Esoteric Orders and their Work examines how and why esoteric schools have restricted admission to their secret societies and orders, and shrouded their practices in mystery. The knowledge guarded by these schools-passed down through the ages, and revised from time to time by great teachers-is a secret traditional science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phenomena. Dion Fortune reveals every aspect of these secret organizations and the training they offer to initiates. People have been interested in secret traditions since the beginning of time. Fraternal brotherhoods and sisterhoods, and secret orders of varying degrees exist in every country, race, and religion.
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The knowledge guarded by these schoolspassed down through the ages, and revised from time to time by great teachersis a secret traditional science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phe Esoteric Orders and their Work examines how and why esoteric schools have restricted admission to their secret societies and orders, and shrouded their practices in mystery.
The knowledge guarded by these schoolspassed down through the ages, and revised from time to time by great teachersis a secret traditional science that studies the causes that lie behind observable phenomena. Dion Fortune reveals every aspect of these secret organizations and the training they offer to initiates.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Esoteric Orders and Their Work. Jul 14, Araminta Matthews rated it it was ok. My study into Esoteric Orders have revealed a few things. First, while Fortune is clearly the lesser of two evils when paired with Crowley, it is still an evil. This book alone is so peppered with casual racism that I even wonder is her work inspired some of the fascists of her day. Second, esoteric orders are designed to create a system of power and we all know the first order of anyone in power is to maintain that power.
Because it is mighty convenient that we are to trust no one but the perpetrators of our abuse initiations and torture and that those perpetuators are perhaps selected intuitively In my world, knowledge is power and we all have a right to power over ourselves but not over others.
And furthermore, education and spirituality are rights and therefore should be accessible and free of hierarchy. You have no power over me, and what scares you most is that you see clearly the power I have over myself. I hold my power. I know it well. Even the allure of esoteric knowledge cannot make it waver. Mar 16, Gerrit G. Abstract read: evading description on how esoteric orders in different manners work, also some useful definitions. Not completely enlightening for me. Apr 11, James Hein rated it really liked it.
This provides a good overview of the esoteric world. Like all of these books the more you know the more they make sense but this does address a number if important issues for the Seeker. It gives you some hints on how to find a teacher, what to look for and what to avoid. Informs how an adept journeys upon the path.
Recommended reading for those already on the path. BrilliAnt Dion fortune. Aug 23, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: occultphilosophy.
A must read for all occultists. A must read for Occultists and critics of the Occult who ignorantly babble about our secretive tendencies as if it were some kind of a flaw.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Dion Fortune. Dion Fortune. Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto "Deo, non fortuna" Latin for "by God, not fate".
This latter is a collection of short stories based on her experiences with Theodore Moriarty. Of her non-fiction 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.
Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they have the virtue of lucidity and avoid the deliberate obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries. Books by Dion Fortune. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism.
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The Esoteric Orders and Their Work – Dion Fortune
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