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Aleister Crowley’s Ashes


Damien
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I had submitted this as a possible news article but didn't hear back. Here's a story about locating the Germer house in New Jersey where Crowley's ashes supposedly rest. I'm assuming this doesn't count as shameless self promotion.

https://contrarytopop.com/aleister-crowleys-ashes

 


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Michael Staley
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A good piece of detective work; well done.

 


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Aleisterion
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Very well done...I just wish you could've gotten a photo of the actual tree. It would be terrible if the new owner rips it up for whatever reason. What the hell was Sascha thinking? And Karl was just like, "whatever". 🙄 


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Good interesting stuff, good job finding it.

Welcome to the forums!


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Aleisterion
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You motivated me to go onto google earth...now I'm trapped in a rabbit-hole. You provided a lot of info there, plus with the photo of the house I can ascertain what kind of stone wall it is. It's in Hampton near the river, near the river road, but on a private road (and there are a limited number of those). It's a fun hunt; but I'd have no interest in actually going there.


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Damien
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Posted by: @ignant666

Welcome to the forums!

I'm actually a returning member. I was a member long enough ago I had forgotten my credentials. 


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Damien
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You motivated me to go onto google earth...now I'm trapped in a rabbit-hole.

There are certainly worse ways to spend a few hours online!


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After looking at both pics a bit, I'm not at all sure they depict the same house. That aside, there are conflicting accounts as to what happened to the remains. It may be that they were buried and couldn't be found because the spot was mistaken when Karl went to retrieve them. Somehow I don't see  Sascha smashing an urn against a tree with ease, maybe she poured out the ashes. Or maybe something else happened, and the truth isn't known. 🙄 


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Damien
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Posted by: @aleisterion

After looking at both pics a bit, I'm not at all sure they depict the same house.

It's the same house. As I wrote, the house has been added to extensively. Here's another pic of the old house to help you see it.

germerhousereverse

 


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Posted by: @damien

I'm assuming this doesn't count as shameless self promotion.

There is no need for shame when credit is well deserved. Be shameless in your accomplishment, this was a truly good and very interesting piece of detective work in deed. Thank you for sharing it! 


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Posted by: @damien

I had submitted this as a possible news article but didn't hear back. Here's a story about locating the Germer house in New Jersey where Crowley's ashes supposedly rest. I'm assuming this doesn't count as shameless self promotion.

https://contrarytopop.com/aleister-crowleys-ashes

 

Very cool - thanks for finding it!

They sure added a lot on to that building!


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Damien
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Posted by: @katrice

There is no need for shame when credit is well deserved. Be shameless in your accomplishment, this was a truly good and very interesting piece of detective work in deed. Thank you for sharing it! 

That's very nice of you to say. 


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Damien
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Posted by: @christibrany

They sure added a lot on to that building!

They really did. The interior is stunning. 


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