Dion Fortune


Who were the earliest women paranormal writers? Most people would say Charlaine Harris, but if you include Gothic books, that brings in the Bronte sisters and Mary Shelley. Then there’s Ann Rice, and I’ve enjoyed many of her books. Don’t forget Dion Fortune! Dion Fortune (aka Violet Mary Firth Evans) was a great occultist, psychic, and magus and contributed enormously to the Western Mystery Tradition. She founded a group called “The Society of the Inner Light.” Her group was similar to the Golden Dawn. I read and reread some of her books on occultism, like The Mystical Qabalah, nearly twenty years ago. Dion Fortune is venerated for her Magical Philosophy series. Her fiction works I didn’t read until much later. I particularly Continue reading Dion Fortune