Monday, December 14, 2015

2016: 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Fellowship of Isis

FOI Co-Founders Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson

Details are beginning to take shape for the upcoming celebrations to honor the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis in 2016. There will be celebrations worldwide on the exact date, and also many remembrances offered throughout the entire year of 2016. FOI 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Photo: courtesy of Olivia Robertson 

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.  

For more information:

On Facebook:

Life Force Arts Center:

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

Prayers of Healing

For the people of Bangkok:

"We who believe in Deity can truly help with the survivors who have lost people they love. We can give comfort to those hundreds who have lost their earthly bodies and are confused in the Astral sphere. ... May all beings be blessed by the Mother of All." ~ Olivia Robertson.

Light a candle on your altars and join in prayer worldwide during the FOI attunement times between 6:30 and 8:30 every morning and evening. 

Prayers of the Fellowship of Isis:

Photo: Olivia anointing and offering a prayer for healing in the Chapel of Healing, courtesy of P. McCarthy © Fellowship of Isis Central Website

In Honor of the New Moon in Leo

"But to those who acknowledge My Divinity, I present a different face. I am the Sphynx of the Galaxy. My Head is that of Virgo, serene and wise. My body is that of the noble Leo, and I bear the wings of the soaring hawk. I am what you make of Me! My riddle is concealed within your heart." 

~ Oracle of the Goddess Sekhmet, "Mystical Awakening of Leo and Sekhmet" in "Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess" by Olivia Robertson.

Art by Olivia Robertson: "Sekhmet" and "Female Sphinx". Photos by M. Quick, sent on behalf of Olivia Robertson © Fellowship of Isis Central Website

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Oracle of the Seasons

A new Oracle of the Seasons has been uploaded - the very beautiful and much loved oracle from the FOI liturgy rite 'Dedication of a Shrine to Isis' found in  "Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess"

Photo of the High Altar, dedicated to Isis of Ten Thousand Names © John Merron. Used by permission, all rights reserved.

Realm of the Moon, Realm of the Sun

“… a sensation comes now, you feel it in the base of your spine - a glow rising in you … feel this … the serpent Buto rising … You accept … you accept the energy brought to you freely, you do not refute, you surrender to the Great Mother, and you begin to rise up, to ascend from the abyss.

And from the darkness come all manner of colors, colored lights streaming around you. You are told that you are approaching the Realm of the Moon, the Mirror of Hathor. It reflects the sun and all the stars - here is a beautiful temple. You enter this temple of Hathor who is there with all the Moon Deities … you see a beautiful lotus pond, gleaming softly in the moonlight, and you are filled with this light. Look into the pool and see your immortal beloved, you reach gently down, the soft water falls through your hands. In silence now gaze into the pool and see your dream. It is here you find your angel guardian, bringing you joy and hope … your angel anoints your forehead from the sacred pool of Hathor, your future lies in this holy place, home of the Soul of Hathor. You feel indescribable joy, you feel a silvery light coming down into your forehead, it is glorious … you know this angelic being will guide you in your sleep. But you are told that you also cannot dream your life away! You are told to rise up …

You rise again, this time you ascend to the sovereign sun, to the temple of Ra. It is a golden temple with lions at the gates. You see the presiding Goddess - it is Sekhmet. She is crowned with the sun and sends out a glorious energy. It is the golden light that nourishes the earth.”

- from a transcript of a guided journey offered by Olivia Robertson during the FOI Convocation, Isis Oasis, Geyserville, CA, October 10, 2008. Artwork by Olivia Robertson titled "Sophia, the Lion and the Rose" cover of Isian News, Beltane 2012, Issue No. 144

Text and art © Fellowship of Isis Central Website

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Isian News Issue No. 157, Lughnasadh 2015

Summer Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue No. 157, Lughnasadh, 2015 issue has just been published. A previously unpublished editorial by Olivia Robertson and an article about an early FOI member, Brownie Pate, including a photo of her membership certificate from July, 1976.

