Fellowship of Isis - Oracles of the Seasons


Oracles of the Seasons
FOI Members Attunements by Meditation

Oracles Given to FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson
According to the Seasons and Rays of the Star of Ishtar


Photo of Oracle Chair courtesy of Dorn Simon-Sinnott.
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Oracles for 2017


Samhain

Sybil, Oracles of the Goddess

Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

Part III. Cycles of the Year

VIII. THE GODDESS FRIGGA OF
THE NORSE-LANDS

Winter Solstice. 21st December - 6th January
We Enjoy the Fruit of the Tree of Life
 

Priestess: (Invocation) Holy Frigga, Mother Goddess, Whose Consort is the God Odin, we invoke Thy Blessing on Your poor Earth that we may redeem Her from all the ills we have inflicted upon Her in this cruel iron age.

Oracle: Be of good heart! An Age of Starry Space has dawned, as was foretold by the Seers of old. As you imagine, so it is. When you fear Ragnarok, the general destruction of Gods and men - lo it is there, not for the Deities who live forever, but with your earthly lives. You have as yet no idea of the power of your imaginations! To imagine is to co-create with the Deities. It is through the Divine Imagination that the galaxies were formed in a swirling of light, and the stars sang and the planets turned about them, for this was the imagining of the mighty Star Deities.

It is My Will that My children should create. Artists produce works that show forth the beauty that is inherent in all things, and philosophers through mind make logical systems of thought. Master Builders produce civilizations, and religious teachers give devotees noble religions.

But the greatest of all creations and the most despised, is the Family. Mention the family, and the intelligent, the creative, the spiritual, are bored! They feel the Mother was the restriction which they endured in the womb, from which they were glad to escape into the bright light of incarnation! The Wife suggests the binding responsibilities of home and children that distract the pilgrim on his quest for eternity. Indeed, in the day of the Patriarch it was often the practice of seekers for truth to abandon their homes and go forth into the wilderness, there to seek enlightenment, During the Iron Age the way of the monk and the nun, the scholar and the scientist, was regarded as the highest and best path to Heaven. Heaven was the mind, the spirit, the alienation from both earth and the family.

But now the time has come, when austere studentship has been achieved, for humanity to discover the Divine Family. Each of us has a Divine Family, whether they are My Families, the Aesir and the Vanir, the Family of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses, the Families of Parvati and Lakshmi of India, or your own true peers. Families do not mean separation, for all beings are akin: by venerating your own mother, you honour all mothers: by loving your wives and husbands, you respect all lovers. Care for your own children, and you care for the offspring of every creature throughout the Universe.

Your Spiritual Family will be discovered by you as you tread the Path of the Wise Ones. Drink deep from the Well of Wisdom, but do not ignore the humble, but rather respect the love within them. Therefore, be particularly careful when you do find your Spiritual Family that you give even more love and understanding to your earthly relations and friends! Otherwise you will lose the rainbow bridge with your Spiritual Family, and alienate your earthly friends. The Tree of Life shines through every Being and creature. It shines through Rainbow Bridges of flowing energy, bringing in accord the Almighty Deities and the humblest child and horse and bird and plant. Your pilgrimage will bring you at long last in a spiral from earthly home to Divine Haven. Both are One.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar

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Lughnasadh

Psyche, Magical Journeys of the Goddess

Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

Part II. The Rays of Ishtar

Magical Journey to

Sirius, Star of Isis. Ray IV

Ritual no. 5

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS ISIS 

Priestess: (Invocation) I invoke Thee, our Beloved Mother, Goddess of the stars. Thou Who art winged Daughter of Nuit of the Milky Way, Who holdeth the Star Sirius in Thy hands, bring us once again the love we enjoyed when we were with Thee, and with those who were our kin! We seek our lost twin souls, separated from us by time and space. As You and Your Divine Brother Osiris are One, may we be One with our own twins in divine reality. May we be granted the Oracle of the God Osiris.

Oracle: My dear children, you long for that which you possess already! You are always in My heart. Feel My presence in every breeze, in the flowing of water, in sudden flashes of joy. Deep within your hearts is an image of your Immortal Twin. Therefore when I as woman sought for Osiris, yet was He ever in my heart, unknown to Me as I mourned his loss. Learn from the stars! Many are double, some solitary, and others shine in clusters. Yet all form a harmony of love that forms a rainbow network of colour and sound throughout the cosmos. Seek, for seek you must, for ideal love, but in your restless quest do not carelessly tread upon a beetle - He is Kephera Who bears the hidden sun! Pity the anguish of an animal caught in a trap - Anubis suffers in fox form. Poison weeds, and you sear Osiris.

When you learn to recognise the divinity in all beings, your reward will be unexpected! You will find your own spiritual family, your lost twin, your very self. The arduous search, the suffering, the loneliness, form part of the growth of a nobler humanity. To learn the task of that new humanity, turn to My Divine Brother, Osiris!

My daughter, I come to you as a Light from behind you. Face the God Osiris and receive His words!


ORACLE OF THE GOD OSIRIS

Oracle: The goal is clear, the Judgement imminent. Humanity was given the task of protecting and fostering the development of all species on earth. Instead of protecting, you have exploited the creatures entrusted to your care. What is the courage in killing wild animals with superior weapons! Some of you take pleasure in killing birds, and most of you devour the carcasses of beasts, birds and fish, though your proper food is from grains, nuts and herbs. I am the Green Osiris. Through greed you have polluted the air and springs, rivers and oceans. So you threaten all life on earth. I am the blue Osiris of air and water. You poison your very food with chemicals. I am Osiris of the grain, Who dies at harvest, scatters grain over the earth, and I resurrect in Spring.

