San Francisco, CA: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2003. Paperback, 235 pages. New.
Moon Magic is the sequel to Don Fortune`s most acclaimed novel, The Sea Priestess. It continues the story of her heroine, setting up a temple dedicated to the worship of Isis in London. It was published posthumously from extensive notes and manuscripts Fortune left behind at the time of her death in 1946. It was to be the last in a series of fiction and nonfiction that she planned as a course of study in magic.
Fortune claimed that she presented her theories in nonfiction, but that her fictional works were clear, practical manuals for putting those theories into practice. In her own words, “The Mystical Qabalah gives the theory, but the novels give the practice. Those who study The Mystical Qabalah with the help of the novels get the keys of the Temple put into their hands.”
Dion Fortune (1890-1946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, is recognized as one of the most luminous and significant figures of 20th-century esoteric thought. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, and powerful psychic, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.