March 20, 2016

Olivia speaks about the Fellowship of Isis

In further celebration of the FOI's 40th anniversary, please listen to Olivia Robertson as she speaks about the FOI, as she saw it in 1991:
(mp3/2:00 mins/938 kb)
Audio transcription:
“You may now want to know something about the Fellowship of Isis.  It was founded in 1976 by my brother, his wife Pamela, and myself, and this is, this date in a way when you'll be listening, is 1991 and now we have over 10,500 members in 69 countries.  And people want to know - how do we manage this?  The answer is simple.  We are all in rapport in the inner planes.  There is a rainbow circulation of light and friendliness between all our countries.  So it doesn't matter what religion you belong to.  We have people who are Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindu, every type of tradition, united.  Now people, some people may say - isn't this eclectic?   The answer is yes, but we only have this blending when there is something we all share in common.  For instance, we all share the Sun in common.  We all share the sign Sagittarius, if you who belong to that.  In other words, people all over the earth, look up at the sky and they see the Great Bear and some people say "oh it's a bear" and other people think it's a cooking pot, or a chariot - but - they are all influenced by looking at it.  They share it.  If you drew it on the sand in any country in the world, in any time - Ancient Egypt, China, nowadays, they'd all recognize the seven stars of the Great Bear, even if they had different traditions about it.  So our aim in our Magi Degree course is to take Mars for instance, and find what everybody thinks about the red planet.  There is a similarity, we noticed that, and there are differences, but getting together all these in a kaleidoscope, has been very rewarding.”

(photo of Olivia Robertson by Minette Quick, copyright reserved.)