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The old graded structure was abandoned and all reverted to the 1 st Degree again. Desperate and wretched after the death of his wife at the hands of her lover, Hugh Paston becomes engrossed in the occult and goes on a quest for Pan, aided by an old bookseller called Jelkes. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Foreword to the latest edition by Gareth Knight.

Life’s Works – Companions of Dion Fortune

This regrettably did not last much beyond but it is an interesting synchronicity that in the immediate post-war years a very bright young medical student was generally regarded as likely to be her eventual successor as Warden in the years to come.

It continues through the evolving of the Great Entities, the Lords of Flame and Form, the planets, the birth of prrinciples and the building of the planes, the evolution of the seed atoms that become the life swarms of humanity, and the Universal Laws rion which we must all exist. The Psychology of the Servant Problem is a trenchant demand for the downtrodden servants in a class conscious society to be treated like human beings. Recently reissued in the USA with a title more suited to modern sensibilities but no less hard hitting.

In the course of these she gave out a deal of practical information that otherwise might have been withheld. This is magic as it really is.

However after four years of things, according to my lights, remaining much the same almost exclusive emphasis on the purple ray, I felt a yearning for the orange and the green and came to the conclusion I would have to seek elsewhere to find it.

Suffice to esoteeric that the official Theosophical line at the time remained with a largely Hindu perspective of the Christian dynamic as interpreted by Besant and Leadbeater, and the Christian Mystic Lodge, of which Dion Fortune was then President, relaunched itself as the Community of the Inner Light.

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Rupert Malcolm as a participant in her magical workings, the details of which are particularly closely described. Sometimes one strand came to the fore, at other times others, which occasioned the remark by one independent reviewer that she represented a case of “Anglicanism gone polytheistic. Books go in and out of print, and editions come and go with rapidity.


To appreciate the full picture of a great occultist we have to take account of the many other books she wrote and their true nature. The Esoteric Orders and their Work This might be regarded as a mission statement when Dion Fortune was about to launch her own Esoteric Fraternity upon the world. The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage One of the remarkable things about Dion Fortune was the way that, once convinced of the reality of the Unseen, she set about teaching herself to become a trance medium so that she could access it directly.

The full text is now incorporated in a book called Ewoteric and Occultism which includes a number of other writings by her on the subject, selected by Gareth Knight, which throw particularly valuable light on the techniques of mediumship revealed by her own experience. During one of his asthmatic attacks and the aftermath has a vivid dream where he sees the approach of a Sea Priestess.

This was her own assertion, and there is indeed quite a profound difference between her earlier and later fictional work. One early attempt shows the doctor concerned trying to trip up the communicator with technical questions and the atmosphere is plainly sceptical.

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She gave lectures at the Marylebone Spiritualist Association and wrote some articles for Light a weekly newspaper of the spiritualist movement since that is still published as a quarterly journal by the College of Psychic Studies.

This is a far cry from the mysterious correspondence with Aleister Crowley in early and the last year of her life.

Mystical Meditations on the Collects Despite nowadays being regarded in some circles principally as a pagan icon, Dion Fortune always insisted upon following a threefold way of nature contacts, hermetic philosophy and devotional mysticism. It continues through the first manifestation, the first trinity, the beginning of the solar system and its cosmic influences.

After introductory chapters that set down some basic esoteric concepts for the beginner she discusses and explains the esoteric aspects of relationships, not only in marriage and partnerships principlea also in groups and families.

With this in mind I append a lightly pribciples article I wrote for the Fortne Light Journal in after I had rejoined the Society after a lapse of 33 years doing my dioon thing. How initiates prepare body, mind and spirit for the challenging journey that is the esoteric path, what the path of initiation looks like and what it is like to be called to this work. It is true that for a number of members, any one of these three strands might be the preferred option. The resemblance of the villainous Hugo Astley in The Winged Bull to the Mega Therion suggests that she was not entirely impressed by Crowley as a person but if he was aware of the parallel it would probably have amused rather than irritated him.


Knight continues to be active in the occult community both through his writing and his involvement in the Society of the Inner Light. Waite to form his own more mystical group, the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. The Problem of Purity reflects some of her counselling advice in the early fortunee of psychology in princoples sexually guilt ridden society.

Murchison then finds himself spontaneously beginning an invocation to Pan. Suitably equipped with what I hoped was now a stable foundation, I set about building my own lodge, with a structure incorporating bricks of purple, orange and green.

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During the same period she wrote a number of articles on the nature of the esoteric tradition as it was currently being practised. There is evidence to suggest that a rather sinister oriental group was flinging its inner forrune about in the disturbed political conditions of and this may have led her to seek some advice frtune one who was certainly familiar in one way or another with various kinds of occult unpleasantness.

The Christian element continued to be nurtured by a regular Sunday performance of a Grail related communion rite under the banner of the Guild of the Master Jesus. To appreciate some of the thinking behind the experiment we have to cast our minds back to the general atmosphere of secrecy that was very much a part of the Western Esoteric Tradition in those days.

Kind regards, Alexander C-W [ps. She felt it necessary in this early work to try to define the difference, which at the time caused a certain amount of fluttering in the esoteric dovecots.