Dion Fortune





Dion Fortune


Born
in Bryn-y-Bia, Llandudno, North Wales, The United Kingdom
December 06, 1890

Died
January 08, 1946

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Violet Mary Firth Evans (better known as Dion Fortune), was a British occultist and author. Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto "Deo, non fortuna" (Latin for "by God, not fate").

From 1919 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 religion of Wicca, especially upon Doreen Valiente.

Of her non-fiction works on magical subjects, the best remembered of her books are; The Cosmic Doctrine, meant to be a
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“There is a life behind the personality that uses personalities as masks. There are times when life puts off the mask and deep answers unto deep.”
Dion Fortune, The Goat-Foot God

“The difference between magic and meditation methods is the difference between drugs and diet—medicines will do swiftly what diet can only effect slowly, and in critical cases there is no time to wait for the slow processes of dietetics, so it must be either medicines or nothing. Nevertheless, drugs are no substitute for right diet and wholesome regime, and although magic enables a speedy and potent result to be attained, is is only by means of right understanding and right ethics that the position which has been won can be held.”
Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate

“We take spiritual initiation when we become conscious of the Divine within us, and thereby contact the Divine without us.”
Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate

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