August 22, 2016

Shrine of Virgo

Blessings of the Sun in Virgo! 'Isis raising Osiris' is the central statue of the Shrine of Virgo. This was carved by David Durdin-Robertson and later painted gold by Olivia Robertson.

Olivia wrote in the book "Fortuna":
         "Virgo was known variously to the Ancients as Fortuna, Isis and Demeter. As Astraea, Goddess of Justice, Daughter of Themis, She holds the scales of Libra."

 (Temple photo, copyright M. Quick.)

August 17, 2016

Audio highlight: Winged Isis painting

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Audio transcript:
"Presiding over all, is the mighty figure, again life-sized, of the Winged Isis, black: black as space and yet with a golden cobra of healing on Her head.  Her face is in the traditional - She's looking to the right and Her arms are outspread and there are mighty Wings of Isis spread for healing. And, rising from the earth is a more than life-sized golden image of the God Horus in the form of the young God-King Tutankhamun, all in gold.  He is Horus-risen, emblem of how Isis brings the soul to life - knowledge of innate Divinity."

(Original painting by Olivia Robertson and Marian Marshe.  Olivia later updated it to add Osiris in winged-form behind Isis.  Photo copyright M. Quick.)

August 8, 2016

Communion with the Goddess: China and Japan

Book 9 from the "Communion with the Goddess Series", by the late Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, has been uploaded to our website in pdf format. The link to "Idols, Images and Symbols of the Goddesses: China and Japan" may be found here:
(Our continuing thanks to the Durdin-Robertson family for permission to publish these works, and a special thanks to T. Lynn of the Iseum of the Mystic Isis, for her proofreading skills.)

August 3, 2016

Lughnasad Festival, Foundation Center Temple

"Her message was of fortitude in times of difficulty,
always seeking the beauty of the present moment
to inspire and strengthen our intent."

Here is a report from Minette Quick about the Lughnasad Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center:
(photo of the Shrine of Tara, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick)

August 1, 2016

August Oracle: Goddess Uzume

"The harmony of music travels through mighty constellations,
and yet delights also the cricket on the hearth!"
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Uzume.  It includes a historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle and you may read and listen to it by clicking on the link below:

(Photo copyright Dennis Murphy, from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)