Is the One-Thousand-And-One Moons Described by the Mad Arab Symbolic of Initiation?

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Over the past few weeks we have received several questions from potential initiates of the Necronomicon Tradition, concerning the length of the Gate-Walking initiation and other topic pertaining to such. Our staff thought that it would be good to clarify some aspects of the Tradition that are often misunderstood by newcomers. We will present these as a question and answer discussion. Enjoy.

Is the One-Thousand-And-One Moons described by the Mad Arab symbolic of initiation?

This is a very interesting question often pondered by many who walk this path. In the First Testimony of the Mad Arab we read:

“THIS IS THE TESTIMONY of all that I have seen, and all that I have learned, in those years that I have possessed the Three Seals of MASSHU. I have seen One Thousand-and-One moons, and surely this is enough for the span of a man’s life, though it is said the Prophets lived much longer.”

The term “One Thousand-and-One moons” seems to be a metaphor describing the Mad Arab’s length of years since his/her discovering and initiation into the Necronomicon Tradition. We can determine such based on another passage found in the First Testimony:

“But now, after One Thousand-and-One moons of the journey, the Maskim nip at my heels, the Rabishu pull at my hair,”

From the passage cited we can see that the mad Arab counted his life from the beginning of his journey, from the time he held the Three Seals of Masshu. This means that on a stellar level our “birthday” changes from our date of physical birth to the day of our spiritual renewal when we first call the Watcher. The meaning of On Thousand-and-One moons will help us understand our journey spiritually, not only in the workings found in the Simon Necronomicon, but in life in general. The equation still remains the same.

If we were to calculate the amount of time One Thousand and One moons is in years, we can understand the strength of the Necronomicon tradition itself. There are thirteen moons in one year. 1,001 divided by 13 equals 77. This is one possibility. We will explain more on this later. However, it should be noted in the Supplementary Material To 777, appearing in the Simon Necronomicon’s Introduction, we find that from the Sphere of Kia to Anu, we have 11 spheres. This would mean that it takes seven years to pass each Gate. We will explain this shortly.


Table VII [A.C.]

Table XXV [S.]

0. . . . ANU (TIAMAT)
1. Sphere of the Primum Mobile ENLIL (ABSU)
2. Sphere of the Zodiac or Fixed Stars ENKI; LUMASHI (IGIGI)
3. Sphere of Saturn ADAR
4. Sphere of Jupiter MARDUK
5. Sphere of Mars NERGAL
6. Sphere of the Sun UTU
7. Sphere of Venus INANNA
8. Sphere of Mercury NEBO
9. Sphere of the Moon NANNA
10. Sphere of the Elements KIA

This seems to be the also suggested in the Simon Necronomicon text itself. In the Magan Text, we read about this in this symbolic passage:

“And to invoke her
The Red Water of Life
Need be split on a stone
The stone struck with a sword
That hath slain eleven men”

The other interpretation of the term “One Thousand-and-One moons” is that the term moon may refer to month, which is the case in some ancient writings. In this case, if were to take it that twelve months exist in one year, we would come up with the following calculation; 1,001 divided by 12 equals 84. It should be noted that the planet Uranus takes 84 years to orbit around the Sun once. Uranus remains in a sign for seven years before moving to the next zodiac sign. In either case, whether it is 77 years or 84 years, a change occurs in each seven-year period of the Gate-walker’s life. This is very interesting as the ancient Mesopotamians associated Uranus with Anu, and the Mad Arab calls upon DinGir Anu throughout the text. What does this all mean?

During the Gate-Walking initiation the energy-field of the Practitioner is changed and they become receptive to the same primal energies that were invoked in ancient Mesopotamia.  Life changes. It should be noted that the Gate-Walking initiation is performed in ritual with actual tools and etc. In any event, it is an internal transformation that takes place. Externally, our environment changes based on the energy we radiate. Once initiated, the Practitioner will notice that the Gates of Life, work in seven-year intervals. This means that the new-found initiate will remain in the Gate of Nanna for seven years, even if they have walked and re-walked the Gates of the Necronomicon. That is an internal process. The external process will still take seven years. Simon speaks of such in the Simon Necronomicon’s Introduction:

“Man’s power to alter the nature of his environment must develop simultaneously with his ability to master his inner environment, his own mind his psyche, soul, spirit…. Yet, he must remember that the occult powers that accompany magickal attainment are ornamental only, indications of obstacles overcome on the Path to Perfection, and are not to be sought after in themselves, for therein lies the truth Death.”

In an online article entitled Astrology – Astrology – The Days of the Week and Cycles of Seven by Chris Haycock, we read:

“In astrology all life goes round in cycles of seven. There is a period of seven times seven making up the first half century of an individual’s existence.”

