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Some Final Thoughts on the Necronomicon
Despite all the evidence given in the other pages here, there will still be those who believe that the Necronomicon is a “real” book. There will also be those who merely claim to believe, as a means of getting a reaction out of others. There are also those who will claim that the power of the hoax Necronomicons is real, even those who admit that these books are “hoaxes.”
     There’s not much point in arguing with this latter group of people. They are of the opinion that “power” comes from belief, and so their mere belief in these hoax books imbues them with power. Honestly, considering my own belief system, I don’t know if I could disagree with this. However, I could argue that such books are unnecessary. If belief is all that is necessary to achieve occult power, why would one of these books be needed? Wouldn’t the ingredients on a catsup bottle suffice as a chant or spell? For that matter, is any printed matter necessary at all?
     There are also those who believe that Lovecraft’s Necronomicon is an archetype of occult books. That is, that the book somehow exists in some Platonic sense, like a “perfect” circle. They are of the opinion that Lovecraft somehow tapped into some higher plane of consciousness and drew upon it for his creations. And they bolster their argument by pointing out his frequent references to his fantastic dreams.
     How can one argue against this? It can no more be disproven than it can be proven. It’s purely an opinion, with no facts to get in the way. Then again, I’m of the opinion that gravity is caused by countless invisible, chartreuse devils jumping up and down on things. Go ahead—disprove that. Better yet, try to consider me among the sane for having such a crazy belief...
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