Boleskine House

Boleskine House, originally uploaded by monkeyiron.   I’ve added a stub for Boleskine House to the Hermeneuticon Wiki and now added a link to this image there.   The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of […]

I Make Myself Invisible in Articles by Aleister Crowley.

“It was at the direction of the head of the Order that I then went to Scotland, to my manor house of Boleskine, which is two or three miles from the Falls of Foyers.

My subsidiary object—the principal aim is too sacred to discuss—put into simple language was to gain control over the ‘four great princes’ of the evil of the world.” [via, also]

New post about the part of Boleskine that’s on sale

“A beautiful plot on the shores of Loch Ness, next to Jimmy Page and Aleister Crowley’s old property Boleskine House is for sale.” New post about the part of Boleskine that’s on sale at “Breathtaking plot on Loch Ness for sale

Interestingly, this article makes it clear that it’s only part of the estate, and not the house. I hadn’t gathered that from the other references to this property on sale, and most people talking about this are making the mistake of reading that as being the main house for sale.


The view onto Loch Ness from the plot

“A beautiful plot on the shores of Loch Ness, next to Jimmy Page and Aleister Crowley’s old property Boleskine House is for sale.

A wonderful plot on the shores of Loch Ness with planning permission for a three-bedroom log cottage has come onto the market. The plot, which comes to just under two acres, used form part of the Boleskine House estate which was previously owned by Aleister Crowley, the famous master of the occult, and subsequently by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The plot includes 140ft of owned Loch Ness foreshore, perfect for monster- spotting. The only drawback is access which is only available by boat from along the shore and materials to build the property must also be transported by barge; on the plus side the property is guaranteed to provide peace and quiet amongst the hills. The area combines the rugged beauty and timeless enchantment of the Scottish Highlands just 18 miles from Inverness, with the airport just 28 miles by car.”

The article doesn’t mention whether the two acres comes with the mule that Crowley rode on the Deosai Plateau or not …

Omnium Gatherum: 14feb2021

An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for February 14, 2021

It’s that time of year again, when I’m secretly tempted to make an “Enjoy your Venereal Disease!” joke because of that and Valentine’s Day both being VD. But, this year I settled on this one, which will be posting to social media later today:

Hermetic Library be my appropriate healthy parasocial acquaintance

Over 200 subscribers to the new email Newsletter already! If you haven’t already, do consider following along. I’ve talked about this before, and I probably should have started this a decade ago, ignoring for a moment that I did start a list but didn’t keep it going; but, I think I’ve found how to make this fit into my work flow. Check it out and let me know what you think!

This weekend there’s a weather warning about wind chill down to -24° F here at the library. Today is supposed to be entirely below 0°F all day, and even colder tomorrow. Be cosy and safe out there, wherever you are in the world!

Here’s a variety of notable things I’ve recently found that you may also be interested in checking out:

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Omnium Gatherum: 16dec2020

An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for December 16, 2020

Welp, that’s a wrap! I just recently finished featuring each track and artist from Magick, Music and Ritual 15 on social media. So, it’s mostly done until next year. I’ve started to point people toward “following” Hermetic Library on Bandcamp for anthology news; but, of course, I’ll keep talking about it elsewhere too. But, hopefully, it will be another way to reach people that avoids drowning in noise or being drowned by algorithms.

Hey, I don’t know if you knew about this, but I ran into it, again, I think: OpenLibrary has a search feature that does text searching within the entire catalog of Internet Archive documents. Try it out: Thelema. It doesn’t work so well for terms like A∴A∴, but maybe they’ll improve it over time. Anyhow, that’s a neat way to check for terms across books. I think I’ll add that and Wiktionary to the list of external references on Hermeneuticon pages! This will become increasingly useful as I get further into adding important terms from the material at the library, as a way to find materials outside the library that are also relevant. I’ve long wanted to start adding crossindexing from within and without the library materials, with important quotes. That’s another step in the right direction, anyway, of being more useful as a reference and research tool for the site, as I’ve always intended Hermeneuticon to become.

In other news, I just added a bunch of new pages to the long suffering, ever-upcoming issue of the Zine. It’s gone from only 1/2 filled, to only a few pages before I can release it! Oh! So it looks like there’s definitely going to be a zine issue in 2021! (I shudder to imagine when the next one after that will be ready, but let’s celebrate now whilst we can …) Oh, gods, did I just jinx it?

Here’s a variety of notable things I’ve recently found that you may also be interested in checking out:

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Omnium Gatherum: 6dec2020

An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for December 6, 2020

Here’s a variety of notable things I’ve recently found that you may also be interested in checking out:

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Omnium Gatherum: 15nov2020

An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for November 15, 2020

Here’s a variety of notable things I’ve recently found that you may also be interested in checking out:

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