Our initiation into the Necronomicon Current allows us a bit more insight into this process and understand the Gates of years spoken about by the Mad Arab and in astrology a bit clearer. We can begin to navigate through the Gates of Life more effectively after being initiated in the internal process, which imitates the stellar movements and its effect on nature alone. We are truly blessed!



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Warlock Asylum Interviews The Mysterious Aqganon

Will Aqganon, a man of the mysterious, ever reveal his true identity?
Will Aqganon, a man of the mysterious, ever reveal his true identity?

Greetings! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our visitors of Papers in the Attic blog page, your resource for information surrounding the Simon Necronomicon mysteries and practitioners of Sumerian Spirituality today. We deeply appreciate your input and support, and look forward to hearing some of your insights and comments. There are no “big I-s” and “little you-s” here. We are brethren and sistereth of a unique Path. Let us rejoice in the opportunity and sacredness of the fact that we can now experience communion with the same energies of the Old Sumerian Faith. Have a great and productive day. Let those of us who are ignorant of this science, inquire about such, due to our examples while we walk upon this path. Stay blessed.

Usually, about once a week, I visit YouTube and search for recent posts made under the category “Necronomicon.” Fortunately, I got a chance to witness the growth of our Tradition and its many underlying themes. It is good to see others from different countries and etc, express their joy in life since making a personal goal to begin working with the Simon Necronomicon. During this YouTube search, I stumbled across a video entitled

Warlock Asylum: I found your recent video on YouTube very interesting and you touched on some very good points concerning the Simon Necronomicon. Some of our readers, however, may not be too familiar with your work, or person. In view of such, how would you like to introduce yourself?

Aqganon: I am an individual with a close connection to supernatural that is seeking divine knowledge through the occult. It is my goal to grow as a person, but also to teach others what I have learned. My real name is Jonah.

Warlock Asylum: How did you first learn about the Simon Necronomicon and what encouraged you to pursue this controversial field of occult practice a bit more seriously?

Aqganon: I discovered the Necronomicon through the lyrics of a song called “Lord of All Fevers and Plague” by Morbid Angel, which is in reference to Pazuzu as many know. The chorus is:


Knowing they are an occult oriented band, I figured it had to do with a type of invocation, but I was clueless of the language that was being spoken. I did some research online and found that it was in a mysterious book referred to as the Necronomicon. I figured out that the band members used the book and got most of their musical inspiration from it. (Their guitar player, Trey Azagthoth, has been aware of discoveries that you have made in recent years regarding the Necronomicon since the 1980s.) I recall finding the grimoire at a local bookstore and feeling a powerful and raw surge of energy when I first held the book. I knew at that moment that the book was special. After buying and reading it, I started to experience a call much like Abdul Alhazred did.  I would often wake up from a deep sleep and hear multiple voices saying Kingu, Kutulu, Tiamat, and Pazuzu. However, none of it struck any fear in me. It drove me to learn and work with the rituals. Overall, I believe this chain of events occurred because something wanted me to explore the book.

(Aqganon) Manhunter and The Dark Knight (Warlock Asylum) sit in front of the Daily News.
(Aqganon) Manhunter and The Dark Knight (Warlock Asylum) sit in front of the Daily News.

Warlock Asylum: Besides your work with the Simon Necronomicon, are there any other spiritual practices or systems that you find useful in working with on your path?

Aqganon: I work with the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt quite often. It’s quite interesting to compare my experiences with Gods of the Egyptian pantheon to ones concerning the deities of the Sumerian religion. Almost all of the Egyptian Gods that I have worked with come off to me as very elegant and lush. Set, for example, is very reserved but his energy always tells me that he could be doing more important instead of working with a human. He always expects my offerings to be top-notch; he always expects royalty and luxury. I don’t find this as much with Sumerian deities. The vibe I get from many of the spirits is very raw, primal, and hard to contain, which is why the book can be dangerous to individuals who are simply not ready. This applies mostly to the Ancient Ones, but many of the 50 spirits of Marduk have that trait as well. Moving on, I also practice magick often found in more theistic, spiritual branches of Satanism as opposed to the religion of Anton LaVey. I find that creating my own rituals is effective as well. Meditation, lucid dreaming, and psychic exercises have made it easier for me to communicate with energies and spirits.

Warlock Asylum: Practitioners of the “Necronomicon” are not always public about their work. It is getting a bit easier to speak about such subject, though it is something that is shunned by many. What inspired you to do a video on this topic?

