What is the necronomicon book about
The Necronomicon by SimonThe Simon Necronomicon is a purported grimoire written by an unknown author, with an introduction by a man identified only as Simon a possible alias of Peter Levenda. Materials presented in the book are a blend of ancient Middle Eastern mythological elements, with allusions to the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and Aleister Crowley, woven together with a story about a man known as the Mad Arab (itself derived from several stories by Lovecraft).
The book was originally released in 1977 by Schlangekraft, Inc. in a limited edition hardback printing, followed by a paperback release by Avon Books, and a subsequent paperback release by Bantam Books.
Levenda did acknowledge working on the book with Simon. Ian Punnett made a reference to interviewing Simon and mentioned similarities with Peter Levenda and asked Peter to say hello to Simon for him, next time he saw him, to which Peter laughed and said that he would.
Weird fiction author H. Lovecraft created a mythology that includes bizarre monsters, troubled communities, insane scholars and a library of books filled with forbidden lore. Of all the books detailing this mythology that Lovecraft mentions in his fiction, one in particular captures the imagination more than any other: the "Necronomicon. In reality, the "Necronomicon" doesn't exist, though more than a half dozen books with the title "Necronomicon" are available at bookstores. The book is yet another aspect of Lovecraft's fiction, invented as a mere plot device. The "Necronomicon" plays an important role in the Cthulhu mythos -- the mythology behind much of Lovecraft's work involving extraterrestrial beings of immense power.
The Necronomicon is the name of an ancient book that contains truth and predictions about the world today. It is also believed to contain spells and rituals of incredible power. The author is supposedly a man named Arab Abdul called on Damascus.
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Top definition. A volume of arcane and occult knowledge featured in the horror stories of H P Lovecraft. Though he made reference to some genuine texts, the "unmentionable Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred" was entirely his invention. Throughout the Fifties and Sixties his books gained such a following among college students that numerous hoax versions were produced, drawing heavily on his own Cthulhu fiction and the writings of Aleister Crowley. Woo, I'm impressed. A possibly lost book containing occult knowledge and wisdom.