

BARRGOLOMOLONETH KIA!

SHTAH!

At this point, the Watcher will surely come and stand outside the Gate or Circle until

such time as he is given the license to depart by striking of the Priest's left hand on the

hilt of the Sword, while pronouncing the formula BARRA MASS SSARATU! BARRA!

Thou mayest not depart thine sacred precincts until the Watcher has been given this

license, else he will devour thee. Such are the laws.

And he care not what he Watches, only that he obey the Priest.

THE BOOK MAKLU OF THE BURNING OF EVIL

SPIRITS

HERE are the Banishments, the Burnings, and the Bindings handed down to us by ENKI,

the Master. They are to be performed over the AGA MASS SSARATU by the Priest,

with the appropriate images as described herein. The incantations must be recited after

the Watcher has been summoned, and he will do the deeds set down for him by the

incantations. When he returns, he is to be dismissed as set down previously. Know that,

when images are used, they must be burned utterly, and the ashes buried in safe ground

where none may find them, else to touch them would mean death.

Know that the Evil Spirits are principally Seven, for the Seven Maskim who tear away

the heart of a man and mock his Gods. And their Magick is very strong, and they are the

Lords over the shadows and over the depths of the Seas, and reigned once, it is said, over

MAGAN, whence they came. The banishings, or exorcisms, are to be pronounced in a

clear voice without trembling, without shaking. The arms should be held over the head in

the attitude of a Priest of SHAMMASH, and the eyes must behold the Spirit of the God

SHAMMASH, even though it be the time of the Sleeping of SHAMMASH behind the

Mountains of the Scorpion.

No word must be changed. These must not be shown to any but the properly instructed.

To show them to anyone Other is to ask the curse of NINNGHIZHIDA on yourself and

upon your generations.

The Book MAKLU of the Burnings:

THE EXORCISM OF THE CROWN OF ANU

The Priest, in time of peril, shall put on the spotless white crown of ANU with the Eight-

rayed Seal and stand in the prescribed manner with the Tablets of Calling on his breast

and the copper Dagger of INANNA in his right hand, aloft.

For, it is said, if a man builds a fire, does he no build it in a Pit, that he might not be

harmed thereby? Thus is it true of the UDUGGU we call, for they are like Fire and every

caution must be used lest they consume the magician and his entire generation.

Thus, the Exorcism of ANU

I have put the Starry Crown of Heaven, the potent Disk of ANU on my head

That a kindly Spirit and a kindly Watcher

Like the God that hath made me

May stand at my head always

To life me to favour with the Elder Gods

UDUGGHUL

ALLACHUL

MALLACHUL

MASQIMCHUL

DINGIRCHUL

No Evil Spirit

No Evil Demon

No Evil God

No Evil Fiend

No Hag Demon

No Filth-Eating Demon

No Thieving Demon

No Shadow of the Night

No Shell of the Night

No Mistress of the Demon

No Offspring of the Demon

No Evil Spell

No Enchantment

No Sorcery

NO EVIL IN THE WORLD OR UNDER IT

OVER THE WORLD OR INSIDE THE WORLD

MAY SEIZE ME HERE!

BARRA ANTE MALDA!

BARRA ANGE GE YENE!

ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA!

GAGGAMANNU!

A CONJURATION AGAINST THE SEVEN LIERS-IN-WAIT

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 Ancient Ones

Raising up difficulties

Obtaining power through wickedness

The Enemies! The Enemies! The Seven Enemies!

They are Seven!

They are Seven!

They are Seven times Seven!

Spirit of the Sky, Remember! Spirit of the Earth, Remember!

THE EXORCISM BARRA EDINNAZU FOR SPIRITS WHO ATTACK THE

CIRCLE

ZI ANNA KANPA!

ZI KIA KANPA!

GALLU BARRA!

NAMTAR BARRA!

ASHAK BARRA!

GIGIM BARRA!

ALAL BARRA!

TELAL BARRA!

MASQIM BARRA!

UTUQ BARRA!

IDPA BARRA!

LALARTU BARRA!

LALLASSU BARRA!

AKHKHARU BARRA!

URUKKU BARRA!

KIELGALAL BARRA!

LILITU BARRA!

UTUQ XUL EDIN NA ZU!

ALLA XUL EDIN NA ZU!

GIGIM XUL EDIN NA ZU!

MULLA XUL EDIN NA ZU!

DINGIRXUL EDIN NA ZU!

MASQIM XUL EDIN NA ZU!

BARRA!

EDINNAZU!

ZI ANNA KANPA! ZI KIA KANPA!

THE EXORCISM ZI DINGIR

(To be used against any kind of malefick)

ZI DINGIR NNGI E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINGI E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENNUL E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNUL E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENN KURKUR E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINN KURKUR E NE KANPA

ZI DINGIR N DA SHURRIM MA KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNDA SHURRIM MA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENDUL AAZAG GA KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNDUL AAZAG GA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENUHDDIL LA KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINN UHDDIL LA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENMESHIR RAA KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNME SHIR RAA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENAA MAA A DINGIR ENLIL LAAGE KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNA MAA A DINGIR NINNLIL LAAGE KANPA

ZI DINGIR SSISGI GISH MA SAGBA DAA NI IDDA ENNUBALLEMA KANPA

ZI DINGIR BHABBHAR L'GAL DEKUD DINGIR RI ENNEGE KANPA

ZI DINGIR NINNI DUGGAANI DINGIR A NNUNNA IA AN SAGGNNUUNGA

GATHA GAN ENE KANPA!

THE EXORCISM AGAINST AZAG-THOTH AND HIS EMISSARIES

(An image must be made of a throne-chair, and put into the flames of the 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 mighty KUTULU has fear!

May GIRRA, the Ever-burning One gives strenght to my arms!

May GIBIL, the Lord of Fire, givepower to my Magick!

Injustice, murder, freezing of the loins,

Rending of the bowels, devouring of the flesh, and madness

In all ways hast thou persecuted me!

Mad God of CHAOS!

May GIRRA free me!

AZAG-THOTH TA ARDATA! IA MARDUK! IA MARDUK! IA ASALLUXI!

You have chosen me for a corpse.

You have delivered me to the Skull.

You have sent Phantoms to haunt me.

You have send vampires to haunt me.

To the wandering Ghosts of the Wastes, have you delivered me.

To the Phantoms of the fallen ruins, have you delivered me.

To the deserts, the wastes, the forbidden lands, you have handed me over.

Open Thy Mouth In Sorceries Against Me No More!

I have handed thine image over

Into the flames of GIBIL!

Burn, Mad Fiend!

Boil, Mad God!

May the Burning GIRRA untie thy knots!

May the Flames of GIBIL untie your cord!

May the Law of the Burning seize your throat!

May the Law of the Burning avenge me!

It is not I, but MARDUK, son of ENKI, Masters in Magick, that commands Thee!

KAKKAMMU! KANPA!

INCANTATION AGAINST THE ANCIENT ONES

(To be recited each year, when the Bear hangs from its Tail in the Heavens)

Destructive Storms and Evil Winds are they

An evil blast, herald of the baneful storm

An evil blast, forerunner of the baneful storm

They are mighty children, Ancient Ones

Heralds of Pestilence

Throne-bearers of NINNKIGAL

They are the flood which rusheth through the Land

Seven Gods of the Broad Heavens

Seven Gods of the Broad Earth

Seven Ancient Ones are They

Seven Gods of Might

Seven Evil Gods

Seven Evil Demons

Seven Demons of Oppression

Seven in Heaven

Seven on Earth

UTUG XUL

ALA XUL

GIDIM XUL

MULLA XUL

DINGIR XUL

MASQIM XUL

ZI ANNA KANPA!

ZI KIA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENLIL LA LUGAL KURKUR RA GE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINLIL LA NIN KURKUR RA GE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINIB IBILA ESHARRA GE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINNI NIN KURKUR RA GE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR A NUNNA DINGIR GALGALLA E NE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA!

BABABARARARA ANTE MALDADA!

BABABARARARA ANTE GEGE ENENE!

INCANTATION OF PROTECTION AGAINST THE WORKERS OF THE

ANCIENT ONES

SHAMMASH SHA KASHSHAPIYA KASSHAP TIYA

EPISHYA MUSHTEPISH TIYA!

Kima Tinur khuturshuna l'rim!

Lichulu Lizubu u Littaattuku!

E Pishtashunu Kima meh naadu ina tikhi likhtu!

SHUNU LIMUTUMA ANAKU LU'UBLUYI!

SHUNU LINISHUMA ANAKU LU'UDNIN!

SHUNU LI'IKTISHUMA ANAKU LUUPPATARI!

Tirrama shaluti Sha Kashshapti Sha Ruchi ye

Ipushu

Shupi yi arkhish Uppu yush!

ZI DINGIR GAL KESHSHEBA KANPA!

(This to be recited Seven times in the Circle of Flour before the AGA MASS SSARATU

when it is found that the worshippers of TIAMAT are raising Powers against thee or thy

neighbourhood. Or, it may said when the Great Bear is suspended from his Tail in the

Heavens, which is the Time the baneful worshippers gather for their Rites, and by which

they mark their calendar. The mercy of ANU be upon thee!)

THE EXORCISM AGAINST THE POSSESSING SPIRIT

(This to be said when the body of possessed is distant, or when secrecy must be

maintained. To be performed within thy Circle, before the Watcher.)

The wicked God

The wicked Demon

The Demon of the Desert

The Demon of the Mountain

The Demon of the Sea

The Demon of the Marsh

The wicked Genius

The Enormous Larvae

The wicked Winds

The Demon that seizeth the body

The Demon that rendeth the body

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

The Demon that seizeth man

The Demon that seizeth man

The GIGIM who worketh Evil

The Spawn of the wicked Demon

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

He who forges images

He who casts spells

The Evil Angel

The Evil Eye

The Evil Mouth

The Evil Tongue

The Evil Lip

The Most Perfect Sorcery

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

NINNKIGAL, Spouse of NINNAZU

May she cause him to turn his face toward the Place where she is!

May the wicked Demons depart!

May they seize one another!

May they feed on one another's bones!

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

THE EXORCISM ANNAKIA

(A conjuration of Heaven and Earth and All Between against the Possessing Spirit, to be

recited seven times over the body of the possessed person till the spirit issueth forth from

his nose and mouth in the form of liquid and fire, like unto green oils. Then the person

shall be whole, and shall sacrifice to INANNA at her Temple. And this must not be

omitted, lest the spirit return to what INANNA has cast off.)

ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR URUKI KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NEBO KANPA!

ZI DINGIR ISHTAR KANPA!

ZI DINGIR SHAMMASH UDDU KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NERGAL KANPA!

ZI DINGIR MARDUK KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINIB ADDAR KANPA!

ZI DINGIR IGIGI KANPA!

ZI DINGIR ANNUNNAKIA KANPA

ZI DINGIR ENLIL LA LUGAL KURKURRAGE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NENLIL LA NINKURKURRAGE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINIB IBBILA ESHARRAGE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR NINNINI KURKURRAGE GIGSHI INN BHABBHARAGE KANPA!

ZI DINGIR ANNUNNA DINGIR GALGALLAENEGE KANPA!

KAKAMMU!

THE BINDING OF THE EVIL SORCERERS

(When thou art haunted by the spells of the worshippers of the Ancient Ones, make

images of them, one male and one female, and burn them in the flames of the 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 plagued with pain because of illness.

I stand upright, I cannot lie down

Neither during the night nor during the day.

They have stuffed my mouth with cords!

They have closes my mouth with grass!

They have made the water of my drink scarce.

My joy is sorrow, and my merriment is grief.

Arise! Great Gods! Hear my waiting!

Obtain justice! Take notice of my Ways!

I have an image of the sorcerer and the sorceress,

Of my enchanter and enchantress.

May the Three Watches of the Night dissolve their evil sorceries!

May their mouths be wax, their tongues honey.

The word of my doom which they have spoken,

May they melt like wax!

The spell that they worked, may it pour away like honey.

Their knot it broken!

Their work destroyed!

All their speech fills the deserts and the wastes

According to the Decree which the Gods of the Night have issued.

It is finished.

ANOTHER BINDING OF THE SORCERERS

(Take a cord with ten knots. As you recite each line of the incantation, untie one knot.

When this is finished, throw the cord into the flames and give thanks to the Gods)

My images have you given over to the dead; turn back!

My images have you seen with the dead; turn back!

My images have you thrown to the side of the dead; turn back!

My images have you thrown to the ground of the dead; turn back!

My images have you buried in the coffin with the dead; turn back!

My images have you given over to the destruction; turn back!

My images have you enclosed with walls; turn back!

My images have you struck down on doorsteps; turn back!

My images have you locked into the gate of wall; turn back!

My images have you given over to the God of Fire; turn back!

A MOST EXCELLENT CHARM AGAINST THE HORDES OF DEMONS

THAT ASSAIL IN THE NIGHT

(May be chanted while walking around the circumference of the Circle, and sprinkling

the vicinity with sweet water, using a pine cone or golden brush. An image of a Fish may

be at hand, and the incantation pronounced clearly, every word, either whispered softly,

or shouted loudly.)

ISA YA! ISA YA! RI EGA! RI EGA!

BI ESHA BI ESHA! XIYILQA! XIYILQA!

