November 21, 2017

Sun in Sagittarius

 
The Shrine of Sagittarius, Foundation Center Temple
 
"Presided over by The Morrigan, Queen of All Rivers at Full Flow,
all Springs and Wells, She is the Virgin Source – the Baive.
Her husband is The Dagda Mor, Chief of the Danaans
She is also An Cailleach, the Widow, She Who Weeps.
Where Her Daughter, a tributary, joins her,
a Goddess Centre is traditionally established.
The Castle is on the Banks of the River Derry,
which is a tributary of the ‘River of Healing’- the Slaney.
The FOI as a Daughter of the Goddess
has established the ‘New Awakening’
and dedicated it as the Druid Clan of Dana,
based in the Druid Grove
in the Wilderness in the grounds of the Castle."


(Written in May 2013 by Olivia Robertson and Minette Quick, photo copyright MEK.)

November 13, 2017

In honor of Olivia Robertson

 
On the anniversary of her passing four years ago, please join us in remembering Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis.  Here also is an audio clip of her speaking on transmuting negative emotions - click on the link:
 
 
Audio transcript, (mp3 / 1:00 min / 233 kb): 
"The Earth is starved for peace, but it is also tortured by ideas that seem to clash:  religions that disagree, people that disagree on the mental level.  And if that were not enough, we are torn aside by terrible emotions . . . righteous indignation - it usually calls itself righteous - revenge, jealousy, these things.  But they can all be - they're not worthless - they can all be transmuted into good.  Divine mind can take to itself our wild fantasies and beliefs, and a greater Love can take to itself all our lesser passions.  We cannot always agree with each other on this plane, but we can realize that what is good in us is one with everybody else, elsewhere."
 
 
Archival Link:
 
 
(Photo of Olivia at the Foundation Center Temple by K. McDonough.)

November 10, 2017

Samhain FOI Festival

 
"Together we offered love to all in the knowledge
that ultimately we are all connected through spirit,
supported by our beloved planet
which continues to supply our every need."

Read the full report on the Samhain Festival at the Foundation Center by clicking on the link below:
 



Archival Links:
Fellowship of Isis Letters
Fellowship of Isis Events

(Foundation Center gardens, copyright Durdin-Robertson)

November 1, 2017

November Oracle

 
"You would follow my ways?
Shut your eyes that you may see."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Artemis and you may read it in full by clicking on the link below:




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

October 30, 2017

Samhain Letter from Cressida Pryor

 
"We all return to the earth eventually
but the essence of the eternal Love that we live is ongoing."


The Samhain letter from Cressida Pryor, FOI Steward, may be read in full by clicking on the link below:




October 22, 2017

Sun in Scorpio


Blessings of the Sun moving into Scorpio!  You may listen to an audio file of Olivia Robertson, giving a past meditation here:

The Window of Scorpio Meditation
(mp3 file - 1 MB - 5 minutes)

Audio transcript:
"Visualize the Temple of all your dreams, surrounded by a rainbow of light .. . we enter through the southwest portal flanked by two mighty female sphinxes, wings reaching the glimmering roof. Now we notice four statues of a bull, a lion, an eagle and an angel! Let us approach the window of Scorpio in the West, overlooked by the golden eagle. We approach this window and seat ourselves before this stained glass surmounted by the sign of Scorpio. The picture shows a man in green robes holding aloft a wand entwined with a green and red cobra with raised hood. By him is a woman in purple robes, who is riding up on her tiger with her arms around his neck. Suddenly a wind rushes through the Temple, throwing open the window. Through it we see the brilliant ten stars of Scorpio shining above a mountain by the sea.

