Aleister Crowley: The Other Loch Ness Monster (2000) Documentary!

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.

Aleister Crowley and the Other Loch Ness Monster is quirky and fascinating short documentary on the most wickedest man in the world and his time at Boleskine House, at the turn of the last century. Crowley purchased the estate on the shores of the south-east shore of Loch Ness in order to carry out rituals from The Book of the Sacred Magick of Abramelin the Mage, as he required:

…a house where proper precautions against disturbance can be taken; this being arranged, there is really nothing to do but to aspire with increasing fervor and concentration, for six months, towards the obtaining of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

Crowley described Boleskine in Confessions:

The house is a long low building. I set apart the south-western half for my work. The largest room has a bow window and here I made my door and constructed the terrace and lodge. Inside the room I set up my oratory proper. This was a wooden structure, lined in part with the big mirrors which I brought from London.

For Crowley, Boleskine House was a Thelemic Kiblah, a Magical East, where he practiced the Black Mass and summoned demons, which may have caused disruption to Loch Ness, as Crowley later claimed in his autobiography:

…the spirits he summoned got out of hand, causing one housemaid to leave, and a workman to go mad. He also insinuates he was indirectly responsible for a local butcher accidentally severing an artery and bleeding to death. Crowley had written the names of some demons on a bill from the butcher’s shop.

Garry S. Grant’s documentary is never less than engaging, and contains fine contributions from Kenneth Anger, Colin Wilson, Neil Oram, Head of the UK OTO, John Bonner and Mogg Morgan. The commentary is read by former Jesus of Nazarerth actor Robert Powell.

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Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).