Rochester: Inner Traditions, 1995. Paperback, xxi+490 pages. New.
Mary K. Greer’s ground-breaking study Women of the Golden Dawn is a fascinating exploration of the lives and magical careers of four women – Maude Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman and Florence Farr. The first serious study of the magical careers and aspirations of these women, their major contributions to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and their influence beyond its confines; Women of the Golden Dawn is widely regarded as a classic work of esoteric biography and history, as previous Golden Dawn scholarship has tended to ignore their contributions to the development of the Order, and biographers have tended to play down the magical lives of these powerful and influential women. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs and images from the period, this is an inspiring and enthralling work for anyone with an interest in the Golden Dawn and its history, and particularly so for contemporary female magical practitioners who will find resonance with the struggles, triumphs and wisdom of these amazing women.