Sunday, 6 January 2013
Otter than July
On 1st January the Scottish Daily Record reported of how a "mum and four kids cheated death" after their blood red people carrier careered a hundred feet down an embankment into Loch Ness. (here)
On 2nd January the same publication reported of how the "heroic" mother - she pulled the children free - was none other than Jennifer MacMillan, daughter of TV celebrity and "nature expert", Terry Nutkins, who passed away last September aged 66. (here)
On 4th January, Aangirfan, told of how Terry Nutkins had lived with a chap called Gavin Maxwell, author of the otter related, Ring of Bright Water, since the age of 11. Furthermore, that Maxwell was a spy, enjoyed the company of young boys, and had been cursed by Kathleen Raine, OBE, herself a poet and critic with a deep interest in spirituality and, as such, the occult, after spurning her sexual advances given he was homosexual. Unfortunately for Gavin, the curse potentially came true after his home, Sandaig, burned down and one of his otters, Edal, died. From the Telegraph we note that Maxwell wrote to her : "Whether or not your curse has been responsible for this terrible disaster I don't know or should never know," he wrote. "If it was, I can only say God forgive you... Your Silver Stag [Raine's description for Maxwell] has indeed fallen - as you willed - and possibly beyond recall. If you really believe in your own powers of destruction you must consider yourself to have been successful at least twice.". After Maxwell died he left everything to Nutkins.
In Kathleen Raine's, Yeats the Initiate: Essays on Certain Themes in the Work of W.B. Yeats, she notes of how infamous occultist, Aleister Crowley, and Yeats shared a common philosophy that the time of a "second coming" was imminent, and that Crowley "placed himself in the services of Antichrist, the savage God of the new cycle" whilst for Yeats, "fidelity was to the old king", the "workman, noble and saint of Christian civilisation". In the chapter, Yeats, the tarot and the Golden Dawn (a magical, Hermetic order and a main influence on 20th century Occultism), she again quotes Crowley and indeed references his Book of Thoth.
One could therefore be of the mind that Raine was fairly intimate with the works of Crowley and that if she did utter curses, they were likely to have been obtained from his form of magic, rather than that of Yeats.
Turning back to Jennifer McMillan's car accident, the location was as noted, Loch Ness; more specifically, "just north of Altsigh between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit". If one studies the location in a bit more depth, it transpires that the incident happened only a matter of a few miles from being directly across from Crowley's old abode, Boleskine House, a place which he purchased specifically to carry out a magical ritual in an attempt to contact his "guardian angel" whilst evoking the "twelve Kings and Dukes of Hell" (The Book of Abramelin).
wiki - "Aleister Crowley considered Boleskine to be the Thelemic Kiblah. This is an Arabic word which refers to the direction of Mecca, the holiest shrine of Islam. It has a slightly different meaning in Thelema, as it is mentioned in several rituals written by Crowley where it is identified with the East. The Gnostic Mass and Liber Reguli  both identify the principal orientation (sometimes known as "Magical East") as being towards Boleskine. It is considered to be the focal point of the magical energies (also called the "93 Current") of the Aeon of Horus. In this way it is similar to Jerusalem in Judaism and Mecca in Islam."
Whether or not there's any connection, I leave up to the reader.
Meanwhile, according to AA Route Finder it's some 66.8 miles by road from the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre to Glencoe, the location of Jimmy Savile's cottage, Allt-na-Reigh. Today, the Daily Record rekindles the story, claiming that is is definite at least one child was abused there, probably more, whilst recalling the acts of vandalism to the property which were carried out last year; albeit missing out the "masonic, all seeing eye angle" which I covered last November, here for example.
Which takes us nicely to today's mail on line and a story regarding the inmates on Death Row in Indiana State Prison. Reporter Trevor McDonald (some of them survived the Glencoe massacre) has been there and notes that : "One prisoner was obsessed with the late Princess Diana and had papered his cell with pictures of her, including the famous Mario Testino portrait of her in a strapless white dress and tiara. He said he believed in her goodness and likened her to Jesus Christ or Mother Teresa of Calcutta."
Which gives us a fair glimpse into the future; unless one is blind.
wiki - Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Google Earth - Loch Ness / Boleskin House (type Boleskin House into search box at top)