August 23, 2019

Sun in Virgo


From the book "Sophia" by Olivia Robertson on 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."


(© "We Reap to Share" art by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

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August 16, 2019

Star Chapel


"The intention of the Fellowship is to unite the Divine Source, Love and Truth in harmony.  We try to unite these two Divine attributers in the Holy of Holies, the Star Chapel, with no outside walls.  Ishtar and Tammuz, Isis and Osiris, Vishnu and Lakshmi, Maria and Christ, bring this wholeness now fragmented on this earth.  We fight subjection, domination, exploitation of humans, animals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects of every species – all creatures of the Mother’s sacred elements."  Olivia Robertson

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Photo of windows between the Star Chapel and the Well of Brigid with paintings by Olivia Robertson.  Remarks by Minette Quick:  "In 1980 the Star Chapel was created by co-Founders, Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and his sister Olivia. They worked together painstakingly to clear an ancient wine cellar in the basement of the Castle. The ceiling was designed by Lawrence to show many of the wonderful non-zodiac constellations such as the Polar Constellations, including Caer Arianrhod, her Pole Star home, and the Great Bear. There are Cygnus the Swan, the Ariadne Crown, Andromeda’s Sea Monster, Sirius, Orion & Cassiopeia. Having first painted the whole ceiling deep blue, Lawrence created cardboard stencils. These Olivia then used to paint the stars in gold."

(Lughnasadh 2013 quote by Olivia Robertson; photo/caption 2011 by Minette Quick; all copyrights reserved.)

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August 9, 2019

Foundation Center Lughnasadh Festival


"The Goddess too has a harvest. 
She always has the correct amount of Soul and Spirit 
to maintain, all the Kingdoms in her creation."

The report on the Lughnasadh festival at the Foundation Center has just been received and may be viewed here, along with photos:



(© report by Tom Joseph Swinburne; photos by Katheriona Doyle; copyrights reserved)

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August 2, 2019

Cressida Pryor: Lughnasadh Letter

"The assurance through divine faith of infinite 
possibilities keeps the light of hope alight."

The latest letter from Fellowship of Isis Steward, Cressida Pryor, may be read here:



August 1, 2019

August Oracle: Goddess Grainne


"From the dawn of time, humanity has called upon me 
to supply that which I give generously to all creatures."

The Oracle for August is from the Goddess Grainne.  You may read and listen to an audio recording of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson in a past rite by going to this page:




(© Goddess Grainne, art by Olivia Robertson, photo by Minette Quick, copyrights reserved)

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July 23, 2019

Sun enters Leo


Blessings of the Sun in Leo! Listen to Olivia Robertson invoke the Lion power in a past rite:


Audio transcript:  (rattle of the 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 Olivia's artwork, "The Sphinx, the Lady and the Lion" by Minette Quick, audio file by the FOI Homepage, copyrights reserved.)

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July 3, 2019

Foundation Center Summer Festival


The report on the Summer Solstice Festival, held at the FOI Foundation Center on June 22nd, may be read by clicking here:




(© report by Tom Joseph Swinburne; photos by Katheriona Doyle; copyrights reserved)


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July 1, 2019

Fellowship of Isis: July Oracle

"I hide my wisdom in the stories I tell children 
before they sleep. The sciences tell the facts clearly: 
but Inner Truth is concealed in fable and paradox."

The Oracle for July is from the Goddess Sophia and includes an historic audio file of Olivia Robertson. You may read/listen to it at the following link:



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

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June 21, 2019

Happy Sun in Cancer and Solstice!


Blessings of the Solstice and the Sun entering the sign of Cancer! Olivia Robertson wrote in "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess": 

"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 Berossos 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. There is a deep meaning concealed in the very sign of Cancer, two curved '6' forms embracing each other - resembling the Eastern Yin-Yang symbol of positive and negative energies moving in contrary cyclic paths of the Serpent. Holding Cancer aloft in the sky is the Seven Headed Monster Hydra, sacred to the Chaldean Dragon Goddess of Creation, Tiamat."


(Shrine of Cancer, FOI Foundation Center photo copyright M.E.K.)

