The Dark Lord follows the themes in the writings of Kenneth Grant, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Necronomicon, uncovering further meanings of the concepts of the famous writers of the Left Hand Path. It is for Thelemites, as well as lovers of the Lovecraft Mythos in all its forms, and for those who find the rituals of classical ceremonial magic inadequate for the New Aeon. Traveling through the worlds of religion, literature, and the occult, Peter Levenda takes his readers on a deeply fascinating exploration on magic, evil, and The Dark Lord as he investigates one of the most neglected theses in the history of modern occultism: the nature of the Typhonian Current and its relationship to Aleister Crowley’s Thelema and

H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon.



31st Anniversary Edition of the Schlangekraft Recension


In the past decades, much ink—actual and virtual—has been spilled on the subject of the Necronomicon (also called the “Simonomicon”). Some have derided it as a hoax; others have praised it as a powerful grimoire. Despite the controversy, it has never been out of print for one day since 1977.

The Necronomicon has been found to contain formulae for spiritual transformation that are consistent with some of the most ancient mystical processes in the world—processes that involve communion with the stars.

In 2008, the original designer of the 1977 edition and the original editor joined forces to present a new, deluxe hardcover edition of the most feared, most reviled, and most desired book on the planet. With a new preface by Simon, this 31st Anniversary edition from Ibis Press is available in two versions. The first is a high quality hardcover bound in fine cloth with a ribbon marker. The second is a strictly limited, leatherbound edition, personally signed and numbered by Simon. A small number of leatherbound copies are still available.


ISBN: 978-0-89254-146-1 • 288 pages • Printed on acid-free art paper • 7¼ x 10¼ • Ribbon marker • Sold everywhere


Strictly limited to 220 numbered books, signed by Simon.

ISBN: 978-0-89254-147-8 • Three sided silver-gilding • Special binding boards • Deluxe endpapers

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PETER LEVENDA is the author of many published works on esoteric and historical subjects. His Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult bears a foreword by Norman Mailer and has been translated into six foreign languages. Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler broke new ground when it revealed the Far East segment of the Nazi escape routes. The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora explores the pernicious Nazi influence on the modern interpretation of Jihad. Levenda is also the author of the three- volume study of the influence of esoterica on American politics, Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraf. His Ibis Press title Dark Lord: H. P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant, and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic explores many of the esoteric themes exposed in this novel.

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