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What’s New – Home – Login. School Donation Program In Memory of How To Swap Books? Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto “Deo, non fortuna” Latin for “by God, not fate”. She reported visions of Atlantis at age four and the developing of psychic abilities during her twentieth year, at which time she suffered a nervous breakdown; after her recovery she found herself drawn to the occult.
She joined the Theosophical Society and attended courses in psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of London, and became a lay psychotherapist at the Medico-Psychological Clinic in Brunswick Square. Her first magical mentor was the Irish occultist and Freemason Theodore Moriarty. In she was initiated into the London Temple of the Alpha et Omega before transferring to the Stella Matutina order. This latter is a collection of short stories based on her experiences with Theodore Moriarty.
Of her works on magical subjects, the best remembered of her books are; The Cosmic Doctrinea summation of her basic teachings on mysticism, Psychic Self-Defensea manual on how to protect oneself from psychic attacks and The Mystical Qabalahan introduction to Hermetic Qabalah which was first published in England inand is regarded by many occultists as one of the best books on magic ever written.
Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they have the virtue of lucidity and avoid the deliberate obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries. This brought new members to the Alpha et Omega. This society was to be the focus of her work for the rest of her life. The work that is considered her masterpiece by occultists and occult sympathizers Diana L.
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Paxson, author, sister-in-law and long-time collaborator of Marion Zimmer Bradley, credits Dion Fortune’s work on the mystical aspects of the Arthurian legend as being the inspiration for The Mists of Avalon. She stated in a letter which was included on the Random House author bio page for Zimmer Bradley, that Dion Fortune’s Vivian Le Fay Morgan was both the progenitor and descendant of the Morgaine that came to life in the Mists novel.
Dion Fortune participated in the “Magical Battle of Britain”, which was an attempt by British occultists to magically aid the war effort and which aimed to forestall the impending German invasion during the darkest days of World War II. Her efforts in regard to this are recorded in a series of letters she wrote at the time.
The effort involved in this endeavor is said to have contributed to her death shortly after the war ended. She died in from leukemia in Middlesex, London at age The Secrets of Dr.
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