Welcome Aset Shemsu! The Fellowship of Isis is an international organization founded in 1976 by Olivia Robertson, Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. Societies include: the College of Isis, Spirals of the Adepti & Alchemy, Druid Clan of Dana, Noble Order of Tara & the Muses Symposium. This blog is maintained by the FOI Homepage for the purpose of sharing FOI information, updates to our website, as well as announcements sent directly from the central FOI Foundation Center in Ireland.
"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
"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.)
"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)
"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:
"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.)
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
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