Sunday, May 1, 2016

Isian News - Beltane 2016

Cover art: "Scota" - a painting by Olivia Robertson

Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue No. 160, Beltane, 2016 has been published. This issue features the cover art "Scota" and the Oracle of the Winged Isis and Oracle of Horus of the Golden Eye by Olivia Robertson. Contents include an editorial by Arthur Freeheart, several reports of FOI activities worldwide, listings of upcoming FOI events, two announcements from the FOI Union Triad: Order of Signs, Sigils and Seals, and Goddess World. A new book has been published from FOI members: "The Art and Oracles of Olivia Robertson." There are also many lovely offerings from FOI members: poetry, articles and photos. Plus news from Members and Centers. This issue is 52 pages in length!

A new Oracle of the Seasons has been uploaded. For the season of Beltane we are contemplating twin oracles: Oracle of the Winged Isis and Oracle of Horus of the Golden Eye. These oracles come from the FOI liturgy book "Sphinx, Goddess Myths and Mysteries" ritual no. 3, written by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy 40th Anniversary to the Fellowship of Isis!

Greetings Aset Shemsu! Celebrating 40 Years of the Fellowship of Isis!

  Commemorative Edition of Isian News – Celebrating 40 years of the Fellowship of Isis, founded on the Vernal Equinox, 1976. This issue features previously unpublished photos and insights of the FOI Co-Founders, along with two announcements from the FOI Union Triad: 1. Order of Signs, Sigils and Seals.  2. Goddess World. An Announcement of a new book “The Art and Oracles of Olivia Robertson”.  Other features include articles by FOI members and the late FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson; all dealing with the Past, Present and Future of the Fellowship of Isis.

 Order of Signs, Sigils and Seals – with deep thanks to members of the FOI Union Triad. Designed to help the devotee discover the hidden keys of the Mysteries of Isis and Osiris. This new series of study was created to honor the wishes of Olivia Robertson as demonstrated in her announcement in 2012.

 The Veil of Isis – originally published in the Mirror of Isis, Beltane 2010, is available in the Olivia Robertson section on the Fellowship of Isis Central Website.

Photo of FOI Co-Founders Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson courtesy of Caroline Wise. © Fellowship of Isis Central Website. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Goddess World

The FOI Union Triad is pleased to announce "Goddess World" - based on a project that was near and dear to the hearts of FOI Co-Founders Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson. We hope members will enjoy participating, by sharing research on sacred wells, springs, rivers and streams, woods, mountains, groves, caves, all manner of sacred sites worldwide. Entries will be featured in each issue of Isian News.

Olivia and Lawrence used to include sections titled "Goddess World Wells" and "Goddess World Woods" in issues of Isian News. Kasey Conder inspired the continuance of these projects through his sponsoring of the Fukushima meditations and his organizing of the Ploiaphesia at Isis Oasis in March this year.

Art by Olivia Robertson. © FOI Central Website

Friday, January 29, 2016

Isian News, Brigantia 2016 & Oracle of the Seasons

Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue No. 159, Brigantia, 2016 has just been published.

Cover Art: “Osiris, Isis and Horus” by Olivia Robertson. Oracle: Oracle: The Goddess Isis of Egypt by Olivia Robertson. Editorial: What is the Fellowship of Isis? By Maury White-Hereford. Daily Attunement Times & FOI Daily Prayer. Announcement: A Call to Peace: FOI Union Triad. Biography: Hamsa Devi (Claudia Wehmeyer). FOI Events: FOI 40th Anniversary Celebrations (for all members). Book Salons and Workshops: TOI Long Beach. Summer Solstice Faire, Long Beach. Isis Symposium. Annual FOI Convocation at Isis Oasis. FOI Chicago Annual Goddess Festival. Isis Oasis: Noon Rites, Sunday Services. Circle of the Sacred Cauldron. FOI Liturgy Circle. Reports: Weighing of the Heart for Olivia Robertson. FOI Priest on TV in Brazil. Dulce Domum for Paris. Mystery of the Labyrinth. Muses Symposium: Book review: Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology to Sekhmet. Dancing by Hennie van Geel. The Flood by David de Roeck. Prayer to Nuit at Winter Solstice by Linda Iles. The Trio by Máire Doyle. A Fragrant Bouquet of Blessing by Claudia Wehmeyer (Hamsa Devi). A Message of Peace by Apu Adman Aghama. Lady of the Mist by Lady Isis Cerridwen. Celebrating Summer at Midwinter by Michael A. Starsheen. Some Memories to Share Today by Marie Clewley. For the Love of the Great Mother by Hennie van Geel. News from Members and Centers. Dulce Domum: Mary deWitt: Remembrance by Denise Murray Allen. Jean Williams: Remembrance by Caroline Wise.

