The stories that fueled the public knowledge of the Necronomicon are highly influenced by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. His own perceptions may or may not even be related in his work, for Lovecraft seemed to downplay the impact that his work should inspire and attributed all of his inspiration to dreams and night-mares.
It was only after his death that his colleagues later dubbed the paradigm the “Cthulhu Mythos” and they continued to contribute to it. The tones and ideas reflective in the Lovecraftian paradigm are not only restricted to a book called the Necronomicon, but to an entirely new, alternative, counter-culture and ‘dark’ motif from which to view the world and life experience.
—Joshua Free, Liber 555
According to Lovecraft’s work, the primordial world is essentially “chaos” and the ‘gods’ which do battle in times forgotten will later have an impact on the psyche and life of those today. In fact, the entire ‘occult’ basis for the Lovecraftian paradigm is a devotion and ‘worship’ of this prehistoric ‘gods’.
[This blog post based on an article from Joshua Free’s Liber 555, available as “Necronomicon for Beginners“, within the Year-4 anthology “History of the Necronomicon“ and the mega-anthology “Necronomicon Gnosis“]
The Great Old Ones being replaced by the Elder Gods becomes arbitrary when, following with Lovecraft’s perspective, there are those who secretly worship and feed these ‘evil’ gods throughout the ages in ‘cults’ – groups which seek to bring the Great Old Ones back into our time-space. This would effectively destroy the universe as we know it, returning it back to something reminiscent of the primordial ooze from which it has sprouted and devel-oped. This bleak and shadowy worldview is what drives the ‘horrific’ tales of not only Lovecraft’s work but anything that has been attached to it since, in oth-er literature, ‘rock bands’ and the like.
From the Lovecraftian perspective, the Necronomicon is an evil book that worshipers of these ancient cults use to honor the Great Old Ones (or Ancient Ones) in spite of their complete distaste for the human race and the fact the inviting such forces and energetic currents back into the realm that we know would be devestat-ing for all humanity. Of course, the teen-angst punker anarchist mindset doesn’t care about such things. The only aspect that would matter to these kinds of people is the fact that our world could be thrown into a state of discordia – and for many, this is what takes priority.
How any of these kinds of people can consider their left-handed and chaotic-evil pathways as any kind of true self-honest path to absolute enlightenment and the source is beyond me – though they will claim to be doing so; claiming that it somehow ‘suits’ them better and that everyone else is doing it wrong. Then they go back to their hedonism, narcissism, and pleasure seek-ing without any regard, always validating in their mind that they are “right” in their ways.
Being ‘stuck’ in old patterns is not simply restricted to the Necronomicon or even ‘mystical’ aspects in general. For similar reasons the modern “Mardukite” movement is predominantly made up of people who are in their twenties – or younger! Why? Because the new and next generations are not as interested in knowing things in the ‘fragmented’ way in which our parents may have been satisfied. The ‘older’ generations have no reason to change because they have had a far longer time to validate that things ‘are the way they are’ and who am I or anyone else to tell them different…