August 10, 2020

Invocations of Sekhmet and Ptah


Invocations of Sekhmet and Ptah by Olivia Robertson from a past rite:


Transcript (mp3 / 1.1 mb / 1:09 mins):  
"I invoke the Goddess Sekhmet of the Midday Sun. Mother of the Goddess Maunet and of the God Nefertum; Source of All Souls, Mighty in Enchantment, may your Lion Power transform our violence into the gold of Love. . .  The creation of beauty in myriad forms brings about the regeneration of the passions, however dangerous. Without emotion creation is not possible.   I invoke the God Ptah, Consort of Sekhmet, Lord of Creation, Architect of the Universe. Thou who brings harmony to atoms and galaxies, achieving order from chaos, draw us back into the practice of the sacred Arts, that we may join in your Cosmic Creation."


(© artwork by Olivia Robertson; photo by Minette Quick; audio by the FOI Homepage Archive; copyrights reserved)

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August 1, 2020

August Oracle: Goddess Rhea



"In my laughter is heard the happy 
music of the constellations."

The Oracle for August is from the Goddess Rhea and includes audio of Olivia Robertson from a past rite.  Read and listen to it by clicking on the link below:

 

(photo of O. Robertson, © Durdin-Robertson)

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July 31, 2020

Cressida Pryor: Lammas Letter


"So I suggest a pause to consider what harvest 
we can be grateful for in these strange times…"

The latest seasonal letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor, has been uploaded here:

July 21, 2020

Sun in Leo


Blessings of the Sun in Leo! Above is the Shrine of Leo at the FOI Foundation Center. Click on the link below and listen to Olivia Robertson call upon the Lion Goddess Sekhmet from a past rite:
  
(mp3 / 50sec. / 198kb)

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.)


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July 10, 2020

Prayer to Ishtar


Listen to Olivia Robertson speak a prayer to Ishtar from a past rite:

(mp3 / 44 sec. / 349 kb)

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, Foundation Center Temple by Minette Quick)

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July 1, 2020

July FOI Oracles

ORACLE OF THE WINGED ISIS

Invocation: 
Divine Goddess Isis, whose outspread wings promise protection in spiritual flights, bring us through the starry spheres of being to our eternal home.

Oracle: 
You have wings yourself. Without spiritual growth you will never fly with the wings of another, even a Goddess. The fledgling bird is pushed from the nest by its mother, not from rejection but from love for its own individual being.

The time of change is at hand. Humanity is discovering wings of the divine spirit, enjoyed by angels. The fledgling soul learns to transcend not only the speed of light to distant galaxies, but to experience greater spheres of consciousness. But take heed. For perfect balance you need two wings - you attain your true being through heart and mind, Love and Truth. But to fly successfully, you need your home to spring from and your haven to return to after your soul's flight! 

Then my wings will enfold you to your deep content.


ORACLE OF HORUS THE GOLDEN EYE

Invocation:  
Horus of the horizon, mighty hawk whose all-seeing eye looks into our souls, save us from self-deception and delusions of grandeur. Help us to face ourselves.

Oracle: 
Too frequently your problem is not self-pride but self-hatred. Yet these two go together. If you seek power, you need to learn submission. You search for the object of your love, yet forget to offer love! You may conquer great empires throughout the stars, yet omit to conquer your own passions. Your first essay in the flight of the hawk is to know your own limitations. Otherwise you will become confused and dispirited. Learn with the eye of discernment where you wish to travel to! Do not be guided by some teacher, some book, some tradition. Your soul's flight is too important to be dominated by another's guidance, however noble. Your only true guide is yourself, that spark of which you inherit like Myself from the Divine Body of Nuit, Mother of All.

My Golden Eye is within your own self. It is the eye of Truth


Fellowship of Isis Oracle of the Month:


(© paintings on glass by Olivia Robertson of Isis and Hathor, Osiris and Horus; Foundation Center Temple; photos by Minette Quick.)