DUPPIRA ATLAKA ISA YA U RI EGA

LIMUTTIKUNU KIMA QUTRI LITILLI SHAMI YE

INA ZUMRI YA ISA YA

INA ZUMRI YA RI EGA

INA ZUMRI YA BI ESHA

INA ZUMRI YA XIYILQA

INA ZUMRI YA DUPPIRA

INA ZUMRI YA ATLAKA

INA ZUMRI YA LA TATARA

INA ZUMRI YA LA TETIXXI YE

INA ZUMRI YA LA TAQARRUBA

INA ZUMRI YA LA TASANIQA

NI YISH SHAMMASH KABTU LU TAMATUNU

NI YISH ENKI BEL GIMRI LU TAMATUNU

NI YISH MARDUK MASHMASH ILANI LU TAMATUNU

NI YISH GISHBAR QAMIKUNU LU TAMATUNU

INA ZUMRI YA LU YU TAPPARRASAMA!

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

of the Serpents of KUR. A spell to cause ultimate destruction.)

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 ELIKUNU LIMQUT

INA ZUMRI YA LU YU TAPPARRASAMA!

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 of the Ministers of Knowledge, FIRIK and PIRIK, the Demon of the

Snake-Entwined Magick Wand and the Demon of the Thunderbolt, Protectors of the

Arcane Faith, the Most Secret Knowledge, to be hidden from those not of us, from the

uninitiated.

This is the Book of ASARU, the Eye on the Throne.

This is the book of USHUMGALLUM, Mighty Dragon, born of HUBUR, of the Battle

Against the Elder Gods.

This is the Book of ENDUKUGGA and NINDUKUGGA, Male and Female Monsters of

the Abyss, of the Claws like Daggers and the Wings of Darkness.

This is further the Book of NAMMTAR, Chief among the Magicians of ERESHKIGAL.

This is the Book of the Seven Demons of the Ignited Spheres, of the Seven Demons of

the Flame.

This is the Book of the Priest, who governeth the Works of Fire!

Know, first, that the Power of the Conquerors is the Power of the Magick, and that the

stricken gods will ever tempt thee away from the Legions of the Mighty, and that you

will feel the subtle fluids of thy body moving to the breath of TIAMAT and the Blood of

KINGU who races in your veins. Be ever watchful, therefore, not to open this Gate, or, if

thou must needs, put a time for its closing before the rising of the Sun, and seal it at that

time; for to leave it open is to be the agent of CHAOS.

Know, secondly, that the Power of Magick is the Power of Our Master ENKI, Lord of

the Seas, and Master of Magick, Father of MARDUK, Fashioner of the Magick Name,

the Magick Number, the Magick Word, the Magick Shape. So, therefore, the Priest who

governeth the works of Fire, and of the God of Fire, GISHBAR called GIBIL, must

firstly sprinkle with the Water of the Seas of ENKI, as a testament to his Lordship and a

sign of the Covenant that exists between him and thee.

Know, thirdly, that by the Power of the Elder Gods and the submission of the Ancient

Ones, thou mayest procure every type of honour, dignity, wealth and happiness, but that

these are to be shunned as the Purveyors of Death, for the most radiant jewels are to be

found buried deep in the Earth, and the Tomb of Man is the Splendour of

ERESHKIGAL, the joy of KUTULU, the food of AZAG-THOTH.

Therefore, thine obligation is as of the Gatekeep of the Inside, agent of MARDUK,

servant of ENKI, for the Gods are forgetful, and very far away, and it was to the Priests

of the Flame that Covenant was given to seal the Gates between this World and the

Other, and to keep Watch thereby, through this Night of Time, and the Circle of Magick

is the Barrier, the Temple, and the Gate between the Worlds.

Know, fourthly, that it is become the obligation of the Priests of the Flame and the

Sword, and of all Magick, to bring their Power to the Underworld and keep it chained

thereby, for the Underworld is surely the Gate Forgotten, by which the Ancient Ones ever

seek Entrance to the Land of the Living, And the Ministers of ABSU are clearly walking

the Earth, riding on the Air, and upon the Earth, and sailing silently through the Water,

and roaring in the Fire, and all these Spirits must be brought to subjection to the Person of

the Priest of Magick, before any else. Or the Priest becomes prey to the Eye of Death of

the Seven ANNUNNAKI, Lord of the Underworld, Ministers of the Queen of Hell.

Know, fifthly, that the worshippers of TIAMAT are abroad in the world, and will give

fight to the Magician. Lo, they have worshipped the Serpent from Ancient Times, and

have always been with us. And they are to be known by their seeming human appearance

which has the mark of the Beast upon them, as they change easily into the Shapes of

animals and haunt the Nights of Men and by their odour, which comes of burning

incenses unlawful to the worship of the Elder Ones. And their Books are the Books of

CHAOS and the flames, and are the Books of the Shadows and the Shells. And they

worship the heaving earth and the ripping sky and the rampant flame and the flooding

waters; and they are the raisers of the legions of maskim, the Liers-In-Wait. And they do

not know what it is they do, but they do it at the demands of the Serpent, at whose Name

even ERESHKIGAL gives fright, and the dread KUTULU strains at his bonds:

MUMMU TIAMAT Queen of the Ancient Ones!

Know, sixthly, that thou shalt not seek the operations of this Magick save by the rules

and governments set down herein, for to do other is to take the most awful risk, for

thyself and for all mankind. Therefore, heed these words carefully, and change not the

words of the incantations, whether thou understand them, or understand them not, for

they are the words of the Pacts made of Old, and before Time. So, say them softly if the

formula is "softly", or shout them aloud if the formula is "aloud", but change not one

measure lest thou call something Else, and it be your final hour.

Know, seventhly, of the Things thou art to expect in the commission of this Most sacred

Magick. Study the symbols well, and do not be afraid of any awful spectre that shall

invade thine operation, or haunt thine habitat by day or by night. Only charge them with

them the words of the Covenant and they will do as you ask, of thou be strong. And if

thou performest these operations often, thou shalt see things becoming dark; and the

Wanderers in their Spheres shall no more be seen by thee; and the Stars in their places

will lose their Light, and the Moon, NANNA, by whom thou also workest, shall become

black and extinguished,

AND ARATAGAR SHALL BE NO MORE, AND THE EARTH SHALL

ABIDE NOT

And around thee shall appear the Flame, like Lightning flashing in all directions, and all

things will appear amid thunders, and from the Cavities of the Earth will leap forth the

ANNUNNAKI, Dog-Faced, and thou shalt bring them down.

And the Sign of your Race is this:

Which thou shalt wear at all times, as the Sign of the Covenant between thee and the

Elder Gods. And the Sign of the Elder Ones is this:

Which thou shalt wear at all times, as the sign of the Power of the Magick of ENKI. And

I have told thee all this before, but I tell thee again, for the Priest, being furnished with

every kind of Armour, and armed, he is similar to the Goddess.

The Place of Calling shall be high in the Mountains, most preferably; or near the Sea; or

in some secluded area far from the thoughts of Man; or in the desert; or atop an ancient

temple. And it shall be clean, and free from the unwanted. Thus, the Place, once chosen,

shall be purified by supplications to thine particular God and Goddess, and by burning

offerings of pine and cedar. And a round load shall be brought, and salt. And, having

offered it to the personal deities, the Priest shall pronounce, solemnly, the following

exorcism that the Place of Calling be cleansed and all Evil that the Place of Calling be

cleansed and all Evil banished thereby; and the Priest shall not change one word or letter

of this exorcism, but recite it faithfully as it is put down:

ENU SHUB

AM GIG ABSU

KISH EGIGGA

GAR SHAG DA SISIE AMARDA YA

DINGIR UD KALAMA SINIKU

DINGIR NINAB GUYU NEXRRANIKU

GA YA SHU SHAGMUKU TU!

And they Bread burned in the bronze brazier of Calling: and the Salt scattered about the

room, sixty times.

And a Circle shall be drawn on the ground, in the midst whereof you shall stand while

reciting the conjurations set forth, taking especial care not to venture forth from the

boundaries of the Circle, the holy MANDAL of Calling, lest thou be consumed by the

invisible monsters from the EGURRA of ERESHKIGAL, as was the Priest ABDUL

BEN-MARTU in a public square in Jerusalem.

And the Circle shall be drawn in lime, or barley, or white flour. Or dug in the ground

with the Dagger of INANNA of Calling. Or embroidered in the most precious silk, or

expensive cloth.

And the colours thereof shall be only black and white, and no other.

And the Frontlet of Calling, and the Standards of Calling, shall all be of fine cloth, and in

the colours of NINIB and INANNA, that is, of Black and White, for NINIB knows the

Outer Regions and the ways of the Ancient Ones, and INANNA subdued the Underworld

and vanquished the Queen thereof

And the Crown of Calling shall bear the Eight-Rayed Star of the Elder Gods, and may be

of beaten copper, set in with precious stones.

And thou shalt bear with thee a Rod of lapis lazuli, the Five-Rayed Star about thy neck,

the Frontlet, the Girdle, the Amulet of UR about thine Arm, and a pure and unspotted

Robe.

And these things shall be worn for the Operations of Calling only, and at other times shall

be put away and hid, so that no eye may see them, save your own. As for the worship of

the Gods, it is after the fashion of your country, but the Priests of Old were naked in their

rites.

And thou shalt put down the Circle. And thou shalt invoke thy God and thy Goddess, but

their Images must be removed from the altar and put away, unless thou call the Powers of

MARDUK, in which case an Image of MARDUK should be set thereupon, and no other.

And the perfumes must be burnt in the brazier this Book. And the Watcher summoned,

after Its fashion. And the Four Gates invoked, being the Four Watchtowers that stand

about thee and the circumference of the MANDAL and witness the Rites, and Watch the

Outside, that the Ancient Ones may not trouble thee.

And the Invocations of the Four Gates is after this fashion, which thou recite loudly, in a

clear voice:

OF THE INVOCATION OF THE FOUR GATES FROM THE WORLD

BETWEEN THE SPHERES

Invocation of the North Gate

Thee I invoke, Silver Hunter from the Sacred City of UR!

Thee I call forth to guard this North Place of the Most Holy Mandal against the vicious

warriors of Flame from the Principalities of DRA!

Be thou most vigilant against the UTUKKI of TIAMAT

The Oppressors of ISHNIGARRAB

The Throne of AZAG-THOTH!

Draw Thy bow before the fiends of ABSU

Loose Thy arrow at the hordes of Dark Angels that beset the beloved of ARRA on all

sides and in all places.

Be watchful, Lord of the North Ways.

Remember us, King of our Homeland, Victor of Every War and Conqueror over Every

Adversary.

See our Lights and hear our Heralds, and do not forsake us.

Spirit of the North, Remember!

Invocation of the Eastern Gate

Thee I invoke, Mistress of the Rising Star.

Queen of Magick, of the Mountains of MASHU!

Thee I call forth this day to guard this Most Holy mandal against the Seven Ensnarers,

the Seven Liers-In-Wait, the evil Maskim, the Evil Lords!

Thee I Summon, Queen of the Eastern Ways, that thou mayest protect me from the Eye

of Death, and the evil rays of the ENDUKUGGA and NINDUKUGGA!

Be watchful, Queen of the Eastern Ways, and Remember!

Spirit of the East, Remember!

Invocation of the Southern Gate

Thee I invoke, Angel, Guardian against the URULU Dread City of Death, Gate of No

Return!

Do Thou stand at my side!

In the Names of the most Mighty Hosts of MARDUK and ENKI, Lords of the Elder

Race, the ARRA, do Thou stand firm behind me!

Against PAZUZU and HUMWAVA, Fiends of the Southwest Winds, do Thou stand

form!

Against the Lords of the Abominations, do Thou stand form!

Be Thou the Eyes behind me,

The Sword behind me,

The Spear behind me,

The Armour behind me.

Be watchful, Spirit of the Southern Ways, and Remember!

Spirit of the South, Remember!

The Invocation of the Western Gate

Thee I invoke, Spirit of the Land of MER MARTU!

Thee I invoke, Angel of the Sunset!

From the Unknown God, protect me!

From the Unknown Demon, protect me!

From the Unknown Enemy, protect me!

From the Unknown Sorcery, protect me!

From the Waters of KUTULU, protect me!

From the Wrath of ERESHKIGAL, protect me!

From the Swords of KINGU, protect me!

From the Baneful Look, the Baneful Word, the Baneful Name, the Baneful Number, the

Baneful Shape, protect me!

Be watchful, Spirit of the Western Ways, and Remember!

Spirit of the West Gate, Remember!

The Invocation of the Four Gates

MER SIDI!

MER KURRA!

MER URULU!

MER MARTU!

ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA!

ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA!

UTUK XUL, TA ARDATA!

KUTULU, TA ATTALAKLA!

AZAG-THOTH, TA KALLA!

IA ANU! IA ENLIL! IA NNGI!

ZABAO!

Here follows several particular invocations, for summoning various Powers and Spirits.

There may be Words of Necromantic Art, by which it is desirous to speak with the

Phantom of someone dead, and perhaps dwelling in ABSU, and thereby a servant of

ERESHKIGAL, in which case the Preliminary Invocation that follows is to be used,

which is the Invocation used by the Queen of Life, INANNA, at the time of her Descent

into that Kingdom of Woe. It is no less then the Opening of the Gate of Ganzir, that leads

to the Seven Steps into the frightful Pit. Therefore, do not be alarmed at the sights and

sounds that will issue forth from that Opening, for they will be the wails and laments of

the Shades that are chained therein, and the shrieking of the Mad God on the Throne of

Darkness.

PRELIMINARY INVOCATION OF THE OPERATION OF CALLING OF

THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD WHO DWELL IN CUTHA, OF THE LOST.

BAAD ANGARRU!

NINNGHIZHIDDA!

Thee I invoke, Serpent of the Deep!

Thee I invoke, NINNGHIZHIDDA, Horned Serpent of the Deep!

Thee I invoke, Plumed Serpent of the Deep!

NINNGHIZHIDDA!

Open!

Open the Gate that I may enter!

NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Remember!

