The Goat Foot God – Dion Fortune

  This 1936 occcult novel exploring magic and mysticism of the Western mysteries, written by one of the greatest occultists of the 20th century.


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York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1999. Paperback, 382 pages. New.

This 1935 English fictional work is of special interest to students of magic and the Western Mystery Tradition. Dion Fortune used her occult novels as a vehicle to introduce newcomers into a world of magical beliefs, scattering information and ritual instruction throughout their pages. The Goat-Foot God is about the spiritual awakening of Hugh Paston, a wealthy, bored, boring, and desperately unhappy man.

Violet Mary Firth Evans (better known as Dion Fortune), was a British occultist and author. Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto “Deo, non fortuna” (Latin for “by God, not fate”). From 1919 she began writing a number of novels and short stories that explored various aspects of magic and mysticism, including The Demon Lover, The Winged Bull, The Goat-Foot God, The Secrets of Dr. Taverner,  The Sea Priestess and Moon Magic.