Welcome to the Fellowship of Isis: Rediscovering the Love and Compassion of the Goddess! The FOI is an international society founded in 1976 by Olivia, Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. Societies include: the College of Isis, Spirals of the Adepti & Alchemy, Druid Clan of Dana, Noble Order of Tara & the Muses Symposium. The purpose of this blog is for sharing general FOI information, website updates and announcements sent directly from the central FOI Foundation Center in Ireland.
"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)
"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."
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).
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:
"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)
From Cressida Pryor and the Circle of Brigid, FOI Foundation Center:
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
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.