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.
CEFALU, Sicily: From the major Sicilian tourist resort of Taormina, the main coast road leading to Cefalu trails along the north-easterly edge of the island, a ribbon of bright blue coast always to your right peppered with occasional stumps of volcanic rock. We were being driven by an Irish friend…