“Shrouded in doom and gloom, contrasted against the “Cthulhu Mythos” envisioned by H.P. Lovecraft, who very well may have developed the title — Necronomicon — for his own saga and literary cycle, the book presented by editor Simon is anything but a fabrication of fantasy, but is instead an allusion to a very real, though fragmented, “Mardukite” Babylonian Anunnaki Tradition, a system that once dominated the prehistoric and ancient world before the rise of the Greeks, Romans and even Egyptians!“
Originally published by the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press for the Year-4 literary cycle in February 2012 — and appearing as both “Stargate to the Abyss” and “Necronomicon For Beginners” — Joshua Free’s underground occult classic Liber-555 celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in the new eco-edition of CROSSING TO THE ABYSS: UNVEILING THE SECRETS OF THE SIMON NECRONOMICON!
“Given the extent of my involvement in matters concerning the Necronomicon for twenty years, it should not be surprising to find that I am now being called out from the dark corners I am usually want to residing in regarding the topic of the “Simonian” recension of the Necronomicon that has earned so much notoriety and publicity since its arrival in the underground during the late 1970’s,” explains Joshua Free in the introduction to Liber-555.
“The Simon Necronomicon is a delicate topic for me, and so it has been a long time coming for me to actually give attention to answering others towards its details. In the past, I have directly avoided such a feat, preferring the work to stand on its own to those culled into its mystique, hardly able to be overshadowed by the efforts of other writers and occultists that have made a system to their own preferences, lending a healthy hand to supporting the allusions made in the fiction writing of H.P. Lovecraft and the later inspired Cthulhu Mythos – connected to our own efforts purely for the fact that the title Necronomicon is shared and perhaps even derived from the Lovecraftian sources.“
Since being released in 1977 — the same year that the world saw the arrival of “Star Wars”, the “Shannara” series of Terry Brooks, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, the “12th Planet” debut by Zecharia Sitchin and many other consciousness paradigm-shifts — the Necronomicon by Simon has changed the shape of the modern “New Age” movement and human understanding, introducing over a million people of the new generations to the reality of the Anunnaki traditions born from ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, Akkadians, Assyrians and Chaldeans of Mesopotamia. Many of these mysteries are also explored on our alternate site: NECROGATE.COM
Mardukite founder Joshua Free continues: “What has drawn in the connection between Simon’s Necronomicon and our own work is the underlying resonance of the original ‘Mardukite Anunnaki Tradition’ from Babylon that appears in “his” grimoire far stronger than any Lovecraftian flavors or the Cthulhu Mythos – and it is for this reason that it has been so often paralleled with the modern “Mardukite” efforts.“
Someone approaching the Simon Necronomicon without any previous occult knowledge may be confused as to its ‘magickal’ and ‘esoteric’ suggestions for ritual and ceremony, and yet the ‘heart’ of the material will still seep in and formulate some kind of change in the reader – especially if the lack of previous ‘occult’ knowledge is being coupled with no background in ancient ‘Middle Eastern’ or otherwise ‘Mesopotamian’ cultures and mythologies. If such is the case, the book will be naturally regarded as a highly cryptic or otherwise ‘incoherent’ blend of names and correspondences that are without basis.
“My own personal interests in the Simon Necronomicon have always – for twenty years now personally – remained fixed on its connection to ancient “Mardukite” Anunnaki-oriented systems. Similarly, the book has actually served as a ‘portal’ or ‘gateway’ in and of itself to many of its readers into this ‘lost’ and ‘forbidding’ pursuit of intellectual academia and occult esoterica; people who would otherwise have had no real familiarity with ‘Babylonian Gates’ and ‘Anunnaki Gods’ later reminisce that the Simon Necronomicon was their own introduction to topics.”
The modern “Mardukite” research organization has spent nearly half a decade exploring the mysteries of Mesopotamia, the Anunnaki and related subjects. After having completed the entire NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI LEGACY with the Mardukite Chamberlains, prolific writer, editor and founder of the “Mardukites,” JOSHUA FREE, ends his years of silence concerning the Simon Necronomicon by finally providing his expert commentary on the classic text in Liber 555, “Crossing to the Abyss: The Mardukite Guide to the Simon Necronomicon.”