October 23, 2014

Solar Eclipse

 
To help mark the solar eclipse, here is audio of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Hathor:
 
The Sun is our Heaven
(MP3 / 1:36mins / 379kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"The sun is our Heaven, yours and Mine. Every dawn you see it rise and it culminates, and then it appears to leave you, sinking in the West. But in reality it is always there, awaiting you. For all of you are children of the sun. Your solar bodies are hidden in earthly flesh, as the sun is hidden during an eclipse. It is through your solar bodies of light and warmth that you hear not only the voices of those attuned to you on earth, but you also begin to receive words from the whole Company of Heaven. Your vision extends to seeing the divine form of myriad-colored Deities, and your minds are enabled to understand their spiritual teachings. Listen then for the voices of the Goddesses and Gods, and allow your vision to accept their presence. When the sun shines at day you do the works of earth: but when the outer sun is hidden in night, then is it time for your souls to awaken. The solar Spirit that shines in each of you and in all beings shines forth in glory!"
 
 
(Drawing by Olivia Robertson: "Achieving the Inner Sun")

Archival Link:  FOI Audio Gallery

October 22, 2014

Sun moving into Scorpio


Many blessings as the Sun moves into Scorpio tomorrow.  This is the Shrine of Scorpio, located within the Well Chapel of Brigid at the Foundation Center Temple. You may also hear an audio file of Olivia Robertson, giving a past meditation:
 
(MP3 file - 1 MB - 5 minutes)

Audio transcript:
"Visualize the Temple of all your dreams, surrounded by a rainbow of light .. . we enter through the southwest portal flanked by two mighty female sphinxes, wings reaching the glimmering roof. Now we notice four statues of a bull, a lion, an eagle and an angel! Let us approach the window of Scorpio in the West, overlooked by the golden eagle. We approach this window and seat ourselves before this stained glass surmounted by the sign of Scorpio. The picture shows a man in green robes holding aloft a wand entwined with a green and red cobra with raised hood. By him is a woman in purple robes, who is riding up on her tiger with her arms around his neck. Suddenly a wind rushes through the Temple, throwing open the window. Through it we see the brilliant ten stars of Scorpio shining above a mountain by the sea.
 
"You find yourself floating towards a red and emerald star, Antares. As you approach, you see a colour-filled land where fulfilled desires may be enjoyed. Think of this, enter this place - but beware! Do not lose yourself, caught by obsessive passions. Enter the paradise of fulfilled desire. Enjoy what you have longed for in your heart, and dared not feel. This divine within us - desire . . . love . . . but with it may come the desire of power over those we love. We face this in ourselves, to keep them safe within our own arms. With this comes jealousy, fear, hatred against a rival. . . there is the danger of total subservience, surrender to one person, one cause, one overriding desire. The cause for which we kill, for which we are manipulated. . .we are followers shouting slogans, filled with the obsessive passion for tribe . . . for ideal . . . for leader. And is the leader enslaved by passions?
 
"Here is the place of alchemy, these passions must be realized to be transmuted into Love, Beauty, Truth. The Truth of the idea, the Love within the passion. All evil slips away, transmuted into good. The power of the passions is enjoyed. And so we are enabled to receive love as well as give it, to give it as well as to receive. We regret being called back. We leave Antares, slowly withdraw, back away from this wonderful star, and come back before the stars by the doorway, of the Temple of the Zodiac."
 
 
(photo by Minette Quick)

October 20, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Healing Prayer

 
The Healing Wings of Isis
Protect, Enfold and Awaken you!
 
 
Prayer and illustration by Olivia Robertson.  You may hear Olivia's recordings of the Fellowship of Isis prayers and invocations here:  FOI Prayers

October 16, 2014

Letter from Cressida Pryor

 
Cressida Pryor, Steward of the Fellowship of Isis, asked that this letter be distributed today.  It concerns the central role of Circle of Brigid at the Foundation Center, as well as the dissolution of the FOI Union Triad.  Please note the Manifesto has also been updated to reflect this change. Our warm appreciation goes out to Cressida and the members of the Circle of Brigid for their outstanding work for the Fellowship of Isis.
 
 
 
 
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October 14, 2014

Psyche, Magical Journeys of the Goddess

 
"Psyche, Magical Journeys of the Goddess", by Olivia Robertson, is now available in paperback. It may be ordered through Amazon or any other bookstore, and it is also available through local libraries.  You may read it in its entirety at no cost through our website as well.
 
From the introduction:
"Journeys of the psyche are the life giving joy of those who dream of perfection. The harder everyday existence becomes, the more we draw away from it and, denied peaceful sleep crowned with beautiful dreams, may create images of loveliness through creative imagination. We learn to escape from the unreal world of transient time and place into immortal reality: from boredom, pain and fear of death into realisation of our divinity. To imagine is to co-create with the Deities. It is to give birth to manifold forms. The inner planes are more pliable to the interaction of thought-feeling than is the physical world. What are planets but dream playgrounds of Goddesses and Gods? We are beginners in the art of creation. The spider weaves a perfect logarithmic curve and the bee, exquisite hexagrams for their honey stores: and when mothers give birth they also create. But this is unconscious activity. Through divine inspiration we are learning to choose the patterns needed for our lives. We shall know the future, for we shall have formed it."

 

October 7, 2014

Lunar Audio Clip


Many blessings of the upcoming eclipsed Full Moon.  Hear Olivia speaking on the moon in this audio clip:


Audio transcript:
"The Moon is our sister planet and her influence moves both the tides of the sea and our own souls. As she waxes and wanes she affects all plant life and our own emotions. In her fullness she is a mighty mirror that reflects to us the polarized rays of the sun. In her darkness she shows us our own black image, the earth's shadow. So she is an enigma that conceals the truth. For everything in this physical world is but a reflection of greater spheres. We need to know ourselves through the moon's magic mirror, so that we may transform the world."
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson by Dennis Murphy, Logic Reality)

October 1, 2014

October Oracle: Goddess Anahita

 
"For what good is flight without a destination?
To attain spiritual wings you need to discover
your own true role in the divine plan."

The Oracle for October is from the Goddess Anahita. You may read it in full here and also listen to Olivia Robertson give the Oracle:

 
 
 
(Photo of Olivia Robertson by Dennis Murphy from the DVD "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis." All rights reserved.)

September 30, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Code of Ethics

Updated FOI Code of Ethics

This statement was released by Minette Quick on behalf of the Circle of Brigid and Cressida Pryor, current Steward of the FOI and Olivia's successor:



 

September 29, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Autumn Festival

 
AUTUMN EQUINOX FESTIVAL AT FOUNDATION CENTRE
27th September, 2014
 
We have been blessed in Ireland with a wonderful continuation of warm daytime temperatures this year.  At night however the temperature drops heralding all too soon the end of tender beans in the garden and the last of an abundance of blackberries and other fruits.  But Saturday dawned bright and clear and we had quite a large gathering of members and their friends to our Festival at Clonegal.  Many events take place at the Castle these days and a wedding was taking place the same afternoon, and with the fine weather, the Bridal Party had requested that they might take their vows actually in the old Abbey, which was a lovely idea and we all wished them every joy.
 
So we adjusted our usual plans to leave them in peace and processed down to the Druid’s Grove in the Wilderness to spend a beautiful peaceful time together in this sacred place which the Co-Founders dedicated to the Druid Clan of Dana.  There we invoked Her Presence and that of Tara and Persephone, that we might enter the Temple of Isis in purity of heart and thankfulness that provision had been made for us all in the Fellowship to connect in spirit with these special places and perhaps even visit one day.
 
At Brigid’s Well of Truth we remembered Olivia’s vision of ‘light energy’ coming directly into it from the heavens, providing healing of the spirit through its waters.* She maintained that it was this energy which enabled her and her brother Lawrence to bring forth and encourage a love for the Goddess again in our age. They researched and reconnected with Her manifestations throughout the ages, and established that the essential universal truths have always been remarkably similar.  They sought to re-establish and acknowledge the innate equality and unity of Goddess and God, as did Isis and Osiris, each fulfilling their divine destiny.  As a visionary, Olivia tuned into so many of the famous manifestations of the Goddess and received their wisdom for our time.  She preserved these Oracles at the heart of the Liturgy, which she created to illuminate our many and diverse spiritual paths through life.
 
After all had been Blessed with sacred water from the Well, we were introduced to three of the priestesses newly in training with our Lyceum of the Three Mothers, and were delighted to meet them and wish them every success and deep fulfilment as they dedicate their lives to the service of the Goddess.
 
Following this we received a powerful Oracle from the Goddess Danu who reminded us that we can all do something to further a more general awakening to the need to treat our Great Mother, the ground beneath our feet, with greater respect.  To protect her from the ravages of short-sighted, severely damaging attacks, offering limited benefits for the few, by acting together in the interests of everyone - She requires our hands and hearts and voices.
 
We had all been saddened to hear of the recent death after a long illness of a long-term member of the priesthood here, and were glad to welcome members of her close family and friends to join us in remembrance of her gentle, quiet, wise spirit.  This was quite a homecoming in a sense for one or two younger members as they had actually been blessed by Olivia as babies and had travelled quite a way to be with us from West Cork.
 
A feature of the Festivals that have taken place at Foundation Centre since Olivia’s passing has been the participation of everyone in the priesthood in the planning process, in order to provide a changing and interesting seasonal content to the ceremonies. This time we were taken on a ‘magical journey’ by one of our Circle members who is a wonderful story teller.  We also had a quite spectacular ‘mystery play’ central to which was the telling of the high drama around the birth of Athena (“She who comes”) as told by the Goddess Metis (“She who was of all beings the most knowing”)  But the centre piece  of our play was Athena Herself, resplendent with helmet, sword, shield and golden staff or ray, having sprung fully grown from the head of Zeus, who to protect himself had somehow swallowed pregnant mother and baby so that she might not be born! 
 
After all this excitement our time was nearly up, so having given thanks and prayed for the Blessings of the Mother on all in need, we repaired to enjoy the welcome tea which had been prepared for us in the village, and many of us stayed on there, quite a while, to enjoy each other’s company and get to know those who had joined us for the first time.
 
Minette Quick 29th September, 2014
 
* You may read Olivia’s full account which she sent whilst in hospital in June 2013 to the websites, referring to the importance of these sacred places for us all to connect with in spirit if we so wish.  The Manifesto of the Fellowship expresses the essential universal truths expressed over the ages for spiritual seekers of their time by many Goddesses and Gods.  Olivia's Letter:  Sacred Places
 
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September 26, 2014

Window Altar

 
North window in a niche of the Well Chapel, Foundation Center Temple.