Cover: Photo of Olivia Robertson conducting an Isis Wedding Rite at Summer Solstice by Dennis Murphy of Logic Realty; Oracle of the Goddess Isis by Olivia Robertson; Editorial: “I Imagine – Therefore I Create” by Olivia Robertson; FOI History: Brownie Pate: An Early FOI Member; First Iseums and Lyceums; Goddess Cesara by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson; Fellowship of Isis Daily Attunement Times; Witches Brew Magazine and Cauldron Radio; FOI Events; Special Report: Inner Sanctum Symposium on Infinite Possibilities, with photos; Apparition of the Goddess Dana by Carolina A. Amor, Apparition of the Goddess Dana by Tracy Kronzak; Books and Publications By Members: “The Magic of the Summer Solstice” by Danu Forest; Muses Symposium: Articles & Poems; News from Members and Centers: Appointments, Centers, Experiences; Dulce Domum.

From this time onward, issues of Isian News will not be uploaded in blog format. Instead they will be issued as pdf files.

You may view the current issue as a pdf:

Past Issues are available here: 

Current and Past Issues of Isian News (beginning with Issue No. 131 Brigantia 2009 onward)
Photo and text  © Fellowship of Isis Central

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Veil of the Goddess of Mysteries

"The Fates and the Oracles have to be veiled: Only the true seeker may face Them. So I rushed upstairs and found a beautifully embroidered black shawl. I arranged it under a cloth depicting two huge Ancient Egyptian Eyes, so that the veils blocked the Portal. The effect was magical! To enter the Cave of the Mothers one now has to lift the veil concealing the Goddess of the Mysteries.

What is the Veil of Isis? Mysterious and compelling, transparent yet concealing, it is the atmosphere that cloaks our earth. Psychically it is the radiating aura that surrounds each of us, wrapping us in our hopes and visions. Above all, the Mystic Veil gives us the promise of Divinity awaiting us just round the corner – if only we have the courage to lift the Veil." ~ quote from FOI Co-Founder, Olivia Robertson

(Photo of veiled entrance by Olivia Robertson, Photo of revealed Cave of the Mothers by David de Roeck)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Vision of the Goddess Pele

“This is the Goddess Pele. She’s shown me a prophecy of fire within the earth, exploding - which isn’t very cheerful! But the painting is a fractal, because you see the fire rising right up through the planes. I’m looking on amazed and aghast. [lower right corner] She awakened the top of my head - my crown chakra - which is the light, which linked up with “loas”, or other beings [upper right corner].” – Olivia Robertson, FOI co-founder. Painting of the Goddess Pele by Olivia Robertson.

For more examples of Olivia's art, please visit: Olivia's Art Gallery at Fellowship of Isis Central  (

Painting of the Goddess Pele and text © Fellowship of Isis Central 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Summer Solstice Faire - Long Beach, California

Anniitra Ravenmoon has sent the following notice: It's getting about that time again! Solstice Faire will take place on June 6th. Please come visit us and shop with our wonderful vendors! If you know anyone else that wants to vend, have them contact me for an application. For additional information please write to:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Isian News Issue No. 156, Beltane 2015

Cover art for this issue: "Amaterasu and Uzumi" by Olivia Robertson

Beltane Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News, Issue No. 156, Beltane 2015 issue has just been published. 

Cover art “Amaterasu and Uzumi” and Oracle of the Goddess Ama-Terasu-o-mi-kami by Olivia Robertson; Editorial: Hearth of the Goddess by Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson; Editorial: Olivia’s Rainbow Network by Michael A. Starsheen FOI History: Quote & Photo from a Newspaper Article; Fellowship of Isis Daily Attunement Times; FOI History: Photo and Announcement from Isis-Seshat; Announcement: FOI Foundation Union Triad; Registration in the Fellowship of Isis; Website Authorization and Copyright Information; Announcement: New Director of Isis Oasis Retreat Center; FOI Events; Books and Publications By Members; Muses Symposium: Articles & Poems; News from Members and Centers: Appointments, Centers, Experiences.

From this time onward, issues of Isian News will not be uploaded in blog format. Instead they will be issued as pdf files. 

You may view the current issue as a pdf: 

Past Issues are available here: 

Current and Past Issues of Isian News (beginning with Issue No. 131 Brigantia 2009 onward)

Art and text  © Fellowship of Isis Central

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FOI Foundation Union Triad

Notice to Members

Blessings of Isis, Dana and Tara! On the eve of the Vernal Equinox, March 19, 2015, the process of updating membership of the three FOI Foundation Unions was completed. Full details will be provided in the upcoming issue of Isian News for Beltane 2015.