"You find yourself floating towards a red and emerald star, Antares. As you approach, you see a colour-filled land where fulfilled desires may be enjoyed. Think of this, enter this place - but beware! Do not lose yourself, caught by obsessive passions. Enter the paradise of fulfilled desire. Enjoy what you have longed for in your heart, and dared not feel. This divine within us - desire . . . love . . . but with it may come the desire of power over those we love. We face this in ourselves, to keep them safe within our own arms. With this comes jealousy, fear, hatred against a rival. . . there is the danger of total subservience, surrender to one person, one cause, one overriding desire. The cause for which we kill, for which we are manipulated. . .we are followers shouting slogans, filled with the obsessive passion for tribe . . . for ideal . . . for leader. And is the leader enslaved by passions?

"Here is the place of alchemy, these passions must be realized to be transmuted into Love, Beauty, Truth. The Truth of the idea, the Love within the passion. All evil slips away, transmuted into good. The power of the passions is enjoyed. And so we are enabled to receive love as well as give it, to give it as well as to receive. We regret being called back. We leave Antares, slowly withdraw, back away from this wonderful star, and come back before the stars by the doorway, of the Temple of the Zodiac."


Archival Links:
Fellowship of Isis Liturgy
FOI Audio Gallery

(Shrine of Scorpio in the Well Chapel at the Castle Foundation Center, copyright reserved. The altar cloth displays the FOI's Cosmic Web of the Universe.)

October 10, 2017

Tara of the Oracles

 
"Tara of the Oracles, The Alchemical Twins Face the Fates" is now available in paperback.  It includes 26 Liturgy rites and 14 illustrations by Olivia Robertson.
 
Olivia wrote in the introduction: "Now I propose taking the twins on a zodiac pilgrimage through the Tarot, because this brings them into contact with fellow pilgrims. They start off alone and end as part of a spiritual family. Well, that is to be hoped! If they fail – they can always try again. There is all the time in the world."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon.com (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time on our website:

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October 1, 2017

Oct. Oracle: Radha

 
"When you invoke the Goddess, you may not succeed
unless you awaken the Goddess within yourself!"
 
The Oracle for October is from the Goddess Radha.  You may read it in full and listen to audio by clicking on the link below: 
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson in the Cave of the Mothers, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick.)

September 26, 2017

Autumn Equinox Festival


The bell then tolled, inviting the company to enter
through Persephone's gate and gather at the Well
for some timely words from Venus, Goddess
of Love, on 'The Opening of the Heart's Rose'.
 
Click below to read the full report on the Autumn Festival at the Foundation Center:
 



(photo, Brigid's Well, Foundation Center Temple © M. Quick.)

September 22, 2017

Equinox and Sun in Libra


Blessings of the Equinox and Sun entering Libra!  The photo of the Shrine of Libra was taken at the Foundation Center Temple, showing a statue of the Goddess Etain, carved by David Durdin-Robertson. You may also hear Olivia Robertson give a meditation on the "Window of Libra" by clicking the link below:

The Window of Libra
(mp3 file: 5:30 minutes / 1.25mb)

Audio transcript:
"How honored we are to be climbing the hill towards the Temple of the Zodiac. As we gaze at the stars wheeling around us, we realize that each star is the home of Divine intelligences and even mightier Beings and Deities who preside over whole galaxies. Is beyond our believing, yet each of us has a spark of star within us and we belong to the body of the Cosmic Mother. On we climb, up the hill, and we reflect that as each star is haven of Deities, bright beings we may become, yet there are also planets encircling, which are planetary schools for us, as is our Earth. We face the south-west portal of the Temple. It is flanked by mighty winged Sphinxes. Pass the Sphinxes and we enter. Look upon the twelve walls, these beautiful stained-glass windows are each crowned with a sign of the Zodiac.

"Come to the west window surrounded by the seventh sign, Libra: the scales of equal day and night, autumn and spring. The picture shows a Goddess beneath an Aspen tree, cradling the Yin-Yang egg. Think of a Goddess cradling it. The Consort of the Goddess encircles Her with His arms. Below we read the ancient words: 'The aspen will detain, The egg will all explain; Seek not; yourself be sought. All other search in vain.'

