February 18, 2016

Shrine of Pisces

 "Gandarvi Devi in Yoga pose (statue from Angkor Vat).
In the corner is the Shrine of Andromeda.
Olivia Robertson’s ancestor, Lord Rosse, was the first to find the
galaxy of Andromeda, which he called “a firmament.”
Perseus is shown rescuing Andromeda."

(Artwork and commentary by the late Olivia Robertson, photo copyright M. Quick)

February 7, 2016

Imbolc Festival

"The time of Brigid, recognised from early times as both Goddess and Saint is very precious to us all in Ireland, as her spirit recognises the true unity of spirit upon which the Fellowship was founded."

Click to read a report of the gathering held yesterday at the FOI Foundation Center:

(photo of  Brigid Na Mara, Well Chapel, copyright M. Quick)

February 3, 2016

From Cressida Pryor: Imbolc Letter

Dear Friends,

I delighted yesterday in taking a walk and admiring the view, admittedly in growing twilight but a few minutes before five in the evening...and long for the afternoon to fully reclaim this time again as her own...the days are slowly drawing out...

We are however meeting often unwelcome strangers in the guise of Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude and now Henry; the storms that have brought devastation to many homes and lives...surely climate change deniers are hushed?

So now we light candles, and rejoice in Imbolc’s stirring of new life... Seamus Heaney paints with words the magical time after stepping through Beloved Brigid’s rope girdle:

They could feel the February air
Still soft above their heads and imagine
The limp rope fray and flare like wind-born gleanings
Or an unhindered goldfinch over ploughland.

This is a time to hold the hope and promise of spring as lightly as the tiny feathers in the finch’s wings, spread open, hovering through soft February air...

Leading us to the door that now stands ajar in preparation for the 40th Anniversary celebrations...the time is beckoning and plans are made. Whether you are able to come to Huntington or remain closer to home I hope you will find time to give thanks for those times, the Divine inspiration, the struggles, the vision and the spirit of the Foundation Centre and the Founders and all those who bring the Fellowship to life and fruition...to give thanks and celebrate what has been and what will be...

With thanks to you all, love and blessings,

FOI Letters and Correspondence

February 1, 2016

Feb 2016 Oracle: Goddess Neith

"Only fear self-deception.
For in reality, Truth bears the most beautiful face of all the Deities."

This month's Oracle is from the Goddess Neith.  You may read it and also hear a historic audio file of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson giving the Invocation and Oracle at this link:


(photo copyright Alice Smeets, all rights reserved.)