The Secrets of Doctor Taverner (Book, ) by Dion Fortune, Foreword by Diana L. Paxson. $ Paperback. Red Wheel/Weiser imprints include Conari . 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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Secrets of Doctor Taverner

Based on real life events. The Best Books of No one does wrong because he likes it, but because it is the lesser of the two evils.

Quotes from The Secrets of Do Now, it feels stilted and superficial. Lists with This Book. From across the countryside patients and their desperate families come to seek treatment for unconventional diseases from an unconventional doctor.

The Secrets of Dr Taverner

Book ratings by Goodreads. But I thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely read more by this author. That is for sure. There are some beautiful, spooky and romantic stories as well as some interesting discussion of the Western Magical Tradition. First published inthe adventures of Dr. Ash Tree Press edition My October salute to forgotten supernatural and occult works of fiction continues with this contribution to the occult detective genre by Dion Fortune. Tamara rated it it was amazing Jun 14, And Taverner grabs the jewel out of Rhodes’ hand before he can follow through with a desire to hurl both himself and the jewel out the open window.


He talks of “souls in dungeons” and admonishes his partner for not showing compassion for their patients. First published inthe adventures of Dr.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The tales she tells are based on real events, and she uses ‘The Secrets of Dr Taverner’ as a vehicle to introduce the reader to magical practices and many arcane principles of occult law.

This is a collection of short stie, which are possibly based upon one of Dions own teachers, Theodore Moriarty. Description Dr John Richard Taverner is an occult Sherlock Holmes, an esoteric Master who uses his powers to seccrets ‘untreatable’ patients for whom orthodox medical science can do nothing.

The easiest of the Dion Fortune fictional books to read. In “The Soul that Would Not Be Born” fodtune man kisses a woman, they look deeply into each other’s eyes and recognize each other from previous lives. Despite being a selection of short stories the narrator himself undergoes his own journey. Only the secret knowledge of Taverner, based on esoteric training, is enough to unravel the so Dr.

Suspicion falls on taverjer youngest in the line of heirs –Irving, a ne’er-do-well with a skill for interior decorating. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

I truly loved the characters of Dr. Paxson has been teaching classes and leading rituals on trance work for more than twenty years. Nov 30, Jen added it. There is also some discussion on the rights of fortunw and ethnic minorities that at first come across as frighteningly racist and sexist but the message that comes across in frtune end is that those beliefs are incorrect and everyone deserves respect.


An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good oldfashioned paranormal fiction.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition. Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as her first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences. The Secrets of Dr. Jun 23, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: These stories have much in common with similar occult detective stories by Margery Lawrence whose Dr.

Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by flrtune spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune. They all take place in brilliant sunshine.

Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for nearly 30 years.

Moriarty, and Rhodes to be based on Fortune herself.