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I think i just sold my soul?
on 11 December 2009
This book was bought as a spur of the moment purchase, intended to provide a greater understanding of lovecraft and insight into the dreaded book he mentions so often in his work.
The book reads very strangely and doesn't really give you much insight into anything, the language proves difficult at times and constantly throws dizzying amounts of strange pronounced names of demons and other higher entities at you (BURDISHU, DUMUDUKU, IRKINGU just to name a few). Their was a crazy amount of ritualistic rules for each of the "zonei" which become tedious to read very quickly "can only use the stone at night, with the blood of a panda, near a cow, in the library, with a candlestick".........snooze.
What i did like about the book was its intended occult feel and the way it was laid out, the first section of book which almost seems to say stop reading danger awaits. I especially liked the banishings sections, you know just in case......
This wasn't my cup of tea but i would say if you are interested in the (fake) occult then it might be worth a go. If like me you just read every now and again i suggest just picking up a lovecraft book instead, or you may accidentally invoke something beyond our comprehension.