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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Inauguration of the Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena

Announcing the Inauguration of the Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena, as we go forward and continue honoring the wishes of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. This is the first project to be completed for the Fellowship of Isis under the guidance of the FOI Tri Unions. The index page for this new offering within the FOI is titled "Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena." You may read about the creation of this order in the Guidelines section, at the link provided on the Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena page. Work was completed on this order in July, 2015. We waited to make the announcement in the Season of Samhain, according to Olivia's original plan.

Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena

Artwork: "Athena Palladium" by Olivia Robertson

Oracle of the Season

A new Oracle of the Season has been uploaded. This beautiful Oracle of the Goddess Isis through her Priestess, Olivia Robertson, was originally featured in Isian News issue no. 4 (Spring, 1977). It was replaced in the liturgy when an Oracle of the Goddess Sarasvati was published with the Evening Rite in "Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess." This oracle has not been featured in FOI offerings since 1977.

Oracle of the Season

Photo of Olivia Robertson as oracle provided courtesy of Dennis Murphy of Logic Reality.

Isian News, Issue No. 158, Samhain 2015

Samhain Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue No. 158, Samhain, 2015 issue has just been published. 
Cover: “Pallas Athena, Goddess of Light and Darkness” by Olivia Robertson. Oracle of the Goddess Isis by Olivia Robertson; Editorial: The Goddess Athena by Olivia Robertson; Daily Attunement Times & FOI Daily Prayer; FOI History: Excerpt from a Letter written by Olivia Robertson. 
Announcements: Inauguration: Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena; Vision of Pallas Athena by Olivia Robertson; Musings on the Order of the Shining Helmet of Athena by Caroline Wise; FOI Aegis Circle of Hierophants by Maury White-Hereford. 
FOI Events: Our Lady’s Prayer Circle; Sunday Services and Noon Rites, Isis Oasis; Circle of the Sacred Cauldron; FOI Liturgy Circle. Reports: Ocean Mothers and Gods of the Deep, Temple of Isis/Long Beach; FOI Convocation, Temple of Isis, Geyserville; Parliament of World’s Religions, Salt Lake City. 
Books: Musings I & Musings II: by Michael A. Starsheen; The Queen of the Sky: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast. 
Muses Symposium: Goddess Art Wall Calender 2016; The Emerald Tablet by Maire Doyle; Ares and Athena by Michael A. Starsheen; Ritual: Rainbow Lineage of the Goddess by Claudia Wehmeyer; Goddess of the Sacred Landscape by Claudia Wehmeyer. 
News from Members and Centers: Appointments, Centers, Experiences; Dulce Domum.
You may view the current issue as a pdf at this link:

Isian News Samhain 2015

Artwork: "Pallas Athena, Goddess of Light and Darkness" by Olivia Robertson

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wildfire Update: Prayers for Napa and Sonoma Counties, California

The Isis Chapel at Isis Oasis Retreat Center: photo, Loreon Vigne

Received from Rain Graves, regarding fires in northern California: "Friends, they are evacuating up North. If you know anyone who needs a place to go, Isis Oasis is taking as many as we can. Please connect with your friends in Calistoga, Harbin, Napa off the 29, Berryessa, and Lake County."

And From Mana Youngbear: “Isis Oasis is safe. I want to assure those who are concerned, Isis Oasis is surrounded by highways and grape vineyards, and is next door to the Geyserville Fire Department. The Fire Department feels confident that Geyserville is going to be fine. It’s the very best place to be. Naturally ... so I am relieved. Put a shout out to everyone at the Isis Oasis Sanctuary for helping the evacuees of the Valley Fires. If anyone wants to donate to their cause, let me know.”

From Linda Iles: “Isis Oasis is serving as a sanctuary at this time not only for human evacuees, but also for animals in some cases. Loreon was well respected in her local community and hosted the annual dinner for the Chamber of Commerce in Geyserville. The local chapter of the Red Cross is directing those who must evacuate to contact Isis Oasis. The director of Isis Oasis, deTraci Regula, and the staff are dedicated to helping as many in need as they possibly can.”
A notice from Rain Graves, Director of Fundraising at Isis Oasis Retreat Center:

We are 22% funded towards our goal of $4000, which in the grand scheme of things isn't much, but for us, it's a heck of a lot. This money is buying toiletries, gas, and food for three meals a day for those staying with us. Many are from Harbin.

As the Red Cross is stretched to capacity, we are lucky to be able to accept all we can fit on our ten acres here at Isis Oasis. 
Please share this link with your Friends/Communities:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chicago Fellowship of Isis Convention

This is the 22nd year for this event!

Friday evening, Sept. 25, 2015: Chocolate and Champagne Reception 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Sponsored by members and friends of the Lyceum of Eleusis & Alexandria Mishigami, the Iseum of Hathor * Neith * Maha-Lakshmi, The Rekhet Akhu, and Life Force Arts Center.

Location: The Mankind Project Chicago Lodge,
1900 W. Fulton St., Chicago IL 60612
Plenty of free street parking!

9:30 AM – 10 AM Registration - Festival 10 AM to 7 PM

“Uranus. The Coming Forth By Day.”
Dedicated To The Goddesses Isis & Nephthys, Nut, Neith, Hathor, Sekhmet, & Maat - Honoring the Gods Heru, Asar, Thoth, Anubis, and Set.

Speakers include: Althea Northage-Orr of the Hermetic Fellowship and Transformational Techniques; FOI Priestess Rev. Gayle Mack of the Keys to Ascension; FOI Chicago Clergy Rev. Anna Applegate, Rev. Vince Hawkins, Rt. Rev. Demetria Nanos, Priestess Carolyn Hawkins, and FOI Priest in training Daniel Noga.  

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Write to:  Place "FOI Gathering" in the subject line.