Saturday, June 4, 2011

“The Cult of the Goddess” a lecture by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson

Originally included on Fellowship of Isis Central in 2010 as an excerpt, the entry has been updated to include the entire text, the introduction by Nicola Gordon Bowe and the two versions of the cover of this work. It was issued through Cesara Publications twice under the original title "The Cult of the Goddess" and a third time as "The Religion of the Goddess".

We have also included interior illustrations, list of Errata, two scans of the title page of both "The Cult of the Goddess" (second edition, 1978) and "The Religion of the Goddess" (third edition, 1982) with handwritten dedications by the author, FOI Co-Founder Lawrence Durdin-Robertson.

The first edition (1975) and second edition (1978), both issued with the title "The Cult of the Goddess" featured the same cover. The first edition is slightly larger. The first edition is printed with brown ink on tan paper. The second is on off-white paper with black ink.

The third edition (1982), under the title "The Religion of the Goddess" has a dark gold cover featuring a drawing by Olivia Robertson. The interior is white paper printed with black ink. On the inside of the front cover of this edition is the following description of Olivia's design:

"The Cover design, by Olivia Robertson, represents the Goddess sitting on the Holy Table. It is based on the High Altar of the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle."
We hope you enjoy viewing items from all three of the editions of this book issued by Cesara Publications. Cesara was the personal press of FOI Co-Founders Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Durdin-Robertson.

"Cult of the Goddess" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson

New additions to Fellowship of Isis Central from the works of Lawrence Durdin-Robertson will soon be made available.

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