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Esoteric Orders and Their Work by Dion Fortune

anx 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 science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phenomena. Book can be downloaded. Mystic and Occultism Category 2: Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto ” Deo, non fortuna ” which translates as “God, not fate”.


She reported visions of Atlantis at age four and the developing fortunee psychic abilities during her twentieth year. She attended courses in psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of London, and became a lay psychotherapist at the Medico-Psychological Clinic in Brunswick Square. Her first magical mentor was the Irish occultist and Freemason Theodore Moriarty.

In she was initiated into the London Temple of the Alpha et Omega before transferring to the Stella Matutina order. This latter is a collection of short stories based on her experiences with Theodore Moriarty. Of her non-fictional works on magical subjects, the best remembered of her books are; The Cosmic Doctrine, meant to be a summation of her basic teachings on mysticism, The Mystical Qabalah, an introduction to Hermetic Qabalah, and Psychic Self Defence, a manual on how to protect one’s self from psychic attacks.

Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they have the virtue of lucidity, and the avoidance of the deliberate obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries.

Esoteric Orders and Their Work

This brought new members to the Alpha et Omega. This society was to be the focus of her work for the rest of her life. Her masterpiece, The Mystical Qabalah was first published in England ineleven years before her death from leukemia.


Dion Fortune met and corresponded with Aleister Crowley, whom she acknowledged in the introduction of The Mystical Qabalah.

Dion Fortune claims to have participated in the ” Esotric Battle of Britain “, which was an attempt by British occultists to magically aid the war effort and which aimed to forestall the impending German invasion during the darkest days of World War II.

The effort involved in this endeavour is said to have contributed to her death shortly after the war ended.

Her Society of the Inner Light continues to function.