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.)

Archival links:
Fellowship of isis Liturgy
FOI Photo Gallery
Temple of Isis Tour

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)