So once we have put our foot it in, all that remains is of course to dislodge the Gates. To unleash the mighty forces within and around us – to being back the Anunnaki and let them have their reign on the Earth. And it matters not which names and ideals we attach to this ideal so long as it is maintained in the hearts and thoughts of the dedicated…[This blog post is officially extracted for the Mardukite NecroGate from the Liber-9 Tablet-Q “Qlippoth” Series found originally in the Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows (Liber-9 Special Edition) edited by Joshua Free, the Year-1 anthology Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible by Joshua Freein addition to the Necronomicon compact edition as well as the Year-1+2 mega-anthology Necronomicon Anunnaki Legacy. It was incorporated into the Mardukite cycle by request for geniune Lovecraftian Necronomicon Gnosis ritual lore, this part being adapted as an interpretation of the inner teachings of the O.T.O. Ordo Templi Orientis led by Kenneth Grant.]
Let ous discuss first the Primary Elements involved, the primum mobium as it were – water and air, yet also the spaces between them – the Heights and the Depths and the spaces between them. You have heard the name of Cthulhu – that name which men have connected to the Crossings, to the Land of Kutha (or Cutha), to the Sumerian Underworld – of KUTU-LU – Darkness and Shadow abounds the name of TUTU and the TUTU-LU or alter-ego [Shadow] of the TUTU is what men have feared – and they know not its nature – it has simply been whispered out of the ethereal mists and remained unseen in the Realm of Light.
Know that the animal forms given over to minds as “gods” are but shadows of truth of the “gods” who have fragmented our beings as separate and distinct – and at first it had been decreed that the union of the two were to remain separate and distinct – the blending being taboo. This lore has existed concerning those among the Old Ones and Elder Gods that did come down to set themselves upon the “daughters of men” – though it has been written that they “corrupted” the women – we knoweth not the natures and minds of the gods.
What fierce beast waits for us at the Crossing to the Abyss – what monstrous visions will we be forced to behold? What is the nature of the Dweller at the Threshold? And in what names are we to know these by? For after climbing the Ladder of Lights and establishing the whole of the Light – what other motivation can there be except to enter into the Beyond? Perhaps one of the most fundamental of thoughts when considering the Gnosis of the Necronomicon Cycle is the reverberating echo of: “The Power of Man is the Power of the Ancient Ones.”
It has been compared to the Lovecraftian semantics – that the Depths are likened to Cthulhu and the Heights are to Yog-Sothoth. While these names, among others invoked from that mythos, do not necessarily appear one-to-one with specific names on ancient tablets or from classical mythologies. The idea of a system (or belief paradigm) being so restricted as to require a specific verbiage to operate correcting, completely defies the infinitude of magickal ideals and metaphysical mysticism.
The Circle of Stone is a mystical representations of space and time, of course, fragmented space and fragmented time. The number and arrangement of the stones, just like the number of points indicated on a star (significant to a number of stars and not necessarily the point). The elemental entity? The Watchtowers? Yea, they are interconnected to the Four that are One and to the Stones in the physical world raised and named to them.
The interpretation of this, as some [OTO, AA] have arrived at, is the close sounds to the Lovecraftian entities, namely:
In the element of Water, Three Stones to SYTH OOLOO
In the element of Fire, Six Stones to SYTH ODOWOGG
In the element of Air, Eight Stones to HRU SYTH
In the element of Earth, Five Stones to SHUGNIGOTH
Cthulhu [SYTH OOLOO], Yog Sothoth or Ossadagowah [SYTH ODO-WOGG], Hastur [HRU SYTH], Shub-Niggurath [SHOGNIG-OTH].
Then one will be immediately inclined to draw other conclusions of formulae, such as:
3: Binah – Saturn: the Great Deep, the abode of KUTULU
6: Tiphareth – Sun – Fire: solar center, 666, YOG-SOTHOTH
8: Hod – Mercury: Air, “Winged Messenger”, HASTUR
5: Geburah – Mars: Goat of 1000-Young, SHUB-NIGGURATH
For those not privy to the methods of old, the ceremonial formula is simple enough: the number of stones are indicative to the energetic current being fragmented and channeled from the whole.
The circle, is as always, a holy mandala of the Universe – the inner circle may be indicative of a transitionary element (e.g. the water gate or sea shells) and the diameter too is usually reflective of the current. The stones are equally spaced and “named” as they are set out or marked (much as in the manner of the shamanic Medicine Wheel) – though all workings can also be done in the astral.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Lines of Power – forming seemingly “star-glyphs”, run across the surface of the most holy nemeton [mandala] that has been erected by the Stones of the Ancients. They not only form an energetic boundary for the “circle” – but too they cross the surface meeting not only the practitioner in the center, but also sharing the amplified resonance with one another to aid in the building of and channeling of energetic powers. Traditionally the stones [“earth element”] are to be collected by [near] the sea [“water element”] by the light of the full moon [“lunar current”] and the working is sealed with the Incantation of Eridu.