Dion Fortune s Rites of Isis and of Pan

Dion Fortune s Rites of Isis and of Pan

Edited and explained by Gareth Knight, this book contains the full text of the original Rite of Isis and Rite of Pan which formed the basis for Dion Fortune's Moon Magic, The Goat-Foot God, and The Sea Priestess.

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908011777

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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Dion Fortune encoded much practical magical lore within her novels, leaving it up to the reader to work out how to make use of it. Behind the novels were two major rituals, the Rite of Isis and the Rite of Pan, which Dion Fortune occasionally performed in public in the 1930s as part of her drive to open up occultism beyond the closed walls of esoteric fraternities. Now for the first time, these important magical workings have been released from her society's archive in their complete and original form. Edited and explained by Gareth Knight, this book contains the full text of the original Rite of Isis and Rite of Pan which formed the basis for Dion Fortune's Moon Magic, The Goat-Foot God, and The Sea Priestess. Further archive material elucidates the practical magical principles found in The Winged Bull. The book is supplemented by several articles written by Dion Fortune in the 1930s which shed further light on the practical content of her novels, including the essay Ceremonial Magic Unveiled, a review of the work of Israel Regardie in which she gives her views on the controversies within the Golden Dawn and frankly describes her own falling out with Moina MacGregor Mathers.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Aspects of Occultism

Aspects of Occultism

as with most locations in Dion Fortune's novels, had its counterpart in real ... In real life Dion Fortune performed the Rites of Isis, and also of Pan, ...

Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 94

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When Dion Fortune wrote Aspects of Occultism, "occultism" was an umbrella word used to describe hidden lore, secret traditions, and arcane knowledge. Today, when the word "occult" is often confused for "cult," and all its negative aspects, Fortune's essays would be better referred to as "esoteric studies." In this book she discusses evocative magic, the sites of Druid worship, parallels between Christianity and the Qabalah, the astral plane, auras, spiritual healing, power cycles, and our relationship with the Higher Self. This revised edition includes a new introduction by Gareth Knight, an index, and an additional essay by Fortune-"The Myth of the Round Table." People familiar with Fortune's work will love this book!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism 1945 1990

Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism  1945   1990

For more information on Fortune, see Chapman, The Quest for Dion Fortune; Richardson, Priestess; Knight (ed.), Dion Fortune's Rites of Isis and of Pan; ...

Author: Shai Feraro

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030466954

Category: History

Page: 321

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This book explores the ways in which changing views on gender and the place of women in society during the latter half of the twentieth century affected women’s participation and standing within British Paganism. More specifically, it examines how British Wiccans and Wiccan-derived Pagans reacted to the rise of 'second-wave' feminism and the Women's Liberation Movement in the UK – with a special emphasis on the reception of feminist theory hailing from the USA – and to the emergence of feminist branches of Witchcraft and Goddess Spirituality during the 1970s and 1980s. The book draws on primary sources never before analyzed in an academic context and makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of knowledge on gender and religion during the twentieth century, as very little research has been conducted on the relations between the history of modern Paganism and that of second-wave feminism in the UK.
Categories: History

Llewellyn s Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick

Llewellyn s Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick

Dion Fortune's Rites of Isis and of Pan. Cheltenham, UK: Skylight, 2013. Regardie, Israel. The Golden Dawn. Edited by John Michael Greer.

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738761251

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

View: 801

This book features the greatest minds of magic assembled in one place! Compiled by two of the leading figures in the magick community, this new hardcover title in Llewellyn's Complete Book series includes more than 650 pages of fascinating insights into the history and contemporary practice of ritual magick. With contributions from dozens of top authors, this book brings the practices, theories, and historical understanding of magick into the 21stcentury, including in-depth chapters on: Foundations of Western Magick • Qabalah • Demonology & Spirit Evocation • Alchemy • Planetary Magick • Enochian Magick & Mysticism • The Magick of Abra-Melin • The Golden Dawn • Thelema & Aleister Crowley • Polytheistic Ceremonial Magic • Magician's Tables • The Future of Ceremonial Magick
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mysteries of Merlin

The Mysteries of Merlin

Dion Fortune's rites of Isis and Pan, mentioned above, point to one of these. ... ceremonial magic, Fortune crafted rituals that filled the same role, ...

