September 22, 2016

Sun in Libra


Happy Equinox and Sun in Libra!  Above is the Shrine of Libra, found in the Well Chapel of the Foundation Center Temple in Ireland.

Here is an historic audio clip of FOI co-founder, the late Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, speaking on the constellation of Libra and the Justice of Maat:

 

Audio transcript:
"Companions on the quest for Truth and Justice, know that in many ancient lands the constellation of Libra, when in the House of the Autumnal Equinox, was revered as portraying Justice, through the equal balancing of day and night, summer and winter. In Egypt, the Goddess Maat was depicted presiding over the weighing of the Heart on the Scales of Justice. The Heart was balanced in the Northern pan against Her Ostrich Feather of Truth, whose every frond responds to the Breath of Spirit."



Related link:  Audio Gallery



(photo of the Shrine by M. Quick; photo of Lawrence from the Occult Experience, created with permission; audio by the FOI Homepage: all copyrights reserved.) 

September 19, 2016

Cressida Pryor: Autumn Letter


"The support, inspiration and energy we gain from
being with others in the fellowship is what it’s all about."

Click the link below to read Cressida Pryor's letter to the  Fellowship of Isis:

 
 
 

September 13, 2016

Audio: Sounds and the secret name of Ra

 
Click to listen:
(mp3 / 50 sec. / 395 kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"As you sit you begin to hear sound. You begin to hear the inner Harmony of the Spheres and you know that the secret name of Ra is your own secret name - your own vibration.  Each person has a particular sound: that is your secret name.  Some tunes can affect you - have you thought why? Certain notes . . . feel each of your psychic chakras respond to sound."
 
 
 
Archival link:  FOI Audio Gallery
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson, copyright Dennis Murphy, Logic Reality; audio copyright FOI Homepage.)

September 7, 2016

FOI Thanksgiving Prayer

 
FOI Thanksgiving Prayer

"Holy Isis, Holy Osiris;
We give you thanks
that your Love, Beauty and Truth
are manifest with Power and Peace
throughout all spheres,
within all beings,
and we accept your Blessing now,
in Mind and Heart."
 
 
 
(FOI Prayer and drawings of Isis (bottom), Osiris (middle) and Nephthys (top) by Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick.)
 
 

September 1, 2016

Fellowship of Isis Oracle: Goddess Terra

 
"Know that heaven and the stars are without,
but they are also within Me and within Yourselves!"

The Oracle for September is from the Goddess Terra.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson in the Cave of the Mothers, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick.)

August 22, 2016

Shrine of Virgo


Blessings of the Sun in Virgo! 'Isis raising Osiris' is the central statue of the Shrine of Virgo. This was carved by David Durdin-Robertson and later painted gold by Olivia Robertson.

Olivia wrote in the book "Fortuna":
         "Virgo was known variously to the Ancients as Fortuna, Isis and Demeter. As Astraea, Goddess of Justice, Daughter of Themis, She holds the scales of Libra."
 
 

 (Temple photo, copyright M. Quick.)

August 17, 2016

Audio highlight: Winged Isis painting

 
Click to Listen:

Audio transcript:
"Presiding over all, is the mighty figure, again life-sized, of the Winged Isis, black: black as space and yet with a golden cobra of healing on Her head.  Her face is in the traditional - She's looking to the right and Her arms are outspread and there are mighty Wings of Isis spread for healing. And, rising from the earth is a more than life-sized golden image of the God Horus in the form of the young God-King Tutankhamun, all in gold.  He is Horus-risen, emblem of how Isis brings the soul to life - knowledge of innate Divinity."



(Original painting by Olivia Robertson and Marian Marshe.  Olivia later updated it to add Osiris in winged-form behind Isis.  Photo copyright M. Quick.)

August 8, 2016

Communion with the Goddess: China and Japan

 
Book 9 from the "Communion with the Goddess Series", by the late Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, has been uploaded to our website in pdf format. The link to "Idols, Images and Symbols of the Goddesses: China and Japan" may be found here:
 
 
 
(Our continuing thanks to the Durdin-Robertson family for permission to publish these works, and a special thanks to T. Lynn of the Iseum of the Mystic Isis, for her proofreading skills.)

August 3, 2016

Lughnasad Festival, Foundation Center Temple

 
"Her message was of fortitude in times of difficulty,
always seeking the beauty of the present moment
to inspire and strengthen our intent."

Here is a report from Minette Quick about the Lughnasad Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center:
 
 
 
 
(photo of the Shrine of Tara, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick)

August 1, 2016

August Oracle: Goddess Uzume


"The harmony of music travels through mighty constellations,
and yet delights also the cricket on the hearth!"
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Uzume.  It includes a historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle and you may read and listen to it by clicking on the link below:

 
 
 
(Photo copyright Dennis Murphy, from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)
 

July 27, 2016

Art Highlight: We reap to share

 
"Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica. . .
The Libran Goddess stands nearby,
weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales,
while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."



("We Reap to Share" artwork, quote from "Sophia", both by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

July 22, 2016

Shrine of Leo

 
Blessings of the Sun in Leo!  Enjoy this new audio file of Olivia Robertson during a past ritual:
 
 
Audio transcript:
(sistrum) "It is my privilege at this ceremony, to call forth the Lion power: Holy Sekhmet, bring to us Thy flame within the golden sun, which is beneath the earth.  We feel the flames rising up from the heart of the earth - Cor Leonis - Heart of the Lioness: Star Royal, Flame, Red Fire.  Bring us Thy flame!  Sisters, brothers, feel the power rise up from the earth.  Let it rise and shine and warm our hearts with Love." (sistrum)  
 
 
(photo of the Shrine of Leo at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick, audio file copyright FOI Homepage Archive.)

July 14, 2016

Nativity of the Goddess Isis - Updated


Updated announcement for the upcoming FOI Retreat being held in the UK on August 26-28th:

"This retreat celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 1976. This retreat celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 1976. As a worldwide association that honours the Goddess in all her forms, with thousands of worldwide members, FOI now comes of age. In Egyptian lore, Isis was born on the fourth intercalary day, equivalent to our 27th August, so we are offering day entry places on the Saturday, so that we may celebrate Isis Day together with our non residential members."  See the link above for dates, costs and full details.