Dion Fortune

dfortuneDion Fortune (December 6, 1890 – January 8, 1946), born Violet Mary Firth, was a prominent British occultist, author, psychologist, teacher, artist, and mystic. Schooled in Western Esotericism, she was influential in the modern revival of the magical arts. She was also a prolific writer of the supernatural and the occult in both novels and non-fiction works. As a psychologist, she approached magic and hermetic concepts from the perspectives of Jung and Freud.

Known to those in her inner circle as DF and to her students by the unfortunate moniker Miss Fortune, her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto “Deo, non-fortuna” (Latin for “by God, not fate”).

In 1922, Fortune fell out of favor with Moina Mathers, head of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (an occult organization), and claimed she was the victim of magical attacks by Mathers. She subsequently formed the Society of the Inner Light, which continues to function to this day. Dion Fortune’s published work has had a direct influence on bringing back awareness of the Sacred Feminine and the return of the Goddess in popular culture.

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