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June 19, 2019

Cressida Pryor: Summer Solstice Letter


"We are all in relationship with this beautiful planet 
and Mother Nature who sustains life on it..."

The Summer Solstice letter from Fellowship of Isis Steward, Cressida Pryor, may be found at the following link:

June 11, 2019

Castle tours and FOI festivals


The Castle tearooms and gardens are now open to the public everyday from 11am to 5pm and tours of the house are held at 2, 3, 4 and 5pm. Visit their website for fees and directions:


For FOI events, if you are visiting during any of the eight seasonal festivals, please contact the Rainbow Circle of Brigid for an invitation: 



(© photo copyright Durdin-Robertson)

June 1, 2019

June Oracle


"To fulfill your Destiny you need to be free from the trammels 
of your space and time and touch the glory of Eternity."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Nana Buluku. 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.)


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May 28, 2019

Book Highlight: Isis of Fellowship


In 2002, Olivia Robertson wrote "Isis of Fellowship, How the Fellowship of Isis was Founded."  She wrote this Foreword in April of that year:

"In my eighty-fifth year, I feel the time has come for me honestly to describe how my brother, his wife and myself founded the Fellowship of Isis. 

"This is a question I am so often asked and as often brush the query aside with a recommendation to read our Manifesto, study the Liturgy or join a centre! What I have avoided as a matter of principle is to be personal. 

"I had encapsuled my personal experiences within a framework of ideas in my book 'The Call of Isis'. I refused to write an autobiography. I wished to give the rest of my life to promoting the Fellowship: not on encouraging a cult of personality, bugbear of our media-crazed society. 

"Mystical awakening is impossible to describe to those who have not experienced it. Suffice to say that during my life, like thousands of other people, I have had a series of awakenings into 'The Real World.' The ever-living Now, the eternal reality that exists beneath our dreams and nightmares we call 'life' is ever present, awaiting our recognition. 

"It is the source of our being and all that we hold to be good, noble and true. Most people have had moments of this blessed enlightenment. But everyday living smothers our true awareness, and too many bury their lovely treasures of 'living time', fearing that disbelief, ridicule and suspicion will sully their hidden jewels. Like love, mystical experiences are best guarded beneath the veil. To expose is to cheapen. 

"When someone queried a yogi why he was breaking customary secrecy by publishing his knowledge, he replied: 'When the house is on fire, you throw your valuables out of the window.' This fateful era is just such a time of crisis. 

"In 1946 I was alone. In 1952 I was joined by my brother, an Anglican rector, who also had the Great Awakening. We were joined by his wife, who for a whole month was able to sustain the experience. We awaited spiritual guidance, wondering what we were to do. To quote a new version of the words of St. Patrick: 'On earth at this fateful hour, Isis cometh in Her power.' The Goddess came to us. In 1976 we were ready to begin."


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May 22, 2019

Sun enters Gemini


Blessings of the Sun in Gemini!  Click below to hear Olivia Robertson give a blessing of the Starry Twins from a past ritual:


Audio transcript:
"Friends, let us wonder at the Starry Twins of Gemini, light years apart, yet together in vision. The divine forms of the Shining Twins manifest: Mawu and Li-Sa - Isis and Osiris - Lakshmi and Vishnu - Artemis and Apollo. . . receive the blessings of the Shining Twins."


("The Sirius Twins" artwork by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved)

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May 13, 2019

Foundation Center Beltane Festival


The report on the Beltane Festival held at the FOI Foundation Center on May 4th may be read by clicking on the following link:



(© report by Tom Joseph Swinburne; photos by Katheriona Doyle; copyrights reserved)


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May 1, 2019

Fellowship of Isis May Oracle

"Use your imagination: yet know that all you 
visualise manifests in some sphere; so let your 
visions be true and noble."

The Oracle for May is from the Goddess Ceridwen and you may read it at the following link:






(photo © Minette Quick. "Ceridwen by Her Cauldron" painted by Olivia Robertson, Foundation Center Temple.)

April 29, 2019

Cressida Pryor: Beltane Letter


"She whispers a song to heal, 
a song of listening and connection."

