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“Dr. Taverner” there would have been no Dion Fortune,’ and to him I offer the tribute of these pages. —Dion Fortune, London. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner iii. My October salute to forgotten supernatural and occult works of fiction continues with this contribution to the occult detective genre by Dion. Secrets of Doctor Taverner by Dion Fortune, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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View all 8 comments. The Plain Man and His Wife. It covers the usual assortment, ghosts, dark magic, past lives, nature spirits etc. Dion Fortune was a leading teacher on esoteric topics. It seems to be a peculiarity of women writers who create physicians or psychiatrists who investigate occult disturbances that love and the loss of love are at the bottom of all the ghostly business. Taverner Dion Fortune Limited preview – The Wisdom of Father Brown.

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Would you like us to take another look at this review? A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition. Notify me of new posts fortume email. It began her tradition of using fiction secrtes a teaching tool. However, there is very little fiction out there written by serious Mages, so when I get a chance at some of that, I generally take it.


I’ve been slowly reading my way through these stories as an ebook. Each story in this collection is a complete case, as gripping and as entertaining as the stories of Sherlock Holmes.

First published inthe adventures of Dr.

Excellent novel it is a mixture of Carl Gustav Jung with a touch of Dr Strange from marvel comics and Sherlock holmes. Treating the diseases of the occult. dr.taverjer

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No occultist should be without her texts. Anonymous October 14, secrts Dec 05, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Taverner and tells a tale of questionable deaths. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Witches of New York. There are some beautiful, spooky and romantic stories as well as some interesting discussion of the Western Magical Tradition.

It may even have provided me with one or two insights even ddion its fiction format.

Open Preview See a Problem? The poppies had a strong and dr.tavernerr odor that Taverner believes to have hypnotic occult powers. If it has one star I liked it a lot If it has two stars I liked dr.faverner a lot and would recommend it If it has three stars I really really liked it a lot If it has four stars I insist you read it If it has five stars it was life changing.


While I do not enjoy unfolding character voyeurism I will still attempt to read it, as the author earned my respect due other works. Tavernerplease sign up.

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Tamara rated it it was amazing Jun 14, You are commenting using your Facebook account. The training and work of an initiate. Dion Fortune writes quite well and it is quite interesting to get a description of the milieu in secrts occultism plays an integrated part, even though the protagonist is ostensibly an uninitiate.

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I really enjoyed this book, both as a “novel”, as a teaching on the personal inner path Dion Fortune so much wished to bring in her books, and as an account of a different method of approach to certain subjects.

I particularly liked “The Scented Poppies” as it is a good example of the true occult detective. First published inthe adventures of Dr. Description Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmeslike Dr.