My question is has anyone worked with Nineveh Shadrach's work?? I stumbled upon him when researching more on King Solomon's apocryphal lore.
Apparently it is a reference of the 72 evil Djinn that Solomon Worked with. Not sure if this is a retelling of the Lemegeton or of a different aspect. Do not know much about this author. Altho I am excited to think that there is a separate codex of 72 more entities aside from the Ars Goetia.
Some of this book is interesting. Basically it comprises of asking each jinn what affect they can have on a person, and then a remedy is provided.
Page 14 I found interesting, under the section for Naqiq. It caught my attention because I've actually taken Peganum harmala (Syrian rue) before. It's a MAOI which allows you to take substances like DMT orally. The last Syrian rue/DMT trip I took was over 10 years ago, but it lasted over 12 hours with full visuals and conversations with "entities". There are many people who think Syrian rue is the "soma" mentioned in ancient texts.
In this book, it pairs Syrian rue with opium. This is interesting because some of the alkaloids in Syrian rue synergies with opiates, which opium obviously is.
"The medicine for this, O prophet of God, is opium, and Syrian Rue seed, which should be cooked with pure green olive oil. It should be given to him to drink and to sniff.".
Basically, the medicine here would make the imbiber "trip balls", as the youngsters say, and the enhanced opiod effect would probably knock someone on their ass for awhile.
Syrian rue tastes REALLY nasty. I drank it once, and over 10 years later I still gag when I think about it. It's a truly horrible substance. I hope I never smell/taste anything like that again. Blech.
Noe that is interesting. When I reading through it it seemed more like an encyclopedia on how to cure curses brought on by Djinns. Interesting read tho, I wanted to know if there was any merit to its supposed source material.
I think this is a straight medical book to be honest. When Solomon asks where a jinn resides and what affect they have, the descriptions are descriptions of common illnesses. The medicine for the ones I've research seem to be grounded in herbalism and other natural healing methods.
I was confused by the references to animal bile. I know in old writings, some herbs are called by different, more theatrical names, so I was assuming "bile" references weren't really referring to vomit. I think my original assumption was wrong, tho. It looks like ancient Chinese medicine (just using one example) did use animal bile to heal certain ailments. Whether or not this actually works, I have no idea and I'm not about to try! Hah...