"My brother Lawrence, his wife Pamela and I looked to the future at arrangements for the continuity of the work of the Fellowship of Isis globally. ... The general work of the FOI is carried out by the FOI Foundation Union Triad: The Archpriesthood Union, The Archdruid Union of the Druid Clan of Dana, and the Grand Commander Union of the Noble Order of Tara." 

(Excerpt from a message received from Olivia Robertson by the late Deena Butta, FOI Chicago, published in Isis-Seshat Magazine, Issue No. 30, Summer 2011) 

(Photo provided by Deena Butta. © FOI Central Website, all rights reserved.)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Registration in the Fellowship of Isis

Here is a scan of our original charter. We were authorized by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson in October, 2004 to accept registrations for the Fellowship of Isis. Our charter was written and signed by Olivia Robertson. Fellowship of Isis Central is authorized to facilitate the following:

1. Joining the Fellowship of Isis

2. To register new FOI members, new FOI appointments and new FOI centers

You may register through any of the following central websites. They have all received authorization from FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson:

Fellowship of Isis Central:

Isis of Utah:

Circulo de Isis:

FOI Germany:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FOI London Annual Event - June 7, 2015

She Speaks: the Oracle and the Priestess
 Sunday 7 June 11:00-5:00 

Talks, practical work, techniques and ceremony


At Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London WC1 7BS
Fellowship of Isis Annual London event, hosted in 2015 by the Iseum of 10,000 Names
£15.00 (booking & payment details to be announced; please do not call Treadwell’s directly)

               To be a vessel for the Oracle of the Goddess was an important function of the priestess in the ancient world. In the modern goddess revival, the oracle is a unique facet of the Fellowship of Isis and appears in all its ritual and ceremonial structure. Olivia Robertson provided her own oracles in the Liturgy. For those working in Lyceums or Iseums, the oracle is given spontaneously from a prepared priestess – an oracle can’t be written and practiced in advance, by its very nature! This event is open to all with an interest in the Goddess.

The purpose of this day is to look at the oracle in history and to give instruction on giving oracles in ceremony, having the confidence and trust to let the goddess speak and preparing the priestess who will bring the oracle through.  With talks, practical work and ceremony, we will look deep into the oracle and see its relevance for the modern age.

Speakers and presenters

Sheila Broun – priestess, artist and teacher at the Goddess Study Centre, Bath – discusses Agnes Whistling Elk's statement: “Dreams and Visions are the Essence of Sacredness.” Jocelyn Chaplin – priestess, author and artist at the Serpent Institute, London – “Oracles, Serpents and String Theory: Exploring the Secrets of the Delphic and Other Oracles.” Special guest Caroline Wise – priestess and author - will demonstrate practical techniques, preparation, invocation of the oracle, experiencing the oracle and closing down, including the oracles of Sekhmet of Fire, Elen of the Dream Ways, Ceridwen of the Land, and Thethys of the Sea.

Ceremony led by members of the Iseum of 10,000 Names, London

Booking & payment details to be announced; please do not call Treadwell’s directly.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

39th Anniversary of the Founding of the Fellowship of Isis

The Fellowship of Isis was founded on the Vernal Equinox in 1976, which was a very good year. The upcoming Vernal Equinox on Friday, March 20, marks the FOI’s thirty-ninth anniversary. This is a time to celebrate the Hearth of the Goddess, as originally conceived by the three FOI Co-Founders, whose sacred flame has spread to hearths and shrines throughout the world. So many gifted Members daily tend their private hearths, shrines and altars with due reverence to this Divine purpose. Let us join together on this day, by attunement in meditation, ritual and prayer – as this sacred Flame burns within our hearts, let it lead us to the Divine Inspiration of the Goddess – as we tend the flames of Her hearth in our homes, in loving memory of our past, enjoyment of our present being, and with rich anticipation of a sacred path we carve for our future.

Photo: FOI Co-Founders Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and his sister, Olivia Robertson, in the Conservatory. © Fellowship of Isis Central

The Flame Within

“A candle flame is not lessened when light is taken from it to light many other candles. There is more, not less light. Yet all the candle-flames come from the same source. … Light this candle from the hearth of Vesta. Share your power and your gifts with others and you will suffer no diminution, but rather add to your store of knowledge, power and happiness.” ~ Olivia Robertson “Flamma Vestae” from “Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess.” 

Photo: Olivia Robertson before the altar in the Main Temple, Isis Oasis, FOI Convocation, 2010 © Fellowship of Isis Central

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Isian News - Brigantia 2015

Greetings Aset Shemsu! The 2015 Brigantia Issue of Isian News is now available online. This issue features reports from members, news from centers, an announcement from the Star of Tara advisory board and a beautiful painting by Olivia Robertson titled "Brigid of the Five-Fold Fractal" on the cover.

About the Cover

Olivia wrote the following explanation for this piece: “I have painted a five-fold Palladium myself, superimposing it over a silver Piscean Madonna… She has vermilion hair, very long, and she holds her baby girl, also with long red hair. The baby holds a doll with spiky red hair. The doll holds a mini-doll ********
She is Brigid holding Bride: Magdalene holding Sophia. Something was lacking. Were we only to diminish in consciousness? No! So I painted giant hands coming out of a tumultuous sky, enfolding the figure in a maternal embrace.”  
(Excerpt from “The FractalGoddess of Solar Alchemy”, introduction to rituals 1 and 2, “Ishtar of the Starry Heavens”.) 

Statement - Star of Tara

The Star of Tara

The Star of Tara, an advisory board of the Fellowship of Isis, consists of the following members: Hamsa Devi, David de Roeck, Arthur Freeheart, Maury White-Hereford, Daniel Campbell, Christine Rhone, Johannes Nugroho Onggo Sanusi, Kasey Conder, Carolina A. Amor, Maire Doyle and Linda Iles. The Star of Tara has issued the following:

Statement- Star of Tara

The Star of Tara, an Advisory Board of the Fellowship of Isis, is committed to upholding the vision of Olivia Robertson and Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. We honor and safeguard the legacy of the work of the three Fellowship of Isis co-founders;continuing their legacy unchanged. We uphold the Fellowship of Isis as initiated by the three co-founders; to resurrect a tenant of vocation to the Divine, be it God or Goddess, furthering awareness of the Goddess, and initiation into Her mysteries. This is as true now as it has always been.

The Star of Tara is for that New Aeon. We still recognize in full the Druid Clan of Dana, Noble Order of Tara, College of Isis, Muses Symposium and types of centers, whether iseums, solar iseums, lyceums, groves and priories under the Sacred FOI Foundation Union Triad. The triad consists of the ArchPriesthood Union, the ArchDruidUnion and the Grand Commander Union. We are here to guide assist and walk with all those who have been called to vocation to the Divine.

The three FOI Co-Founders,Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson and Olivia Robertson created the following methods and practices of the Fellowship of Isis. They were written down by Olivia Robertson and published by Cesara Publications, the private publishing house of the FOI Co-Founders. Each numbered section is an exact quote extracted from the source cited in parentheses.

1. “The Fellowship is dedicated to spreading the religion of all the Goddesses throughout this planet. The Gods are also venerated. The Goddess is seen as Deity, the Divine Mother of all beings, as well as the embodiment of Truth and Beauty.” (Original Version of the FOI Manifesto, 1976)

2. “Creativity comes from the harmony of the psychic and earthly spheres. The Goddess needs our help,that She may bring Her era of happiness, wisdom and creativity to this earth.Each member who chooses to join the Fellowship dedicated to the Goddess may give a unique contribution. Every talent is needed.” (Original Version of the FOI Manifesto, 1976)

3. “The Priesthood of the Fellowship of Isis is hereditary in source through the Robertsons of Strathloch, and is passed to priestesses and priests of the Fellowship through the Rite of Ordination, also through touch and oil. Vocation is essential. The Priestesses and Priests may in turn ordain others, either through ceremony or through oil and touch, as was the custom in Ancient Egypt. The ceremony may be conducted at a distance through mutual arrangement.” (Original Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis, 1992)

4. a. “Vocation from the Goddess is essential for candidates for the Priesthood. When this Vocation is experienced, the would-be candidate should apply to a member of the Priesthood.Preparation varies according to the ways of each Iseum [or lyceum], but an initiatory period of a year would be the minimum time needed. The candidate chooses the Goddess or Goddess and God she/he wishes to serve in order to helpthe Deity in the Divine Plan. Ordination by Attunement is only used when the applicant is in an isolated position. Preparation may be made through a Correspondence Course.” (Original Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis, 1992)

b. Ordination is bestowed by the F.O.I.Priesthood through the ceremony “Ordination of Priestesses and Priests”, the Rite inspired by Isis for the F.O.I. Liturgy. The same Ordination ceremony conveyed through Telepathic Attunement is as effective as the physical Rite.Telepathy is the language of the New Aeon. (Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis,second edition, 1995)

