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The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Theresa Crater

The protagonist in The Winged Bull is Ted Murchison, who served in the war and endured joblessness, and now doubts conventional religion. But this unlikely character has a vision of the Winged Bull in the British Museum. As this is occurring, he encounters his old commanding officer, Alick Brandwyn, who is of course a magical […]

The Demon Lover Dion Fortune – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Theresa Crater

The Mystical Qabalah gives the theory, but the novels give the practice. Those who study The Mystical Qabalah with the help of the novels get the keys of the Temple put into their hands. – Dion Fortune, Moon Magic I was browsing in the Theosophical bookstore tucked in a small street off Broadway, in Seattle’s […]

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Theresa Crater

In The Secrets of Dr. Taverner, Dion Fortune’s short story collection featuring the magical adept and psychiatrist by the same name, we met many interesting characters in the throes of mental crisis that have a spiritual cause, or the families of seekers who want to throw their relative who is not behaving according to social […]

The Goat Foot God by Dion Fortune – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Theresa Crater

Paston fastens on a book about the Eleusinian Mysteries and takes it into his head to evoke Pan. Jelkes is the shop keeper, of course, an adept, who guides him along. Understanding Paston cannot be stopped, Jelkes undertakes his instruction. Paston has become fascinated by some books that might be dangerous to him, as Alex […]

The Lesser Known Novels of Dion Fortune, Part 3 – by Theresa Crater

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Theresa Crater’s review of Dion Fortune’s Visionary Fiction novels. “The Mystical Qabalah gives the theory, but the novels give the practice . . . [T]hose who study The Mystical Qabalah with the help of the novels get the keys of the Temple put into their hands.” ~ from […]

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