June 20, 2020

Solstice Sun in Cancer


Blessings of the Solstice and the Sun in Cancer.  Listen to Olivia Robertson giving the intent of a past Summer rite at the Foundation Center by clicking below:

(mp3 / 372 kb / 47 sec)

Audio transcript:
"Here it is my task now, to declare the intention of this Solstice ceremony.  The intention is to blend the feminine, gentle, rays of the Moon with the over-active, masculine energies of the Sun.  So that the feminine Sun - the warmth of the heart - be made more manifest, and the psychic powers of men in the Moon be enhanced.  So the balance of Cancer, the 6 and the 9 - Yin and Yang - may be brought about."


(© photo of the Shrine of Cancer, Foundation Center Temple by Minette Quick.  The statue is of the Goddess Juno; paintings by Olivia Robertson of Thalia/Muse of Comedy, and the Mermaid Derceto; audio by the FOI Homepage; all copyrights reserved)

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June 16, 2020

Cressida Pryor: Summer Letter


A Summer Solstice letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor, in which she shares portions of correspondence from Olivia Robertson from her trip to Egypt in 1975 - just one year before the Fellowship of Isis was founded.


June 13, 2020

We Invoke Thy Grace



"Holiest of the Holy, great Goddess Isis, perpetual comfort of mankind, thou whose beautiful grace nourishes the whole world. Whose heart turns towards all those in sorrow and tribulation, as a mother's to her children, we invoke thy grace. Hallow our shrines with thy protecting wings that bringeth shade to the weary of heart, jubilation to the distressed and rest to sufferers. Bring vision and healing, thou who with thy breath bringeth the dead to life: thou friend of Thoth, bring us wisdom. As thou dist restore thy husband the God Osiris, bring us also thy everlasting love and life."



(© From "Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson; photo of High Altar, Foundation Center Temple by Minette Quick; copyrights reserved.)


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June 1, 2020

Fellowship of Isis Oracle of the Month

"Through the gateway of dreams you shall 
reap the harvest of past and future lives, 
and gain the seeds of your own Divinity."

The FOI Oracle for June is from the Goddess Atlanta.  You may read it in full and listen to audio of Olivia Robertson by clicking on the link below:


Please also see our previous blog post for a photo of the Goddess Atlanta statue on the Castle grounds.


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

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May 27, 2020

Castle Grounds


The Foundation Center Castle grounds are open once again from 11am-5pm. For more information, please see their website: 




(© Statue of Atlanta, S. Durdin-Robertson, copyright reserved)

May 20, 2020

Sun in Gemini


Blessings of the Sun in Gemini.  Click on the link below to listen to Olivia Robertson leading a meditation on the "Window of Gemini" from a past rite:

(mp3 / 3:16 min / 765kb)

Audio transcript:
"We reach the window of Gemini. The picture shows a young man and woman embracing each other, their wings reaching upwards to two stars. They head a spiral procession of twins winding like a serpent through indigo space. Each, man and woman, twins. Suddenly a wind blows open the window and we see the constellation of Gemini itself. Hear the words of Meylo Moya, Sage of the Builders of Zimbabwe. 

"Look for the Star! That star does not rise, nor does it set: it holds a fixed place beyond the clouds. O seeker, know that this Nature in which you live and labour is the battleground of the Gods of Storm. Not until you dominate strife will the clouds of fury lift, and the Star illumine the sleeping earth. Then while the Star flames upon the way may you rest with Peace and raise the veil from Her Face. Ngisi kuve hambaseke kahlese! Which in arcane Bantu means: Follow thou after Peace.'

"Look upon the orange star, Pollux, of the Gemini twins. Within its aegis is the Heaven of Zimbas. Its rulers are the Rain Queens, each known as Queen Mujaji: 'She who must be obeyed.' 

