“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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An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good old-fashioned paranormal eion. The Witches of New York. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Fortune had written more tales.

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Cindy rated it liked it Mar 18, Yvette October 15, at 3: Please review your cart. Want to Read saving…. A collection of 12 stories originally published in magazines during the s, the tales follow the adventures of a Sherlock Holmes type of character, the great psychic detective Doctor Taverner, and his assistant Dr. How to write a great review. Such is certainly fotune case with the fiction of the redoubtable Dion Fortune, initiate of the Golden Dawn and founder of the Society of the Inner Light.

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Secrets of Doctor Taverner

Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Tavernerplease sign up. Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by acclaimed spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune.


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You are commenting using your WordPress. Rhodes take readers across the marshy moonlit fields of nightfall, hunting spirits and keeping watch over souls. Jun 15, Matt Kelland rated it it was amazing Shelves: Taverner was first published in Each story in this collection is a complete case, as gripping and as entertaining as the stories of Sherlock Holmes.

Based on Dion Fortune’s personal experience with T. There are stories here that are very enlightening particularly if you read Psychic Self-Defense right after. The poppies had a strong and peculiar odor that Taverner believes to have hypnotic occult powers. James Livingstone, who appears in The Openers of the Gatedevotes much of his time to reuniting lost loves or exorcising ghosts who are mourning their past love lives.

In reality Violet Mary Firth, Fortune was a staunch believer in past lives and reincarnation. I’ve been slowly reading my way through these stories as an ebook. Taverner always explains much of the other worldly phenomena he and Dr Rhodes encounter in terms of the human soul. Description Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmeslike Dr. Taverner runs a nursing home — but it is not by any means a conventional one.

I only wish Ms. Taverner and his assistant Dr. To ask other readers questions about The Secrets of Dr. There are some beautiful, spooky and romantic stories as well as some interesting discussion of the Western Magical Tradition. It seems to be a peculiarity of women writers who create physicians or psychiatrists who investigate occult disturbances that love and the loss of love are at the bottom of all the ghostly business. In the old Sun a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse. The Poet and the Lunatics.


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See all titles by this author Red Wheel Weiser – World. This sounds even wierder than the story of the caretaker of that weedy field. Issel rated it really liked it Nov 23, Alexander Kasbohm rated it really dr.gaverner it Oct 07, Perhaps part of the reason the quality of the stories improves through the book is the narrator’s increased acceptance of the world around him.

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The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

Quabela rated it it was ok Aug 28, Suspicion falls on the youngest in the line of heirs –Irving, a ne’er-do-well with a skill dr.tacerner interior decorating. This entry was posted in Reviews. I belong to the occult dabblers who still quote Dion Fortune, and others, but needless to say the capitalist focus, boosted by a society which wanted to consider irresponsibility a form of freedom, did spoil a lot.

From inside the book. Love, or more accurately the lack of the proper love, are often are the root cause of all the strange events.