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The Mad Arab states the following in his First Testimony:
“Remember always to copy each of the formulae as I have put it down, and not to change it by one line or dot, not so much as a hair’s breadth, lest it be rendered valueless,”
This is a very valuable spiritual exercise and essential for initiation. For some strange reason many people in the West have been deceived into thinking that meditation means emptying the mind, and this is far from the Eastern practice of meditation.
The purpose of meditation is to increase and strengthen our will, as well as, to be able to focus on one thought and thereby increase our awareness of our inner world and its relationship to the outer world. Writing over a copy of the Simon Necronomicon is therefore an Eastern concept. This is where critics of the Simon Necronomicon fall short. Most critics of the Simon Necronomicon draw comparisons between Western magical systems and the SN. However, when the Initiate compares the practices of the SN with, let’s say, IFA, Shinto, Santeria, and etc, there are striking similarities. i will soon illustrate these in an upcoming post.
While the Initiate makes his own copy of the Simon Necronomicon, they are actually engaged in meditation. See, the idea of meditation is to practice an activity and how well you can focus on the activity in practice reveals a lot about your character and the areas of life that you need to work on. For example, when the Initiate begins to write the SN in his/her own hand, some distractions may come to mind and may cause the Candidate to retire from the exercise. This is also part of the exercise. For what prevents us from continuing the exercise is also what is distracting us from achieving many of our life’s goals. It reveals an area of life that we my need to bring some resolve to.
Another misconception about this form of meditation is that some Initiates believe that they have to schedule time for the exercise. Schedule time for a meditation of this sort actually defeats the intent of the work. The best time to practice any mystical work is when the mind is worrying. Worrying causes a leakage in vital energy and engaging in this form of meditation at this time, we learn how to take what is unuseful and make it useful. In other words part of necromancy is learning how to bring the dead back to life. This also teaches us how to replace unwanted habits with more useful ones. I look forward to hearing progress in this area. Stay blessed