It is by the grace of heaven and earth that we are guided as an ecclesiastical society to engage together in communal study, prayer, worship, meditation, and the exercise of spiritual practices common to the Ninzuwu faith, also known as the Necronomicon Tradition, and for the general welfare of our people, to preserve our culture of immortal life, unique to our people, aimed at providing religious, social and economic rights as well as the attainment of justice and equality for all initiated into our faith and a means to provide for orderly conduct of internal affairs, in dealing with others, and of governing the monastery’s membership, do we hereby ordain this Constitution of The Ninzuwu Shinto Monastery of the Necronomicon Tradition Inc.
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this spiritual society and religious organization shall be The Ninzuwu Shinto Monastery of the Necronomicon Tradition Inc. For the purpose of this constitution and its accompanying by-laws, The Ninzuwu Shinto Monastery of the Necronomicon Tradition Inc. is referred hereinafter as “The Monastery”. It shall be a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York.
ARTICLE Ii: PURPOSE
The Monastery is formed as a religious body of spiritual union for the purposes of:
- to worship the Consciousness of Life permeating throughout all of nature and the unseen worlds and to practice the Art of Ninzuwu in accord with the gospel of the Necronomicon Tradition, its history, philosophy, rites, customs, and practices while promoting the common good and general welfare of its community by espousing and promulgating the tenets of the Shinto faith that bring about civic betterment and social improvement for the greater community at-large, as set forth in the Holy Books of Nyarzir.
- To establish a mystical ethnicity in union with our spiritual heritage as descendants of Nyarzir, and preserve the continuity of the Ninzuwu people.
- To support and conduct research, education, and informational activities to increase awareness of the need for agape love, truth, relief, and charity toward all humankind.
- To assemble at regular intervals to celebrate the cycles of nature, as noted in the Calendar of Nyarzir, and honor the Consciousness of Life, in its multiple expressions and to seek self-development through meditation and other spiritual practices.
- To train and ordain clergy.
- To educate the public and issue publications on matters of Ninzuwu Shinto faith.
ARTICLE III: STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
SECTION 1. We believe in the Eternal Consciousness of Life which permeates throughout all Creation, both seen and unseen, and who thereby is also known in the Ninzuwu-Shinto faith as the Heavenly Parent, Ame-yudzuru-hi-ame-no-sa-giri-kuni-yudzuru-tsuki-kuni-no-sa-giri-no-Mikoto.
SECTION 2. We believe in the virtue of divine love as witness in nature. As we acknowledge this, we also affirm our ethnic identity as Ninzuwu, and our moral obligation to cultivate divine love within our own lives and in the relationships and communities around us, locally, globally and universally. We believe through our efforts of applied divine love, kindness, good thoughts, good deeds, compassion, and right living, that we can remove the suffering of humanity and ascend to higher planes of being, cultivating the ability to alter the DNA of matter through our sacred prayers and we affirm this rite daily as prescribed by the Ninzuwu faith.
SECTION 3. We believe in the existence of supernatural beings the guardians of the human race. While they are known by many other names, they are properly revered as the Ninzuwu and Nyarzir in our faith.
SECTION 4: We believe that we are descendants of the Nyarzir and Ninzuwu, who are guardians and protectors of humanity, and as such, we exhibit certain clairvoyant abilities, which we employ for the benefit of humanity and all creation to promote higher consciousness through divine love, equality and balance and to cause an end to human suffering especially those caused by hatred, prejudice, racism, classism, greed, apathy and avarice. Ninzuwu members demonstrate their ethnicity by advocating and promoting these tenets and by actively working against the dehumanizing system of racial classification which is against humanity.
SECTION 5. We believe that in order to fulfil our ethos as Ninzuwu, we are obligated to uplift the consciousness of humanity and advance the universal consciousness within nature by actively applying our efforts to assist the cause of those in need, to join our efforts in practices to eliminate suffering and aid in the revival and restoration of nature, to create communities that actively engage in the moral tenets of Ninzuwu to increase the health and the frequency of creation and humanity through harmonious lifestyles and ecologically sustainable living.
SECTION 6. We believe in the Holy Books of Nyarzir which have been provided for our instruction and in memory of the Eternal Consciousness of Life by the Ninzuwu, our ancestral genii. These sacred books serve as a guide for initiation and the foundation of Ninzuwu culture and faith. The canon of djinn inspired literature heretofore delineated as the Sacred Texts of the Necronomicon Tradition are here as follows:
(a) The Ivory Tablets of the Crow (author: Warlock Asylum)
(b) The Armor of Amaterasu Ohkami (author: Warlock Asylum)
(c) The Yi Jing Apocrypha of Genghis Khan (author: Warlock Asylum)
(d) Ame-no-Ukihashi: The Martial Art of the Ninzuwu (author: Warlock Asylum)
(e) The Sacred Text of Ghost Dragon Kotodama (author: Warlock Asylum)
(f) The Oracle of Enheduanna (author: Warlock Asylum)
(g) The Marie Laveau Corpus Text (author: Warlock Asylum)
This canon shall remain unchanged unless and until there arises one of the earthly Ninzuwu who has been given another spiritual work in a dream or revelation. In the event such a case arises, the officers of the Monastery shall meet to determine the quality of the work and to pronounce the final approval of the new text to be added to the canon of the Old Faith.
