August 28, 2017

Fellowship of Isis Prayer

"We thank you our Holy Mother Isis
for your Love, Beauty and Truth,
which surround us now and evermore." 
(FOI Prayer by Olivia Robertson, photo of the Foundation Center High Altar, copyright M. Quick.)

August 22, 2017

Sun in Virgo

Blessings of the Sun in Virgo!  Olivia Robertson wrote this about the Constellation of Virgo:  
 "Behold the Virgin holding her wheat ear, the star Spica! Above her, Bootes drives the wain around the Pole Star and by him are Virgo's loyal hounds, the Canes Venatici. Centaurus, half man, half horse, is below her hand, tamed by her gentleness. The Virgin shines above the sea monster Hydra, who bears on his mighty coils Corvus, the Prophetic Crow and Crater, the Mystic Cup. The Libran Goddess stands nearby, weighing Virgo's golden grain on her scales, while the harvest is protected by the rampant lion, Leo."

(Quote from the book "Sophia".  Photo of the Shrine of Virgo at the Foundation Center Temple, copyright Minette Quick.)

Fellowship of Isis Online Liturgy

August 20, 2017

Solar Eclipse Blessings

To celebrate the solar eclipse, here is an archival audio clip of Olivia Robertson as the Oracle of Hathor:

(mp3 / 1:36mins / 379kb)

 Audio transcript:"The sun is our Heaven, yours and mine. Every dawn you see it rise and it culminates, and then it appears to leave you, sinking in the West. But in reality it is always there, awaiting you. For all of you are children of the sun. Your solar bodies are hidden in earthly flesh, as the sun is hidden during an eclipse. It is through your solar bodies of light and warmth that you hear not only the voices of those attuned to you on earth, but you also begin to receive words from the whole Company of Heaven. Your vision extends to seeing the divine form of myriad-colored Deities, and your minds are enabled to understand their spiritual teachings. Listen then for the voices of the Goddesses and Gods, and allow your vision to accept their presence. When the sun shines at day you do the works of earth: but when the outer sun is hidden in night, then is it time for your souls to awaken. The solar Spirit that shines in each of you and in all beings shines forth in glory!"

("The Sun Goddess Awakens" drawing by Olivia Robertson, copyright reserved.)

August 14, 2017

Lime Tree Avenue: Foundation Center

Quote from the booklet "Clonegal Castle", by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson:
"The trees forming the Front Avenue are mainly Lime trees with a few Sycamore; they were planted in 1680 from France. In 1933 Mr. Fitzpatrick, of the Forestry Department, included some of these for measurement. Two of them, on the right side, looking down from the castle were found to be 110 feet, the tallest recorded lime and sycamore in Ireland at that time."
Archival Link:
(Photo copyright Durdin-Robertson, Huntington/Clonegal Castle)

August 7, 2017

Foundation Center Lughnasadh Festival

"And framed perfectly between the trees, a distant view of Mt. Leinster
looks down in blessing upon the Rose Garden, this special place
where we celebrate the love and unity at the Heart of the Fellowship,
represented by the many faiths of our members worldwide."
Click on the link below to read Minette Quick's report on the Lughnasadh festival at the Foundation Center:

(2011 photo of Goddess Hebe statue with Mt. Leinster in the distance. The Durdin-Robertson family have since transformed this area into a traditional Rose Garden laid out within low box hedges and gravelled walkways.)

August 6, 2017

Lughnasadh Letter from Cressida Pryor

"Divine Mother of us all, may we all find stillness of mind
in these often busy and confusing times."

Letter from FOI Steward, Cressida Pryor:

August 1, 2017

August Oracle: Kundalini

"If you truly seek My creative energy with good intention,
find Me in the Heart of Love."
The Oracle for the month of August is from the Goddess Kundalini.  You may read it in full by clicking on the link below: 
(Photo copyright Dennis Murphy, from "Olivia Robertson, Priestess of Isis" DVD.)