The Demon Lover was first published in 1927, the same year as H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu. Dion Fortune was among a generation of occult horror writers that formed popular culture’s obsession with secret societies, vampires, demons, ritual magic, and dark powers lurking in the shadows. What sets Fortune apart from so many of her contemporaries is her deep knowledge of the inner workings of magical orders, rites, and practices, and her own freethinking on occult subjects, demonstrated in the classic Psychic Self-Defense and The Mystical Qabalah.read more
Dion Fortune (1891-1946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, is recognized as one of the most luminous figures of 20th-century esoteric thought. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition. She was also a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, whose members included at various times such people as A.E. Waite, Aleister Crowley, and W.B. Yeats.read more
Veronica Mainwaring finds a job working for Mr Lucas as a secretary. He's involved in a magical lodge but he wants more power. Using Veronica to spy on the activities of the lodge and other lodges, she and he are discovered. In a rare moment of conscience he takes the punishment from the lodge and dies. Leaving Veronica as his heir, she begins to wonder about her sanity when she starts seeing him, eventually she realises that she both loves him and that he is vampirising energy from people and children around them. An interesting and different story that has a interesting twist to the tale.read more
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