The Beltane letter from Cressida Pryor, FOI Steward, may be found at the following link: 



April 22, 2019

For Earth Day


Happy Earth Day!  Listen to a short audio clip of Olivia Robertson giving a blessing:

(mp3 / 34 secs / 137 kb)

Audio transcript:
"Know that Nature in reality is perfect . .  unpoisoned . . . pure . . . healthy, and bring these life-giving rays of the eternal beauty of Nature into our Earth. Let us send forth these green rays - green and blue and gold - to all our Earth. . ."


(© "The Faery Fates" artwork by Olivia Robertson; audio by the FOI Homepage, all copyrights reserved)


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April 20, 2019

Sun in Taurus



Blessings of the Sun in Taurus! The Shrine of Taurus at the Foundation Center honors Native American Deities.  Kachinas (unseen below) were donated by Hopi elders and the Golden Eagle was carved by David Durdin-Robertson. The artwork on the lower left is White Buffalo Calf Woman and the one above the altar is the Goddess Maya, both by Olivia Robertson.  She describes her vision of Maya here:


(mp3 file/208 kb/52 sec.)

Audio transcript:
"Hear now the vision of the Goddess Maya, told by Olivia:  I saw with amazement, a Goddess and Her body was made with crystallized copper light.  I've seen beings made of crystallized gold and silver, but this was copper.  She sat - I've never seen anyone like that in feature - she sat crossed-legged and Her face was turned over Her right shoulder.  Later I've seen pictures of Mayan people and She had exactly that profile.   Her hair was raven-colored and hung behind.  She was a mighty Being of glory, from the stars. . ."


(Shrine of Taurus by M.E.K., photo and audio copyright reserved.)

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April 12, 2019

For Olivia


Please light a candle and join us in remembering Olivia Robertson, who was born Friday, April 13th, 1917.


"I invoke Isis, daughter of Nuit,
Who knoweth the secret name of Ra.
Oh Isis, bring us thou Great Enchantress to eternal life.
Evoe Isis Myrionymous!"


For more about Olivia, go to the following page: The Life and Work of Olivia Robertson

See the following post as well!

(© Invocation from 'Melusina' by Olivia Robertson; photo by K. MacDonaugh, cropped from the original; audio by the FOI Homepage. All copyrights reserved.)


Olivia Robertson - Archival Letter


In honor of Olivia Robertson on what would have been her 102nd birthday (see the previous post also), please click on the link below to hear her reading a letter, entitled "The Real World":
(mp3 / 6:41 min / 1.5 mb)

Audio transcript:
" 'Get real!' How depressing. The dream world is beautiful, hopeful, kind, imaginative. 'The Real World', so called, is harsh, cruel, stupid and meaningless. But we are told it is the only world that exists! Life after death is a delusion. Life before death is non-existent. Goddesses and Gods, Angels and Nature Spirits, Faeries, Spirits – are hallucinations. No wonder anti-depressive drugs are sold in billions, and suicides increase among young people. How can we live without hope, joy, and eternal love?

"For me, Space and Time exist in total reality. It is all there – NOW . . . Space is a mighty spiral of planetary and stellar scenes that exist in eternity. Time is not a line with a beginning and an end. It is a radiating centre that pierces through all galactic centres – and in every atom, every being.

"Fine words? I have discovered this on my own – not out of books or courses! I found my prophetic gift developed when I would say of the future: 'What actually did happen?' As a child I regarded myself as 'Olivia in History Land.' It was all there and I could act in different chapters. I could come back to the book when I liked, and become a little figure in coloured illustrations. I left the book 'through the margin.'

"As I grew up, I would know when people were going to die. So when the time came I would turn up during sleep hours, to give a helping hand. I noticed that I would appear in the dying person's imagination, as 'the immortal Beloved.' Only children seemed to like me as me! I could speak what I called 'think-thought language.' This came out in the language of the person concerned. When I was visited by Divine Beings, they all spoke with an English accent! There is a psychic translator within the soul.

