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Aleister Crowley’s Cursed Loch Ness Home to Reopen as a Sex Magick Retreat

Back in April, the former home of occultist Aleister Crowley went up for sale. Boleskine House, a reportedly cursed Loch Ness estate where Crowley famously conducted Satanist rituals and black magick ceremonies between 1899 and 1913, has been the subject of lore and legend for decades partly due to the reputation of its infamous former owner and partly due to strange events reported at the site. 

After Crowley sold the house in 1913, its next owner committed suicide with a shotgun. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page then bought the home, and the caretaker hired to oversee the estate reported witnessing strange occurrences that seemed to suggest Boleskine House was haunted or otherwise cursed.

Aleister Crowley

Crowley in 1912, around the time he sold Boleskine House.

After Boleskine House went up for sale earlier this year, a group of three unnamed investors paid a total of £500,000 ($625,252 USD) for the property and surrounding gardens. According to The Scotsman, a new non-profit organization called the Boleskine Foundation has been established to restore the estate and is now in talks with Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), the religious organization led by Crowley in the early 20th century, to bring occult rituals back to Boleskine House.

Ordo Templi Orientis is an organization devoted to the Thelema religion which borrows heavily from Masonic lore and ethics but has a heavier emphasis on mysticism and magick in order to “realize the divine in the human.” There’s apparently some weird sex stuff involved, too. There always is.

A cemetery on the grounds of Boleskine House.

A cemetery on the grounds of Boleskine House.

The Boleskine Foundation has announced that along with the new ownership, the site will now “promote events and activities that facilitate health and wellness such as meditation and yoga as well as education on Thelema, the spiritual legacy forwarded by previous Boleskine House owner, Aleister Crowley.” The house will be open to the public for much of the year, but will close on certain dates for special events and rituals related to Thelema. 

No word on when the weird sex stuff is happening yet. Stay tuned.