In the Name of our Father, ENKI, before the Flight, Lord and Master of Magicians, Open

the Gate that I may enter!

Open, lest I attack the Gate!

Open, lest I break down its bars!

Open, lest I attack the Walls!

Open, lest I leap over It by force!

Open the Gate, lest I cause the Dead to rise and devour the Living!

Open the Gate, lest I give the Dead power over the Living!

Open the Gate, lest I make the Dead to outnumber the Living!

NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Open!

May the Dead rise and smell the incense!

And when the Spirit of the on called appears, do not be frightened at his Shape of

condition, but say to him these words

UUG UDUUG UUGGA GISHTUGBI

and he will put on a comely appearance, and will answer truthfully all the questions you

shall put to him, which he has writ to answer.

And it must be remembered that, after the questions have been answered to satisfaction,

the Spirit is to be sent back to whence it came and not detained any longer, and no

attempt must be made to free the Spirit, for that is in violation of the Covenant, and will

bring upon thee and thy generations a most potent curse, wherefore it is unlawful to move

the bones of the Dead or to disinter the bones of the Dead. And the Spirit may be sent

back by means of these words

BARRA UUG UDUUG UUGGA!

and he will immediately disappear and return to his resting place. If he does not go at

once, simply recite again those words, and he will do so.

The following is the Great Conjuration of All the Powers, to be used only in extreme

necessity, or to silence a rebellious spirit who plagues thee, or who causeth consternation

about the MANDAL for reasons unknown to thee, perhaps as agent for the Ancient Ones.

In such a case, it is urgent to send back the Spirit before it gains Power by dwelling in the

Upper World, for as long as one of these is present upon the Earth, it gains in strength

and Power until it is almost impossible to control them, as they are unto Gods.

This is the Conjuration, which thou recite forcefully:

THE GREAT CONJURATION OF ALL THE POWERS

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

Spirits, Lords of the Earth, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Earth, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Air Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Air, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Fire, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Fire, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Water, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Water, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Stars, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Stars, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of all hostilities, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of all hostilities, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of all peacefulness, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies all peacefulness, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Veil of Shadows, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Veil of Shadows, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Light of Life, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Light of Life, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Infernal Regions, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Infernal Regions, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of the Lords of MARDUK, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Lords of MARDUK, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of SIN, Who maketh his ship cross the River, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of SIN, Who maketh his ship cross the skies, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of SHAMMASH, King of the Elder Ones, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of SHAMMASH GULA, Queen of the Elder Ones, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of TSHKU, Lord of the ANNUNAKI, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of the Goddess ZIKU, Mother of ENKI, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of NINNASU, Our Father of the Numerous Waters, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of NINNUAH, Daughter of ENKI, Remember!

Spirits, Lords of NINNGHIZHIDDA, Who upheaves the face of the Earth, Remember!

Spirits, Ladies of NINNISI ANA, Queen of Heaven Remember!

Spirits, Lords and Ladies of the Fire, GIBIL, Ruler Supreme on the Face of the Earth,

Remember!

Spirits of the Seven Doors of the World, Remember!

Spirits of the Seven Locks of the World, Remember!

Spirit KHUSBI KURK, Wife of NAMMTAR, Remember!

Spirit KHITIM KURUKU, Daughter of the Ocean, Remember!

SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

AMANU!

AMANU!

AMANU!

Here endeth the Great Conjuration.

THE CONJURATION OF IA ADU EN I

(A great Mystical Conjuration)

IA IA IA!

ADU EN I BA NINIB

NINIB BA FIRIK

FIRIK BA PIRIK

PIRIK BA AGGA BA ES

AGGA BA ES BA AKKA BAR!

AKKA BAR BA AKKA BA ES

AKKA BA ES BA AKKA BAR

AKKA BAR BA AGGA BA ES

AGGA BA ES BA PIRIK

PIRIK BA FIRIK

FIRIK BE NINIB

NINIB BA ADU EN I

IAIAIAIA!

KUR BUR IA!

EDIN BA EGA

ERIM BA EGURA

E! E! E!

IA IA IA!

EKHI IAK SAKKAK

EKHI AZAG-THOTH

EKHI ASARU

EKHI CUTHALU

IA! IA! IA!

WHAT SPIRITS MAY BE USEFUL

In the Ceremonies of Calling, any type of Spirit may be summoned and detained until It

has answered your questions or provided you with whatever you desire. The Spirits of the

Dead may be invoked. The Spirits of the Unborn may be invoked. The Spirits of the

Seven Spheres may be invoked. The Spirits of the Flame may be invoked. In all, there

may be One Thousand-and-One Spirits that are of principal importance, and these you

will come to know in the course of your experiments. There are many others, but some

have no power, and will only confuse.

The best Spirits to summon in the early Rites are the Fifty Spirits of the Names of Lord

MARDUK who give excellent attendance and who are careful Watchers of the Outside.

They should not be detained any longer than is necessary, and some are indeed violent

and impatient natures, and their task is to be given in as short a time as possible, and then

they are to be released.

After these, the Spirits of the seven Spheres may be invoked to advantage, after the Priest

has already trod their Ways after the manner of the Walking. After the Priest has gained

Entrance to the gate of NANNA, he may summon the Spirits of that Realm, but not

before. These things you will learn in the course of your journey, and it is not necessary

to put it all down here, save for a few noble formulae concerning the works of the Sphere

of LIBAT, of ISHTAR, the Queen.

These are Works of the gentle passions, which seek to engender affection between man

and woman. And they may best be done in a Circle of white, the Priest being properly

cleansed and in a clean robe.

Preliminary Purification Invocation

Bright One of the Heavens, wise ISHTAR

Mistress of the Gods, whose "yes" is truly "yes"

Proud One among the Gods, whose command is supreme

Mistress of Heaven and of Earth, who rules in all places

ISHTAR, at your Name all heads are bowed down

I . . . son of . . . have bowed down before you

May my body be purified like lapis lazuli!

May my face be bright like alabaster!

Like shining silver and reddish gold may I not be dull!

To Win the Love of a Woman

(chant the following three times over an apple or a pomegranate; give the fruit to the

woman to drink of the juices, and she will surely come to you.)

MUNUS SIGSIGGA AG BARA YE

INNIN AGGISH XASHXUR GISHNU URMA

SHAZIGA BARA YE

ZIGASHUBBA NA AGSISHAMAZIGA

NAMZA YE INNIN DURRE ESH AKKI

UGU AGBA ANDAGUB!

To Recover Potency

(Tie thee knots in a harp string; entwine around both right and left hands, and chant the

following incantation seven times, and potency will return.)

LILLIK IM LINU USH KIRI

LISHTAKSSIR ERPETUMMA TIKU LITTUK

NI YISH LIBBI IA LU AMESH ID GINMESH

ISHARI LU SAYAN SAYAMMI YE

LA URRADA ULTU MUXXISHA!

THE CROWN OF ANU OF CALLING

THE FRONTLET OF CALLING

THE COPPER DAGGER OF INANNA OF CALLING

THE SEAL OF THE NORTH GATE

THE SEAL OF THE EAST GATE

THE SEAL OF THE SOUTH GATE

THE SEAL OF THE WEST GATE

ONE TYPE OF MANDAL OF CALLING

ANOTHER TYPE

THE BOOK OF FIFTY NAMES

THE BOOK OF FIFTY NAMES OF MARDUK, DEFEATER OF THE ANCIENT

ONES

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 was no Moon. There was no Sun. No planets were

they, and no stars. No grain, No tree, no plant grew. The Ancient Ones were Masters of

Spaces now unknown or forgotten, and all was CHAOS.

MARDUK was chosen of the Elders to fight KUR and wrest power from the Great

Sleeping Serpent who dwells beneath the Mountains of the Scorpion. MARDUK was

given a weapon, and a Sign, and Fifty Powers were given to him to fight the awful

TIAMAT, and each Power has its weapon and its Sign and these are the mightiest

possessions of the Elder Gods against the Ancient One who threatens Without, who

threatens from the Abyss, the Lord of Darkness, the Master of CHAOS, the Unborn, the

Uncreated, who still wishes ill upon the Race of Men, and upon the Elder Gods who

reside in the Stars.

The Gods forget. They are distant. They must be reminded. If they are not watchful, if the

gatekeepers do not watch the gates, if the gates are not kept always locked, bolted and

barred, then the One who is always ready, the Guardian of the Other side, IAK

SAKKAK, will enter and bring with him the hordes of the armies of the Ancient Ones,

IAK KINGU, IAK AZAG, IAK AZABUA, IAK HUWAWA, ISHNIGGARAB, IAK

XASTUR, and IAK KUTULU, the Dog Gods and the Dragon Gods, and the Sea

Monsters, and the Gods of the Deep.

Watch also the Days. The Day when the Great Bear hangs lowest in the sky, and the

quarters of the year measured thereof in the four directions measured thereof, for there

the Gates may be opened and care must needs be taken to ensure that the Gates remain

forever closed. They must be sealed with the Elder Sign accompanied by the rites and

incantations proper.

The Fifty Names here follow, with their Signs and Powers. They may be summoned after

the Priest has ascended to that step on the Ladder of Lights and gained entrance to that

Sacred City. The Signs should be engraved on parchment or sealed in clay and placed

upon the altar at the Calling. And in the perfumes should be of cedar, and strong, sweet-

smelling resins. And the Calling be to the North.

The First Name is MARDUK

The Lord of Lords, master of Magicians. His Name should not be called except when no

other will do, and it is the most terrible responsibility to do so. The Word of His Calling

is DUGGA. This is his Seal:

The Second Name is MARUKKA

Knows all things since the beginning of the World. Knows all secrets, be they human or

divine, and is very difficult to summon. The Priest should not summon him unless he is

clean of heart and spirit, for this Spirit shall know his innermost thoughts. This is his

Seal:

The Third Name is MARUTUKKU

Master of the Arts of Protection, chained the Mad God at the Battle. Sealed the Ancient

Ones in their Caves, behind the Gates. Possesses the ARRA star. This is his Seal:

The Fourth Name is BARASHAKUSHU

Worker of Miracles. The kindest of the Fifty, and the most beneficent. The Word used at

his Calling is BAALDURU. This is his Seal:

The Fifth Name is LUGGALDIMMERANKIA

Put order into CHAOS. Made the Waters aright. Commander of Legions of Wind

Demons who fought the Ancient TIAMAT alongside MARDUK KURIOS. The Word

used at his Calling is BANUTUKKU. This is his Seal:

The Sixth Name is NARILUGGALDIMMERANKIA

The Watcher of the IGIGI and the ANNUNAKI, Sub-Commander of the Wind Demons.

He will put to flight any maskim who haunt thee, and is the foe of the rabisu. None may

pass into the World Above or the World Below without his knowledge. His Word is

BANRABISHU. His Seal is thus:

The Seventh Name is ASARULUDU

Wielder of the Flaming Sword, oversees the Race of Watchers at the bidding of the Elder

Gods. He ensures the most perfect safety, especially in dangerous tasks undertaken at the

behest of the Astral Gods. His word is BANMASKIM and his Seal is thus:

The Eighth Name is NAMTILLAKU

A most secret and potent Lord, he hath knowledge to raise the dead and converse with the

spirits of the Abyss, unbeknownst to their Queen. No soul passes into Death but that he is

aware. His word is BANUTUKUKUTUKKU and his Seal is thus:

The Ninth Name is NAMRU

Dispenses wisdom and knowledge in all things. Giveth excellent counsel and teaches the

science of metals. His word is BAKAKALAMU and his Seal:

The Tenth Name is ASARU

This Power has knowledge of all plants and trees, and can make marvellous fruits to grow

in the desert places, and no land is a waste to him. He is truly the Protector of the Bounty.

His Word is BAALPRIKU and his Seal follows:

The Eleventh Name is ASARUALIM

Possesses secret wisdom, and shines Light in the Darkened areas, forcing what lives there

to give good accounting of its existence and its knowledge. Giveth excellent counsel in

all things. His word is BARRMARATU and the Seal which thou engrave is thus:

The Twelfth Name is ASARUALIMMUNNA

This is the Power that presideth over armour of all kinds and is excellently

knowledgeable in military matters, being of the advance army of MARDUK at that

Battle. He can provide an army with its entire weaponry in three days. His Word is

BANATATU and the Seal is thus:

The Thirteenth Name is TUTU

Silences the weeping and gives joy to the end and ill at heart. A most beneficent Name,

and Protector of the Household, his Word is DIRRIGUGIM and his Seal is this:

The Fourteenth Name is ZIUKKINNA

Giveth excellent knowledge concerning the movements of the stars and the meanings

thereof, of which the Chaldaens possessed this same knowledge in abundance. The Word

is GIBBILANNU and the Seal is this:

The Fifteenth Name is ZIKU

This Power bestoweth Riches of all kinds, and can tell where treasury is hidden. Knower

of the Secrets of the Earth. His Word is GIGGIMAGANPA and his Seal is this:

The Sixteenth Name is AGAKU

This Power can give life to what is already dead, but for a short time only. He is the Lord

of the Amulet and the Talisman. His Word is MASHGARZANNA and his Seal is this:

The Seventeenth Name is TUKU

Lord of Baneful Magick, Vanquisher of the Ancient Ones by Magick, Giver of the Spell

to MARDUK KUROS, a most fierce enemy. His Word is MASHSHAMMASHTI and his

Seal follows:

The Eighteenth Name is SHAZU

Knows the thoughts of those at a distance, as well as those in the vicinity. Nothing is

buried in the ground, or thrown into the water, but this Power is aware. His Word is

MASHSHANANNA and his Seal is this:

The Nineteenth Name is ZISI

Reconciler of enemies, silencer of arguments, between two people or between two

nations, or even, it is said, between two worlds. The scent of Peace is indeed sweet to this

Power, whose Word is MASHINNANNA and whose seal is this:

The Twentieth Name is SUHRIM

Seeks out the worshippers of the Ancient Ones wherever they may be. The Priest who

sends him on an errand does so at a terrible risk, for SUHRIM kills easily, and without

thought. His Word is MASHSHANERGAL and his Seal:

The Twenty-First Name is SUHGURIM

As SUHRIM above, the Foe who Cannot be Appeased. Discovers the Priest's Enemies

with ease, but must be cautioned not to slay them if the Priest does not desire it. The

Word is MASHSHADAR and the Seal:

The Twenty-Second Name is ZAHRIM

Slew ten thousand of the Hordes in the Battle. A Warrior among Warriors. Can destroy

an entire army if the Priest so desires. His Word is MASHSHAGARANNU and his Seal:

The Twenty-Third Name is ZAHGURIM

As ZAHRIM, a most terrible opponent. It is said ZAHGURIM slays slowly, after a most

unnatural fashion. I do not know, for I have never summoned this Spirit. It is thy risk.

