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Asaru: The Ethnic Identity Behind The Necronomicon Tradition

Greetings!

I would like to welcome everyone to the Simon Necronomicon Gate-Walker’s Page. If this is your first time here, I suggest that you view some of our previous articles in order to gain a better understanding of our current discussion.

Over the past few weeks we have received quite a few emails about the Asaru culture and nationality. Some have wondered why Gate-Walker’s regardless of their physical archetype to describe their ethnicity as Asaru, sometimes spelled Aseru. Well first let us look at how this term is used in the Simon Necronomicon. In the Book of Calling we read:

“This is the Book of ASARU, the Eye on the Throne.”

Later in the Fifty Names of Marduk, we read:

“The Tenth Name is ASARU ..This Power has knowledge of all plants and trees, and can make marvellous fruits to grow in the desert places, and no land is a waste to him. He is truly the Protector of the Bounty. “

Many Gate-Walkers are familiar with the above cited passages, respectively, but the term Asaru is also mentioned in the Ia Adu En I:

“EKHI ASARU”

Some Initiates of the Necronomicon Tradition are unaware of the meaning of the term “ekhi.” In the Encyclopedia of Religions by John Forlong gives us a clear definition of this term on page 55:

The Akkadian word Ekhi is rendered Ummu, ” mother,” in Assyrian.”

I was able to find more references to support the meaning of this term as mother. This term, ekhi, and its Assyrian equivalent, Ummu, is common tile used to describe an aspect of Tiamat that is rarely discussed, which is none other than Lamashtu. Sir E. A. Wallis Budge sheds some light on this topic in his work Babylonian Life and History, page 64:

“For a time Tiamat was dismayed at the death of Apsu, but she recovered, and her anger against the gods increased. She called to her help the female devil Ummu-Khubur, who at once spawned a brood of monster devils and put them at her disposal.”

We can determine that Ummu-Khubur, or Hubur, is symbolic of Lamashtu based on the writings of Barbara G. Walker in a Wmonen’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets  page 527, we read:

“Lamia was probably a variant of Babylonian Lamashtu, “Mother of Gods” worshipped at Der as a serpent with a woman’s head.”

The history of Lamashtu is covered in great detail in the Atlantean Necronomicon, but for now we can see that she prominently worshipped as the mother of the gods’ with Tiamat being the ultimate realm in and aspect that the primordial gods came from, a black hole. It is with this understanding that we can now state that the term, “ekhi asaru” is relevant to an aspect of the primordial deep, and in one of the passages cited earlier, Asaru is defined as the ‘eye on the throne.’ This is a reference to the events that transpired when DinGir Ishtar was resurrected, as mentioned in the Magan Text:

“With giant wings…And scales like serpents..The two elementals flew to that Gate..Invisible..NINNGHIZHIDDA saw them not..Invisible..They passes the Seven Watchers
With haste they entered the Palace of Death..And they beheld several terrible sights.
The demons of all the Abyss lay there..Dead but Dreaming, they clung to the walls
Of the House of Death..Faceless and terrible..The ANNUNAKI stared out
Blind and Mad AZAG-THOTH reared up..The
Eye on the Throne opened..The Dark Waters stirred
The Gates of Lapis Lazuli glistened..In the darkness..Unseen Monsters
Spawned at the Dawn of Ages..Spawned in the Battle of MARDUK and TIAMAT
Spawned in HUBUR..With the Sign of HUBUR..Lead by KINGU . . .”

In the passage cited above, “The Eye on the Throne” was closed until DinGir Enki sent two elementals to revive DinGir Ishtar from death. It was at this time that the “eye” opened. Later, when DinGir Ishtar was revived and was leaving the Underworld we read:

“Upon the corpse…Hung from a stake..They directed the Spirit of Life..INANNA AROSE.
The Dark Waters trembled and roiled.,,,AZAG-THOTH screamed upon his throne..CUTHALU lurched forth from his sleep..ISHNIGARRAB fled the Palace of Death..IAK SAKKAK trembled in fear and hate
The ANNUNNAKI fled their thrones..The
Eye upon the Throne took flight
ERESHKIGAL roared and summoned NAMMTAR..The Magician NAMMRAR she called..But not for pursuit..But for protection…INANNA ascended from the Underworld.”

