The Winged Bull By Dion Fortune – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Find The Winged Bull by Fortune, Dion at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Speaking of Crowley, the Sinister Magus in The Winged Bull could not possibly have been based on anyone else. This leads me to suspect that.

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The book just a touch of age, bottom corners bumped, other corners sharp.

A wise magician wants to free his sister from an obscene and dangerous ritual. He sent polite regrets, since he was rather ill at the time and not much up to travelling and could not go.

Ted Murchison, ex-army officer, down on his luck, unemployed, disillusioned First Edition, First Printing.

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The “n” word appears in a very racist portrait of the enemy’s butler. Immediately, he is drawn into a vortex of weird events in which he is asked to rescue the daughter of an old friend from the clutches of a black tue. Acceptable in white, red, silver illus wraps. This is a picture of a thirty-something who has been given a taste of life as a berserker soldier in the Great War and been disappointed ever since, finding not a ‘land fit for heroes’ but submission to harsh economic reality and a culture of sexual repression.

My favorite line in the book is about the Welsh-“Do anything for you if they like you and anyt Warning: His butler too is described with Enid Blyton style overt racism.


The theory is not going to persuade many twenty-first century readers – too much intellectual and social change took place in the intervening eion or so decades but it remains an interesting contribution to the occult thriller genre and still reads well.

The villain, Astley, reputably based on Crowley, is mixed race, although Fortune uses a racial slur to describe him. Jul 09, Lesley Arrowsmith rated it it was ok.

I found that writing a short review was a great way to rem more. In steps the stepbrother with his idea of how to save her. I described this book to my girlfriend as like “a YA novel, but for people who are older and more sad. On the title of the Tthe Bull, this novel approaches the microcosm microcosm of man and God, and offers a solution in romantic love.

He makes clear that he would do so to survive but his opponents are criminal by their very nature. A kind of love story, with a rather weak antagonist thwarted pathetically easily a bit of a ways before the book’s end, after most of the n The very beginning scenes at the British Museum are probably the best part of the whole book, sadly. This was a romance novel that touched on some esoteric lore. She was also a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, whose members included at various times such people as A.

Jul 24, Lissa Notreallywolf rated it liked it Shelves: Hard Cover Standard used condition. A fine copy in about near fine pictorial dust jacket with some mild chipping at spine ends and corner tips.


Book ratings by Goodreads. Gilt spine stamping very bright without loss. Winbed White magic prevail? While the book is ok, it didn’t live up to my expectations. On the other side is a sinister and evil character, Astley, no more nor less than a satirised Aleister Crowley. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, and spiritualist, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Winged Bull

Jul 05, Ro rated it really liked it. If you are likely to be bothered by yet another hatchet job on Crowley, you might want to give this book a pass; I am not going to winfed to defend her for that, other than to say that readers who know something of her and Crowley will be able to see why she thought as she did.

Goulds Book Arcade Published: The author seems to have been teh member of some of these groups, so that aspect is probably accurate. So, if you like a good magical yarn, and can ignore the exaggerated attack on The Great Beastand the typical level of sexism, by all means dive in to this one. Oct 25, Jai rated it really liked it.

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