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 (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.)