March 31, 2011

Two articles from Olivia



Two articles written for Isis-Seshat & Mirror of Isis were shared by Minette for Olivia this morning, and have been uploaded to the "Olivia's Letters" section (link below). They are entitled "The Four Donkeys of the Zodiac" & "How to Escape Control" and also include artwork. Enjoy!


 

Message from Minette

Minette Quick writes:

"I believe this truly can help and therefore it would be wonderful if you can put this request up on your sites. I'm sure you are all aware of Dr Masaru Emoto's amazing work with ice crystals of water and how they respond to positive messages and love to heal themselves." (link received from FOI Prs. Deborah Merwin)


http://emotopeaceproject.blogspot.com/2011/03/to-our-friends-around-world.html
 

March 29, 2011

The Call of Isis - new edition


Recently we have had questions about whether we were going to publish The Call of Isis in booklet form, and the answer is yes!

The Call of Isis is quoted by Olivia Robertson as being her "spiritual autobiography" in which she "vividly describes her adventures in the psychic, occult and mystical fields," during the early years of the Huntington Castle Centre for Meditation and Study.  This was first published in 1975 - before the founding of the Fellowship of Isis.  Olivia writes: "It's how it all happened."

Our edition includes the original 18 chapters and 12 illustrations, as well as a new introduction by Olivia, and added photographs. (7 x 8.5" format)

You may order The Call of Isis, or read it online, from this page:  FOI Publications

March 24, 2011

Changing Faces of the Temple

Six new photos of the ongoing work that Olivia Robertson is doing in the Temple. Many thanks to her, as well as to Minette for sending them. Titles and descriptions may be found underneath each photo.


The Egyptian Princess Scota
"Ancestress of the Gaels - By the Amon Ra Shrine of Leo.
Mask figure by O.R."


Cynthia & Mooncat
"Healing Chapel.
Cynthia - Moon Goddess Sculpture by David Durdin-Robertson
with Mooncat, sculpted by Anna Curry, David's sister"


Mother Goddess Cerridwen of Preselii, Wales
"Mask figure by O.R.
Cerridwen by Her huge Cauldron"


Close-up of Cerridwen


Cauldron of Cerridwen
"Containing 3 magic drops of Inspiration, Prophecy, & Shape-Shifting
in 3 Sunflowers & Fanner Wheel. Critique of Her Gifts by O.R.:
'Inspiration - Splendid. Prophecy - A Burden. Shape-Shifting - Scary.'"


Amateras & Uzumi
"Beside the Well.
Amateras Sun Goddess of Japan &
Her Beloved Dancer Uzumi
 with The Holy Grail"



Archival link: Changing Faces March 24th, 2011


(Photos copyright M. Quick with additional enhancement by this website.)

March 21, 2011

Shrine of Aries

Shrine of Aries, Clonegal Castle
Bast figure carved by David-Durdin Robertson

Happy Sun in Aries!  The above altar of the Shrine of Aries is dedicated to the Goddess Bast.  It is located opposite the High Altar on the left side of a deep alcove, which had been the original hearth of the Castle.

Olivia writes in the "Mystical Awakening of Aries and Durga" ritual: 

"Companions, on the quest for the Golden Fleece of Love and Life, know that Aries the Ram is Shepherd of the Starry Flock, leading the Zodiac procession round the encircling year! Shining unattainably in the bright sky are the gold cloud sheep of Phoebus Apollo. The flock's Ram bore Helle and her brother Phrixus on his back as they flew from the wrath of their step-mother Ino. Alas, Helle flew into the sea, hence called the Hellespont. 'First Golden Aries shines, who whilst he swam lost part of his freight, and gave the sea a name'. To this constellation belongs the starry Shepherd, Tammuz Dumuzi. As he sank to his death into the Western Sky Ocean, he was rescued by Ishtar, Goddess of the eight-pointed star Sirius. The mighty Amon Ra, Ram God of the Egyptians, reigns in this House. He is also the Agnus Dei, the Easter Lamb. His is the Golden Fleece. "

Isis relief by David Durdin-Robertson,
directly above the Shrine of Aries


Archival link:  Zodiac Shrines


(Photos by Olivia Robertson and enhanced by this site.)

March 19, 2011

New Audio Gallery


In honor of the Fellowship of Isis' 35th anniversary, we have added a new Gallery to the Homepage Archive - an audio gallery of over 40 clips of the FOI co-founders, Olivia Robertson and her brother, Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, speaking on various subjects, as well as enacting ritual. These have been compiled from FOI ritual CDs, as well as other tapes provided by Olivia.