The Word is MASHTISHADDU and the Seal:

The Twenty-Fourth Name is ENBILULU

This Power can seek out water in the midst of a desert or on the tops of mountains.

Knows the Secrets of Water, and the running of rivers below the Earth. A most useful

Spirit. His Word is MASHSHANEBBU and his Seal thus:

The Twenty-Fifth Name is EPADUN

This is the Lord of all Irrigation and can bring Water from a far place to your feet.

Possesses a most subtle geometry of the Earth and knowledge of all lands where Water

might be found in abundance. His Word is EYUNGINAKANPA and his Seal is this:

The Twenty-Sixth Name is ENBILULUGUGAL

The Power that presides over all growth, and all that grows. Gives knowledge of

cultivation, and can supply a starving city with food for thirteen moons in one moon. A

most noble Power. His Word is AGGHA and his Seal:

The Twenty-Seventh Name is HEGAL

As the Power above, a Master of the arts of farming and agriculture. Bestows rich

harvests. Possesses the knowledge of the metals of the earth, and of the plough. His Word

is BURDISHU and his seal thus:

The Twenty-Eighth Name is SIRSIR

The Destroyer of TIAMAT, hated of the Ancient Ones, Master over the Serpent, Foe of

KUTULU. A most powerful Lord. His Word is this APIRIKUBABADAZUZUKANPA

and his Seal:

The Twenty-Ninth Name is MALAH

Trod the back of the Worm and cut it in twain. Lord of Bravery and Courage, and gives

these qualities to the Priest who desires it, or to others the Priest may decide. The Word is

BACHACHADUGGA and the Seal:

The Thirtieth Name is GIL

The Furnisher of Seed. Beloved of ISHTAR, his Power is mysterious and quite ancient.

Makes the barley to grow and the women to give birth. Makes potent the impotent. His

Word is AGGABAL and his Seal is thus:

The Thirty-First Name is GILMA

Founder of cities, Possessor of the Knowledge of Architecture by which the fabled

temples of UR were built; the creator of all that is permanent and never moves. His Word

is AKKABAL and his Seal is this:

The Thirty-Second Name is AGILMA

Bringer of Rain. Maketh the gentle Rains to come, or casuseth great Storms and

Thunders, the like may destroy armies and cities and crops. His Word is

MASHSHAYEGURRA and his Seal is:

The Thirty-Third Name is ZULUM

Knows where to plant and when to plant. Giveth excellent counsel in all manner of

business and commerce. Protects a man from evil tradesmen. His Word is ABBABAAL

and his Seal is this:

The Thirty-Fourth Name is MUMMU

The Power given to MARDUK to fashion the universe from the flesh of TIAMAT.

Giveth wisdom concerning the condition of the life before the creation, and the nature of

the structures of the Four Pillars whereupon the Heavens rest. His Word is

ALALALABAAAL and the Seal is:

The Thirty-Fifth Name is ZULUMMAR

Giveth tremendous strength, as of ten men, to one man. Lifted the part of TIAMAT that

was to become the Sky from the part that was to become the Earth. His Word is

ANNDARABAAL and his Seal is:

The Thirty-Sixth Name is LUGALABDUBUR

Destroyer of the Gods of TIAMAT. Vanquisher of Her Hordes. Chained KUTULU to the

Abyss. Fought AZAG-THOTH with skill. A great Defender and a great Attacker. His

Word is AGNIBAAL and his Seal is this:

The Thirty-Seventh Name is PAGALGUENNA

Possessor of Infinite Intelligence, and determines the nature of things not yet made, and

of spirits not yet created, and knows the strength of the Gods. His Word is

ARRABABAAL and his Seal is this:

The Thirty-Eighth Name is LUGALDURMAH

The Lord of the Lofty Places, Watcher of the Skies and all that travels therein. Naught

traverses the starry element, but that this Power is aware. His Word is

ARATAAGARBAL and his Seal is this:

The Thirty-Ninth Name is ARANUNNA

Giver of Wisdom, Counsellor to our Father, ENKI, Knower of the Magickal Covenant

and of the Laws and of the Nature of the Gates. His Word is ARAMANNGI and his Seal

is thusly:

The Fortieth Name is DUMUDUKU

Possessor of the Wand of Lapis Lazuli, Knower of the Secret Name and the Secret

Number. May not reveal these to thee, but may speak of other things equally marvellous.

His Word is ARATAGIGI and his Seal is:

The Forty-First Name is LUGALANNA

The Power of the Eldest of the Elder Ones, possesses the secret knowledge of the world

when the Ancient Ones and the Elder Ones and where One. Knows the Essence of the

Ancient Ones and where it might be found. His Word is BALDIKHU and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Second Nam is LUGALUGGA

Knows the Essence of all Spirits, of the Dead and the Unborn, and the Starry and the

Earthly, and the Spirits of the Air and the Spirits of the Wind as well. Which things he

may tell thee, and thou wilt grow in wisdom. His Word is ZIDUR and his Seal is thus:

The Forty-Third Name is IRKINGU

This is the Power that laid capture to the Commander of the forces of the Ancient Ones,

KINGU Mighty Demon, that MARDUK might lay hold of him and, with its blood, create

the Race of Men and seal the Covenant. His Word is BARERIMU and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Fourth Name is KINMA

Judge and Lord of the Gods, at whose name they quake in fear. That the Gods may not

err, this Power was given to oversee their activities, should they be lawful and within the

nature of the Covenant, for the Gods are forgetful, and very far away. His Word is

ENGAIGAI and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Fifth Name is ESIZKUR

This Spirit possesses the knowledge of the length of Life of any man, even unto the

plants and the demons and the gods. He measureth all things, and knoweth the Space

thereof. His Word is NENIGEGAI and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Sixth Name is GIBIL

This Power has been given the Realm of the Fire and the Forge. He keepeth the sharp

point of the Sword and the Lance, and giveth understanding in the working of metals. He

also raises the Lightning that comes from the Earth, and maketh Swords to appear in the

Sky. His Word is BAALAGNITARRA and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Seventh Name is ADDU

Raises storms that fill the entire heavens and causes the Stars to tremble and the very

Gates of the IGIGI to shake in their stead. Can fill the skies with his brightness, even in

the darkest hour of the night. His Word is KAKODAMMU and his Seal is this:

The Forty-Eighth Name is ASHARRU

Knower of the Treacherous Ways. Gives intelligence of the Future and also of things

Past. Put the Gods in their courses, and determined their cycles. His Word is

BAXTANDABAL and this is his Seal:

The Forty-Ninth Name is NEBIRU

The Spirit of the Gate of MARDUK, Manages all things in their ways, and moves the

crossings of the stars after the fashion known to the Chaldeans. His word is DIRGIRGIRI

and his Seal is this:

The Fiftieth Name is NINNUAM

This is the Power of MARDUK as Lord of All That Is, Judger of Judgements, Decider of

Decisions, He Who Determines the Laws and the Reigns of Kings. He may not be called,

save at the destruction of a city or the death of a king. His Word is GASHDIG and his

Seal is this:

Here endeth the Book of the Fifty Names, which the Gods have granted me the strength

and the time in which to lay it down. This Book is not to be shown to the unclean or the

profane or the uninitiated, for to do so is to call the most awful curse of the Book upon

thee and upon thy generations.

Spirit of the Book, Remember!

THE MAGAN TEXT

THE verses here following come from the secret text of some of the priests of a cult

which is all that is left of the Old Faith that existed before Babylon was built, and it was

originally in their tongue, but I have put it into the Golden Speech of my country so that

you may understand it. I came upon this text in my early wanderings in the region of the

Seven Fabled Cities of UR, which are no more, and it tells of the War between the Gods

that took place in a time beyond the memory of man. And the horrors and ugliness that

the Priest will encounter in his Rites are herein described, and their reasons, and their

natures, and Essences. And the Number of the Lines is Sacred, and the Word are Sacred,

and are most potent charms against the Evil Ones. And surely some Magicians of the

country do write them on parchment or clay, or on pottery, or in the air, that they might

be efficacious thereby, and that the Gods will remember the words of the Covenant.

I copied these words down in my tongue and kept them faithfully these many years, and

my own copy will go with me to the place where I will go when my Spirit is torn from

the body. But heed these words well, and remember! For remembering is the most

important and most potent magick, being the Rememberance of Things Past and the

Rememberance of Things to Come, which is the same Memory. And do not show this

text to the uninitiated, for it hath caused madness, in men and in beasts.

The Text:

I

THE MAGAN TEXT

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 Ancient Ones.

LLMU and LLAAMU were brought forth and called by Name,

And for Ages they grew in age and bearing.

ANSHAR and KISHAR were brought forth,

And brought forth ANU

Who begat NUDIMMUD, Our Master ENKI,

Who has no rival among the Gods.

Remember!

The Elder Ones came together

They disturbed TIAMAT, the Ancient One, as they surged back and forth.

Yea, they troubled the belly of TIAMAT

By their Rebellion in the abode of Heaven.

ABSU could not lessen their clamour

TIAMAT was speechless at their ways.

Their doings were loathsome unto the Ancient Ones.

ABSU rose up to slay the Elder Gods by stealth.

With magick charm and spell ABSU fought,

But was slain by the sorcery of the Elder Gods.

And it was their first victory.

His body was lain in an empty Space

In a crevice of the heavens

Hid

He was lain,

But his blood cried out to the Abode of Heaven.

TIAMAT

Enraged

Filled with an Evil Motion

Said

Let us make Monsters

That they may go out and do battle

Against these Sons of Iniquity

The murderous offspring who have destroyed

A God.

HUBUR arose, She who fashioneth all things,

And possessor of Magick like unto Our Master.

She added matchless weapons to the arsenals of the Ancient Ones,

She bore Monster-Serpents

Sharp of tooth, long of fang,

She filled their bodies with venom for blood

Roaring dragons she has clothed with Terror

Has crowned them with Halos, making them as Gods,

So that he who beholds them shall perish

And, that, with their bodies reared up

None might turn them back.

She summoned the Viper, the Dragon, and the Winged Bull,

The Great Lion, the Mad-God, and the Scorpion-Man.

Mighty rabid Demons, Feathered-Serpents, the Horse-Man,

Bearing weapons that spare no

Fearless in Battle,

Charmed with the spells of ancient sorcery,

. . . withal Eleven of this kind she brought forth

With KINGU as Leader of the Minions.

Remember!

ENKI

Our Master

Fearing defeat, summoned his Son

MARDUK

Summoned his Son

The Son of Magick

Told him the Secret Name

The Secret Number

The Secret Shape

Whereby he might do battle

With the Ancient Horde

And be victorious.

MARDUK KURIOS!

Brightest Star among the Stars

Strongest God among the Gods

Son of Magick and the Sword

Child of Wisdom and the Word

Knower of the Secret Name

Knower of the Secret Number

Knower of the Secret Shape

He armed himself with the Disc of Power

In chariots of Fire he went forth

With a shouting Voice he called the Spell

With a Blazing Flame he filled his Body

Dragons, Vipers, all fell down

Lions, Horse-Men, all were slain.

The Mighty creatures of HUBUR were slain

The Spells, the Charms, the Sorcery were broken.

Naught but TIAMAT remained.

The Great Serpent, the Enormous Worm

The Snake with iron teeth

The Snake with sharpened claw

The Snake with Eyes of Death,

She lunged at MARDUK

With a roar

With a curse

She lunged.

MARDUK struck with the Disc of Power

Blinded TIAMAT's Eyes of Death

The Monster heaved and raised its back

Struck forth in all directions

Spitting ancient words of Power

Screamed the ancient incantations

MARDUK struck again and blew

An Evil Wind into her body

Which filled the raging, wicked Serpent

MARDUK shot between her jaws

The Charmed arrow of ENKI's Magick

MARDUK struck again and severed

The head of TIAMAT from its body.

And all was silent.

Remember!

MARDUK

Victor

Took the Tablets of Destiny

Unbidden

Hung them around his neck.

Acclaimed of the Elder Gods was he.

First among the Elder Ones was he.

He split the sundered TIAMAT in twain

And fashioned the heavens and the earth,

With a Gate to keep the Ancient Ones Without.

With a Gate whose Key is hid forever

Save to the Sons of MARDUK

Save to the Followers of Our Master

ENKI

First in Magick among the Gods.

From the Blood of KINGU he fashioned Man.

He constructed Watchtowers for the Elder Gods

Fixing their astral bodies as constellations

That they may watch the Gate of ABSU

The Gate of TIAMAT they watch

The Gate of KINGU they oversee

The Gate whose Guardian is IAK SAKKAK they bind.

