Mardukite founder, Joshua Free, speaks from twenty years practical experience in matters of the Necronomicon when he finally ended his silence, called out from the dark corners of the underground ‘New Age’ movement of the next generation to educate regarding the topic of the “Simonian” recension of the Necronomicon specifically, that infamous edition that earned so much notoriety since its public arrival in the late 1970’s.
What has drawn in the connection between Simon’s Necronomicon and the Mardukite work is the underlying resonance of the original ‘Mardukite Anunnaki Tradition’ from Babylon that appears in “his” grimoire far stronger than any Lovecraftian flavors or the Cthulhu Mythos – and it is for this reason that it has been so often paralleled with the modern “Mardukite” efforts. The full discourse on this topic from Joshua Free is available in ‘Liber 555’, available as the economical “Necronomicon for Beginners: Unveiling the Secrets of the Simon Necronomicon“ or the original limited edition “Stargate to the Abyss: The Mardukite Guide to the Simon Necronomicon“. [The text is also found in the Year-4 anthology “History of the Necronomicon“ and the mega-anthology “Necronomicon Gnosis“]
Someone approaching the Simon Necronomicon without any previous occult knowledge may be confused as to its ‘magickal’ and ‘esoteric’ suggestions for ritual and ceremony, and yet the ‘heart’ of the material will still seep in and formulate some kind of change in the read-er – especially if the lack of previous ‘occult’ knowledge is being coupled with no background in ancient ‘Middle Eastern’ or otherwise ‘Mesopotamian’ cultures and mythologies. If such is the case, the book will be naturally regarded as a highly cryptic or otherwise ‘incoherent’ blend of names and correspondences that are without basis.
Increased public awareness is a positive act for change even if that change is not for the ‘higher good’ of the whole. It cannot be said that it is better to keep people in ignorance, and yet at the same time, many folk are not capable of properly handling (or processing) the ‘True’ nature of reality – that which exists in the static of the universal space-time and is not restricted on merely what an individual observer is capable of seeing or not seeing of this ‘wholeness’ from within their fragmented perspective or field of possible awareness.
When the Simon Necronomicon was first released, a very select few were privy to this ‘type’ of understanding concerning a truly archetypal, pre-classical and pre-Christian methodology – a root system by which many other branches of the tree were later formed and perceived as separate, whether because of semantics or their locale in time and geography. Even those supposed occultists and New Agers at that point had very little background in the mythos being dealt with – which was not at all Lovecraftian, or even Sum-erian as many other believe, but BABYLONIAN!
Since the arrival of the Simon Necronomicon and its relationship (based on the title alone) with the work of H.P. Lovecraft, the two mythoi have been confused by neo-gothic punks and emo-musicians as being one and the same. Although there is no ‘real’ correlation other than being simultaneously produced by the same publisher (originally “Avon”), the book is just as often found in the hands of someone carrying Anton LaVey works on ‘Satanism’ – and as such the Simon book has further been given a dark shadowy undertone. Joshua Free dedicates an entire volume of writing to this subject in ‘Liber 555’, available to the public as “Necronomicon for Beginners: Unveiling the Secrets of the Simon Necronomicon“.
Since my involvement with the “Mardukites” in 2008, I have tried not to over-emphasize the Simon Necro-nomicon and have instead preferred to remain silent on many of the issues related directly to it. Although it would have been impossible to release our current “Necronomicon Anunnaki Legacy” archive of materials without making some references and comparisons to the Simon books, it was not our starting point and not at all our own basis in developing what we have. Many people have already confused our own work with being a ‘rehash’ or ‘supporting companion’ to the “Simonian” books without even realizing what we are exactly presenting here – and I have done my best to avoid confusion by relating the historical Anunnaki and Sumerian or Babylonian legacy independently of what was alluded to in the Simon Necronomicon.” –Nabu, Joshua Free