"As I grew older I learnt that what one psychically sees of future events can appear alarming. Yet this is not often the case when they really happen. To give an example, I used to be horrified by psychic visits to future cities that were roofed in with vast halls – giant restaurants – restrooms and long glassy corridors. I felt it was frightening, inhuman. After all, I was living in the deep Irish countryside. Years later on a visit to Dublin, I was amazed to find a huge building complex exactly as I had once seen it in vision. This was my first experience of a shopping complex, replete with all the restaurants, shops – roofed in. And I liked it! After all, the people were friendly, not aliens, and the food was good, the shops fun. So much for my prophetic fears.

"So, which is the Real World – the astral spheres of beauty which we long for – or - the so-called real world around us, which most people accept as the only reality. Before I studied Isian Alchemy I would have believed that Heaven was eternal, real. This world was only an illusion created as a learning experience, preparing us for better things. To despise the world, to seek higher spiritual being, was taught in practically every spiritual book I read and believed in.

"But as we move away from the Patriarchal intellectual ladder of the philosophical hierarchy – a ladder with GOOD at the top and BAD at the muddy bottom. We were all actors of love, eating, drinking - were all acts of love, eating, drinking, sport, fun, a temporary delusion? Did I need to disappear into some New Age Hermitage? Of course! I could include the earth, material existence, within The Divine Whole...

"Answer for me – yes! You don’t defeat evil by fighting it, ignoring it, hating it. You re-cycle it, much as we re-cycle organic compost. Mother Nature is not profligate as is assumed. Every atom – you name it – is part of the almighty whole, which includes galaxies and the feared Black Holes. After all, Black Holes are a womb - they're tunnels between the spheres of being from one state to another.

"I received from the Realm of Spirit a handy method of achieving Harmony with diversity. Take a long strip of paper and write a horizontal line of emblems of religions, political parties, people – species – whatever interests you. They are of course all separate. Now fold the paper in squares, a separate square for each emblem. Take a sharp instrument – and pierce the thickness of the folded paper. Thus each emblem, once separate, are One! You can call the paper, Space or Love: the instrument – Time, or Truth. By identifying with Centre, you can happily travel the Spheres, knowing that Infinite variety is yet linked through Divine Centre.

"Reality is where you are - NOW."


(© Samhain 2007 letter by Olivia Robertson; photo by Minette Quick; audio by the FOI Homepage; all copyrights reserved.)


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April 1, 2019

Fellowship of Isis Oracle for April

"Whichever way you travel on life’s journey, 
I call you to live richly, 
by achieving physical and moral courage."

The Oracle for April is from the Goddess Brynhilde.  You may read and listen to Olivia Robertson as the Oracle here:



(photo of Olivia Robertson, Clonegal Castle © Alice Smeets.)

March 22, 2019

Spring letter from Cressida Pryor

"May this balance and joining together be in our hearts 
as within the love of the Goddess all are one."

You may read Cressida's letter at the following link:




(© "Namaste" art, copyright Cressida Pryor)

March 19, 2019

Anniversary of the Fellowship of Isis


Happy 43rd anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis! The FOI was founded on the Vernal Equinox, March 20th, 1976 by Olivia Robertson and Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. Please join us in honoring their legacy as members worldwide remember and celebrate this day.



Audio transcript:  
"It was direct spiritual experience, as with my brother, that I had a direct spiritual Vocation to do this from God - the feminine aspect of God - God who is also feminine to emphasize this, because the world is threatened by destruction, through pollution, through misuse of nature - often through stupidity and greed.  We're destroying the planet.  And the Divine Plan appears to be to emphasize the feminine: charity, kindness, care for nature, nurturing, motherhood - all that side.  Not to get rid of the male aspect, but to balance male aggression and materialism and this linear-logical, mental thought:  always analysis, analysis - we're more for healing and synthesis."


Audio transcript: 
“I started as the Church of Ireland, or as we call Anglican, as an Anglican. I suppose one approaches . . . everyone is basically interested in religion, and their first approach is through their religion to which they were born, and as I say I was born into the Church of Ireland, the Anglican Church. And then my horizon broadened and I became interested in many other religions, and so many of them the last 150 years have been prevented, Indian, Chaldean, Egyptian, Japanese, the old Norse and Celtic, and so on - that my horizon broadened, so I became – actually I call it – a Universalist, believing in all the religions, but particularly of course, the fair feminine aspect, which is now very much coming into the fore again. Of course you get that in Christianity, particularly in the cult of the Divine Wisdom, Sophia, that you get of course in the Hebrew Bible, Chokmâh, but also in the Virgin Mary. So there isn’t really such a gap because the Virgin Mary has many of the titles as the Goddess Isis. Isis represents all women and corresponds to all the Great Goddesses or in fact, every Goddess, or every woman to that extent."

