Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Loch Ness' Boleskine House Is On Fire Again: 93

Boleskine House has long been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. It once was owned by occultist Aleister Crowley and later by the talented Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

Boleskine House (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh Both Fhleisginn) is a manor on the southeast side of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is notable for having been the home of author and occultist Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 – December 1, 1947), and Led Zeppelin (1968-1980, plus reunions in 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007) guitarist and producer Jimmy Page (born January 9, 1944).  

Boleskine House suffered significant fire damage in December 2015.

On July 31, 2019, firefighters are currently battling a fire in the ruins of Boleskine House.

Two fire trucks from Inverness were dispatched to the scene on the B852 shortly after 3.45 pm local time, following reports of a derelict building on fire.

A spokesman from The Boleskine House Foundation confirmed the news on social media saying: “We have received a report and have verified that the remainder of Boleskine House is on fire, as a criminal act of vandalism. Two fire engines are on site. If anyone is local and capable of going to see what is going on we would be grateful.”

The 2015 fire almost completely ruined Boleskine House.

A photograph from a drone shows the extensive 2015 damage.

On June 26, 2019, there was an announcement about the 2015 fire at the Boleskine House earlier.

Seven fire crews rushed to the scene of the blaze near Foyers on the afternoon of December 23, 2015, but were unable to save it from being totally gutted.

In an incident report by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, in a section headed “main cause,” it states: “Overheating, unknown cause.”

Three years after that December blaze, when Boleskine House was razed by fire, the cause of the fire was officially revealed as “unknown,” although fire investigators say it was most likely accidental and sparked by overheating.

But they have not been able to pinpoint from where it actually started, adding to the enigma of the building where black magic rituals involving sex, drugs and the occult were said to have taken place.

Boleskine House is still a popular tourist attraction for those interested in the history of the building, particularly those with a dark interest in Crowley, dubbed “the wickedest man in the world” and the “Beast of Boleskin.”

The Boleskine House Foundation has an active Go Fund Me to 
raise money for the Boleskine House Restoration.

There is a special (unknown) premium for all those donating £93.

The twilight language of £93....

The number 93 is of great significance in Thelema, founded by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley in 1904 with the writing of The Book of the Law (also known as Liber AL vel Legis).
The central philosophy of Thelema is in two phrases from Liber AL: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and "Love is the law, love under will." The two primary terms in these statements are "Will" and "Love", respectively. In the Greek language, they are Thelema (Will) and Agape (Love). Using the Greek technique of isopsephy, which applies a numerical value to each letter, the letters of each of these words sum to 93:
Thelema: Θελημα = 9 + 5 + 30 + 8 + 40 + 1 = 93
Agapé: Αγαπη = 1 + 3 + 1 + 80 + 8 = 93
It is common for Thelemites to greet each other with "93" in person as well as in the opening and closing of written correspondence. This custom derives from Aleister Crowley's guideline that Thelemites should greet each other with the Law of Thelema by saying "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." Since saying the entire Law can be cumbersome, using 93 has become a kind of shorthand.
In informal written correspondence, one often finds the number singularly at the head of a letter, representing "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and in the form "93 93/93" at the end, which stands for "Love is the law, love under will." Crowley often used this form himself within his own letters.
Aleister Crowley wrote thus on the matter:
"I am often asked why I begin my letters this way. No matter whether I am writing to my lady or to my butcher, always I begin with these eleven words. Why, how else should I begin? What other greeting could be so glad? Look, brother, we are free! Rejoice with me, sister, there is no law beyond Do what thou wilt!" Source.

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