The Necronomicon

The Necronomicon

To continue the series of religious books, and to provide a counterpoint to yesterdays bible, I offer you today’s entry: the Necronomicon. This fictional book was invented by HP Lovecraft for his Cthulhu mythos, but this  version of it unfortunately has little to do with the mythos proper. What’s between these covers is a collection of (probably also at least partly made up) Sumerian rituals and myths. There’s an introduction by an anonymous secret society member describing some uncanny happenings that supposedly surround the publication of this volume.  Well, I’m not that gullible anymore.  Still, this book was fun.  It got passed around in High School a lot, and I’m fairly certain it went to some bible study groups and weirded people out. I had nothing to do with that, that I  know of.

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