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Lairs and Locations
Information on the main geographical centres and buildings which were and continue to be relevant to Aleister Crowley’s life and work. Even today, some represent temples of “Mecca” proportions to some Thelemites.
Situated in Cefalu, Sicily this property was used as Crowley’s Thelemic ideal, in the 1920’s. Now a boarded up ruin some of his vibrant wall artwork can still be seen though it is decaying at an alarming rate. The Abbey never lived up to its idealistic image as presented in “Diary of a Drug Fiend”. From arguments, through death and finally to expulsion.
Boleskine House, Scotland
The main geographical and spiritual centre connected with Aleister Crowley is Boleskine House. Situated in the Highlands of Scotland this house still retains a fascination with many connected with Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page. “Let the Magician, robed and armed as he may deem to be fit, turn his face towards Boleskine, that is the House of The Beast 666” – Liber V vel Reguli.
Presented here are articles from a wide variety of sources concerning Aleister Crowley and Thelema. The older articles, from 1910 to 1950, are taken from the Yorke Collection, housed at the Warburg Institute in London. Although the (c)opyright of these articles rests with the sources and authors, a considerable amount of work has gone into transcribing, hosting and presenting these articles. Much of this work was undertaken in the early 1990s by Doug Brown, to whom a great deal of gratitude is owed by modern students of Thelema, especially for his highly influential crowleyana.com website. The crowleyana.com archive has been absorbed into lashtal.com I would ask all journalists/researchers to identify lashtal.com as a source and to keep the webmaster informed about works that use extracts from the site. It’s possible that I could be of further assistance. If you have any relevant articles not included within this archive I would appreciate an electronic copy or scan. Please feel free to email me with any submissions or comments.
Works by Aleister Crowley
All works by Aleister Crowley reproduced here do so with the kind permission of the copyright holder.
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