The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune


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The Sea Priestess is often regarded as Dion Fortune's most important work of fiction. It is her fourth novel, where 'Wilfred Maxwell, a man living with his mother and sister who learns to commune with the Moon after an asthma attack. He meets with Le Fay Morgan, a spiritual adept, and together they enter an obsessive but platonic relationship while establishing a temple to the sea gods.' (Richardson, A, 2007)

'Half hypnotized by the moon, I let my mind range beyond time to the beginning. I saw the vast sea of infinite space, indigo-dark in the Night of the Gods; and it seemed to me that in the darkness and silence must be the seed of all being.'

London: Privately Published, 1938. First edition, first printing. Published By The Author at 'The Fraternity of Inner Light's' 3 Queensborough Terrance. Hardcover. 316pp + 2pp of adverts. Publishers original light blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, faded with a slight lean, spotting to dust jacket with several mall chips to the edges, not price-clipped, previous owner signature to front-end paper where half of the page is darkened, corners rubbed, light foxing to early pages and text block, text clean. A very good copy with the scarce jacket. 

Dion Fortune was born Violet Mary Firth Evans, on December 6, 1890 in Llandudno, Wales. 

Richardson, Alan. 2007.  Priestess: The Life and Magic of Dion Fortune. Thoth Publications. p273.