Necronomicon Gate

“…the Necronomicon, a highly secret magical text released in paperback.” – William S. Burroughs.

This symbol, called the Necronomicon gate, or the”gate of Yog-Sohoth,” is a faux sigil usually found on the cover of an edition of the legendary and quite fake “Necronomicon,” a falsified grimoire based on the work of horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft.

For a more detailed look at this fabled work, see: Necronomicon, truth or fiction?

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EDIBERTO LEAL March 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Anything that you place true/sincere faith in has the probability of having some influence over your reality. You will place auto suggestions into your subconscious mind which overtime will appear to have some effect/outcome so be careful of what you dabble with. ;) Folks, keep in mind that there are many religions/faiths in the world. Some predate Christianity itself by thousands of years if not more.

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Carter February 22, 2018 at 4:44 am

I really enjoy the ambiance of lovecraftian Horror. I like how the setting takes place in the past. The fact that so many of the stories are intertwined makes for an enjoyabe mythos. I enjoy Lovecraft’s unique philosophies. What I primarily dislike is the lovercraft fan base. First and foremost, ive seen a lot of people pretending to be cultists and taking part in cringe roleplay on the Internet. Then you get Individuals behaving pompously and pretending to be superior because they know what cosmic horror is. Just because a movie places humans/earth as the center focus doesn’t mean you need to go on a rant about how humans are meaningless in the grand scheme of the universe. Just chill out and watch the damn movie. From an outsider’s perspective, the fans primarily seem to be edgey teenagers (who enjoy role playing as wizards/cultists) and “know it alls”. I’m not saying that all lovecraft fans fit these two groups, I’m just pointing out how people might perceive the fans in a negative light. Whether you agree or disagree is up to you. This might sound like a bit of a rant and I apologize if it does.

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Anonymous December 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

H.P. Lovecraft actually stated that the ideas and beliefs behind the necronomicon and Cthulhu were not his, but that he simply put them into his stories after dreaming about them. The necronomicon is not necessarily based in fiction. It has just as much probability of Truth as the Bible.

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Fiachsidhe July 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

“#1 – I’ve been an Occultist for nearly 30 years, and have used many different techniques and combinations there-in.”

To do what?

“#2 – If the Necronomicon is such a fake, care to explain why it has been used so effectively by Occultists all over the world?”

Again, the book is fan written paperback full of gibberish for $6 based on a fiction writer’s mythos. What exactly have they used it “effectly” to do all over the world?

“#3 – I’m not actually suggestion its history is “authentic” mind you (although admittedly Simon makes a VERY solid argument to exactly this claim in his later books) , merely that regardless of its origins, someone got it right somewhere along the lines.”

No no one “got it right”. Just fans of Lovecraft making fanworks and nutjobs like you taking it too seriously.

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Forgotten Day August 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Actually, It is possible no one got it wrong or right. It’s all about the believe that goes into it. If enough people think some symbol is going to help them in their “practice” or what not, than it will work. So anyone can make up some symbol, give it a meaning, and have people use it “Effectively”.

There really is no true or false symbols when it comes to paranormal practices.

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Me February 18, 2017 at 1:44 am

Our truth is far stranger than any fictions

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 3:17 pm

by definition, your truth is literally fiction…..

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you'll know me soon enough May 6, 2016 at 1:34 am

It is the symbol of the Trinity combined.A promise to coexist.Whosoever bears this symbol will walk freely amongst all of creation without regard or disregard.Neutral or Gray in this creation.

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Nathoth April 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

Lovecraft, is to me, on the same level of mystic knowledge as any god, or star people.

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 3:21 pm

I would generally say that he uses very interesting philosophy

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Ben Davis February 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I’m amazed that so many people put so much faith into a symbol from a fictional book from fictional stories by a 1920′s horror writer.

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Gravejoke March 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

It’s the power fiction holds over so many people (including myself, once): if I think it’s true, it’s true.

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F. Waked January 23, 2016 at 1:17 am

I’m amazed that so many people put so much faith into a piece of wood which a dude was (or maybe even wasn’t) nailed on.

