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Women of the Golden Dawn

Woman of the Golden Dawn by Mary Greer

by Mary K. Greer

Here is the reality behind the beautiful and powerful sorceresses depicted in Pre-Raphaelite paintings—the story of four magical women who acted outside the boundaries of accepted codes of behavior and heralded a "new age" and a "new woman."

The achievements of George Bernard Shaw, William Bulter Yeats, philosopher Henri Bergson, and Ireland's Sean MacBride - all Nobel laureates - are well known. But few know about the story of the powerful women who inspired them - activist Maud Gonne, psychic channel Moina Bergson Mathers, theatrical producer Annie Horniman, and actress Florence Farr. 

Each of these women left a lasting imprint on the politics, literature, and theatre of the period. Together they formed the heart of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, meeting to practice magic and work toward spiritual growth. Their contributions transformed the Western traditions of alchemy, astrology, Hermeticism, and ceremonial magic from an intellectual exercise into a dynamic psychospiritual process of self-growth, creativity, and healing.


"All students of Yeats and his circle will find this book indispensable."
George M. Harper, author of The Making of Yeat's "A Vision."

Women of the Golden Dawnz
by Mary K. Greer

Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont
ISBN: 0-89281-516-7

Refer also to an article written by Mary K.Greer
on the Women of the Golden Dawn


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