Aqganon: I actually made the video as a follow-up to the video that preceded it. I play a game called Adventure Quest, and I put together a story about my character transforming into Pazuzu. Long story short, some people had no idea who Pazuzu and the Ancient Ones are and what the Necronomicon is. I decided to make a video to give the background information but I also did because I find a lot of enjoyment in talking about the Necronomicon. I’m constantly studying the book and looking in between the lines for deeper meanings and messages. I’ve encountered my fair share of people who oppose and condemn occult practices. It’s usually Christians…but I can’t blame them. A lot of Christians are raised with the idea of the occult and other religions being “evil”, so I’m instantly branded as a heretic. I don’t find the path of the occultist to be evil. To me, the way Christianity controls people is evil. But Christians are against evil. So there’s all of this pointless confusion. It isn’t really worthy of my attention, so I ignore it. My beliefs have been beneficial, so anything that those individuals say is meaningless to me.

Warlock Asylum: What topics should the subscribers of your YouTube channel expect to see discussed in the near future?

Aqganon: I’m going to begin a video series that will consist of me going over my interpretations of passages in the book, hidden messages, and more. I’ll eventually branch off into other grimoires and occult books and discuss them, too. I’ll definitely discuss the Book of Ceremonial Magic and Grimorium Verum.

Warlock Asylum: What advice would you give to anyone interested in occult study and the Simon Necronomicon?

Aqganon: The occult and the Necronomicon should be taken seriously. It isn’t something to joke about, really. Walking the path of an occultist is no simple task and lightly working with magick without legitimate intent can be dangerous.

Warlock Asylum: Are there any experiences in particular that you would like to share in regards to your workings that really helped you to see the reality behind the tome?

Aqganon: I can definitely share an experience. This happened quite a while ago, but I still find it very profound. I did the Hymn to the Ancient Ones followed by the Invocation of the Powers of the Urilia Text under deep meditation. I could feel a tingling sensation flowing into my 3rd Eye, then that sensation was flowing throughout my whole body. I stayed in front of my altar until the energy began to fade away. For the next few days, I had established deep connection with animals. I was able to send and receive visions from my cats in particular. I have had more intense results, but I’d rather keep those stories to myself.

Warlock Asylum: How has your life changed since entering the realm of occult studies? In what ways has your pursuit been beneficial? What downfalls have you experienced in your work?

Aqganon: I’d say that the occult has made my life better. Entering different levels of consciousness and planes of existence has given me knowledge that very few people have, which is the knowledge of the unseen. The most important thing I have learned is that I am in control of my own universe because I am an active, living God.

Warlock Asylum: Papers in the Attic staff would like to wish you all the best in your endeavors. What final thoughts would you like to share with our subscribers?

Aqganon: Thank you very much! Hmm, last thoughts? To all: hold the Necronomicon close to your heart. It can make the impossible happen. May the Gods be with all of you!

Thank you very much brother Aqganon, we appreciat the time you have taken to sit down and answer a few quesions. We s


Speaking Out Part 1: The Ancient Ones and The Necronomicon Background Info by Aqganon

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Speaking Out is a new series our staff is putting together that focuses on the growing awareness and public expression of those who are embracing the Simon Necronomicon and its mystical practices. Many are exploring the text and verifying the energy and power behind it. here is a video I stumbled upon earlier this week. it was published by Aqganon on July 24th, 2013.

Different than some, we here at Papers in the Attic seek to enjoy the experiences of others engaged in this work, whether they exist within our outside of our Tradition. If this current is different from Xianity, let us prove such by the unity and freedom of expression that we respect and enjoy between ourselves, instead of the divided cult tactics, backstabbing, and the divisions that we see in the Christian world. It is with this in mind that we are happy to see people like Aqganon step forward. Enjoy!

Featured The Ishtar Gate of the Simon Necronomicon

Discovering The True Origins of The Ishtar Gate Symbol

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We recently discovered something quite interesting that many of you may want to keep in your notes, as it pertains to the origin of the Ishtar Gate .  Below is the Ishtar Gate symbol found in the Simon Necronomicon:

The Ishtar Gate of the Simon Necronomicon
The Ishtar Gate of the Simon Necronomicon

The Ishtar Gate symbol appearing in the Simon Necronomicon compares greatly to an illustration by Jean D’Espagnet, which was designed in 1651. D’Espagnet connected spacial and temporal elements in his diagram by assigning the classical heavenly symbols to the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

In 1651 Jean D'Espagnet proposed a square arrangement of planets and zodiacal signs, depicted in the illustration.
In 1651 Jean D’Espagnet proposed a square arrangement of planets and zodiacal signs, depicted in the illustration.

Readers who would like to learn more about the research of Jean D’Espagnet and the origins of such illustrations are advised to visit the Color System website. Have a blessed day!