Principles of Esoteric Healing. Front Cover. Dion Fortune. Sun Chalice Books, Sep 1, – Body, Mind & Spirit – pages. Title, Principles of Esoteric Healing. Author, Dion Fortune. Editor, Gareth Knight. Contributor, Gareth Knight. Edition, 2, illustrated. Publisher, Thoth Publications. Principles of Esoteric Healing by Dion Fortune, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This little book, which some may find slightly risible in the context of contemporary mores, is one of the first results. Emphasis is on proper mind training and discipline without which no true magic fortunne be done. An elementary exposition and not particularly esoteric.

Murchison then finds himself spontaneously beginning an invocation to Pan.

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One of the most lucid expositions of the Tree of Life of the Qabalah, the traditional mystical system of the Hebrews, which forms the backbone of much of the Western Esoteric Tradition.

The resemblance of the villainous Hugo Astley in The Winged Bull to the Mega Therion suggests that she was not entirely impressed by Crowley as a person but if he was aware of the parallel it would probably have amused rather than irritated him. Here he sees and is impressed with one of the Assyrian winged bulls that seems almost alive. There is evidence to suggest that a rather sinister oriental group was flinging its inner weight about in the disturbed political conditions of fortue this may hexling led her to seek some advice from one who was certainly familiar in one way or another with various kinds of occult unpleasantness.

Such fears over such an innocuous book may seem little short of ludicrous today, but only a few years previously she had been bitterly attacked for allegedly revealing secrets in some of her early works. Sinnett the recipient of most of the Mahatma letters or the photogenic and charismatic Christian hermeticist Anna Kingsford. What he gets is prrinciples the Great God Pan but Colonel Brangwyn his old superior officer who appears out of the mist.

Firth for the glory of God and the comfort of men. It retains the original complete text but includes additional material supplied from the SIL archives by Gareth Knight. There has even been speculation that an occult attack of some sort may have led to her death. Desperate and wretched after the death of his wife at the hands of her lover, Hugh Paston becomes engrossed in the occult and goes on a quest for Pan, aided by an old bookseller called Jelkes.


Dion Fortune, The Secrets of Dr. This included aspects of theosophy, Christian occultism, and certain craft magic notions, including feminist ‘Goddess’ theology [from the gealing and the ‘Shekinah’ or ‘Bride of Christ’], and spiritual ecology. This fkrtune a far cry from the mysterious correspondence with Aleister Crowley in early and the last year of her life. The real impetus to ‘Christian occultism’ seems to me to have been an astonishing coalescing of four strands: The Goat-foot God [fiction] The first of the major occult novels by Dion Fortune, presenting complex magical and psychical theory in remarkably powerful pieces of writing.

Plenty of revelations of her take on the practices of the Left-hand Path, risks of ceremonial magic, the pathology of non-human contacts, the nature of hauntings and the reality behind ancient legends of the vampire, as well as elusive psychic elements in mental illness, including methods, motives and physical aspects of psychic attack and defence.

Apart from its application to the healing arts, much of the material is of wider application, demonstrating techniques for the development of psychic and intuitive faculties in reading the aura. Wilfred Maxwell is a bit of a loner, a successful estate agent who wants to be an eaoteric. One of the more distinguished members of this was Charles Williams, who went on to write some profoundly occult novels shortly before Dion Fortune was writing her own. Dion Fortune, Psychic Self Defence: A very useful overview and companion.

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They include information received through her mediumship as well as her own practical and down to earth approach to the war situation and inner work. Principles of Esoteric Healing [ed. The essays deal with yoga, the Mysteries of the East and West, the etheric double and psychic centres, haling, the Astral Light and other aspects of energy work crucial to magical working.

With this in mind I append a lightly edited article I wrote for the Inner Light Journal in after I had rejoined the Society after a lapse of 33 years doing my own thing. She esotric various methods of defence, all of which work well. This leads to all kinds of bizarre happenings of etheric vampirism that are counteracted by even more drastic means. The title possibly belies esteric contents which are a frank discussion on attitudes towards sex and sexuality, and the control and sublimation of the sex force into higher spiritual energy for the greater good.


In all cases the most recent publication is cited so far as we are aware but there will be many others which can be found new or second hand in bookshops and via the internet sellers; most can be found on Amazon. To appreciate the full picture of a great occultist we have to take account of the many other books she wrote and their true nature.

However, it needed a re-issue as the old editions are rare and expensive. Some intermittent inner unpleasantness from an oriental source certainly went on for those sensitive enough to receive it, of which Margaret Lumley Brown bore the brunt, but it seems that all was satisfactorily resolved by August of It does not deal with the 22 connecting paths; that was to be another volume which was never completed.

Knight began his esoteric training in as a member of the Fraternity of the Inner Lightfounded by occultist Dion Fortune.

I have analysed his fiction at some length in The Magical World of the Inklings Element Books together with that of his friends C. To appreciate some of the thinking behind the experiment we have to cast our minds back to the general atmosphere of secrecy that was very much a part of the Western Esoteric Tradition in those days.

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Principles Of Esoteric Healing

Dion Fortune herself also published a series of mystical meditations upon the Collects of the Anglican church. Her first published novel under her pen name, this is an interesting study in the abuses of magic for personal gain by the dark practitioner Lucas, initially by the use of hypnosis to gain power over Veronica to further his own magical ambitions. Knight continues to be active in the occult community both through his writing and his involvement in the Society of the Inner Light.

Suitably equipped with what I hoped was now a stable foundation, I set about building my own lodge, with a structure incorporating bricks of purple, orange and green. Rupert Malcolm as a participant in her magical workings, the details of which are particularly closely described.