October 24, 2010

Samhain Blessings

In honor of the Samhain season in the northern hemisphere, here is an historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, during an invocation of Hecate in the ritual of the Lunar Magic of the TidesHecate Invocation

(Link will open and play with the audio software you have designated for MP3 files - it is 1:08 min./269kb.  The audio clip from the Autumnal Equinox is still available as well.)

Other updates to the Homepage archive include:

The Awakening - Samhain 2010 Reflections article by Olivia Robertson

Tara of the Oracles: Rites 23 & 24

We also include an excerpt here from Lawrence Durdin Robertson's Juno Covella,  for November 1st:

Celtic: La Samhna, Samhain Day; Second of the Three Days of Samhain; Feile na Marbh, Feast of the Dead. (Dinneen, Dict.) "Samhain, All-Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in pagan and Christian times, signalising the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season lasting till May . . the fairies (aos sidhe) were imagined as particularly active at this season, from it the half-year is reckoned; also called Mile na Marbh and Fide Moingfhinne (snow goddess); La Samhna, 1st November . . the weird fairy elfin first of November . . mi na Samhna, the month of November lucht na Samhna, the Hollantide good-things . ."

(Perp. Fest. Cal.) "November 1 'Peace Fire' of the Druids, Samhain". (The Druids Cal.) "November 1. Samhain. The dark month begins, initiating the Gloom. Unharvested fruit now belongs to the puca and faerie who roam abroad. Samhain and Beltane (May Day) are the joints of the year". (Fell. of Isis Dir.) "November 1st. Festival of the Goddess Samhain and of all the Sidhe and departed Spirits. Communion with those of other spheres. 1st - 3rd: The door is open between earth sphere and other realms. Spirits may move through the door. Souls may meet each other. Psychic vision and prophecy. Future lovers seen. Intercalary days of the Gaelic Moon Yeardays out of time".

Read the rest of this entry and others in: Juno Covella, Perpetual Calendar of the Fellowship of Isis

Blessings of the season to one and all!

(Historic photo of Olivia Robertson & Lawrence Durdin-Robertson in the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle Sanctuary.  Photo enhanced by the Homepage Archive.  Photo Gallery)

October 18, 2010

From Olivia Robertson - Muses Symposium

Below is an Oracle from Olivia Robertson, received via email on October 18, 2010 from the Rev. Stephanie Campbell, Iseum of the Golden Eagle and Iseum of the Arts.

The email reads:

This oracle was received by Olivia Robertson in response concerning clarification of the Muses Symposium and the Magical Arcadian Realm.

From: Urania, Muse of All Magic.

Our Muses Symposium exists already in the inner planes. We are now extending it to the material world,through the Fellowship of ISIS. Therefore, our Magical Arcadian Realm is not subject to any existing structures. It is a telepathic extension of our divine web of the arts.So,in the Muses Symposium, there are no levels, degrees or rules.


We Muses inspire that perfect freedom of expression, without which, the Arts cannot exist.BE FREE , BE JOYFUL, BE LOVING AND SO CREATE YOUR INDIVIDUAL ART, THROUGH THE DIVINE RAINBOW NETWORK OF ALL ARTS.


Note: Any F.O.I. Member who wishes to join, may do so through the existing global web sites. They are preparing the necessary navigation on these sites, now.

[End of email]

Our thanks to Stephanie for forwarding this message from Olivia.  Artwork is "The Peacock Angel" by Olivia Robertson.

Homepage Archive Link:  The Muses Symposium

October 11, 2010

Illustration: The Call of Isis

This drawing is entitled "Two Candlesticks & a Golden Chalice" and illustrates a meditative experience of "Owen" in Olivia Robertson's booklet The Call of Isis.  This is a black & white illustration that Olivia has added color to - we thought you would enjoy seeing it, and have uploaded it to the online art gallery. (Section 5)

Here is an excerpt from the booklet:  "The first was the Lady with red hair. Owen saw her in a woodland scene, wearing fifteenth-century costume. Her hair was bound with pearls, and her gown was full, and coloured yellow and blue. Owen's task was, with the aid of a gypsy, to bring her a bundle from a Roman villa with a mosaic patio. The symbolic head delineated in the centre of the mosaic pavement was that of a helmeted warrior. The bundle was given to the gypsy by an old woman. Owen finally brought it to the Lady in the wood. The focal part of this experience was the nature of the contents of the bundle. Owen realized that this belonged to the Lady of the wood: not to the warrior. And when he untied the bundle he found two candlesticks, and a golden chalice with rubies. So his first session brought at once the Grael which he sought. And he had to give it away, though he had been tempted to keep it. The teaching given was thus conveyed, not in words, but in symbols. The Grael he sought was not, as he has thought, within the jurisdiction of the Warrior King. Rather was he to seek for it among humble peasant women and gypsies, in the depths of woodlands."
The Call of Isis, by Olivia Robertson
(Chapter 5)

The Call of Isis, Olivia Robertson's spiritual autobiography
Olivia Robertson's Online Art Gallery

(Artwork shared from personal correspondence)

October 6, 2010

New Photos & Sections in Photo Gallery

We have uploaded several new photos to the online Photo Gallery, including four from FOI-member Eriko, who recently visited the Castle from Japan. Thank you Eriko!

We have also reworked the galleries for the outside of the Castle and its grounds, and created two new sections: the Yew Walk, and the Changing Seasons of Clonegal Castle.

Photo Gallery Link: http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/gallery.html

(Above photo of Castle garden by Eriko, all rights reserved.)