Friday, January 28, 2011

The Necronomicon by Aleister Crowley






Dedication On the One Hundredth anniversary of the Nativity of the Poet ALEISTER CROWLEY 1875-1975 Ad Meiomrum Cthulhi Gloriam. THE PRESENT MANUSCRIPT was delivered into the hands of the Editor by a priest who had managed to get ordained through uncanonical methods which have been entertainingly described in the several books and articles on the ecclesiastic phenomenon, the "wandering bishops". Just such an "unorthodox" prelate was Fr. Montague Summers, who wrote numerous books on demonology, witchcraft, and the like. Suffice it to say, we were rather doubtful as to the authenticity of the work before us. In the first place, it was in Greek and for quite awhile it was difficult to ascertain what it might actually be, save for the title NECRONOMICON and the many weird drawings. In the second place, after translation, we found several internal inconsistencies and some evidence that would suggest we did not possess the entire Work. There may still be some missing or the irregular monastic might have withheld certain of the chapters. As the chapters are not numbered, it is too difficult to day.

















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  1. Why is this being billed as a work by Aleister Crowley when it is not? Don't you think that's a bit dishonest?

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