Friday Afternoon Movie: The Other Loch Ness Monster

Perhaps, like me, you find yourself in the midst of a tedious post-lunch session of completing TPS reports or contemplating non-work related questions like if science will be able to conquer the problem of cooking pancakes in space or, perhaps, you are simply staring blankly into space, a thin thread of drool dangling from your chin. If so, cheer up. No one reads those TPS reports anyway and spacecakes will be more wondrous than you could ever imagine. Now, wipe the drool off your chin and prepare for the wonder of internet archived filmic majesty.

Today’s offering is the short television documentary Aleister Crowley: The Other Loch Ness Monster, detailing the history of Boleskine House, where once Wickedest Man in the World and occult obsessed trust fund baby Aleister Crowley intended to perform the ritual found in The Book of the Sacred Magick of Abra-Melin the Mage, in order to call forth his guardian angel. The six month operation required Crowley to summon a number of demons and attempt to turn them towards good. However, he was called away from Boleskine House in order to help his mentor — and then-head of The Hermetic Order of the Golden DawnSamuel Liddell, leaving the ritual unfinished and, more importantly, the evil spirits he called forth unbanished. He did not banish them! They are still there! Nessie might be one of them! Jimmy Page’s friend totally heard one outside his door one time!

It’s crazy, crazy shit, yet completely entertaining. Besides it will eat up some time between now and five o’clock.

5 Responses to “Friday Afternoon Movie: The Other Loch Ness Monster”

  1. Mer Says:

    This. Is. Perfect.

    Seriously, I fucking needed this today. Bless you, Ross. You are truly the prettiest princess of all princesses. And mythical aquatic beasts.

  2. Dj Dead Billy Says:

    “Jimmy Page’s friend totally heard one outside his door one time!”

    Nah, that was a Goetian demon of revenge that Kenneth Anger sent after Jimmy. Probably one of these guys.

  3. Mer Says:

    Hahaha. I’d all but forgotten about the Page/Anger feud. That shit’s hilarious.

  4. badluckshadow13 Says:

    :D real interesting stuff. Crowley’s an interesting dude, batshit crazy, but that’s interesting in and of itself.

  5. Nadya Says:

    Fascinating! I too really needed this. Thanks Ross!

    Wondering who lives there now, and what their experience has been. Tried to find out. No luck, except: “]the new owner] continually complains of having to fend of the legions of Crowley devotees who regularly turn up on his doorstep”.