January 11, 2005 at 10:32 pm #2913
Just now, I`m doing some artwork (grafics, paintings) related to the event which occured in March/April 1904 in Cairo. I need more informations about the house in which Aleister and Rose lived at that time in Cairo. Are there photos?
In return we can offer informations about our scarlet women research in swizerland last year. We think we have some unique informations ans documents.
Thanks, MichelaJanuary 12, 2005 at 11:39 pm #10706
Well, your thread is getting many hits! Let’s hope that someone is able to help. My money’s on Excoriator – if anyone knows, I suspect he does!
I’d certainly be very interested in the result of your researches regarding the Scarlet Women. Were you able to confirm the 1976 (?) death date of Leah Hirsig?
Regards,January 13, 2005 at 1:34 pm #10707
Lea (without “h”) Hirsig died in Meiringen 22th February 1975 at 6.15 PM.
We have the official documents from the “Zivilstandsamt Oberhasli”, near Meiringen. We had contact with a man, a hotelier, who´s grand-aunt was Lea. He told us, that Lea was a “very important” aunt for his father. He told us, if he could find photos from her, he would send it.
Last year we travelled in that wonderful region of switzerland, searching for Lea´s grave. The grave was opend 8 years before. (graves in that region only exist for 20 years.)
But we could find all other informations and the contact with Lea´s “bloodline”.
A few month ago a lady, “Mrs. Hirsig” from the “Zivilstandsamt” in Amsolding CH (near Trachselwald, Lea´s place of birth) called me to give more information about Lea. I was perplexed, hearing the name Hirsig from a lady with typical swiss – pronounciation. But it was “only” by chance (C.G. Jung would liked it).
OK. That´s for today. Two years ago, we travelled to Cefalu. Last year to Meiringen. This year ?.
Please excuse our English.
Kurt & MichelaJanuary 14, 2005 at 12:57 pm #10708
sorry for mistake: Lea died 6.15 [size=24px]AM![/size]
KurtJanuary 16, 2005 at 11:26 am #10709
I have very good reason to believe that it was in Sharia Kasr el Nil (i.e. Kasr el Nil street). And there is a fair chance that it was in the Midan Soliman Pasha, a.k.a. Place de Soliman Pasha, a.k.a. Soliman Pasha Square; now known as Midan Talaat Harb (a.k.a. etc.).
And it is possible that it is a building in a photograph on this website:
Go down the index on the left to this one:
99-03-18 MIDAN SOLIMAN PASHA
On that page there is a photograph, taken within two decades of 1904, of the Michel Ayoub Pasha Building; a curious, curved building that still exists. It was built around the turn of the century and it is my prime candidate. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite clinched it. If anyone would like to pay for me to go back to Cairo, and/or London, I might be able to confirm it for y’all. If it is that building, it wasn’t called that then. It is also possible it was a previous building on that site.
Interestingly, the Midan is generally regarded as the centre of Cairo (though it has some competition in the much larger Midan Tahrir, which the museum is on). I even once had a tout approach me in the Midan Talaat Harb using as his opening line that it is the centre of the city.
CSMJanuary 16, 2005 at 11:45 am #10710
Thanks very much for that, Excoriator.
Let’s hope that someone is able to help. My money’s on Excoriator – if anyone knows, I suspect he does!January 16, 2005 at 1:35 pm #10711
thank you very much for this information. I am very happy.
If you are interested in it, I will send you a copy of Lea´s family-record.
Michela & KurtMarch 17, 2005 at 9:34 am #10712
This one also might be of interest. It is circa 1900 and one of the distinctive cupolas of what is now known as the Michel Ayoub Pasha Building is visible to the right. The statue of Soliman Pasha is also visible in the middle of the place.
CSMMay 17, 2007 at 7:54 pm #10713
Chapter II 76May 21, 2007 at 2:08 am #10714
SteveCranmerParticipant"faustian" wrote:Chapter II 76
I’ve been waiting a few days for someone else to take this bait… but I’ll chomp on the hook:
Are you saying that details about the specific hotel in Cairo might contain clues to the letter/number cipher in the above verse? There’s no Hotel Algmor around the corner, is there…? 🙂May 22, 2007 at 11:27 pm #10715
Chapter III 4May 22, 2007 at 11:35 pm #10716
4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y
X 24 89 R P S T O V A L. What
meaneth this, o prophet? Thou knowest
not; nor shalt thou know ever. There
cometh one to follow thee: he shall
expound it. But remember, o chosen
one, to be me; to follow the love of
Nu in the star-lit heaven; to look forth
upon men, to tell them this glad word.
Choose ye an island!
Do you want to give us a hint where this is leading, or are you just throwing out references at random?May 28, 2007 at 7:46 pm #10717
II:76 Gives you a name
III:4 Narrows the location
You already know the city.May 28, 2007 at 7:54 pm #10718
I assume you’re referring to Zamalek Island, Cairo, also known as Gazireh. In Crowley’s time it was still known by its old name of Gezirat Boulaq (ie Boulaq Island).
But I don’t see how this relates to verse II:76…
Intriguing, though!May 28, 2007 at 8:04 pm #10719
Oh wow… I hate it when light bulbs go off in head after being bludgeoned…. I think I may see what you’re driving at, “faustian”. Dammit, I wasn’t up for doing research tonight, I’ve got deadlines creeping. Although, a short story I’ve been tooling around with might just benefit from this knowledge, at least for giving it a touch more verisimilitude.
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