All the Elder Powers resist

The Force of Ancient Artistry

The Magick Spell of the Oldest Ones

The Incantation of the Primal Power

The Mountain KUR, the Serpent God

The Mountain MASHU, that of Magick

The Dead KUTULU, Dead but Dreaming

TIAMAT, Dead but Dreaming

ABSU, KINGU, Dead but Dreaming

And shall their generation come again?

WE ARE THE LOST ONES

From a Time before Time

From a Land beyond the Stars

From the Age when ANU walked the earth

In company of Bright Angels.

We have survived the first War

Between the Powers of the Gods

And have seen the wrath of the Ancient Ones

Dark Angels

Vent upon the Earth

WE ARE FROM A RACE BEYOND THE WANDERERS OF NIGHT.

We have survived the Age when ABSU ruled the Earth

And the Power destroyed out generations.

We have survived on tops of mountains

And beneath the feet of mountains

And have spoken with the Scorpions

In allegiance and were betrayed.

And TIAMAT has promised us nevermore to attack

With water and with wind.

But the Gods are forgetful.

Beneath the Seas of NAR MATTARU

Beneath the Seas of the Earth, NAR MATTARU

Beneath the World lays sleeping

The God of Anger, Dead but Dreaming

The God of CUTHALU, Dead but Dreaming!

The Lord of KUR, calm but thunderous!

The One-Eyes Sword, cold but burning!

He who awakens Him calls the ancient

Vengeance of the Elder Ones

The Seven Glorious Gods

of the Seven Glorious Cities

Upon himself and upon the World

And old vengeance . . .

Know that our years are the years of War

And our days are measured as battles

And every hour is a Life

Lost to the Outside

Those from Without

Have builded up charnel houses

To nourish the fiends of TIAMAT

And the Blood of the weakest here

Is libation unto TIAMAT

Queen of the Ghouls

Wreaker of Pain

And to invoke her

The Red Water of Life

Need be split on a stone

The stone struck with a sword

That hath slain eleven men

Sacrifices to HUBUR

So that the Strike ringeth out

And call TIAMAT from Her slumber

From her sleep in the Caverns

Of the Earth.

And none may dare entreat further

For to invoke Death is to utter

The final prayer.

II

Of the Generations of the Ancient Ones

UTUKK XUL

The account of the generations

Of the Ancient Ones here rendered

Of the generations of the Ancient Ones

Here remembered.

Cold and Rain that erode all things

They are the Evil Spirits

In the creation of ANU spawned

Plague Gods

PAZUZU

And the Beloved Sons of ENG

The Offspring of NINNKIGAL

Rending in pieces on high Bringing destruction below

They are Children of the Underworld

Loudly roaring on high

Gibbering loathsomely below

They are the bitter venom of the Gods.

The great storms directed from heaven

Those are they

The Owl, Messenger of UGGI

Lord of Death

Those they are

THEY ARE THE CHILDREN

BORN OF EARTH

THAT IN THE CREATION

OF ANU WERE SPAWNED.

The highest walls

The thickest walls

The strongest walls

Like a flood they pass

From house to house

They ravage

No door can shut them out

No bolt can turn them back

Through the door like snakes they slide

Through the bolts like winds they blow

Pulling the wife from the embrace of the husband

Snatching the child from the loins of man

Banishing the man from his home, his land

THEY ARE THE BURNING PAIN

THAT PRESSETH ITSELF ON THE BACK OF MAN.

THEY ARE GHOULS

The spirit of the harlot that hath died in the streets

The spirit of the woman that hath died in childbirth

The spirit of the woman that hath dies, weeping with a babe at the breast

The spirit of an evil man

One that haunteth the streets

Or one that haunteth the bed.

They are Seven!

Seven are they!

Those Seven were born in the Mountains of MASHU

Called Magick

They dwell within the Caverns of the Earth

Amid the desolate places of the Earth they live

Amid the places between

The Places

Unknown in heaven and in earth

They are arrayed in terror

Among the Elder Gods there is no knowledge of them

They have no name

Not in heaven

Nor on earth

They ride over the Mountain of Sunset

And on the Mountain of Dawn they cry

Through the Caverns of the Earth they creep

Amid the desolate places of the Earth they lie

Nowhere are they known

Not in heaven

Nor in the Earth

Are they discovered

For their place is outside our place

And between the angles of the Earth

They lie in wait

Crouching for the Sacrifice

THEY ARE THEY CHILDREN OF THE UNDERWORLD.

Falling like rain from the sky

Issuing like mist from the earth

Doors do not stop them

Bolts do not stop them

They glide in at the doors like serpents

They enter by the windows like the wind

IDPA they are, entering by the head

NAMTAR they are, entering by the heart

UTUK they are, entering by the brow

ALAL they are, entering by the chest

GIGIM they are, seizing the bowels

TELAL they are, grasping the hand

URUKU they are, giant Larvae, feeding on the Blood

They are Seven!

Seven are They!

They seize all the towers

From UR to NIPPUR

Yet UR knows them not

Yet NIPPUR does not know them

They have brought down the mighty

Of all the mighty Cities of man

Yet man knows them not

Yes the Cities do not know them

They have struck down the forests of the East

And have flooded the Lands of the West

Yet the East knows them not

Yet the West does not know them

They are a hand grasping at the neck

Yet the neck does not know them

And man knows them not.

Their words are Unwrit

Their numbers are Unknown

Their shapes are all Shapes

Their habitations

The desolate places where their Rites are performed

Their habitations

The haunts of man where a sacrifice has been offered

Their habitations

The lands here

And cities here

And the lands between the lands

The cities between the cities

In spaces no man has ever walked

In KURNUDE

The country from whence no traveller returns

At EKURBAD

In the altar of the Temple of the Dead

And at GI UMUNA

At their Mother's breast

At the Foundations of CHAOS

In the ARALIYA of MUMMU-TIAMAT

And at the Gates

Of IAK SAKKAK!

SPIRIT OF THE AIR, REMEMBER!

SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER!

III

Of the Forgotten Generations of Man

And was not Man created from the blood of KINGU

Commander of the hordes of the Ancient Ones?

Does not man possess in his spirit

The sees of rebellion against the Elder Gods?

And the blood of Man is the Blood of Vengeance

And the blood of Man is the Spirit of Vengeance

And the Power of Man is the Power of the Ancient Ones

And this is the Covenant

For, lo! The Elder Gods possess the Sign

By which the Powers of the Ancient Ones are turned back

But Man possesses the Sign

And the Number

And the Shape

To summon the Blood of his Parents.

And this is the Covenant.

Created by the Elder Gods

From the Blood of the Ancient Ones

Man is the Key by which

The Gate if IAK SAKKAK may be flung wide

By which the Ancient Ones

Seek their Vengeance

Upon the face of the Earth

Against the Offspring of MARDUK.

For what is new

Came from that which is old

And what is old

Shall replace that which is new

And once again the Ancient Ones

Shall rule upon the face of the Earth!

And this is too the Covenant!

IV

Of the Sleep of ISHTAR

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 forth

To the House of No Return she set her foot

Upon the Road whence None Return

She set her foot

To the Cave, forever unlit

Where bowls of clay are heaped upon the alter

Where bowls of dust are the food

Of residents clothed only in wings

To ABSU ISHTAR set forth.

Where sleeps the dread CUTHALU

ISHTAR set forth.

The Watcher

Stood fast.

The Watcher

NINNGHIZHIDDA

Stood fast.

And ISHTAR spoke unto him

NINNGHIZHIDDA! Serpent of the Deep!

NINNGHIZHIDDA! Horned Serpent of the Deep!

NINNGHIZHIDDA! Plumed Serpent of the Deep!

Open!

Open the Door that I may enter!

NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Remember!

In the Name of our Father before the Flight, ENKI, Lord and Master of Magicians

Open the Door that I may enter!

Open

Lest I attack the Door

Lest I break apart its bars

Lest I attack the Barrier

Lest I take its walls by force

Open the Door

Open Wide the Gate

Lest I cause the Dead to rise!

I will raise up the Dead!

I will cause the Dead to rise and devour the living!

Open the Door

Lest I cause the Dead to outnumber the Living!

NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Open!

NINNGHIZHIDDA

The Great Serpent

Coiled back on itself

And answered

ISHTAR

Lady

Queen among the Gods

I go before my Mistress

ERESHKIGAL

Before the Queen of Death

I will announce Thee.

And NINNGHIZHIDDA

Horned Serpent

Approached the Lady ERESHKIGAL

And said:

Behold, ISHTAR, Thy Sister

Queen among the Gods

Stands before the Gate!

Daughter of SIN, Mistress of ENKI

She waits.

And ERESHKIGAL was pale with fear.

The Dark Waters stirred.

Go, Watcher of the Gate.

Go, NINNGHIZHIDDA, Watcher of the Gate,

Open the Door to ISHTAR

And treat Her as it is written

In the Ancient Covenant.

And NINNGHIZHIDDA loosed the bolt from the hatch

And Darkness fell upon ISHTAR

The Dark Waters rose and carried the Goddess of Light

To the Realms of the Night.

And the Serpent spoke:

Enter

Queen of Heaven of the Great Above

That KUR may rejoice

That CUTHA may give praise

That KUTU may smile.

Enter

That KUTULU may be pleased at Thy presence

And ISHTAR entered.

And there are Seven gates and Seven Decrees.

At the First Gate

NINGHIZHIDDA removed the Crown

The Great Crown of Her head he took away

And ISHTAR asked

Why, Serpent, has thou removed my First Jewel?

And the Serpent answered

Thus is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Rules of the Lady of KUTU.

Enter the First Gate.

And the Second Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Wand

The Wand of Lapis Lazuli he took away

And ISHTAR asked

Why, NETI, has thou removed my Second Jewel?

And NETI answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time

The Decrees of the Lady of KUTU.

Enter the Second Gate.

At the Third Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Jewels around her neck he took away

And ISHTAR asked

Why, Gatekeeper, has thou removed my Third Jewel?

And the Gatekeeper answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Decrees of the Lady of KUTU

Enter the Third Gate.

At the Fourth Gate

NINGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Jewels on her breast he took away

And ISHTAR asked

Why, Guardian of the Outer, has thou removed my Fourth Jewel?

And the Guardian answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Rules of the Lady of KUTU.

Enter the Fourth Gate.

At the Fifth Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Belt of Jewels around her hips he took away

And ISHTAR asked

Why, Watcher of the Forbidden Entrance, hast thou removed my Fifth Jewel?

And the Watcher answered

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Rules of the Lady of KUTUK.

Enter the Fifth Gate.

At the Sixth Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Jewels around her wrists

And the Jewels around her ankles he took away.

And ISHTAR asked

Why, NINNKIGAL, hast thou removed my Sixth Jewel?

And NINKIGAL answered

Thus it is, the ancient Covenant, set down before Time,

The Decrees of Lady of KUTU.

Enter the Sixth Gate.

At the Seventh Gate

NINNGHIZHIDDA removed the Jewels

The Jewelled Robes of ISHTAR he took away.

ISHTAR, without protection, without safety,

ISHTAR, without talisman or amulet, asked

Why, Messenger of the Ancient Ones, hast thou removed my Seventh Jewel?

And the Messenger of the Ancient Ones replied

Thus it is, the Covenant of Old, set down before Time,

The Rules of the Lady of KUTU.

Enter the Seventh Gate and behold the Nether World.

ISHTAR had descended to the Land of KUR

To the Depths of CUTHA she went down.

Having lost her Seven Talisman of the Upper Worlds

Having lost her Seven Powers of the Land of the Living

Without Food of Life or Water of Life

She appeared before ERESHKIGAL, Mistress of Death.

ERESHKIGAL screamed at Her presence.

ISHTAR raised up Her arm.

ERESHKIGAL summoned NAMMTAR

The Magician NAMMTAR

Saying these words she spoke to him

Go! Imprison her!

Bind her in Darkness!

Chain her in the Sea below the Seas!

Release against her the Seven ANNUNNAKI!

Release against her the Sixty Demons!

Against her eyes, the demons of the eyes!

Against her sides, the demons of the sides!

Against her heart, the demons of the heart!

Against her feet, the demons of the feet!

Against her head, the demons of the head!

Against her entire body, the demons the KUR!

And the demons tore at her, from every side.

And the ANNUNAKI, Dread Judges

Seven Lords of the Underworld

Drew Around Her

Faceless Gods of ABSU

They stared

Fixed her with the Eye of Death

Withe the Glance of Death

They killed her

And hung her like a corpse from a stake

The sixty demons tearing her limbs from her sides

Her eyes from her head

Her ears from her skull.

ERESHKIGAL rejoiced.

Blind AZAG-THOTH rejoiced

IAK SAKKAK rejoiced

ISHNIGGARRAB rejoiced

KUTULU rejoiced

The MASKIM gave praise to the Queen of Death

The GIGIM gave praise to ERESHKIGAL, Queen of Death.

And the Elder Ones were rent with fear.

Our Father ENKI

Lord of Magick

Receiving word by NINSHUBUR

ISHTAR's servant NINSHUBUR

He hears of ISHTAR's Sleep

In the House of Death

He hears how GANZIR has been

Opened

How the Face of Abyss

Opened wide its mouth

And swallowed the Queen of Heaven

Queen of the Rising of the Sun.

And ENKI summoned forth clay

And ENKI summoned forth wind

And from the clay and from the wind

ANKI fashioned two Elementals

He fashioned the KURGARRU, spirit of the Earth,

He fashioned the KALATURRU, spirit of the Seas,

To the KURGARRU he gave the Food of Life

To the KALATURRU he gave the Water of Life

And to these images he spoke aloud

Arise, KALATURRU, Spirit of the Seas

Arise, and set thy feet to that Gate GANZIR

To the Gate of the Underworld

The Land of No Return

Set thine eyes

The Seven Gates shall open for thee

No spell shall keep thee out

For my Number is upon you.

