Originally posted by half_minded
It goes like this. You take a Quran and in the middle of the night (because of less distraction and quiteness) go somwhere isolated where no one would
disturb you. Make a circle (with anything.....like a circle with ur fingers in the sand for example). Sit in the center of the circle and recite the
Quran. You have to do this everyday for 40 nights. On the 40th night if you succeed then you will be given possession of Jinns (Genies). You can then
command these jinns to do stuff for u. But theres a catch. When you recite the Quran you will see strange and scary creatures outside the circle. You
have to continue reading the Quran without getting scared of the creatures. Every night the creatures get scarier and scarier. In fact they are so
scary looking that you can not actually imagine them. Forget the monsters shown in hollywood movies.
Well as someone who actually summons stuff, I'll throw in my two cents.
Basically what you are describing does sound like an actual practice. But I'll bet some big money that is vastly oversimplified. It sounds like the
way someone would explain the process to an "outsider." It's like when your auto mechanic tells you that you need a valve job that is all he talks
about, he doesn't go into details about what is being done.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
This reminds me of Aleister Crowley alledged foray into the desert and of the summoning of goetia demons...
He did trek into the desert, but he was "summoning" Enochian Angels, not Geotic demons. (Well not until he got to Choronzon.)
Originally posted by Mezzanine
Im almost positive that this isnt in the Qur'an, or even practiced in Islam at all, but rather found in a fictionalized version of the Necronomicon.
If anyone has evidence that I am wrong, please post, and I will gladly eat my words.
Islam is a Abrahamic religion, and like all Abrahamic religion the source for being able to summon "demons" or more correctly Jinn in this case is
the same, King Solomon. The problem is there is very little in English about Islamic magic.. and from all reports that is not much in Arabic either.
The Sufi who are the Islamic version of the Christian Gnostics (well almost) and known to prefer word of mouth teachings (So much so that they make
their text hard to understand so the master is needed to pass on the information to his student)
Just like mainstream Judaism and Christianity, mainstream Islam also in many cases does not approve of these orders (Mostly they are criticized as
being non Islamic).
Directions on how they did it are available in a fictionalized form, For example in a groups of stories that have been handed down by word of mouth
for ages, I'm sure you have heard of the The Book of One Thousand and One Nights?
Take a look at the story of Aladdin's lamp... You have some Jinn impressed in a brass lamp, now look at the story of King Solomon what did he do? He
stored the demons he caught in a brass vessel. In other stories in 1001 nights you will find the use of magical circles, and many other indications of
Yes this is all circumstantial evidence, but the same thing has happened in western magick and I see no reason why it could not happen in this
Saved for last because I cant find it, but I have run across a website of a group that practices Islamic derived magic, but that was several years ago
and I can't find it now.
However, I do remember reading about something very similiar to what the Original Poster discussed in Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred. This
book is fictional and written by Donald Tyson.
In the meantime, it is important to remember that the Necronomicon is a fictional book. I have studied HP Lovecraft for going on three years now, and
I can tell you without a doubt that the Necronomicon has never existed as a real book of forbidden knowledge, only as a tribute from various authors
OK I'm gona get picky here. Yes Tyson's book is fictional.. it's a novel.
But the Necronomicon is not a fictional book. The book and it's system are real, but it's history is fictional, it's not some old grimoire written
my a mad Arab, it is a new grimoire written in the 70's by a guy in NY. And of course your gona find similar things in it, this stuff is the basics
of magick and you will find similar stuff everywhere.