Dead Names, Dead Dog: Blinded by the Dawn, Part 3, or The Title that Time Forgot

Picking up where we left off

At the end of his chapter on the Cromlech Temple in Modern Ritual Magic, King mentions Astral Projection, Ritual Magic, and Alchemy, a book that contains many of the grade papers and instructions for that body. Therein we shall search for clues regarding the Veils of Negative Existence, the forbidden book which “Simon” hints darkly may be another version of the Necronomicon.

Here we are:

The whole teachings as originally given to Our Order are contained in a very ancient M.S.S. known among us as the Book of the Negative Existence. More than 600 years ago this Book was for very sufficient reasons withdrawn from the knowledge of the lower Grades of the Order, and is now in its entirety only to be studied by Companions who have attained to a great advance… I ShMSh have now received from the Custodian of our Ancient Wisdom certain excerpts from this book – which in its entirety I have never seen – and have been commanded to adapt these to the mode of thought and the comprehension of the modern student.

Could it be? Has the Custodian indeed brought forth the dark tome that we may be taught its secrets? Indeed! Let the Necronomicon‘s words be proclaimed, so we might be illuminated by its antediluvian lore!

It is in Our Order an opinion…that Our Blessed Lady was verily and indeed born without the taint of original sin and was so also conceived in the Womb of her Mother.

Wait. That doesn’t sound right. Let me skip ahead to the bits about Sumer and the gates and Kutulu.

Hence before the Word could become flesh it was necessary that there should be a perfect manifestation or incarnation of the Negative and that this Negativity should be absolute –

Good, good…

– and hence the Immaculate Conception – the Virgin Birth of the Master. This, and the perpetual virginity of Our Blessed Lady, are not theories or myths superstitions or corruptions, but the absolutely essential concomitants of His Divinity.

And so forth from there.

You know, I’m starting to think that this might not be the Necronomicon.

This isn’t to say that we don’t have a mystical transformation outlined here. Nonetheless, it seems quite different from the confident, powerful, self-initiated “black boddhisattva” dedicated to saving the earth from outer darkness that “Simon” describes.

The sad thing is, of course, that the true nature of the Veils of Negative Existence was only a single footnote away for “Simon” for quite some time. He was never curious enough to go the extra distance, to explore the note to see what exactly was going on with the book. It’s a tragedy for his readers that his lack of curiosity will end up destroying their talking points once again.

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