Moon Magic. Dion Fortune used storytelling as a way to share her immense knowledge of the esoteric and magic.
Moon Magic offers glimpses of the inner workings of:
- The Golden Dawn, Masonry, and Wicca (written a decade or so prior to Gerald Gardner’s exposition)
- Third degree secrets such as Drawing down the Moon and Aspecting a Theurgic Working of Divine Possession
- Building an Astral Temple to conduct magic
Blending fact and fiction she creates a tale of two initiated members of an ancient Goddess worshipping Egyptian cult, reunited in a present incarnation. Written in the 1930s it offers glimpses into the lives and attitudes of England at that time. An absolute treasure trove of working magick.
“Almost 15 years after she first appeared in Sea Priestess, Dion Fortune wrote about her heroine Vivien Le Fay again. In Moon Magic Vivien appears as Lilith Le Fay, and uses her knowledge of moontides to construct an astral temple of Hermetic magic. The viewpoint of Lilith Le Fay is purely pagan, and she is a rebel against society, bent upon its alteration.” – from the Introduction
‘Dion Fortune’s books sell! Sea Priestess has sold 32,000 copies and Moon Magic has 25,000 copies in print. ‘First published in 1938 and 1956, neither Sea Priestess nor Moon Magic have been out of print and are enduring favorites among readers of esoteric fiction.
Dion Fortune (1891-1946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, was a prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, and powerful psychic.