Black Isis and White Moon-Cakes: Divine Femininity and Everyday Womanhood in the Work of Dion Fortune.

Van Raalte, G., 2017. Black Isis and White Moon-Cakes: Divine Femininity and Everyday Womanhood in the Work of Dion Fortune. La Rosa di Paracelso, 1, p. 27.

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Abstract

Dion Fortune (1890-1946) is one of the most influential figures of 20th century British occultism, although her work remains largely unstudied. Born Violet Mary Firth, Fortune founded an offshoot of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the 1920s, before an argument with Moina Mathers led her start her own magical group, the Society of the Inner Light, which continues to be active today. Fortune published a huge body of work within her life time, including books and articles on a number of magical, psychological and social topics, and a series of occult novels (which Fortune believed were her most important magical works). This paper will explore the construction of the Divine Feminine within Fortune’s work, examining how Fortune believed that the worship and embodiment of such a figure could be incorporated into the everyday lives of the British middles classes.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2532-2028
Uncontrolled Keywords:occultism ; Western esotericism ; Ceremonial magic ; modernism ; proto-feminism
Group:Professional Services
ID Code:27759
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Deposited On:08 Mar 2017 12:14
Last Modified:08 Mar 2017 12:14

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