July 27, 2016

Art Highlight: We reap to share

"Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica. . .
The Libran Goddess stands nearby,
weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales,
while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."

("We Reap to Share" artwork, quote from "Sophia", both by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

July 22, 2016

Shrine of Leo

Blessings of the Sun in Leo!  Enjoy this new audio file of Olivia Robertson during a past ritual:
Audio transcript:
(sistrum) "It is my privilege at this ceremony, to call forth the Lion power: Holy Sekhmet, bring to us Thy flame within the golden sun, which is beneath the earth.  We feel the flames rising up from the heart of the earth - Cor Leonis - Heart of the Lioness: Star Royal, Flame, Red Fire.  Bring us Thy flame!  Sisters, brothers, feel the power rise up from the earth.  Let it rise and shine and warm our hearts with Love." (sistrum)  
(photo of the Shrine of Leo at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick, audio file copyright FOI Homepage Archive.)

July 14, 2016

Nativity of the Goddess Isis - Updated

Updated announcement for the upcoming FOI Retreat being held in the UK on August 26-28th:

"This retreat celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 1976. This retreat celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 1976. As a worldwide association that honours the Goddess in all her forms, with thousands of worldwide members, FOI now comes of age. In Egyptian lore, Isis was born on the fourth intercalary day, equivalent to our 27th August, so we are offering day entry places on the Saturday, so that we may celebrate Isis Day together with our non residential members."  See the link above for dates, costs and full details.

July 11, 2016

Hear the words of the Goddess

"I am She who was and is and is to be.
Whenever evil prevails over good,
I manifest, in changing form appearing."  
(quote from "Melusina" by Olivia Robertson, photo of High Altar in the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)

Related link:
Foundation Center Photo Gallery

July 7, 2016

Sphinx: Goddess Myths and Mysteries

"Sphinx: Goddess Myths and Mysteries" is now available in paperback. It may be ordered online through Amazon or any other bookstore, and is also available through local libraries. You may always read it at no charge on our website as well.

This book features 8 rituals and illustrations, by Olivia Robertson. She writes in the introduction: "My aim with these Mystery Plays, related to the eight sacred planets, is to bring into harmony physical facts with inner spiritual reality. The facts are to be respected - but we need to face the elaborate dreams we have built around our material life. The sphinx has an animal body, but also the head of a human-being and spiritual wings."

Associated Link: Online Bookstore

July 1, 2016

July: Marama and Haumea

"To enjoy the creativity of the Deities
you need to bathe in the fire of Spirit,
and surrender your barricade of self."

Marama and Haumea are featured this month, along with audio of Olivia Robertson. Click on the link below to read and listen:

(Photo of Olivia Robertson by Dennis Murphy from the DVD "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis." All rights reserved.)