June 22, 2017

Foundation Center Summer Festival

 
Report on the Summer Solstice Festival at the Foundation Center:
 
 
 
 
(photo by M. Quick, copyright reserved)


Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events

June 21, 2017

Sun in Cancer

 
Olivia Robertson wrote:
"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 Berossus 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." 
 
Quote from "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess"
 
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(photo of the Shrine of Cancer, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved.)

June 20, 2017

Solstice Blessings

 
(mp3 / :41 sec / 323 kb)

Audio transcript:
"This is the time of the Summer marriage of the Goddess and the God.  Whichever age you are, the mystical marriage of Deity is within yourself.  There are those who seek the Higher Marriage - the marriage of Spirit with Earth - and the time has come for us to regain Immortality with the harvest of our own individual Soul."
 
 
 
 
("The Above and the Below are One" by Olivia Robertson, art and audio copyright reserved. )

June 12, 2017

Audio highlight: Divine Alchemy

 
Listen to the late Olivia Robertson in this audio clip:
 
(mp3 / 1:00 min / 233 kb)
 
Audio transcript:
"There is a polluted river of grief and rage and every emotion flowing deep below our everyday awareness. Freud described this as the Unconscious.  It works through group telepathy and poisons families, races, religions.  We need bravery to allow this river to flow openly through us - not to block it, because we ourselves are creating it.  Only by facing evil can we perform the Divine Alchemy of transforming hate into love, fear into faith, violence into peace. So shall we cleanse our world from our own nightmares.  When even one of us does this, the poisonous river of death becomes the cleansing river of tears and so reaches the sky, drawn upwards to the sun, and rains upon us, the pure waters of Life."


("A Visionary of the New Aeon", by Olivia Robertson, artwork and audio copyright reserved.)

Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Audio Gallery

June 4, 2017

We invoke thy grace

 
"Holiest of the Holy, great Goddess Isis, perpetual comfort of mankind, thou whose beautiful grace nourishes the whole world. Whose heart turns towards all those in sorrow and tribulation, as a mother's to her children, we invoke thy grace. Hallow our shrines with thy protecting wings that bringeth shade to the weary of heart, jubilation to the distressed and rest to sufferers. Bring vision and healing, thou who with thy breath bringeth the dead to life: thou friend of Thoth, bring us wisdom. As thou dist restore thy husband the God Osiris, bring us also thy everlasting love and life."



Archival Link:
Fellowship of Isis Liturgy

(Quote from "Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson.  Photo copyright M. Quick.)

June 1, 2017

June Oracle: Goddess Gangur

 
"My way is to teach such pilgrims
to empty themselves of ego and accept a Guide."
 
This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Gangur. 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.)

May 21, 2017

Sun in Gemini

 
Happy Sun in Gemini!  Above is a photo of the Shrine of Gemini at the Foundation Center Temple in Ireland.  You may also hear the late Olivia Robertson, during a meditation on the "Window of Gemini" by clicking on the link below:
 
Meditation on the Window of Gemini
(mp3 / 3:16 min / 765kb)
 

Audio transcript:
"We reach the window of Gemini. The picture shows a young man and woman embracing each other, their wings reaching upwards to two stars. They head a spiral procession of twins winding like a serpent through indigo space. Each, man and woman, twins. Suddenly a wind blows open the window and we see the constellation of Gemini itself. Hear the words of Meylo Moya, Sage of the Builders of Zimbabwe. 
 
Look for the Star! That star does not rise, nor does it set: it holds a fixed place beyond the clouds. O seeker, know that this Nature in which you live and labour is the battleground of the Gods of Storm. Not until you dominate strife will the clouds of fury lift, and the Star illumine the sleeping earth. Then while the Star flames upon the way may you rest with Peace and raise the veil from Her Face. Ngisi kuve hambaseke kahlese! Which in arcane Bantu means: Follow thou after Peace.'
 
Look upon the orange star, Pollux, of the Gemini twins. Within its aegis is the Heaven of Zimbas. Its rulers are the Rain Queens, each known as Queen Mujaji: 'She who must be obeyed.' 
 
Now, gaze upon the other star of Gemini, light years apart and yet one to our vision: the white star Castor. Within its pure light dwell Mawu and Li-Sa, first of the seven twin deities. Hear the words of the Berber sage Meylo Moya: 'I mounted seven steps of Rainbow Crystal in the Temple, and three more of Opal. And I knelt and adored the Sacred Star. And the crystal pavement of the Temple became a pool, clear as a perfect mirror reflecting the midnight sky. And I heard these words: If thou wouldst be perfect, O servant of Life, thou must dwell in the Light and work in the Shadow. Ili Tongo ka lase nwaya zu ze esu nka dhlineni. May thou and the United All dwell together in Eternity.’
 
Ponder upon the wisdom of ancient Africa.”
 
 
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(photo of Shrine of Gemini, Foundation Center Temple, copyright reserved)

May 15, 2017

Foundation Center Beltane Festival


"To truly feel, know life,
we must know Her in the presence of Nature."

Cait Branigan of the Circle of Brigid shares this report on the Beltane Festival at the Foundation Center:




(Entrance to the Old Abbey photo, copyright reserved)

Archival link:
Foundation Center Temple Events


May 10, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Credo

 
FOI CREDO
By: Olivia Robertson
 
"We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
Evoe Isis!"


FOI Prayers and Blessings


(Painting of Isis and Osiris by Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick.)

May 2, 2017

Cressida Pryor: Beltane Letter


"Let our fellowship bridge those years when we meet
to celebrate the festivals; find time to meditate and
contemplate and allow the flow of compassion from
the sacred feminine to serve the world’s need for peace."


Letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor:
 
 
 

May 1, 2017

Oracle for May

 
"My wisdom and joy is gained through a
generous acceptance of new understanding."

The Oracle for the month of May is from the Goddess Dana.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:




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

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)

Archival Link:
FOI's Noble Order of Tara

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)