Having recently released the initial Temple image, on the LAShTAL.com, I have decided to release a few more views, on my personal blog, for those who are interested along with a brief update.
Firstly, I must thank a couple of people have been very generous with their time and resources. James Gosling & Richard T Cole (who sadly, I have not heard from in a while).
We now have rendered up the “shell” of the Abbey and have hit a bit of a stumbling block. The internal murals, painting and furniture proves to be illusive, in regards to information . We have gleamed partial insights into the furniture and the rooms the Abbey contained. This resulted in the floor plan being slightly altered and the room names being changed, to reflect those titles, the inhabitants gave the rooms. The updated plans can be found at this link. Latest revised Abbey of Thelema Plans -Rev C.
We retrieved information from various sources. For example the 100th Monkey Press has a invaluable resource, from which the THE
YORKSHIRE POST 13 APRIL 1934 INVITED TO “TRY MAGIC” IN COURT, article can be found. The Great Beast by John Symonds has a very detailed description of the Temple space. This totally went under my radar and I can thank a Brother for pointing me to this books pages. Also used the Jane Wolfe: The Cefalu Diaries 1920 – 1923 from the College of Thelema for further insights.
Bill Hendrick also provided, via his website, the “Tourist Guide” Essay that Aleister Cowley penned for the Abbey of Thelema. Whilst this is purely a written description, it will prove useful as to identifying what murals go on what walls. Richard T Cole did have a illustrated adaptation of this on his website, though it has since been taken offline unfortunately.
We are awaiting a copy of Richard’s book, Thelema Revisited : In search of Aleister Crowley that is kindly being provided by James Gosling. As Richard is unavailable, via any of the means of contact I had for him, this will be my best point of reference. I do hope that he is well and safe.
A request for assistance was also submitted to the Ordo Templi Orientis, via their US Grand Lodge Website. It has yet to bear fruit.
Finally a massive thank you to Mr. William Pollock of Arcgraphics, without whom this 3D project would be dead on its feet.
Our next step is to take one room, one wall at a time and try and obtain the best images available to us, for inclusion in the render.
So If anyone knows of, or has high res images of the murals, in their best state, please let me know and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So here are some images! Kindest regards & 93’s.
We insist from the beginning on the individual character of the work, and upon the necessity of maintaining the objective and skeptical standpoint. You are explicitly warned against reliance upon “authority,” even that of the Order itself. Consider my own assets, personal, social, educational, experiential and the rest: don’t you see that all I had to do was to put out some brightly-coloured and mellifluous lie, and avoid treading on too many toes, to have had hundreds of thousands of idiots worshiping me?
Freedom is a two-edged sword of which one edge is liberty and the other, responsibility.
Both edges are exceedingly sharp and the weapon is not suited to casual, cowardly or
Since all tyrannies are based on dogma and since all dogmas are based on lies, it
behooves us to look beyond them for truth and freedom will both be far away. And yet
the Truth is that we know nothing…
A amazing and inspiring video. Watch
Today is the anniversary of a man who I think was a scientific genius, as he co-founded the Jet propulsion Lab in the US and also a philosophical/political visionary thru his short pieces of literature left after he died prematurely in an explosion. He even had a crater on the moon named after him.
Parsons co-founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, commonly referred to as JPL. According to von Kármán, Parsons’ work in solid fuel research “… made possible such outstanding rockets as the Polaris and the Minuteman. Hence he enabled man to go to the moon thru his work on fuels and rockets.John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons on October 2, 1914 – died June 17, 1952), better known asJack Parsons died on this day 59 years ago. What a loss not only to the rocket/space age but also to the esoteric world.
His books “Freedom is a two-edged Sword” & the recently released “Three Essays on Freedom” are shining examples of how he envisioned the liberation of the individual in a totalitarian society. Big brother was not even a term back then but he had the foresight to realize that the peoples liberties where being eroded away and sought to rectify it. This was done via a few means, identifying Peoples rights, indicating ways to discover themselves and act upon it.
This lead him to Thelema and the idea that the rights of the individual is paramount and supersedes the state, not vice versa.
I suggest that you maybe try and obtain “Freedom is a two-edged Sword” and read it. Even tho it was written in the 1950’s it still reads as if it was written for our time now.
A great book to buy if you would like to know more about his life would be
An awesome comic can be found at the web link below.
Words by Richard Carbonneau, Art by Robin Simon
Here is a .pdf version…. >>>>> Jack Parsons – Freedom is a Two Edged Sword.pdf
Also a Collected Writings of Jack here…. >>>>> THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JACK PARSONS.doc
Here is some footage of Jack >>>>>> Jack Parsons actual film footage
Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist Below is a YouTube link to a documentary DVD produced by Enigma TV.
This image is from the website below and basically what the groups intention to do is to spread knowledge and the influence of the “Book of the Law”. This received book, associated holy books and structured initiatory stages of personal development/study require a free and strong mind and encourages the personal development of each individual in order to discover their True Will. A lot more detail is contained in the link below.