“Gnosis” means “knowing”. The knowledge about the Necronomicon is not based on any historical or mythological tradition but on dreams, visions, vague impressions, and subtle transmissions from the Beyond, which reach sensitive individuals and those who seek to receive them. The authenticity of Necronomicon as a concrete book has never been proved and its worth as a magical system was often questioned. However, if we consider it as a collection of knowledge about the forces from outside the world of creation, dimensions in-between the planes known to humans, the practical work with them acquires a new sense.
This book is based on a very wide literary tradition of the Cthulhu Mythos and diverse aspects of the Lovecraftian magic. The author, who has explored the Necronomicon magic for many years, introduces the reader into this dark and mysterious world: the realm of the Great Old Ones where the forgotten gods lie dead but dreaming and await their return. The book presents basic magical concepts and techniques of their practical use in the context of the Necronomicon gnosis: pacts and ceremonies, astral journeys, dream magic, scrying and traveling through gateways to interstellar dimensions, evocations, invocations, sex magic, shapeshifting, necromancy, etc.
These techniques allow for a shift of consciousness in which we are able to experience the nature of the Lovecraftian gods which is normally completely alien to our perception. These forces represent human potentiality – what we may become if we manage to transgress beyond the world of creation which is the prison of our minds. Then we will be able to become like the Great Old Ones – entities of unlimited potential, ever-changing and mutable, creatures of an infinite nature – with possibilities as vast as the eternal Chaos itself.
A Practical Introduction
184 pages, 21 b/w images, 14,8 x 21,0 cm, softcover, in Englisch