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Fortune, Dion

Works: 103 works in 383 publications in 9 languages and 3,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  History  Paranormal fiction  Horror tales  Meditations  Prayers and devotions  Prayers  Devotional literature  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Illustrator, Composer, Actor
Classifications: BF1611, 133
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dion Fortune
Psychic self-defense by Dion Fortune( Book )

26 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930's, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack. This classic psychic self-defense guide explains how to understand the signs of a psychic attack, vampirism, hauntings, and methods of defense. Everything you need to know about the methods, motives, and physical aspects of a psychic attack and how to overcome it is here, along with a look at the role psychic elements play in mental illness and how to recognize them. This is one of the best guides to detection and defense against psychic attack from one of the leading occult writers of the 20th century."--Publisher description
The sea priestess by Dion Fortune( Book )

25 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan--"a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path. Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, and here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis and foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred Maxwell works by her side at an isolated seaside retreat, investigating these occult mysteries. They soon find themselves inextricably drawn to an ancient cult through which they learn the esoteric significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moontides. [This] is a book with an undercurrent; upon the surface, a romance; underneath a thesis upon the theme: All women are Isis, and Isis is all women, ' or in the language of modern psychology, the anima-animus principle. --"from the Introduction
The esoteric philosophy of love and marriage by Dion Fortune( Book )

24 editions published between 1924 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dion Fortune's basic esoteric textbook on the psychology of love and relationships gives a simple explanation of the universal factors governing interaction between masculine and feminine, from the "lowest" to the "highest" level of the Seven Planes. An important work for Dion Fortune collectors
The demon lover by Dion Fortune( Book )

30 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Psychic self-defence : a study in occult pathology and criminality by Dion Fortune( Book )

26 editions published between 1930 and 1985 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighters of fear : occult detective stories by Michael Ashley( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Retrospective Collection of Classic Occult and Supernatural Detective Stories by Some of the Field's Greatest and Best-Known Weird Fiction Authors. Since the gaslit nights at the end of the nineteenth century, the occult detective has been a beloved and recurring archetype. Mixing the best aspects of the detective tale and weird or supernatural fiction, and capitalizing in part on the massive popularity of Sherlock Holmes, these stories portrayed men and women pitted against surreal and horrifying foes, usually with little to defend them but their own savvy, experience, and know-how. From William Hope Hodgson's Thomas Carnacki, to Seabury Quinn's fearless Frenchman Jules de Grandin, to Jessica Salmonson's Penelope Pettiweather, the occult detective has taken a variety of forms, investigated a wide array of supernatural and otherworldly cases, and entertained generations of readers. This new collection compiles thirty-one all-time classic occult detective stories as it traces the genre's growth from its nineteenth-century origins to the late twentieth century, showcasing the work of acclaimed pioneers of weird tales alongside cult favorites and exciting modern talents
The Esoteric orders and their work by Dion Fortune( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esoteric Orders and their Work examines how and why esoteric schools have restricted admission to their secret societies and orders, and shrouded their practices in mystery. The knowledge guarded by these schools--passed down through the ages, and revised from time to time by great teachers--is a secret traditional science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phenomena. Dion Fortune reveals every aspect of these secret organizations and the training they offer to initiates. Revised edition contains a new introduction by Gareth Knight, and an index
Applied magic by Dion Fortune( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents 1. The Occult Way 2. Some Practical Applications of Occultism 3. The Group Mind 4. The Psychology of Ritual 5. The Circuit of Force 6. The Three Kinds of Reality 7. Non-humans 8. Black Magic 9. A Magical Body 10. The Occult Field Today 11. Esoteric Glossary
Aspects of occultism by Dion Fortune( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dion Fortune wrote Aspects of Occultism, "occultism" was an umbrella word used to describe hidden lore, secret traditions, and arcane knowledge. Today, when the word "occult" is often confused for "cult," and all its negative aspects, Fortune's essays would be better referred to as "esoteric studies." In this book she discusses evocative magic, the sites of Druid worship, parallels between Christianity and the Qabalah, the astral plane, auras, spiritual healing, power cycles, and our relationship with the Higher Self. This revised edition includes a new introduction by Gareth Knight, an index, and an additional essay by Fortune-"The Myth of the Round Table." People familiar with Fortune's work will love this book!
The secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune( Book )