This passage indicates that as DinGir Inanna arose, the eye was also able to ascend. It is with this understanding that we can say that Dingir Inanna became a divine being.  This is symbolic of the Initiate’s level when they become merged with the Watcher as one being. Notice what is mentioned by the Mad Arab:

“And sometimes the Watcher appears as a Man in A long Robe, shaven, with eyes that never lose their stare.”

One this mystical eye open up, we become as those who “can see, watch, and stare.” We become forever enlightened. This is what the original term “Asaru” meant.  This is the focus of initiation into the Necronomicon Tradition, the Sacred Marriage between our physical body with the Watcher. This is the true Jinn. Let us compare what by the Mad Arab in the Book of Entrance:

“Seventh, thou must needs arrive back at the centre of the Gate, before thine altar, at which time thou must fall to the ground, looking neither to the right at what may be moving there, for these Operations attract many kinds of wandering demon and ghost to the Gates,”

Now let us compare this with what is written about DinGir Inanna’s ascent:

“And the Demons rose..And the Spirits of the Dead…And went with her out of the Gates
..Walking in front and behind..They went with ISHTAR from the Gate of GANZIR..Out of the Netherworld they accompanied her”

When the “eye” ascends we never lose our stare. We are the Watcher. We are Asaru. There is also a historical legacy of the people of Asaru. John Punnet Peters in Early Hebrew Story mentions the following:

“In the records of Set I, and Ramses II, of their expeditions into Palestine and Syria and their contests with the Hittites, we find mention of a once somewhat important state called Aseru, or Asaru, occupying apparently the western part of Galilee..”

It would be wise then to look at the records of Seti’s expedition into Palestine to find out more about Asaru. In The Victories of Seti I Recorded in the Great Temple at Karnak translated by by E. L. Lushington, we find the following:

“I give thee all lands under thy dread, the barbarians bowed down at thy roarings.” Between Amen and Mut, “The great mother, lady of Aseru, lady of heaven, mistress of all gods, the giver of all life as Ra,” and “Chonsu m Uas Neferhotep, great god, lord of heaven.” Between the two rows of prisoners, “Chiefs of lands knowing not Egypt, brought as live captives by His Majesty.”

It almost sounds as if the Land of Asaru was the Land of Ishtar:

“The great mother, lady of Aseru, lady of heaven, mistress of all gods, the giver of all life as Ra,”

The Mad Arab wrote of Ishtar:

“Bright One of the Heavens, wise ISHTAR..Mistress of the Gods, whose “yes” is truly “yes”…Proud One among the Gods, whose command is supreme..Mistress of Heaven and of Earth, who rules in all places”

Many scholars align Asaru with the Biblical tribe of Asher, but it seems more probable that these people assimilated with Israel. This website provides the following insight:

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc06/htm/iii.i.htm

“The monuments of Seti I., Rameses II. and IV., and Meneptah contain references which are thought by the advanced school to bear on pre-Mosaic history. That the Aperiu (cf. Heb. ‘Ibhri, “Hebrew” and the Habiri, of the Amarna Tablets, q.v.) were Hebrews is not yet assured, though it is possible. Seti I. and Rameaes II. speak of an Aseru or Asaru in western Galilee in the region assigned to the tribe Asher in the Hebrew records (Judges v. 17, cf. i. 32). Of this alternative explanations are given: the Asherites were a Canaanitic tribe absorbed later into the Hebrew confederation (which would go with the assumed eponymous derivation of the name and with the Biblical account of descent from a concubine) or the Hebrews who settled in the region took the name of the country (W. M. Mller, ut sup. pp. 236-239).”

While the world of the uninitiated debate the history of the Asaru, we know personally that they are alive and coming into being once again.

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Written by Warlock Asylum

November 1, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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  1. Awesome post, Brother! I never dreamed there was that much historical evidence.

    Ben Nixx 'Al-Aswad

    November 2, 2010 at 1:25 am

  2. Thanks it amazing how this information comes through at the right time

    warlockasylum

    November 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm


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