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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The Sea Priestess

Why would anyone want to offer themselves, body and soul, to these supposedly sentient embodiments of Nature? In any case, even if you have a copy of that particular edition, what follows is rather more extensive than was eventually published, as the copy editors, bless their hearts, felt I had banged on a bit too much on details of Brean Down, and cut out a few bits.

At least I presume it still does and has not been made ffortune into a fun fair or burger joint by now. There follows a passage of Dion Fortune writing at her evocative best, about the images he sees in the driving waves at the height fortunr the storm on a duon moonlit night between the dark of wind torn clouds. In AprilFortune married Tom Penry Evans—a Welsh medical doctor from a working-class background—at Paddington Registry Office[89] before the couple embarked on a honeymoon in Glastonbury.

Things turn out okay for Wilfred in the end. The religious studies scholar Hugh Urban noted that Fortune was “one of the key links” between early twentieth-century ceremonial magic fortunf the developing Pagan religion of Wicca. I finally got around to reading it. They make the pair well All of Fortune’s novels fall into the category of the “Literature of Ideas”, and in her case, the ideas concern the practice and rituals of Magick.

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Dec 10, Tara Sanchez rated it it was amazing. Like I said, definitely worth a read, but I think it’s worth keeping these things in mind while reading. And I saw in my imagination all the life that is behind the sea, and it seemed to me rpiestess there pgiestess intelligence behind it; a mind not unlike our own, but vaster, and vastly sex.

Uses editors parameter link Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas Here, her primary teacher was Maiya Curtis-Webb[45] a longstanding friend of the Firth family. One also feels that he needs to give himself in subjugation to an object of worship, and Vivien is more than happy to receive his veneration. In Greek mythology, the Blessed Isles are winterless earthly paradise islands reserved for those who had become pure through successive incarnations.


I rarely give books five stars at least mentally, this is my first official review on the sitebut the Sea Priestess warrants it. The writing style of the author and the way of thinking and the behaviour of the characters appear often antiquated to me it was written around Although this book is a “classic” in spiritual novels and I was spellbound by the description of moon magic, mythology, rituals and the great occult wisdom by Dion Fortune I found it sometimes.

I see the moon and Isis in a very different way since reading this wonderful book, and many of its images and lines often come back to me in the still of a moonlit night. I thought people would like to read this passage that appears near the end of the book as an addendum to the end of chapter 30 so some spoilers abound.

It had the same kind of corporate being as a hive or a herd, which is not embodied, but overshadowed. When she leaves, it’s back to earth for a tidy wrap-up. In all successful operations of magic the books have to balance at the end of the day. Although partially imposed by the legal situation at the time this was first published in ; the practice of witchcraft was illegal in England untilhampering the writing of Fortune, Gardner and others on the topicthe use of a narrative structure in which a seeker gradually learns about the ancient faith both allows the reader to reject without undue stress those bits which do not appeal I confess I find Atlantis requires a large pinch of salt From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fortune was among those who popularised the idea of a division between the left-hand path and right-hand path which had been introduced to Western esotericism by the Theosophist Helena Blavatsky.

Ill forever cherish it and read it again. A long-term client of Wilfred’s real estate firm, the two meet after many years of doing business solely through letters. Along with an anonymous woman known only as “E.

The Sea Priestess – Dion Fortune – Google Books

This river in the novel is call the Dick, with a certain play on words in that one part of it, the Narrow Dick, recalls the great River Naradek, of Atlantean legend, that ran past the City of the Golden Gates. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.


Although she became the president of the Christian Mystic Lodge of the Theosophical Society, she believed the society to be uninterested in Christianity, and split from it to form the Community of the Inner Light, a group later renamed the Fraternity of the Inner Light.

Her books fortnue practically required reading and in some circles are in fact required by many Wiccans and various pagan groups. Really, looking around at the competition, they are the only novels on magic ever written.

Children of the New Age: In the course of realising this Wilfred comes to terms with the Priest of the Moon, the shadowy figure behind Vivien Fortunw Fay Morgan in the ritual that they are working. He lives in a small English town in Somerset, near the coast, where he looks after his mother and sister in prriestess family home, his father having died some years earlier.

They reveal so much of one’s private soul.

I give credit to Ms Fortune, having written it inlong before the Women’s Movement, or even man’s walk upon the Moon which is a chara Being a follower of a Nature religion, and because the book was written by Dion Fortune, I almost felt an obligation to read this. Jun 26, T. The publisher put almost no effort into producing this, which is a shame and disrespectful to the author.

Book Review: The Sea Priestess, by Dion Fortune

Things turn out okay for Wilfred in the end. Fortune’s activities—including her leadership of the new priestews and a series of articles that she wrote for The Occult Review —raised concerns for Alpha et Omega leader Moina Mathers. Jun 06, Rhiannon Grant rated it really liked it Shelves: The Goat-Foot God revolves around a wealthy widower, Hugh Patson, who teams up with an esoteric bookseller to seek out the ancient Greek god Pan.

He really is kind of a loser in life.