October 1, 2018

October Oracle: Goddess Prithivi

 
"As you lift veil upon veil of
my enshrouded mystery,
your wonder and joy will increase."

The Oracle for October is from the Goddess Prithivi.  You may read it in full and listen to audio of Olivia Robertson by clicking on the following link:




(photo copyright Alice Smeets.)

September 25, 2018

Festival Report: Autumn Equinox


"As the trees shed their leaves at this time,
so too should we release that which serves us no more."

A report on the Autumn Equinox Festival at the FOI Foundation Center may be read by clicking on the following link:



(Well Chapel photo copyright Cáit Branigan)

September 22, 2018

Equinox Sun in Libra

 
Blessings of the Sun in Libra and the Equinox!  Below is an audio clip of Olivia Robertson:
 
Audio - The Constellation of Libra
(mp3 / 2:34 mins / 605kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"You say, I may not be born under the Constellation of Libra, what are the stars to do with me? The stars are the mystical body of the Goddess. We have stars, atoms within ourselves, and we are atoms within the body of our galaxy, and the Ancients taught us of the wonder of the stars, taking our own humble names. A Lady, a bright Being from the stars would come to a simple person and point to an area of the sky where certain radiations came and would say: 'what do you call that?'  'We call it the scales' - man - 'it looks like scales'. And the Lady would pause and go into a contemplation and then say:  'my friend, get your family and the elders of the village together. And I will tell them about the meaning of the scales and of balance between violence and gentleness, love and truth.' And so were the mysteries brought forth to our ancestors who could not read, but to whom the picture-book of the sky was a revelation.
 
"Each man and each woman - each creature - has two forces, complimentary: positive and receptive. You are receptive now, to my voice, but when you give a person directions, of any sort, even the way, you are being positive in relationship. So no human being is either all positive or all receptive - there's a beautiful flow and harmony between both. Now magical ritual helps attune us to the stars. . . and this is the time of the Atumnal Equinox, when day and night are equally long. It is the time of harmony, of Libra of the Scales."
 
Archival Links:
 

(Photo by Minette Quick who also wrote the following with Olivia:  "Shrine to Sun sign of Libra: presided over by Niamh who brought spiritual knowledge of Atlantis, the Sidhe and Dana. To Oisin a human Irish hero. Dedicated to the College of Isis, wooden plaque of Coat of Arms of Magdalen College, Oxford, where family scholars studied under the auspices of Magdalen as spiritual teacher. The continuation of this takes place in the Old Mill House, which houses lectures, exhibitions and events of various kinds.")

September 20, 2018

Attunement Report

 
From Cáit Branigan, Rainbow Circle of Brigid, FOI Foundation Center:   
 
Fittingly, on a day when the rain fell forming lush pools in Wexford, our attunement began with a blessing of, and gratitude for, the sacred well of Brigid in the Temple. Ancient and central to the energy of the Temple, we are reminded of the importance of blessing the waters after a Summer which has been so dry. As the lifeblood of the land, the birthing waters of our Earth Mother, they nourish us, body and Soul.

As our attunement proceeded, we became aware of the need to ensure the spiritual nourishment of ourselves and the Fellowship, extending beyond ourselves to strengthen our community. Uniting Heaven and Earth within and without thereby restoring balance to all.

In the Love of Isis,
Cáit

Archival Link:  September 2018 Attunement




 
(All photos copyright Cáit Branigan)

September 19, 2018

Cressida's Autumn Equinox Letter

"Perhaps at this equinox we can be aware
of our differences but balance this with
knowing how much we also share."

The Autumn Equinox letter from Cressida Pryor, FOI Foundation Center Steward, may be read at the following link:

 

 

September 18, 2018

FOI Attunement Reminder

 
This month's attunement with the Foundation Center Temple will be on:
Thursday, September 20th at 9am GMT
 
From Cáit Branigan, Rainbow Circle of Brigid: 
"The next Temple attunement is on Thursday 20th September at 9am Irish time. If you would like any prayers to be included and would like to have a ribbon placed on the prayer tree, please see the instructions on this page: FOI Prayer Tree

We would love to have you tune in and join us. Here are some photos from the last attunement!
 




