Psionic Codex

Havelock Whitford's private notes.

It is with great reluctance that the authors decided to include this image in this compilation. Illustrated in Whitford's own hand are the characters of his simple Latin-based code associated with the corresponding Psionic Character in which some copies of the Necronomicon are written.

The Language is both rich, yet simplistic, sharing many traits (words and vocabulary) of the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian tradition, yet adhering fully to none. The characters, however, depart strikingly from ancient cuneiform, employing instead a complex and advanced symbology of a level of complexity not seen until many centuries after the fall of those various empires. Several extremely ancient texts have been discovered that contain symbols of the Psionic language. The texts usually deal with identifying, communicating, and controlling the multitude of spirits thought in ancient times to influence or control all aspects of life.

The artistic representations of these beings is significant in its rich detail, with a sense of depth, lighting, and shade not usually seen in such ancient works, implying a more tangible, experiential relationship with the beings, rather than symbolic imagery. It is in fact strongly suggested by the authors that these are the beings as they have actually been seen, the physical manifestation of entities that are normally invisible to human eyes. Of course, they can be made to manifest themselves in their natural form given the proper rituals, chemicals, and conditions. These were brought about in ancient times through elaborate ritual and ceremony.

The word EGIRUZISHU is written in the Psionic language by the Brothers of the Order, who were known to have similar brands. The hand is disfigured by boils and unusually long, claw-like nails, a sign of the early stages of Ascendancy.

The word can be broken down as follows: EGIRU is a strange word that has defied translation. Depending on context, it appears to either mean dream, symbol, writing, or even wish. There is undoubtedly a cultural context that is lost to us. ZI translates to of, and SHU is to control, or direct.

The image is a transcription (transliteration) table, with each of the 32 known characters of the Psionic language represented on the right hand side of the column, and the Orderís bastard roman characters which correspond roughly to the characters of the standard Latin alphabet on the left. The Brotherhood generally wrote in a form of quasi-Latin, using roman characters that were in appearance, strongly influenced or even borrowed directly from Psionic.
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