August 22, 2014

Sun in Virgo

 
Happy Sun in Virgo!  Above is a photo of the Shrine of Virgo, with flanking Egyptian hangings. "Isis raising Osiris" is the central statue. It was carved by David Durdin-Robertson when he was 16 and many years later, Olivia painted Her gold.
 
Archival link:
 
 
(Photo by M. Quick, with additional cropping by this site)

August 19, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Daily Prayer


Fellowship of Isis Daily Prayer

"Holy Goddess Isis, Mother of all beings, come to our hearts.
Grant us, Thy children, Love and Joy, Wisdom and Abundance.
We offer Thee our loving care for all who are born of Thee."



(Isis and Osiris altar, mirror paintings and prayer by Olivia Robertson, photo by Minette Quick)


Archival Link: FOI Prayers and Blessings

August 15, 2014

Audio Gallery

 
Three more recordings of Olivia Robertson reading (and commenting) on her Reflections articles have been added to the Audio Gallery.  These are in mp3 format and are large files (between 7-11 minutes long), so high speed internet is recommended.  Transcripts of each article are also included.  To listen/read go to this link and click on the "Olivia Robertson - Reflections" section:




(photo of Olivia Robertson with her gold microphone by Dennis Murphy, copyright reserved.)

August 10, 2014

We Reap to Share


Many blessings on this full moon in Aquarius, the lunar Lammas.  This artwork by Olivia Robertson is entitled "We Reap to Share". 

Olivia also wrote in her book "Psyche":  "I invoke Thee, Ala, Goddess of the earth, Source of mortality! Thou who art adored by the lbo People of Nigeria as Protector of the harvest, guide us to feed the starving millions upon our earth, by filling our souls with good intention and energy to act! Thou Who art Queen of the World of Spirits, feed our souls that we may acknowledge the souls of all beings."



Archival Links:
Online Art Gallery of Olivia Robertson
Fellowship of Isis Online Liturgy

August 8, 2014

Message to Fellowship of Isis Members

I have been asked if this message could be sent out to members on the Fellowship websites from Olivia's Great Niece Pamela who, as many may know, lives in Clonegal with her family and looked after her for several years, and was very dear to her.   Minette (Hon. Sec. Circle of Brigid)
                                
Message:
Sincere apologies to all friends who contacted Olivia by post, but may have received no reply during the last few months of her life last year. We thank you all for your kindness.

It was a period of convalescence and contemplation for her and in many ways she withdrew and focused her intentions on the inner world.

Pamela Currey

August 5, 2014

Urania, Ceremonial Magic of the Goddess


"Urania: Ceremonial Magic of the Goddess" is the latest of the Fellowship of Isis liturgy now available in paperback. You may find it through Amazon's online bookstore, or ordered through any other bookstore or library.  It is also always available to be read in its entirety for free through our website.
 
Olivia Robertson writes in the Introduction:
"The glory of Magic is that the Practitioner may attain co-creation with the Deities. The Magic Wand is the paint-brush, the Magic Circle is the canvas and the pigments are living rays. The forms conjured may through Invocation become animated: and causes imagined within the mind may produce effects on many levels through the law of Octaves. . . The wise Practitioner honours the Divinity of Goddesses and Gods, before every Rite by some act, such as the offering of incense. The Deity or Deities are not impersonal archetypes or personified ideals formulated by human beings, but are transcendental Beings who through Their own use of the Archetypes and Virtues, control the Universe through the Angelic Hierarchy. It is wise for the Magician to describe the Deity and the Virtues associated with such a Being, and the work expected of the Devotees. A God and Goddess by very definition must be good, and so have divine attributes. Hence the Practitioner has complete faith both in the Deities and in Guardian Angels and Helpers. The intention of the ceremony must also be good. . . The Rites in this Liturgy are not subjective, though they have subjective elements. The Powers described have been experienced, the visions seen, the effects gained through causes put into operation. And here we have the great division between those who have experienced magic through clairvoyance, clairaudience, levitation, telekinesis, mystical awakening - one or any of these - and those who have not. 'Those who know' cannot prove, cannot explain, cannot convince. All they can do is to provide a rainbow bridge whereby those who long for magical experience may attain some of this alchemical gold, obtained through transmutation of elements from one sphere to another."

Related Links:
Online Bookstore
FOI Homepage Online Liturgy

August 1, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Oracle for August

 
"Wherever you love, at home, in your place of work,
in your shrine, in a wood, there am I.
For I am at the Centre."
 
The Oracle for this month is dedicated to the memory of Rt. Rev. Loreon Vigne. You may read it here and also listen to an audio file of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson, copyright Alice Smeets.)
 

