Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Isian News Brigantia 2020

Greetings! Isian News Issue 175, Brigantia 2020 has been published!

Cover art: “Bast the Soul Healer” by Olivia Robertson (Original piece of art, used by permission, courtesy of Kasey Conder) Oracle: Meditation and Oracle of the Goddess Bast by Olivia Robertson. Editorial: Contemplating the Divine Feline by Linda Iles. Daily Attunement Times & FOI Daily Prayer. Announcements: New Translations of the FOI Liturgy; Prayers for Australia; Occultists’ Book of Days by Judith Page; New Book and Oracle Deck by Normandi Ellis; Travel to Egypt with Normandi Ellis and Amy Auset Rohn. FOI Events. Reports. Muses Symposium. Goddess World. Animal Family of Isis. Dulce Domum: Rita Morgan; Patricia Griffin. News from Members and Centers. FOI Manifesto. FOI Union Triad. Sister Websites: Official FOI Groups on Facebook. Michael Starsheen; Caroline Wise; Kasey Conder; David de Roeck; Hamsadevi; Celia Thomas; Mana Youngbear; Kasey Conder; Sarah Rooke; Brandon Zickerman: Mariposa; Anniitra Ravenmoon; Ivana Modesto; Rain Graves; Demetria Nanos; deTraci Regula; Justin Howard; Diveena; Marylyn Motherbear; Jeff Iles; Anandha Ray; Marie Clewley; Denise Dumars; Bea Salmon Hawk; Kenneth Bearden; Maria Agape; Luke Eastwood; Ness Bosch. Heartfelt thanks to all those members who contributed to this issue!

Oracle of the Season for Brigantia 2020

A new Oracle of the Season "Bast, Mother Goddess of the Earth" has been published. This is a transcript from a recording by Olivia Robertson. Enjoy!

(Photo of Olivia Robertson courtesy of Dennis Murphy of Logic Reality)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Prayers for Australia

Members of the Fellowship of Isis have viewed the devastation in Australia with heavy hearts. As of 14 January 2020, the bush fires have covered an estimated 46 million acres or 186,000 square kilometers.  The loss of life, the loss of homes and of personal property is distressing enough on its own. But coupled with that, it is estimated that a billion animals have died in the wild, which may drive some already endangered species into extinction. Members of the Fellowship of Isis all over the world send their prayers to the people, animals and land of Australia. Aset Shemsu, the members of the Fellowship of Isis, continue to invoke the deities of the land for healing, protection and rebirth. Evohe Isis!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dulce Domum: Patricia Griffin

Patricia Joan Griffin, Priestess
Dulce Domum December 12, 2019

In loving memory of Patricia Joan Griffin (née Cahill), who passed away after a long illness. She was one of the original members of the Fellowship of Isis and a longtime participant in rituals at the temple at Clonegal castle. Patricia founded one of the first lyceums in the College of Isis of the Fellowship of Isis. It was named the Lyceum of Aine and Sophia and operated in Dublin, Ireland. Patricia was designated a member of the Archpriesthood Union when it was founded by Olivia Robertson in 1999; and appointed by Olivia as a member of the Circle of Brighid in 2004, and the Nemeton of Dana in 2006. She was chosen by Olivia Robertson as the priestess who would head rituals at the temple at the castle when Olivia was no longer able to do so. The trust Olivia placed in her, spoke volumes of Patricia’s integrity and capabilities as a priestess. Olivia often referred fondly to Patricia when conversing with visitors at her home and during her travels outside of Ireland. 

Olivia once wrote: “I’m trustee of the Temple of Isis here and my nephew owns the castle. Archpriestess and Hierophant Patricia Griffin will assist in maintaining festivals, and because of her I know rites will continue to be performed there when I’ve gone.”  

Unfortunately, Patricia Griffin was, by the time of Olivia’s death, not able to fulfill this role due to health issues. Patricia was a resident of Dublin, Ireland, and was known and loved by many in the Fellowship of Isis and wider Goddess community. She was respected and enjoyed a friendship with both Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson for many years. 

