Aleister Crowley: The Other Loch Ness Monster

In year 2000 BBC Scotland made a short documentaroy about Boleskine, Crowley's house on the banks on Loch Ness. The show was called The Other Loch Ness Monster, but the BBC have so far refused to show it outside of Scotland. Channel Four have filmed a more throughgoing documentary although broadcast has again been delayed due to editorial difficulties. Now you can watch the entire Aleister Crowley "mystical" thelemic documentary video entitled "The Other Loch Ness Monster" with appearance by Kenneth Anger.

Watch the Aleister Crowley video "The Other Loch Ness Monster"

Aleister Crowley was perhaps the most controversial and misunderstood personality to figure in the new era of modern day witchcraft. Known by the popular press of his time as “The Great Beast” and “The Wickedest Man in the World”, Crowley was a powerful magician, poet, prophet and famed occultist. He was also a one-time witch, though most of the elders of the craft would discredit him the title.

Crowley began to travel, mostly in the East studying Eastern Occult systems and 'Tantric Yoga'; he also studied 'Buddhism' and the 'I Ching'. Then for a time he lived in an isolated setting near to Loch Ness in Scotland. In 1903 he met and then married Rose Edith Kelly, sister of the well-known artist Sir Gerald Kelly. She bore him one child. While they where on holiday in Egypt the following year, April 1904, he and Rose took part in a magical ritual during which he alleges to have received a message from the God's. As a result of this communication he wrote down the first three chapters of his most famous book “Liber Legis, the Book of Law”. This book contains his oft-quoted dictum: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the Law, Love under Will”, upon which Crowley based the rest of his life and teachings. - controverscial.com

Links:
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley : An Autobiography
Magick: Liber Aba : Book 4 (Magick Bk. 4)
The Book of the Law/Liber Al Vel Legis
http://www.controverscial.com/Aleister%20Crowley.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelema

7 comments:

  1. luana

    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1645086?UserKey=

    Nessie in Italian attic mystery
    Mystery drawing may have been done by master illusionist
    By neil macphail

    Published: 13/03/2010

    ARTISTIC CONUNDRUM: The 1949 painting entitled Loch Ness Monster and Black
    Man without a Face
    More Pictures

    Our Loch Ness Monster is famed the world over, and pops up in very strange
    circumstances from time to time.

    Now she has surfaced at the centre of an art mystery in Italy.

    This centres around a charcoal drawing dating from 1949, which is described as
    Loch Ness Monster and Black Man without a Face, and which could possibly have
    been drawn by famous Dutch artist, MC Escher.

    This story of the mystery painting starts in 2005 in Volturara, a small
    village in the Italian province of Avellino, where traffic police officer
    Raffaele De Feo lives.

    When clearing out his family’s attic, he found what he called “the strange
    picture”.

    Initially he did not take any notice of it, but later, in removing the frame,
    he sees an inscription on the back of the picture, signed by MC Escher, which
    reads: “With all my heart to a friendly remembrance.”

    Now some Italians are urging art experts to authenticate the work as being
    done by Maurits Cornelis Escher, nicknamed “Mauk”, and contacted the Press and
    Journal to spread the world that Nessie “lives” in Italy.

    Escher (1898-1972) was hailed by many as one of the world’s most famous
    graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world,
    as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. And for several years he
    lived and travelled in Italy.

    He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending
    and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I,
    Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles.
    Read more: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1645086?
    UserKey=#ixzz0i6QsgB2q

    http://www.eschernessie.it/

  2. pupo

    Nessie Loch Ness Monster and the Black Man without a face date 1949-
    Artist Maurits Cornelis ESCHER 1898-1972 NL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_31-15PBY
    June 29th 2010, Rome
    Great works of art
    Andrea Dipré, famous art critique with Antonio Prospero, CEO of the Escher-
    Nessie association.
    Welcome to you all by Andrea Dipré, presenter of the program The Great Works
    of art. The subject of today’s program is a drawing of exceptional and
    fundamental importance due to its artistic value by the Dutch graphic artist
    and engraver Maurits Cornelis Escher who, with his genius, tackled the
    geometrical representation of art.
    One of his works was found by chance a few years ago, stashed away for decades
    in an old and forgotten garage in a small village in the southern region of
    Campania. This work is of extraordinary importance.
    Escher was loved by scientists, mathematicians and logicians. The work is
    dedicated to the myth of the Monster of Loch Ness known as Nessie.
    The picture is held together in a wooden oak frame and depicts a mysterious
    figure playing a fife who seems to be enchanting the sea creature with his
    music.
    Here you can see a life-size photo of the original, which is well hidden in a
    secret location. On the back of the picture there is the signature of Escher
    himself as confirmed by a scientific study of his calligraphy.
    The work is a charcoal drawing measuring 53 cm x 42 cm. This extraordinary
    piece of art was found, as said above, by chance by policeman Raffaele De Feo.
    The calligraphy and signature have been officially recognized. The work is of
    amazing importance also due to the sightings of the Monster of Loch Ness which
    began in the 1930s.
    The work was given to policeman Rafaelle De Feo’s mother and brought to Italy
    a few years later to Volturara Irpina a small village in the southern province
    of Avellino . Escher managed to represent the essence of Nessie. Here is the
    life-size photo of the picture. You can contact the owner or Mr. Prospero for
    more information, and have the chance to see the original which belongs to myth
    rather than history.
    The work, I remind you, is an Escher, the great Dutch artist who was born in
    1898 and died in 1972. Mr. Prospero is also working hard to make the piece of
    art obtain the recognition it deserves. It has already had great success by a
    vast public, but my wish is for it to obtain even larger and wider popularity.
    Thank you.
    http://www.eschernessie.it
    http://www.nessie.co.uk/htm/nessies_news/news.html
    http://www.loch-ness.org/news.html

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