posted on Sep, 7 2002 @ 05:44 AM
Tyler, Byrd, your obviously both intelligent people and both your arguements make sense, and, as stipulated, none of us, short of authenticating a
copy of the book itself, can prove its existence either way.
It seems that the Necronomicon is a popular piece of arcane mythology.
however like all good myths, there is probably a vein of truth somwhere in it, if not, then it would not have had such longevity, nor spurred men and
women more qualified than us, to search for it.
It seems obvious to me that wether or not the book itself is real, its zeitgheist has permiated modern arcane lore and that suggests to me that its
myth originates somwhere before crowley, dee or lovecraft.
I feel we should go beyond the "it exists, no it doesn't" argument and start looking at why the myth sustains.
amoungst my other sins I am a published author.
I promise you from the bottom of my heart that no story, character or situation in any of my books is a totally original creation generated by my
They are all composites of existing or observed situations, people and thoughts.
as such, I am sure lovecraft ~got~ the necronomicon from somwhere, wether he saw ithe word mentioned in a dictionary, overheard a conversation in a
bar, or picked up an unrelated book and thought, "hey! wouldn't it be cool if this book was called the ~necronomicon~ sounds wicked!"
If we can look at why Lovecraft chose to create this then maybe we would be closer to understanding what it was, where it came from and ultimately if
it, or some related work, actually existed.
I suggest we try and find references to the book before love craft got a hold of the mythos.