“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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Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Sheridan Le Fanu Fan. As the author was trained in psychiatry it was a nice juxtaposition between the occult and the modern science.

It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism. It began her tradition of using fiction as a teaching tool. These stories are certainly not for everyone. She claimed that the tales were based on real occurrences and many believe it is an account of her relationship with her own metaphysical mentor. Issel rated it really liked it Nov 23, Confessions of a Reluctant Ghost Hunter.

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Dion Fortune’s Book of the Dead. While I do not enjoy unfolding character voyeurism I will still attempt to read it, as the author earned my respect due other works.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner

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Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and cion Germanic mythology and religion for nearly 30 years. Moriarty, and Rhodes to be based on Fortune herself. Looking for beautiful books? Sabrina Banes rated it really liked it Sep 15, An Outline of Occult Science. The title should be at least 4 characters long. We appreciate your feedback.

Secrets of Doctor Taverner

Friday, October 14, FFB: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Newer Post Older Post Home. The great delight of the book is watching the development of Dr.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Round the Fire Stories. The Wisdom of Father Brown. Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as her first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of There is vampirism, shape shifting, soul switching, and other mysterious business, and the eccentric genius Dr. In reality Violet Mary Firth, Fortune was a staunch believer in past lives and reincarnation.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

Secrrets truly loved the characters of Dr. You’ve successfully reported this review. About Dion Fortune Dion Fortunefounder of The Society of the Inner Light, is recognized as one of the most luminous figures of 20th-century esoteric thought.

Alexander Kasbohm rated it really liked it Oct 07, Dion Fortune was a leading teacher on esoteric topics. A wealthy businessman seeks out Dr.

Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. The more you see of human nature, the less you feel inclined to condemn it, for you realize how hard it has struggled. Credit 3 18 Oct 17,