• Psychic Self-Defense

  • The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack
  • By: Dion Fortune
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $16.09

Buy for $16.09

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930s, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack. This classic psychic self-defense guide explains how to understand the signs of a psychic attack, vampirism, hauntings, and methods of defense.

Everything you need to know about the methods, motives, and physical aspects of a psychic attack and how to overcome it is here, along with a look at the role psychic elements play in mental illness and how to recognize them.

This is one of the best guides to detection and defense against psychic attack from one of the leading occult writers of the 20th century.

©2018 Ruchani (P)2019 Author's Republic

What listeners say about Psychic Self-Defense

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    44
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    43
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book, poorly read

A classic of occult literature, for good reason. However, the reader mispronounced and mangled a great many words, both in the technical vernacular of occultism and in standard English.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Poor pronunciation by narrator, Not very helpful

This book has some nice personal stories but I spent 6 hours listening to her stories, and I was seriously about to just send the book back, but the last hour had some very vague ways to actually defend yourself.

The narrator poorly annunciated so many words I was kind of disgusted, otherwise he did ok reading.

I am just delving into this genre myself, but my husband tells me it's "hard to write occult things because you're not supposed to give the secrets out willy nilly" Well I guess that may be true but I won't be reading more old school occult stuff because it's the most verbose shit I've ever spent (wasted) time on. Also, I don't think this book had a real editor. I wanted to jump out a window after she wrote and embellished words like hithertofore every two sentences.

I'll give Dion a pat on the back for leading an extra interesting life. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Book, Really Bad Narration

This is a classic in occult literature, which is why it’s especially strange that they chose a man to read a book by a famous WOMAN occultist. Even worse, as others have pointed out, the narration is bizarrely robotic, and the narrator very frequently mispronounces even relatively basic words (the most egregious being the use of a soft “c” in Hecate.) It sounds as if he’s reading football plays, and it doesn’t match up at all with Fortune’s commentaries about being an employee in an Edwardian-era school and the like. It’s so bad I’m not even going to be able to finish it. This excellent book, and Dion Fortune, deserve better.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Poor Quality Control and Narration of a Timeless Classic

To start with the material contained in the book is great. Dion Fortune wrote interesting and useful material. I wish that audible offered more of her books within their catalog.

Unfortunately the producers of this audiobook and the narrator did not take very much time with this book and put it out without proof–listening to the material that they produced. It is obvious by the way that the narrator is mispronouncing so many words and repeating several passages that there is a lack of preparation within his and others work on this project.

I plan on returning this book and trying another version that is offered here on Audible by the same author with a different narrator and producer because I would like to hear a proper presentation of the book.
I hope this helps you to choose well in spending your available credit. Blessed be

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Great book, bad narrator

I love Dion Fortune's writing but this narrator was very distracting. Mispronunciations combined with a simply annoying vocal timbre made me very hesitant to finish. But, if you can get through the first hour it's a great listen.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Excellent work, with one caveat...

I was glad to see this excellent and foundational work released on audiobook, but there is one issue to which I must take exception — and that is the reason for taking it down to 4 stars.

The editor has removed all references to Christianity from the audiobook. Personally, I am speaking as a pagan who left the Church and have no use whatsoever for Christian orthodoxy. I also have no desire to become a Christian heretic. I truly have little to no sympathies towards this faith.

But that said, to edit those parts of the book out is to obfuscate the meaning and original intent of a work first published in 1930. There are also things that can be learned from her through the viewpoints (including her criticisms), and entire formula were removed without replacement.

It is still a foundational work, but I would recommend this audiobook in tandem with the unabridged text.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

did not give a lot of practical techniques.

did not give a lot of practical techniques. The author wasn't very objective with his information that he shared.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love it!

The narrator is the perfect fit for this book! The way he reads really conveys the message in an appealing and interesting way.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

I really enjoyed this book. Learned a few things and got validation for some others. Chapter 11onwards for me was particularly fruitful.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Attractive

Listening to the words from Dion was quite stimulating. She is quite wise and self assured. Just alone by how well she articulates herself, you find the information able to sink in easier. I believe this book is a must reed for any practice that involves energy work.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jaime
  • Jaime
  • 09-29-19

such knowledge wish we had more dion fortune

GREAT BOOK BUT CHAPTER 18 MISTAKENLY REVERSES MICHAEL AND GABRIEL WITHIN THE CAST CIRCLE ALSO SOME WRONG WORD DEFINITIONS.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-20-21

Badly Read

Unfortunately, this is read badly - poorly phrased, with a quite number of mispronounced words. Best read the old fashioned way!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wazza
  • Wazza
  • 03-16-20

Poor narration

Sounds like it is being read by Perd from Parks and Rec.

Not a good choice for a Dion Fortune book.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-21

Great book, not so great narrator

Narrator got his radio voice down, love that for him, however, some of the pronunciations are just off, not even esoteric pronunciations mind you
for example, it's sceptic as in a sceptical person, not sceptic tank. this should have been obvious from the context

The book itself is solid, if a little elitist in places, though it's to be expected given the context of the author and time to writing