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Sea Priestess
Sea Priestess
Author: Dion Fortune
ISBN-13: 9780877284246
ISBN-10: 0877284245
Publication Date: 7/1979
Pages: 316
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Weiser Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a very readable book for me, one that presented some very spiritual principals in a way that, all at one time, made them easier to understand and surrounded them in a mysterious other world aura. I liked the characters and the writing style very much.
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if you like fantasy,witchcraft and castles this book is a must read.
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This 1938 'novel of the occult' by the well-known psychic Dion Fortune (born Violet Firth), was initially self-published, which, I have to admit, gave me some serious doubts about its quality - but after reading it, I would have to say that her difficulty in finding a publisher was probably indeed due to its subject matter, not her ability as a literary stylist (the book has stayed in print, posthumously, until the present day.)
This however, is not to say that a modern reader will find any of the events in this book particularly racy or shocking - standards have certainly changed over time.

The story deals with Wilfred, a young man in a strait-laced small British town, who feels oppressed by his family, his job, his sickly constitution, and his situation in general. But when his position as an estate agent (realtor) leads him to meet a beautiful and mysterious woman of uncertain age, he not only falls in love, but is led to a spiritual awakening, as the woman who calls herself Morgan Le Fay recreates the spiritual rites of Atlantis, communing with the moon and the sea and bringing Wilfred to the realization that life has more to offer than he knew.

This book reminded me a bit of Aleister Crowley's 'Moonchild,' (1929) although it's a bit less 'flashy' as far as its occult elements - but it has the same element of showing social non-conformists against a background of a restrictive society.