Al Azif has 52 ratings and 7 reviews. Rick said: At a time when there are so many Necronomicon hoaxes, looking back I think this one is still the best. The Complete Simon Necronomicon INTRODUCTION IN THE MID – ‘s, roughly two blocks from where the Warlock Shop once stood. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the kbps File release of Kitab Al Azif – The Necronomicon on Discogs.

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Take ye dust of ye tomb – wherein ye body has lain for two hundred years or more past – three parts. For other renewal records of publications between — see the University of Pennsylvania copyright records scans.

Al Azif: The Necronomicon by L. Sprague de Camp

According to “History of the Necronomicon ” the very act of studying the text is inherently dangerous, as those who attempt to master its arcane knowledge generally meet terrible ends. Dreamer on the Nightside Lovecraft: According to this account, the book was originally called Al Azifan Arabic necronomicpn that Lovecraft defined as “that nocturnal sound made by insects supposed to be the howling of demons”, drawing on a footnote by Samuel Aziif in Henley’s translation of ” Vathek “.

The line between fact and fiction was further blurred in the late s when a book purporting to be a translation of “the real” Necronomicon was published. But beware O Man, beware, of Those who tread in Darkness the ramparts of Kadath, for he that beholds Their mitred-heads shall know the claws of doom.

With the success of the Simon Necronomicon the controversy surrounding the actual existence of the Necronomicon was such that a detailed book, The Necronomicon Fileswas published in attempting to prove once and for all the book was pure fiction. There’s really nothing to read other than the prefaceso it is far better than all the other Simon hoaxes and the like, in my opinion.


The New York Review.

I have seen the Unknown Landsthat no map has ever charted. Not only that, as was pointed out in The Necronomicon Files: I raced through the mountain path by which I had come, and the priests came running after me, although some seemed to stay behind, perhaps to finish the Rites.

They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not forest or city behold the hand that smites. Christopher Plaisance rated it liked it Nov 01, When thou would banish those that you have called forth intone the words: Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now.

And a azzif much closer will shout into my ear with unholy impatience. Great Cthulhu is Their cousin, yet can he spy Them only dimly. Circumambulate thrice widdershins and turning thy face to the South intone the conjuration that openeth the Gate: Both the Latin and Greek text, the “History” relates, were banned by Pope Gregory IX inthough Latin editions were apparently published in 15th century Germany and 17th century Spain.

Ye forth sign is that of ye Elder Gods. See, the Angles twist and open! The Guardian of the Abyss! I believe there are only eight original pages, but I could be getting azlf number wrong.

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The second sign is the Elder Signand is the Key whereby the Powers of the Elder Gods may be summoned, when used with the proper words and shapes. This E-text version of the book, Al Azif has been entered into Hypertext by Ken Ottinger over the course of some few months.

Prepare the rituals without erring, and in the proper places and times render the sacrifices. Reinforcing the book’s fictionalization, the name of the book’s supposed author, Abdul Alhazred, is not even a grammatically correct Arabic name.


May ANU protect us all! Outside Earth’s plane They linger and ever awaite the time of Their return; for the Earth has known Them and shall know Them in time yet to come.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No evil may approach from the West! At the frozen Poles They raised mighty cities, and upon high places the temples of Those whome nature owns not and the Gods have cursed.

And if I do not finish this task, take what is here and discover the rest, for time is short and mankind does not know or xzif the evil that awaits it, from every side, from every open Gatefrom every broken barrier, from every mindless acolyte at the alters of madness. I have always been fond of the writings of L. He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday Lyon Sprague de Camp, Pseudonym: He can reveal all occult azjf and tell of past times.

Kadath in the cold waste hath known Them, and what man knows Kadath? Lovecraft himself sometimes received letters from fans inquiring about the Necronomicon ‘ s authenticity.

May the gods ever be merciful unto thee!

The amulet that I held in my hand, and hold to this very day, around my neck as I write these words, is this:

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