As always, my opinions are in PURPLE Links are in BLUE
I got a pingback yesterday & you can imagine my surprise when it this is what I saw when I clicked on it… More than a little cheeky no?
So, in response to the insults fired at my site by gnosisobscvra.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/
I would like to say this…
My site may not “SEEM TO BE VERY GOOD” in your opinion, but
A. It’s good enough for you to use, so clearly you don’t have anything either as good as or better than my blog.
B. You’re right. IT IS OLD NEWS!! I blogged it on – 26th Dec 2015 – DAYS after the fire! (Feel free to check the date I published, top left under the heading)
It’s taken you NINE MONTHS to even manage to catch up with my “now old news” It may be old news, but it’s new to you isn’t it?
Your latest news is in fact one of my old blogs FROM LAST YEAR! So it “SEEMS” that it is YOU that’s blogging “old news” Hell, it isn’t even your own old news! It’s mine!
C. Had you bothered to look at my SEEMINGLY not very good site properly, you would have seen the *WORLD EXCLUSIVE* I published only a few months ago..
But you didn’t…. Ooops-a-daisy!
So, now who’s the one that doesn’t “SEEM TO BE VERY GOOD?”
Boleskine House. Occultist Aleister Crowley’s former home on the banks of Loch Ness was mysteriously devoured by raging inferno
Boleskine House fire. Wed 23 Dec 2015
THE onetime home of black witch Aleister Crowley – the self-confessed “most evil man in Britain” – has been virtually destroyed by a fire which ripped through the 18th-century Loch Ness-side mansion.
The blaze at Boleskine House was spotted around 1:40pm yesterday by a motorist on the A82 Inverness to Fort William road, which runs along the north side of the loch.
Within just two hours the flames had claimed 60 per cent of the building, which has also been owned by Led Zeppelin lead guitarist Jimmy Page.
More than 30 fire crew, some of them wearing breathing apparatus, used six water jets in their attempt to dowse the blaze. No one was in the house at the time.
Annette MacGillivray bought the house from Page and sold it a few years ago to a Dutch couple, who use it as a holiday home. It is believed it was due to go on the market.
Mrs MacGillivray, who now lives in North Berwick, said: “When we bought it, it was a hovel. Just a shell and we paid too much for it.
“We spent a lot of money, stripping it back to the bare walls and re-roofing it. It had four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a huge drawing room, dining room, library and various smaller rooms.
“It is unlikely it will ever be rebuilt unless there is someone out there with an interest in the occult wanting to spend a lot of money.”
Asked if she had experienced any “strange” occurances, Mrs MacGillivray replied: “Not one. Absolutely none. I am a non-believer and didn’t listen to all that rubbish. We had a great time there, and my late husband and I had wonderful parties. “It is so sad as we put a lot of our life into that house.”
Local legend has it that the house was built on the site of a church which was burned down, killing the entire congregation who were attending Mass.
Originally named Boleskine Lodge, it was built as a hunting lodge in the late 18th century by the Hon. Archibald Fraser, who was related to Lieutenant General Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat.
The house was built on land acquired from the Church on a site that was reputedly chosen to annoy Lord Lovat, whose estate surrounded the property. He was a self-proclaimed magician and the press of the day reported accounts of black magic, devil worship and human sacrifice, calling him “the wickedest man in the world”.
Unexplained and unconfirmed stories of the time include those of a local butcher cutting off his own hand with a cleaver after reading a note from Crowley written on a piece of paper with a spell on the reverse.
There are rumours of a tunnel from the cellars of the house to the burial ground which lies below the house by the loch side. Read in full scotsman
(The Scotsman, 8 days prior to the fire)
Jimmy Page at Boleskine House at Loch Ness 14 Dec 2015
Occultist Aleister Crowley bought Boleskine House in the late 1800s.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page may only have visited there a handful of times, but the rock god is forever linked to what has been dubbed “the most notorious home in the Highlands”
Aleister Crowley lived at Boleskine House
Page bought Boleskine House on the southern bank of Loch Ness in the early 1970s, driven by his long interest in the work of Victorian occultist and magician of the black arts, Aleister Crowley, who lived there in the early 1900s.
Page went on to claim “bad vibes” ran through the 18th Century property, where he maintained the head of an executed man – believed to be Lord Lovat who fought with the English during the 1745 uprising – could be heard rolling around the floor.
The musician was to feature Boleskine in The Song Remains the Same, the documentary which followed the band on their 1973 tour of the States.
In one scene, Page’s eyes glow devil red before it cuts to a shot of dense woodland, lit by the moon, with the guitarist climbing to the top of a mountain to the soundtrack of Dazed and Confused, where he meets a hoooded creature holding a lantern.
Boleskine House today
Page was to ask his childhood friend Malcolm Dent to be the caretaker of Boleskine House, which was owned by the musician for 20 years.
Mr Dent lived there happily, raising his family, until Page sold-up in the early 1990s.
In a 2006 interview with the Inverness Courier, Mr Dent, who died in 2011, said he and his wife and children had loved living there, despite the “curious” goings on.
Mr Dent, described himself as a sceptic but said there were things at Boleskin that could not be explained.
He said: “Doors would be slamming all night, you’d go into a room and carpets and rugs would be piled up.”
Another regular occurrence was that the back door, inside doors and kitchen doors would suddenly spring open as if someone was running through them, even on calm days.
