The Sea Priestess is the title of a highly acclaimed novel, self published in by Dion Fortune. The protagonist of the story is a mild. The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan- a practicing. The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune – book cover, description, publication history.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. If you plan to read it, double the amount of time you think you have to devote to it. Taverner was portrayed as carrying out exorcisms to protect humans from the attacks of etheric vampires.

He meets with Le Fay Morgan, a spiritual priestesd, and together they enter an obsessive on Wilfred’s part but platonic relationship while establishing a temple to the sea gods. Uses editors parameter link Harvey, Graham The historian Claire Fanger noted that Fortune exhibited a “dynamic personality and confident leadership”.

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I would recommend this book to anyone interested in paganism, mysticism, the occult, or even just philosophy.

This book is really cool in theory. She mentions in her introduction that she wrote him with flaws because her characters are more real that way.

Anyway, back to the sex rite. Fortune published many articles in Inner Light magazine, a number of which were collected together and published in books. A promontory off the coast of Somerset, England, standing feet 97 m high and extending 1. A few accepted her offer, but many others instead fodtune the leadership of Stafford-Allen.

May 27, Riley Hill rated it it was amazing. I read it as fiction but the author meant for it to be much more than that. I saw the vast sea of infinite space, indigo-dark in the Night of the Gods; and it seemed to me that in the darkness and silence must be the seed of all being.


Hung around with some of the most famous occultists of the day. At any rate, having dabbled in both science and magic, I could relate to both characters. Over four years, Fortune also published a number of articles in Inner Light that discussed the Hermetic Qabalah. As I am a bit given to musing myself, I enjoyed it, but I would add that how you feel about The Sea Priestess will largely depend on your world view and whether you take it seriously as a spiritual text.

So, knowing that Fortune, unlike Rickman, was writing truth ppriestess she defined it masked as fiction, I found some of the beliefs and practices sinister and disturbing. Pagan priestess or not, Fortune was born in a time when bold female sexuality belonged only to whores.

I wonder if Dion realized that she was in affect channeling her her soul origins, and her origins as a high priestess of Isis. I am the Moon, the Moon that draweth thee. It is a lively and engaging read that made me feel a bit dizzy by the end with all the atmospheric goings on.

Not until these things are called up by the call of the beloved can we be said to have mated to the depths of our being. I learnt of Dion Fortune because I read a lot of Phil Rickman novels, which frequently involve the pagan elements and rituals of pre-Christian Britain and brings them into a modern context.

It’s no Glastonbury Romance the Himalayas of an admittedly small genre but it’s worth the time of anyone interested in either depth psy This is a strange, strange artefact. I loved him with his flaws, his temper and funny way of dealing with things endeared me to him quite a bit.

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My goodness Astro Sis, we re more and more alike! She also appears to be a reincarnation of Morgan Le Fay, priesttess Arthurian legend. Frankly, I found this prudish and ridiculous and not what one would expect from a pagan priestess.


In tandem with her studies under Moriarty, in Fortune had been initiated into the London Temple of the Alpha et Omegaan occult group that had developed from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Drawn to the occult, she joined the Theosophical Society. Priestdss Fortune has such a good grasp on the underlying assumptions of her craft that she can give nuance and depth to both characters – they really are great characters and they carry the book well.

Book Review: The Sea Priestess, by Dion Fortune

On April 1, at 4: But more importantlyit’s very nearly that unicorn of literature, a good, seriously intended and deeply felt novel of the esoteric and the occult. Dion Fortune was a famous occultist from the s and learnt all that Qabalistic stuff from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn so all of that ritual and Philosophy is in her novels.

Well worth looking at Jun 06, Rhiannon Grant rated it really liked it Shelves: Gareth Knight is one of the world’s foremost authorities on ritual sew, the Western Mystery Tradition and Qabalistic symbolism. He trained in Dion Fortune’s Society of the Inner Light, and has spent a lifetime rediscovering and teaching the principles of magic as a spiritual discipline and method of self-realisation.

Her books were recommended to me by a tarot reader on a forum.

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This is the path of the Sea Priestess. Amid these arguments with other sectors of the Theosophical movement, she resigned from the Theosophical Society in October. There are some really ludicrous ideas in this book, as you may have vortune.