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Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate

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The first volume examines how occultists have rstricted admission to their secret societies. The mystery is uncovered and their operations are descrobrd in detail. The second volume describes the ancient heraldry magical system and clarifies typical misunderastandings.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Aquarian Press (first published November 30th 1961)
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Araminta Matthews
My study into Esoteric Orders have revealed a few things. First, while Fortune is clearly the lesser of two evils when paired with Crowley, it is still an evil. This book alone is so peppered with casual racism that I even wonder is her work inspired some of the fascists of her day. Second, esoteric orders are designed to create a system of power and we all know the first order of anyone in power is to maintain that power. The term “Master” to apply to the Person guiding the initiate and the fre ...more
Gerrit G.
Abstract (read: evading) description on how esoteric orders in different manners work, also some useful definitions. Not completely enlightening for me.
James Hein
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This provides a good overview of the esoteric world. Like all of these books the more you know the more they make sense but this does address a number if important issues for the Seeker. It gives you some hints on how to find a teacher, what to look for and what to avoid.
Claire Lawrence
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5*

Good read. Informs how an adept journeys upon the path. Recommended reading for those already on the path. BrilliAnt Dion fortune
Gwyndyllyn
Aug 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occultphilosophy
A must read for all occultists.
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A must read for Occultists and critics of the Occult who ignorantly babble about our secretive tendencies as if it were some kind of a flaw.
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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. Tavern
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