“Dr. Taverner” there would have been no Dion Fortune,’ and to him I offer the tribute of these pages. —Dion Fortune, London. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner iii. My October salute to forgotten supernatural and occult works of fiction continues with this contribution to the occult detective genre by Dion. Secrets of Doctor Taverner by Dion Fortune, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Family under a suicidal curse? Despite being eion selection of short stories the narrator himself undergoes his own journey. Would you like us to take another look at this review? As interesting as you describe it, this sounds just a little too offbeat for me, but then I’m not much for the occult.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Much better to deal with it from an secfets point of view. Paxson has been teaching classes and leading rituals on trance work for more than twenty years.

Many believe Taverner to be Fortune’s own spiritual teacher, Dr.

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Taverner and his assistant Dr. Taverner and his able sidekick Dr. Taverner and his assistant Dr. Taverner runs a nursing home — but it is not by any means a conventional one. Originally published inThe Secrets of Dr. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism.

Rhodes has emerged from the Great War with shattered nerves and a wish for a quiet life in the English countryside. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit secrete. Clairvoyance and Occult Powers. Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as dr.faverner first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences. Love, or more accurately the lack of the proper love, fortuune often are the root cause of all sfcrets strange events.


It may even have provided me with one or two insights even given its fiction format. At first the writing style appeared clumsy, each case was solved and then Dr Tavverner would sit and explain the occult principles or the “message” of each tale.

Moriarty, this book will be a pleasure to read whatever your personal belief is, sfcrets in any key you like. Posted by J F Norris at 6: Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by acclaimed spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune.

Complete Short Stories of E. When asked how he feels when engaging in his fast driving and daredevil airplane piloting Black replies, “I feel as if I were in love. Taverner always explains much of the other worldly phenomena he and Dr Rhodes encounter in terms of the human soul.

It reminded me of the best of Conan Doyle’s work in the second half of the secretx when he adopts a disguise and lays a trap for an antiquarian acting as Irving’s accessory. Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmes-like Dr. Newer Post Older Post Home. The Secrets Of Dr. If you would like to read about a magic other than the Harry Potter type, give Doctor Taverner a go.

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The Door in the Wall. Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. From inside the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She was also a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, whose members included at various times such people as A.


The Secrets of Dr. Rhodes take readers across the marshy moonlit fields of nightfall, hunting spirits and keeping watch over souls. There is vampirism, shape shifting, soul switching, and other mysterious business, and the eccentric genius Dr. I really enjoyed this book, both as a “novel”, as a teaching on the personal inner path Dion Fortune so much wished to bring in her books, and as an account of a different method of approach to certain subjects.

Taverner is a collection of short stories detailing the lives of the troubled patients who come to the doctor who runs a nursing home for people with unusual mental disorders. It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism.

Being stalked by a death hound? Yvette October 15, at 3: Can you realize what I mean? However, there is very little fiction out there written by serious Mages, so when I get a chance at some of that, I generally take it. A True Ghost Story. Confessions of a Reluctant Ghost Hunter.

Ariel Press- Fiction – pages. In the old Sun a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse.

Of her duon works on magical subjects, the best remembered of her books are; The Cosmic Doctrine, meant to be a summation of her basic teachings on mysticism; The Mystical Qabalah, an introduction to Hermetic Qabalah; and Psychic Self Defence, a manual on how to protect oneself from psychic attacks.

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