"Now, gaze upon the other star of Gemini, light years apart and yet one to our vision: the white star Castor. Within its pure light dwell Mawu and Li-Sa, first of the seven twin deities. Hear the words of the Berber sage Meylo Moya: 'I mounted seven steps of Rainbow Crystal in the Temple, and three more of Opal. And I knelt and adored the Sacred Star. And the crystal pavement of the Temple became a pool, clear as a perfect mirror reflecting the midnight sky. And I heard these words: If thou wouldst be perfect, O servant of Life, thou must dwell in the Light and work in the Shadow. Ili Tongo ka lase nwaya zu ze esu nka dhlineni. May thou and the United All dwell together in Eternity.’

"Ponder upon the wisdom of ancient Africa.”


(© Shrine of Vesta-Gemini, Foundation Center Temple photo by Minette Quick; audio by the FOI Homepage; copyrights reserved)

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May 13, 2020

Vision of Pele


Olivia Robertson wrote the following about her vision of the Goddess Pele in October of 2007:

"I was wakened by the appearance of a woman who had the power and presence of a Goddess. She had very dark hair, black touched with bronze, which surrounded her head with large rich curls. Her body was gold-bronze. I saw Her in profile which was strong, with fine nose and determined chin. Her eyebrows were thick and black, her eyes dark, and her lips were very full and indented at the corners. Here I feel, I should not give her message. She gave me a circular mirror of Prophecy – a gift from the Goddess Mahina of the Moon. However, what was particularly wonderful was that she brought a flow of diamond and crystal points of white light – in a dome shape on top of my head – thus opening my crown chakra. I had thought that this had happened already, but not in this brilliant and orderly way, resembling Far Eastern tiaras.

"I received the word 'Loa'. I can equate this with my experience of Yemaya of the Ocean, which I was given in 2005. What I understand is this. The Loas – Nature deities – do not punish us for wrong-doing. But the earth herself and all her elements are part of our own being. When we transgress the laws of love and goodness, this produces repercussions throughout earth. After various turbulences – possibly an axis shift – a new and nobler humanity will emerge from the old, as the veil between our physical earth and the etheric realm will dissolve. Hence there will be no 'death' but soul transference. We only die because we identify with our physical bodies. So there is hope. And creativity will pour forth in rainbow beauty."


(© "Pele, Goddess of Inner Sun" art by Olivia Robertson, photo by Minette Quick; copyrights reserved)

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May 6, 2020

Remembering Lawrence Durdin-Robertson


Today we honor Olivia's brother and FOI co-founder, Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, on what would have been his 100th birthday.  (May 6, 1920)  Click on the audio link below to hear how he described his own background:



Audio transcript (mp3/1:32 min/361 kb):
“I started as the Church of Ireland, or as we call Anglican, as an Anglican. I suppose one approaches. . . everyone is basically interested in religion, and their first approach is through their religion to which they were born, and as I say I was born into the Church of Ireland, the Anglican Church. And then my horizon broadened and I became interested in many other religions, and so many of them the last 150 years have been prevented, Indian, Chaldean, Egyptian, Japanese, the old Norse and Celtic, and so on - that my horizon broadened, so I became – actually I call it – a Universalist, believing in all the religions, but particularly of course, the fair feminine aspect, which is now very much coming into the fore again. Of course you get that in Christianity, particularly in the cult of the Divine Wisdom, Sophia, that you get of course in the Hebrew Bible, Hakma, but also in the Virgin Mary. So there isn’t really such a gap because the Virgin Mary has many of the titles as the Goddess Isis. Isis represents all women and corresponds to all the Great Goddesses or in fact, every Goddess, or every woman to that extent."

The Life and Works of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
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(©  photo from the Occult Experience video, created with permission; audio by the FOI Homepage; all copyrights reserved.)

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May 1, 2020

Fellowship of Isis Oracle for May


"However, do not fear, 
though there is much to be feared! 
Only fear self-deception. 
For in reality Truth bears the most 
beautiful face of all the Deities."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Neith. Click below to read and listen to audio of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson & Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:




(© photo of Olivia and Lawrence at Foundation Center Temple by Peter Doyle, copyright reserved)


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