"A mighty wind rushes through the Temple, throwing open the window - feel this wind pouring through. We see through it the glittering constellation of Libra with its 28 stars. The star Se Han forms the south-western pan of the scales. Approach the window! Look at the constellation of Libra and enter into entirely other landscape of soft beauty, into this happy land of the Goddess Kwan Yin, full of all we have ever longed for, land of our heart's longing. Here we have the company of those we love, forever - or - as long as we choose. We make our own space and time in Infinity. Here grow the Peaches of Immortality. Taste them if you can find them. Those who have tasted these peaches may ever return, if they have the will to do so.

"Here, all are reconciled: love and truth, philosophy and religion, peace and activity. Above all we find harmony within ourselves and with others. Here is harmony with all Nature. Judgment is not judging others: it is having the judgment to bring harmony so there's no loss to any. Peace can only come with justice. Let us do justice to ourselves, and so we will be just to all, and so the Law of Love and Harmony prevails.  Thus, in harmony with ourselves, we are part of the Cosmos and the Music of the Spheres."


Archival links:
FOI Audio Gallery
Temple Shrines of the Zodiac


(Shrine of Libra, Foundation Center Temple, photo and audio copyright reserved)

September 20, 2017

From Cressida: Autumn Equinox Letter

 
"Beloved Isis may we create the circle of enabling love,
where people grow, forgiven and forgiving; 
And forge that circle to make it wider still
until it includes and embraces all beings."
 
The Autumn Equinox letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor, has just been uploaded.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:
 
 

September 10, 2017

Isian Blessings

 
"Isis is here. Isis protects, loves, cares for us."
Olivia Robertson




("Isis Is Here", cover of FOI manual, copyright Olivia Robertson.)


Fellowship of Isis Homepage & Archive

September 5, 2017

Ishtar of the Starry Heavens


"Ishtar of the Starry Heavens, Shape-Shifting of the Alchemical Twins" is available in paperback.  It includes twelve rites, with corresponding introductions and nine illustrations by Olivia Robertson. 
 
Olivia wrote: "To understand the evolution of life and form we need Spiritual Alchemy. Empathy brings Omni-Presence, the awareness and identification with all that is. We need not lose our own individual souls when we become One with All that is. The Divine Mother is within us all, and protects each soul, whether lamb or elephant, hawk or cow. Giving birth is a microcosm of the Birth of the Universe."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon.com (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time on our website:
 
 

September 1, 2017

September Oracle

 
"The way to experience love is to enjoy the small part
of love for others which you already possess!"
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Venus. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

August 28, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Prayer

 
"We thank you our Holy Mother Isis
for your Love, Beauty and Truth,
which surround us now and evermore." 
 
 
 
(FOI Prayer by Olivia Robertson, photo of the Foundation Center High Altar, copyright M. Quick.)
 
 
 

August 22, 2017

Sun in Virgo

 
Blessings of the Sun in Virgo!  Olivia Robertson wrote this about the Constellation of Virgo:  
 
 "Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica! Above her, Bootes drives the wain around the Pole Star and by him are Virgo's loyal hounds, the Canes Venatici. Centaurus, half man, half horse, is below her hand, tamed by her gentleness. The Virgin shines above the sea monster Hydra, who bears on his mighty coils Corvus, the Prophetic Crow and Crater, the Mystic Cup. The Libran Goddess stands nearby, weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales, while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."


(Quote from the book "Sophia".  Photo of the Shrine of Virgo at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)


Fellowship of Isis Online Liturgy

August 20, 2017

Solar Eclipse Blessings

 
To celebrate the solar eclipse, here is an archival audio clip of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Hathor:

(mp3 / 1:36mins / 379kb)

 Audio transcript:"The sun is our Heaven, yours and mine. Every dawn you see it rise and it culminates, and then it appears to leave you, sinking in the West. But in reality it is always there, awaiting you. For all of you are children of the sun. Your solar bodies are hidden in earthly flesh, as the sun is hidden during an eclipse. It is through your solar bodies of light and warmth that you hear not only the voices of those attuned to you on earth, but you also begin to receive words from the whole Company of Heaven. Your vision extends to seeing the divine form of myriad-colored Deities, and your minds are enabled to understand their spiritual teachings. Listen then for the voices of the Goddesses and Gods, and allow your vision to accept their presence. When the sun shines at day you do the works of earth: but when the outer sun is hidden in night, then is it time for your souls to awaken. The solar Spirit that shines in each of you and in all beings shines forth in glory!"

