October 22, 2016

Sun in Scorpio

Blessings of the Sun in Scorpio! 
Olivia Robertson wrote in the book Sophia:
"Behold the constellation of the Scorpion, lurking between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. See its claws and the fiery Antares, its Eye! Its sting is in its tail and it emerges from the sea of heaven, in pursuit of Orion who flees far across the sky. Hot in pursuit is Sagittarius with his bow, and above him is Hercules, who when he was a child strangled two serpents in his cradle. Below him is the giant Ophiuchus, holding the twisting constellation of Serpens the snake. Ophiuchus was revered by the Greeks as representing their deified healer Aesculapius, whose emblem was a staff entwined with a snake. Some saw Ophiuchus as Chiron the centaur, wise in knowledge of healing herbs. Observe that the right foot of the giant rests upon the serpent's head. That which poisons may also cure."
(photo of the Shrine of Scorpio, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved.)
Archival Link:  Fellowship of Isis Liturgy

October 14, 2016

Prayer to Ishtar

Click to hear Olivia Robertson speak a prayer to Ishtar in a past rite:
(mp3 / 44 sec. / 349 kb)
Audio transcript:
"O Mother of the Gods, Ishtar, Lady of Mankind, who maketh the green herb to spring up, who created all things, who guideth the whole of Creation, a prayer will we utter in unison with those of ancient Babylon, who prayed to thee thus: O Mother Ishtar, whose side no God can approach, O exalted Lady, that which appears good to thee, do thou unto us! We pray for our Earth and all the creatures and green herbs and trees thereon."
(photo of the Shrine of Ishtar, copyright Minette Quick)

October 10, 2016

Seasonal Festivals

Daily tours of the Castle are now over until next summer, but you can still attend the Seasonal Festivals at the FOI Foundation Center by invitation:

(photo of Temple Portico, Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy)

October 1, 2016

Oct. Oracle: Goddess Kwan Yin

"Truly, My children, your greatest need is not
for earthly sustenance, but for spiritual food."

October's Oracle is from the Goddess Kwan Yin.    Click on the following link to read it and also listen to an audio clip of Olivia Robertson:

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

September 26, 2016

Autumn Festival, Foundation Center

"The devotional heart of the Fellowship undoubtedly sprang
from the powerful connection our Co-Founders felt
to the energy pouring forth within this special place."
Click below to read the report from Minette Quick on the Autumn Equionx Festival held at the Foundation Center Temple this past weekend:

(The Three Mothers artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

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.)