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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In Nevill Drury ed. They are able to confirm through a series of visions manifested during ceremonial magic that they have been together in a previous life, she as the Sea Priestess and he as her sacrificial victim. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as priesteas are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

The Sea Priestess

I prefer her last book Moon Magic but this book also provides many of pristess keys to the Hermetic arts. Ultimately this was not as great as I expected. As he bumbles through this task, he is assaulted with memories of being drowned in a sea cave underneath the fort and agrees to revive occult the practices of Atlantis with her.

It is under his instruction that she is undertaking this work, one fortne the goals of which is to contact herself to the ultimate spiritual source, known to Qabalists as the Great Unmanifest, the formless power behind the fount of creation itself. I saw the vast sea of infinite space, indigo-dark prirstess the Night of the Gods; and it seemed to me that in the darkness and silence must be the seed of all being.

The end was quite rushed as if a quick ending was needed. Mail will not be published required. Retrieved from ” https: All of her books are worth reading and re-reading.


Well worth looking at Pfiestess 07, Lauren rated it liked it. But I felt a bit of actual history would be appropriate as a background to the astral visions of Ms.

She installed her Mother in a spare room Not a review as such but my copy has handwritten annotations by Dion Fortune herself. Fortune published many articles in Inner Light magazine, a number of which were collected together and published in books. Retrieved 17 June The Place of Enchantment: When Jiddu Krishnamurti abandoned Theosophy, causing problems for the Theosophical movement, Fortune endorsed the ‘Back to Blavatsky’ faction, attacking Leadbeater in print by accusing him of being a practitioner of black magic.

Keep in mind that witchcraft was illegal in Great Britain until and a woman was arrested for it as late as Suffice it to say that I found the ideas presented as nothing short of amazing. The great thing about this book is that even if you don’t believe in magic, Dion Fortune is so good at putting it onto the page that you can clearly delineate where you are willing to suspend disbelief.

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He has become an initiate of the goddess if we choose to put it in esoteric terms — whilst she, as the adept, in pursuit of her own magical destiny, passes on, uncommitted, to her next assignment from the inner beings for whom she works, represented in the novel by the prieestess figure known as the Priest of the Moon.

I found myself anxious and impatient to finish it near the end.

After time spent at a horticultural college she began studying psychology and psychoanalysis at the University of London before working as a counsellor in a psychotherapy clinic. Secondly, the sacrificing of oneself to these elemental pagan gods really creeped me out.

The place that the Sea Priestess chose for her Temple can be visited and seen to this day. Her first magical mentor was the Irish occultist and Fortunr Theodore Moriarty.


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Common terms and phrases ancient Anyway Aphrodite asked asthma Atlantis began Bell Head Bell Knowle Binah Bindling called cave cedar coming curious dark Dickford Sfa Dion Fortune dream earth eyes face Fay Morgan feeling felt Fire of Azrael gave girl Goddess gods gone hand heard Isis Isis Unveiled juniper knew land Le Fay Morgan learnt light living looked magical image marshes mind Miss Le Fay Miss Morgan Molly moon moonlight Morgan Le Fay mother Muckley never night Persephone pretty Priest priestess queer realised rocks rose round sacrifice Sally sandalwood Scottie Scottie’s sea-cave sea-priestess seemed shadows silver sister smiled soul star sapphires Starber stood strange suppose talk tell temple things thought tide told took Treth Trethowen turned voice walked wanted watched waves Forutne wind woman wondered worship.

The earlier scenes describing men who were drowned in caves as offerings to the sea goddess were disturbing enough.

I append a description of the place, along with much else, in an Introduction I wrote for an American edition of The Sea Priestess thirteen years ago. The Norse gods have access to these apples, and thereby never age.

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If I ceased to believe in myself, I think I should just crumble into dust, like an unwrapped mummy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is the tale of a bored British real estate broker who gets involved with a seemingly ageless woman who priestdss just happen to be the reincarnation of a priestess from ancient Atlantis. A prolific writer, she produced a large number of articles and books on her occult ideas and also authored seven novels, several of which expound occult themes.

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