Welcome to the Fellowship of Isis: Rediscovering the Love and Compassion of the Goddess! The FOI is an international society 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 in Ireland.
Blessings of the Solstice and the Sun entering the sign of Cancer! This
photo is of the Shrine of Cancer in the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle. The
statue is the Goddess Juno of the midsummer moon. By Her is a ceramic figure of
Her peacock. Real peacock feathers show their starry eyes of the sky. Juno
stands on an appliqued representation of the Spider Goddess Arachne, Who spins
the Cosmic Web of the Universe.
Olivia Robertson writes in "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess":
"Cancer was held by the Sages to be the House of the Moon, as the Moon was
believed to have been in Cancer at the Creation. It was respected as Horoscope
of the World, as the sign nearest the Zenith. The learned Berossos declared that
our earth shall be submerged when all planets are grouped in Cancer. The
Chaldean Magi and the Platonists taught their disciples that souls descend from
Heaven into human bodies through Cancer, the Gate of Humanity. There is a deep
meaning concealed in the very sign of Cancer, two curved '6' forms embracing
each other - resembling the Eastern Yin-Yang symbol of positive and negative
energies moving in contrary cyclic paths of the Serpent. Holding Cancer aloft in
the sky is the Seven Headed Monster Hydra, sacred to the Chaldean Dragon Goddess
of Creation, Tiamat."