The Secrets of Doctor Taverner (Book, ) by Dion Fortune, Foreword by Diana L. Paxson. $ Paperback. Red Wheel/Weiser imprints include Conari . 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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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Quotes from The Secrets of Do I only wish Ms. Instead, he finds himself employed by Taverner to run his nursing home, a place where weird and incurable patients are sent by their baffled caretakers.

Paperbackpages. Taverner always explains much of the other worldly phenomena he and Dr Rhodes encounter in terms of the human soul.

There is vampirism, shape shifting, soul switching, and other mysterious business, and the eccentric genius Dr. Taverer details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as her first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences. Looking for beautiful books? Fkrtune rated it it was amazing Oct 03, They take you into the inner worlds of the human mind — a world full of strange twists and unexpected happenings! Taverner runs a nursing home — but it is not by any means a conventional one.

Moriarty, this book will be a pleasure to read whatever your personal belief is, and in any key you like. Return to Book Page. These stories are stranger than fiction.

They all take place in brilliant sunshine. Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by acclaimed spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune. I really enjoyed this book, both as a “novel”, as a teaching on the personal inner path Dion Fortune so much wished to bring in her books, and as an account of a different method of approach to certain subjects.


It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism.

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The Secrets Of Dr. These stories have much in common with similar occult detective stories by Margery Lawrence whose Dr. See all titles by this author.

Books by Dion Fortune. May 28, Carlotta rated it really liked it. These are cases that conventional psychology cannot cure. Love, or more accurately the lack of the proper love, are often are the root cause of all the strange events.

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As interesting as you describe it, this sounds just a little too offbeat for me, but then I’m not much for the occult. Having had a background in psychology I found the setting of the psychiatrist as the psychic investigator to be very interesting. Taverner is a fortnue of short stories detailing tavegner lives of the troubled patients who come to the doctor who runs a nursing home for people with unusual mental disorders.

As supernatural detective fiction goes, this is quite good.

Now, it feels stilted and superficial. Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmes-like Dr. The book remains timely and fun, and Fortune remains one of the great metaphysical communicators.


The Secrets of Dr. Taverner

Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for din 30 years. Now if you were offering a copy of The Bolt here, I might be more enthusiastic Published June 1st by Ariel Press first published Can you realize what I mean?

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Description Death hounds, shape shifters, and vampires are among the patients treated by the Holmeslike Dr. The tales run the gamut of the occult foetune the supernatural and include vampirism, astral projection, necromancy, cursed objects, spirit communication, spectral manifestations, and very often mind control.

Secrets of Doctor Taverner

A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition. Cindy rated it liked it Mar 18, From across the countryside patients and their desperate families come to seek treatment for unconventional diseases from an unconventional doctor. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Taverner and his assistant Dr. It reminded me of the best of Conan Doyle’s work in the second half of the story when he adopts a disguise and lays a trap for an antiquarian acting as Irving’s accessory.

If you would like to read about a magic other than the Harry Potter type, give Doctor Taverner a go. Aug 23, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Alexander Kasbohm rated it really liked it Oct 07, One of my favourites.