October 10, 2017

Tara of the Oracles

 
"Tara of the Oracles, The Alchemical Twins Face the Fates" is now available in paperback.  It includes 26 Liturgy rites and 14 illustrations by Olivia Robertson.
 
Olivia wrote in the introduction: "Now I propose taking the twins on a zodiac pilgrimage through the Tarot, because this brings them into contact with fellow pilgrims. They start off alone and end as part of a spiritual family. Well, that is to be hoped! If they fail – they can always try again. There is all the time in the world."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon.com (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time on our website:

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October 1, 2017

Oct. Oracle: Radha

 
"When you invoke the Goddess, you may not succeed
unless you awaken the Goddess within yourself!"
 
The Oracle for October is from the Goddess Radha.  You may read it in full and listen to audio by clicking on the link below: 
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson in the Cave of the Mothers, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick.)

September 26, 2017

Autumn Equinox Festival


The bell then tolled, inviting the company to enter
through Persephone's gate and gather at the Well
for some timely words from Venus, Goddess
of Love, on 'The Opening of the Heart's Rose'.
 
Click below to read the full report on the Autumn Festival at the Foundation Center:
 



(photo, Brigid's Well, Foundation Center Temple © M. Quick.)

September 22, 2017

Equinox and Sun in Libra


Blessings of the Equinox and Sun entering Libra!  The photo of the Shrine of Libra was taken at the Foundation Center Temple, showing a statue of the Goddess Etain, carved by David Durdin-Robertson. You may also hear Olivia Robertson give a meditation on the "Window of Libra" by clicking the link below:

The Window of Libra
(mp3 file: 5:30 minutes / 1.25mb)

Audio transcript:
"How honored we are to be climbing the hill towards the Temple of the Zodiac. As we gaze at the stars wheeling around us, we realize that each star is the home of Divine intelligences and even mightier Beings and Deities who preside over whole galaxies. Is beyond our believing, yet each of us has a spark of star within us and we belong to the body of the Cosmic Mother. On we climb, up the hill, and we reflect that as each star is haven of Deities, bright beings we may become, yet there are also planets encircling, which are planetary schools for us, as is our Earth. We face the south-west portal of the Temple. It is flanked by mighty winged Sphinxes. Pass the Sphinxes and we enter. Look upon the twelve walls, these beautiful stained-glass windows are each crowned with a sign of the Zodiac.

"Come to the west window surrounded by the seventh sign, Libra: the scales of equal day and night, autumn and spring. The picture shows a Goddess beneath an Aspen tree, cradling the Yin-Yang egg. Think of a Goddess cradling it. The Consort of the Goddess encircles Her with His arms. Below we read the ancient words: 'The aspen will detain, The egg will all explain; Seek not; yourself be sought. All other search in vain.'

"A mighty wind rushes through the Temple, throwing open the window - feel this wind pouring through. We see through it the glittering constellation of Libra with its 28 stars. The star Se Han forms the south-western pan of the scales. Approach the window! Look at the constellation of Libra and enter into entirely other landscape of soft beauty, into this happy land of the Goddess Kwan Yin, full of all we have ever longed for, land of our heart's longing. Here we have the company of those we love, forever - or - as long as we choose. We make our own space and time in Infinity. Here grow the Peaches of Immortality. Taste them if you can find them. Those who have tasted these peaches may ever return, if they have the will to do so.

"Here, all are reconciled: love and truth, philosophy and religion, peace and activity. Above all we find harmony within ourselves and with others. Here is harmony with all Nature. Judgment is not judging others: it is having the judgment to bring harmony so there's no loss to any. Peace can only come with justice. Let us do justice to ourselves, and so we will be just to all, and so the Law of Love and Harmony prevails.  Thus, in harmony with ourselves, we are part of the Cosmos and the Music of the Spheres."


Archival links:
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(Shrine of Libra, Foundation Center Temple, photo and audio copyright reserved)

September 20, 2017

From Cressida: Autumn Equinox Letter

 
"Beloved Isis may we create the circle of enabling love,
where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; 
And forge that circle to make it wider still
until it includes and embraces all beings."
 
