June 26, 2012

The Old Abbey

"The old ruins to the North of the Castle has always been known as the 'Abbey.' It may have been used by Franciscan monks, or it may have been part of the Augustinian Abbey of Abbeydown, two miles to the East. There are no records (written); it is thought to be over 600 years old. It was kept as a kennel for harriers, by William Durdin. It has two very old cells, which may have been oratory chapels. they have 3' 6" roofs and date back to the 15th century."

(Quote from the "Guide to Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson. Photo of the "Old Abbey" by Olivia Robertson and further enhanced by this site, all rights reserved.)

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June 20, 2012

Happy Solstice!

This drawing by Olivia Robertson is on display in the Temple of Isis at Clonegal Castle, Ireland.  It is entitled "The Inner Sun."

Archival Link:  Olivia's Online Art Gallery

June 18, 2012

Founding Centers Reminder

A reminder about the founding of Fellowship of Isis centers from Olivia Robertson, via Minette Quick:

"Olivia would like this reminder put up on your websites as she wishes to encourage the expansion of new centres as widely as possible. Love Minette"


"Presiding Founders of existing Lyceums, Iseums, Groves & Priories of the Fellowship of Isis are empowered to issue appropriate Charters for members wishing to found new centres."

Olivia Robertson 16/6/2012

Archival link:  Founding of Centers Reminder

(photo of Olivia, by Minette, copyright reserved)

June 5, 2012

Olivia visits new Grove/Lyceum

From Olivia & Minette:
Olivia Robertson visits a new Grove/Lyceum in Ireland.
Please see this page for more photos and commentary:

(photos by Minette Quick, all rights reserved)

June 3, 2012

Blessings of the Lunar Eclipse!

Listen to Olivia Robertson in this archived recording:

(1:50min. 431kb)

Audio transcript:
"The Moon is the mirror both of the polarized rays of the Sun, and of Earth, when its shadow blackens the Moon. So those who fear the occulted Moon reject their own shadow!  The Moon symbolizes duality. . . the Moon is our sister planet and her influence moves both the tides of the sea and our own souls. In her darkness she shows us our own black image, the earth's shadow.. . So she is an enigma that conceals the truth. For everything in this physical world is but a reflection of greater spheres.   Harken to the Mystery of the Occulted Moon: 'And I beheld a mighty Goddess and Her head with its dark waving hair reached the heavens, and Her feet stood within the abyss and a black panther with blazing golden eyes was coiled about them. Her naked body was black as night and the only light therein were two white crescents about her majestic dark eyes. In Her hands She bore a rough rock of quartz. And I knew that She held the Moon and that She was Ngame'!"

(Photo of the "Shrine of the Moon" in the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle, by Minette Quick.  All rights reserved.)

June 1, 2012

Oracle of Aphrodite

The Oracle for June features the Goddess Aphrodite and has been uploaded here:

(Photo by Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD. All rights reserved.)