We hope you will enjoy this new gallery, and revisit often, as we continue to add new material.
 

Happy 35th Anniversary Fellowship of Isis!

Foundation Center - Clonegal Castle

The Fellowship of Isis was founded by Olivia Robertson, Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson on the Vernal Equinox of 1976.

Click here to listen to Olivia speaking of the Vocation that led her to this work:  Emphasizing the Divine Feminine



Audio transcript:  "It was direct spiritual experience, as with my brother, that I had a direct spiritual Vocation to do this from God - the feminine aspect of God - God who is also feminine to emphasize this, because the world is threatened by destruction, through pollution, through misuse of nature - often through stupidity and greed.  We're destroying the planet.  And the Divine Plan appears to be to emphasize the feminine: charity, kindness, care for nature, nurturing, motherhood - all that side.  Not to get rid of the male aspect, but to balance male aggression and materialism and this linear-logical, mental thought:  always analysis, analysis - we're more for healing and synthesis."


Please also enjoy this audio clip of Lawrence, enacting the ritual of:  "The Athenaea"


Audio transcript: "We are here assembled to celebrate the ancient Athenian Festival of the Panathenaea. The singer Orpheus instituted the Athenaea in honour of Pallas Athena, Goddess of Power, Wisdom and the Arts. At this time of the Vernal Equinox of equal days and nights, when the sun leaves the sign of the tied fishes for the ram, Athenians and foreign visitors formed a joyful procession. They climbed the hill of the Acropolis and brought to the Parthenon the Peplum of Athena."



(Audio and photos copyright protected by this site.  Photo of Olivia from Logic Reality. Photo of Lawrence created with permission from "The Occult Experience".)

March 16, 2011

Olivia's Message to Japan


The Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami

The Divine Mother, Isis, Amateras, Kwannon,
loves and cares for each one of Her children
suffering from the earthquake.
We in the Fellowship of Isis together with all who love Her
send Her Blessings to all in Japan.


Olivia's drawing is entitled: "The Mother consoling Her Child".

Many thanks to Minette and Olivia for sending this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who continue to be affected by the recent tragedies.


Archival Link:  Olivia's Message to Japan

March 13, 2011

The Changing Faces of the Temple

Photos and commentary received this morning via Minette Quick from Olivia Robertson:

The Mirror in the Labyrinth - Ishtar Altar


"This chapel of the Non-Zodiac Stars is centre of our Temple Labyrinth.
The main altar of the Goddess Ishtar of the 8-pointed star, Lady of 15
shows a "Mirror of Hathor," which reflects the soul's dreams.
Ishtar is painted on the surface.
She descended the Planes to rescue her Lover, Tammuz
Shepherd of the Starry Flocks.
The Goddess Tiamat of space is painted
with outspread wings on the altar frontal.
(Paintings by OR) "

Hathor's Mirror - Members' Chapel 
"Olivia speaks at length about her mystical experiences looking
through mirrors so she suggested I also take a photograph of
Hathor's Mirror in the Members' Chapel which she recently repainted.
(These were taken on Wed. 9th March 2011)"

Masks of the God Apollo in Toga & the Veiled God Dionysos  

"The primary dichotomy between TRUTH & LOVE
was represented in Greek philosophy by these Deities.
At one time they shared their ceremonies at The Parthenon
to bring balance. Then Dionysos burnt down the Temple!
Apollo and the 9 Muses preside over Mount Parnassos
and Dionysos in wild woodland.
The Academic world and the Nature votaries still require Harmony."

Gangur's Shrine


Minette adds: "I'm sure you all loved Gangur's new Shrine - it now has a delightful green canopy over it, so I had to send an updated photograph of it for you!" (taken 3/12/11)

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We have also added a new section to the Fellowship of Isis Homepage Archive, so you can easily view the ongoing changes in the Temple.  This "Temple Updates" link may be found on the left column under "Clonegal Castle", as well as in the Photo Gallery section.

New section:   Changing Faces of the Temple

Archival link:  Changing Faces March 13th, 2011


Our sincere thanks as always to Minette and Olivia!  Photos copyright M. Quick, with additional enhancement by this website.

March 12, 2011

New trailer - Olivia's DVD

Thank you to the producers of Olivia's video, Steven and Dennis, for forwarding this. Our prayers and blessings go out to all who have been affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.




