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The Gates of the Necronomicon

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Every serious student of the occult is familiar with this all-powerful text. Within it lie the secrets of eternity, the forbidden knowledge of the darkunknown.

Every journey into the shadows requires careful, measured steps—a proficient execution of the necessary rituals and spells, and an understanding and appreciation of the history of the world beyond.

The Gates of the Ne
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ebook, 480 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 1997)
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ʍous ƃuıʞ
Sep 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody with a interest in the necronomicon or occult history.

Gates of the Necronomicon is a more detailed look at the stars and astrological events that are necessary in the practice of the rituals and formulae set down in the actual Necronomicon. It is largely centered around the big dipper.... I think this book is necessary to really understand the overall breadth of the necronomicons rituals. you would be poorly equipped to try any of the practices laid down without this information. It also includes time tables in the back to help calculate the dates
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Steve Cran
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What is the best way to shoot a bulls eye? One method is to perfect your aim and shoot your arrow accurately, or you can shoot your arrow and then paint the target around it. Is the Necronomicon real or a hoax? That one is still up in the air. It could well have been written by “The Mad Arab” who studied Middle Eastern Grimoires and compiled the Necronomicon or it could have been written by Simon, who may have studied or read up on Egyptology, Sumeriology, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Native A ...more
Evelyn Eve
From a fictional and creative standpoint, I find books such as this fascinating. I personally don't take them seriously, literally, etc.

Having studied Gnostic myth, modern religions, and those of antiquity in the past myself, I have found the human mind's capacity to create elaborate and often grandiose fantasy rather intriguing. Simon's Necronomicon books tap into religions of antiquity quite a bit, and adds its own twist to them.

Out of all the Simon Necronomicon books, the original is still m
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Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
The work of Simon is largely undervalued on a basis of an assumption of fiction based around Lovecraft's mythos. What is presented here within this text is however the work of a fine occult scholar and demonstrates a deep rationalised argument for the significance of Ursa Major as an initiatory pathway.

A fascinating study which also provides further depth and structure to the rituals of the Simon Necronomicon. Regardless of views on the authenticity of the Necronomicon, the reality is that ritu
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Caitlin
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book to start with if you like the occult and witchcraft.
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“The Mad Arab speaks of the Gates several times in his opening remarks, and then goes on to give quite emphatic instructions as to how the Gate should be opened, and when, and accompanied by what words, diagrams, etc. He also insists that, once having begun the process of going through the Gates, one should not stop along the way but continue straight through until all seven have been passed. The reason is clear: passing through only a few of the Gates is enough to let something Other in.” 0 likes
“A determinist perspective designed to ensure the people’s docile acceptance of the circumstances of their existence: the king, the state, the land?” 0 likes
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