May 29, 2013

The Passing of Rt. Rev. Laura Janesdaughter

Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Laura's friends and family, and all members of her many centers and groups:

(photo of the statue of Brigid, Well Temple, Clonegal Castle, copyright Minette Quick)

May 27, 2013

New Temple Photos

Seven new photos of the "Changing Faces of the Temple", were received from Minette and Olivia this morning.   You may enjoy them all by going to this link and clicking on the May 25, 2013 page:

(Photo copyright Minette Quick:  "Notice of the Temple of Isis, Clonegal, below painting of Scota listed as forbear of the Robertsons, descended from Ancient Egypt.")

Be Like the Dandelion

Minette Quick has written a lovely letter of one of her experiences in the Temple and has shared it at Olivia's request - you may read it here:

May 25, 2013

Castle Fountain

Fountain with Clonegal Castle in background.  Olivia wrote about this photo:  "Same view Director Stanley Kubrik took for opening shots in 'Barry Lyndon'!"

Archival link:  Castle Photo Gallery

May 20, 2013

Shrine of Gemini

"Companions on the quest for Intuition and Clear Minds, know that the constellation of the Dioscuri, the Twins, is depicted in the Denderah Zodiac of Ancient Egypt as the Lion God Shu, Bringer of flowing waters, and His twin the Lion Goddess Tefnut, Lady of Heaven. They are shown facing each other, holding hands. These Divine Twins were born of the Goddess Nebhet-hotep, Great in Magic, Wife to the God Atum of primaeval waters. The Lion Pair in their turn brought forth the Goddess Nuit of the starry sky, and the God Geb, of the earth. Isis and Osiris, sister and brother, were born of these, and the rest of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis, which includes Shu and Tefnut, Isis and Osiris, Ra, Geb, Nephthys, Horus and Hathor. The virtuous are revived through Tefnut: 'I have brought to him the Goddess Tefnut and he liveth! The soul which dwelleth in Tefnut abideth in bliss in Her realm Beyond death'. Thus to the Egyptians, Gemini was the House of Life here and in the next world. It was also the sphere of twin souls...
"Let us meditate upon the constellations of Gemini. Castor and Pollux are in verity far from each other; yet the constellation holds many twins. Gemini, guide of mariners, rises high above the sea of heaven. Far above Auriga, the Charioteer, drives the Great Wain about the Pole Star. The twins shine among many animals, the lynx, the unicorn, the lesser dog. Gemini rises beyond the reach of the creatures of the abyss, Hydra and Cetus. It is the constellation of the Mind and Spirit which through Hermetic alchemy unites the realms of this life and the next, and draws together twin souls."
Olivia Robertson
"Sophia, Cosmic Conciousness of the Goddess"
(Photo by Minette Quick: "Shrine of Gemini by the South Portal of the Castle Temple. The Goddess Vesta of the Eternal Flame is represented by a giant face, painted on a mirror. Behind is a 3-tiered candelabra. Vesta is also shown within Her Greater Self, as a brass mask, thus showing the twin aspect of Gemini.")

May 15, 2013

Now in paperback: Isis of Fellowship

"Isis of Fellowship, How the Fellowship of Isis was Founded" by Olivia Robertson is now available on in paperback format.  Members in the U.S. may order immediately and we will let you know just as soon as this is available on Amazon's European sites as well:

May 9, 2013

From Olivia Robertson

Olivia Robertson asked us to share this note with you:

"My every single Blessing sent forth -
bring you all magical Japanese origami 
and flowers that grow magically into beautiful dreams.
Let FOI help you all help other people a bit lonely to find their own voice!
It's a Irish faery gift of Blarney!
Love, Olivia"
(photo of Olivia Robertson by ZoĆ© d'Ay.)

May 1, 2013

May Oracle: Goddess Nuit

The Fellowship of Isis Oracle for this month has been uploaded and includes an audio file of Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson.  You may read and listen to it here:
(Drawing of Nuit by Olivia Robertson, cover of "Nuit", copyright OR & FOI-Crossroads Media.)