Olivia Robertson also shared that Patricia was related to a prominent British political family, that of British Prime Minister Henry Asquith and Baroness Violet Asquith. The Baroness was a Dame Commander in the British Empire, who entered politics when it was rare for women to do so, and rare for a woman to be taken seriouisly! Patricia was also related through this family to the actress Helena Bonham Carter, according to Olivia, and was a distant relative of Florence Nightingale.

Patricia was featured in the segment about the Fellowship of Isis in “The Occult Experience” filmed by Neville Drury in 1985. Patricia was one of the FOI members asked by Olivia to participate in recording audio tapes of FOI liturgy rituals. An ordination of a member of her lyceum as priestess was filmed for a program which aired on the Learning Channel, produced by the University of Los Angeles in 1997. Patricia Griffin, we thank you for your years of faithful service and we say your name that you may live! May you dance along the starry pathways!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

FOI Liturgy Circle for 2020

Fellowship of Isis (FOI) Liturgy Study Circle 2020 Calendar
Based on Noble Order of Tara and Isis of Alchemy degree work of the FOI Spiral of Tiamat and Star of Ishtar

Every 2nd Sunday of the month.  2 pm Mountain / 1 pm Pacific Standard Time
Free, all welcome to attend or attune
Degree sponsorship offered via FOI Center(s).

From FOI Liturgy booklets by Olivia Robertson published on
Fellowship of Isis Central (www.fellowshipofisiscentral.com)

1. Gaea: Initiations of the Earth
2. Isis of Alchemy
3. Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess
4. The Rite of Dana

Monthly Ritual Schedule

January Ray VIII:
“The Jade Pylon of Earth: Oracle of the Rainbow Goddess Tara”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

February Ray I:
“The Jade Pylon of Mars: Oracle of the Goddess Ama-Terasu No Kami”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

“The Rite of Dana”

April Ray II:
“The Amber Pylon of Venus: Oracle of the Goddess Atlanta”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

May Ray III:
“Isis and Osiris: The Judgment”
from “Gaea: Initiations of the Earth”

June Ray III:
“The Topaz Pylon of Mercury: Oracle of the Goddess Radha”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

July Ray IV:
“The Emerald Pylon of Jupiter: Oracle of the Goddess Sekhmet”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

“Tara and Lugh: The Ordeal of the Danaan Treasures”
from “Gaea: Initiations of the Earth”

September Ray V:
“The Obsidian Pylon of Saturn: Oracle of the Goddess Brigid”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

October Ray V:
“Porta Mystica. The Soul Enters New Spheres: Oracle of the Goddess Dana” from “Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess”

November Ray VI:
“The Opal Pylon of Uranus: Oracle of the Goddess Mumuna”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

December Ray VII:
“The Amethyst Pylon of Neptune: Oracle of the Goddess Ariadne”
from “Isis of Alchemy”

Olivia Robertson, Fellowship of Isis (FOI) Co-Founder and ArchPriestess, is the author of the Fellowship of Isis Liturgy. More information about the liturgy can be found here: Creation of the Fellowship of Isis Liturgy

Liturgy Booklet Links

Artwork by Olivia Robertson, all rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Loving Memory: Olivia Robertson

Remembering Olivia Robertson
April 13, 1917 – November 14, 2013

Celebrating Her Life and Remembering Her Vision

“I had been thinking of this, about our Arcadian dream of connecting spiritually with where we live. I had a vision of the Aquarian Grael in a room in our north-west wing. In the main keep, directly over the Holy Brighid Well, came my vision of Isis. She appeared in the north at Samhain, 1946. I feel we can all link our spiritual adventures with our homes. This earth is where we grow. An eagle needs a nest.”

“The birds call their song of hope to wandering souls,
Pilgrims in search of their lost heaven.
Within the Mother’s Home
is hidden the Source of Life.”

(Excerpt from a letter received from Fellowship of Isis co-founder Olivia Robertson, dated January 19, 2011)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

New FOI Liturgy Translations

Two new FOI liturgy translations from English into Italian have been uploaded. They are ritual no 4. "Magia Lunare Delle Maree" from "Urania" and "Consacrazione di un Ierofante" (Consecration of a Hierophant). They are both in pdf files, available here: Compagnia de Iside Liturgia in Italiano 
A warm thank you to Ivana Modesto of Pharmakou Potnia Lyceum for this wonderful contribution.