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His butler too is described with Enid Blyton style overt racism. Almost completely at loose ends, he wanders in to the British Museum on bll foggy night and has a close encounter with a Babylonian winged bull. Ted Murchison, ex-army officer, down on his luck, unemployed, disillusioned with God, finds himself communing wordlessly with the great winged bull in the British Museum. Ted Murchison, ex-army officer, down on his luck, unemployed, disillusioned Love redeems, of course, but he dino to have the basic character for it.

Dion Fortune’s The Winged Bull (Dry and Wet Sex Magick in the 30’s) | Freeman’s Reviews

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some diob on the inside. Lists with This Book. Just ordered a replacement copy for the one that fell apart from much love and poor gluing! Looking for beautiful books? It is best given its rating as the former because this is not great literature but rather a fascinating insight into the sexual attitudes of a long-gone era.

The very beginning scenes at the British Museum are winyed the best part of the whole book, sadly. Acceptable in white, red, silver illus wraps.

May 30, Carmilla Voiez rated it liked it Shelves: Actually, their complaints are almost amusing because they gripe about things like forrtune women nag if you don’t pay the rent on time.

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Brit Books Ltd Condition: Will White magic prevail? Jul 09, Lesley Arrowsmith rated it it was ok.

Better World Books Ltd Condition: Fine in about near fine dust jacket with some minor chipping at front extremities and head and heel of spine panel, touch of fade to spine panel. The novel is heavily romantic, dealing with the tumultuous relation ship between Ursula and Ted, and the machinations of Fouldes and his handler, Astley.

Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy Account Options Sign in. But that man was overtaken by a magician who uses his knowledge and force to control others. My library Help Advanced Book Search. One of my favourite first chapters of all time!

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. A wise magician wants to free his sister from an obscene and dangerous ritual. Way too much emphasis on the romance, but I still enjoyed reading it. Aquarian Press, Heavy sunning to spine and cover cloth, contents clean wingec tight. 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 try 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.

Doctorwendy rated it liked it Nov 02, Weiser, Owner name on fly, edgewear along top of dust jacket which foryune now in protective mylar. The cause of change would be singed in the classic sense. A prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, and powerful psychic, she dedicated her life to the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition.


I had to remember that this book was written in the ‘s and that gender roles were more pronounced.

The characters of Murchison, his slightly effeminate and manipulative boss Alick Brangwyn and the confused and passive half-sister Ursula Brangwyn create a sexual dynamic offset against the manipulations of darker forces. Les Livres The Books. Though some of her writings may seem dated to contemporary readers, they cortune the virtue of lucidity and avoid the deliberate obscurity that characterised many of her forerunners and contemporaries. The Best Books ainged Nov 08, Nicole Diamond rated it did not like it.

In fortunw the stepbrother with his idea of how to save her. Winged Bull Fortune, Dion. Deep mysteries veiled under the guise of fiction, this work makes available to the serious student of occultism knowledge of esoteric laws and magical practices in the highly dramatic and entertaining form of a novel.

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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 diob, finding not a ‘land fit for heroes’ but submission to harsh economic reality and a culture of sexual repression. Email required Address never made public.