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The Winged Bull By Dion Fortune – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Find The Winged Bull by Fortune, Dion at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Speaking of Crowley, the Sinister Magus in The Winged Bull could not possibly have been based on anyone else. This leads me to suspect that.

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Sign up to receive offers and updates: He summons the ancient cult of the Winged Bull to infiltrate the Black Mass in fortunr she faces the ordeal which will be literally worse than death. The so called rituals propposed get talked about but not many get performed and while the book is free of much spiritualist jargon, it’s a bit light on anyting else.

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Nov 08, Nicole Diamond rated it did not like it. Jan 01, Condition: Paperbackpages. There’s a lively confrontation between the down and out war hero and the mink-wearing Ursula.

This site uses cookies. I am not interested in worshiping Pan no offense, Pan, you’re awesome, I’m just not a joiner but even dkon I were I don’t think I’d enjoy this book.

But it is the down-at-heel soldier Murchison who interests most. A wise magician wants to free his sister from an obscene and dangerous ritual. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. While the book is ok, it didn’t live up to bul, expectations. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


Published by SIL Trading first published Ursula is not terribly well developed as a character she is more a icon of spiritual femininity, although nor entirely in it’s passive aspect like Dan Brown’s heroines.

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Murchison could turn to crime out of economic desperation. Mild Wear to book and DJ.

Payne’s elaborate Signature in full, to pastedown, with his very small “Ref. None of her fiction fortyne beat the Sea Priestess so far for me. This was a romance novel that touched on some esoteric lore.

The criminal is always just below the surface. Some of those plot twists seem quaint because they are based on assumptions about sex roles, but on the whole, the flow and pace of the novel work well.

Outside again, the fog as thick as ever, Murchison first cries aloud in his imagination to the winged bull. The theme is clear – sex is a positive force for spiritual change. How is the brother to pull this coupling together? Deep mysteries veiled under the guise of fiction, this work makes available to the serious student of occultism knowledge of esoteric laws and magical practices in the highly dramatic and entertaining form of a novel.

The “n” word appears in a very racist portrait of the enemy’s butler. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Winged Bull

Jacket – edgeworn, small tears. The theory is not going to persuade many twenty-first century readers – too much intellectual and social change took place in the intervening eight or so decades but it remains an interesting contribution to the occult thriller genre and still reads well. Magical practices and esoteric laws are described in dramatic form. First Edition, First Printing.


Copyright Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Here we have a tale, vintageof a fairly classic sort in the occult fiction genre: Immediately, he is drawn into a vortex of weird events in which he is asked to rescue the daughter of an old friend from the clutches of a black magician. We are moving slowly through the story. The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune. Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they have the virtue of lucidity and avoid the deliberate obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries.

But this was a good read, if a tad anachronistic with regard to speech patterns and attitudes tow This was a romance novel that touched on some esoteric lore. The book just a touch of age, bottom corners bumped, other corners sharp. Not so much the plot, but the almost arcane style and language. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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It is best given its rating as the former because this is not great literature but rather a fascinating insight into the sexual attitudes of a long-gone era. Winged Bull Fortune, Dion Apr 01, Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.