Order DVD from: Logic Reality

March 7, 2011

FOI Liturgy announcement & new Tara booklet


Olivia Robertson's latest liturgy booklet, Tara of the Oracles, has just been released by FOI-Crossroads Media. It includes full introductions, 26 illustrations and rituals, and a new original cover art of The Fates Transform the Earth.   Olivia writes: "The Tara Booklets are magnificent! I've dedicated them to the Temple."

Also, please know that the entire FOI Liturgy may now be ordered in printed form, from the Homepage Archive website. Each booklet includes complete cover art, illustrations, introductions and rituals as originally written by Olivia Robertson. Booklets are offered in 2-formats - large: 8.5" X 11" (good for ritual use), or small: 5.5" x 8.5" (convenient reading size). Olivia writes: "I love the easier larger format for our Rites!"

Since 2000, FOI-Crossroads Media has been offering manuals, ritual cds and booklets through the Homepage, after Olivia shared her publishing rights with us in 1999.  The first liturgy booklet offered, Nuit of the Milky Way, was published at her request in 2004. Now that she has decided to no longer personally ship her booklets by mail, and only offers them to those who visit the Castle, she has asked us to help provide this service to our members. Olivia has also given Isis House Publishing the rights to sell the liturgy, and there may be others in the future as well.   We are honored to be one of the outlets producing the FOI Liturgy booklets.

You may order Tara of the Oracles, as well as any of the other FOI Liturgy booklets at this link:


Or, read the entire FOI Liturgy here:

March 1, 2011

The Changing Faces of the Temple

The Most Rev. Minette Quick writes: "Here is a portion of a lovely letter Olivia received from Uganda. I will be sending photos separately as I'm having difficulty making attachments today. One of them ties in with the Great Mother Eke-Eyen."

Message from Rev. Vincent:

Holy Place of the Great Mother Eke-Eyen Rediscovered
New Iseum of Eye-Eyen, The Great Mother

There is clear evidence that our entire family if not the Whole Village were devotees of The Great Goddess.

Last year in our plot of land a sacred site, once a shrine of a Great Goddess. My Great-Grandfather and even my Grandfather converted to Christianity and abandoned the site. It is now in bush farm land but it is still alive.

The Name of the Deity of Goddess in our language is EKE-EYEN. This means “THE CHILD’S MOTHER,” like the Madonna or Holy Mary. She carries a baby on her back and cares for the entire family/village. Something unusual happened after the rediscovery of the forgotten Mother.

My elder brother Michael in his residence at UIyo – the capital of Akwa Ibony State, fell seriously ill. His whole compound became filled with vultures. An Oracle told Michael that the Ancient Ones had come to inform him to come to the Sacred Site and take the office of Eka-Eyen.

*** Michael miraculously recovered his health. His family Ekwere offer libations to the Great Mother.

Message from Olivia:
"Support for this Iseum in Nigeria would be so helpful in the form of books and magazines and exchange of ideas through personal letters."

Additional Note: This website will send materials via our Isian Outreach program. Members who wish to contact Rev. Vincent, please contact us for his address.


Wooden African Carving of Mother & Child. The Mother Goddess, Eke-Eyen. Behind, the 3 Artistic Creators, Pele, Brighid, Maya.  Stone figure of Child of Gaia. Painted cloth of Persephone, Queen of Hades.



The Goddess Gangur, hand-crafted and painted by Devotees in Rajasthan village. She is connected with the Goddess Parvati. She 'protects from excessive male violence.' So She is Gangur the Protectress. Before Her is a bowl offering water to a jade dragon, a sea monster, a frog and a crocodile. An elephant bears fruit for the hungry. To the left is a banner of Green Tara, Goddess of Compassion. To the right is a wall hanging of Radha and Krishna, happy, divine lovers. He plays his magical flute.



Quan-Yin, Goddess of No Plays, with Uzumi & Pia, Japanese No Goddesses.



On the outside door to the Temple from the outdoor Chapel of the Goddess Persephone. Olivia has painted the Goddess Ariadne below a tiled picture of the Snake Goddess, which she got at Knossos in Crete. Ariadne is painted in front of the Outer Door of Her Labyrinth, which is the plan of the Temple of Isis with 5 chapels of the Elements and 12 Zodiac Shrines. She upholds 2 snakes, dual aspects of the Melusina - Kundalini Powers of Life.


Archival Link:  Changing Faces of the Temple

Additional photos found in the: Temple Photo Gallery


Our sincere thanks to Minette Quick for the photos and commentary found underneath them, and to Olivia for sharing her vision for the Temple.