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Nobody April 14, 2016 at 12:32 am

I’m not religious but even I know your missing the point, It’s not about a piece of wood or a cross, it’s about the faith people have in something more powerful than themselves.

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 3:25 pm

I know that we weren’t alive to see the crucifixion, but the overall evidence supports that it did occur. whether you believe what happened afterward is your own belief.

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Anonymous February 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

its amazing how so many people put so much faith in a fictional book written over 100 years ago

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Dwigth March 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm

I´m amazed that so many people put their fait on a torture instrument, that appeared in a world bes selling fantasy book of an anonymous writer

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Sylvester March 22, 2016 at 10:31 pm

As Gravejoke said, if you think it’s true, then its true, faith doesn’t come from a symbol, it comes from you

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ianw1984 April 7, 2017 at 1:21 am

ehhh thats true in a sense. just because you have faith in something dosent mean its real.

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Ronnie Solbakken April 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

All symbols are “fictional”. Why would it be less amazing that people put their faith in any other symbol? A symbol is just a symbol, either way, unless you’re dealing with what the symbol represents to someone.

And when you look at what the Necronomicon and HP Lovecraft’s mythos represents and means to people, you suddenly arrive in a realm of very real things.

That doesn’t mean that Cthulhu is real, but it does mean that the Necronomicon comes from somewhere, within HP Lovecraft. And I hope you’re not saying that HP Lovecraft is a fictional individual.

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm

to be honest, Lovecraft’s writing should mean less about faith to people and more about philosophy. in reality, Lovecraft himself would likely be shocked by how many people take his writing as “faith”. imagine if, in a hundred years, someone took Stephen King books with full sincerity and interwove is with faith. that would be incredibly off-putting and would sound ridiculous. while I don’t doubt that there are alien abominations out there in the void, I just can’t understand people taking Lovecraft’s writing so literally.

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Hound December 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I’m 16 which is quite young to be reading this type of stuff. But I honestly don’t care and I have an interest of this. I’ve bought the necronomicon and performed 2 rituals of my own which have worked. All you have to do is believe, follow your interests and try to keep a diary of your findings and/or performances. Leave a reply if u want more information.

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Thosima May 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Lazlo, how does one measure the success of an occultist?

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm

technically, bring about the end of the world and allow the ancient ones return. this would cause madness and anarchy on the earth. I’d say you guys are doing a pretty bad job.

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Michael Luna October 31, 2012 at 1:21 am

I c thru all these symbols if yall could only C my face…. It’s like sometimes I don’t need any symbols, sometimes I feel like He talks 2 me….. Aids me…. Happy Halloween everyone today is my night……

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Carter Zann February 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

I hve red teh encient texts (published in 2008) ahnd i spelll wurds Funnny, Must mean I gained unimaginable knowledge from my man yog-sothoth.

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Niroht October 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm
dylan warner October 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

http://www.orrar.net/occult/necronomiconseal.html. i read something else on this. I plan on getting this tattoo either on my shoulder or my neck.

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james December 24, 2011 at 1:42 am

Ive seen what it can do when i was 15 now I am 33 and still scared to mess with it again…….. it is one that you need to control and understand before messing with

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Brandon December 9, 2011 at 2:33 am

I just god this symbol tattooed on one of my fingers not because i’m stupid, but because I’m a huge Evil Dead fan and they mention this book a lot.

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Lazlo June 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

#1 – I’ve been an Occultist for nearly 30 years, and have used many different techniques and combinations there-in.

#2 – If the Necronomicon is such a fake, care to explain why it has been used so effectively by Occultists all over the world?

#3 – I’m not actually suggestion its history is “authentic” mind you (although admittedly Simon makes a VERY solid argument to exactly this claim in his later books) , merely that regardless of its origins, someone got it right somewhere along the lines.

~ Lazlo ~

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Dopesick Datura May 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I believe the abstract quality of the lines of the stars conjoined in this circle of the necronomicon symbolizes the ease in manipulating ones reality and the importance of self-interpretation of spiritual practices. The necronomicon is a personal mythology so as to further the development of the immortally enlightened, as we all know development, even spiritual is infinite in scope.

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