August 28, 2013

Vision of Maya

(mp3 file/208 kb/52 sec.)
Audio transcript:
"Hear now the vision of the Goddess Maya, told by Olivia:  I saw with amazement, a Goddess and Her body was made with crystallized copper light.  I've seen beings made of crystallized gold and silver, but this was copper.  She sat - I've never seen anyone like that in feature - she sat crossed-legged and Her face was turned over Her right shoulder.  Later I've seen pictures of Mayan people and She had exactly that profile.   Her hair was raven-colored and hang behind.  She was a mighty Being of glory, from the stars. . ."
(painting of Maya by Olivia Robertson at Clonegal Castle Temple, cropped from a photo by Minette Quick, all rights reserved.)
Related Link:  Audio Gallery

August 25, 2013

Ariadne's Door to the Temple


"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."  (photo and description by Minette Quick)

Castle Temple Photos

August 22, 2013

Blessings of the Sun in Virgo


Olivia Robertson writes about the Constellation of Virgo: 
"Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica! Above her, Bootes drives the wain around the Pole Star and by him are Virgo's loyal hounds, the Canes Venatici. Centaurus, half man, half horse, is below her hand, tamed by her gentleness. The Virgin shines above the sea monster Hydra, who bears on his mighty coils Corvus, the Prophetic Crow and Crater, the Mystic Cup. The Libran Goddess stands nearby, weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales, while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."
Please also see our post of two years ago to hear Olivia give a meditation on the "Window of Virgo":  Read Blog Post

(photo of the Shrine of Virgo, copyright Minette Quick. Quote from Sophia)

August 19, 2013

Book Highlight: Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess

Olivia Robertson writes in the introduction: "In rites and ceremonies, the Deities bestow food and drink, blessings and aid. These are for all. But the mysteries go further. These are for those who are ready for a greater development in true being. And such a development cannot be brought about by any ceremony: but a ceremony prepares the soul and personality for that which may come about. This can be in the flash of a second, as one foot is lifted to take a step, between two words. It comes as unexpectedly as death, as swiftly as love, and is as fruitful. The mysteries here presented in new form are among the most ancient known to the human race. Any of these may be used for initiation: for a change of state."

Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess is now available for purchase and may always be read in full along with all of the FOI Liturgy:


August 16, 2013

Yew Walk at Clonegal Castle

"The Yew Walk at the S. East of the Castle, is thought to have been planted by monks. It is a line of 120 English Yew Trees 130 yards long. . . The Yew Walk is a line of 120 yew trees which bend over forming an arch. It is thought to be over 600 years old, being part of the Old Abbey grounds." (From the book "Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson)

(photo copyright J.D. Mabbott)

August 13, 2013

Fellowship of Isis Credo

By: Olivia Robertson
We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
Evoe Isis!

("We All Have Wings of Spirit" painting by Olivia Robertson.)

Related links:
Fellowship of Isis Prayers
Olivia's Goddess Art

August 9, 2013

Lughnasad Festival at Clonegal Castle

AUGUST 3, 2013

The Festival was, as Olivia would say, a great success! Sadly, once again she was not able to be with us, but she sent her blessings and was delighted to hear that it went so well. Still patiently waiting to be fully rehabilitated and back on full form at the Castle, her spirits and general health is excellent and everyone who visits remarks that she is really looking very well and rested.

Having gathered in the Theatre for a short introduction, the Procession set off singing, through the orchard and down to the spiritual home of the Druid Clan of Dana in the Wilderness, the Druid Grove of giant redwoods. Here David de Roeck of the Ascension of Isis group, opened the portal between the trunks of two of the great trees before the company entered, and Eimear Burke of DCD led the invocations. Unfortunately rain began to fall as they proceeded onwards to the Abbey, spiritual home of the Noble Order of Tara. After the traditional portal was opened invocations were led by Cait Branigan. Because of the rain these were necessarily quite brief and the procession moved on down the steps to the Garden Gate to the Temple, where Maureen Sullivan invoked Persephone in her beautiful garden shrine under the sheltering cover of the steps to the balcony above.

The portal to the Temple once opened the company moved to the Gate into the Shrine of Brigid na Mara. The bell was rung and Priest and Priestess questioned and answered and admittance was gained. At the Well, Lady Olivia’s recent ‘Rejoice’ message to the Fellowship was read, as an invitation to all to approach the Well of Truth in happy communion and equality of spirit with those who represent Deity and love and guide all who seek their aid. The priesthood invoked many Deities in both Irish and English and as it was Ra’s Birthday, it being not only Lughnasad but also near to Opet, his presence was specially invoked by his priest.

The Holy Grail filled with water from the Well of Truth was lifted as Brigid’s presence for healing was invoked and individual Blessings from the Goddess were given to each one attending. At the High Altar a priestess in trance awaited, and we were given a most beautiful, calm and clear Oracle by MairĂ© Doyle, which spoke of the message of balance, needed so much at this time, not least between the masculine and feminine energies emphasised by the time of Opet.

Presiding at the Altar, Cait called upon Deirdre Wadding to unfold for us the drama of Lughnasad. The story of Lugh – the Sun God’s miraculous birth, his divine gifts, and magically foretold battles with his evil father, was played out with the eager participation of both primed and unprimed members of the audience who stepped forward to take part. It was all great fun! We were reminded of the remarkable parallels in the stories of so many of the great messengers of truth over the ages. Cait then took us on an evocative mystical Journey up the Nile to partake in an ancient Egyptian Ceremony which everyone enjoyed very much. Then it was time for notices, giving thanks and opportunities to receive healings and counselling. Maureen & Eimear presented Marian with a beautiful bouquet of white lilies as a mark of our appreciation of her devotion and care of Olivia during her long stay in Waterford, during which time she was able to send out so many encouraging and excellent messages to us all with Marian's aid.

Our thanks to Minette for sending this report and to all members of the Rainbow Circle of Brigid.
(Photo by Minette Quick of Brigid's Well of Truth with commentary: "Presided over by Child Figure of Bride to the left. The notice on the wall represents the All-Seeing Eye of the Deities, Angels and Star Children, above Brigid's Well, are  the Tears of Truth and the White Dove of the Holy Spirit descending into the Grail.")

Homepage Archive Link:  Lughnasad Festival

August 5, 2013

Castle Photo

A corner of Olivia Robertson's studio, where she does her audio recordings.  The artwork on the screen was also painted by Olivia.
(Our thanks to Dennis Murphy, Logic Reality for sending this photo.)
Homepage Archive Link: Audio Gallery

August 1, 2013

August Oracle: Goddess Kali

The August Oracle of the Month has been uploaded and also includes an audio file of Olivia Robertson:

(Photo of Olivia Robertson by Rt. Rev. Cathryn Anne Rogers. All rights reserved.)