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(© photos/audio Durdin-Robertson, copyrights reserved.)

March 8, 2019

The Peacock Angel


Click to listen to Olivia Robertson - mp3 file:  The Peacock Angel - Audio

"I long for the Peacock Angel, whose eyes are the stars. I would be a star and be with Her for Eternity. Even as I wish this, it is so! Before me, in indescribable grandeur is the Mighty Goddess Herself. Her Divine Body is formed from dark space, irradiated by Her Eyes, the many coloured stars. But what is most wonderful are Her Wings, which are The Veils woven by Bride. Two encompass her head with their gleaming feathers, and two are extended throughout all space, and about Her feet are two azure wings that reach into the abyss. She is the Goddess of the Heights and of the Depths. The stars are Her Visions and the flow of the Web of Bride are Her garments. Her face is forever veiled. Behind Her shines Her Divine Consort, The White Peacock Angel. Between his feathery wings are the dark tunnels that lead through the spheres. He is the Angel of Transmutation." 


(Peacock Angel artwork and quote from "Ishtar of the Starry Heavens by Olivia Robertson, mp3 audio file by the FOI Homepage, all copyrights reserved.)

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March 1, 2019

March Oracle: Goddess Juno


"Divine Law pervades not only the High Heavens 
but is within each creature and object 
through Nature Herself."

March's Oracle is from the Goddess Juno.  You may read and listen to audio of Olivia Robertson by going to the following link:




(Shrine of Juno, Foundation Center Temple. Photo © Minette Quick)

February 18, 2019

Sun in Pisces

Olivia Robertson wrote in the book "Sophia": 
"Comrades on the quest for Truth and Virtue, know that the constellation of Pisces now contains the place of the Vernal Equinox, and the Fishes are called Leaders of the Celestial Host. The Magi saw them as two mighty forces held together by the Cord, the Yoga or Yoke of religion, which means 'to bind'. Thus those who dwell under this influence learn self-control, and through such discipline have authority over those under their aegis. Fishes were seen as emblems of chastity, and the monastery and convent represented a fishpond rather than the open sea. . . In ancient times the constellation of Pisces was seen as a mighty Goddess with the tail of a fish, worshipped as Atargatis in Syria, Parthia, Rome, the Danube lands and in England."



(Shrine of Pisces, FOI Foundation Center Temple, photo by Minette Quick, copyright reserved.)

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February 13, 2019

The Tapestry of Life

"To find the Other is to find Oneself:
All Nature is expressed in one loved face."


"So says the Bard of the Druids in our Isis Wedding Rite. To unite with another soul is the goal of the Lover: through this devotion selfishness and loneliness fade away. When twin souls unite in Divine Union, it is through discovery of The Immortal Beloved that they find their own real selves. Such is the truth underlying the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris, perfect wife and husband. In classical Greece, Plato brought forth the ideal of twin souls divided and discovering reunion through love. Centuries later medieval troubadours travelled throughout Europe singing of fulfilment through the romantic devotion of lovers. Within our secret dreams, we have this knowledge in ourselves. But one is not for ever able to concentrate on one other person, excluding all others! To find the other is indeed to find oneself. But this very love is creative, and kindles a like flame in receptive hearts. Families become friendly. Children are drawn into incarnation. Friendship expands to include animals, birds, trees and flowers, in an ever widening circle. Through this increasing community, an elaborate interrelationship is woven; a tapestry of glowing colours and intricate design. Each new friendly connexion makes an additional knot in this tapestry of life."

(Introduction to the 'Isis Wedding Rite' by Olivia Robertson, artwork by Olivia Robertson, attributed to both Arachne and Tara; copyrights reserved.)

