In the Lovecraftian mythology, there’s a very famous book called Necronomicon, which supposedly contains knowledge so beyond the reach of human understanding and just by reading it, will make you lose your mind. But despite being the most known, it’s not the only one. There are at least three other books inside the mythology created by other writers that put together the interesting and plenty Lovecraft universe.
De Vermis Mysteriis
Written by Ludvig Prinn, a Belgian crusader who apostatized in 1271 after being captured by the Arabs. He became interested in magic and educated himself with Syrian warlocks. The man turned 100 and returned to Europe, and the Holy Inquisition sought him out due to rumors about his abilities and ended up being imprisoned. It was in prison where he gathered his wisdom and put it on the book known as De Vermis Mysteriis.
The book consists of 700 pages with 17 chapters on various topics, including knowledge of supernatural beings or ways to communicate with spirits. There’s also a section about a drug that allows time travel and it also contains diagrams for different potions, including a method to extend life.
The translation for the title is Nameless Cults or Black book. Supposedly, the author was a certain Friedrich Von Jurzt and it is known that the content of it, was written thanks to the many trips that the author did around the world, getting to know other cults and secret societies which followed some dogma or worshiped ancient deities.
The first edition consisted of 1000 pages, as well as illustrations by the author. It is said it was full of blasphemies against current religions and had encrypted knowledge to prevent anyone from reading the most dangerous texts which included instructions for rituals.
Book of Eibon
This book describes the life of a sorcerer and necromancer in which spells, incatation and summons are included. The first time it appeared was in the novel called, The Lair of the White Worm and it continued showing off in stories like The Haunter of the Dark, The dreams in the Witch House, and others.
It specifically tells about hyperborean culture and technologies, referring to two cities and a species of ape-like beings called voormis, apart from talking about many deities.
Would you dare to read them?