January 19, 2017

Sun in Aquarius

 
Blessings of the Sun in Aquarius!  The Shrine of Aquarius at the Foundation Center Temple is dedicated to the Japanese Sun Goddess, Amaterasu No Kami. 

Olivia Robertson wrote in the book, "Sophia":

"Let us visualise the constellation called by the Ancients, Aquarius. For to our forebears the dome of the sky was a picture of living hieroglyphs set there by the Deities. From their starry homes they deemed that their Teachers came to teach them through the language of symbols. So they offered the Deities their beautiful images, which they saw as they lay on desert sands or groves, gazing upon the sky at night. And they offered the Deities pictures that they painted through their visionary eyes. They imagined a great white winged horse, Pegasus, flying through the sky above a starry sea. Below him in the sea of heaven swam two intertwining fish, Pisces. And from a stream entering the sea they discerned a maiden whom they called Hebe or Ganymeda, or a youth, Ganymede drawing the stream's water into a pitcher and then pouring forth the water in bounty, in two starry streams. . .

"And the Star Deities delighted in the rich imaginings of youthful humanity, springing as dreams do from their original genius. When Deities visited aspiring humans, they used these ever changing pictures crossing the starry skies as an unfolding scroll of symbols. They instructed humanity through these symbols, so unveiling Divine Truths. They taught that every star is linked to each and every creature by means of interweaving radiations from the auras of Star Deities. The greater contains the lesser, which is of its substance, and nothing is alien in the universe. The lesser is a microcosm of the greater. In this earth is buried our past, and our future extends to the stars!"

 
 
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January 16, 2017

Castle Snowfall


From the Oracle of Dana:

"Each snow crystal manifests its individual pattern of Deity.
And this is what is meant by the immanence of the Divine Spirit." 




(East Wing of the Foundation Center; photo and liturgy quote by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

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January 9, 2017

Art highlight: The Raven Speaks


Olivia Robertson writes in the Oracle of The Morrigan:
 
"Remember: my messenger is the blue-black Raven."



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('The Raven Speaks' artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

January 1, 2017

January Oracle

 
"For in My future lies both My present and My past;
for the greater contains the lesser:
and in my great age of aeons
lies My youth and My Queenship."
 
The Oracle for the month of January is from the Goddess Morrigan.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:
 
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson, copyright P. Sudheer, with additional cropping by this site)

December 31, 2016

Blessed 2017!

 
Lawrence Durdin-Robertson wrote in 'Juno Covella' - December 31st entry:
 
"Hestia, Vesta. Ever-living flame of the hearth.
Life is eternal, and manifests - by rebirth through the Mothers.
Fires and candles re-lighted from past flame.
Life renewal."


('The Fiery Mother' artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)


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December 27, 2016

The Dark Moons of Winter

 
Listen to a short audio clip of Olivia Robertson during a past FOI ritual:
 
Dark Moons of Winter - Audio
(mp3 / 21 sec. / 85kb)
 
Audio transcript: 
"The dark moons of winter bring initiation to the soul who would penetrate the Abyss, and so learn the occult knowledge of the Tree of Life, which bears the Spheres as its fruit - the Spheres of Being!" 
 
 
(photo by Dennis Murphy of Logic Reality. audio by FOI Homepage, all copyrights reserved)
 
 
 
 

December 21, 2016

Shrine of Capricorn

 
Happy Solstice Sun in Capricorn!  Olivia Robertson wrote in the book, "Sophia":
 
"Companions, let us contemplate the Constellation of Capricorn! Behold, it emerges from the Sea of Heaven, the primordial abyss from which all life is drawn. Within it swim Pisces Australis and Aquarius. and above flies the eagle Aquila. Beyond ascends the starry Northern Swan Cygnus, spreading wide its wings. Nearby are the twin souls, fair Vega, maiden of the Lyre, and Altair, the youth of Aquila, separated by the milky way. As is told in the Orient, the Weaver Maid and the Shepherd, may only meet once a year, over a bridge of magpies. So do our souls long for completion, the union of darkness and light, dreams and activity, the past and future, in eternal reality. . . let us contemplate the Mystery of Capricorn and Terra."

 
 
(photo copyright M. Quick.  Shrine of Capricorn at the Foundation Center Temple. The tapestry of the Goddess of the Well Chapel, Brigid na Mara overlooks the Well-Wishers, the Sidhe of Water and Earth.)


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December 20, 2016

Cressida Pryor: Solstice Letter

 
"We are, after all, our relationships, with each other,
with our creature companions and the world of nature. . .
our interrelationship with Eternal Wisdom
with Sophia and the Divine feminine."
 
Click below to read Cressida Pryor's Winter Solstice Letter to the  FOI:

 
 
 

December 18, 2016

Fellowship of Isis Winter Festival

"At all times of year the energy unfailingly
rises to greet us as we process the grounds."

Minette Quick writes of the Winter Solstice Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center Temple on December 17th:

 
 
 
 
(The Castle Yew Walk, photo © J.D. Mabbott)

December 9, 2016

Nuit of the Milky Way


"Nuit of the Milky Way" by Olivia Robertson is now available in paperback. Olivia wrote in the introduction: 
 
"In these rites, the Apprentices working for these final degrees I call Elaine and Aiden, the Questing Twins. Their Guide, adopting various guises, is the Shaman Time Traveller – Hermes – Merlin – Ariadne – Odin – who guides those of us who long for spiritual adventure. The Questing Twins' journey is to have a Vision Quest through the starry portals of the zodiac, inspired by the given Oracle from 'Sybil.' Within their own chosen shrine they enter trance, under the guidance of their own Priestly Alchemical Teacher. The alchemical answer brought through the Mysteries of Isis, and other transforming Goddesses, comes from the Motherhood of the Goddess."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon (or any other bookstore), and public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time in the Online Library section of our website.


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December 1, 2016

Fellowship of Isis December Oracle


"Every heart is united with all hearts through the spheres
with the warmth of Love. Yet every being and atom calleth
to the others through unique quality that is its essence."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Muth. 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 copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

November 29, 2016

Letter from Cressida Pryor


"The FOI looks beyond its own ‘nest’ recognising
the intrinsic truth at the core of all world faiths."

Click below to read the Samhain letter from Cressida Pryor, FOI Steward of the Fellowship of Isis:

 

November 24, 2016

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