Since it was written by the "mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred in the eighth century, the fabled "Necronomicon" has been a source of dread. But the mighty powers invoked by this eldritch tome are really long-forgotten psychic abilities from the depths of the human soul, forces of Darkness "and" Light, able to affect the most basic needs and desires, including" Love, Wealth, Peace of Mind, " and" Protection Against Enemies." Many have found "Necronomicon" 's arcane language, eerie instructions, and confusing diagrams too daunting and overwhelming for practical use. But now comes a guide that enables anyone to pick up the book and use its ineluctable power "without fear or risk, " according to editor Simon -- though great care must always be taken when harnessing primal forces and attaining intimate communication with nature, the heavens, and the kingdom of beasts. The time for sorrow, fear, doubt and confusion is over. Prepare to become your own master, with the legendary magick of ancient mystics.