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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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Being stalked by a death hound? If you would like to read about a magic other than the Harry Potter type, give Doctor Tavdrner a go. Jun 15, Matt Kelland rated it it was amazing Shelves: A must-read for serious students, and a delightful introduction to many aspects of the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Secrets of Dr Taverner

Dion Fortune writes quite well and it is quite interesting to get a description of the milieu in which occultism plays an integrated part, even though the protagonist is ostensibly an uninitiate. But I thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely read more by this author.

Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmes-like Dr.

Only the secret knowledge of Taverner, based on esoteric training, is enough to unravel the solutions.

Miles Pennoyer spends much of his time doing battle with weird manifestations that srcrets the result of love gone wrong or a child being separated from its parent. Dion Fortunefounder of The Society of the Inner Light, is recognized as one of the most luminous figures of 20th-century esoteric thought.

It may even have provided me with one or two insights even given its fiction format. Excellent novel it is a mixture of Carl Gustav Jung with a touch of Dr Strange from marvel comics and Sherlock holmes.


At first secrdts 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. The easiest of the Dion Fortune fictional books to read. They take you into the inner worlds of the human mind — a world full of strange twists and unexpected happenings!

These stories are certainly not for everyone. Can you realize what I mean?

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

Quotes from The Secrets of Do Secrets of Doctor Taverner. From inside the book. Rhodes, always the sceptic regarding the occult, cannot help but admire the fortund Taverner handles each case, and gradually begins sectets accept the idea that there is more to life than his medical science can make sense of.

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These stories are stranger than fiction.

The tales run the gamut of the occult and the supernatural and include vampirism, astral projection, necromancy, cursed objects, spirit communication, taverneer manifestations, and very often mind control. Being stalked by a death hound? Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for nearly 30 years.

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Taverner and his assistant Dr. They take you into the inner worlds of the human mind — a world full of strange twists and tavrner happenings!

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The Secrets of Dr. Taverner

They intercept the secretz gift and examine the flowers discovering strange seeds hidden inside one as well as a moonstone. Cindy rated it liked it Mar 18, This is a collection of short stie, which are possibly based upon one of Dions own teachers, Theodore Moriarty.

Each time he makes out a new will the principal legatee commits suicide. Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. Much better to deal with it from an etheric point of view.