Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2004 - Religion - 269 pages
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Anyone familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's work knows of the Necronomicon, the black magic grimoire he invented as a literary prop in his classic horror stories. There have been several attempts at creating this text, yet none stand up to Lovecraft's own descriptions of the Necronomicon . . . until now. Fans of Lovecraftian magic and occult fiction will delight in Donald Tyson's Necronomicon, based purely within Lovecraft's own fictional universe, the Cthulhu Mythos.

This grimoire traces the wanderings of Abdul Alhazred, a necromancer of Yemen, on his search for arcane wisdom and magic. Alhazred's magical adventures lead him to the Arabian desert, the lost city of Irem, ruins of Babylon, lands of the Old Ones, and Damascus, where he encounters a variety of strange creatures and accrues necromantic secrets.

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NECRONOMICON: The Wanderings of Alhazred

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." The Necronomicon is, of course, that eldritch but mythical work of Cthulhu lore often referred to throughout the creepy and gurgling pages of H.P ... Read full review

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User Review  - PriestOfAbsinthe - Borders

Excellent book, and a must have for any Tyson or Cthulhu collector, very well written and thoroughly researched. Read full review


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The Fifth Portal Leading to Atlantis

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Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at

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