A New Oracle of the Seasons has been uploaded. For the season of Imbolc we are contemplating the beautiful Oracle of the Goddess Isis of Egypt, from the FOI liturgy book "Sybil, Oracles of the Goddess" by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson.

Painting of Isis, Osiris and Horus by Olivia Robertson, from the private collection of deTraci Regula. Used by Permission.


Monday, December 14, 2015

2016: 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Fellowship of Isis

FOI Co-Founders Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson

Details are beginning to take shape for the upcoming celebrations to honor the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 2016. There will be celebrations worldwide on the exact date, and also many remembrances offered throughout the entire year of 2016. FOI 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Photo: courtesy of Olivia Robertson 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Call to Peace

Aset Shemsu – The Retinue of Isis
Aset t fem. det. shm s w “go, walk” det. plural sign

Moving Forward in Peace
The path of peace is a road less travelled; it has many lanes yet only one direction and that is to move forwards, counting swiftly to a sunset on the horizon. Our days on this earth are numbered, and we have important work to do for the Goddess; for we have dedicated ourselves to actively participate in the manifestation of Her Divine Plan. As stated in the Manifesto, promoting Awareness of the Goddess is our first mission, but we also venerate the God. We remember "The Goddess Always Adds, She Does Not Subtract." We are the Guardians, the Children of the Light, this is our true heritage, and as such we should stand for truth and peace. We have been in limbo in some ways, we have striven truly, we have endured. It is enough. We have had our silence mistaken as weakness, but this is not the case. Now is the time to move forward - let us do so in love and peace. We stand upright, equal unto all beings, willing to walk in peace. Let us walk together peacefully, united by our commitment. Let us ask ourselves now "What can we do to make the world a better place" and get on with our work in accordance with the Divine Plan of Deity. We have been turned inward for over a year, addressing internal issues within the FOI. It is time to progress along our chosen paths within the Fellowship of Isis, as inspired by Deity. We have been asked by those long gone to turn outwards to fill the vessel and energise the fountain of light. It is time to travel as Aset Shemsu - Retinue of Isis - and bring the Light of the Goddess Isis, Our Beloved Mother of All, into a world that so desperately needs it. That is the real reason we are here. That is the path of our calling - a reason to be as the Sunrise illuminating all those who live in shadow. Let's place our focus on Isis, and all those in need. Let us share Her Gifts of Love, Light and Healing with all those upon this Living Globe that we share. May this work generate goodwill, compassion, loving cooperation and deepening friendship amongst all those with an open heart worldwide. We are committed to the maintenance and continuance of the FOI Co-Founders’ vision, in accordance with the Manifesto of the FOI. We are Fellowship of Isis.
“Isis of the Aquarian Age, continue to pour forth Your Wisdom and Help us all to Manifest Your Divine Plan!” ~ FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson

FOI Union Triad
   On behalf of the Aset Shemsu
   In accordance with the directives of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson

Monday, November 2, 2015

2016 FOI Convocation

Mark Your Calendars! The 2016 FOI Convocation sponsored by the Temple of Isis at Isis Oasis Retreat Center, Geyserville, CA will be held Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10, 2016. The Patron Deities are Shu and Tefnut. For more information please contact: Isis Oasis Retreat Center

Photo: Shu and Tefnut, detail of the Stele of Ousirour, Priest of Amum at Thebes, Ptolemaic Period. Louvre Museum, N2699