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Necronomicon: Magick and The Matrix
Hollywoodinsiders.net offers impressive Occult Video Library. Michael Wynn produced, “Necronomicon: Magick and The Matrix,” a video about forbidden book, whose purported author was Abdul Alhazred. Alhazred rumored to be mad Arab, who fell under influence of demons older than mankind, Yog-Sothoth and Cthultu, around 700 AD in Arabian desert. “History of the Necronomicon,” a 1927 article by H. P. Lovecraft provides following insights into other worldly claims made in the Necronomicon:
“Original title Al Azif — azif being the word used by Arabs to designate that nocturnal sound (made by insects) supposed to be the howling of demons. Composed by Abdul Alhazred, a mad poet of Sanaá, in Yemen…He visited the ruins of Babylon and the subterranean secrets of Memphis and spent ten years alone in the great southern desert of Arabia — the Roba el Khaliyeh or ‘Empty Space’ of the ancients — and ‘Dahna’ or ‘Crimson’ desert of the modern Arabs, which is held to be inhabited by protective evil spirits and monsters of death. Of this desert many strange and unbelievable marvels are told by those who pretend to have penetrated it.”
“In his last years Alhazred dwelt in Damascus, where theNecronomicon (Al Azif) was written, and of his final death or disappearance (738 A.D.) many terrible and conflicting things are told. He is said by Ebn Khallikan (12th cent. biographer) to have been seized by an invisible monster in broad daylight and devoured horribly before a large number of fright-frozen witnesses. Of his madness many things are told. He claimed to have seen fabulous Irem, or City of Pillars, and to have found beneath the ruins of a certain nameless desert town the shocking annals and secrets of a race older than mankind. He was only an indifferent Moslem, worshipping unknown entities whom he called Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu.”
“In A.D. 950 the Azif , which had gained a considerable tho’ surreptitious circulation amongst the philosophers of the age, was secretly translated into Greek by Theodorus Philetas of Constantinople under the title Necronomicon.”
Jason Colavito provides extensive survey of fable in article, “Inside the Necronomicon,” over Lovecraft’s career and afterwards. Simon Necronomicon controversy is also covered by Colavito. It’s good stuff!
Wynn summarizes video content: “Magick & The Matrix is about Abdul AlHazred’s Necronomicon and the Illuminati’s concealment of the truths it bares. This documentary takes a practical look at black magic and the forces behind it. Then, delves into The Matrix-like world the Necronomicon paints. It discusses the multi-dimensional beings that feed off of us, parallel universes, and explains much Illuminati and Freemasonic imagery.” The present writer found seven spheres, ancient ties to Sumeria and occult hand signs, especially, of interest. Red Ice Radio interviews Wynn. Video represents Demonology 101 at its best!