The Necronomicon is the key to the entire range of terrifying stories that form the Cthulhu Mythos. Finally, T. Allan Bilstad introduces readers to the entire range of H.P. Lovecraft's deranged stories. You'll learn about the Necronomicon itself, as well as all of the entities and evil beings, including Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, the mi-goes, and even mighty Cthluhu himself. Every creature of the mythos is detailed.
This "Necronomicon for beginners" gives you all the basics (without spoiling Lovecraft's stories). It is a must if you're thinking of exploring Lovecraft or to complete the information you've already gleaned from some of his stories. If you're looking at any of the writings involving the Elder Gods and magick—including books by Kenneth Grant or Donald Tyson—this book will clarify the concepts with its practical approach to Lovecraft's initial writing.
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article