Take the bag of the Food of Life

Take the bag of the Water of Life

And ERESHKIGAL shall not raise her arm against you

ERESHKIGAL SHALL HAVE NO POWER OVER YOU.

Find the corpse of INANNA

Find the corpse of ISHTAR our Queen

And sprinkle the Food of Life, Sixty Times

And sprinkle the Water of Life, Sixty Times

Sixty Times the Food of Life and the Water of Life

Sprinkle upon her body

And truly

ISHTAR will rise.

With giant wings

And scales like serpents

The two elementals flew to that Gate

Invisible

NINNGHIZHIDDA saw them not

Invisible

They passes the Seven Watchers

With haste they entered the Palace of Death

And they beheld several terrible sights.

The demons of all the Abyss lay there

Dead but Dreaming, they clung to the walls

Of the House of Death

Faceless and terrible

The ANNUNAKI stared out

Blind and Mad AZAG-THOTH reared up

The Eye on the Throne opened

The Dark Waters stirred

The Gates of Lapis Lazuli glistened

In the darkness

Unseen Monsters

Spawned at the Dawn of Ages

Spawned in the Battle of MARDUK and TIAMAT

Spawned in HUBUR

With the Sign of HUBUR

Lead by KINGU . . .

With haste they fled

Through the Palace of Death

Stopping only at the corpse of ISHTAR

The Beautiful Queen

Mistress of the Gods

Lady of all the Harlots of UR

Bright Shining One of the Heavens

Beloved of ENKI

Lay hung and bleeding

From a thousand fatal wounds.

ERESHKIGAL

Sensing their presence

Cried out.

KUGAARU

Armed with Fire

Looked upon the Queen of Corpses

with the Ray of Fire

KALATURRU

Armed with Flame

Looked upon the Queen of the Graves

With the Rays of Flame.

And ERESHKIGAL

Mighty in CUTHA

Turned her face

Upon the corpse of INANNA

Sixty times they sprinkled

The Water of Life of ENKI

Upon the corpse of ISHTAR

Sixty times they sprinkled

The Food of Life of ENKI

Upon the corpse

Hung from a stake

They directed the Spirit of Life

INANNA AROSE.

The Dark Waters trembled and roiled.

AZAG-THOTH screamed upon his throne

CUTHALU lurched forth from his sleep

ISHNIGARRAB fled the Palace of Death

IAK SAKKAK trembled in fear and hate

The ANNUNNAKI fled their thrones

The Eye upon the Throne took flight

ERESHKIGAL roared and summoned NAMMTAR

The Magician NAMMRAR she called

But not for pursuit

But for protection.

INANNA ascended from the Underworld.

With the winged elementals she fled the Gates

Of GANZIR and NETI she fled

And verily

The Dead fled ahead of her.

When through the First Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her jewelled robes.

When through the Second Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her jewelled bracelets.

When through the Third Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her jewelled belt.

When through the Fourth Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her jewelled necklace.

When through the Fifth Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her Belt of Jewels.

When through the Sixth Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her Wand of Lapis

When through the Seventh Gate they fled

ISHTAR took back her jewelled crown.

And the Demons rose

And the Spirits of the Dead

And went with her out of the Gates

Looking neither right nor left

Walking in front and behind

They went with ISHTAR from the Gate of GANZIR

Out of the Netherworld they accompanied her

And ERESHKIGAL

Scorned Queen of the Abyss Wherein All Are Drowned Pronounced a Curse

Solemn and Powerful

Against the Queen of the Rising of the Sun

And NAMMTAR gave it form.

When the Lover of ISHTAR

Beloved of the Queen of Heaven

Goes down before me

Goes through the Gate of GANZIR

To the House of Death

When with him the wailing people come

The weeping woman and the wailing man

When DUMUZI is slain and buried

MAY THE DEAD RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!

V

Stoop not down, therefore,

Unto the Darkly Shining World

Where the ABSU lies in Dark Waters

And CUTHALU sleeps and dreams

Stoop not down, therefore,

For an Abyss lies beneath the World

Reached by a descending Ladder

That hath Seven Steps

Reached by a descending Pathway

That hath Seven Gates

And therein is established

The Throne

Of an Evil and Fatal Force.

For from the Cavities of the World

Leaps forth the Evil Demon

The Evil God

The Evil Genius

The Evil Ensnarer

The Evil Phantom

The Evil Devil

The Evil Larvae

Showing no true Signs

Unto mortal Man.

AND THE DEAD WILL RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!

THE URILIA TEXT

THE following is the Text of URILIA, the Book of the Worm. It contains the formulae

by which the wreakers of havoc perform their Rites. These are the prayers of the

ensnarers, the liers-in-wait, the blind fiends of Chaos, the most ancient evil.

These incantations are said by the hidden priests and creatures of these powers, defeated

by the Elders and the Seven Powers, led by MARDUK, supported by ENKI and the

whole Host of IGIGI; defeaters of the Old Serpent, the Ancient Worm, TIAMAT, the

ABYSS, also called KUTULU the Corpse-ENKI, yet who lies not dead, but dreaming; he

whom secret priests, initiated into the Black Rites, whose names are writ forever in the

Book of Chaos, can summon if they but know how.

These words are not to be shown to any man, or the Curse of ENKI are upon thee!

Such are the Words:

IA

IA

IA

IO

IO

IO

I AM the God of Gods

I AM the Lord of Darkness, and Master of Magicians

I AM the Power and the Knowledge

I AM before all things.

I AM before ANU and the IGIGI

I AM before ANU and the ANNUNNAKI

I AM before the Seven SHURUPPAKI

I AM before all things.

I AM before ENKI and SHAMMASH

I AM before all things.

I AM before INANNA and ISHTAR

I AM before NANNA and UDDU

I AM before ENDUKUGGA and NINDUKUGGA

I AM before ERESHKIGAL

I AM before all things.

Before ME was made Nothing that was made.

I AM BEFORE all gods.

I AM before all days.

I AM before all men and legends of men.

I AM the ANCIENT ONE.

NO MAN may seek my resting place.

I receive the Sun at night and the Moon by day.

I AM the reciever of the sacrifice of the Wanderers.

The Mountains of the West cover me.

The Mountains of Magick cover me.

I AM THE ANCIENT OF DAYS.

I AM before ABSU.

I AM before NAR MARRATU.

I AM before ANU.

I AM before KIA.

I AM before all things.

IA! IA! IA! IA SAKKAKTH! IAK SAKKAKH! IA SHA XUL!

IA! IA! IA! UTUKKU XUL!

IA! IA ZIXUL! IA ZIXUL!

IA KINGU! IA AZBUL! IA AZABUA! IA XAZTUR! IA HUBBUR!

IA! IA! IA!

BAXABAXAXAXAXABAXAXAXAXA!

KAKHTAKHTAMON IAS!

II. THE ABOMINATIONS

The terrible offspring of the Ancient Ones may be summoned by the priest. These

offspring may be called and adjured to perform what tasks the priest may deem necessary

in his temple. They were begotten before all ages and dwelt in the blood of KINGU, and

MARDUK could not altogether shut them out. And they dwell in our country, and

alongside our generations, though they may not be seen. And this was taught by the

priests of Babylon, who charged that these formulae may never be revealed to anyone

who is not initiated into our ways, for to do so would be the most frightful error.

Though they dwell beyond the Gate, they may be summoned when MARDUK is not

watchful, and sleeps, on those days when he has no power, when the Great Bear hangs

from its tail, and on the four quarters of the year computed therefrom, and on the spaces

between these Angles. On these days, the Mother TIAMAT is restless, the corpse

KUTULU shakes beneath the Earth, and our Master ENKI is sore afraid.

Prepare, then the bowl of TIAMAT, the DUR of INDUR, the Lost Bowl, the Shattered

Bowl of the Sages, summoning thereby the FIRIK of GID, and the Lady SHAKUGUKU,

the Queen of the Cauldron. Recite the Conjuration IA ADU EN I over it, and build the

Fire therein, calling GBL when thou dost, after his manner and form.

When the Fire is built and conjured, then mayest thou raise thine Dagger, summoning the

assistance of NINKHARSAG, Queen of the Demons, and NINKASZI, the Horned

Queen, and NINNGHIZHIDDA, the Queen of the Magick Wand, after their manner and

form. And when thou hast accomplished this, and made the proper sacrifice, thou mayest

begin calling whichsoever of the offspring thou mayest, after opening the Gate.

DO NOT OPEN THE GATE, SAVE FOR AN ESPECIAL TIME THAT THOU STATE

AT THE TIME OF OPENING, AND IT MAY NOT STAY OPEN FOR A MOMENT

AFTER THE PASSAGE OF THE HOUR OF TIAMAT, ELSE ALL THE ABYSS

BREAK FORTH UPON THE EARTH, AND THE DEAD RISE TO EAT THE LIVING,

FOR IT IS WRIT: I WILL CAUSE THE DEAD TO RISE AND DEVOUR THE

LIVING, I WILL GIVE TO THE DEAD POWER OVER THE LIVING, THAT THEY

MAY OUTNUMBER THE LIVING.

After thou hast performed the necessary, called the Spirit, appointed his task, set the time

of the closing of the Gate and the return of the Spirit therein, thou must not leave the

place of Calling, but remain there until the return of the Spirit and the closing of the Gate.

The Lord of Abominations is HUMWAWA of the South Winds, whose face is a mass of

the entrails of the animals and men. His breath is the stench of dung, and has been.

HUMWAWA is the Dark Angel of all that is excreted, and of all that sours. And as all

things come to the time when they will decay, so also HUMWAWA is the Lord of the

Future of all that goes upon the earth, and any man's future years may be seen by gazing

into the very face of this Angel, taking care not to breathe the horrid perfume that is the

odour of death..

And this is the Signature of HUMWAWA.

And is HUMWAWA appears to the priest, will not the dread PAZUZU also be there?

Lord of all fevers and plagues, grinning Dark Angel of the Four Wings, horned, with

rotting genitalia, from which he howl in pain through sharpened teeth over the lands of

the cities sacred to the APHKHALLU even in the height of the Sun as in the height of the

Moon; even with whirling sand and wind, as with empty stillness, and it is the able

magician indeed who can remove PAZUZU once he has laid hold of a man, for PAZUZU

lays hold unto death.

Know that HUMWAWA and PAZUZU are brothers. HUMAWAW is the eldest, who

rides upon a silent, whispering wind and claims the flocks for his own, by which sign you

shall know that PAZUZU will come.

And this is the Sigil of PAZUZU by which he is constrained to come:

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 summoned, for he

is the Sleeping Lord. The magician can not hope to have any power over him, but he may

be worshipped and for him the proper sacrifices may be made, so that he will spare thee

when he rises to the earth. And the times for the sacrifice are the same times as the

Sleeping of MARDUK, for this is when Great KUTULU moves. And he is the very Fire

of the Earth, and Power of All Magick. When he joins with the Abominations of the Sky,

TIAMAT will once more rule the earth!

And this is his Seal:

And there are Four Spirits of the Spaces, and they come upon the Wind, and they are

Things of the Wind, and of Fire. And the First comes from the North, and is called

USTUR, and has a Human Shape. And He is the Most Ancient of the Four, and a Great

Lord of the World. And the Second comes from the East, and is called SED and has the

Shape of a Bull, but with a human face, and is very mighty. And the Third comes from

the south, and is called LAMAS, and is of the Shape of a Lion, but with a human head,

and governs those things of the Flame and the Burning Wind. And the Fourth comes from

the West, and is called NATTIG, and is of the Shape of an Eagle, but with a human body,

having only the face and wings of an Eagle, with an Eagle's claws. And this Eagle comes

from the Sea and is a Great Mystery.

And from Nuzku upon Uru they come, and do not wait, and are always present,, and they

receive the Wanderers in their Seasons. And the Season of SED is that of the Great Night,

when the Bear is slain, and this is in the Month of AIRU. And the Season of LAMAS is

the Month of ABU, and that of NATTIG in ARAHSHAMMA and lastly that of USTUR

in SHABATU. Thus are the Four Spirits of the Four Spaces, and their Seasons; and they

dwell between the Sun's Spaces, and are not of them, but of the Stars, and, as it is said, of

the very IGIGI themselves although this is not altogether known.

And to summon these and other Demons, the herb AGLAOPHOTIS must be burnt in a

new bowl that must be the Evil Times, and at Night.

And the AKHKHARU may be summoned, which sucketh the blood from a Man, as it

desires to become a fashioning of Man, the Blood of KINGU, but the AKHKHARU will

never become Man.

And the AKHKHARU may be summoned, if its Sign be known, and it is thus:

And the LALASSU may be called, which haunteth the places of Man, seeking also to

become like Man, but these are not to be spoken to, lest the Priest become afflicted with

madness, and become unto a living LALASSU which must needs be slain and the Spirit

thereof exorcised, for it is Evil and causeth only terror, and no good can come of it. It is

like the LALARTU, and of the same Family as that, save the LALARTU was once living

and is caught between the Worlds, seeking Entrance into one or the other. And it must not

be permitted Entrance into This, for it is of a sickened constitution and will slay mothers

at birth, like unto LAMASHTA, the Queen of Sickness and Misery.

And the Signs by which these Things may be summoned are these, if the Priest have need

of them, but know that it is not lawful:

And this is the Seal of the LALASSU

And this is the Seal of the LALARTU:

And know that the MINU of ENKI is powerful against these, but against all Operations

of Demonic character, and some of these may be rendered fruitless thereby. Therefore it

must always be hid.