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738759678

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 330

This innovative system of self-initiation into ceremonial magic provides Druids with powerful rituals based on the life stages of the great magician Merlin. Featuring eight full ceremonial workings to perform throughout the year, this impressive guide deepens your spirituality and connects you to mysteries passed down across the ages. John Michael Greer presents a wealth of information on Merlin's life and myths as well as ancient initiations and how they intertwined with Celtic deities. Even if you have no experience with Druid magic, this book's detailed instructions make it easy to start your journey or enhance your spiritual path in exciting ways. By marrying ceremonial magic with the legend of Merlin, this vital work unlocks ancient wisdom for the modern magician.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Occult Fiction of Dion Fortune

The Occult Fiction of Dion Fortune

Gareth Knight gives a clear guide on how and where to look for this practical instruction in these later books, which comprise The Goat-foot God, an evocation of Earth Mysteries and the Rite of Pan; The Winged Bull with its polar Mysteries ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131721180

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 816

Dion Fortune is recognised as one of the most influential figures in twentieth century occultism and her books on various aspects of the occult tradition are now enjoying a much deserved reappraisal. Her works of fiction are highly acclaimed both as vehicles for presenting complex magical and psychical theory and as remarkably powerful pieces of genre literature. Gareth Knight, her biographer and a life long student of her work, here gives an overview of all her occult fiction, including her early work, The Secrets of Dr Taverner, a series of short stories based upon the approach of her early teacher Dr Theodore Moriarty to methods of esoteric healing, and The Demon Lover, a blood and thunder thriller of black magic and vampirism that developed in the writing into a story of initiation and redemption through love. In her later novels, Dion Fortune began deliberately to use fiction as a means of practical teaching. While she had presented the theory of occultism in her great work The Mystical Qabalah, it was through her works of fiction that she sought to provide manuals for putting it into practice, at a time when much of this material was considered highly secret and to be revealed to initiates only. Gareth Knight gives a clear guide on how and where to look for this practical instruction in these later books, which comprise The Goat-foot God, an evocation of Earth Mysteries and the Rite of Pan; The Winged Bull with its polar Mysteries of Sun and Earth; The Sea Priestess, celebrating the Mysteries of the Moon; and the posthumously published Moon Magic that takes them to a higher arc with the setting up of a temple dedicated to Isis. Many aspects of occultism receive practical attentionin her pages, including place memories, karmic elements from past incarnations, animal magnetism, ley lines, sacred centres, techniques of ritual, and above all the working out of right relationships between the sexes in polar interchange.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dion Fortune and the Inner Light

Dion Fortune and the Inner Light

Dion Fortune went on to develop the Hermetic side beyond the rigid Masonic
type structures of the Lesser Mystery degrees inherited from Moriarty . She began
to write and perform a series of rituals such as the Rite of Isis and the Rite of Pan
 ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000047481619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

View: 285

Dion Fortune played a significant role in modern esotericism, and we are indebted to Gareth Knight for this intriguing biography. Dion Fortune & the Inner Light is enthusiastically recommended to anyone interested in the western esoteric tradition and in the colorful individuals who contributed to it over the last 100 years.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Training Work of an Initiate

The Training   Work of an Initiate

Despite this awareness and enthusiasm for the faery and elemental traditions, a Guild of the Master Jesus ran in parallel with Rites of Pan and Isis along ...

Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631831

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 133

View: 704

The Training and Work of an Initiate shows how, from ancient Qabalistic, Greek, and Egyptian roots, the Western Esoteric Systems have an unbroken initiation tradition that has been handed down from adept to neophyte. In this book, Dion Fortune indicates the broad outlines and underlying principles of these systems, illuminating an obscure and greatly misunderstood aspect of the path. Thanks to her teaching, even if you cannot give your entire life over to the pursuit of esoteric science, you can still develop a philosophy of life and learn your individual relationship to the cosmic whole. You will discover how initiates prepare body, mind, and spirit for the challenging journey that is the esoteric path, what the path of initiation looks like, and what it is to be called to this work. The book is filled with accessible information, presented in a way so that "even that which the smallest cup can carry away is the true water of life". This revised edition contains a new foreword by Gareth Knight, and an index.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Esoteric Orders and Their Work

Esoteric Orders and Their Work

the Fraternity of the Inner Light, but in Dion Fortune herself. ... This led in turn to a number of semi-public Rites of Pan and of Isis, performed at a ...

Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609254896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 530

Esoteric Orders and their Work examines how and why esoteric schools have restricted admission to their secret societies and orders, and shrouded their practices in mystery. The knowledge guarded by these schools--passed down through the ages, and revised from time to time by great teachers--is a secret traditional science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phenomena. Dion Fortune reveals every aspect of these secret organizations and the training they offer to initiates. Revised edition contains a new introduction by Gareth Knight, and an index.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Keys to the Temple

The Keys to the Temple

This book shows how to work with her most popular creations, exploring how the stories and characters can help you integrate the secrets of the Tree of Life and discover what Fortune called “the keys to the temple.” Authors Penny ...

Author: Penny Billington

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738752310

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 679

Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels were written as guides to magic and inner development to be used along with her great nonfiction work The Mystical Qabalah. This book shows how to work with her most popular creations, exploring how the stories and characters can help you integrate the secrets of the Tree of Life and discover what Fortune called “the keys to the temple.” Authors Penny Billington and Ian Rees show how to use Fortune’s brilliant insights to gain a direct sense of being present in your body, master the art of the embodied imagination, discover your vitality, and open up to the clarity and love that arise from the root of your being. With an exploration of Fortune’s writings, experiential practices, and a hands-on workbook section, you will learn to utilize the wealth of esoteric wisdom found in The Mystical Qabalah, The Goat-Foot God, The Sea Priestess, The Winged Bull, and Moon Magic. Praise: “This wonderful evocation of Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels offers initiatory and practical pathways to the neophyte and reader!”—Caitlín & John Matthews, authors of The Lost Book of the Grail
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Shaman and the Magician

The Shaman and the Magician

Catherine Colefax and Cheryl Weeks had developed Dion Fortune's ' Rite of Isis '
to embrace path - workings invoking images of ... The entry for an early phantasy
journey , invoking Pan , was reasonably brief : Go through the doorway .

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0140190562

Category: Magic

Page: 146

View: 982

Categories: Magic

Cunningham s Book of Shadows

Cunningham s Book of Shadows

All rights reserved. ... and Ianet Farrar (The Witches' Goddess); the Call to Pan to Dion Fortune; and the Healing Invocation to Isis to an ancient papyrus.

Author: Scott Cunningham

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738721446

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 329

Llewellyn is pleased to present a new Scott Cunningham book—a long-lost Book of Shadows. Discovered in a battered manila envelope, this previously unpublished manuscript was penned by Scott in the early 1980s. This rare book includes original spells, rituals, invocations, and an herbal grimoire. Featured in the design are Scott's actual hand-drawn signs, symbols, and runes. More than twenty years after his passing, Scott Cunningham is still an iconic and highly regarded figure in the magical community. His books on Wicca are considered classics, and his writings continue to inspire and inform those new to the Craft.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Triumph of the Moon

The Triumph of the Moon

Samuel Liddell Mathers performing his rites of Isis , date unknown 6. ... Dion Fortune and her husband , Tom Penry - Evans , date unknown 9.

