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I think that's the biggest mystery about it is, "Why does this one non-book affect so many people the way it does?"
originally posted by: ancientpast
reply to post by Xoanon
I would like to share an experience regarding this since you are looking for anecdotal evidence...
I found the Simon Necronomicon as a young man, interested in the occult sciences.
I had planned on doing some of the rituals, but couldn't figure out what the heck ouroboros was.
Now I had spent a few days reading this book and it was giving me a very strong 'deja-vu' kind of feeling.
So I awake in the middle of the night from my sleep to find a very tall black humanoid standing in my doorway looking at me.
It was kind of skinny looking, but extremely ripped/muscular, its eyes were pure blackness...
The next thing I know I am spinning around in circles with it inside my head, I felt that it was trying to possess me.
At this point all my fear turned to anger and I cast it out, back to the hell from which it spawned.
I woke up, very very shaken, and started drawing crosses all over the place (which was extremely odd since I wasn't a christian).
I was a little scared of the dark after this, but it didn't last.
Whether the book is 'real' or imagined doesn't matter so much. I never believed some intradimensional being would come visit me, let alone try to possess me. I was careful in reading the book though, that I never spoke aloud any of the words, and was careful to try not utter any of them inside my head when reading.
I wouldn't say this ruined my life, or that demons have haunted me ever since, I'm simply more aware of them and how they interact with humanity on a world-scale as a result of my experiences (including those not discussed here). I think demons (or intradimensional beings) have always been around feeding off of us, but in my opinion this book can bring it out into the open instead of having it hiding behind the scenes and it may attract worse beings into your life or more of them....didn't call him the mad arab for no reason
And thanks to whomever shared the Marilyn Manson vid, it was an interesting story.
In "The Dreams in the Witch House" (1933), Nyarlathotep appears to Walter Gilman and witch Keziah Mason (who has made a pact with the entity) in the form of "the 'Black Man' of the witch-cult," a black-skinned avatar of the Devil described by witch hunters.
Then he meets a man named Aubrey. Angell refuses to believe what Aubrey wants: to find The Necronomicon, the very thing causing the loss of his family’s academic reputation.
Before he knows it, Angell’s on his way on a black-ops mission, not only to find the book but to prevent it from being used to resurrect the dead god who lies dreaming. The things Angell previously witnessed are mere daydreams compared to what he’s about to discover, and he no longer has the option of refusing to believe any of it.
“‘The Necronomicon was a joke, a running literary gag . . . an invention . . . He knew these people weren’t lying, but they couldn’t be telling the truth . . . Lovecraft saw it coming . . . his stories weren’t fantasies . . . they were predictions.’”
In his search for the Necronomicon, Gregory Angell will discover the thread of truth running through the lives of everyone coming into contact with the dark tome:
“‘There are sacraments of good as well as evil . . . This is the worship of Death, and worse. There is no God . . . there is no devil . . . there is only us and them!’”