The Scotsman reports:
“Boleskine House, on the banks of Loch Ness near Foyers in the Highlands, is still ablaze and fire crews have been unable to get inside the building to check for casualties.
“About 60% of the building had been destroyed by the time fire crews arrived shortly after 1.40pm [GMT] on Wednesday.”
Read more on this tragedy at:
more heartbreaking pictures here:
and video here:
Boleskine House was purchased by Crowley and outfitted for his undertaking the Abramelin working. He found it suitable for this working because: “the first essential is a house in a more or less secluded situation. There should be a door opening to the north from the room of which you make your oratory. Outside this door, you construct a terrace covered with fine river sand. This ends in a ‘lodge’ where the spirits may congregate,” as Crowley stated in his Confessions. He would inaugurate the 6 month long working, but left it unfinished.
Read more on the history of the building and Crowley’s occupancy here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boleskine_House
“But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place.” (AL III:34)
thanks to Hymenaeus Beta for alerting us to this tragedy.
And here’s some views of Boleskine House in happier times from Richard Kaczynski’s FB feed: