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Wouter J. Hanegraaff : Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture

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Dion Fortune (Pseudonym von Violet Mary Firth)

Im Januar 2014 im Internet::

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Dion Fortune (1890 - 1946)

 

Respected psychiatrist, occultist, and author who approached magick and hermetic concepts from the perspectives of Jung and Freud. She was a prolific occult writer of novels and non-fiction books, an adept in ceremonial magick, and a pioneer psychiatrist on religious thought in occultism.

She was born Violet Mary Firth in Bryn-y-Bia, Llandudno, North Wales on 6th December 1890, the daughter of a solicitor. She showed mediumistic abilities at an early age reputedly having had visions and dreams of Atlantis as early as four years old. Later she claimed to have been a priestess there in a past life. She was a bright and intelligent child and wrote her first book, aged just 13, a book of poems entitled Violets in 1904. Her interest in occultism was sparked when she was working as a lay Freudian analyst around the time of the First World War. She was trained by a doctor named Moriarty who specialised in astro-etheric psychological conditions (and who later provided the inspiration for her series of short stories The Secrets of Doctor Taverner). Having found her 'path' in the Western Mystery Tradition she joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1919.

Moving to London, she joined an offshoot branch of the Golden Dawn run by Moina Mathers, widow of MacGregor Mathers, one of the Golden Dawn's founders. She began to write articles under the name of Dion Fortune (taken from her family motto Deo Non Fortuna, 'God not luck'), which were later published in book form as The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage, Sane Occultism and Psychic Self-Defence, the first of her many occult textbooks. These articles enraged Moina Mathers, who felt that Dion Fortune was betraying the secrets of the Order.

Dion Fortune became increasingly disillusioned with the Golden Dawn, and after Dr. Moriarty's death in 1921 she set about founding her own esoteric order with a few of Moriarty's students and a few members of the Theosophical Society in London. In 1924 her little group bought an old officers' hut from the army and erected it at the foot of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. This site, which they named Chalice Orchard, was the first headquarters of the Fraternity of the Inner Light (later re-named the Society of the Inner Light). Soon afterwards they also acquired a large old house - 3 Queensborough Terrace, London - which was big enough for certain members to live in as well as being an established magical lodge. Among those living there were Dion Fortune and her husband Dr. Penry Evans, although they divided their time between London and Glastonbury, and eventually divorced. The society soon became an initiatory school of high calibre. Working in trance mediumship, Dion Fortune made contacts with certain inner plane adepts, or Masters, whose influence on the Western Esoteric Tradition is still vital to this day.

During the 1930s Dion Fortune wrote several esoteric novels which contain much practical detail which was considered too 'secret' at that time to be published in her articles or textbooks. She also pioneered Qabalah as a key to the Western Mystery Tradition, and her book The Mystical Qabalah is still one of the best texts available on the subject. Her other main work was The Cosmic Doctrine, which was received mediumistically and originally reserved for initiates only. Its text is abstract and difficult to follow, and is intended for meditation rather than as a straight textbook.

During the Second World War she organised her own contribution to the war effort on a magical level - this project is now published as The Magical Battle of Britain. The Society of the Inner Light continued to operate its lodge at 3 Queensborough Terrace in the midst of the Blitz, and even when the house was damaged by bombs the disruption was minimal.

In early January 1946 Dion Fortune returned from Glastonbury feeling tired and unwell and was admitted to Middlesex Hospital in London. The illness was leukaemia, and she died a few days later, aged 55. She is buried at Glastonbury. Her last novel, Moon Magic, was unfinished at her death; the last chapter was allegedly channelled by her through one of the society's mediums.

 

The Society of the Inner Light continued largely unchanged for many years after Dion Fortune's death. In 1960 the headquarters moved to 38 Steele's Road, London NW3 4RG. It continues today as an initiatory school and magical lodge with much the same principles as those in which it was originally founded.


Time-Line for Dion Fortune

1890: Born December 6th
1904: Wrote book of poems entitled "Violets" Living in Weston-super-Mare
1906: Family moved to London
1908: Links with Christian Science movement. Poem published "Angels"
1910: First employment at St Georges Secretarial College, London
1913: Became a Lay Analyst (Psychoanalysis) at Medico-Psychological Clinic, London
1914: Meeting with her first Master. Joined the Land Army. Slight connection with Theosophical Society
1917: Doing scientific research into the soya bean
1919: Initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
1921: Met Theodore Moriarty (the Dr Taverner of her novels!) who influenced her life greatly.
1923: Formed the Christian Mystic Lodge of the Theosophical Society
1924: Formed the Community of the Inner Light. Bought property at Glastonbury - the Chalice Orchard
1927: Formed the Fraternity of the Inner Light an Outer Court of the Golden Dawn. Married Thomas Penry Evans
1929: All ties with the Golden Dawn cut.
1930: Leased property in London called the Belfry. Priestess of Isis phase.
1935: The Mystical Qabalah
1946: Died of Leukameia : Jan 8th

Books on the Occult

Applied Magic and Aspects of Occultism 
Esoteric Orders and their Work 
Practical Occultism in Daily Life 
Psychic Self Defense 
Sane Occultism 
The Cosmic Doctrine 
The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage 
The Magical Battle for Britain 
The Mystical Qabalah 
The Training and Work of an Initiate 
Through the Gates of Death

 

Books on Psychology
(Written under her real name of Violet Mary Firth)

Machinery of the Mind 
Problem of Purity 
Psychology of the Servant Problem

 

Other Books
Mystical Meditations on the Collect 
The Soya Bean 
Spiritualism in the Light of Occult Science 
Glastonbury - Avalon of the Heart

 

Occult Fiction
Moon Magic 
The Demon Lover, 1929 
The Goat Foot God, 1936 
The Sea Priestess 
The Secrets of Dr Taverner 
The Winged Bull

 

The following are joint publications by Dion Fortune & Gareth Knight:
The Circuit of Force 
An Introduction to Ritual Magic 
Principles of Hermetic Philosophy 
Spiritualism and Occultism

 

There are currently four biographies of Dion Fortune:
The Story of Dion Fortune
Charles Fielding, Thoth Publications, 1985
ISBN: 1870450337 
Priestess: the Life and Magic of Dion Fortune
Alan Richardson, Aquarian Press, 1987 
Quest for Dion Fortune
Janine Chapman, Samual Weiser, 1993
ISBN: 0877287759 
Dion Fortune and the Inner Light
Gareth Knight, Thoth Publications, 2000
ISBN: 1870450450

 

Dion Fortune

 

Dion Fortune (Pseudonym von Violet Mary Firth; * 6. Dezember 1890 in Llandudno, Wales; † 8. Januar 1946 in London) war eine walisische Okkultistin, Rosenkreuzerin, Theosophin und Autorin. Sie war die Gründerin der Fraternity of the Inner Light, die heute Society of the Inner Light heißt.

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis  

            1 Leben und Werk

                        1.1 Kindheit, Ausbildung und Ehe

                        1.2 Als Theosophin und Rosenkreuzerin

                        1.3 Die Fraternity of the Inner Light

            2 Werke

            3 Literatur

            4 Weblinks

            5 Einzelnachweise

 

Leben und Werk

Kindheit, Ausbildung und Ehe

Dion Fortune wurde am 6. Dezember 1890 in Llandudno geboren. Die Eltern waren Mitglieder der Christian Science, die Mutter übte dort die Tätigkeit eines spiritual healer (Praktikerin) aus, der Vater war Solicitor. Über ihre Kindheit ist kaum etwas bekannt. 1902 zog die Familie nach Somerset, 1906 nach London und später nach Letchworth. 1904 trat Fortune der Christian Science bei.

Im Sommer 1911 begann sie am Studley College in Studley (Warwickshire) Gartenbau zu studieren. Nach ihrer Promotion 1913 war sie Mitarbeiterin im Stab der Colleges, erlitt dann jedoch einen psychischen Zusammenbruch und gab diesen Posten auf. Ihren Angaben zufolge hatte die Rektorin des Colleges, Lillias Hamilton (1858–1925), einen „magischen Angriff“ gegen sie gerichtet, der sie für drei Jahre außer Gefecht setzte. In dieser Zeit begann sie sich mit Psychologie zu beschäftigen und studierte später an der Universität London dieses Fach.

Während des Ersten Weltkrieges schloss sie sich der Women’s Land Army (Landarmee) an, einer zivilen britischen Organisation, die Aufgaben im Bereich der Nahrungsproduktion erfüllte. Gearbeitet wurde in der Landwirtschaft und dann im Labor, wo aus Gemüse-Kasein Käse hergestellt werden sollte.

Am 6. April 1927 heiratete sie in Paddington den Arzt Thomas Penry Evans († 1959); dieser verließ sie 1939 wegen seiner Beziehung zu Anne Mower White, die (kinderlose) Ehe wurde geschieden.

Als Theosophin und Rosenkreuzerin

Wann sie in Kontakt mit der Theosophie kam ist unklar, die Angaben variieren von 1906 bis um 1920. Ebenso ist ihr Eintritt in die Theosophische Gesellschaft (TG) umstritten, auch hier schwanken die Zahlen von 1906 bis um 1920, doch dürfte letzteres am wahrscheinlichsten sein. Jedenfalls trat sie in eine TG-Loge mit dem Namen Christian Mystic Lodge of the Theosophical Society ein, wohl einem Ableger der Adyar-TG. Präsident dieser Loge soll Theodore Moriarty (1873–1923) gewesen sein, dessen Schülerin sie wurde und den sie in ihren Dr. Taverner-Romanen verewigte. Nach dessen Tod 1923 übernahm sie die Leitung der Loge. Wie lange sie diese Funktion ausübte, ist unklar.[1]

1919 trat sie dem südlichen Zweig des Alpha et Omega-Tempels in Edinburgh bei, einer Nachfolgeorganisation des Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. In dieser Zeit hatte sie auch Kontakt mit John William Brodie-Innes (1848–1923). Nach Differenzen mit der dortigen Leiterin Maiya Tranchell-Hayes (Maiya Curtis-Webb) verließ sie diese Gruppe und schloss sich dem Londoner Tempel unter Moina Mathers (1865–1928) an. Als ihren Ordensnamen wählte sie Dion Fortune, angelehnt an das Motto ihrer Familie Deo, non Fortuna (lat. „Gott, nicht das Schicksal“). Bald befand sie desillusioniert, diese Gruppe (der Londoner Tempel) bestünde in der Hauptsache aus „Witwen und zankenden Greisen“. Wegen ihres Werkes Die kosmische Doktrin kam es zu Meinungsverschiedenheiten mit der Leiterin des Alpha et Omega, Moina Mathers, weshalb sie aus der Organisation ausgeschlossen wurde.[2] Zu diesem Zeitpunkt hatte sie erst den Grad 2= 9 erreicht. Später setzte sie ihre Ausbildung in der Stella Matutina bis zum 5= 6 fort.[3] Sie war es auch, die sich für die Aufnahme von Israel Regardie in den Hermes-Tempel der Stella Matutina einsetzte.

Ihren Angaben zufolge war sie in Kontakt mit mehreren Meistern der Weisheit. Ferner war sie Mitglied der Science, Arts and Crafts Society.

Die Fraternity of the Inner Light

1924 gründete sie ihre eigene Organisation, die Fraternity of the Inner Light am Fuß des Glastonbury Tor. Anfang der 1930er-Jahre verlegte sie das Hauptquartier von Glastonbury nach London und 1939 folgte die Umbenennung in Society of the Inner Light; diese besteht bis heute.

1937 lernte sie Charles Richard Foster Seymour (1880–1943) kennen, der ihr weiteres Wirken beeinflusste und nach ihrer Scheidung von Thomas Penry Evans die Priesterrolle bei ihren Ritualen übernahm. Ab Oktober 1939 gab es im Rahmen der Society regelmäßige Treffen zur „Lichtarbeit“ auf der Astralebene, um England zu schützen.

Sie starb im 55. Lebensjahr am 8. Januar 1946 in London an Leukämie. Ihre Werke veröffentlichte sie teils unter ihrem bürgerlichen Namen Violet Mary Firth und teils unter Dion Fortune, manchmal benutzte sie auch das Pseudonym V. M. Steele.

Werke

   More Violets. Jarrold & Sons, London 1906

   The Maschinery of the Mind. Allen & Unwin, London 1922

   The esoteric philosophy of love and marriage. Rider & Son, London 1924 (Das karmische Band. Schirner, Darmstadt 2001, ISBN 3-89767-082-8)

   The Soya Bean. Daniel, London 1925

   The Psychology of the Servant Problem. Daniel, London 1925

   The Secrets of Dr. Taverner. Noel Douglas, London 1926

   The Demon Lover. Noel Douglas, London 1927 (Ein dämonischer Liebhaber. Smaragd, Fulda 1991, ISBN 3-926374-24-1)

   The Problem of Purity. Rider, London 1928

   The Esoteric Orders and their Work. Rider, London 1928

   The Sane Occultism. Rider, London 1928 (einige Kapitel daraus in: Handbuch für Suchende. Smaragd, Köln 1987, ISBN 3-926374-19-5)

   Psychic Self-Defence. Rider, London 1930 (Selbstverteidigung mit PSI. Ansata, Interlaken 1979, ISBN 3-7787-7046-2)

   The Training and Work of an Initiate. Rider, London 1930

   Mystical Meditations on the Collect. Rider, London 1930

   Spiritualism in the Light of Occult Science. Rider, London 1931

   Avalon of the Heart, Glastonbury. Frederick Muller, London 1934 (Glastonbury, das englische Jerusalem, Avalon und der heilige Gral. Goldmann, München 1991, ISBN 3-442-12289-9)

   The Mystical Qabalah. Williams and Norgate, London 1935 (Die mystische Kabbala – Der Yogaweg des Westens. Aurinia Verlag, Hamburg 2010, ISBN 978-3-937392-12-7)

   The Winged Bull. Williams & Norgate, London 1935

   The Scarred Wrists. Stanley Paul, London, 1935

   Practical Occultism in Daily Life. Williams & Norgate, London 1935

   The Goat-Foot God. Williams & Norgate, London 1936

   Hunters of Humans. Stanley Paul, London 1936

   Beloved of Ishmael. Stanley Paul, London 1937

   The Sea Priestess. Eigenverlag, London 1938 (Die Seepriesterin. Smaragd, Fulda 1989, ISBN 3-926374-12-8)

   Moon magic. Aquarian Press, London 1956 (Mondmagie. Smaragd, Fulda 1990, ISBN 3-926374-21-7)

   Through the Gates of Death. Aquarian Press, London 1957 (Durch die Tore des Todes ins Licht. Smaragd, Köln 1990, ISBN 3-926374-13-6)

   The Cosmic Doctrine. Aquarian, Wellingborough 1976 (Die kosmische Doktrin – Big Bang, Chaosforschung und Evolution. Aurinia Verlag, Hamburg 2004, ISBN 3-937392-07-6)

   Applied Magic and Aspects of Occultism. Aquarian, Wellingborough 1987, ISBN 0850306655

Literatur

   Janine Chapman: The Quest for Dion Fortune. Samuel Weiser, York Beach 1993, ISBN 0-87728-775-9.

   Carr Collins, Charles Fielding: The Story of Dion Fortune. Star & Cross, Dallas TX 1985, ISBN 0-87728-658-2.

   Gareth Knight: Dion Fortune and the Inner Light. Thoth Publications, Loughborough 2000, ISBN 1870450450.

   Gareth Knight: Licht auf Dion Fortune. Aurinia, Hamburg 2004, ISBN 3-937392-01-7.

   Alan Richardson: Priesterin. Leben und Magie der Dion Fortune. Smaragd, Neuwied 1991, ISBN 3-926374-25-X (Übersetzung von Priestess. The Life and Magic of Dion Fortune. Aquarian Press, 1987).

Weblinks

   Literatur von und über Dion Fortune im Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek

   Webpräsenz der von ihr gegründeten Society of the Inner Light (engl.)

   Längere Biografie in zwei Teilen und Bilder (engl.)

   Biografie, Bilder, Chronologie und Bibliografie (engl.)

Einzelnachweise

1.Hochspringen 
 George Knowles: Dion Fortune (1890–1946). In: controverscial.com, 24. November 2004, abgerufen am 21. April 2012.

2.Hochspringen 
 Ithel Colquhoun: Dion Fortune. In: kheper.net, abgerufen am 21. April 2012. Vgl. Alan G. Hefner: Fortune, Dion (1891–1946). In: themystica.com, abgerufen am 21. April 2012.

3.Hochspringen 
 Pat Zalewski: Talismans & Evocations of the Golden Dawn. 2002, S. 93, Fußnote.

 

 

 

Dion Fortune

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Dion Fortune

Born

Violet Mary Firth

6 December 1890

Llandudno, Wales

Died

8 January 1946 (aged 55)

Middlesex, London

Occupation

Occultist, author

Dion Fortune born Violet Mary Firth (6 December 1890 – 8 January 1946), was a prominent British occultist, author, psychologist, teacher, artist, and mystic.[1] Schooled in Western Esotericism, she was influential in the modern revival of the magical arts. She was also a prolific writer of the supernatural and the occult in both novels and non-fiction works. As a psychologist, she approached magic and hermetic concepts from the perspectives of Jung and Freud.

Known to those in her inner circle as DF, her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto "Deo, non-fortuna" (Latin for "by God, not fate"), originally the ancient motto of the Barons and Earls Digby.[2] Fortune died in 1946 from leukemia in Middlesex, London, at the age of 55.

 

Contents   

            1 Early life

            2 Lectures

            3 Books and other writings

            4 Bibliography

            5 References

            6 External links

 

Early life

She was born in Bryn-y-Bia in Llandudno, Wales, and grew up in a household where Christian Science was rigorously practiced.[3] She reported visions of Atlantis at age four[4] and developing psychic abilities at age 20. [5]

She joined the Theosophical Society[3] and attended courses in psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of London,[6] and became a lay psychotherapist at the Medico-Psychological Clinic in Brunswick Square.[7]

Her first magical mentor was the Irish occultist and Freemason Theodore Moriarty.[8] In 1919 she was initiated into the London Temple of the Alpha et Omega[9] before transferring to the Stella Matutina order.[10]

Lectures

Fortune fell out with Moina Mathers, head of the Alpha et Omega, and claimed she was coming under magical attack.[3][11] In 1922, with Moina's consent, Dion Fortune left the Alpha et Omega and with her husband, Penry Evans[3] formed the Fraternity of the Inner Light as an offshoot of the Alpha et Omega.[12][13] This brought new members to the Alpha et Omega.[14] Fortune's group was later renamed "The Society of the Inner Light". This society was to be the focus of her work for the rest of her life.

Books and other writings

From 1919[3] she began writing a number of novels and short stories that explored various aspects of magic and mysticism, including The Demon Lover, The Winged Bull, The Goat-Foot God, and The Secrets of Dr. Taverner. This latter is a collection of short stories based on her experiences with Theodore Moriarty. Two of her novels, The Sea Priestess and Moon Magic, became influential within the Goddess Movement and Wicca, especially upon Doreen Valiente.[15]

Of her works on magical subjects, the best remembered of her books are; The Cosmic Doctrine,[16] a summation of her basic teachings on mysticism, Psychic Self-Defense,[17] a manual on how to protect oneself from psychic attacks and the seminal book of knowledge known as the The Mystical Qabalah,[18] an introduction to Hermetic Qabalah which was first published in England in 1935, and is regarded as one of the best books on magic ever written.[3]

According to authors Charles and Collins Carr, her writings have the virtue of lucidity[19] and avoid the deliberate obscurity that characterized many of her forerunners and contemporaries in explaining the ancient "Wisdom Teachings".[20]

According to author Diana Paxson, in a letter to Random House regarding her sister-in-law Marion Zimmer Bradley she credits Dion Fortune's Avalon of the Heart and novels as the inspiration for The Mists of Avalon. In the Letter[1] she says "In particular, Mists of Avalon was a story of a woman's spiritual quest. The spirituality of Avalon derives from the British Mystery tradition, especially as it was interpreted by the occult writer Dion Fortune, whose character, Miss LeFay Morgan, is both a progenitor and descendant of Morgaine. In addition, Marion drew upon Dion Fortune's non-fiction book, Avalon of the Heart. For a time, Dion Fortune lived in Glastonbury, in a cottage at the base of the Tor, in the Chalice Orchard, Glastonbury, home of the legendary Glastonbury Tor is still a sacred center of pilgrimage for many".

Dion Fortune's early 20th century occult and supernatural non-fiction writings also influenced other fantasy fiction authors of novels, comic books, graphic novels and video games.

The work that is considered her masterpiece by occultists and occult sympathizers is The Mystical Qabalah, first published in England in 1935.[15][21][22]

Fortune's occult experiences during WWII are written about in the Magical Battle of Britain, which was an effort by British occultists to instruct their followers in meditation through newsletters during World War II. There is also an interesting article published in the Sept 2010 issue of Fortean Times magazine that covers the occult activities employed by both sides during WWII.Fortean Times Sept 2010[23][24][25]

Tomb of Dion Fortune

Dion Fortune maintained a residence and teaching center in Glastonbury at the base of the Glastonbury Tor. While there she claimed to make trance contact with the Esoteric Order known as the Secret Chiefs. Between 1941-42 the information she purportedly channeled became known as The Arthurian Formula which formed a cornerstone of the inner work of the Society of the Inner Light. A book on the subject edited by Gareth Knight was released in 2006.

Her Society of the Inner Light continues to function, and has also given rise to other orders, including The London Group, until recently headed by Alan Adams (aka Charles Fielding),[26][27][28] and Servants of the Light, headed by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki.[3]

Her work has had a direct influence on bringing back awareness of the Sacred Feminine and the return of the Goddess in popular culture.

Bibliography

   The Machinery of the Mind, 1922 [Violet M. Firth]

   The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage, 1924

   The Psychology of the Servant Problem, 1925

   The Secrets of Dr. Taverner, 1926

   The Demon Lover, 1927

   Esoteric Orders and Their Work, 1928

   The Mystical Qabalah, 1935

   The Winged Bull, 1935

   The Goat-Foot God, 1936

   The Sea Priestess, 1938

   The Cosmic Doctrine, 1949

   Moon Magic, (unfinished in her lifetime, and published posthumously in 1956)

   Applied Magic, 1962

   Psychic Self-Defense, 1971

   Glastonbury: Avalon of the Heart, 1986

   The Circuit of Force (with Gareth Knight)

   The Training and Work of an Initiate (with Gareth Knight)

   An Introduction to Ritual Magic (with Gareth Knight), 1997

   What Is Occultism?, 2001

   Mystical Meditations on the Christian Collects, 2006

   Practical Occultism (with Gareth Knight)

References

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^ Richardson, Alan; "The Magical Life of Dion Fortune", Aquarian Press, 1987, ISBN 1-85538-051-X, p 26.

