Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Of The Names Of The Dead (Necronomicon)

The Necronomicon is a fictional “prop,” invented by the American writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft
HOWARD PHILIPS LOVECRAFT (1890-1937) Was not an occultist of any kind, but just a writer of short horror stories who was unknown in his day.
As mentioned, far from being a believer in magic Lovecraft was, in fact, an atheist!

Lovecraft was often asked about the veracity of the Necronomicon, and always answered that it was completely his invention. In a letter to Willis Conover, Lovecraft elaborated upon his typical answer:
Now about the “terrible and forbidden books” — I am forced to say that most of them are purely imaginary. There never was any Abdul Alhazred or Necronomicon, for I invented these names myself. Robert Bloch devised the idea of Ludvig Prinn and his De Vermis Mysteriis, while the Book of Eibon is an invention of Clark Ashton Smith's. Robert E. Howard is responsible for Friedrich von Junzt and his Unaussprechlichen Kulten.... As for seriously-written books on dark, occult, and supernatural themes — in all truth they don’t amount to much. That is why it’s more fun to invent mythical works like the Necronomicon and Book of Eibon.

How Lovecraft conceived the name
"Necronomicon" is not clear — Lovecraft said that the title came to him in a dream. Although some have suggested that Lovecraft was influenced primarily by Robert W. Chambers' collection of short stories The King in Yellow, which centers on a mysterious and disturbing play in book form, Lovecraft is not believed to have read that work until 1927.
Lovecraft wrote that the title, as translated from the Greek language, meant "an image of the law of the dead": nekro νεκρός ("dead"), nomos - νόμος ("law"), eikon - εικών ("image"). Robert M. Price notes that the title has been variously translated by others as "Book of the names of the dead", "Book of the laws of the dead", "Book of dead names" and "Knower of the laws of the dead". S. T. Joshi states that Lovecraft's own etymology is "almost entirely unsound. The last portion of it is particularly erroneous, since -ikon is nothing more than a neuter adjectival suffix and has nothing to do with eikõn (image)." Joshi translates the title as "Book considering (or classifying) the dead."

Giger's most wonderful book of his artwork. his Necronomicon is an oversized and stunning collection of photographs, paintings, and sculptures, as well as interviews, essays, and autobiographical text.

Reinforcing the book's fictionalization, the name of the book's supposed author, Abdul Alhazred, is not even a grammatically correct Arabic name. The name "Abdul" simply means "the worshiper/slave of...". Standing alone, it would make no sense, as Alhazred is not a last name in the Western sense, but a reference to a person's place of birth.

Influence of this book to Music and even Games today
A number of musical pieces have been inspired by Cthulhu and the works in which it appears. Perhaps the most famous such work is Metallica's "The Call of Ktulu".The British black metal band, Cradle of Filth, released "Cthulhu Dawn" in their "Midian" album in 2000.
Morbid Angel
the band's original lyrical themes focused mostly on Satanism, Occultism and anti-Christian subject matter, but from Blessed Are the Sick onward, the lyrics slowly moved toward the ancient Sumerian gods. Much of this is a nod to the Simon Necronomicon, which was influenced by Sumerian mythology as well as the author H. P. Lovecraft

• The Chaosium game Call of Cthulhu features Cthulhu prominently, as might be expected.
• The Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook Deities & Demigods
• The PC/Xbox/PS2 game Max Payne lists Cthulhu as one of the beings invoked by Jack Lupino.
• Munchkin Cthulhu from Steve Jackson Games
• The online game Lost Souls includes Cthulhu as a semi-divine being.
• Cthulhu can be summoned in the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts.
• In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night there is an enemy called Cthulhu.
• In the Gaia Online related Facebook application Ocean Party a special fish called "Cathulhu" can be earned.

Morbid Angel, A Death Metal band patronizing the book of Necronomicon

As what the creator of this book admittance that this is purely his inventions He actually reveal the truth about his creation and thereby proves any belief that this is written out of Satan's intention. As an atheist Misotheism is a recurrent theme in most of his fiction works. Many of Lovecraft's works are directly or indirectly adversarial to the belief in a loving, protective God
As an horror fiction writer what can you expect from a man who do not believe on the existence of the Almighty Creature instead turn his faith on Physical Science rather than those of the scripture. This book is again for the fools, stupid, and narrow-minded individuals who loves to believed to those teachings, belief and commandments of humans rather than the Creature

Romans 1:21-24

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Titus 1:10-11
10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Colossians 2:22
These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings

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