"This is the testimony of all that I have seen, and all that I have learned. ...For this is the Book of the Dead, the Book of the Black Earth, that I have writ down at the peril of my life." H.P. Lovecraft himself denied the Book's existence, but the dreaded Necronomicon has finally surfaced. Written in Damascus in the Eighth Century A.D. by the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, the accursed volume is filled with myths and rituals that have survived the darkest days of magic and occultism-long-forgotten formulae for evoking incredible things, beings, and monsters into physical appearance. Editor Simon overcame huge obstacles during his daring efforts to bring to light this, the most famous, the most potent, and potentially, the most dangerous Black Book known to the Western World...Simon, Ed is the author of 'Necronomicon' with ISBN 9780380751921 and ISBN 0380751925.