(All photos copyright Cáit Branigan:  Temple Prayer Tree, Shrine of Dana, High Altar, Well Chapel of Brigid)

September 12, 2018

Fellowship of Isis 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."


Archival link:
Fellowship of Isis Prayers & Blessings

(Prayer and drawing of Winged Isis and Osiris by Olivia Robertson, photo from Foundation Center Temple by Minette Quick: all copyrights reserved)

September 1, 2018

September Oracle: Goddess Hertha

 
"Whenever the longing heart turns to the Mother,
there I take up my abode."
 
This month's Oracle features the Goddess Hertha, with audio of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson.  You may read and listen to it at this link:
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia in the Cave of the Mothers, Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)

August 22, 2018

Sun enters Virgo

 
Blessings of the Sun in Virgo!  The Shrine of Virgo is located outside of the Cave of the Mothers in the Foundation Center Temple.  Click on the link below for audio of Olivia Robertson giving a meditation:

Meditation on the Window of Virgo
(mp3  / 7 min / 1.62 mb) 

Audio transcript: "We shut our eyes and still our minds. We see before us in the distance a hill crowned with a beautiful Temple surrounded by myriads of stars. We mount the hill by a winding path. We are climbing up to the Temple of the Zodiac. It is twelve-sided and pearl colored with long windows that glow with many colored lights. We are approaching a Gateway in the south-east, guarded by two bronze statues of Sphinxes - women to the waist, lions below, their wings reaching the roof. On the left of the Gateway is a spring from which a stream flows into the Temple through a conduit.
 
"We particularly examine the windows on either side of the doorway. On the left, is a window marked "Leo". The stained-glass depicts a naked woman surrounded by a Hawk, a Lioness, a Cow and a Winged God. On the window on the right, is a picture of a woman veiled from head to foot, holding an Ankh in her right hand, a scroll in her left. Over the window is the sign of Virgo, formed by two folded wings and the knot of Isis. The sign of Virgo looks like an "M" and you can form a loop in the center, the Knot of Isis.  Over the doorway is a bas-relief of a Sphinx, her lion's body facing the Leo window, her woman's face turning towards the window of Virgo. Her wings sweep downwards on either side of the entrance, forming two feathered curtains.
 
"Suddenly a powerful wind rushes through the Temple pushing open the Window of Virgo! Through it we see eight blazing stars shining through nebulae. Within this astral sphere of Virgo are the Isles of the Blest where we learn how to weave the future from the past, by using the present.
 
"Now I want you to visualize yourself passing through the Window of Virgo, the eight blazing stars, and we see islands of great beauty.  All may enter this place, the Isles of the Blest, but those who have done wrong, learn here how to expiate and make all well. How lovely are the islands.  There is music here, great beauty, nature spirits, wonderful animals.  Peaceful lions, deer, small animals playing around their feet, lionesses. . . The animals and birds here are intelligent.  You can communicate with them telepathically, as we can with Angels, Nature Spirits, Deity.  Do this. . learn. . learn how to be blest so we may attain this place even in sleep on earth.  You learn here the weaving, because we are the Fates, we create our own Fate.  They're not sinister ladies sitting on thrones being disagreeable to us.  We have to learn even how to turn evil into good, which is wonderful because nothing's wasted you see - we can use the past now to create the present.  But you need help to do this and that is why we need to be in the Isles of the Blest.
 
"At first we feel overcome when we think of the harm we've done.. . maybe we've harmed animals or people.. .but now we see how we can 3-fold make up for it.  We can forgive others.  There's all of infinity to do good in.  There's much laughter here because nothing is more delightful than to recognize the Truth, and often it makes one laugh, at oneself, preferably.   All pretense vanishes here.  Now if you feel you have experienced this bliss of creation, of creating a better future for ourselves and our earth, you may now, I should think, feel like looking at the eight stars.. . you feel spiritual light pouring through you.  We learn here to center ourselves.  Now is the center of the circle around which time flows - past and present, like a stream flows around us - that is the secret.   We are not moving through time, we are ever the same in spirit - no, time is moving around us.  We are not moving through space, space is moving around us.  Feel this consciousness, this awareness.  You are in the center.  Time and space are flowing around you and you may therefore alter what happens.  This is the art of Creation."
 
