Sunday, May 21, 2023

A Safe Haven


Everyone deserves a peaceful and safe home – this can take the form of a physical home, a hearth dedicated to the Goddess, it can also be a quiet place within oneself, where our heart is the altar of the Goddess (or the God). As we walk upon this earth, we know our time upon it is limited. Earthly life provides a priceless opportunity to find internal harmony, which is expressed in the outer or material world through Temperance - uniting Justice with Compassion. And so it is within our wonderful Fellowship of Isis – we don’t point fingers, we don’t seek conflict, we do not vilify. Instead we learn, we educate, we grow.
The Fellowship of Isis was conceived, founded and dedicated to further awareness of the Divine Feminine and to bring balance between the Goddess and the God. Our purpose is to assist humanity's awakening into the Golden Age of Peace. The Age of Peace is sorely needed.
Fellowship of Isis Central exists to provide a safe haven, so that certification and degrees are not rescinded, teachers are not shamed or nullified. We honor the autonomy of the workings of every FOI center, which is inspired by the inspiration of the tutelary deity/deities of that center. If one does not agree with the workings of a center, leave the founder and the members of that group alone in peace.
The Manifesto of the Fellowship of Isis clearly outlines the principles upon which we are based, that of peace, tolerance and respect for all spiritual expression.
I say to any who need to read these words: “Sheathe the Sword.” May Healing Rays be sent forth in Peace for All FOI Members, and for All Beings.
Linda Iles
FOI Central Website Manager, member, FOI Union Triad
Photo of FOI co-founders Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, courtesy of Loreon Vigne

Friday, April 21, 2023

Oracle of the Season: Beltane 2023


A new Oracle of the Season has been uploaded to Fellowship of Isis Central Website - Oracle of the Goddess Mahadevi, featured in ritual no. 7, in "Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess":  “I am without: I am within: I am the Lover and the Beloved: I am the Knower and the Known: I am the Harmony that reconcileth all things. Know Me.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Isian News Beltane 2023


Beltane Blessings, Aset Shemsu! Isian News no. 188, Beltane 2023, has been published! The cover features a lovely photo of FOI co-founder Olivia Robertson carrying an offering of flowers to the Belvedere on the grounds of Clonegal Castle. This issue features the Oracle of the Goddess Mahadevi and the ritual Festival of Wesak from the FOI liturgy book “Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess” and “Psychic Rescue Work” by FOI co-founder Olivia Robertson.  Editorial “The Time of Blessings” by Hamsa Devi. Book Reviews: “Little Book of Qi” by Janet Seaforth; “Euphrosyne & Harty Spring” by Sonia McNally; Book Recommendation: “The Girl in the Tunnel” by Maureen Sullivan. Heartfelt thanks to the following members for their contributions: Marie Alexander; Normandi Elli’ Caroline Wise; Linda Iles; Patrick Norwood MacAllister; Sara Gamberoni, Kasey Conder, Alexandra Axinte, Michael A. Starsheen; deTraci Regula; Hennie van Geel; Claudiney Prieto; Celia Thomas; Christine Rhone; Baya Rouzoul; Setjataset; Mana Youngbear; Denise Dumars; Sarah Rooke; Ivana Modesto; Shannon Michaela Doree Smith; Ossian D’Ambrosio; Ann Brigit Waters; Sheila Broun. Dulce Domum: Ayah Buonaugurio.


Thank you to all who contributed photos, reports, articles, poetry, and news from their centers!


You may view the current issue as a pdf at this direct link:


Isian News Beltane 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Happy Anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis!


