March 20, 2018

42nd Anniversary of the Fellowship of Isis

Happy anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis!  The FOI was founded on the Vernal Equinox of 1976 by Olivia, Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson.

To celebrate, here is a brief audio clip of Olivia Robertson describing Spring in Ireland (see transcript below):

(mp3 / 24 sec. / 192 kb)

Audio transcript:
"In the time of Spring, when daffodils are out and all nature in Ireland opening her myriad eyes of flowers: bird's-eye, bluebells are beginning to come.  It is new and so are you, in your soul. . ."

You may also learn more about the history of the Fellowship of Isis by going to this section of our website:

(photo of Castle courtesy Durdin-Robertson family, both photos and audio copyright reserved)

March 19, 2018

Cressida Pryor: Spring Letter

"The individual reflects the cosmos
and the cosmos reflects the individual."

Click below to read Cressida Pryor's letter to the  Fellowship of Isis in full:

March 7, 2018

Booklet Highlight: The Religion of the Goddess

This is a transcript of a lecture given by FOI co-founder Lawrence Durdin-Robertson at the opening of the Wexford Arts Centre on October 26, 1974.  The cover illustration is by his sister, FOI co-founder Olivia Robertson and is based on the High Altar of the Temple of Isis at Clonegal Castle.  It may be read in full at the following link:

March 1, 2018

March Oracle: Goddess Atlanta

"Your heritage is love and happiness."

The Oracle for March is from the Goddess Atlanta.  You may read it in full and listen to audio of Olivia Robertson by clicking on the link below:

(Statue of Atlanta at the FOI Foundation Center Castle, copyright reserved.)

February 18, 2018

Sun in the constellation of Pisces

Blessings of the Sun in Pisces!  Click below to listen to an audio clip of Olivia Robertson during a past ritual: 
(mp3 / 1:36 min / 755 kb)
Audio transcript:
"My friend, you in your time and place and me in mine, are having a mystical meditation, contemplation, of the constellation of Pisces and all it means.  It's a water sign you know, dual, connected with fishes.  We may smile at our ancestors thinking there are fish in the sky, but I would have you know that the Magi of the past came to our simple ancestors and gave them profound spiritual truths by using not only the names of their wildflowers and trees and their own names, but what they called the constellations.  Thus, they would ask: 'what is that in the sky?' And the people would say: 'ah, so they/them are two fish tied together'.  And the Magus would say: 'ah my friends, I have something to tell you about those fish', and they would use that part of the sky with its radiations tuned-in to what the people called it.  Hence, profound mystical truths were given to the human race through the vast picture book that we call the sky.  And the people said the Gods from the sky taught them, and beings - possibly denizens from the stars themselves, Sirius, wherever - came and taught them great mysteries beyond any of our sciences."
Olivia also wrote this meditation of the constellation of Pisces:
"Companions, let us contemplate the constellation of Pisces! We see the pale form of the fishes, the North-Western fish's tail near Aries holding the place of the Spring Equinox. Above shines Andromeda and her Mother Cassiopeia. Flying near the Eastern fish is the glorious winged horse Pegasus! Below Pegasus, replenishing the sea of Heaven is Aquarius and below the fishes is Cetus the whale. When Dione with Her Son Cupid fled from Cetus, the Goddess was rescued by the Piscean fishes, who carried Her and Cupid to safety on their backs. For Venus is exalted in Pisces and none may harm Her who rules the starry sea! Behold the river Fluvius Eridanus flowing below Cetus, and to the East of the fishes rises the White Bull of the Sea, Taurus. Know that the constellation of Pisces brings dreams and fantasies and the sound of distant bells of forgotten lands below the sea. Let us surrender to the tideless sea and allow our souls to float at ease in contemplation of the Mystery of Pisces. . ."
(Quote from "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson, Shrine of Pisces  photo by Minette Quick, audio from the FOI Homepage, all copyrights reserved.)

February 12, 2018

Imbolc Festival Report

"At the open Well of Brigid, Her words arose
fresh and vibrant as the day they first came to Olivia,
and our Steward joined with us in Invocation
and all were blessed with water from the Well."
Click to read the full report on the Imbolc Festival at the Foundation Center Temple:
(photo of the Well of Brigid, copyright Minette Quick)

February 1, 2018

February Oracle: Goddess Brigid

"So though in a mortal body,
you shall shine forth as an immortal Spirit."

