Monday, January 29, 2024

Isian News no. 191, Brigantia 2024


Brigantia Blessings, Aset Shemsu! Isian News for Brigantia 2024 has been published. You may view it here: Isian News, no. 191, Brigantia 2024

Photo: Well of Brigid as it appeared in the 1990s in the temple at Clonegal Castle, Ireland.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Blessings of the Fall Equinox

Blessings of the Season! This message from the Goddess Kore was received by Olivia Robertson to honor the Fall Equinox:

"Some of you hear My voice in the silence. Many see My face. From Me you learn ideals that shall come to pass. You learn that you are kin with every being on this planet; for though you prevail with intellect and dexterity, every creature and thing has its individual spirit in the Divine World. And I am Sister to all.

So bring the eternal Sphere of reality into manifestation into this shadow world which reflects it. For alas, the image has become distorted. Unity of Heaven and Earth is attained not through duality, through opposing forces, but through wholeness. The Ideal expresses itself through Nature as we love, each and all and honour Truth.

Do not forget happiness and laughter, and even kindly tears! These show forth My Presence. I rejoice with children and young animals and birds. I am with you in music and poetry and the dance. Birdsong is Mine and the gentle falling of rain is My transparent veil. Look also above at the stars, for from thence I come in fullness."

Art by Olivia Robertson, of the Goddess Maya, as Mother of the World.

Quote from Oracle of the Goddess Kore from 'Eleusinian Mysteries' in "Panthea"

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Blessed Summer Solstice!


Blessed Summer Solstice! "The teaming summer has come, bringing life in its arms, and strews rosy flowers on the face of hill and dale. In lovely harmony the wood has put on its green mantle, and summer is on her throne, playing her string music. The willow whose harp hung silently when it was withered in winter, now gives forth melody - Hush! Listen! The world is alive!" ~ 'Summer. Rite of the Sun' from "Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson.

Photo: Midsummer Alchemical Wedding courtesy of Dennis Murphy of Logic Reality

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