The Autumn Equinox letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor, has just been uploaded.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:
 
 

September 10, 2017

Isian Blessings

 
"Isis is here. Isis protects, loves, cares for us."
Olivia Robertson




("Isis Is Here", cover of FOI manual, copyright Olivia Robertson.)


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September 5, 2017

Ishtar of the Starry Heavens


"Ishtar of the Starry Heavens, Shape-Shifting of the Alchemical Twins" is available in paperback.  It includes twelve rites, with corresponding introductions and nine illustrations by Olivia Robertson. 
 
Olivia wrote: "To understand the evolution of life and form we need Spiritual Alchemy. Empathy brings Omni-Presence, the awareness and identification with all that is. We need not lose our own individual souls when we become One with All that is. The Divine Mother is within us all, and protects each soul, whether lamb or elephant, hawk or cow. Giving birth is a microcosm of the Birth of the Universe."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon.com (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time on our website:
 
 

September 1, 2017

September Oracle

 
"The way to experience love is to enjoy the small part
of love for others which you already possess!"
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Venus. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

August 28, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Prayer

 
"We thank you our Holy Mother Isis
for your Love, Beauty and Truth,
which surround us now and evermore." 
 
 
 
(FOI Prayer by Olivia Robertson, photo of the Foundation Center High Altar, copyright M. Quick.)
 
 
 

August 22, 2017

Sun in Virgo

 
Blessings of the Sun in Virgo!  Olivia Robertson wrote this about the Constellation of Virgo:  
 
 "Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica! Above her, Bootes drives the wain around the Pole Star and by him are Virgo's loyal hounds, the Canes Venatici. Centaurus, half man, half horse, is below her hand, tamed by her gentleness. The Virgin shines above the sea monster Hydra, who bears on his mighty coils Corvus, the Prophetic Crow and Crater, the Mystic Cup. The Libran Goddess stands nearby, weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales, while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."


(Quote from the book "Sophia".  Photo of the Shrine of Virgo at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)


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August 20, 2017

Solar Eclipse Blessings

 
To celebrate the solar eclipse, here is an archival audio clip of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Hathor:

(mp3 / 1:36mins / 379kb)

 Audio transcript:"The sun is our Heaven, yours and mine. Every dawn you see it rise and it culminates, and then it appears to leave you, sinking in the West. But in reality it is always there, awaiting you. For all of you are children of the sun. Your solar bodies are hidden in earthly flesh, as the sun is hidden during an eclipse. It is through your solar bodies of light and warmth that you hear not only the voices of those attuned to you on earth, but you also begin to receive words from the whole Company of Heaven. Your vision extends to seeing the divine form of myriad-colored Deities, and your minds are enabled to understand their spiritual teachings. Listen then for the voices of the Goddesses and Gods, and allow your vision to accept their presence. When the sun shines at day you do the works of earth: but when the outer sun is hidden in night, then is it time for your souls to awaken. The solar Spirit that shines in each of you and in all beings shines forth in glory!"

 
("The Sun Goddess Awakens" drawing by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

August 14, 2017

Lime Tree Avenue: Foundation Center

 
 
Quote from the booklet "Clonegal Castle", by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
 
"The trees forming the Front Avenue are mainly Lime trees with a few Sycamore; they were planted in 1680 from France. In 1933 Mr. Fitzpatrick, of the Forestry Department, included some of these for measurement. Two of them, on the right side, looking down from the castle were found to be 110 feet, the tallest recorded lime and sycamore in Ireland at that time."
 
 
Archival Link:
 
 
(Photo copyright Durdin-Robertson, Huntington/Clonegal Castle)

August 7, 2017

Foundation Center Lughnasadh Festival

 
"And framed perfectly between the trees, a distant view of Mt. Leinster
looks down in blessing upon the Rose Garden, this special place
where we celebrate the love and unity at the Heart of the Fellowship,
represented by the many faiths of our members worldwide."
 
Click on the link below to read Minette Quick's report on the Lughnasadh festival at the Foundation Center:




(2011 photo of Goddess Hebe statue with Mt. Leinster in the distance. The Durdin-Robertson family have since transformed this area into a traditional Rose Garden laid out within low box hedges and gravelled walkways.)