June 21, 2016

From Cressida Pryor: Summer Solstice Letter


"Fullness of being opens wide our hearts;
a soft gaze that can bear the paradox
of the divine mother at our core but there too with
all that is beyond gender; love, truth and beauty. "


Click below to read Cressida Pryor's Summer Solstice Letter to the  FOI:
 
 

June 20, 2016

Shrine of Cancer and Solstice


Blessings of the Solstice and the Sun in Cancer!  You may hear Olivia Robertson giving the intention of a past Summer Solstice ritual at the Foundation Center by clicking below:

(mp3 / 372 kb / 47 sec)

Audio transcript:
"Here it is my task now, to declare the intention of this Solstice ceremony.  The intention is to blend the feminine, gentle, rays of the Moon with the over-active, masculine energies of the Sun.  So that the feminine Sun - the warmth of the heart - be made more manifest, and the psychic powers of men in the Moon be enhanced.  So the balance of Cancer, the 6 and the 9 - Yin and Yang - may be brought about."



(photo of the Shrine of Cancer, copyright M. Quick.  The drawings by Olivia Robertson are of the Goddess Thalia/Muse of Comedy, and the Mermaid Goddess Derceto.)

June 15, 2016

Window Shrine


"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 this shrine with thy protecting wings that bringeth shade to the weary of heart, jubilation to the distressed and rest to sufferers. Bring vision and healing to those who use this shrine, thou who with thy breath bringeth the dead to life: thou friend of Thoth who art excellent in tongue, bring us thy wisdom: unveil thy Truth."

Quote from the book "Dea", by Olivia Robertson.


(photo of window shrine at the FOI Foundation Center Temple, copyright 2016, Minette Quick.)

June 5, 2016

Gate to Temple Grounds



"The Gates between the psychic and material spheres are opening!
A new humanity is being born."

Oracle of Alma Mater,
from "Panthea", by Olivia Robertson


("Hidden Garden Gate" at the Foundation Center, copyright reserved, Durdin-Robertson, Huntington Castle.)

June 1, 2016

June Oracle: Goddess Mumuna

 
"Humble yourself and in your emptiness
you will receive new bodies of Light."
 
June's Oracle is from the Goddess Mumuna and also includes a historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson.  You may read and listen to it by clicking on the link below:
 
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)
 

May 20, 2016

Sun enters Gemini

 
Blessings of the Sun in Gemini!  Click below to hear the late Olivia Robertson give a blessing of the Starry Twins:
 
 
Audio transcript:
"Friends, let us wonder at the Starry Twins of Gemini, light years apart, yet together in vision. The divine forms of the Shining Twins manifest: Mawu and Li-Sa - Isis and Osiris - Lakshmi and Vishnu - Artemis and Apollo. . . receive the blessings of the Shining Twins." 


("The Sirius Twins" artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

May 10, 2016

Fellowship of Isis Daily Prayer

 
The Fellowship of Isis Daily Prayer
"Holy Goddess Isis, Mother of all beings, come to our hearts.
Grant us, Thy children, Love and Joy, Wisdom and Abundance.
We offer Thee our loving care for all who are born of Thee."
 
 
  
(FOI Prayer by Olivia Robertson.  Current prayer tree at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)
 
Archival Link:

May 2, 2016

Beltane Festival Foundation Center Temple

 
"Under the watchful gaze of Persephone at the Garden Gate we filed into the Temple. . .and gathered round the Well for a reading of the Goddess Ariadne’s wise words from the Liturgy, on facing the labyrinth of the mind with courage. . ."

Click below to read the report from Minette Quick about the Beltane Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center this past weekend:
 
 
 
 
 
(photo of Persephone in the Temple Portico, copyright reserved Durdin-Robertson, Huntington Castle)

May 1, 2016

Oracle for May

 
"If you could experience one second of enlightenment,
it would be yours for ever!"
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Mahadevi. Click below to read it in full and also listen to audio of the late Olivia and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo of Lawrence and Olivia, copyright reserved)

April 30, 2016

From Cressida Pryor: Beltane Letter


"So one of the FOI’s core purposes is
to remind us that the Goddess is not ‘out there’.
We are her hands, her eyes, her legs
and her voice in the world."

Click below to read Cressida Pryor's Beltane Letter to the  FOI:
 


April 26, 2016

Highlighted Artwork



"The Magic Portrait" by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.

April 20, 2016

Meditation on the Awakening of Taurus and Isis

 
"Companions, let us contemplate the Awakening of Taurus and Isis: Gaze with me upon the glory of the black sky of winter. With the eyes of wondering childhood we see the starry cluster of the Pleiades as dancing nymphs moving across the sky. They come with the white bull, Serapis, who rises from the milky sky river, Eridanus. His baleful left eye gleams like a red torch, and within it are all lost memories. In his eye is held forever the beauty of the Goddess; and her forked cows' horns may be seen behind his. Following him strides the hawk-headed giant Sahu-Orion-Horus of the Southern sky. “And rising from the milky sea of heaven comes great Isis, and on Her brow is the full moon and in her right hand She holds Her star, Anuki, Sirius that holds the immortal twin spirits of Osiris and Herself. This is the story of eternal love and life, of the losing and the gaining of the death in the West and the rising in the East. Contemplate and wonder."   (Olivia Robertson, from "Sophia")


("Rising Star", paintings on glass by Olivia Robertson of Isis Crowned and Osiris and Horus, Foundation Center Temple, photos copyright M. Quick.)

April 12, 2016

Remembering Olivia's Birthday

 
Please join us in remembering and sending blessings to the late Olivia Robertson, whose birthday was April 13th, 1917.  Here is an audio clip of Olivia speaking on the importance of finding purpose in life:

(mp3 / 52 secs / 410 kb)
 
Audio transcript: “A life without a purpose is a life without meaning.  How we long to wake up and be greeted by the rising Sun of something to be accomplished – something we truly in our own hearts want to do.  Not what other people tell us we ought to do, what we want to do: a work of art, happiness, sport, movement, travel, stillness, peace, love . . . so that when we reach the end of our earthly life, it is a new beginning to see the fulfillment of our dream in higher realms than this, drawing our shadow world into the true world of Reality."
 
 
Archival Link:
Life and Work of Olivia Robertson

(photo of Olivia Robertson by Dennis Murphy from the DVD "Olivia, Priestess of Isis", copyright reserved by Logic Reality; audio copyright FOI Homepage)