 
("The Sun Goddess Awakens" drawing by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

August 14, 2017

Lime Tree Avenue: Foundation Center

 
 
Quote from the booklet "Clonegal Castle", by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
 
"The trees forming the Front Avenue are mainly Lime trees with a few Sycamore; they were planted in 1680 from France. In 1933 Mr. Fitzpatrick, of the Forestry Department, included some of these for measurement. Two of them, on the right side, looking down from the castle were found to be 110 feet, the tallest recorded lime and sycamore in Ireland at that time."
 
 
Archival Link:
 
 
(Photo copyright Durdin-Robertson, Huntington/Clonegal Castle)

August 7, 2017

Foundation Center Lughnasadh Festival

 
"And framed perfectly between the trees, a distant view of Mt. Leinster
looks down in blessing upon the Rose Garden, this special place
where we celebrate the love and unity at the Heart of the Fellowship,
represented by the many faiths of our members worldwide."
 
Click on the link below to read Minette Quick's report on the Lughnasadh festival at the Foundation Center:




(2011 photo of Goddess Hebe statue with Mt. Leinster in the distance. The Durdin-Robertson family have since transformed this area into a traditional Rose Garden laid out within low box hedges and gravelled walkways.)

August 6, 2017

Lughnasadh Letter from Cressida Pryor


"Divine Mother of us all, may we all find stillness of mind
in these often busy and confusing times."

Letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor:
 
 
 

August 1, 2017

August Oracle: Kundalini

 
"If you truly seek My creative energy with good intention,
find Me in the Heart of Love."
 
The Oracle for the month of August is from the Goddess Kundalini.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below: 
 
 
 
 
(Photo copyright Dennis Murphy, from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

July 21, 2017

Zodiac: Sun in Leo

 
Blessings of the Sun entering the sign of Leo! Click below to listen to an historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson:
 
Olivia Robertson - Audio
(mp3 / 50sec. / 198kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"We remember that this is the eve of the Opet Festival of Ancient Egypt, as the Sun leaves the Crab, Cancer and enters the sign of Leo of the Lion Goddess Sekhmet. . . Sekhmet is the Goddess of the mysterious Lion power, which is within us all. . .We know now that the true constellation of Leo is one with Virgo, who is the serene face of the Goddess with the body of the Lion, the Androsphinx."


 (art & audio Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

July 13, 2017

Visiting Clonegal Castle


The Castle conducts tours throughout the summer months - visit their website for fees and directions:


If you are visiting during any of the FOI's 8 seasonal festivals, please contact the Circle of Brigid for an invitation:

 
 
 
(photo copyright Durdin-Robertson)

July 7, 2017

Brigid of the Rainbow Planets

 
"Brigid of the Rainbow Planets: Adventures of the Alchemical Twins" is now available in paperback.  This book features eight liturgy rites of the Fellowship of Isis and six illustrations by the FOI co-founder Olivia Robertson.
 
Olivia wrote in the introduction:   "How could I allow the questing twins to rest on their laurels – having achieved the twelve alchemical degrees of the zodiac, and not pursue the other twenty degrees of the FOI Spiral of Alchemy?  I kept wondering what happened to them.  Learning the Mysteries through identification with attractive individuals helps us to respond not only with the mind but with the heart.. . To explore one’s own psychic centres not only may bring us spiritual awareness, but a relationship with our planets.  Each is a Power-House reflecting a harmonic of the Central Sun. The Alchemy of the Goddess Brigid extends one’s consciousness through the colour spectrum and musical octaves beyond this material world – yet embraces it.  'As Above, so Below.'  Earth is a reflection of Heaven."
 
