Fraternity of the Inner Light

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The Fraternity of the Inner Light is a magical society and Western Mystery School founded by Dion Fortune in 1924.wikipedia
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Dion Fortune

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The Fraternity of the Inner Light is a magical society and Western Mystery School founded by Dion Fortune in 1924.
She was a co-founder of the Fraternity of the Inner Light, an occult organisation that promoted philosophies which she claimed had been taught to her by spiritual entities known as the Ascended Masters.

Alpha et Omega

In 1922, after a falling-out with Moina Mathers and with Moina's consent, Dion Fortune left the Alpha et Omega to form an offshoot organization.
Her expulsion from the A+O and transfer to the S.M. Order occurred while she was simultaneously running her own occult school, which became better known as the Society of the Inner Light.

Francis X. King

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During its early years, the Fraternity of the Inner Light used many unchanged versions of the Golden Dawn initiation rituals which, as Francis King notes, had a "semi-amicable relationship" with the Stella Matutina.
He was a member of the Society of the Inner Light, an offshoot of the Alpha et Omega, which in turn was an offshoot of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Margaret Lumley Brown

She took over the leadership of the Society of the Inner Light upon the death of Dion Fortune.

Western esotericism

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The Fraternity of the Inner Light is a magical society and Western Mystery School founded by Dion Fortune in 1924.

Moina Mathers

In 1922, after a falling-out with Moina Mathers and with Moina's consent, Dion Fortune left the Alpha et Omega to form an offshoot organization.

Initiation

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Fortune gave her followers preliminary training by means of correspondence courses, on successful completion of which aspirants were initiated into the so-called Lesser Mysteries, then onto Greater Mysteries.

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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These lesser mysteries were roughly equivalent the Outer Order of the Golden Dawn, and the greater mysteries were roughly equivalent to the old Inner Order of the Rosae Rubae et Aureae Crucis ("Ruby Rose and Golden Cross", or the RR et AC).

Stella Matutina

During its early years, the Fraternity of the Inner Light used many unchanged versions of the Golden Dawn initiation rituals which, as Francis King notes, had a "semi-amicable relationship" with the Stella Matutina.

Gareth Knight

Knight began his esoteric training in 1953 as a member of the Fraternity of the Inner Light, founded by occultist Dion Fortune.

James Herbert Brennan

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He initially trained in esoteric teachings and Qabalah with the Fraternity of the Inner Light.

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

During the 1960s, Ashcroft-Nowicki entered the Fraternity of the Inner Light, an esoteric order founded by occultist Dion Fortune.

Servants of the Light

He received his training in Dion Fortune's Fraternity of the Inner Light, which in turn stemmed from The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Left-hand path and right-hand path

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For instance, Dion Fortune, the founder of an esoteric magical group (the Society of the Inner Light) also took the side of the RHP, making the claim that "black magicians", or followers of the LHP, were homosexuals and that Indian servants might use malicious magical rites devoted to the goddess Kali against their European masters.

W. E. Butler

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He returned to England and joined Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light in 1925, where he continued to train and participate until sometime toward the end of World War II.

Madeline Montalban

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Unlike the founders of several older ceremonial magic organisations, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or the Fraternity of the Inner Light, she did not claim any authority from higher spiritual beings such as the Ascended masters or Secret Chiefs.

William G. Gray

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On a visit to an uncle in London, Gray travelled to the home of Dion Fortune (1890–1946), the noted ceremonial magician and leader of the Fraternity of the Inner Light.

Michael Howard (Luciferian)

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Searching for an occult organisation in which to involve himself, he visited the headquarters of the Society of the Inner Light in Hampstead, although being nineteen at the time he was deemed too young to join.

Magic (supernatural)

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Dion Fortune of the Fraternity of the Inner Light for instance stated that "Magic is the art of changing consciousness according to Will".

Paul Huson

While still a student at the Slade Huson studied the Qabalah and the Western Esoteric Tradition with Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light.

Hermetic Qabalah

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Dion Fortune, an initiate of Alpha et Omega (an offshoot of the Golden Dawn), who went on to found the Fraternity of the Inner Light wrote the seminal book The Mystical Qabalah, widely considered one of the best general introductions to modern Hermetic Qabalah.