April 22, 2017

Gaea, Initiations of the Earth

 
Olivia wrote in the introduction to "Gaea": 
"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)

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April 19, 2017

Blessings of the Sun in Taurus

 
From "Sophia", by 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."
 
 
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(photo of the Shrine of Taurus, Foundation Center Temple, Ireland, copyright M. Quick)
 

April 12, 2017

Celebrating Olivia Robertson


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).



(photo/graphic, 2014 Fellowship of Isis Homepage)

April 10, 2017

Reflections on 'A Vision' Mystery Play

 
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:
 


(photo of Olivia Robertson, copyright Minette Quick)

April 7, 2017

Goddess Art of Olivia Robertson

 
"My writing expresses my mind and spirit:
art for me shows forth my intuition and heart."
Olivia Robertson, 2006
 
"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)

April 5, 2017

Letter re: Olivia Robertson's Centenary

From Cressida Pryor and the Circle of Brigid, FOI Foundation Center:

Dear Friends,

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

Sacred Places

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.
 

(Brigid's Well, photo copyright Minette Quick)

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April 2, 2017

Foundation Center: Spring Festival


"Persephone now gazes out over the oncoming months of light
in our hemisphere and as ever we sought her protection
as we entered the Temple in some welcome sunshine."
 
 Minette Quick writes of the Fellowship of Isis Vernal Equinox Festival, held on April 1, 2017:


 




(Persephone photo, Durdin-Robertson, peacock photo, M. Quick; all copyrights reserved.)

April 1, 2017

April Oracle: Goddess Anahita

 
"The true earth is perfect: what you experience
around you is a fabric created by yourselves."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Anahita. 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.)
 
 
 

March 27, 2017

Detail: Shrine of Aries

 
Above the lintel of the Shrine of Aries,
Isis blessing the plants;
carving by David Durdin-Robertson.
 
 
 
(photo copyright Minette Quick)

March 19, 2017

Happy 41st Anniversary FOI!


Happy 41st Anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis and Equinox blessings of the Sun in Aries!
 
To listen to a historic guided meditation from Olivia Robertson on the "Celebration of Spring in Aries" and view the accompanying photos, please go to the this page:
 
 
 
 
 
(photo of Huntington/Clonegal Castle in Springtime by Durdin-Robertson; cropped photo of Olivia at Castle belvedere; both photos copyright reserved.)
 
 
 

March 18, 2017

Cressida Pryor: Spring Letter

 
"Our strength is to be able to adapt and access
a continuous process in which we can trust."

Click below to read Cressida Pryor's Spring Equinox Letter to the  FOI:

 

 

March 16, 2017

Song of the Children of Lir


Song of the Children of Lir
"In the day we plant flowers and trees.
At night-time we fly on swan's wings
as Immortals in Tir na nOg."



(Song and drawing by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

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Fellowship of Isis Prayers & Blessings

March 7, 2017

The Junonalia

 
Entry for March 7th in "Juno Covella" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
 
Roman: JUNO; The Junonalia. (Philocalus, Kai. anno 354) "March 7. Junonalia."  (Enc. Brit. 1810 ed.) "Junonalia, a festival observed by the Romans in honour of Juno. It was instituted on account of certain prodigies that happened in Italy, and was celebrated by matrons. In the solemnity . . two images of Juno, made of cypress, were borne in procession. Then marched 27 girls, habited in long robes, singing a hymn to the goddess; then came the decemviri, crowned with laurel, in vestments edged with purple. This pompous company, going through the Vicus Fugarius, had a dance in the great field of Rome; from thence they proceeded through the Forum Boarium to the temple of Juno . . and the cypress images were left standing. This festival . . is fully described by Livy, lib. vii. dec. 3. The hymn used upon the occasion was composed by Livius the poet."
 
 
(photo of Shrine of Juno/Cancer, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick)
 
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