Welcome to the Fellowship of Isis: Rediscovering the Love and Compassion of the Goddess! The FOI is an international organization founded in 1976 by Olivia, Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. Societies include: the College of Isis, Spirals of the Adepti & Alchemy, Druid Clan of Dana, Noble Order of Tara & the Muses Symposium. The purpose of this blog is for sharing general FOI information, website updates and announcements sent directly from the central FOI Foundation Center.
"To find the Other is to find Oneself: All Nature is expressed in
one loved face."
"So says the Bard of the Druids in our Isis Wedding Rite. To unite with
another soul is the goal of the Lover: through this devotion selfishness and
loneliness fade away. When twin souls unite in Divine Union, it is through
discovery of The Immortal Beloved that they find their own real selves. Such is
the truth underlying the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris, perfect wife and
husband. In classical Greece Plato brought forth the ideal of twin souls divided
and discovering reunion through love. Centuries later medieval troubadours
travelled throughout Europe singing of fulfilment through the romantic devotion
of lovers. Within our secret dreams, we have this knowledge in ourselves. But one is not for ever able to concentrate on one other person, excluding
all others! To find the other is indeed to find oneself. But this very love is
creative, and kindles a like flame in receptive hearts. Families become
friendly. Children are drawn into incarnation. Friendship expands to include
animals, birds, trees and flowers, in an ever widening circle.
"Through this increasing community, an elaborate interrelationship is woven; a
tapestry of glowing colours and intricate design. Each new friendly connexion
makes an additional knot in this tapestry of life. The good in any true
relationship cannot be undone or broken, because by its very nature it belongs
to the eternal Sphere of Archetypes. No annulment, no divorce exists in the Web
of the Universe. That which is ugly, unnecessary or diseased has no part in this
manifestation of the Divine Plan. We lose nothing that is a living part of
ourselves or of others. What is lost could never have had real value. Through the understanding gained of how to live pleasantly with those around
us, cosmic awareness begins to dawn. This is a natural awakening of the soul, as
a plant grows, flowers and bears fruit. This community of souls interconnected
through love and wisdom has been symbolized by medieval philosophers as 'Rosa
Mundi', a rambling rose bush that grows throughout all spheres, and flowers in
the hearts of all beings and existences."
Introduction to the "Isis Wedding Rite"
(Painting of Osiris born again by the Winged Isis by Olivia Robertson, Castle Temple)