As many of y’all have heard, Boleskine House and some of the surrounding real estate has been purchased by Thelemites, who’ve stated their intent to make the site accessible to other Thelemites. The owners include Keith Readdy, author of One Truth And One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy; I note this just for the sake of transparency. If you’re interested in preserving and rehabilitating sites and artifacts relevant to Thelema, what Thelemites own it should not be an issue. The building was badly damaged in a fire a couple years ago. It was recently further damaged by what appears to have been an act of deliberate arson. The owners are looking to raise funds for the restoration of the building and the grounds via GoFundMe and Paypal. Spiels and links are below. If you don’t care to donate — that’s entirely your prerogative. If you do wish to donate – the same applies. Thou hast no right but to do thy Will … or follow you more microcosmic impulses as the case may be.
The Boleskine House Foundation has the sole aim to raise money to help restore Boleskine House to its original historical condition. Boleskine House is a famous heritage B-listed estate with a rich history. Erected in the late 18th-century by the Fraser family, the house was later owned by spiritual thinker Aleister Crowley and later Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, among many others. In 2015, Boleskine House suffered a devastating fire, rendering it in “ruinous condition” according to the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland. As of 31 July, 2019, Boleskine House has now been the victim of a malicious arson attempt and the remainder of the roof has burnt down, rendering the building into further ruin.
Upon complete restoration, The Boleskine House Foundation will place the house in a charitable foundation and open the estate up to the public with the intention to further engage culture, history, heritage and education through the enjoyment of its surrounding gardens and guided tours of the house, along with hosted events that promote the estate’s history and legacy.
This campaign aims to raise funds primarily for initial stages to begin restoring Boleskine House, including surveys, roof replacement, and external repair of the building so that the structure is sound and water proof.
Interested parties should visit https://www.boleskinehouse.org for more information on our mission statement and vision for the property after its complete restoration.
The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is a charitable incorporated organisation in Scotland which is registered as a charity with the OSCR with company number SC049568
The restoration costs for Boleskine House are estimated to be substantial. The volunteers at the Boleskine House Foundation are seeking creative ways to source financial assistance with the project. Admittedly, a great deal of this burden will rest upon the volunteers themselves and the owners of other plots of the estate, however we will aim to relieve some of this burden through other ways.
We have decided to begin the initial funding of the project with a crowdfunding campaign via Gofundme. You can also donate via Paypal as a “one-off” or as a monthly donation. We will in the future be exploring new ways for people to support our cause through other schemes