Dion Fortune (1890-1946) was many things in her life; she was an occultist, a magician, a philosopher, a psychologist, a trance medium, a priestess and a writer.
She is recognized as one of the most luminous and significant figures of 20th-century esoteric Fortune dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.
This experience made her wonder about the powers of the mind and she started a study in psychology and psychoanalyses at the University of London.
At the age of 23 she was one of the best paid lay-analysts in London.
Though she first concentrated on Freud, this quickly changed to Jung.
Her father was a lawyer and her mother a Christian Science healer.She was also highly imaginative and hypersensitive. So when she was 20 years old she joined Studley College, in Warwickshire, where she would learn to be a gardener. Lilias Hamilton, who possessed a lot of occult knowledge, as well as hypnosis.This warden tried to ruin the reputation of staffpersonel and robbed students of their money.She believed she had been a temple priestess there in a former life.Violet was a bright and intelligent child who wrote poetry at the age of 13.Her slogan was: “I desire to know in order to serve”.Dion stated that magic is the art of causing changes to occur in consciousness, in conformity with will.Back in her room she drifted in a half-state of consciousness for 30 hours. Her aura was damaged and was leaking prana and vital energy.This affected her logic and weakened her physically and emotionally for several years.While working in a clinic, she sometimes took part in a lecture at the Theosophical Society nearby. She quickly found out that she was highly telepathic and she started to notice that psychology alone was often not sufficient to help her clients.In the years 1929/30 she would write a book about this period in her life called With this book she warned for the misuse of occult powers and gave the readers advice on defending themselves.