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WOMEN OF THE GOLDEN DAWN: Rebels and Priestesses.

WOMEN OF THE GOLDEN DAWN: Rebels and Priestesses. (Used)

by Greer, Mary K.


Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 10651, 10651


Inner Traditions 1995, first edition, 490pp, cloth & dj, spine slightly cocked else a fine unclipped copy, very scarce. The women in question are Annie Horniman, the London tea-heiress who supported the early Golden Dawn; Moina Bergson Mathers, sister of Henri Bergson and wife of McGregor Mathers, who channeled the principal rituals of the Order; Florence Farr, the actress and writer, friend of Yeats and lover of G. B. Shaw, who ended as principal of a school in India; and Maud Gonne, the love of Yeats' life and fighter for Irish independence, mother of Nobel laureate and Amnesty International founder Sean MacBride. Dare one say that, with the exception of Yeats, the Women of the Golden Dawn were much more interesting and admirable figures than the men? This is not surprising when one considers the dominant role that women had played in esoteric orders and fringe-religious movements since the beginnings of Spiritualism in the 1850s. Mary Greer's is the best kind of feminist scholarship, the author is personally involved in her subject, balancing objectivity with deeper insight. After all, there is no point in spending several years studying a school of wisdom like the Golden Dawn if one does not emerge altered and maybe wiser from the encounter. The paperback is widely available but the first edition has always been very scarce.

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