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The Simon Necronomicon - Dark Magick Grimoire

Updated on June 3, 2012

The Book of Dead Names

The word Necronomicon means "Book of Dead Names" and was used as a plot device in several horror stories written by fiction author H.P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) Lovecraft himself denied the actual existence of a real life Necronomicon, stating that he had simply made it up. In 1977 we see a book calling itself the Necronomicon being published. This has become a very popular book, being found in most large bookstores in the Avon paperback edition to this day. This 1997 book has become known to us as the Simon Necronomicon, as the editor(s) went by the pseudonym Simon. This lens is intended to explore the whole phenomenon that is the Simon Necronomicon. Check back occasionally as this is an ongoing project and new additions will be made here and there.

The Mad Arab

"This is the testimony of all that I have seen, and all that I have learned....For this is the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Black Earth, that I have writ down at the peril of my life."

The Necronomicon - The "Simon" Version

The Necronomicon
The Necronomicon

The most popular grimoire calling itself the "Necronomicon." The author is purported to be Abdul Alhazred, aka the "Mad Arab" and it is edited by "Simon." It is been claimed that Simon is actually a group of people, however the only individual that has openly admitted participation is author Peter Levenda.

 

The Descent of Ishtar - Featured Video

Jeremy Crow tells the old Babylonian myth of Ishtar's descent into the underworld in his own words. This is one of the stories that is also retold and elaborated upon in the Simon Necronomicon in ritual dramatic form.

Necronomicon Related Books by "Simon"

If you would like to make a more in depth study of the Necronomicon edited by Simon, these other related books by the same editor(s) may be of great value.

Necronomicon: 31st Anniversary Edition
Necronomicon: 31st Anniversary Edition

Beautiful hardcover edition of this enigmatic magickal grimoire.

 
Necronomicon Spellbook
Necronomicon Spellbook

The 50 name of Marduk and how to summon each aspect of this Jupiterian god of Babylon for profit and pleasure.

 
The Gates of the Necronomicon
The Gates of the Necronomicon

The Planetary Spheres of the Simon Necronomicon and how to travel to the various heavens through arcane "Gates."

 
Dead Names: The Dark History of the Necronomicon
Dead Names: The Dark History of the Necronomicon

Simon goes into detail regarding how the Greek manuscript of this dark magickal guide came into their hands and what happened with it afterwards. The official history of the grimoire by Simon.

 

Is the Simon Necronomicon a Valid Grimoire? - Visitor Poll

There is a lot of talk regarding whether the Simon Necronomicon (or any other Necromonicon, for that matter) regarding whether it was genuine or if it was something fabricated by people inspired by the horror fiction of author H.P. Lovecraft. Regardless of whether it was written before or after H.P. Lovecraft started describing it in his stories, the question remains:

Is the Simon Necronomicon actually useful to sincere occult practitioners?

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Dark History of the Necronomicon - Tracy Twyman interviews Peter Levenda

This sequence of YouTube videos presents a very interesting interview with Peter Levenda on how the Necronomicon was obtained and how it came into print. He also fields questions about the identify of Simon. If you are interested in the official history of the Simon Necronomicon, this interview is definitely something you're going to want to check out. To find out more about occult researcher Tracy Twyman, visit her site: QuintessentialPublications.com/Twyman/

The Unexplainable Couplet of Abdul Alhazred

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.

The Necronomicon in Lovecraft's Stories - Read These Lovecraft Stories Online

The following is a chronological list of horror stories written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft that make reference to the Necronomicon. Each of these links will bring you to the online text of the story if you are interested in reading it. These stories are all in Public Domain and are available free online for your enjoyment.

Unholy Alliance - by Peter Levenda

Peter Levenda is the only person who has come out publicly to say that he was involved with the publication of the Simon Necronomicon. While he denies allegations that he alone is "Simon", he has indicated that "Simon" is actually a group of individuals.

Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult
Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult

"Unholy Alliance explores the disturbing area of unreal-estate where Nazism and Occultism meet. Not only does Levenda discuss the occult roots of Nazism, as some other books have done, but he does actual investigative journalism into contemporary outposts of Nazism. One tense account of his visit to a South American Nazi compound opens the book. Most likely of interest to those reading this Lens, Levenda also discusses the Fascist elements that could be found within the Temple of Set (ToS) at various times and even the magickal working the head of that organization performed in an old SS meeting chamber in Germany. This book is an excellent read and I highly recommend it to anyone who is curious about the subject." - Jeremy Crow

 

Politics and Religion - Sinister Forces series by Peter Levenda

If you are interested in checking out other books by author Peter Levenda, check out his Sinister Forces series. These books all deal with the interaction of politics and religion as well as getting into some of the more mystical, esoteric and occult elements.

Jeremy Crow
Jeremy Crow

Jeremy Crow

Left Hand Path Occultist and Luciferian Community Organizer

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In addition, I want you to know that I do intuitive readings professionally. I learned a traditional family method of doing Tea Leaf readings from my Ojibway father when I was only 8 years old. At the age of 17, I took up the life-long study of occultism, including the art of reading the Tarot. I am currently 34 years old and continue to pursue my studies with great passion.

Kind Regards,

Jeremy Crow

Many of H.P. Lovecraft's characters keep a diary of their descent into insanity caused by exposure to disturbing truths. How has being exposed to the Necronomicon of Simon affected you? How about the stories of Lovecraft? Do you have any interesting tales of your own weird encounters? Please share them here! Also, let me know what you think of this webpage/lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I believe the Simon Necronomicon has to deal with opening the chakras and raising the Kundalini, thus opening and empowering your soul for magickal powers and such. You invoke/evoke the Elder Ones, whom are actually Demons. The Invocations of the Seven Gates opens your seven chakras located on your spine. The Conjuration of the Fire God is what actually raises the Kundalini. Kundalini is a god thing. I believe the Simon Necronomicon is a book that combines all the other Necronomicons into one, making it real. I've read out of the Simon Necronomicon during a ritual with 2 white candles, first reading in the order of the Seven Gates, then proceeding to the Conjuration of the Fire God. Ever since I did so, I've had fantastic results. I'm a spiritual Satanist and I used this book. It's made my powers amplified and I've been communicating with the Demons I invoked. The only real Necronomicon is the one by Simon.