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.
From the book "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess", by Olivia Robertson:
"Companions on the quest for Intuition and Clear Minds, know that the constellation of the Dioscuri, the Twins, is depicted in the Denderah Zodiac of Ancient Egypt as the Lion God Shu, Bringer of flowing waters, and His twin the Lion Goddess Tefnut, Lady of Heaven. They are shown facing each other, holding hands. These Divine Twins were born of the Goddess Nebhet-hotep, Great in Magic, Wife to the God Atum of primaeval waters. The Lion Pair in their turn brought forth the Goddess Nuit of the starry sky, and the God Geb, of the earth. Isis and Osiris, sister and brother, were born of these, and the rest of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis, which includes Shu and Tefnut, Isis and Osiris, Ra, Geb, Nephthys, Horus and Hathor. The virtuous are revived through Tefnut: 'I have brought to him the Goddess Tefnut and he liveth! The soul which dwelleth in Tefnut abideth in bliss in Her realm beyond death'. Thus to the Egyptians, Gemini was the House of Life here and in the next world. It was also the sphere of twin souls."
"When one surveys the condition of the
earth, threatened by global war, planetary pollution, the possibility of a
beautiful change dawning on earth seems remote! But the physical world is
created through the action of mind; and the mind is capable of fantastic change
when its environment is threatened...
"How can we as individuals co-operate with this great work? It is best, I
feel, for like-minded people to combine into meditation circles. No special
temple is needed: any room may be used in a friend's house. And for private
daily meditation, one can set aside even a corner of a room for one's spiritual
attunement with Divinity. And through this habitual focussing of awareness, inspiration will come.
Of course inspiration varies with each one of us: one may surprise oneself by
developing an unexpected talent. Instead of specializing in one particular form
of work or gift, one may discover pleasure in painting, writing, singing,
dancing and modelling clay: and one need not mind about a lack of proficiency!
"To evolve spiritually, it is essential to extend one's field of
awareness. Once inhibiting self-consciousness is cast aside, latent talents may
flower gloriously. As a growth of consciousness takes place, small groups join larger ones,
who tend to seek a beautiful area in which to live together. In such centres
humans live in harmony with animals, birds, trees and plants, with the spirit
of Nature Herself. A network of such centres may bring about a wonderful
transformation of our earth. For in the depth of each one of us is a longing to
live happily with all that springs from the source of Divine Life.
"Life does not limit itself to form or time or space. It is eternal,
ever-conscious, all-pervading. In unity with this, we realize the joy of
immortality, and are in harmony with all that is."
"The Goddess Process" is a photozine being offered by Honey Salvadori, with photos of Olivia Robertson that were taken by her in 1995. This is a limited edition, full color, saddle-stitched book that is 24 pages long. The photozines will be available through the Foundation Center Castle gift shop in Ireland and are also being sold online through Honey's website:
This photo is of Olivia Robertson on her 93rd birthday (in 2010), next to the "Shrine of the Daughter of Gaia of the New Aeon". This is located in the Cave of the Mothers at the Foundation Center Temple. Olivia's painting of "The Three Mothers" is directly behind her. (photo copyright Minette Quick)
From the "Guide to Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
"Now it is the Chapel of the Mothers, used for initiations. Its barrel vaulted roof serves to represent the womb. Facing the door is the Great Mother, in a modernistic style, and on the wall to its right is a West African Mother Goddess mask. This Chapel also, contains many animal, vegetable and mineral figures made by members, representing the realms of Nature in the Great Mother's womb."