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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Credit 3 18 Oct 17, Hannah Froeschle rated it really liked it Jul 09, These stories are certainly not for everyone. Now, it feels stilted and superficial. There is also some discussion on the rights of women and ethnic minorities that at first come across as frighteningly racist and sexist but the message that comes across in the end is that those beliefs are incorrect and everyone deserves aecrets.

From inside the book. As the author was trained in psychiatry it was a nice juxtaposition between the occult and the modern science. From across the countryside patients and their desperate families come to seek treatment for unconventional diseases from an unconventional doctor.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Very other-worldly undertones in these cases that leaves one unsettled at times.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune

Oct 30, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rhodes, the medical superintendent, and narrator of the stories. Jennifer rated it liked it Aug 14, Based on real life events. Now if you were offering a copy of The Bolt here, I might be more enthusiastic It began her tradition of using fiction as a teaching tool.


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Taverner is a collection of short stories detailing the lives of the troubled patients who come to the doctor who runs a nursing home for people with unusual mental disorders. In particular, the first story, called Blood Lust, a vampire tale, illustrated to me just how flat that genre has become in modern story-telling. Jan 11, Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it Shelves: Taverner and tells a tale secretd questionable deaths. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Rhodes in this work of supernatural fiction by acclaimed spiritualist and occult writer Dion Fortune.

In “The Soul that Would Not Be Born” a man kisses a woman, they look deeply into each other’s eyes and recognize each other from previous lives. Taverner doing genuine criminal investigation.

An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good old-fashioned paranormal fiction.

Though Fortune wrote The Secrets of Doctor Taverner as her first novel, she maintained that all the events were based on true occurrences. Rhodes take readers across the marshy moonlit fields of nightfall, hunting spirits and keeping watch over souls.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner

Review quote “Originally a series of ten dioh stories, this subsequent compilation became Dion Fortune’s first novel. The poppies had a strong and peculiar odor that Taverner believes to have hypnotic occult powers. Refresh and try again. Tamara rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they have the virtue of lucidity and avoid the sexrets obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries.


The Secrets of Dr Taverner. At first the writing secrdts appeared clumsy, each case was solved and then Dr Tavverner would sit and explain the occult principles or the “message” of each tale.

Quotes from The Secrets of Do Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Moriarty, and Rhodes to be based on Fortune herself. I particularly liked “The Scented Poppies” as it is a good example of the true occult detective. Taverner helps sscrets all. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Whether it is fact or fiction is irrelevant.

Taverner and Rhodes soon learn that Irving had sent gifts of poppies to each of the suicide victims. Treating the diseases of the occult.

If you would like to read about a magic other than the Harry Potter type, give Doctor Taverner a go.