'Psychic Self-Defense' by Dion Fortune (1930)

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'Psychic Self-Defense' by Dion Fortune (1930)

Postby Jerry Horne » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:57 pm

I know Mark has mentioned Dion before, but this 70's cover to the 1930 book seems more relevant now than ever. Oh and the Black Lodge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Fortune
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Re: 1930 'Psychic Self-Defense' by Dion Fortune

Postby Mulberryspark » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:49 pm

This is the same book Bowie was reportedly obsessed with during his Thin White Duke era. I wonder if he figured Twin Peaks drew from it when he was cast in FWWM?
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Re: 1930 'Psychic Self-Defense' by Dion Fortune

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:08 pm

I imagine Mark loaned DKL a copy during the original run, and DKL's only takeaway was, "What a beautiful cover!"
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Re: 'Psychic Self-Defense' by Dion Fortune (1930)

Postby TheAlien » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:08 am

As an occultist myself, it is a book (and an author) I've read before. The whole black/white lodge thing has origins in the Theosophical society, then made it's way to Dion Fortune and Aleister Crowley who mentioned it to varying degrees in their work. But it obviously doesn't represent the same thing that is meant in Twin Peaks.
For I am I: ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex—asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.
― Austin Osman Spare

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