Blessed Vernal Equinox, Aset Shemsu! Today we honor the founding of the Fellowship of Isis, which was established on theVernal Equinox in 1976. Did you ever wonder why the founders chose this date? Olivia expressed her views in an interview given at the Nesu House, Isis Oasis, in 2003. She offered some beautiful insights the reasoning why this date was chosen, including this passage: "Spring marked the time of ancient Egyptian harvest. My brother, through his studies, discovered the four faces of Khufu’s pyramid are slightly concave - as commented upon by Petrie; the intent of this construction may have marked advent of the equinoxes. Lawrence discovered the pillar of Osiris, known as the djed, was used as a kind of celestial measuring-pole. The djed, when shown tilted, symbolised the Autumn Equinox and the confinement of Osiris within the coffin; whereas the djed when upright, denotes the Spring Equinox and the recovery of Osiris by Isis." You can read the whole interview at the link below.

Photo courtesy of Loreon Vigne

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Isian News Brigantia 2023 issue no. 187


Isian News for Brigantia 2023 has just been published! This issue features a statue of the Goddess Astarte. Oracle of the Goddess Astarte by Olivia Robertson Editorial by Hamsadevi of FOI Germany. Reflections on the FOI by K. Matthew Bearden. Daily Attunement Times & FOI Daily Prayer. Announcements: FOI Reception for Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago and a Reminder: Central/Global Websites of the Fellowship of Isis. FOI Events. Reports from Members: Christine Rhone, Setjataset, Mana Youngbear. Muses Symposium: Lady Isis Cerridwen, Ruth Dalrymple Austen, Sara Gamberoni, Caroline Wise, Ann Brigit Waters, Linda Iles, Setjataset. Goddess World: Mana Youngbear. Animal Family of Isis: deTraci Regula. News from Members and Centers: Heartfelt thanks to Rosie Weaver, Michael A. Starsheen and Kiel Milner, Amy Auset Rohn, Denise Dumars, Ivana Modesto, Sarah Rooke, Ann Brigit Waters, Sara Gamberoni, Thalia Brown, Mana Youngbear, Hamsa Devi, Shannon Michaela Doree Smith, and Marie Clewley.    Dulce Domum: Ruth Dalrymple Austen, Alma Gunn, Markee Antillon, and Phoenixa Sol. FOI Manifesto. FOI Union Triad. Sister Websites. Official FOI Groups on Facebook. 


Isian News Brigantia 2023 issue no. 187

Monday, November 14, 2022

Remembering FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson


Today, we remember and honor the legacy of our much beloved Olivia Robertson, who passed on November 14, 2013. Olivia carried the transfiguring fire of the Isian Current. She was keenly aware and cut through pretense. And she did so with a stunningly careful choice of words, and/or even, with a laugh. She did this without embarrassing or belittling, and always gave something back, so that those who spoke with her came away uplifted and inspired. For her time and the station to which she was born, Olivia broke the mold! Many simply don’t realize what she faced, the courage that was required to live as she did. We reap rewards sown by her deeds and her life to this day. She always found the good in people and sought to strengthen the most positive aspects, through a summation that she was able to perform instantly. Those of us who had the honor and pleasure to know her, believe that she was able to “see through the veil” that shrouded the true immortal nature of each one of us. Dearest Olivia, we say your name that you may live!

Olivia Robertson Page on Fellowship of Isis Central


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Isian News, Beltane 2022, Issue no 184


Beltane Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue no 184, Beltane 2022 has just been published. I wish to thank all the contributors, and especially Ivana Modesto of Italy and Claudiney Prieto of Brazil for their contributions in their native language and in English. Their contributions to this issue reflect the international presence of the Fellowship of Isis community. Thank you Ann Waters, Caroline Wise, A. Auset Rohn, Ness Bosch, and members who contributed photos and comments honoring Olivia Robertson on the anniversary of her birth; Michael Starsheen, Anna Urosevich Applegate, Setjataset, David de Roeck, Mana Youngbear, Hennie van Geel, Celia Thomas, Donna Swindells, Olivia Ciaccia, Shannon Michaela Doree Smith, Christine Rhone, Denise Dumars, Sarah Rooke, Hamsa Devi, Ossian d’Ambrosio, Kat Robb, LaTonya Nichole Benson Moon, and to all members of our wonderful FOI community – you are amazing!


Isian News Beltane 2022 issue no. 184