“Dr. Taverner” there would have been no Dion Fortune,’ and to him I offer the tribute of these pages. —Dion Fortune, London. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner iii. My October salute to forgotten supernatural and occult works of fiction continues with this contribution to the occult detective genre by Dion. Secrets of Doctor Taverner by Dion Fortune, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Taverner and his able sidekick Dr. No occultist should be without her texts. The Big Book of Ghost Stories. The tales run the gamut of the occult and the supernatural and include vampirism, astral projection, necromancy, cursed objects, spirit communication, spectral manifestations, and very often mind control. Moriarty, and Rhodes to be based on Fortune herself.

The Lady in the Looking Glass. The Machinery of the Mind Taverner doing genuine criminal investigation. Rhodes has emerged from the Great War with shattered nerves and a wish for a quiet life in the English countryside.

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Taverner and tells a tale of questionable deaths. It’s a classic paranormal adventure story, recounted by one of the pillars of the Western Mystery Tradition. An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good oldfashioned paranormal fiction. Taverner and his assistant Dr. This sounds even wierder than the story of the caretaker of that weedy field.

Only the secret knowledge of Taverner, based on esoteric training, is enough to unravel the so Dr. The Plain Man and His Wife. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. 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. This site uses cookies.

May 26, Blue rated it it was amazing. The book remains timely and fun, and Fortune remains one of the great metaphysical communicators. Through The Gates Of Death.

Taverner and his assistant Dr. An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Forutne Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good old-fashioned paranormal fiction.


Taverner always explains much of the other worldly phenomena he and Dr Rhodes encounter in terms of the human soul. View all 8 comments. Lists with This Book. The Secrets of Dr.

However, there is very little fiction out there written by serious Mages, so when I get a chance at some of that, I generally take it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sabrina Banes rated it really liked it Sep 15, There is vampirism, shape shifting, soul switching, and other mysterious business, and the eccentric genius Dr.

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dionn Haunted Places in England. The Best Books of They take you into the inner worlds of the human mind — a world full of strange twists and unexpected happenings! Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmes-like Dr.

As the author was trained in psychiatry it was a nice juxtaposition between the occult and the modern science.