Loch Ness' Infamous 'Boleskine House', Once Owned by Aleister Crowley, is for Sale

A photograph of the Boleskine House in 1912, taken during Crowley’s ownership.  (Aleister Crowley)

A photograph of the Boleskine House in 1912, taken during Crowley’s ownership. (Aleister Crowley)

The Boleskine House—once owned by infamous occultist Aleister Crowley—has been put on the market, with the seller willing to entertain any offer over $260,000.

The house rests on the shore of Scotland’s Loch Ness—famed for its monster sightings—and Crowley was said to have purchased the house in order to perform an elaborate ritual invoking his guardian angel. The ritual, which involved abstinence from sex and alcohol, also required Crowley to summon the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell, in order to bind them and remove their influence from the magician’s life.

Crowley owned the house from 1899 to 1913. Following his ownership it changed hands several times, each time being marked by tragedy—including one owner who used a shotgun to commit suicide in Crowley’s former bedroom—before being bought by musician Jimmy Page in 1970. Page himself was an avid occultist and follower of Crowley.

Page sold the house in 1992, and the house changed hands twice more before being mostly consumed by fire in 2015.

The interior of the Boleskine House was almost completely consumed by the conflagration, which left much of the exterior walls and part of the roof intact.  (Galbraiths)

The interior of the Boleskine House was almost completely consumed by the conflagration, which left much of the exterior walls and part of the roof intact. (Galbraiths)

The house is listed for sale by the Galbraith Group, and according to the listing, "the opportunity now exists to restore the house and grounds to create an outstanding property subject to obtaining the necessary consents."

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