January 30, 2016

Olivia's Vision of Brigid

Olivia Robertson wrote:
"In the year 2OOO at midnight during the Summer Solstice I saw in full consciousness a 'Sun.' On 6th September this 'Sun' - large, cheerful, slightly flushed - woke me up and burst in a sort of explosion from my body. On the eve of my departure for the USA (Sept. 26), in full consciousness at night or rather early dawn, I saw an unearthly woman by my bed. She had hair like liquid gold cut in 'petals' and wore a white robe slightly flushed with gold on a part of it. It was what she was doing that was so strange. She was striking a suspended very long crystal with a rod. As she did so, I observed a mighty transparent column on her left side, and within it, at the beautiful clear fairly high note she struck, spirals of golden 'atoms' gyrated.
"Are we facing a new expanding twist in the spiral of life? Are we becoming aware of our angel selves? Brigid, striking crystal notes that affect atoms and stars, may furnish a clue. Ever rising octaves of sound and the spectrum show a way of finding the buried sun within ourselves, and hence in all that surrounds us. Many already are seeing turquoise-blue and violet rays. Others hear 'the hum.'  As to my own quest, it has led me home. I have discovered the hidden sun within the transforming fire on Brigid's Hearth."
(Painting of Brigid by Olivia Robertson at the Castle Foundation Center Temple, photo copyright M. Quick, w/further cropping by this website.)

January 26, 2016

Art Highlight: Pele, Goddess of Inner Sun

Olivia Robertson wrote the following about her vision of the Goddess Pele in Hawaii in 2007:

"I was wakened by the appearance of a woman who had the power and presence of a Goddess. She had very dark hair, black touched with bronze, which surrounded her head with large rich curls. Her body was gold-bronze. I saw Her in profile which was strong, with fine nose and determined chin. Her eyebrows were thick and black, her eyes dark, and her lips were very full and indented at the corners. Here I feel, I should not give her message. She gave me a circular mirror of Prophecy – a gift from the Goddess Mahina of the Moon. However, what was particularly wonderful was that she brought a flow of diamond and crystal points of white light – in a dome shape on top of my head – thus opening my crown chakra. I had thought that this had happened already, but not in this brilliant and orderly way, resembling Far Eastern tiaras.
"I received the word 'Loa'. I can equate this with my experience of Yemaya of the Ocean, which I was given in 2005. What I understand is this. The Loas – Nature deities – do not punish us for wrong-doing. But the earth herself and all her elements are part of our own being. When we transgress the laws of love and goodness, this produces repercussions throughout earth. After various turbulences – possibly an axis shift – a new and nobler humanity will emerge from the old, as the veil between our physical earth and the etheric realm will dissolve. Hence there will be no 'death' but soul transference. We only die because we identify with our physical bodies. So there is hope. And creativity will pour forth in rainbow beauty."

(Artwork of the Goddess Pele by Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick)

Archival link:
Olivia Robertson's Online Art Gallery

January 20, 2016

Sun in Aquarius

Happy Sun in Aquarius!  The above photo is the Shrine of Aquarius, dedicated to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu No Kami and  located in the Sanctuary of the Foundation Center Temple.  Listen to Olivia Robertson during a past Fellowship of Isis ritual, as she describes the mystery of Aquarius:
(MP3 / 1:50 min / 430 kb)
Audio transcript:
"Contemplate the 2 wavy "W's" of Aquarius and we see that they resonate against each other, in a sort of polarity - two forces.  Now, listen to the Priestess and we'll go dreamy: "we see a winged Goddess holding a mighty urn, from which pours a stream of life forms of which we can discern fishes, animals, plants, rocks, elementals, humans.  A laughing God behind the Goddess draws power upon them with his trident. Look at this - imagine the most beautiful Goddess you can imagine with mighty wings and she has this urn, and imagine all life forms, even the oddest, you know - lizards, insects, fear viruses, crystals, giraffes, weird creatures from other planets.  We could go on looking at this stream of life forever.  All sorts of fabled creatures are here, which exist somewhere, or we wouldn't have thought of them.  Look.  And as we are, we see a God behind her drawing power, sharing it with her, with his trident.  And that trident also seems to have a meaning. The positive and negative forces are held together by the central spike, as it were.  And we gaze upon the stars of Aquarius, set in the Sea of Heaven.  Know that the ancients wanted us to see these visions, so they attached these visions to the constellations, that we may attain Stellar Consciousness."
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(Photo by M. Quick, cropped and enhanced.  Wooden panels behind altar were carved by William Morris. All photos & audio on this blog are copyright protected.)

January 13, 2016

Additional information re: 40th Anniversary

Please go to the link below to read an update regarding the deadline to RSVP and the costs to attend the FOI's 40th Anniversary celebration at the Foundation Center:

January 7, 2016

Fellowship of Isis Prayer

"We thank you our Holy Mother Isis
for your Love, Beauty and Truth,
which surround us now and evermore." 
(Prayer and drawing of Isis and Hathor on glass by Olivia Robertson, Foundation Center Temple, Ireland; photo copyright M. Quick.)

January 1, 2016

Jan. 2016 Oracle: Goddess Amaterasu

"Only by fulfilling your individuality, your eccentricities,
can you develop naturally. Cosmic consciousness is
the goal but not the childhood of your evolution."
This Oracle of the Month is from the Goddess Amaterasu.  You may read it in full here and also listen to an audio file of the late Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:

(photo of Olivia Robertson copyright P. Sudheer, with additional cropping by this site)