Magical Battle of Britain – Dion Fortune

The war letters of Dion Fortune, edited by Gareth Knight.


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Cheltenham, UK: Skylight Press, 2012. Paperback, 183 pages. New.

Immediately following Britain’s declaration of war in 1939, Dion Fortune began a series of regular letters to members of her magical order, the Fraternity of the Inner Light, who were unable to hold meetings due to wartime travel restrictions. With enemy planes rumbling overhead, she organised a visualisations to invoke angelic protection and uphold British morale under fire.

These letters are reproduced here, with an Introduction and commentary by Gareth Knight. We see that with unswerving optimism Dion Fortune guided her fraternity through the dark days of the London Blitz, continuing her weekly letters even when the bombs came through her own roof.