"It is now time for us to return through the Window of Virgo.  Leave by this Window of Virgo, come back through the window.  We all return to the holy Temple, changed - even a little."



(Shrine of Virgo by M.E.K., photo and audio copyright reserved.)

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August 14, 2018

Fellowship of Isis Attunement Reminder

 
This month's attunement with the Foundation Center Temple will be on Thursday, August 16th, at 9-10am GMT
 
As written in the Lughnasadh issue of Isian News, Isian Voices"As most members of the Fellowship of Isis will know, Olivia [Robertson] decided upon an attunement time for the global Fellowship community of 6:30-8:30 GMT, every morning and evening.  Attunement times are a wonderful way of reconnecting to our hearth shrines, our Iseums, to one another and, most importantly, to the Goddess. They allow us a moment of pause in a busy and chaotic world, to realign our hearts, minds and soul to our true vocation, whatever its outer expression. It allows us to pause in the embrace of the wings of Isis, in the deep serenity and peace of the Divine in all of its manifestations. To complement the morning attunement, we will be adding a monthly attunement time from 9am to 10am Irish time, when a Priestess will open the temple and remain in reflection for the period of the attunement. This will hopefully facilitate a deeper connection between the global membership and the temple at the Foundation Centre, allowing the energy to flow to you from the temple and from the temple to you. Although this happens at all times anyway, we are hoping to provide the space for a conscious communion."
 

If this time is not convenient for you, please attune when you can. "Members and others may attune at any time to our Rainbow Network, knowing that somewhere the Goddess is being invoked and her Blessings sent forth."  (Olivia Robertson, "Maya") 
 
This monthly attunement is being provided in addition to the usual FOI attunement times of 6:30-8:30 GMT, morning and evenings.  A time zone converter may be found at this site:

 
(High Altar, Foundation Center Temple,  ©  Minette Quick)

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August 8, 2018

Festival Report: Lughnasadh

"We were reminded that within the
harvested wheat sheaf contains the seeds
of the new and of what is yet to come."
 
The full report on the Lughnasadh Festival at the FOI Foundation Center may be read by clicking on the following link:



(Photo of the Shrine of Dana, Foundation Center Temple, © Minette Quick.)

August 1, 2018

Oracle for August


"Seek for the buried treasure of the earth,
the jewels of Wisdom and Love."

The Oracle for August is from the Goddess Dana and is the Oracle included in the first FOI newsletter, the Summer of 1976.  You may read it in full by clicking here:

 
 
(Goddess Dana by Olivia Robertson, Foundation Center Temple. Photo © Minette Quick.)
 

July 31, 2018

Lammas Letter from Cressida Pryor

"It is proposed that the Rainbow Circle will hold
regular gatherings to update information,
to have discussions and to
foster a sense of engagement and inclusion."

The Lammas letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor is now available by clicking on the following link:




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July 23, 2018

Sun enters the sign of Leo


Happy Sun in Leo! Above is the Shrine of Leo in the Temple of Isis at the FOI Foundation Center. Click on the link below to listen to Olivia Robertson call upon the Goddess Sekhmet, the Lion Goddess, during ritual:

Olivia invokes Sekhmet
(mp3 file/1:15 min./299kb)

Audio transcript: "The sun leaves the crab, Cancer and enters the sign of Leo of the lion Goddess Sekhmet.  Sekhmet is the Goddess of the mysterious lion power, which is within us all.. . 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 by Minette Quick. Audio by the FOI Homepage.  All copyrights reserved.)


July 22, 2018

Lughnasadh Newsletter

 
The Lughnasadh issue of the FOI Foundation Center newsletter is now online.  You may access it from the following page:
 
 
 
 
(Banner by Pamela Currey, © photo by Minette Quick)