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Dion Fortune was born Violet Mary Firth, and took her pseudonym from the motto 'Deo Non Fortuna' (By God, Not Chance). She acted on this maxim throughout her life. Believing strongly in her own destiny she was not afraid to break from those who had first initiated her and to plough her own occult furrow. 'The Sea Priestess' is Dion Fortune's attempt to alert the uninitiated into the possibilities of esoteric wisdom. A lonely estate agent, Wilfrid Maxwell, is drawn to an apparently ageless woman of great psychic power, and embarks on a 'sexless affair' into other dimensions of reality, becoming drawn inexorably into contact with an ancient cult whose sacrifice he fears he will become. A thrilling read in its own right, 'The Sea Priestess' is, in reality (like all Fortune's fiction) a teaching novel, with very clear accounts of practical rituals. Her magnum opus, 'The Mystical Qabalah', complements this information perfectly. As Dion Fortune herself admitted, "The 'Mystical Qabalah' gives the theory but the novels give the practice. ... [t]hose who study both get the keys of the Temple put into their hands." This is a book of ancient wisdom that will profit from by being read more than once.
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Dion Fortune (1891-1946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, was a prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, and powerful psychic. Author of the highly acclaimed Psychic Self-Defense, her novels include The Goat Foot God, The Demon Lover, and The Winged Bull.
Gareth Knight is one of the major occult practitioners and authors of today. His many books include Experience of Inner Worlds, Magical World of the Tarot, Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110850300878
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0850300878