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)
 

November 21, 2016

Shrine of Sagittarius

 
Blessings of the Sun in Sagittarius!  Olivia wrote this about the constellation of Sagittarius in the book "Sophia": 
 
"Companions, behold the Archer, half man, half horse, whose stars were revered in Ancient Babylon and Chaldea, when the Winter Solstice was in this sign. The Archer rises above the Sea of Heaven, below the Tropic of Capricorn. He chases the Scorpion with his arrow, and is followed by the Sea Goat. Above him shine the lovers of the sky, Vega, the Weaver maid within the Lyre stars. She is separated by the Milky Way from her lover, the Shepherd Altair, who is within the Constellation of Aquila, the eagle. They can only meet once a year, by way of a bridge of sparrows! Above them flies the Swan, Cygnus. The horse, Equuleus, stands beneath Delphinus, the Dolphin. Each creature has its innate Divinity, and its particular path of transmutation."



(photo of the Shrine of Sagittarius, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick.)

November 14, 2016

Remembering Olivia Robertson

 
On the anniversary of her passing three years ago, please join us in lighting a candle for Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis.  Also, click on the link below to listen to audio of Olivia's message to the world in a past interview:
 
 
Audio transcript: 
“Be happy now. Don’t worry about if you were happy yesterday, or whether you will be happy tomorrow. . . eternity is between seconds. You find Deity, the Goddess, the God, now. And your home becomes your sanctuary. You have a sanctuary as your hearth – a candle, one candle, a stick of incense, wherever you are is Heaven. That’s what my message is – yes – wherever you are, should be Heaven.”


To learn more about Olivia Robertson:
Olivia Robertson Biography

 

 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy, Logic Reality.)
 

November 11, 2016

Fellowship of Isis Healing Prayer

 
"The Healing Wings of Isis
Protect, Enfold and Awaken you!"



(Prayer and illustration by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)



Archival Link:
FOI Prayers and Blessings (with audio)

November 7, 2016

Samhain Festival

 
"On this occasion we also offered our prayers to the
American Indian Deities, at the Shrine of Taurus,
in support of the brave souls in Dakota. . ."

Minette Quick writes about the Samhain Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center Temple this past weekend:


 


(Shrine of Taurus photo, copyright M. Quick)

November 1, 2016

Nov. Oracle: Goddess Sekhmet

 
"My Nature has its hidden symbols to guide you on your way."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Sekhmet.  It includes audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle - you may read and listen to it here:





(photo of Olivia Robertson at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Alice Smeets.)

October 28, 2016

Art highlight: The Morrigan



Olivia Robertson wrote in "Urania":

"The Cauldron of Plenty is bestowed by Morrigan the Maid, called Badb the Crow. The Badb appears to heroes in all her youthful loveliness as the Washer by the Ford. And the Ford is through that river which is at the World's End in the West, for beyond it lies the realm of the Sidhe, called Tir na nOg, Land of everlasting youth. This country is invisible to mortal eye, and lies below, upon and above the mighty Western ocean that once overwhelmed Atlantis. Its bells may be heard from the deeps, and the sound of maidens singing entice sailors to cast themselves from their ships to seek lost beauty. And the purple mountains reach into the sky with rainbow shafts of light that are pathways to the stars. When in your wanderings, you may come upon the Badb by a Ford washing dust and blood from your earthly armour, know that your time has come to cross the river of death to the other realm of the Sidhe. But fear not: Her cauldron of Plenty holds the food and drink of immortality. The Divine Virgin is ever compassionate: for those in need the cauldron is never empty."



Related link:  FOI Liturgy

(The Morrigan artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

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.)