This book may be ordered through Amazon (or any other bookstore), and by public libraries as well.  You may also read it in full at any time in the Online Liturgy section of our website:
 
 

July 1, 2017

July Oracle: Cesara-Magna Mater



"My children, when you approach great change,
you need to transform, not to deny yourselves."
 
This month's Oracle is from Cesara-Magna Mater. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo of Olivia Robertson by the Foundation Center Temple High Altar, copyright Cathryn Anne Rogers.)

June 22, 2017

Foundation Center Summer Festival

 
Report on the Summer Solstice Festival at the Foundation Center:
 
 
 
 
(photo by M. Quick, copyright reserved)


Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events

June 21, 2017

Sun in Cancer

 
Olivia Robertson wrote:
"Cancer was held by the Sages to be the House of the Moon, as the Moon was believed to have been in Cancer at the Creation. It was respected as Horoscope of the World, as the sign nearest the Zenith. The learned Berossus declared that our earth shall be submerged when all planets are grouped in Cancer. The Chaldean Magi and the Platonists taught their disciples that souls descend from Heaven into human bodies through Cancer, the Gate of Humanity." 
 
Quote from "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess"
 
Archival Link:


(photo of the Shrine of Cancer, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved.)

June 20, 2017

Solstice Blessings

 
(mp3 / :41 sec / 323 kb)

Audio transcript:
"This is the time of the Summer marriage of the Goddess and the God.  Whichever age you are, the mystical marriage of Deity is within yourself.  There are those who seek the Higher Marriage - the marriage of Spirit with Earth - and the time has come for us to regain Immortality with the harvest of our own individual Soul."
 
 
 
 
("The Above and the Below are One" by Olivia Robertson, art and audio copyright reserved. )

June 12, 2017

Audio highlight: Divine Alchemy

 
Listen to the late Olivia Robertson in this audio clip:
 
(mp3 / 1:00 min / 233 kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"There is a polluted river of grief and rage and every emotion flowing deep below our everyday awareness. Freud described this as the Unconscious.  It works through group telepathy and poisons families, races, religions.  We need bravery to allow this river to flow openly through us - not to block it, because we ourselves are creating it.  Only by facing evil can we perform the Divine Alchemy of transforming hate into love, fear into faith, violence into peace. So shall we cleanse our world from our own nightmares.  When even one of us does this, the poisonous river of death becomes the cleansing river of tears and so reaches the sky, drawn upwards to the sun, and rains upon us, the pure waters of Life."


("A Visionary of the New Aeon", by Olivia Robertson, artwork and audio copyright reserved.)

Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Audio Gallery

June 4, 2017

We invoke thy grace

 
"Holiest of the Holy, great Goddess Isis, perpetual comfort of mankind, thou whose beautiful grace nourishes the whole world. Whose heart turns towards all those in sorrow and tribulation, as a mother's to her children, we invoke thy grace. Hallow our shrines with thy protecting wings that bringeth shade to the weary of heart, jubilation to the distressed and rest to sufferers. Bring vision and healing, thou who with thy breath bringeth the dead to life: thou friend of Thoth, bring us wisdom. As thou dist restore thy husband the God Osiris, bring us also thy everlasting love and life."



Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Liturgy

(Quote from "Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson.  Photo copyright M. Quick.)

June 1, 2017

June Oracle: Goddess Gangur

 
"My way is to teach such pilgrims
to empty themselves of ego and accept a Guide."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Gangur. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

May 21, 2017

Sun in Gemini

 
Happy Sun in Gemini!  Above is a photo of the Shrine of Gemini at the Foundation Center Temple in Ireland.  You may also hear the late Olivia Robertson, during a meditation on the "Window of Gemini" by clicking on the link below:
 
Meditation on the Window of Gemini
(mp3 / 3:16 min / 765kb)
 

Audio transcript:
"We reach the window of Gemini. The picture shows a young man and woman embracing each other, their wings reaching upwards to two stars. They head a spiral procession of twins winding like a serpent through indigo space. Each, man and woman, twins. Suddenly a wind blows open the window and we see the constellation of Gemini itself. Hear the words of Meylo Moya, Sage of the Builders of Zimbabwe. 
 