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February 9, 2019

Festival Report: Imbolc

"We were asked to consider the quality of light we 
pour forth into the world and reminded how the love 
we instil always finds a way to return to us abundantly."

The report on the Imbolc festival held at the FOI Foundation Center, along with a reminder of the submissions deadline for the next INIV, may be read here:





(report by Olwen Pendred and photo by Minette Quick, © reserved)

February 1, 2019

Feb. Oracle: Goddess Selene


"Know that each creature is a
sacred expression of unique creativity."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Selene and includes audio of Olivia Robertson.  Read and listen by clicking on the following link:



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

January 30, 2019

Imbolc Letter from Cressida Pryor


"Our founders' wisdom to not tie a member of the FOI 
to any one faith path is a profound underlying truth."

You can read Cressida's letter in full by clicking here:


January 20, 2019

Sun in Aquarius


Happy Sun in Aquarius and Full Moon (in Leo)!  The photo shows the Shrine of Aquarius, dedicated to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu No Kami, located in the Sanctuary of the Foundation Center Temple.  Listen to Olivia Robertson during a past FOI ritual, as she describes the stellar mystery of Aquarius:

(mp3 / 1:50 min / 430 kb)

Audio transcript:
"Contemplate the 2 wavy "W's" of Aquarius and we see that they resonate against each other, in a sort of polarity - two forces.  Now, listen to the Priestess and we'll go dreamy: "we see a winged Goddess holding a mighty urn, from which pours a stream of life forms of which we can discern fishes, animals, plants, rocks, elementals, humans.  A laughing God behind the Goddess draws power upon them with his trident. Look at this - imagine the most beautiful Goddess you can imagine with mighty wings and she has this urn, and imagine all life forms, even the oddest, you know - lizards, insects, fear viruses, crystals, giraffes, weird creatures from other planets.  We could go on looking at this stream of life forever.  All sorts of fabled creatures are here, which exist somewhere, or we wouldn't have thought of them.  Look.  And as we are, we see a God behind her drawing power, sharing it with her, with his trident.  And that trident also seems to have a meaning. The positive and negative forces are held together by the central spike, as it were.  And we gaze upon the stars of Aquarius, set in the Sea of Heaven.  Know that the ancients wanted us to see these visions, so they attached these visions to the constellations, that we may attain Stellar Consciousness."


Archival links:
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(Photo © Minette Quick.)

January 15, 2019

Book Highlight: Goddesses of Chaldaea, Syria and Egypt


Written by FOI co-founder Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, and printed in 1975 by Cesara Press, this book was described in the following manner:

"The Goddesses of Chaldaea, Syria and Egypt is the first of a series of books describing the Goddesses of many countries and civilisations.  A separate entry is devoted to each Goddess.  Among the particulars included are the variant forms and the etymology of the Goddesses' names, genealogical details, epithets, biography and characteristics.  There are also descriptions of their temples, public and esoteric rituals, the regions associated with their worship, the forms in which they are represented and their correspondences to Goddesses of other Pantheons."

You may read the book here:



(Copyright reserved by the Durdin-Robertson family, with ongoing thanks for their permission to share these works.)

January 8, 2019

Shrine of Lakshmi


From "Urania", by Olivia Robertson:  "We invoke the Goddess Lakshmi! Thou who art known as Mother of the World, aid us with Thy love! . . . Lakshmi, Goddess of Good Fortune and Love, is sister of Venus. She was born from an ocean of milk, bearing a lotus."  

From the "Guide to Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:  "The South angle of the temple leads into the Hindu chapel, on the N.W. wall just inside the door is a picture of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth or prosperity (Shree), with the Elephant God Gayanana on one side of her. At the far side of her is an Indian picture of Shiva and Parvati, the Third Persons of the Hindu Trinity."  

(Photo © Minette Quick.)

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January 1, 2019

January Oracle: Goddess Alma Mater

"More and more spiritually and psychically 
gifted children are coming into incarnation."

Happy New Year!  The Oracle for January is from the Goddess Alma Mater and includes an audio clip of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson together in a past rite.  You may read and listen by clicking on the following link:



("Star Children" art © Olivia Robertson)