“We just used to say that was Aleister doing his thing,” Mr Dent said.
Crowley, aged just 25, bought Boleskine in 1899 after looking for the right location to carry out a series of rituals from the Book of Abramelin.
It was a text central to Crowley’s new religion Thelema, which he believed would help him make contact with his holy guardian angel.
He reportedly required “a house in a more or less secluded situation” with a door that opened to the north from where the oratory could be delivered. From there, Crowley planned to banish the demons once they had been summoned to a terrace, which would be covered in ‘fine river dust’.
It is said Crowley had to leave Boleskine on business before the full operation – which could take up to six months- was concluded, with the so-called demons left gathered at the loch-side home.
Of his experiments in the Highlands, Crowley – who styled himself Laird of Boleskine and Abertarf – wrote: “The demons and evil forces had congregated round me so thickly that they were shutting off the light. It was a comforting situation. There could be no more doubt of the efficiency of the operation,”
It is said those living in the area around Boleskine long avoided the estate where Crowley made his home and were terrified of the work of “the wickedest man in the world”, as he was often referred to by the press of the day.
With plenty of myth and superstition surrounding the property, it is said the consequences of Crowley’s time at Boleskine were long felt, with several personal tragedies associated with the house.
One employee of the estate attempted to kill his wife and children, it was claimed in Crowley’s diary.
His lodge keeper, Hugh Gillie, suddenly lost his two children in sudden, unexplained circumstances.
A housemaid is said to have gone mad with a local butcher cutting off his hand while dealing with Crowley’s order.
In 1960 the new owner of the property, Major Edward Grant, killed himself with a shotgun in the bedroom that had been used by Crowley for many of his satanic rituals.
It is now owned by a Dutch couple, with signs to the driveway entrance making clear that Boleskine is a “strictly private” property – and those seeking a glimpse of the place will not be welcome Read in full scotsman
1. The Inverness/Loch Ness area had Torrential rain the day of the fire & a couple days prior..
3. 6 FIRE ENGINES?! SIX? REALLY??
Setting aside the Satanists love of the number 6.
Why on earth was there so many??
& despite the numerous fire engines they STILL didn’t manage to put it out before the house was destroyed!?!
My guesstimate.. 80-100meters from road?
Pics below are DIRECTLY in front of Boleskine House. (cannot be seen from road due to the thick hedge) Would the same hedge not have acted as a very slight barrier to the smoke?? Also taking into account that Boleskine House was on a hill, so therefore higher than the road.
Boleskine LODGE at the entrance of the private road that leads to Boleskine House. Clearly shows the upward gradient of the road.
As we can see by images above 60% of house has not yet been destroyed. But it is starting to get dark. So my educated guess, these pics were taken approximately 3.45pm ish.
(It is 4.15pm on Dec 26th & it’s pitch black outside!)
6. It happened on December 22nd. Occultists LOVE the number 22.
It’s double 11! & its double 2! (A quick glance through history shows their fondness of 11 & 22)
7. Boleskine House was burnt to the ground, 8 days after Scotsman article (14th Dec) which reaffirmed Crowleys association with Boleskine & was based around how evil Aleister was. Funily enough, the fire was only a few days before Christian festival associated with the birth of Christ & after that article.
8. The current owners are Dutch & used Boleskine House as a holiday home.
“No one was in the house at the time.”
The owners weren’t there, presumably away home for Xmas. Anyone leaving a house for a reasonable period of time would have everything very securely locked up & ALL the heating, gas, electric etc would be completely turned off.
Which begs the question:
HOW THE HELL DID THE FIRE START THEN IF NOT DELIBERATELY?
BOLESKINE HOUSE FIRE ‘NOT DELIBERATE’
(We have no idea of actual cause, but we know for fact it was ‘NOT DELIBERATE’ How do they know it wasn’t deliberate if they dont know what caused it?! So in other words they either haven’t got a scooby or they know the real cause & are just not gonna tell us!)
Inverness Courier 13/01/2016
A FIRE which gutted a Loch Ness mansion is not believed to have been started deliberately.
Boleskine House, which overlooks the loch near Foyers, was ravaged by a fierce blaze on Wednesday, December 23.
A total of 23 firefigthers worked in dangerous conditions to bring the inferno under control.
It is understood the Dutch owner’s daughter and her partner, who were living in the house at the time, had gone shopping in Inverness and returned to find the property ablaze.
Boleskine House has a chequered and colourful history. It was built in the late 1700s and achieved notoriety when it became the home of Aleister Crowley, the self- proclaimed “wickedest man on earth”, in 1899.
Occultist Crowley, also known as “The Great Beast 666” became infamous for stories of conducting black magic and various other rituals while residing at the house. He died in 1947.
Boleskine House was bought by rock guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame, a fan of Crowley, in 1970.
However, after arranging for the house to be restored he spent little time at Boleskine, leaving things in the care of his friend Malcolm Dent, who lived there with his family.
Jimmy Page sold the house in 1992, having spent less than six weeks at the property.
It was then bought by a hotelier, the late Ronald MacGillivray and his wife Annette, who carried out extensive renovations of the property transforming it into a luxury residence before selling it to the current owner.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said no definite cause of the blaze has been identified, but he added: “We do not believe the fire was deliberately started.” SOURCE
More on Crowley & Boleskine House
- Aleister Crowley’s Boleskine House Exclusive