Dion Fortune and the Western Mystery Tradition: 12 sessions in Glastonbury and London and 7 standalone workshops
When Dion Fortune began to write about Qabalah and 'Sane Occultism', she was doing something that was still very daring. While the general public believed that magic was either a discredit pseudoscience or religiously prohibited, there had always been small circles that studied the extremely profound philosophy often called the Western Mystery Tradition (WMT). Dion Fortune made it her life's work to open these mysteries to the general public through a series of groundbreaking books, believing that esotericism can help individuals and communities and should no longer be kept completely secret.
Over 70 years after her death, Dion Fortune's teachings are still unsurpassed as introductions to the WMT. This course offers a thorough basis in the Lesser Mysteries and a preparation for the deeper work of the Greater Mysteries. Much has changed since Dion's death in 1946, and this course reflects the changes and developments of the intervening years, but in each case we begin with her perspectives before considering new spiritual and scientific perspectives. The course is structured around 12 study modules with accompanying talks and discussions, and 7 practical workshops. In some cases talk and workshop will take place at the same event; in other cases they are separate.
The 12 modules
1. Sex, Psychology and Magic
2. Applied Esoterics
3. The Green Ray, and the Nature Contacts
4. Glastonbury, Avalon of the Heart
5. The Mystical Qabalah
6. Esoteric Christianity
7. The Novels, and Polarity Magic
9. Ritual techniques
11. Esoteric Healing
12. Her successors
The 7 Workshops
1. Meditation and introduction to Pathworking
2. Self-Knowledge and Elemental Balancing
3. Cosmic Doctrine intensive
4. Arthurian Archetypes
5. Introduction to Ritual Practice
6. Working with Nature and the Green Ray
7. Mysticism and the Way of the Heart
Pricing and Format
Each of the 12 modules and 7 workshops are taught as a one-day session at the price of £70.
Where possible, related modules and workshops will take place as two-day weekend or weekday workshops.
Some discounts are available for those staying residentially at Kylemore House.