Look for the Star! That star does not rise, nor does it set: it holds a fixed place beyond the clouds. O seeker, know that this Nature in which you live and labour is the battleground of the Gods of Storm. Not until you dominate strife will the clouds of fury lift, and the Star illumine the sleeping earth. Then while the Star flames upon the way may you rest with Peace and raise the veil from Her Face. Ngisi kuve hambaseke kahlese! Which in arcane Bantu means: Follow thou after Peace.'
 
Look upon the orange star, Pollux, of the Gemini twins. Within its aegis is the Heaven of Zimbas. Its rulers are the Rain Queens, each known as Queen Mujaji: 'She who must be obeyed.' 
 
Now, gaze upon the other star of Gemini, light years apart and yet one to our vision: the white star Castor. Within its pure light dwell Mawu and Li-Sa, first of the seven twin deities. Hear the words of the Berber sage Meylo Moya: 'I mounted seven steps of Rainbow Crystal in the Temple, and three more of Opal. And I knelt and adored the Sacred Star. And the crystal pavement of the Temple became a pool, clear as a perfect mirror reflecting the midnight sky. And I heard these words: If thou wouldst be perfect, O servant of Life, thou must dwell in the Light and work in the Shadow. Ili Tongo ka lase nwaya zu ze esu nka dhlineni. May thou and the United All dwell together in Eternity.’
 
Ponder upon the wisdom of ancient Africa.”
 
 
Archival Links:
 
(photo of Shrine of Gemini, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved)

May 15, 2017

Foundation Center Beltane Festival


"To truly feel, know life,
we must know Her in the presence of Nature."

Cait Branigan of the Circle of Brigid shares this report on the Beltane Festival at the Foundation Center:




(Entrance to the Old Abbey photo, copyright reserved)

Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events


May 10, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Credo

 
FOI CREDO
By: Olivia Robertson
 
"We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
Evoe Isis!"


FOI Prayers and Blessings


(Painting of Isis and Osiris by Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick.)

May 2, 2017

Cressida Pryor: Beltane Letter


"Let our fellowship bridge those years when we meet
to celebrate the festivals; find time to meditate and
contemplate and allow the flow of compassion from
the sacred feminine to serve the world’s need for peace."


Letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor:
 
 
 

May 1, 2017

Oracle for May

 
"My wisdom and joy is gained through a
generous acceptance of new understanding."

The Oracle for the month of May is from the Goddess Dana.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:




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

April 22, 2017

Gaea, Initiations of the Earth

 
Olivia wrote in the introduction to "Gaea": 
"AE saw in vision the Palaces of the Sidhe, nature Spirits, beneath the earth's crust. To them, as to himself, solid rock was transparent. And deeper still, within the hidden sun of earth's matrix, on thrones of light, reigned Gods and Goddesses. Nowadays we know scientifically that the inner sun of earth is as hot as the exterior of the sun itself. Hence only those Beings with perfected solar bodies may dwell within the earth's matrix. Thus the chakras - psychic centres of the planet are within her, and these indeed are earth's treasures, glorious in rainbow colours. We through Initiation of the earth may attain use of our own bodies of Light. We too shall enter earth's inner sun and gaze at the stars through transparent magma and rock . . .
 
When we are inspired by the Deities of the land, that which appears impossible may come to pass. We may yet save rain forests, oceans, the atmosphere, from destruction and pollution. However, small projects also matter. The efforts of Knights, Dames and Companions of a Chapter to save a pool, a grove of trees, a field, contribute to the whole beautiful dream of Gaea for Her Earth, which will therefore manifest in the future. We shall ourselves be part of that future To commune with the Earth Goddess is to love one's Mother, and so share in her Divine Creation."