SECTION 7. We believe in the divine guidance of our congregation, heretofore known as the Ioxna. We affirm that the Ioxna is guarded by the Ninzuwu of the Celestial and Infernal Spheres under the direction of the Ayaqox, who is known in the Far East as the Ame-no-Ukihashi-Hime-no-Mikoto, the Yukionna, known in Medo-Persian nations as Inanna, and Ishtar. We affirm the Spirit of this Divinity residing within us and in service to the Bride of Nyarzir, Johuta. We affirm our allegiance to Johuta by means of the seven fold initiation of the celestial gates and resurrection of the Seven Ghost Dragons.
SECTION 8. We affirm that our use of the term “Necronomicon,” in conjunction with our tradition, is purely alchemical in nature, and exists as a metaphor for those who adhere to the ancient customs of ancestral veneration. Through our invocation of the Ninzuwu and respect for nature, we exercise an ancient Shinto faith. Ninzuwu describes the characteristic spirit of our culture and heritage as progeny of the divine-race, and also as clergy of the celestial realms, including those which are unseen. We believe in the Ninzuwu as gatekeepers of Heaven, the Land of the Living, and the Netherworld.
SECTION 9. We believe that humanity and creation fell into a state of ignorance after abandoning its shamanic roots, which were in balance with nature and coexisted in harmony with the cosmos. We further believe that humanity may only be restored and redeemed through a return to the faith ascribed to them in ancient times.
ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP
Members of this Monastery shall be those duly initiated persons as listed by the Monastery at the time that this constitution is adopted and those who are admitted thereafter and who have declared and maintained their membership in accordance with the provisions of this constitution and its’ by-laws.
ARTICLE V: GOVERNMENT
A Board of Directors known as the Council of the Necronomicon Samurai shall, in accordance with the Monastery’s Constitution and Bylaws, govern the monastery. All affiliates of The Ninzuwu Shinto Monastery of the Necronomicon Tradition Inc. shall abide by the principles and rules set forth herein.
ARTICLE VI: COUNCIL OF THE NECRONOMICON SAMURAI
The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai [Board of Directors] shall consist of no less than three (3) members, which shall include the following Officers: Shogun-Lugal, (President) Entu-Bugeisha, (Vice President) Enu-Daimyo (Secretary), Zhafu (Treasurer), and Zwatoh (Archivist). The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai may have as many non-officer members as it deems necessary.
- Every official department head of the Monastery shall serve on the Council of the Necronomicon Samurai.
- The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai shall conduct, manage and control the affairs and business of the Monastery.
- The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai shall have the power to make rules and regulations, as needed, consistent with the law, or the Constitution and Bylaws of the Monastery.
- The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai shall have the power to borrow money and incur indebtedness for the purpose of the Monastery, and for that purpose to cause to be executed and delivered, in the Monastery’s name, promissory notes, bonds, debentures, deeds of trust, mortgages, pledges, hypothecations, or other evidence of debt and securities.
- The Council of the Necronomicon Samurai shall meet quarterly at such a place and time to be designated by the Shogun-Lugal.
ARTICLE VII – FINANCES
The Monastery shall be financed by:
(a) The freewill tithes and offerings of members and friends of the Monastery.
(b) Fund-raisers that are approved by the Council of the Necronomicon Samurai.
(c) Other legal means that are approved by the Council of the Necronomicon Samurai.
- Bank Accounts
- The Monastery shall have the right to maintain a checking and/or savings account in its name.
- All Monastery bank accounts will require the signatures of the Shogun-Lugal (President), or Zhafu (Treasurer).
- The Zhafu (Treasurer) will deposit all moneys coming into the Monastery into the proper bank account of the Monastery. In the event that the Zhafu (Treasurer) is unable for a period of time to make deposits, he/she may [in written form] authorize the Enu-Daimyo (Secretary) to make deposits.
- All checks being paid out of the Monastery’s funds shall require the signatures of the Shogun-Lugal (President) or the Zhafu (Treasurer).
ARTICLE VIII – PROPERTY RIGHTS
- The Monastery shall possess the right to own land, buildings, automobiles, and other properties in its name that are needed.
- No real or chattel property of the Monastery shall be sold, leased, mortgaged, or otherwise alienated without authorization of the Council of the Necronomicon Samurai.
ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the Constitution and/or Bylaws of the Monastery may be proposed and passed under the following requirements:
- A special Council of the Necronomicon Samurai meeting is called for the expressed purpose of Amending the Constitution and/or Bylaws. Amendments to the Constitution and/or Bylaws cannot be proposed during a regular business meeting of the Monastery.
- A special meeting for the Amendment of the Constitution and/or Bylaws requires a quorum of three official Council of Necronomicon Samurai Members [including the Shogun-Lugal].
- The Enu-Daimyo (Secretary) must mail a written copy of the proposed Amendment(s) to all Board Members no less than 30 days before the set date of the special meeting.
- Any Amendment to the Constitution and/or Bylaws requires a 75% favorable vote.
- No Amendment to the Constitution and/or Bylaws can be made without the approval of the Shogun-Lugal.