Brodie-Innes, J(ohn) W(illiam) (1848–1923)
An Edinburgh lawyer, born in Morayshire, Scotland, who
became one of the leading members of the Hermetic Order of
the Golden Dawn’s Amen-Ra Temple in Scotland. BrodieInnes
was also a member of a bibliophile society, the Sette of
Odde Volumes, London, and was its president in 1911. He
wrote several novels on witchcraft and magic and is said to have
taught Dion Fortune (Violet Mary Firth) the secret of developing
and directing occult force. He was the model for the ‘‘souldoctor’’
in Fortune’s book The Secrets of Dr. Tavener (1926).
Throughout the dissensions of the Golden Dawn, BrodieInnes
remained loyal to MacGregor Mathers, and on the death
of his chief in 1918, published an affectionate obituary in the
Occult Review (vol. 29, no. 5 [May 1919]).
Sources
Brodie-Innes, J.W. Scottish Witchcraft Trials. London Chiswick
Press, 1891.
Fortune, Dion. The Secrets of Dr. Tavener. London Noel
Douglas, 1926.
Gilbert, R. A., ed. The Sorcerer and His Apprentice Unknown
Hermetic Writings of S. L. MacGregor Mathers and J. W. BrodieInnes.
Wellingborough, England Aquarian Press, 1983.
Richardson, Alan. Priestess The Life and Magic of Dion Fortune.
Wellingborough, England Aquarian Press, 1987.