Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Boleskine Fire Ruled Accidental

Three weeks ago Boleskine House, the Scottish mansion once owned by Aleister Crowley and mentioned prominently in The Book of the Law, caught fire. Much of the mansion was destroyed, and many online commenters found the events of the fire reminiscent of a verse from The Book of the Law's third chapter:

But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awake the lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle in the globed priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall reign; and blessing no longer be poured To the Hawk-headed mystical Lord!

-- Chapter III, Verse 34.

Before jumping to any conclusions about the prophetic nature of the verse, though, deliberate events such as arson or vandalism needs to be ruled out. After all, if there's a "prophecy" that a particular place will burn down and some idiot goes out and lights it on fire, I suppose the prophecy would come true in the end but in a rather self-fulfilling fashion.

Investigators have now determined that the fire appears to be accidental, so maybe there's something prophetic about the verse after all. According to some reports, the fire seems to have started in the kitchen, which is a likely origin point for an accidental blaze. It could have been something as simple as a burner being left on, or an electrical short in one of the outlets or appliances.

A fire which destroyed a mansion formerly owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and occultist Aleister Crowley was not started intentionally, investigators say.

The blaze broke out at Boleskine House on the eastern bank of Loch Ness at around 1.40pm on December 23.

Around 60% of the B-listed mansion was destroyed in the fire, which took hours to bring under control. Investigators are confident the fire was not suspicious but have been unable to establish its cause.

Crowley, who became infamous for his books on the occult, lived at Boleskine House between 1899 and 1913.

What this tells me is that if I ever find myself living in a house for which a prophecy exists stating that it will burn in a fire, I'll go out of my way to invest in the best smoke alarm system money can buy. I might even put in a sprinkler system, you know, just in case the alarms aren't good enough.

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3 comments:

Marc Jones said...

Was that spam? Anyway, I post due to the timing, which is usually the case in matters of synchronicity. About three weeks ago I found some recordings by AC and improvised with both piano and soft synth. Doing this makes one listen more closely to nuances. This experience was a kind of intro to the man... Now at about that same time, being a guitarist and into the heavy stuff, I had a kind of astral plane like "communication" with Page after viewing some (70's) live shows on youtube. I've always considered him (and Iommi) one of the fathers of the entire legacy of metal and or heavy guitar. I am today totally into black metal, tremolo guitar. Interesting timing and I wonder what goes on in the Collective mind....

I am btw looking for permission to use AC's recordings to over lay music. If the reader knows how to go about copyright issues by all means please reply.

joseph Eisner said...

Ya that was spam. I really hope this article is not true. The burning of this house is a terrible thing. On the other hand about 3 weeks ago on the 23rd of december i caught cold and got very ill. I had a crazy hankering to listen to apocalyptic music and lookup crowley stuff for the first time in some years.

Marc Jones said...

I guess the 93 current somehow got reactivated, shorted out in a circuit box or something.