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…I’ve enjoyed many of her books. Don’t forget Melita Denning, co-author of The Magical Philosophy Series. Although this series is non-fiction, I find it invaluable. Then there’s Dion Fortune (aka Violet Mary Firth Evans) who 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’ve read and reread some of her books on occultism, like The Mystical Qabalah. She also wrote fiction. I particularly like her Continue reading Dion Fortune