The occult novels of dion fortune

Susan Johnston Graf

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Dion Fortune and her group, the Fraternity of the Inner Light (now the Society of the Inner Light), wrote and performed rituals, beginning in the 1930s, with the intention of reviving goddess worship and feminist spirituality. Today's goddess-centered practitioners owe much to Fortune's pioneering efforts. Although Fortune disavowed direct political action, she worked spiritually to empower women and lived the life of a liberated woman through her religious activities and beliefs. Dion Fortune is one of the most important occultists of the first half of the twentieth century. She has produced a sizable corpus of non-fiction works on both practical and theoretical occultism and has written novels that are still in publication and have an active readership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gender Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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