December 31, 2007

New Photos added to Homepage

Happy New Year! We are celebrating by uploading new photographs that have recently been shared by Olivia Robertson, Minette Quick and T. Everett.

Over 70 new photos have been added throughout the various sections of the Foundation Center photo gallery, and we have added three new sections:

"Temple Paintings"
"Temple Batiks & Tapestries"
"The Town & River of Enniscorthy"

Here is the direct link to this photo gallery:

We hope you enjoy the new photos, and that everyone has a wonderful 2008!

November 19, 2007

Featured Book - Juno Covella

"Juno Covella" is the Perpetual Calendar of the Fellowship of Isis. Published in 1982 by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, it was "written in honour of the Goddesses of all nationalities and traditions." Juno Covella is arranged in the following chapters:

I. Goddesses of Chronological Eras
II. Goddesses of the Year
III. Goddesses of the Fixed Calendar
IV. Goddesses of the Moveable Calendar
V. Goddesses of the Days of the Month
VI. Goddesses of the Days of the Week
VII. Goddesses of the Hours of the Day

You may read Section III - Goddesses of the Fixed Calendar here, in PDF format: Juno Covella.

To order the complete book, go here: Order Form

September 8, 2007

Art Gallery Update

If you enjoy the artwork of Lady Olivia Robertson, you'll be happy to know that a new 2007 gallery has been added, including a preview of the cover of the next Isian News, entitled "Peacock Angel." You can always access the photo and art galleries via a link on the left side of every page within the Fellowship of Isis Homepage, or go directly to the art gallery here: Art of Olivia Robertson

August 30, 2007

Olivia Robertson's USA Tour

Olivia Robertson will be touring the United States from September 12 - November 11, 2007. The areas she will be visiting include: Chicago, IL; Altamont, NY; Long Beach, CA; Geyserville, CA; Hawaii; Navarre, FL; and Minneapolis, MN. Please see the Events section of the Fellowship of Isis Homepage for the entire schedule: FOI Events

June 18, 2007

Registration Archive Change

This announcement will appear in the next Isian News, but Lady Olivia wanted it announced early here:

In the spirit of decentralization, the Foundation Center at Clonegal Castle will no longer archive the registrations for the Fellowship of Isis. Instead, each Archpriesthood Member will archive their records at their own center, and share the information with inquirers as necessary.

The process to register a new FOI appointment or center remains the same: when a new title or center is certified, the Sponsor (person who issues the certificate) will contact a member of the Archpriesthood Union and submit that information. However, rather than sending the information on to the Foundation Center, the AU member will now keep it in her/his own personal Register.

Additional note added 9/19/07: The overseeing of an Archival Record is also being offered by the Rt. Rev. Deena Butta. This is a voluntary activity for our members, and is separate from the process of formal registration with the Archpriesthood Union. For details and to participate, please contact Deena at

For complete information on the registration process, please see: FOI Registration.

June 3, 2007

Olivia Robertson's 90th Birthday Party

Lady Olivia sends photos and comments on her birthday party. She writes:

"My 90th birthday dedicated for two days to the Goddess Brigid. 13th April: Procession of seventy people from terrace down the Yew Walk led by Lydia Lyte, drummer and Julie Felix, singer, both FOI Priestesses. Three playlets in Theatre - funny! Demeter, Persephone by nieces Cressida Pryor and Caroline Pryor-Watson and "The Abduction Syndrome" by me - updated to include Indigo children! 14th April: Too many all to fit in Temple, which holds seventy! An ordination of Antoinette as Priestess of Kwan Yin. Thirty of my English cousins attended, including six children. Rt. Revs. Caroline Wise and John Merron came from London and Revs. Lydia, Jane Maxwell, Celia Thomas from Glastonbury. USA visitors came on the 28th April, Rt. Rev. Cathryn Anne Rogers and Rev. Pat Cummings. So all for the Goddess, not for me!"

Lady Olivia's party was filmed to be shown later on a local television network. A further account of her birthday will also be included in the next Isian News.

April 13, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday to Lady Olivia Robertson! We appreciate all your hard work and loving devotion to the Fellowship of Isis.

You can read more about this wonderful co-founder and see more photos at the following link:

April 5, 2007

"Gatherings of the Arts"

Message from The Rt. Rev. Olivia Robertson:

Following the success of the recent informal gathering of FOI members and their friends, at the Castle on the afternoon of Sunday, April 1st, and inspired by the Goddess Brigid, the Circle of Brigid will, with The Theatre of Isis, from time to time, co-host ‘Gatherings of the Arts’ in the old Mill Theatre at Clonegal Castle, thus reviving the Clonegal Centre for the Arts, which was run by Lawrence and Olivia Durdin-Robertson for many years during the 1980’s.

The original Mill was once a Barn theatre, which was very popular in the 18th Century. In the 19th Century the family reinstated it for family theatricals – for which Olivia wrote plays from the age of 10, and invited the local community to performances. In his early years, the Irish Television celebrity, Peter Murphy, who lives half a mile away, ran the Clonegal Theatre Company there.

Continuing the work of the Theatre of Isis, and as a regular contribution to the Gatherings, Olivia Robertson will present her impromptu playlets on contemporary themes, which are much enjoyed, as she always has before Temple ceremonies. In this way, and as a joint venture, The Theatre of Isis and The Circle of Brigid will offer members of FOI an opportunity to share their gifts in the arts, including music, dance, poetry, painting, and by giving occasional day workshops.

Theatre of Isis & Circle of Brigid activities at the Castle, other than the regular Festivals, will be suspended during June, July and August, when the Castle and grounds, including the Temple, are shown on guided tours.

Contact either: Rev. Maureen Sullivan (Theatre of Isis –Moderator) or Rev. Minette Quick (Hon.Sec. of the Circle of Brigid) -

March 23, 2007

Olivia Robertson's 2007 U.S. Travel Schedule

Lady Olivia will be visiting the following areas in the United States this fall: Chicago, IL; Altamont, NY; Long Beach, CA; Geyserville, CA; Hawaii; Pensacola, FL; & Minneapolis, MN. Please see this page for the most recent schedule information:

March 17, 2007

Photo Gallery Update

Thanks to photos and information provided by Lady Olivia Robertson and other members, the online photo gallery featuring Clonegal Castle and the Foundation Center Temple now includes a total of 200 photographs in 17 sections. You can view the updated gallery here:

February 9, 2007

Featured Publication: FOI Manual

This manual was revised in January, 2007 and provides information on all the current policies and principles of the Fellowship of Isis. All FOI societies are described: the FOI Priesthood, College of Isis, Spiral of the Adepti, Spiral of Alchemy, Druid Clan of Dana, and the Noble Order of Tara. Each FOI degree system is outlined and the appendix includes Quick Key tables for each Liturgy system. Commentary, cover drawing and background information by Olivia Robertson may be found throughout. To order, please see this page:

January 6, 2007

Isis Theatre Company Presents: Afternoon Gatherings

On the following Sundays at 2:30pm, the Isis Theatre Company presents play readings, dancing, poetry, song and picture exhibitions, including book signings by Olivia Robertson.

2007 Dates: April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st.

These gatherings will be held at the Huntington Castle Theatre, Enniscorthy, Eire. The Isis Theatre Company is funded by donations at the door. For more details, please see the information in the Events section of the FOI Homepage:

Clonegal Castle Seasonal Festivals

Members who wish to visit the Castle are asked to do so during one of the eight seasonal festivals. The Foundation Center hosts gatherings at Clonegal Castle on Brigantia, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lughnasad, Autumn Equinox, Samhain, and Winter Solstice. These festivals are by invitation only. For full information, see the Events page: