Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Memory of Rt. Rev. Laura Janesdaughter

Rt. Rev. Laura Janesdaughter

September 17, 1941 - May 27, 2013

Laura Janesdaughter: In Memoriam an account of her work as priestess and the founding of her Iseum, an account of her consecration as an Archpriestess and a copy of the ritual, as provided by Linda Iles. The announcement of her passing written by Letecia Layson, link to an extensive interview with Laura conducted written by Joanne Young Elliott and links to Laura's websites. Available on Fellowship of Isis Central

Photo above, of Laura visiting Crossbones cemetery in London. The photo was taken by Caroline Wise, who consecrated Laura as an Archdruidess in the Druid Clan of Dana at a sacred well at Bride's Mound, near Glastonbury a few years ago.

Goddess bless you Laura, now and always. 

All photos © and used by permission. Text © Fellowship of Isis Central Website, Circle of Isis Advisory Board. All rights reserved.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

From Olivia Robertson and Minette Quick: Be Like the Dandelion

25th May, 2013

Going down to the Temple with Olivia this weekend to take photos of some of the most recent changes she has been making, I was struck by the way light appeared to be shining out of every Shrine. It was as if the energy had increased exponentially over the past few weeks.  It was absolutely wonderful and when I mentioned this to Olivia, she said that one of our members had recently described an experience of receiving a surge of power as she entered the Gateway to Brigid’s Well Shrine - and that an image of a Dandelion had arisen in her mind - associated with the energy of Archangel Michael! To my astonishment, the message and the words she used to describe this experience were almost identical to those I had received and recorded from him myself, many years ago!  The Dandelion, known to all in this part of the world, its glorious profusion of sunny yellow flowers and multitude of successive globes of winged seed, array every hedgerow, field and ditch in Ireland each spring, and is virtually indestructible!

As Olivia has recently described some of her own mystical experiences with Archangel Michael in Isian News, she has asked me to share this with our Fellowship members.    

“Be like the dandelion,” said Archangel Michael, “which strikes its root deep and strong, then throws up its sunny flowers in season, then changes its form miraculously into a globe of winged seed messengers, forming a ball of thistledown, poised for the slightest breath of wind to sail away.  Remain ready, remain steady, assured that your time of flight will come, rooted deep with knowledge and confidence that all phases of the life-cycle are equally important and all phases are inherent in all that you do and all that you can become.  Who knows where the winged seeds will be blown on the wind?  Who knows where the soil will receive the seed?  Who knows which way the wind will blow?  There is a greater plan and it all depends on how you view it.”

The word ‘Tenacity’ came to mind, together with the image of thistledown, not unlike that of the Dandelion. 

Minette Quick ©

Changing Faces of the Temple - May 25, 2013

The Druid Clan of Dana
The Noble Order of Tara
The College of Isis
Notices of their Dedication are displayed in the pre-druid
Well Shrine of Brigid

Notice of the TEMPLE of ISIS, Clonegal
Below painting of SCOTA
Listed as forbear of the Robertsons
Descended from Ancient Egypt

At the Gateway Entrance to the Well Shrine,
Notice of Dedication in Gaeilge to Brigid,
Who had a Priory near the Castle

Shrine to Sun sign of Libra
Presided over by NIAMH
Who brought spiritual knowledge of
Atlantis, the Sidhe (Faeries) and Dana
To Oisin a human Irish hero.
Dedicated to The College of Isis,
Wooden plaque of Coat of Arms of Magdalen College, Oxford,
Where family scholars studied under the auspices of Magdalen as spiritual teacher.
The continuation of this takes place in the Old Mill House,
Which houses lectures, exhibitions and events of various kinds.

Shrine of Sagittarius,
Presided over by THE MORRIGAN, Queen of All Rivers at Full Flow,
 All Springs & Wells, She is the Virgin Source – the Baive.
 Her husband is THE DAGDA MOR, Chief of the Danaans
She is also AN CAILLEACH, the Widow, She Who Weeps.
Where Her Daughter, a tributary, joins her,
A Goddess Centre is traditionally established.
. The Castle is on the Banks of the River Derry (‘Daire’)
which is a tributary of the ‘River of Healing’- the Slaney (‘Slainte’).
The FOI as a Daughter of the Goddess has established the ‘New Awakening’
And dedicated it as the Druid Clan of Dana,
Based in the Druid Grove in the Wilderness in the grounds of the Castle.

Presided over by Child Figure of BRIDE to the left.
The notice on the wall represents the
Of The Tears of Truth & The White Dove
Of the Holy Spirit descending into the Grail

Original High East Window
Shrine of the GOD ANGUS OG
 & the Silver-White Power of ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
Dedicated to members of the GOLDEN DAWN
On the Wall below is
The GODDESS TARA Who Presides over
The Noble Order of Tara
In Her FOI Priory in The Old Abbey in the Castle grounds,
And is represented here by a plaque
Dedicated to Her Service to all Nature

On the Main North-East Wall,
Painting of
She Presides over the New Atlantis, the Americas & the British Isles.
She has a statue of ATLANTIA outside the Temple
 We also have Her on the banks of The Derry, (‘Daire’) ‘River of Swans.’
The Water of Heaven descends upon the Earth
And sinks down into the Underworld with Persephone & other Goddesses,
And then springs forth, drawn up by the Sun,
Becomes cloud and descending returns to Earth as Rain.
Ireland is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and all rivers ultimately flow back to Her
Brigid Na Mara

“We all come from the Goddess, and to Her we shall return,
Like a drop of rain, flowing to the Ocean.”

All photos by Minette Quick, text by Olivia Robertson. All text and photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

News from Olivia

 Olivia, Cressida and Eimear
Three Castles, Co. Kilkenny

May 14th 2013

Here we are in this Romantic Ancient Irish castle, later Vicarage! We are working in harmony from the Taurus period – Hathor.

It is good to welcome Olivia, Cressida and Bob as we look at the gorse in full flower and the cherry blossom confetti welcoming the growth towards high summer in the weeks to come. We feel comfortably full from a sustainable feast prepared beautifully by Howard from a rich harvest foraged from the garden and local producers.

This is what fellowship is all about! Alchemy – the golden flow that animates and connects all existences. That is why good triumphs – evil is only the shadow of the real. We are united in this place in love and harmony.

With love,

Olivia, Cressida & Eimear

 Eimear, Olivia and Cressida

 Bob, Olivia and Cressida

Photos courtesy of Eimear Burke, photos are copyrighted and used by permission. Text and photos copyright Fellowship of Isis Central Website and Circle of Isis Advisory Board.