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562296

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 543

View: 924

'a brilliant history' The Sunday Times 'makes for riveting reading' The Independent Modern pagan witchcraft is arguably the only fully-formed religion England has given the world, and has now spread across four continents. This second edition of The Triumph of the Moon extensively revises the first full-scale scholarly study of modern pagan witchcraft. Ronald Hutton examines the nature and development of this religion, and offers a history of attitudes to witchcraft, paganism and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W. B. Yeats, D. H. Lawrence and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the public world since 1950. Thriller writers like Dennis Wheatley, and films and television programmes, get similar coverage, as does tabloid journalism. The material is by its nature often sensational, and care is taken throughout to distinguish fact from fantasy, in a manner not previously applied to most of the stories involved. Meticulously researched, The Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into an aspect of modern cultural history which has attracted sensational publicity but has hitherto been little understood. This edition incorporates new research carried out by the author as well as research by others who have been inspired by this book over the twenty years since its first publication.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Forgotton Mage

The Forgotton Mage

DANCERS TO THE GODS To Dion Fortune “ mankind was ... drawn by music to
the edge of the floor ... too self - conscious ... including a naked girl's ' Willing
Sacrifice at Avebury and overwhelming bursts of power from Pan and in the Isis
Rite .

Author: Charles Richard Foster Seymour

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: NWU:35556019169168

Category: Occultism

Page: 254

View: 502

Categories: Occultism

Witches Druids and King Arthur

Witches  Druids and King Arthur

... intellectual influence on Dion Fortune's order of ritual magicians, ... stated that the three most important of those aspects were Zeus, Pan and Helios, ...

Author: Ronald Hutton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 185285555X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 242

In Stations of the Sun and The Triumph of the Moon Ronald Hutton established himself as a leading authority on the historian of Paganism. His wealth of unusual knowledge, complemented by a deep and sympathetic understanding of past and present beliefs that are often dismissed as strange or marginal, and an ability to write lucidly and wittily, gives his work a unique flavour. The essays which make up Witches, Druids and King Arthur cover elegantly and entertainingly a wide range of beliefs, myths and practices.
Categories: History

Moon Magic

Moon Magic

Dion Fortune. my cloak thrown over him, ... For that side of things she had already written The GoatFoot God with its Rite of Pan. By the “burdens grievous ...

Author: Dion Fortune

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250348

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 380

First published in 1938 and 1956, neither Sea Priestess nor Moon Magic have been out of print and are enduring favorites among readers of esoteric fiction. 'New packages will update these classic novels and introduce them to a new generation of readers.
Categories: Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and Wicca

The Encyclopedia of Witches  Witchcraft and Wicca

Fox, Selena 131 became shortened to Dion Fortune. ... In particular, The Goat-Foot God (1936) concerns the powers of Pan, a Horned God, and offers a wealth ...

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126845

Category: Electronic books

Page: 449

View: 453

Witchcraft practices around the world and from many periods in history are defined and explained.
Categories: Electronic books

Talking to the Gods

Talking to the Gods

... Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune Susan Johnston Graf ... Kenneth, 110–111, 116– 119, 122, 131 Gray's Inn, 72 Great God Pan, The, 62, ...

Author: Susan Johnston Graf

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438455570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Talking to the Gods explores the linkages between the imaginative literature and the occult beliefs and practices of four writers who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. William Butler Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune were all members of the occult organization for various periods from 1890 to 1930. Yeats, of course, is both a canonical and well-loved poet. Machen is revered as a master of the weird tale. Blackwood’s work dealing with the supernatural was popular during the first half of the twentieth century and has been influential in the development of the fantasy genre. Fortune’s books are acknowledged as harbingers of trends in second-wave feminist spirituality. Susan Johnston Graf examines practices, beliefs, and ideas engendered within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and demonstrates how these are manifest in each author’s work, including Yeats’s major theoretical work, A Vision.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Woman s Companion to Mythology

The Woman s Companion to Mythology

In the dominant traditions , there are established forms for rituals , raising magical
powers , initiations and observing the sabbats ... the occult novels of Dion
Fortune ( 1892–1946 ) and from Apuleius's The Golden Ass , which provides a
blueprint for the mysteries of Isis . Crowley is still used , especially his ' Hymn to
Pan !

Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: Pandora Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020510504

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 669

Organised by culture, each section outlines the mythological system of the culture, naming the major figures and their relation to one another. The meanings of the major myths are explored from a woman's point of view.
Categories: Social Science