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These four remarkable women, core members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, left a lasting imprint on the politics, literature, and theater of 19th-century Europe. Less well-known than the famous men in their lives, including Yeats and Shaw, their stories are now told....

Title : Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses: Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, Florence Farr
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ISBN : 9780892816071
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 490 Pages
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Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses: Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, Florence Farr Reviews

  • Agnieszka
    2018-10-20 12:31

    A badly written book about an interesting subject. At least half of this books is the author speculating pointlessly about the inner lives of her subjects, based mostly on her astrological profiles and shallow understanding of the historical period. Just because you use footnotes doesn't make you a scholar.However, in the bits where she stuck to her source material and refrained from speculating, the book was fascinating. It might not be as fascinating if you don't care about the Golden Dawn.Someone needs to write about these women in a less bullshit-full format, but for now this is what you've got.

  • Michael Hughes
    2018-10-20 09:11

    One of the best books on the Golden Dawn and essential for those who want to understand its history. The men are in the book, too, but it gives important exposure to the pioneering and influential women in the world's most influential occult order. Other reviewers have griped about the inclusion of astrological content, but the members of the order took astrology very seriously, so it absolutely makes sense to include it (and if you don't care for astrology just skip those bits).

  • Christopher Plaisance
    2018-11-12 10:18

    This book, being a biography of four women, does a great job of tying together their life stories against the backdrop of the Golden Dawn's tumultuous history. I found Greer's use of astrology to "fill in the gaps" of the biographical pictures — generally as a means of explaining motivations and emotions — as both interesting and frustrating. It certainly makes for a unique kind of biographical methodology, but it seems less than helpful to the would-be Golden Dawn scholar.

  • Melissa Rockenfield
    2018-11-07 11:21

    Long fascinating! I did have to skim over some of the more detailed esoterica to enjoy the stories of these marvelous witchie women.

  • Rob
    2018-11-05 12:22

    I loved reading this book!It is incredible I found this special book when I was thinking about to read about the Golden Dawn and their beliefs and practices.I chose to read this one first, not only because I love Mary's books, but because somebody recommended it to me. Very well writen, it looks , Mary put his heart on it, not only is a bio fo the women mentioned, it is a very concise analysis of impact of them on the order.Brave women all of them!Totally recommended book. Brilliant!

  • Darcy Kuntz
    2018-11-10 09:12

    I think this book is a great look at the women adepts who worked within the ranks of the Golden Dawn. There are not many books written on the Women adepts as they tend to get left behind for the more infamous male adepts.

  • Hilla Powell Bajwa
    2018-10-20 07:17

    A great book and I learned about theway they worked in a few topics. The whole secret chiefstuff is a power thing for me. We all have contacs inmagical work, but we don`t call them contacts or secretchiefs.

  • Peggy
    2018-11-07 04:34

    will re-read this first time I didn't get a lot out of it.

  • Nancye
    2018-11-04 12:11

    Fascinating women and interesting history. Dense reading.

  • Anita
    2018-10-27 05:33

    Very enjoyable and informative. Good insights too.

  • Gail Nyoka
    2018-11-14 10:08

    Well researched. Wonderful insight into the lives of the women, and their connections to the western magical tradition, and theater, as well as their relationships with W B Yeats and G B Shaw.

  • Susan
    2018-10-31 04:12

    These women were fascinating, each lived a very different lifestyle yet came together to explore Astrology and the Tarot.

  • Aepril
    2018-11-01 11:31

    I love the topic, but it is a boring read. Still, I'm glad to have the book on my shelf!

  • Emily Auger
    2018-10-22 11:18

    Excellent research on an unusual topic + an atypical biographical approach that the subjects of the book would have appreciated. I enjoyed it and read it cover to cover.