A decade before the 2008 public launch of Mardukite Ministries and publication of the complete Mardukite Chamberlains core NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE, Joshua Free’s debut work as “Merlyn Stone” rocked the underground New Age and THE SORCERER’S HANDBOOK revealed the precursor origins of Joshua Free’s later monumental literary masterpieces such as ARCANUM and THE DRUID COMPLEAT (including the famous BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERIE) and of course: NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE. The newly released 20th Anniversary edition of the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK even includes essays and articles from “Lost Books of Merlyn Stone” demonstrating origins of NexGen Systemological thought later contributing to such works as AWAKENING (SYSTEMOLOGY-101) and its companion REALITY ENGINEERING.
Joshua Free, the current director of the modern Mardukite movement, explains in the new release SORCERER’S HANDBOOK (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION):
“In 1995, the world was not ready for Mardukites. I worked within the paradigms that were much more accessible and did not require a lot of “background” – ritual magick, spellcraft, high psychology and even the ceremonial systems. The two methodologies I was most concerned with connecting later work I planned to accomplish (now known as “Mardukite”) was Pheryllt Druid material of Douglas Monroe and also “Simon’s” Necronomicon. This was about as close as I could come to ‘mainstream’, and even these facets of the “New Age” had been enshrouded in misguided controversy and restricted recommendations from the more publicly elite and visible organizations and group leaders. “Members” of well known groups were explicitly told not to look into these materials, just as much as the current Mardukite work has seen its share of scrutiny and disapproval from the uninitiated.”
The materials developed by Mardukite Chamberlains as NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE far surpassed the scope and limited understanding available from the Simon Necronomicon alone. However, prior to the 2009 Mardukite NECRONOMICON cycle by Joshua Free, the former Simon work is all we had available for the decade prior, meaning the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK and original edition of ARCANUM. These early explorations later inspired Joshua Free’s Liber-555, a complete exploration into the Simon Necronomicon specifically. This circulated underground under many titles, but most recently available as CROSSING TO THE ABYSS (by Joshua Free) or within the Mardukite Chamberlains Year-4 Core anthology HISTORY OF THE NECRONOMICON (edited by Joshua Free).
Joshua Free offers advice for the true seekers of the “Necronomicon” in the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION):
“Simon’s Necronomicon contains no preliminary primer in the practice of magick offered, particularly concerning the Sumerian and Babylonian mythoi involved, so someone with no magickal (or cultural) foundations might have difficulty in simply opening it up and “using” it to its full potential. I would recommend obtaining a copy in addition to our “Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible” (edited by Joshua Free). While it may or may not be drawn from an actual collection titled: Necronomicon, the book does offer some practical applications of ancient magick, particularly incantations found on Chaldean, Akkadian and Babylonian tablets, such as those once housed in Borsippa, or those discovered in the royal library of Nineveh. Some of these have been dated to second millennium BCE. So therefore, it is important to understand, forsaking Lovecraftian fantasies if necessarily, that the Necronomicon as we understand it in the “occult world” today, is at the very least a symbolic embodiment of a mythos and ancient current of power that is very real and alive – even if only kept alive by obscure sects.”
…obscure sects… like the Mardukites.