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Fortune: Dion Fortune was the pen-name of Violet Mary Firth (Dec. 6, 1890-Jan. 1946). She is well known for her many books relating to ceremonial magick. She was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn but broke with the society after a quarrel with Moina Mathers, widow of founder MacGregor Mathers. She established her own magical order, the Fraternity of the Inner Light. During World War II, she and her followers enlisted the aid of the archangels against Hitler's Luftwaffe. A powerful psychic and medium, she considered herself a Priestess of the Great Goddess.


How Astrology Can (and Can't) Help You
Contrary to some ideas, astrology is neither a belief system nor a religion. It is not associated with any type of questionable therapy or cultish practice. In many respects, astrology is more like a specialized language. Learning the language takes ...
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The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn Review
Summary: The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn is an evocative and provocative deck exploring a new vision of tarot that is fresh and exciting while remaining consistent with the Golden Dawn tradition. This deck would be suitable for someone with ...
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Are You Vulnerable to Psychic Attack?
The answer, in all likelihood, is yes. You are immune to psychic attack only if you have learned how to protect yourself from this kind of assaultóand most people donít even know psychic attack is possible, much less that they can learn techniques ...
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Blast of Psychic Energy
Two minutes later Ellsworthís phone rang. When he answered, he was surprised to hear his former superiorís voice. The voice was shaking. He asked Ellsworth if he would take a train, at company expense, to the home office 200 miles away and join him ...
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Principles of Ceremonial
Magical ceremonial can be built up and elaborated to forms of great subtlety and complexity, but the initial principles which cause its creation are simple in the extreme. In the first place, ceremonial is a different thing from meditation, and it ...
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Wheel of the Year Tarot Review
Summary The Wheel of the Year Tarot beautifully and cleverly incorporates the setting and sensibility of the seasons. The combined symbols of seasonal holidays and traditional tarot enhance each other, making for a very beautiful deck that is a ...
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Review of the Celtic Dragon Tarot
Summary: A deck that will appeal to lovers of dragons, especially in a Celtic context. As this deck follows the RWS "standard," it will be usable by beginners and pros looking for an additional deck to add to their collection. A must for lovers of ...
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Review of the Faery Wicca Tarot
Summary: A complex deck that can lead to intense readings by intermediate and advanced readers, it is also appropriate for those following Kismaís Faery Wicca tradition. The Irish names will take dedication to master, but the usefulness of extra ...
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Past Life Regression
Belief in reincarnation has existed throughout history. It is a standard aspect of most forms of metaphysics and is found in virtually all religious systems. It is a part of the Kabalah, the mystical side of Judaism, and it was also a belief of ...
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A Brief History of the Tarot
The Tarot is often called the oldest book known to humankind. According to occult legend, the original cards comprised "chapters" in a book known as The Book of Thoth. Thoth was the ibis-headed god of wisdom and represented knowledge of the ancient ...
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Carl Llewellyn WeschckeóFather of the New Age
The New Age has been defined as the "Name for a movement covering a wide variety of practices that were alternative to traditional Western practices, although many have become normative. Included concepts are holistic thinking, mysticism, ...
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