The Oracle for February is from the Goddess Brigid.  You may read it in full and listen to audio of Olivia Robertson by clicking on the link below:

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

January 31, 2018

Letter from the FOI Steward

The Imbolc letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor, has been uploaded.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:

January 26, 2018

Book Highlight: Isis of Fellowship

"Isis of Fellowship, How the Fellowship of Isis was Founded" was written by Olivia Robertson in 2002. From the Foreword:

"In my 85th 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."
This book relates how each aspect of the Fellowship of Isis came into being as Olivia Robertson personally experienced it. An original Oracle and illustration begins each of the nine chapters, which include: 1) Foundation: The Throne of Isis, 2) Return of the Priestess, 3) The College of Isis Revived, 4) Spirals of Light, 5) Dana's Land of Immortality, 6) Ladies and Knights of the Green Earth, 7) The Goddess Has New Helpers, 8) Isis Prophetis, and 9) The Muses Symposium.
This book is available for purchase worldwide:  FOI Online Bookstore
You may also read the entire Foreword here:  Isis of Fellowship Foreword

January 19, 2018

Sun in Aquarius

Happy Sun in Aquarius!  The Shrine of Aquarius is located in the Temple Sanctuary of the FOI Foundation Center and is dedicated to the Goddess Amaterasu No Kami.  Click below to listen to Olivia Robertson in a past ritual: 

(mp3 file/3 mins/692kb)

Audio transcript:
"The air and water of Aquarius symbolize spirit in union with emotions.  You rise above the situation in Aquarius - you have some terrible row or some problem at your work, or you've been having rows with people - the Aquarian method is to rise above it and look down and it becomes in proportion.  You don't ignore it.  Have you any problem, don't hide it away and then it pops out at you later when you sleep in a nightmare.  Face it now and rise above it - look down on it from this starry standpoint.  All problems vanish when you are your true Self, for we are only players in this shadow world.  Now, at the birth of a new aeon, we look ahead, now we've solved our problems, to what we plan for our own future, not only now but in future lives, whether on earth or in the stars. . . There is no jealousy, envy or hatred in the new aeon, for we share others' triumphs and glories.  There's no competition.  As we feel this, we feel the waters of Aquarius and the stars pour through us. . . Happiness is not yesterday or tomorrow, it is NOW and that now extends like ripples right through the whole of one's being.  Sorrow passes, joy lasts forever.  You are receiving inspiration from the stars. . . and you can see the star Cassiopeia, the great "W" in the sky, the northern constellation and you know that beneath, below the south pole, is Aquarius.  And the stars are always there.  There is no loss.  We are shrouded with a starry mantle.  When the sun goes down the stars are seen: so in Winter, when our earthly vitality perhaps decreases, our inner spirit shines forth. . ."

(Photo by Minette Quick, audio from the FOI Homepage, copyrights reserved.)

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January 11, 2018

Fellowship of Isis Daily Prayer

"Holy Goddess Isis, Mother of all beings, come to our hearts.
Grant us, Thy children, Love and Joy, Wisdom and Abundance.
We offer Thee our loving care for all who are born of Thee."
(FOI Daily Prayer and drawing of Isis on glass copyright Olivia Robertson, Foundation Center Temple, Ireland.)

Archival Link:
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January 1, 2018

Happy New Year - January Oracle

"For all that is real in the Greater is
spelled forth through symbols in the lesser."
Happy 2018!  The Oracle for January is from the Goddess Sarasvati.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below:
(Photo copyright Dennis Murphy, from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)

December 22, 2017

Sun in Capricorn

Blessings of the time of Capricorn!  Click below to listen to audio of Olivia Robertson speaking of the myths behind the stars:

Audio transcript:
"At Clonegal Castle in Ireland, it is Winter in the constellation of Capricorn. Let us contemplate this mystery of the humble Earth at the far distant stars of Capricorn, which some saw as a sea goat. Teachings given to us by the Magi. For they would ask a simple person: "my friend what is that in the sky?" They would say: 'it's goat's horns.' And the Magus would say, 'I will tell you concerning that goat.' And so the starry book revealed myths not known to astronomers, yet written in the Book of Fate. Despise not the myths of the stars, for they were linked to the simple imagination of humble fellow friends who gazed at the sky and called them names, and the teachings were given. And so their souls were brought nourishment. Let us contemplate the Earth and the constellation of Capricorn. . ."

(Historic photo of the Shrine of Capricorn in the Well Chapel by M. Quick.  Photo and audio copyrights reserved.)