November 22, 2015

Shrine of Sagittarius

Blessings of the Sun in Sagittarius!  The Shrine of Sagittarius is found in the Well Chapel at the Foundation Center Temple.   Click on the link below to hear an audio clip of the late Olivia Robertson giving a guided meditation of the Window of Sagittarius:

Temple of the Zodiac Meditation - Sagittarius
(MP3 file - 4:30 mins./1mb.)

Audio transcript:
"We face a hill surmounted by the Temple of the Zodiac. Now, begin to climb up this hill. . .we reach the South-West portico flanked by two female sphinxes. We now enter this Temple. There are 12 stained-glass windows. In the center is the altar of the perpetual flame of everlasting life. Come to the window of Sagittarius. The window depicts a Goddess enthroned on a mighty rock of ages. She is crowned and bears in Her right hand a sceptre surmounted by a golden eagle. In Her left hand She holds a mighty crystal orb. Above Her on the left is a crescent moon shining down above a winged white horse. On the right is a rayed sun illuminating a peacock with raised tail of blue and green and gold.

"A sudden wind blows open the window and we see the nine mighty stars and the fifty-four lesser stars of constellation of Sagittarius. Protected by the starry bow of the Centaur lies Arcadia. Friend, enter Arcadia of the Starry Bow of the Goddess Diana, leader of the dance of the Muses and receive joy and love and enchantment from the Immortals. This is the realm where rest those who accept divine commands with faith and happiness. But linger too long here and you will be the lotus-eaters, who sit by the Arcadian stream, unendingly smiling, bereft of strength, purpose and wit.

"I want you now to pass through this window. How you've envied those with spiritual faith, the serene countenance of a nun, the absolute acceptance of a follower - of Diana or any Deity - obedience, and in that obedience: certainty, peace, joy, no questioning, no struggle, peace, no war, cared for, loved. Enter Arcadia. Just to let go - to let go the separated self, to obey the rule, to follow the guru, the teacher, to accept the Divinity totally, like slipping back into a warm pool surrounded by still water lilies, for what can grow in tumult?

"Nothing matters without happiness, so accept and drink of the pool of happiness in your cupped hands . . the happiness the Goddess Diana gives. . .the sounds of birds. There is someone you love reflected in the pool and you look up and see this one, smiling at you. Here you are together, forever when you return here, it's always here.

"But even as we lapse into complete peace and happiness at a distance, we hear a voice say: "come back, come back, come back from Arcadia." Reluctantly we drag ourselves back. We return to the Temple of the Zodiac, and from thence down the hill and you find filled with the elation and joy of the Goddess that you return to your own time and place."


(Photo by M.E.K., and audio file are both copyright reserved.)

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November 13, 2015

Honoring Olivia Robertson

Please join us in lighting a candle in honor of Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis.  Also see the post below to listen to an audio file of Olivia describing her experiences with the Silver Lady, the Goddess who first inspired her.
Olivia Robertson wrote in 2000:
"I am proud that FOI has always emphasized that the Deities and the whole Company of Heaven are real and immortal. As their offspring, we partake of this immortality, if only we claim Divine Mother (and Father) and our Spiritual Brothers and Sisters."  

(photo by K. McDonough, quote by Olivia Robertson from personal correspondence: both copyright reserved.)

The Silver Lady

In remembrance of the life and work of Olivia Robertson (see the above post), we share this drawing and audio file where she describes her experiences with the Silver Lady:
(mp3 file, 1.85mb, 4:02 mins)
Audio transcript:
"She who inspired me to do all my work, came to me, at night in 1946 at Imbolc; about Feb. the 1st, I saw her. I associated her with snow, because she came at midnight in the snow with the aura of stars and moon. It was at the time of Capricorn still, getting on to Aquarius - that queer, cold, magical time of midwinter, moving to spring. She told me to get out of bed, which I did reluctantly because of the bitter cold, and put on my red cardigan. Now I guess she wished me to know that she WAS REAL. But she was made of different substance, of crystallized white light, her hair raven black, her dress was cut in v-shapes of different cloths - violet and blue-green. I knew that they were blended together, the material, in some way - not sown. She unwound a white scarf. Her face had delicate features. To me she was absolutely real, as physical reality to be absolutely real, but obviously in different dimensions. She told me to sit, and she sat facing me.
"The extraordinary thing is, that I could not remember one word of our half hour's conversation. Now I believe I was not meant to remember in the surface of my mind, that I had to have free will to work out what I wanted to do as well. This has influenced me all my life - whatever our conversation was - from the depths, like the depths of the ocean. My own feeble telepathic abilities were as nothing in comparison with the clarity and power of her thought-stream. This was the first Goddess who had come to me. By Goddess, I mean an advanced feminine Being. The visits were a very rare occurrence, with years inbetween. I knew she belonged to a more spiritual and wise race of being. At the close of our communion - it was communion - she rose and I thought: 'she has a dignity of a queen, the grace of a ballet dancer and the power of a gymnast!'
"At that date I had not heard of UFO's, so could not make out at all what was this small plane which she had to wait for? Goddess or no Goddess, she had to wait for some, what I thought, was like a little Aer Lingus plane. And above all, what was the giant ship in the sky that the plane would take her to? I gathered it was as big or bigger than the Queen Mary liner, and that to me was immense. I think that size in the sky made of some wonderful substance like this Lady - well, I couldn't understand it at all - I was overcome.
"A year or so later, I had a vision of the Silver Lady, as I called her, appearing in a wretched slum dwelling with an African family of some immigrants, in utter poverty, which then existed in the Dublin slums, which I'd worked in for four years. I looked after children in the most terrible conditions. What struck me was her power. She stood, straight and slim, and raised her right arm in command. Her left arm she gestured downwards in utter dismissal of such conditions. It reminded me of the figure of Christ, in Michelangelo's Last Judgment: one arm up, the other down. It's as if you call down the powers of heaven with your left hand and execute them with your right. It was a call to action."

Archival Link: FOI Audio Gallery

(Drawing of the Silver Lady by Olivia Robertson, personal collection, copyright reserved.)

Fellowship of Isis Healing Prayer

"The Healing Wings of Isis
Protect, Enfold and Awaken you!"

(Prayer and illustration by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

Archival Link:
FOI Prayers and Blessings (with audio)

November 10, 2015

Samhain Festival at Foundation Center

"There is much richness in the intimation of immortality
to comfort and sustain us through the deep emotions
of letting go of the past to make way for the new."
Click below to read the full report on the festival at Clonegal Castle this past weekend:

(photo of High Altar, Foundation Center Temple, copyright M. Quick)

November 1, 2015

Oracle for November

"Each star my veil surrounds with darkest night
Yet clothed in soft doves' feathers I abide."

The Oracle of the Month for November is from the Goddess Allat.  You may read it in full here and also listen to an audio file of Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle:


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