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Graf, Susan Johnston

Overview
Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 806 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Susan Johnston Graf
Talking to the Gods : Occultism in the Work of W.B. Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune by Susan Johnston Graf( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to the Gods explore the linkages between the imaginative literature and the occult beliefs and practices of four writers who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. William Butler Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune were all members of the occult organization for various periods from 1890 to 1930. Yeats, of course, is both a canonical and well-loved poet. Machen is revered as a master of the weird tale. Blackwood's work dealing with the supernatural was popular during the first half of the twentieth century and has been influential in the development of the fantasy genre. Fortune's books are acknowledged as harbingers of trends in second-wave feminist spirituality. Susan Johnston Graf examines practices, beliefs, and ideas engendered within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawg and demonstrates how these are manifest in each author's work, including Yeats's major theoretical work, A Vision. -- from back cover
W.B. Yeats--twentieth-century magus by Susan Johnston Graf( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Yeats--Twentieth Century Magus is a comprehensive study of his magical practices and beliefs. Yeats moved through many different phases of spiritual development, believing that his life was an intellectual, spiritual, and artistic quest--a quest greatly influenced by Celtic lore, Theosophy, Golden Dawn ceremonial magic, Swedenborg''s metaphysics, the works of Jacob Boehme, and Neo-Platonism. For Yeats, writing poetry was an act of divine possession, and he believed that a perfected soul was the source of his inspiration, visiting him during times of superconscious awareness. Susan Johnsto
Per amica silentia lunae : the magical poetics of W.B. Yeats by Susan Johnston Graf( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inside Per amica silentia lunae : Yeats's Kabbalism by Susan Johnston Graf( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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W.B. Yeats--twentieth-century magus
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Alternative Names
Graf, S. J.

Graf, Susan J.

Graf Susan Johnston

Johnston Graf, S.

Johnston Graf, Susan

Languages
English (22)