Necronomicon by Donald Tyson
The Wanderings of Alhazred ( Series)

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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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Donald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. EarDonald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Early in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascinationly in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascination with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was ei with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was eight. He began university seeking a science degree, but becamght. He began university seeking a science degree, but became disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechaniste disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechanistic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. Afic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. After graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. ter graduating with honors he has pursued a writing career. Now he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosNow he devotes his life to the attainment of a complete gnosis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose iis of the art of magic in theory and practice. His purpose is to formulate an accessible system of personal training coms to formulate an accessible system of personal training composed of East and West, past and present, that will help theposed of East and West, past and present, that will help the individual discover the reason for one's existence and a wa individual discover the reason for one's existence and a way to fulfill it. y to fulfill it.
 
Published December 8, 2004 by Llewellyn Publications. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead."

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First mentioned by H.P. Lovecraft in the 1920s and referred to throughout his fiction, the Necronomicon —a spurious book of occult knowledge—is so inf

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