May 29, 2012
More chapters have been added to the booklet section "Athena, Arcadian Awakening" by Olivia Robertson. This is not yet published as it is still in progress. You may read what Olivia has written so far, including the introductions to the chapters at the following link:
May 27, 2012
From Minette Quick:
Alexander Durdin-Robertson, who now runs a year-round programme of attractive events open to the public, including guided tours of the Grounds and Castle and so on, has invited our Fellowship websites to include a link to the Castle's own website at http://www.huntingtoncastle.com/, so that visitors can get an overall picture of what is available at Clonegal nowadays and come along.
It might be an idea to make it clear that although the Fellowship refers to the Castle as 'Foundation Centre' or Clonegal Castle, which was its old name - and it is in the village of Clonegal on the borders of Counties Carlow and Wexford in Ireland - it is also known as Huntington Castle, and all general, non-FOI information, can only be found under that name.
There is no change to the usual 'Invitations' system for those wishing to attend any of the 8 annual festivals held by the FOI at the Castle by request via the Hon. Sec. of the Circle of Brigid which assists in running them.
Many good wishes,
(May 27, 2012)
Links: Invitations to FOI seasonal events
More about Clonegal / Huntington Castle
(Photo from Olivia Robertson, all rights reserved.)
May 20, 2012
Here is a short clip of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Hathor:
"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" illustration by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)
May 13, 2012
Three new photos received from Olivia and Minette, one from Olivia's studio and two from the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle. The photo above is the Altar of Juno within the Shrine of Cancer. To see the others and read the commentary, please click here:
Archival Link: Changing Faces of the Temple
May 7, 2012
Olivia shares this drawing of "Flora holding Rose of Hearts and Lily of Wisdom", as well as conveys her thanks to everyone who wished her well on her birthday last month. She also writes: "We had about 100 friends - from the village, family and members - a proper mix for She of a 1000 Names! Lots of Love & Blessings, Olivia."
(illustration by Olivia Robertson, 4/30/12, copyright reserved. You may see photos and an account of her birthday in the April 24th post below.)
May 4, 2012
Five new photos from Olivia's studio were received from Minette. One is of a beautiful painting of "Brigid of Joy" by Olivia (see post below), and four other photos of paintings of Olivia's ancestors. The woman above is Barbara St. Leger, Olivia's Great, Great, Great Ancestress who married Alexander Durdin. Her cousin, Elizabeth St. Leger of Doneraile Court, was known as the only woman Freemason.
Please see the rest of the photos here: Changing Faces
May 1, 2012
The May Oracle has been uploaded and also includes audio this month of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Sophia. Read and listen to it on this page:
(Photo of Olivia sitting by the High Altar, by Cathryn Anne Rogers. All rights reserved.)