Herein witness the numerous errors, misrepresentations, glosses, and other problematic contents of “Simon’s” Dead Names: The Dark History of the Necronomicon.
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An introduction, for those who might need one: Part One and Part Two.
Are we biased? How about “Simon”? Read more here.
Some thoughts on “Simon’s” account of the Necronomicon’s discovery.
Why does “Simon” not know the formula for summoning the Watcher? And why does he blame hordes of imaginary people for giving him a hard time about it? We don’t know, but you can read more about it here.
Why doesn’t “Simon” mention that, while he was working on his Necronomicon, Herman Slater was selling a fake one at the Warlock Shop? Find out more here.
“Simon’s” claims to have read masses of scholarly literature that he quotes nowhere, and turns scholarly consensus into controversy with a few choice phrases. Find out how here and here.
“Simon” gets caught selling new material as old and blames his readers for being tricked. Read more here.
“Simon” seeks Sumerian survivals, and comes up short here.
The Toda people – not Sumerian or even remotely as “Simon” describes them. Part 1, Part 2.
What is the culture “Simon” forgot to include in his book, even though he mentioned it in the Necronomicon? Find out about the Mandaeans here.
Is “Kutulu” actually Sumerian? Find out here.
“Simon” makes Enki the fall guy for his own poor grasp of cosmology. That, and more on the Absu/Apzu, here.
Some random thoughts on mental flexibility, here.
How do we know the Miskatonic isn’t a reference to “chthonic”? Find out here.
“Simon’s” reason for using a pseudonym in Dead Names makes no sense. More here.
Is Cthulhu mentioned in the Hebrew Key of Solomon, or Mafteah Shelomoh? Part 1, Part 2.
Is Cthulhu in the Koran? The source is revealed! Part 1, Part 2.
Did the Golden Dawn own the Necronomicon? What of the Veils of Negative Existence? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Can Aiwass be compared to the mindless chaos Azathoth or Azag-Thoth? Part 1, Part 2.
Are the Gates of the Necronomicon as “Simon” presents them historically accurate? Are they even in the right order? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Is the Necronomicon really dangerous? What about the crimes of Roderick Ferrell and Glen Mason? And if it’s not, why does “Simon” keep saying it is? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
How about Roman Polanski, Johnny Depp, and the true origins of the Ninth Gate? See the FAQ.
Who’s L. Austine Waddell? Who’s James Madole? Why does the Necronomicon talk about the Aryan race? Why does “Simon” pretend like he doesn’t know anything about it? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.
What about Huwawa, or Humwawa, or Humbaba in the Necronomicon? Just to be different, we have Part 0, Part .5, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
If “Simon” wants to be known as a magical authority, what are his credentials? Does he himself practice magic? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8.
A discussion of the Necronomicon Spellbook, and the changing story of its appearance. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Some thoughts on the Necronomicon as a “cheap” book. Part 1, Part 2.
Summing it all up, Part 1 and Part 2.