July 27, 2014

Fellowship of Isis Lughnasad Festival, Foundation Center Temple

 
LUGHNASAD FESTIVAL 26th July 2014, at FOUNDATION CENTRE

Presented by Members of the Priesthood & Circle of Brigid
A lovely programme had been planned
and we were delighted to welcome Cressida Pryor,
the Fellowship’s Steward to be with us again.

We also had some special visitors from Sweden who brought great joy to the occasion as they had asked a member of the priesthood to celebrate a hand-fasting ceremony for them in the Temple before the main ceremony, which I was privileged to witness and found very moving.

The weather which had been extremely hot and humid during the week was cool and inviting and though showers had been forecast, we were able to sing and process the familiar route beneath the famous Yew Walk, on down through the grounds invoking first Dana in the Druid’s Grove, then Tara in Her Abbey, followed by an invocation by her priestess of Persephone - who guards the Garden Gate to the Temple, but now looks out over the gardens from her tall and secure plinth from inside her shrine. Perhaps she is determined to stay in our hearts with us throughout the whole year from now on!

Entering the Temple the atmosphere was most beautiful due to the dedicated work of members of the priesthood who have loved giving it care over these past months. We are committed to continue with this work which will offer welcome and blessing to all who come to Huntington to visit it during the year and enjoy the tours of the Castle and grounds, which are offered in both summer and winter months now. For information see the website www.huntingtoncastle.com

Invocations to Deity and the Blessings of the Goddess were given to all who were gathered at Brigid’s Well; and there was a natural focus upon the riches of the ripening time of Lughnasad in this hemisphere. It was good to see some of our Irish members back home for a brief visit from abroad or from important ventures elsewhere in Ireland.

A heart-rending Oracle from the Goddess Isis was given in Her Temple by her priestess. “You are all Gods” she cried and begged us to be aware of where thinking ill of others in our daily lives can lead. It is a source of great sorrow to her that so many of her children’s lives, both young and old, are being destroyed in the world at this time. She asked that we step back and realise that all conflict is essentially illusion and has no meaning from where she stands, and that peace is really possible when it starts in our own hearts.

This was quite a wake-up call, and it was clearly true, and during a most beautiful Journey offered by David de Roeck to the sounds of an enchanting oriental piece of music, we all entered a most peaceful and rich inner world and realised how blessed we were to be able to experience it in such a protective and supportive atmosphere together.

Amongst other gentle and delightful offerings was an Eastern Chant in which those who knew it could join, and Monica and Anna read us some of their beautiful and evocative poetry. This led us to the Mystery Play as it was also the time of Opet, celebrated in the Ancient Egyptian calendar by the Pharaoh and his Queen accompanying the statue of the Sun God in a barge on the Nile to Karnak and back to ensure a good harvest. This was played out under the direction of Anna by Luke and Alison, and was very much enjoyed by all.

I had been in touch with Linda Iles to send our condolences to the Circle of Isis on the loss of their much loved Arch-Priestess Loreon Vigne of Isis Oasis in California on July 17th; and she sent me a delightful little poem by Loreon, which plays on the name of Isis with a great sense of fun. So I took the liberty of sharing it. We are glad to hear that our sister centre, Isis Oasis, will continue to serve their community and indeed the whole region as both Loreon had hoped for the future, with the blessing and involvement of her family in the inspiring programme of events which are held there on a regular basis.

After the usual announcements, thanks were given to Deity, and healing/counselling sessions offered by the priesthood to those who wished to receive them, and the company repaired as usual to the newly-refurbished Osborne’s in the Village for our customary spread to enjoy each other’s company and rest awhile before setting off home.

Minette Quick
(Hon. Sec. Circle of Brigid)


Our loving thanks to Minette for sending her report of the festival and to all members of the Circle of Brigid and the FOI Priesthood of Clonegal Castle.
 
(photo of the Foundation Center Temple High Altar, copyright M.Quick)

July 22, 2014

The Sun enters Leo

 
Blessings of the Sun entering Leo! Hear Olivia Robertson call upon the Goddess Sekhmet, the Lion Goddess:

 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 of Olivia's artwork, "The Sphinx, the Lady and the Lion" copyright Minette Quick)


Archival Link: Online Audio Gallery

July 16, 2014

The Passing of Rt. Rev. Loreon Vigne

 
We are sad to inform that the Rt. Rev. Loreon Vigne passed to Spirit Sphere on July 15, 2014. Loreon was the founder of Isis Oasis and the Temple of Isis in Geyserville, California and was one of the charter members of the Fellowship of Isis Archpriesthood Union. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Loreon's family and friends.

Archival Link:  Loreon Vigne

(Photo of Loreon at Isis Oasis Temple, submitted by her many years ago.)