 

 
(Tara of the Green Earth, illustration copyright Olivia Robertson)

Archival Link:
FOI's Noble Order of Tara

April 19, 2017

Blessings of the Sun in Taurus

 
From "Sophia", by Olivia Robertson:
 
"Companions, let us contemplate the Awakening of Taurus and Isis. . . Gaze with me upon the glory of the black sky of winter. With the eyes of wondering childhood we see the starry cluster of the Pleiades as dancing nymphs moving across the sky. They come with the white bull, Serapis, who rises from the milky sky river, Eridanus. His baleful left eye gleams like a red torch, and within it are all lost memories. In his eye is held forever the beauty of the Goddess; and her forked cows' horns may be seen behind his. Following him strides the hawk-headed giant Sahu-Orion-Horus of the Southern sky. And rising from the milky sea of heaven comes great Isis, and on Her brow is the full moon and in her right hand She holds Her star, Anuki, Sirius that holds the immortal twin spirits of Osiris and Herself. This is the story of eternal love and life, of the losing and the gaining of the death in the West and the rising in the East. Contemplate and wonder."
 
 
Archival Link:
 
(photo of the Shrine of Taurus, Foundation Center Temple, Ireland, copyright M. Quick)
 

April 12, 2017

Celebrating Olivia Robertson


Blessings to all Aset Shemsu!  Please join in remembering and celebrating the late Olivia Robertson on the day that she would have turned 100 years old.  Cressida Pryor and the Circle of Brigid at the Foundation Center in Ireland invite you to light a candle in her honor on April 13th at 6pm GMT (2pm ET).



(photo/graphic, 2014 Fellowship of Isis Homepage)

April 10, 2017

Reflections on 'A Vision' Mystery Play

 
A new audio file has been uploaded to our website of Olivia Robertson speaking in 2005 about AE, Yeats, Daniel Fox, her visions of the Goddesses Brigid and Dana, along with the mystery drama - 'A Vision' - that she was inspired to write.  A pdf of the ritual is also included. Click on the following link to read and listen:
 


(photo of Olivia Robertson, copyright Minette Quick)

April 7, 2017

Goddess Art of Olivia Robertson

 
"My writing expresses my mind and spirit:
art for me shows forth my intuition and heart."
Olivia Robertson, 2006
 
"Goddess Art of Olivia Robertson" is now available in paperback.  First published in 2006 in booklet form, this expanded edition now contains over 200 pages, with two-thirds of the book in full color.  There are three sections: "Black and White Illustrations", "Color Illustrations", and "Temple Art."  Our many thanks to Minette Quick, who provided the photos for the third section, as well as scans of Olivia's work from her personal collection.
 
This book may be ordered internationally through Amazon's online sales outlets:
 
 
 
Due to "Goddess Art" being in color with so many pages, Amazon's charge to print it is considerably higher than for our other books.  Please know it has only been marked-up $1.50, and those proceeds will be donated to a non-profit that benefits the Arts.
 
 
 
(Book cover art: "Goddess the Creator" by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

April 5, 2017

Letter re: Olivia Robertson's Centenary

From Cressida Pryor and the Circle of Brigid, FOI Foundation Center:

Dear Friends,

It is now a week until we mark and celebrate what would have been Olivia’s 100th Birthday...we are suggesting at 6 pm GMT on April 13th that we all light a candle in her memory where ever you are and give thanks for her life, her teachings and her vision that brought so much to so many people. She wrote a letter (see below) from Waterford hospital just after she broke her ankle in June 2013 entitled ‘Sacred Places’. This describes the vision she and Derry had for the Fellowship as far back as 1948; three decades before it was officially formed. May the message of this letter accompany our collective journey to honour her life; please enjoy its inspiring words and envisage the healing flowing from Clonegal that the land, Ireland and the world needs so much of now.