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^ Knight, Gareth; Dion Fortune and the Inner Light, Thoth, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, p 2.

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a b c d e f g Drury, Nevill (1992). Dictionary of Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions. Bridport, Dorset: Prism Unity. ISBN 1-85327-075-X.

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^ Knight, Gareth; Dion Fortune and the Inner Light, Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, pp 14–15.

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^ Chapman, Janine; Quest for Dion Fortune, Samuel Weiser, 1993, ISBN 0-87728-775-9, p 3-5.

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^ Chapman, Janine; "Quest for Dion Fortune", Samuel Weiser, 1993, ISBN 0-87728-775-9, p 5.

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^ Knight, Gareth; Dion Fortune and the Inner Light, Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, p29 and Richardson, Alan The Magical Life of Dion Fortune, p 54. N.B. Janine Chapman however in her book, Quest for Dion Fortune (p 6), says that Fortune worked at the Tavistock clinic, citing Christine Hartley as her source.

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^ Richardson, Alan; The Magical Life of Dion Fortune, Aquarian Press, 1991, ch.4. ISBN 1-85538-051-X and Knight, Gareth; "Dion Fortune and the Inner Light", Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, ch.5.

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^ Richardson, Alan, The Magical Life of Dion Fortune, Aquarian Press, 1991, p111. ISBN 1-85538-051-X and Knight, Gareth; Dion Fortune and the Inner Light, Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, ch.7.

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^ Richardson, Alan; The Magical Life of Dion Fortune, Aquarian Press, 1991, p114. ISBN 1-85538-051-X

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^ King, 1989, page 144

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^ Richardson, Alan, "The Magical Life of Dion Fortune", Aquarian Press, 1991, ISBN 1-85538-051-X, p117,

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^ Knight, Gareth; "Dion Fortune and the Inner Light", Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0, pp 138–139.

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^ King, 1989, page 143

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a b "Internet Book of Shadows: Dion Fortune & Gardnerian Wicca (C.S. Clifton in W.o.W.)". Sacred-texts.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.

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^ Richardson, Alan, The Magical Life of Dion Fortune, Aquarian Press, 1991, p63, ISBN 1-85538-051-X and Fielding, Charles and Collins, Carr; The Story of Dion Fortune, Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7, p151.

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^ Charles and Collins, Carr, The Story of Dion Fortune, Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7, p150,

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^ Fielding, Charles and Collins, Carr; "The Story of Dion Fortune", Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7, p151 and Richardson, Alan, "The Magical Life of Dion Fortune", Aquarian Press, 1991, p137, ISBN 1-85538-051-X

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^ Charles and Collins, Carr; "The Story of Dion Fortune", Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7,p150.

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^ Fortune, Dion; The Mystical Qabalah, Aquarian Press, 1987, ISBN 0-85030-335-4, p 1. and Fielding, Charles and Collins, Carr; "The Story of Dion Fortune", Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7, p152.

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^ Richardson, Alan, "The Magical Life of Dion Fortune", Aquarian Press, 1991, ISBN 1-85538-051-X, p137

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^ Regardie, Israel, (ed), 777 and other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley, introduction.

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^ Carr; "The Story of Dion Fortune", Thoth Books, 1998, ISBN 1-870450-33-7, p106-109 and Knight, Gareth

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^ Fortune, Dion; The Magical Battle of Britain, Sun Chalice Books, 1993, ISBN 1-928754-21-X

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^ Evans, Dave; David Sutton (September 2010). "The Magical Battle of Britain. Fighting Hitler's Nazis with occult ritual". Fortean Times. Retrieved 17 June 2013.

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^ Lamond, F. (2005) Fifty Years of Wicca. pp. 48–50.

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^ "R.A.M.S. Digital Library – Hans Ninztel". Ramsdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.

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^ Knight, Gareth; "Dion Fortune and the Inner Light", Thoth Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-870450-45-0.

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