A Virtual Abbey of Thelema
@hadgigegenraum I should have also mentioned the Sothic Cycle of the Dog star Sirius. "Under his stars" *
* My rephrasing.
The Abbey of Thelema.
@shiva My reply was totally related to the Abbey of Thelema....I guess that is why you are sighing. Or are sighing from the brilliance of my observation? LOL!
"Invoke me under my stars!"
Nuit is the starry sky. And the representation of the Darkness, the unmanifest, the potential from which all manifestation emerges.
@katrice What's wrong with me today? I keep overlooking the obvious. "Our Lady of the Stars" Liber Al. The Master Therion, the god father of dark Matter.
I guess that is why you are sighing.
A "guess" is not an imperative, so I'll not pick on you for imperativing.
My [sigh] is mostly for the [sight] of the Abbey's roof.
Isn't there a Law, with penalizations, if one neglects to upkeep their property? In some US locales, if you have too many weeds on your lot, they will send in the crew, with the bill to you.
Maybe thinks are different in Sicily than here?
@shiva According to Trip Advisor, it is against the law to visit the site as it is on private property. Because of the dilapidated state of the Abbey, it is considered hazardous, so the local' gendarmerie have made it off-limits. Another site says that it is for sale for $1.6 million. Since the building is still in bad shape, I guess it is safe to assume that they don't have the same laws we do in regard to upkeep. Since it is in such an isolated area, maybe they don't bother with upkeep.
Yes, that's the one. The one that the gov nixed due to laws against excessive profit-making on older dumps.
it is safe to assume that they don't have the same laws we do in regard to upkeep
Even our laws vary. I cited weeds in San Bernardino, Caliph. Here in New Mexico, we have crumbling adobes and older falling houses all over the place. It's like Sicily. By the way, there are nice villas in Sicily for sale at $65,000-70,000 - I ran the search against the $1 mil+ asking price. Of course, they were more rural, not near the sea.
Well, I just did a quick search and found something remarkable. I will remark that this is comparable to the Abbey, more upscale, cleaned up and ready for interior finishing.. I think I will get it as a venue for my new religion.
Please compare the style, the sea, and the asking price ... you will see that the Abbey-owner is out of his/her price range and mind ...
@shiva Very nice! But does your new Abbey of Do What Thou Wilt have to be in Italy? I am familiar with New Mexico having had relatives there. (Albuquerque) You have beautiful and picturesque casas also. And the gorgeous mesas and mountains.. The spirits of the Navajo Even your state flag has a solar sigil on it. Plus, it would far less expensive.
But does your new Abbey of Do What Thou Wilt have to be in Italy?
I selected an example of available real estate in Sis-illy, comparable to the Thelemic Abbey, so you (or anyone) could compare 90,000 to 1,600,000 and do the simple arithmatic arithmatik.
As for me and Italy, it is verily low on my list of places I would want to be, by the sea (humid), in a place where they speak foreign lingo, with a right-wing gov, and with all that plastering and woodworking to be done?
No, I have re-constituted my opinion. I will stay in the dry desert, with Cibola County and The Seven Cities of Gold right next door.
You have beautiful and picturesque casas also ... it would far less expensive.
Picturesque casas cost about a quarter-mil. Anything in Sea-city Island would be cheaper than here. And "here" is pretty cheap compared to the rest of the USA.
But, no matters, no worries, I'm not going anywhere
@shiva I have visited northern Italy. The cities of Venice, Florence and Pisa were mind-blowing. Never been as far south as Sicily or Rome. By yes, there is no place like home.