Cressida Pryor, FOI Steward
April 5, 2017 

Fellowship of Isis
Letter from Olivia Robertson
June 20, 2013

Sacred Places

All Ancient Faiths had deep roots in some earthly home, which meant the mother to them. We think of Jerusalem, Mecca, Glastonbury, The Great Pyramid, and above all the Sphinx.

I, Olivia, was told from Spirit, in 1948, that my brother and I were to work for a Centre of Light at Clonegal. Clonegal is a mile from the meeting of the waters, where the castle is built, and where the river of healing, the Slaney, is joined by the river of the Oak, the River Derry. Where they join, there is an island of swans. In a vision, I was shown by angelic beings, a view of the castle from the sky. Light poured from the castle, and, I gathered the source of the light was from the well of Truth, St. Brigid's Holy Well.

For some years, my brother worked on energy coming from the granite from which the castle is built. Some underground source of psychic power, and also the white and silver power, like water, descending from the sky into the well. My brother was told from Spirit, that the well was for the healing of Ireland, and that the rainbow colours emanating from the dark, black earth energy from underneath the dungeon, was for the world. We were told to welcome people from all over the world, for healing, blessing, and psychic vision.

At this time of the new aeon, 2013, I feel we are to activate this sacred place of Dana, Tara, and Brigid, Daneann goddesses of Ireland. All three have come to me in visions along with the Archangel Michael and the God Aengus Og.

On the grounds, at an angle to the Castle, is the old abbey ruin, with a magnificent stone alter. These act as priory of the Noble Order of Tara. We have performed there ceremonies regularly. The grove of trees in the wilderness near the lake and the island which is the cauldron of the god Dagda, and river Derry of the goddess Morrigan. This is the grove of the Druid Clan of Dana, where ceremonies have been held for many years.

The rainbow circle of Brigid have the honour of giving forth the well water to those in need. Each cup represents the holy grail of the new aeon. All members spread Brigid’s rainbow rays throughout the world for healing, sent forth with wisdom and love. Any solitary member can enjoy the healing and vision from the well and from the rainbow rays of Brigid: Love, Beauty and Truth.

Olivia Robertson,
assisted by Marian Smiles and Minette Quick,
of the Rainbow Circle of Brigid.
 

(Brigid's Well, photo copyright Minette Quick)

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April 2, 2017

Foundation Center: Spring Festival


"Persephone now gazes out over the oncoming months of light
in our hemisphere and as ever we sought her protection
as we entered the Temple in some welcome sunshine."
 
 Minette Quick writes of the Fellowship of Isis Vernal Equinox Festival, held on April 1, 2017:


 




(Persephone photo, Durdin-Robertson, peacock photo, M. Quick; all copyrights reserved.)

April 1, 2017

April Oracle: Goddess Anahita

 
"The true earth is perfect: what you experience
around you is a fabric created by yourselves."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Anahita. Click below to read it and also listen to audio of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:
 
 
 
 
 
(photo copyright Dennis Murphy from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)
 
 
 

March 27, 2017

Detail: Shrine of Aries

 
Above the lintel of the Shrine of Aries,
Isis blessing the plants;
carving by David Durdin-Robertson.
 
 
 
(photo copyright Minette Quick)

March 19, 2017

Happy 41st Anniversary FOI!


Happy 41st Anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis and Equinox blessings of the Sun in Aries!
 
To listen to a historic guided meditation from Olivia Robertson on the "Celebration of Spring in Aries" and view the accompanying photos, please go to the this page:
 
 
 
 
 
(photo of Huntington/Clonegal Castle in Springtime by Durdin-Robertson; cropped photo of Olivia at Castle belvedere; both photos copyright reserved.)
 
 
 

March 18, 2017

Cressida Pryor: Spring Letter

 
"Our strength is to be able to adapt and access
a continuous process in which we can trust."

Click below to read Cressida Pryor's Spring Equinox Letter to the  FOI: