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 email@example.com.
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?
Meditation, something I have done in various forms but the basic principles remain the same and are easy to do but hard to stick with at the outset. It does get better with practice tho so don’t give up easy is my advice. It’s your body, so master it! 🙂
I first started meditating by myself 6 years ago and read the instructions from “Book 4” and “8 Lectures on Yoga” by Aleister Crowley. These books attempted to lay it out simplistically for the western mind to grasp more comfortably then being bombarded by Sanskrit and Eastern mysticism. They probably where the first real documented guides on the subject of Yoga back when they were published in 1912 or so. For me, they worked extremely efficiently.Taking these basic principles and making a diary of results helped me greatly to understand what worked best for me.
After a period of time I become more proficient and the benefits certainly are vast. Calmness with inner peace, overflowing of love for nature and everything that exists and mindfulness. This from maybe just 45mins per day in two sittings. So I recommend it if you suffer the likes of panic attacks, uncertainty, stress, depression etc etc. It is so cheap to do its free, no need to buy expensive video guides or books, or even go to a class. Follow the basic rules and you are on your way.
A couple of years ago I went to Buddhist meditation evening classes and it transpired that the very same techniques that I had learnt from the above books are exactly what they were teaching me again. It sort of validated for me the accuracy of the books and their effectiveness.
The basics are contained in the article that I have linked below. Go on, even just try it the once and give you brain some time off. Normally it does not get the opportunity, even when sleeping. It needs a holiday too! Good luck!
Or download Book 4