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You have become
What you have always been
Life figuring out
No words we can speak
our paths have been chosen
But all the trails that we trek
Should lead us back to here
Girra, burn the warlock and the witch!
Girra, fry the warlock and the witch!
Girra, incinerate them!
Girra, fry them!
Girra, get them!
Girra, devour away!
Girra, take them away!
"His winnowing fork is in his
hand, and he will thoroughly
cleanse his threshing floor. He
will gather his wheat into the
barn, but the chaff he will
burn up with unquenchable fire."
reply to post by boymonkey74
So most of them lost their minds and killed themselves? BS, I went through a fad of trying it all like many people have and none of my coven killed themselves due to the book.
You do realize I was referring to books that anyone can get at the local library? Books of knowledge of academic studies and such? To a nomadic tribe having this kind of knowledge can be very powerful, but also can be very burdensome. So the easiest way to keep the books is to bury them in the sand, then if anyone needs to reference them they can just go out to the place where they are kept and review of source. Just like what we do at our public libraries.
The books themselves do indeed contain power, but it is the power of knowledge and not the power of the occult.
I would avoid books like this myself, you don't know for certain where the author got this information from, it very well could come from a fallen angel/ demonic source.
Satan's first half truth lie which is still used today in different ways, "This fruit will give you knowledge, and you will not die if you eat it." Adam and Eve were mean to be immortal, that act removed that, and they did get some knowledge, but it wasn't as great as promised.
You will be like God and have knowledge like God. No you won't through Satan's ways, but you will have wisdom and eternal life through Jesus the co-creator of the universe.
Ask the Vatican I assure you they have manuscripts, tomes, grimoires, codices that contain most all lost knowledge.
And any time they come across it they hide it up or if it is known it is Destroyed! The Dresden Codex is prime example, there are other Mayan codices but most were burned because they didn't want the knowledge to go back into the hands of the priests or people once they were converted to Christianity.
And you do have to wonder if the stories have been distorted through time.
In "The Gates" Simon goes to great lengths to present a holistic "world mythology" which unites Babylon, to Egypt, India, China, and even the Aztecs in Mesoamerica.
~ Wandering Scribe
wide, says the necronomicon is real.
I've never asked further than that. I wamt d to know if you could actually use the gods therein, and she said yes. They have absolute magickal merit. It's not fiction.
I have found however, modern printings have misprints in the summoning words for some of the gods.
It is perhaps even more interesting to note what Simon didn't use from the Maqlu Series than what he used. The Maqlu Series includes a marathon ritual of astral travel or "star magick" in which the ritualist travels into the heavens, where he identifies with, or transforms into, a star in the night sky. Like all the rituals in the Maqlu, its purpose was to protect against - or destroy - evil sorcerers. The ceremony took place at the end of the month of Abu , when spirits move freely between the underworld and this world, and the living and the dead interact. It was a time when judgments could be brought against evil sorcerers by heavenly and chthonic deities alike. The exorcist, or incantation priest (ashipu), would lead the ritualist in a kind of guided pathworking in which he would travel to the heavens in the form of a star to ask the Gods of the night and the Gods of the sky for assistance . Simon ignored this when he devised his "Gate Walking" initiation, preferring to concoct a series of rituals based on Western Ceremonial magick that is totally alien to Mesopotamian magick and cosmology .
Dig deeper, Mr. Clore! Because Beckford wrote of 'Derviches' and 'Faquirs' does not mean there is no such thing as dervishes and fakirs... Remember that Beckford had one of the finest libraries in England at the time and was a keen collector of books on Oriental magic -- believe it or not he incorporated a thing or two into Vathek. The man was not ignorant about language and magic and was certainly not the barmy tower buidling eccentric most people dismiss him as.
I believe that if you consult Esmond Donnelly's journals (published in the 70s by Gerard Sorme) you'll find a genuine late 18th century reference to Al-Azif in which Donnelly remarks about the strange fascination 'those damaged, bastardised passages of Gebir's Al-Asif' held with Beckford.
reply to post by Kantzveldt
I thought that version was a reimagining of the one first mentioned by H P Lovecraft-he mentions it and its author,the mad arab,a few times in his stories.
Was there an actual real one dating back centuries?-I really thought it was a creation of Lovecraft's.