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.)