Sunday, July 28, 2019

Lughnasadh 2019 Isian News, Issue No. 173

Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News for Lughnasadh 2019, Issue no. 173 has just been published and uploaded! Cover: “The Goddess Tiamat, Starry Dragon of Space” by Olivia Robertson. Oracle: “Oracle of the Goddess Tiamat” by Olivia Robertson. Editorial: “Rainbow Rays of Deity” by Olivia Robertson. With heartfelt thanks to the following members for their contributions: Ivana Modesto, Diveena Marcus, Celia Thomas, Maria Agape, Rarius Chandalen, Lavendelf, Chelsea Luellon Bolton, Gretchen Cornwall, Patricia Griffin, Hamsadevi Claudia, Judith Page, Shakila Ioanna Brati, Caroline Wise, David de Roeck, Christine Rhone, Marie Clewley, Aglaia Francesca, Sarah Rooke, Kenneth Matthew Bearden and Mana Youngbear. 

You may view the issue at this link: Lughnasadh 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Beltane Isian News 2019

Greetings Aset Shemsu! Isian News 2019 Beltane Issue No. 172 has just been uploaded. You may view it at this link: Beltane 2019 Isian News. Heartfelt thanks to all those support members who continue to support and contribute to Isian News. A new Oracle of the Season - the oracle of the Goddess Vesta from ritual no. 5, "Bohemia: Where is Bohemia?" Part I in "Athena - Arcadian Awakening" by Olivia Robertson

Painting of the goddess Dana by Olivia Robertson.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy 43rd Anniversary, Fellowship of Isis!

FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson, 1976

Never before published – “On the Vernal Equinox” by Olivia Robertson. A discourse offered by Olivia explaining why the Vernal Equinox was chosen as the date to found the FOI. Happy 43rd Anniversary of the Fellowship of Isis! We hope you enjoy this brand new offering, exclusive to Fellowship of Isis Central Website!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

FOI 43rd Anniversary and Full Moon

March 20th is the Vernal Equinox, which marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Fellowship of Isis. It is also the day of the Full Moon, which on the west coast of the United States takes place at 6:43 PM. So today we honor the Moon Goddess with this oracle of the Goddess Ngame from Olivia Robertson:

Priestess: (Invocation) I invoke your inspiration, O Ngame, Triple Moon Goddess of Whom None in the Universe is greater. Caught in the dull web of our daily lives we look to Thee for the promise that lies concealed beneath Thy mysterious veils of magic. 

Oracle: You cannot see your own body save for the tip of your nose and the front of your body down to your toes! You need to gaze into still water or a looking-glass in order to see yourself: and even then the image is reversed. All you have learnt from science is but a limited area of knowledge deduced from insufficient information, garnered through extended five senses and logical inference. You can, however, only understand the hidden spheres of the occult if you learn the language of symbols. Each symbol embodies a reality on another plane. The moon which I hold in my dark hands is the mirror both of the polarized rays of the sun, and of your own earth, when its shadow blackens the moon. So those who fear the eclipsed Full Moon reject their own shadow! The moon symbolizes duality, a duality that is even manifested by the Solar Deities, Who yet cast a shadow upon the lower earth plane. The God when reversed is a devil. Yet the moon in triple form shows forth that harmony which resolves duality. 

The aetheric matrix of your earth appears to you as a dream reflection of physical life, to vanish at day-break. But in fact it is the causal essence of the physical plane. You can only alter physical matter through making changes in its aetheric counterpart. A table cannot be moved an inch without psychic volition. To do this knowingly is the art of magic. Spiritual transformation, rather than mere aetheric manipulation, is also the gift of the moon. As it is impossible for you to see your own face save in a mirror, so in order to know and transform your soul, you need to gaze into the aetheric lunar mirror. What you see therein may delight or terrify you! The ugly may see an angel: the handsome a monster. Union is achieved when the persona and soul are one: so the spirit is in harmony with itself. For what seems alien, even macabre, is your hidden self which, if banished, creates a vacuum in your soul. So deprived, you became psychically maimed. 

During the past two thousand years, mankind has attempted to vault over the psychic spheres of the moon, and achieve the higher planes without it. Femininity, magic, the occult, were all despised, feared and exorcised in temples and churches; convents and colleges; in monasteries and laboratories. But now the time has come when mankind the student grows to adulthood. Each of you must face the reverse image instead of attacking it, labelling it heretic, devil, black witch, lunatic, hallucination! For the Three lunar spheres, psychic, spiritual and cosmic are an essential curve in the evolutionary spiral. In the Piscean age it was necessary for devotees to struggle with their own souls to achieve one-pointed purity. But in this coming Aeon of the Winged Ones the shadow image must be absorbed. So may the Greater Self include both higher and lower selves. Duality is resolved not through conquest but through harmony. 

Every planet has its reverse twin and I preside over them all. And I also rule over the mightier duality of the shining stars burning in black space. Darkness and light are united in My cosmic embrace. I hold them in My arms as I do each one of you. 

Oracle of the Goddess Ngame from Psyche: The Triple Moon. 2nd Sphere

Photo courtesy of Dennis Murphy of Logic Reality

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Isian News issue no. 168, Beltane 2018

Beltane Blessings! Isian News issue no. 168, Beltane 2018 has just been published. Cover art: Photo of Olivia Robertson taken by Ishtar Klaus at the Symphony for the Goddess, 2000, hosted by Hamsa Devi and Thomas Wehmeyer in the famous Teutoforest, near Bielefeld, Germany. Oracle: Invocation and Oracle of the Goddess Niamh by Olivia Robertson. 

This issue is filled with news, reports, wonderful articles, art and poetry, along with offerings from FOI members, including a review of a new book "Divining with Animal Guides" by Hearth Moon Rising and "Soulscapes Tarot" by Jade Ashcroft Moore.
You may view the current issue as a pdf at this link: Beltane 2018.pdf

Heartfelt thanks to all who members who contributed to this issue of Isian News. It is truly a blessing to see Isian News, the original newsletter of the Fellowship of Isis continue on as such a warm and vibrant publication. Isian News was created by the FOI Co-founders and first published in the summer of 1976. It has been continuously published quarterly since that date.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Founding of the Fellowship of Isis


Blessings Aset Shemsu! In honor of the upcoming anniversary of the founding of the FOI, during the FOI Convocation at Isis Oasis, Geyserville, California, USA, 2006, Olivia Robertson gave the following account of the Founding of the Fellowship of Isis

Enjoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Anniversary of the Founding of the FOI: March 21

March 18- Celebrate the Birth of the FOI on March 21: “Earth Magic of Transformation” in Urania. Rite by Attunement for All FOI Members are free to join in by around the world on March 21st, Spring Equinox, which is the actual FOI Birthday/Date of the Founding - either as full ceremonial, or reading it, and visualising it.

There doesn't have to be a specific time as that is difficult to coordinate internationally, without it being inconvenient for some. All the rites can be done solo, by reading aloud, perhaps with a candle, and or incense, or more elaborate if you choose! Relax beforehand, and anoint your brow with water before you start. Make sure you won't be interrupted by phones or people. Cats and dogs usually like to join in!