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Fortune, Dion
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Fortune, Dion (ps. of Violet Mary Firth), * 6 Jan 1890 (Bryn-y-Bia, Llandudno, Wales), † 8 Jan 1946 (London)

Occultist [→ occult / occultism] author, founder of the group which eventually became the Society of the Inner Light, originally conceived as an “outer court” of the → Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Fortune was initiated into the Golden Dawn in 1919 (adopting the magical motto Deo non Fortuna, whence her pen name) but was subsequently evicted on account of personal conflicts with Moina Mathers (1865-1928, colleague and by then widow of → S.L. McGregor Mathers). Fortune continue…

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Fanger, Claire, “Fortune, Dion”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_128>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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