5. “The College of Isis has been revived after its suppression 1,500 years ago. Like Aset Shemsu, the F.O.I. itself, it has always been alive in the Inner Planes. It is from these Inner Planes that its return has been inspired. As the College of Isis is part of the Fellowship, the ideal of the Manifesto also apply. The qualities of Goodness, Harmony and Wisdom are manifested through a multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-cultural Fellowship which honours the good in all faiths. Magi degrees may be conferred through Lyceums of the College.Correspondence courses are offered. There are no vows nor secrecy.” (Original Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis, 1992, Second Version of the FOI Manifesto,1992)

6. “The Goddess Isis alone is Head of Her Fellowship. Within Her Family - Shemsu - all members will still have equal privileges. Membership will continue to be free. F.O.I. is not a Patriarchal Hierarchy, so no member can have spiritual authority over another. Iseums, Lyceums, Groves and Priories will remain on equal footing. Titles describe work undertaken, and are not a badge of authority over people or beliefs.” (Original Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis, 1992)

7. “Each Lyceum, through its Dedication, is twinned with an initial Iseum, thus bringing the College into close communion with the wider network of Iseums. The Dedicatory Divine Names of Power of Goddess, or Goddess and God manifest particular attributes of the Deities concerned in the Iseum - Lyceum. Therefore there can be no set curriculum for the College. Deity in its eternal Being contains all aspects mirrored forth through the whole Company of Heaven, from Deities to birds. Thus Hierophants, through inspiration from their particular Deity or Deities,produce their own training Course. This reflects the democratic character of the Fellowship …” (Original College of Isis Manual, 1992)

8. (a.) “The Liturgy of the Fellowship of Isis has been inspired by She whose name it bears; She who is crowned with the stars, is robed by the sun and standeth upon the moon. It deals with earthly, psychic and spiritual spheres.” (Original College of Isis Manual, 1992)    

(b.) “All the Arts strengthen Ritual and bring about purposeful changes. When ancient liturgies are recited and words of Power uttered, sound reverberates through the centuries, note calling to note. Words are uttered, even in translation, they reiterate those used in temples for thousands of years. In these Rites for the Fellowship of Isis, ancient invocations, hymns and dialogues are used from ancient liturgies from many religions. For the time has come when Iris, the rainbow messenger, is forming a pattern of beauty from many faiths. … So in these Rites prayers and hymns are used from Karnak, Babylon, Africa, the Norselands, India, China, Japan, the Celtic countries. For all are relevant, and without one faith the planetary symphony is deficient.” (Introduction,"Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess" FOI liturgy book, written by Olivia Robertson, 1988)

9. "As the Goddess Isis inspired the ArchPriesthood Union, so the GoddessDana and the Goddess Tara have inspired the foundation of the ArchDruid Union of the Druid Clan of Dana and the Grand Commander Union of the Noble Order of Tara. This triad brings into harmony the Priesthood, the Mysteries and Philosophy, and Environmental Activity. The inspired guidance came through Rt.Rev. Olivia Robertson at Isis Oasis, USA. The three Unions form a triad of equal importance, they are on the same level, share the same format and same scope of work. All three Foundation Unions are protected by the Wings of Isis,inspired by the Holy Grael of Dana and strengthened by the Sacred Mounds of Tara." (Announcement by Olivia Robertson, published in Isian News, Issue no. 134, Samhain, 2009; Isis-Seshat Journal, Issue no. 24, December, 2009)

The above statement is supported by the following, who are pledged to honor and safeguard the legacy of the work of the three Fellowship of Isis co-founders; continuing their legacy unchanged, which also includes all the FOI centres and communities they represent in perpetuity:

Star of Tara Advisory Board
Circle of Isis Advisory Board
Circle of the Sacred Cauldron Advisory Board
FOI Germany
Fellowship of Isis Central
Fellowship of Isis Utah
Circulo de Isis
FOI Chicago
FOI London
Irmandadede Isis
Compagniade Iside

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FOI Calendar for 2015

A beautiful calendar for the Fellowship of Isis is offered by FOI Germany as a free pdf download. The calendar was created in joint cooperation between FOI Germany and FOI Central. You may view the file and download it here: