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Boleskine cemetary feature


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I contacted the South Loch Ness Heritage society recently with a view to asking them to support a production of my play about Crowley. I noticed on their website a page about Boleskine cemetery and thought it might be of interest to some members.

Here's a link

http://southlochnessheritage.co.uk/index25.html

There is a disparaging mention of "Crowley cult followers" nothing changes I suppose.

John


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dougbrown93
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Hi John
Thanks for posting this. Interesting little article and one that adds to the collective knowledge of Boleskine.
Im hoping to get up that way this year. Last year i only managed a couple of long shots of the house from the west side of the Loch.

Cheers
db


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alysa
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Thanks for the link Darkpoet, looks like an interesting article, to me.


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 Anonymous
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Hi,

Glad you found the link interesting.

Regarding photographing Boleskine house, it is actually very difficult to see clearly from the road and the owners make it very clear that they don't want visitors. I think it may be possible to get a view from the hillside behind the house and in Scottish law, as long as you are not in the garden of the house, you are perfectly within your rights to walk on the hill.

I'm going to use some local connections to see if I can get in as part of my research for the play. If I do I'll try and get permission to take photos and do an audio recording of my impressions of the place that I can put up on the internet as a podcast.


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 Anonymous
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

When I went on pilgrimage to Boleskine I found the locals very nice actually and they seemed more worried as to whether I was a Campbell or not. That area being very much Macdonald country and the Scottish Civil War resentment still being strong in the Highlands.

The only thing I found was in the hostel that I stayed in there was a sign reading "No Smoking, No Music, No Rituals". The Foyers Hotel Bar has an excellent selection of Malt Whiskeys and the bar maid was very nice. They must have known I was a Thelemite but as I didn't force anything on them they let it go and I even got locked in the bar till very late.

Alex

Love is the law, love under will.


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 Anonymous
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Thank you Alex,
next time I need to get locked up with a very nice barmaid and a load of Malt Whiskey
I know where to go...


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dougbrown93
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Hi DP
Ive done my fair share of skulking about up the side of the house and have enough pictures to satisfy my curiosity. If i was to there in the future it would be to simply have a wander around the area and the burial ground. Might even take a hike up the hill to the south of the house if its feasible.
In the past i have echoed others views on this site that the house is a private residence. As such, the owners have the right to live in peace without strangers trapsing up their drive and peering in their windows. This is something everyone should respect.

Judging by some of the recent youtube footage this view is not shared by others. However, these others appear to be local teenagers following a sort of urban myth about Crowley and the house.

Just wanted to clarify my position on that one.
Be interested to hear about your progress dp.

Cheers
db


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