July 21, 2017

Zodiac: Sun in Leo

 
Blessings of the Sun entering the sign of Leo! Click below to listen to an historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson:
 
Olivia Robertson - Audio
(mp3 / 50sec. / 198kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"We remember that this is the eve of the Opet Festival of Ancient Egypt, as the Sun leaves the Crab, Cancer and enters the sign of Leo of the Lion Goddess Sekhmet. . . Sekhmet is the Goddess of the mysterious Lion power, which is within us all. . .We know now that the true constellation of Leo is one with Virgo, who is the serene face of the Goddess with the body of the Lion, the Androsphinx."


 (art & audio Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

July 13, 2017

Visiting Clonegal Castle


The Castle conducts tours throughout the summer months - visit their website for fees and directions:


If you are visiting during any of the FOI's 8 seasonal festivals, please contact the Circle of Brigid for an invitation:

 
 
 
(photo copyright Durdin-Robertson)

July 7, 2017

Brigid of the Rainbow Planets

 
"Brigid of the Rainbow Planets: Adventures of the Alchemical Twins" is now available in paperback.  This book features eight liturgy rites of the Fellowship of Isis and six illustrations by the FOI co-founder Olivia Robertson.
 
Olivia wrote in the introduction:   "How could I allow the questing twins to rest on their laurels – having achieved the twelve alchemical degrees of the zodiac, and not pursue the other twenty degrees of the FOI Spiral of Alchemy?  I kept wondering what happened to them.  Learning the Mysteries through identification with attractive individuals helps us to respond not only with the mind but with the heart.. . To explore one’s own psychic centres not only may bring us spiritual awareness, but a relationship with our planets.  Each is a Power-House reflecting a harmonic of the Central Sun. The Alchemy of the Goddess Brigid extends one’s consciousness through the colour spectrum and musical octaves beyond this material world – yet embraces it.  'As Above, so Below.'  Earth is a reflection of Heaven."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time in the Online Liturgy section of our website:
 
 

July 1, 2017

July Oracle: Cesara-Magna Mater



"My children, when you approach great change,
you need to transform, not to deny yourselves."
 
This month's Oracle is from Cesara-Magna Mater. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson by the Foundation Center Temple High Altar, copyright Cathryn Anne Rogers.)

June 22, 2017

Foundation Center Summer Festival

 
Report on the Summer Solstice Festival at the Foundation Center:
 
 
 
 
(photo by M. Quick, copyright reserved)


Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events

June 21, 2017

Sun in Cancer

 
Olivia Robertson wrote:
"Cancer was held by the Sages to be the House of the Moon, as the Moon was believed to have been in Cancer at the Creation. It was respected as Horoscope of the World, as the sign nearest the Zenith. The learned Berossus declared that our earth shall be submerged when all planets are grouped in Cancer. The Chaldean Magi and the Platonists taught their disciples that souls descend from Heaven into human bodies through Cancer, the Gate of Humanity." 
 
Quote from "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess"
 
Archival Link:


(photo of the Shrine of Cancer, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved.)

June 20, 2017

Solstice Blessings

 
(mp3 / :41 sec / 323 kb)

Audio transcript:
"This is the time of the Summer marriage of the Goddess and the God.  Whichever age you are, the mystical marriage of Deity is within yourself.  There are those who seek the Higher Marriage - the marriage of Spirit with Earth - and the time has come for us to regain Immortality with the harvest of our own individual Soul."
 
 
 
 
("The Above and the Below are One" by Olivia Robertson, art and audio copyright reserved. )

June 12, 2017

Audio highlight: Divine Alchemy

 
Listen to the late Olivia Robertson in this audio clip:
 
(mp3 / 1:00 min / 233 kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"There is a polluted river of grief and rage and every emotion flowing deep below our everyday awareness. Freud described this as the Unconscious.  It works through group telepathy and poisons families, races, religions.  We need bravery to allow this river to flow openly through us - not to block it, because we ourselves are creating it.  Only by facing evil can we perform the Divine Alchemy of transforming hate into love, fear into faith, violence into peace. So shall we cleanse our world from our own nightmares.  When even one of us does this, the poisonous river of death becomes the cleansing river of tears and so reaches the sky, drawn upwards to the sun, and rains upon us, the pure waters of Life."