Know that GELAL and LILIT are quick to come at Calling, and invadeth the beds of

Man, robbing the Water of Life and the Food of Life in which to quicken the Dead, but

their labours are fruitless for they do not have the formulae. But the Priest has the

formulae, and the Food of Life and the Water of Life may be brought to call many, for

after the passage of one-tenth of a Moon the Elements are dead.

And GELAL invades the bed of a Woman, and LILIT that of a Man, and sometimes evil

beings are born of these hauntings, and as such must be slain, for the children of GELAL

are workers natural of the ANCIENT ONE, having His Spirit; and the children of LILIT

are likewise, but are born in secret places which may not be perceived by Man, and it is

not until the time of their maturity that such as these are given to walking in the places of

Men.

And GELAL rideth upon the Wind, but oftentimes LILIT cometh of the Water. Which is

why running Water must be used in the Rites, because of the cleanliness thereof.

And the Sign of GELAL is thus:

And the Sign of LILIT is thus:

And XASTUR is a foul demoness who slays Men in their Sleep, and devours that which

she will. And of her no more may be said, for it is unlawful; but know that the

worshippers of TIAMAT know her well, and that she is beloved of the Ancient Ones.

This is her Sign, by which you may know her:

And know further that the legions of these Evil Ones are uncountable and stretcheth forth

on all sides and into all places, though they cannot be seen, except at certain times and to

certain persons. And these times are as said before, and the persons unknown, for who

can know XASTUR?

But the Dead may be always summoned, and many times are willing to rise; but some are

stubborn and desire to remain Where they are, and do not rise, save for the efforts of the

Priest, who has power, as ISHTAR, both in this Place and in the Other. And the Dead

must be called in the Four Directions, and in the Four Spaces for, not knowing where It

is, the Priest must needs take especial care that he call everywhere, for the Spirit may be

in flight.

And a Dead God may be also summoned, and the formulae is that which follows. It must

be spoken clearly aloud, and not a word changed, else the Spirit of the God may devour

thee, as there is no Food and no Drink where they are.

And it must be called in a secret place, without windows, or with windows only in one

place, and that should be in the Northern Wall of the place, and the only light shall be of

one lamp, set on the altar, and the lamp need not be new, nor the altar, for it is a Rite of

Age and of the Ancient Ones, and they care not for newness.

And the altar should be of a large rock set in the earth, and a sacrifice acceptable unto the

nature of the God should be made. And at the time of the Calling, the waters of ABSU

will roil, and KUTULU will stir, but unless it be His time, he will not Rise.

And this is the Conjuration of the Dead God:

May NAMMTAR open my eyes that I may see . . . . . . . . .

May NAMMTAR open my ears that I may hear . . . . . . . . .

May NAMMTAR open my nose that I may sense His approach.

May NAMMTAR open my mouth that my voice will be heard to the far reaches of the

Earth.

May NAMMTAR strengthen my right hand that I shall be strong, to keep the Dead . . . . .

. . . . under my power, under my very power.

I conjure Thee, O Ancestor of the Gods!

I summon Thee, Creature of Darkness, by the Works of Darkness!

I summon Thee, Creature of Hatred, by the Words of Hatred!

I summon Thee, Creature of the Wastes, by the Rites of the Waste!

I summon Thee, Creature of Pain, by the Words of Pain!

I summon and call Thee forth, from Thy Abode in Darkness!

I evoke Thee from Thy resting-place in the bowels of the Earth!

I summon Thine eyes to behold the Brightness of my Wand, which is full of the Fire of

Life!

I conjure Thee, O Ancestor of the Gods!

I summon Thee, Creature of Darkness, by the Works of Darkness!

I summon Thee, Creature of Hatred, by the Works of Hatred!

I summon Thee, Creature of the Wastes, by the Rites of the Waste!

I summon Thee, Creature of Pain, by the Words of Pain!

By the Four Square Pillars of Earth that support the Sky,

May they stand fast against Them that desire to harm me!

I evoke Thee from Thy resting-place in the bowels of the Earth!

I summon Thee and Thine ears to hear the Word that is never spoken, except by Thy

Father, the Eldest of All Who Know Age

The Word that Binds and Commands is my Word!

IA! IA! IA! NNGI BANNA BARRA IA!

IARRUGISHGARRAGNARAB!

I conjure Thee, O Ancestor of the Gods!

I summon Thee, Creature of Darkness, by the Works of Darkness!

I summon Thee, Creature of Hatred, by the Works of Hatred!

I summon Thee, Creature of the Wastes, by the Rites of the Waste!

I summon Thee, Creature of Pain, by the Words of Pain!

I summon Thee, and call Thee forth, from Thy Abode in Darkness!

I evoke Thee from Thy resting-place in the Bowels of the Earth!

MAY THE DEAD RISE!

MAY THE DEAD RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!

And this shall be recited only once, and if the God do not appear, do not persist, but

finish the Rite quietly, for it means that It hath been summoned elsewhere, or is engaged

in some Work which it is better not to disturb.

And when thou hast set out bread for the dead to eat, remember to pour honey thereupon,

for it is pleasing to the Goddess Whom No One Worshippeth, Who wanders by night

through the streets amid the howling of the dogs and the wailing of the infants, for in Her

time a great Temple was built unto Her and sacrifices of infants made that She might save

the City from the Enemies who dwelt without. And the Number of infants thus slain is

countless and unknowable. And She did save that City, but it was taken soon thereafter

when the people no more offered up their children. And when the people made to offer

again, at the time of the attack, the Goddess turned her back and fled from her temple,

and it is no more. And the Name of the Goddess is no more known. And She maketh the

infants restless, and to cry, so the reason for the pouring of honey over the sacred bread,

for it is written:

Bread of the Cult of the Dead in its Place I eat

In the Court prepared

Water of the Cult of the Dead in its Place I drink

A Queen am I, Who has become estranged to the Cities

She that comes from the Lowlands in a sunken boat

Am I.

I AM THE VIRGIN GODDESS

HOSTILE TO MY CITY

A STRANGER IN MY STREETS.

MUSIGAMENNA URUMA BUR ME YENSULAMU

GIRME EN!

Oh, Spirit, who understand thee? Who comprehend Thee?

Now, there are Two Incantation to the Ancient Ones set down here, which are well

known to the Sorcerers of the Night, they who make images and burn them by the Moon

and by other Things. And they burn them by the Moon and by other Things. And they

burn unlawful grasses and herbs, and raise tremendous Evils, and their Words are never

written down, it is said. But there are. And they are Prayers of Emptiness and Darkness,

which rob the Spirit.

Hymn To the Ancient Ones

They are lying down, the Great Old Ones.

The bolts are fallen and the fastenings are placed.

The crowds are quiet and the people are quiet.

The Elder Gods of the Land

The Elder Goddesses of the Land

SHAMMASH

SIN

ADAD

ISHTAR

Have gone to sleep in heaven.

They are not pronouncing judgements.

They are no deciding decisions.

Veiled is the Night.

The Temple and the Most Holy Places are quiet and dark.

The Judge of Truth

The Father of the Fatherless

SHAMMASH

Has gone to his chamber.

O Ancient Ones!

Gods of the Night!

AZABUA!

IAK SAKKAK!

KUTULU!

NINNGHIZHIDDA!

O Bright One, GIBIL!

O Warrior, IRRA!

Seven Stars of Seven Powers!

Ever-Shining Star of the North!

SIRIUS!

DRACONIS!

CAPRICORNUS!

Stand by and accept

This sacrifice I offer

May it be acceptable

To the Most Ancient Gods!

IA MASHMASHTI! KAKAMMU SELAH!

Invocation of the 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 KULLAH, I summon thee to mine aid!

In LAAGASH, I summon thee to mine aid!

Rise up, O powers from the Sea below all seas

From the grave beyond all graves

From the Land of TIL

To SHIN

NEBO

ISHTAR

SHAMMASH

NERGAL

MARDUK

ADAR

House of the Water of Life

Pale ENNKIDU

Hear me!

Spirit of the Seas, Remember!

Spirit of the Graves, Remember!

And with these incantations, and with others, the sorcerers and the she-sorcerers call

many things that harm of the life of man. And they fashion images out of wax, and out of

flour and honey, and of all the metals, and burn them or otherwise destroy them, and

chant the civilisations. And they cause plagues, for they summon PAZUZU. And they

cause madness, for they call AZAGTHOTH. And these Spirits come upon the Wind, and

some upon the Earth, crawling. And no oil, no powder, suffices to save a man from this

inquity, save that exorcisms handed down and recited by the able Priest. And they work

by the Moon, and not by the Sun, and by older planets than the Chaldaens were aware.

And in cords, they tie knows, and each is a spell. And if these knots be found, they may

be untied, and the cords burnt, and the spell shall be broken, as it is written:

AND THEIR SORCERIES SHALL BE AS MOLTEN WAX, AND NO

MORE.

And a man may cry out, what have I don't, and my generation that such evil shall befall

me? And it mean nothing, save that a man, being born, is of sadness, for he is of the

Blood of the Ancient Ones, but has the Spirit of the Elder Gods breathed into him. And

his body goes to the Ancient Ones, but his mind is turned towards the Elder Gods, and

this is the War which shall be always fought, unto the last generation of man; for the

World is unnatural. When the Great KUTULU rises up and greets the Stars, then the War

will be over, and the World be One.

Such is the Covenant of the Abominations and the End of this Text.

THE TESTIMONY OF THE MAD ARAB

(The Second Part)

UR! NIPPUR!

ERIDU! KULLAH!

KESH! LAGASH!

SHURUPPAL SELAH!

Day of Living, Rising Sun

Day of Plenty, gracious Sun

Day of Perfect, Grand Delight

Day of Fortune, Brilliant Night

O Shining Day!

O Laughing Day!

O Day of Life, and Love and Luck!

Seven Oldest, Wisest Ones!

Seven Sacred, Learned Ones!

Be my Guardians, polished Swords

Be my Watchful, patient Lords

Protect me from the Rabishu

O Shining, Splendorous APHKALLHU!

What God have I offended? What Goddess? What sacrifice have I failed to make? What

Unknown Evil have I committed, that my going out should be thus accompanied by the

fearful howlings of a hundred wolves?

May the heart of my God return to its place!

May the heart of my Goddess return to its place!

May the God I do not know be quieted toward me!

May the Goddess I do now know he quieted toward me!

May the heart of the Unknown God return to its place for me!

May the heart of the Unknown Goddess return to its place for me!

I have traveled on the Spheres, and the Spheres do not protect me. I have descended into

the Abyss, and the Abyss does not protect me. I have walked to the tops of mountains,

and the mountains do not protect me. I have walked the Seas, and the Seas do not protect

me.

The Lords of the Wind rush about me and are angered. The Lords of the Earth crawl

about my feet and are angered. The Spirits have forgotten me.

My time is shortened, and I must complete as much as I can before I am taken away by

the Voice that ever calls. The Moon's days are numbered upon the earth, and the Sun's

and I know not the meaning of these omens, but that they are. And the oracles are dried

up, and the stars spin in their places. And the heavens look to be uncontrolled, with no

order, and the spheres are crooked and wandering.

And the Sign of Zdaq is floating above my writing table, but I cannot read the runes any

longer, for that Sight is failing me. Is it always in this fashion? And the Sign is failing

me. Is it always in this fashion? And the Sign of Xastur rises up behind me, and of that I

know the meaning, but may not write, for I received the message Elsewhere.

I can hardly speak to recognise my own voice.

The Abyss yawns wide before me! A gate has been broken!

Know that the Seven Spheres must be entered in their times and in their seasons, one at a

time, and never the one before the other. Know that the Four beasts of the Spaces claim

the blood of the initiate, each in their own time and season. Know that TIAMAT seeks

ever to rise to the stars, and when the Upper is united to the Lower, then a new Age will

come of Earth, and the Serpent shall be made whole, and the Waters will be as One, when

on high the heavens had not been named.

Remember to protect the livestock of the village and thy family. The Elder Sign and the

Sign of the Race. But the Watcher, too, if They be slow. And no sacrifices are to be made

in that time, for the blood will be split for them that have come in, and will call them.

Remember to keep to the low ground, and not the high, for the Ancient Ones swing easily

to the tops of the temples and the mountains, whereby they may survey what they had

lost the last time. And sacrifices made on the tops of those temples are lost to Them.

Remember thy life is in running water, and not in still water, for the latter is the breeding

place of the LILITU, and her creatures are the offspring of Them, and do worship at

Their shrines, the places of which are unknown to thee. But where thou seest a standing

stone, there they will be, for such is their altar.

Remember to carve the signs exactly as I have told thee, changing not one mark lest the

amulet prove a curse against thee that wear it. Know that salt absorbs the evil effluvia of

the larvae, and is useful to cleanse the tools with. Do not speak first to the demon, but let

him speak first to thee. And is he speak, charge him to speak clearly, in a soft and

pleasing voice, and in thy tongue, for it will otherwise surely confuse thee and deafen

thee with its roar. And charge it to keep its stench that it may not make thee faint.

Remember not to make the sacrifice either too large or too small, for if it is too small, the

demon will not come or, if coming, will be angered with thee so that it will not speak,

even when charged, for that is the Covenant. And if it be too large, it will grow too large

and too fast and will become difficult to control. And one such demon was raised by that

Priest of Jerusalem, ABDUL BEN-MARTU, and was fed extensively on the sheep of the

flocks of Palestine, whereupon it grew to frightening proportion and eventually devoured

him. But that was madness, for Ben-Martu worshipped the Old Ones, which is unlawful,

as it is written.

Remember that the Essences of the Ancient Ones are in all things, but that the Essences

of the Elder Gods are in all things that live, and this will prove of value to thee when the

time comes.