17 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmes-like Dr. Taverner and his assistant Dr. Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by acclaimed spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune.First published in 1926, the adventures of Dr.Taverner and Dr. Rhodes take readers across the marshy moonlit fields of nightfall, hunting spirits and keeping watch over souls. Suffering from vampirism? Being stalked by a death hound? Haunted by past life debts? Family under a suicidal curse? From across the countryside patients and their desperate families come to seek treatment for unconventional diseases from an unconventional doctor. His secret? Treating the diseases of the occult.Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as her first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences. Many believe Taverner to be Fortune's own spiritual teacher, Dr. Moriarty, and Rhodes to be based on Fortune herself.An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good old-fashioned paranormal fiction
The goat foot god : a novel by Dion Fortune( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original novel in which the 15th and 20th centuries meet with uncanny results, due to the invocation of Pan. This work is of special interest to students of magic and the western mystery tradition
The mystical Qabalah by Violet M Firth( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in the field. She explores all aspects of the Qabalah, whose disciplines include the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, and forms the basis of the Western Mystery Tradition. Her thorough explanation of the Tree of Life, which lies at the heart of Qabalistic teaching, provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate. This revised edition includes an additional chapter culled from Fortune's Inner Light Journal describing the paths on the Tree, an editorial update for contemporary readers, and an easy-to-use foldout containing important diagrams that augment study of the text
Through the gates of death by Dion Fortune( Book )

17 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onthullingen over het mystieke leven na de dood
Practical occultism in daily life by Dion Fortune( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffins : the vampire archives volume 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of twenty works about vampires, including contributions by Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, and F. Paul Wilson
The secrets of Doctor Taverner by Dion Fortune( )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh out of a stint as a medic in the army, Dr. Rhodes is placed in the employ of the unconventional Dr. Taverner. Taverner, who converts a country retirement home into his own facility, treats the so-called insane with conditions that other doctors would only medicate or electro-shock away. Based on real characters, this collection of tales portray Dion Fortune's occult teacher as Dr. Taverner and Fortune herself as his assistant Rhodes. Through crafty and inventive soulswapping and journeys into other dimensions, Taverner is able to free his patients from frustration and misery. Rhodes, although not an initiate himself, becomes more and more captivated by ritual, magic, and psychic phenomena--until one night he becomes entangled in a terrifying ordeal while trying to imitate Taverner's adeptness."--Back cover
The winged bull : a romance of modern magic by Violet M Firth( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down on his luck, Ted Murchison invokes the Winged Bull, a god of ancient Babylon, to come to his aid. Immediately, he is drawn into a vortex of weird events in which he is asked to rescue the daughter of an old friend from the clutches of a black magician
Avalon of the heart by Dion Fortune( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical meditations on the collects by Dion Fortune( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon magic; being the memoirs of a mistress of that art by Dion Fortune( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Psychic self-defense
The sea priestessThe esoteric philosophy of love and marriageThe demon loverPsychic self-defence : a study in occult pathology and criminalityThe Esoteric orders and their workApplied magicAspects of occultismThe secrets of Dr. Taverner
Alternative Names

controlled identityFirth, Violet M. (Violet Mary), 1890-1946

controlled identitySteele, V. M., 1890-1946

Dion Fortune Brits auteur

Dion Fortune scrittrice e esoterista britannica

Dion Fortune walisische Okkultistin, Rosenkreuzerin, Theosophin und Autorin

Evans, Violet Mary Firth

Evans, Violet Mary Firth 1891-1946

Firth, Violet M.

Firth, Violet M. 1891-1946

Firth , Violet Mary

Forchum, Dion, 1890-1946

Forchun, Dion

Forčūna, Diona 1890-1946

Fortune D.

Fortune D. 1890-1946

Fortune, Dion

Violet Mary Firthová

Ферт В. М

Ферт В. М. 1890-1946

Форчун, Дион

Форчун, Дион 1890-1946


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