("A Visionary of the New Aeon", by Olivia Robertson, artwork and audio copyright reserved.)

Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Audio Gallery

June 4, 2017

We invoke thy grace

 
"Holiest of the Holy, great Goddess Isis, perpetual comfort of mankind, thou whose beautiful grace nourishes the whole world. Whose heart turns towards all those in sorrow and tribulation, as a mother's to her children, we invoke thy grace. Hallow our shrines with thy protecting wings that bringeth shade to the weary of heart, jubilation to the distressed and rest to sufferers. Bring vision and healing, thou who with thy breath bringeth the dead to life: thou friend of Thoth, bring us wisdom. As thou dist restore thy husband the God Osiris, bring us also thy everlasting love and life."



Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Liturgy

(Quote from "Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson.  Photo copyright M. Quick.)

June 1, 2017

June Oracle: Goddess Gangur

 
"My way is to teach such pilgrims
to empty themselves of ego and accept a Guide."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Gangur. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

May 21, 2017

Sun in Gemini

 
Happy Sun in Gemini!  Above is a photo of the Shrine of Gemini at the Foundation Center Temple in Ireland.  You may also hear the late Olivia Robertson, during a meditation on the "Window of Gemini" by clicking on the link below:
 
Meditation on the Window of Gemini
(mp3 / 3:16 min / 765kb)
 

Audio transcript:
"We reach the window of Gemini. The picture shows a young man and woman embracing each other, their wings reaching upwards to two stars. They head a spiral procession of twins winding like a serpent through indigo space. Each, man and woman, twins. Suddenly a wind blows open the window and we see the constellation of Gemini itself. Hear the words of Meylo Moya, Sage of the Builders of Zimbabwe. 
 
Look for the Star! That star does not rise, nor does it set: it holds a fixed place beyond the clouds. O seeker, know that this Nature in which you live and labour is the battleground of the Gods of Storm. Not until you dominate strife will the clouds of fury lift, and the Star illumine the sleeping earth. Then while the Star flames upon the way may you rest with Peace and raise the veil from Her Face. Ngisi kuve hambaseke kahlese! Which in arcane Bantu means: Follow thou after Peace.'
 
Look upon the orange star, Pollux, of the Gemini twins. Within its aegis is the Heaven of Zimbas. Its rulers are the Rain Queens, each known as Queen Mujaji: 'She who must be obeyed.' 
 
Now, gaze upon the other star of Gemini, light years apart and yet one to our vision: the white star Castor. Within its pure light dwell Mawu and Li-Sa, first of the seven twin deities. Hear the words of the Berber sage Meylo Moya: 'I mounted seven steps of Rainbow Crystal in the Temple, and three more of Opal. And I knelt and adored the Sacred Star. And the crystal pavement of the Temple became a pool, clear as a perfect mirror reflecting the midnight sky. And I heard these words: If thou wouldst be perfect, O servant of Life, thou must dwell in the Light and work in the Shadow. Ili Tongo ka lase nwaya zu ze esu nka dhlineni. May thou and the United All dwell together in Eternity.’
 
Ponder upon the wisdom of ancient Africa.”
 
 
Archival Links:
 
(photo of Shrine of Gemini, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved)

May 15, 2017

Foundation Center Beltane Festival


"To truly feel, know life,
we must know Her in the presence of Nature."

Cait Branigan of the Circle of Brigid shares this report on the Beltane Festival at the Foundation Center:




(Entrance to the Old Abbey photo, copyright reserved)

Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events


May 10, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Credo

 
FOI CREDO
By: Olivia Robertson
 
"We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
Evoe Isis!"


FOI Prayers and Blessings


(Painting of Isis and Osiris by Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick.)