Remember the ARRA, especially when dealing with Them of Fire, for They respect it,

and no other.

Remember to keep the Moon pure.

Beware of the Cults of Death, and these are the Cult of the Dog, the Cult of the Dragon,

and the Cult of the Goat; for they are worshippers of the Ancient Ones, and forever try to

let Them in, for they have a formulae of which it is unlawful to speak. And these cults are

not strong, save at their seasons, when the heavens open up to them and unto their race.

And there shall forever be War between us and the Race of Draconis, for the Race of

Draconis was ever powerful in ancient times, when the first temples were built in

MAGAN, and they drew down much strength from the stars, but now they are as

Wanderers of the Wastelands, and dwell in caves and in deserts, and in all lonely places

where they have set up stones. And these I have seen, in my journeys through those areas

where the ancient cults once flourished, and where now there is only sadness and

desolation.

And I have seen them in their Rites, and the awful Things they call forth from the Lands

beyond Time. I have seen the Signs carved upon their stones, their altars. I have seen the

Sign of PAZUZU, and ZALED, and those of XASTUR and AZAG-THOTH, and

similarly those of ISHNIGARRAB and the awful Offspring of the Goat, and the terrible

musicks of their Race.

I have seen the Blood split upon the Stone. I have seen that Stone struck with a Sword,

and have seen the Stone raise up and the Serpent crawl forth. And this power is surely

damned; but where does MARDUK tarry? And what of SHAMMASH? The Sleeping

Gods truly Sleep.

And what crime have I committed? What Unknown God have I transgressed? What

forbidden thing have I eaten? What forbidden thing have I drunk? My suffering! It is

Seven! It is Seven times Seven! O Gods! Do not cast thy servant down!

Remember the Scorpion Man who dwells in the Mountains. He was of old created by

TIAMAT to fight the Elder Gods, but was permitted to stay below the Mountains by

Them. But He has deceived us once, and may do so again. But call upon him if there be

something concerning the Outside that you would know, that I have not told thee. And

his sign is simple, and it is thus:

And merely, face the place where he is, and he will come and speak, but do not do this at

Dawn, for then the Sun rises and the Scorpion has no power, not from the Dawn till the

Dusk, during which time he is forced back beneath the Earth, for that is the letter of the

Covenant concerning him, for it is written: He shall not raise his head above the Sun.

And again: His is the dark times.

And again: He knows of the Gate, but not the Gate

And the Scorpion Man has another of his Race, female, that dwells with him there, but of

her it is not lawful to speak, and she must be banished with the exorcisms should she

appear to thee, for her touch is Death.

And of the Cult of the Dragon, what more can I say to thee? They worship when that Star

is highest in the heavens, and is of the Sphere of the IGIGI, as are the Stars of the Dog

and the Goat. And their worshippers have always been with us, though they are not of our

same Race, but of the Race of their Stars, of the Ancient Ones. And they keep not to our

laws, but murder quickly, and without thought. And their blood covers them.

They have summoned the Spirits of War and Plague openly upon our Race, and have

caused great numbers of our people and our animals die, after a most unnatural fashion.

And they are unfeeling towards pain, and fear not the Sword or the Flame, for they are

the authors of all Pain! They are the very creatures of Darkness and Sorrow, yet they

Sorrow not! Remember the smell! They can be told by their smell! And their many

unnatural sciences and arts, which cause wonderous things to happen, but which are

unlawful to our people.

And who is their Master? Of this I do not know, but I have heard them calling ENKI

which is surely a blasphemy, for ENKI is of our Race as it is writ in the Text of

MAGAN. But, perhaps, they called Another, whose Name I do not know. But surely it

was not ENKI.

And I have heard them calling all the Names of the Ancient Ones, proudly, at their Rites.

And I have seen the blood split upon the ground and the mad dancing and the terrible

cries as they yelled upon their Gods to appear and aid them in their mysteries.

And I have seen them turn the very Moon's rays into liquid, the which they poured upon

their stones for a purpose I could not divine.

And I have seen them turn into many strange kinds of beast as they gathered in their

appointed places, the Temples of Offal, whereupon horns grew from heads that had not

horns, and teeth from mouths that had not such teeth, and hands become as the talons of

eagles or the claws of dogs that roam the desert areas, mad and howling, like unto those

who even now call my name outside this room!

I cry laments, but no one hears me! I am overwhelmed with horror! I cannot see! Gods,

do not cast thy servant down!

Remember the Sword of the Watcher. Do not touch It until you want It to depart, for It

will depart at a touch and leave thee unprotected for the remainder of the Rite, and

although a Circle is a boundary which none can cross, thou wilt find thyself unprepared

to meet the incredible sights that will greet thee outside.

Remember also the sacrifices to the Watcher. They must be regular, for the Watcher is of

a different Race and cares not for thy life, save that he obey thy commands when the

sacrifices have been met.

And forgetting the Elder Sign will surely cause thee much grief.

And I have seen a Race of Man that worships a Giant Cow. And they come from

somewhere East, beyond the Mountains. And they are surely worshippers of an Ancient

One, but of its Name I am not certain, and do not write it down, for it is useless to thee

anyway. And in their Rites, they become as cows, and it is disgusting to see. But they are

Evil, and so I warn thee.

And I have seen Rites that can kill a man at a great distance. And Rites that can cause

sickness to a man, wherever he lives, by the use of a simple charm, which must be spoken

in its tongue and in no other, or so it is said. And this charm is as follows:

AZAG galra sagbi mu unna te

NAMTAR galra zibi mu unna te

UTUK XUL gubi mu unna te

ALA XUL gabi mu unna te

GIDIM XUL ibbi mu unna te

GALLA XUL kadbi mu unna te

DINGIR XUL girbi mu unna te

I minabi-ene tashbi aba aba-andibbi-esh!

And this they would chant over a doll of wax as it was burning in their wicked cauldrons.

And in these things they took great delight, and still do where they are to be found at their

shrines of loathsomeness.

And I have seen the lands of farmers ravaged by their evil spells, scorched black by flame

and burning embers that descend from the sky. And that is the Sign that they have been

there, where the earth is black and charred, and where nothing grows.

And when fire comes from the heavens, there wilt surely be panic among the people, and

the Priest must calm them an take this book, of which he must make a copy in his own,

and read the exorcisms therein that his people may not be harmed. For a sword will

appear in the sky at those times, a signal to the Ancient Ones that One of Theirs has

escaped and entered into this World. And it shall be an omen to thee that such a Spirit is

abroad in the land, and must be found. And thou mayest send thy Watcher to the search,

and it will be great destruction of cities, and fire will rain from the spheres, until the Elder

Gods see your plight and will quell the uprising of the Ancient Ones with powerful

Charms. But many will be lost to the Outside at that time.

Watch well the Stars. For when comets are to be seen in the neighbourhood of

CAPRICORNUS, His cults will rejoice and the spells will increase from their quarter.

And when comets are to be seen in DRACONIS, there is a great danger, for the Cults of

the Dragon do rise up at that time, and make many sacrifices, not only of animals, but of

men.

And when comets are to be seen in the neighborhood of the Star SIRIUS, then there will

be great difficulty in the house of kings, and brother will rise up against brother, and there

shall be war and famine. And in these things the worshippers of the Dog will rejoice, and

reap the spoils of these conflicts, and will grow fat.

If thou happenest upon such a Cult in the midst of their Rituals, do but hide well so that

they do not see thee, else they will surely kill thee and make of thee a sacrifice to their

Gods, and thy spirit will be in grave danger, and the howling of the wolves will be for

thee and the spirit which escapes from thee. This, if thou be lucky to die quickly, for

these Cults rejoice in the slow spilling of blood, whereby they derive much power and

strength in their Ceremonies.

Watch well, however, all that they do and all that they say, and write it down in a book

that no one will see, as I have done, for it will serve thee well at some future time when

thou wilt recognize them by their words or by their actions. And thou mayest procure

amulets against them, by which their spells are rendered useless and dull, by burning the

Name of their Gods upon parchment or silk in a cauldron of thine own devising. And thy

Watcher will carry the burnt spell to their altar and deposit it thereupon, and they will be

much afraid and cease their workings for awhile, and their stones will crack and their

Gods be sorely angry with their servants.

Write the book thou keepest well, and clearly, and when it is time for thee to go out, as it

is my time now, it will pass into the hands of those who may have the best use of it, and

who are faithful servants of the Elder Gods, and wilt swear eternal Warfare against the

rebellious demons who would destroy the civilisations of man.

And if thou knowest the names of they who would harm thee, write them upon figures of

wax, made in their image, upon which you will make the Curse and melt them in the

cauldron you have set up within the MANDAL of protection. And the Watcher will carry

the Curse to them for whom it was uttered. And they will die.

And if thou does not know of their names, nor of their persons, save that they seek to

harm thee, make a doll of wax like a man, with his limbs, but with no face. And upon the

face of the doll write the word KASHSHAPTI. Hold the doll over the flaming cauldron

while saying fiercely over it:

ATTI MANNU KASHSHAPTU SHA TUYUB TA ENNI!

and then drop the doll into the flame. From the smoke that rises from this action, you will

see the name of the sorcerer or sorceress written within it. And then you will be able to

send the Watcher to bring the Curse. And that person will die.

Or thou mayest call upon ISHTAR to protect thee from the spells of sorcery. And for this,

the MANDAL must be prepared as always, and a figure of ISHTAR be upon the altar,

and incantations made to summon Her assistance, like the following incantation that is

ancient, from the Priests of UR:

WHO ART THOU, O WITCH, THAT SEEKEST ME?

Thou hast taken the road

Thou hast come after me

Thou hast sought me continually for my destruction

Thou hast continually plotted an evil thing against me

Thou hast encompassed me

Thou hast sought me out

Thou hast gone forth and followed my steps

But I, by the command of the Queen ISHTAR

Am clothed in terror

Am armed in fiercesomeness

Am arrayed with might and the Sword

I make thee tremble

I make thee run afraid

I drive thee out

I spy thee out

I cause thy name to be known among men

I cause they house to be seen amoung men

I cause thy spells to be heard amoung men

I cause thy evil perfumes to be smelt amoung men

I unclothe thy wickedness and evil

And bring your sorceries to naught!

It is not I, but NANAKANISURRA

Mistress of Witches

And the Queen of heaven ISHTAR

Who command thee!

And if these worshippers and sorcerers still come at thee, as it is possible, for their power

comes from the Stars, and who knows the ways of the Stars?, thou must call upon the

Queen of Mysteries, NINDINUGGA, who wilt surely save thee. And thou must make

incantations with her Title, which is NINDINUGGA NIMSHIMSHARGAL

ENLILLARA. And it is enough merely to shout that Name aloud, Seven times, and she

will come to thine aid.

And remember that thou purify thy temple with the branches of cypress and of pine, and

no evil spirit which haunteth buildings will cause habitation to be set up therein, and no

larvae will breed, as they do in many unclean places. The larvae are enormous, twice as

large as a man, but do breed on his excretions, and even, it s said, upon his breath, and

grow to terrible height, and do not leave him until the Priest or some magician cut him off

with the copper dagger, saying the name of ISHTAR seven times seven times, aloud, in a

sharp voice.

The night has now grown silent. The howling of the wolves has grown quiet, and can

scarce be heard. Perhaps it was some other that they sought? Yet, can I tell in my bones

that this is not so? For the XASTUR sign has not left its station behind me, and has

grown larger, casting a shadow over these pages as I write. I have summoned my

Watcher, but It is troubled by some Things and does not respond to me well, as though

afflicted with some disease, and dazed.

My books have lost light, and settle upon their shelves like animals fallen asleep, or dead.

I am sickened by what voices I hear now, as though the voices of my family, left behind

me so many years ago, that is impossible to conceive that they are about. Did I not

understand of their untimely, unnatural death? Can the demons who wait Without take on

so viciously the human voices of my parents? My brother? My sister?

AVAUNT THEE!

That this Book were an amulet, a Seal of Protection! That my ink were the ink of Gods

and not of Men! But I must write hastily, and if thou cannot read nor understand this

writing, perhaps it is sign enough for thee of the strength and power of the demons that

be, in these times and in these places, and is surely a warning to thee to have a care and

not to invoke carelessly, but cautiously, and not, under any circumstances, seek carelessly

to open that Gate to the Outside, for thou can never know the Seasons of Times of the

Ancient Ones, even though thou can tell their Seasons upon the Earth by the rules I have

already instructed thee to compute; for their Times and Seasons Outside run uneven and

strange to our minds, for are they not the Computors of All Time? Did they not set Time

in its Place? It were not enough that the Elder Gods (have mercy on Thy servant!) set the

Wanderers to mark their spaces, for such spaces as existed were the work of the Ancient

Ones. Were no Sun to shine, were SHAMMASH never born, would not the years pass

by, as quickly?

Seek ever to keep the Outside Gate closed and sealed, by the instructions I have given

thee, by the Seals and the Names herein.

Seek ever to hold back the Powers of the Cults of the ancient Worship, that they might

not grow strong on their blood, and on their sacrifice. By their wounds shall ye know

them, and by their smell, for they are not born as men, but in some other fashion; by

some corruption of seed or spirit that has given them other properties than those we are

familiar with. And they like the Dark Places best; for their God is a Worm.

IA! SHADDUYA IA! BARRA! BARRA! IA KANPA! IA KANPA!

ISHNIGARRAB! IA! NNGI IA! IA!

The Stars grow dim in their places, and the Moon pales before me, as though a Veil were

blown across its flame. Dog-faces demons approach the circumference of my sanctuary.

Strange lines appear carved on my door and walls, and the light from the Windows grows

increasing dim.

A wind has risen. The Dark Waters stir. This is the Book of the Servant of the Gods . .

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