Harken well. The patience of the Deities is- not forever. We heed the suffering of earth's animals, birds, reptiles and insects, the annihilation of whole species. We deplore the destruction of rain forests. There are those of you who are forming a new humanity and Who heed the Divine Voice. Spread this message. Let humanity change its ways before it is too late. Know that I am Osiris the Judge. I judge the fitness of humanity to remain upon the earth! If it is a choice between mankind and the rest of nature, Nature shall be preserved.

The task of the new humanity will be to heal earth's injuries and restore nature in her beauty. I am Osiris of the Inner Voice of Conscience. My heart is in Abydos, the dwelling-place of Love. As Isis and I are One, be you at one with Nature. So shall you all shine forth like stars.


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


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Beltane

Sybil, Oracles of the Goddess

Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

Part V. Influence of the Zodiac

I. THE GODDESS CERRIDWEN OF WALES

Pisces. We Learn How to Receive 

 

Priestess: (Invocation) Goddess of Inspiration, Goddess of Creation, come to our aid, we entreat You! We are parched and bored, devoid of fantasy and prophecy, for we dwell in a waste land of machines that calculate, and statistics that diminish our souls. Restore to us the days of our innocent childhood!

Oracle: Far beyond the world of the cold mind and the stony heart, yet closer than the breath in a frosty dawn is Hy Brasil, the Many-Coloured Land of Heart's Desire! There is the Cauldron of Creation, guarded by three great stone circles, and beyond the circles is the sorrowful waste land of earth in which you dwell. There the lost soul, torn with doubt and fear, having turned away from the Mother, plays endless games of the mind. He adds one to one and two to two, yet never, calculate as he may, achieves infinity! For Infinity is beyond number and calculation and is as near the first as it is to the last. And the Voyager to the future in space and time ever returns, faery-bound, to his own starting point. Only when he calls to Deity for help can he be saved from his mind-formed prison.

Remove from My Cauldron of Creation the three magical drops of Inspiration, Originality and Imagination - and you are left with a poisonous residue of stale thought, soulless regulations and death-bringing orthodoxy. Return to the Matrix which is greater than the limited world about you! Travel far to achieve My Chalice, and endure with courage the ordeals which test your quality. Do not be led astray by false humility, which surrenders your birth-right of free choice to the commands of others. For even those travellers who have found the Grael are not able to share it with their fellows! For this is the Law, that each must achieve divine inspiration in solitude through service. Know that even I, Cerridwen, was not able to bestow the gifts of the Spirit upon My Divine Son. Rather did a mortal, such as yourselves, receive My gifts of the Spirit. And mark that the boy was given inspiration unexpectedly without seeking for it, during the course of his daily work! And he fled in terror, comprehending neither Me nor his great destiny.

In many lives, in many forms, the soul flees from My embrace, Who am the Universal Mother, She Who gives birth and death to all beings. In verity My Cauldron is both the womb and the tomb. For only through birth and death may the soul partake of My Grael and so receive the Elixir of Life.

Gain courage. Cherish humility. Be original: respect the originality of others. Use your imagination: yet know that all you visualise manifests in some sphere; so let your visions be true and noble. When you achieve My Grael you will find Hy Brasil all around you: in the room where you dream: in the bird-filled tree outside your open window: in the eyes of all who love you.


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation


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Brigantia
 
Oracle of the Goddess Brigantia
Through Her Priestess Olivia Robertson


Originally Published in “Brigid of the Rainbow Planets”

Rite. 4. Realm of Jupiter: The Sword in the Stone

Priest Alchemist: (to Twin Apprentices) When the Deities call you to Leadership, whether temporal or spiritual, you need to use the crook that protects and the flail that winnows good from evil. To learn the wise use of power you need to turn to the Goddess Brigantia, Warrior Queen and Practitioner of the Arts!

Priestess Alchemist: I invoke the noble Goddess Brigantia, Who rules the fruitful land and the stormy oceans. We victims who are subservient, fearful, too anxious to please, bestow on us the sword you draw from the Stone of Destiny!

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS BRIGANTIA

You make me laugh! Nothing is more appropriate to Heaven than a desire to please: nothing more inadequate upon the earth! Those courageous souls - yourselves among them - who choose, in consultation with spiritual guides, to join in biological incarnations, time after time endure oppression, cruelty and deprivation. But you also enjoy physical pleasures, emotions and creativity wondered at by the Deities.

Know that We whom you acknowledge as Deities, whether Avatars, Magi, Prophets, in reality do not experience the biological conditions that bring you such anguish, boredom, and heart-rending fear. We do not die. You think you die. We do not suffer. Your experiments in loving bring you pain. Our creations spring from ecstasies of joy: yours come through hard work, disappointment and depletion through disease and death.

Take heart! You are Our beloved and bring Us delight, amazement, tears and compassion. We live through you, Our offspring. In return, draw from Our greatness and eternal life. We are teaching you to rule yourselves. Do so!

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Oracles for 2016

Samhain

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS BRIGHID

Priestess: (Invocation) Triple Goddess Brighid, Maiden Bride, Great Queen, Enchantress, we would awaken our souls to commune with the World of Spirits. For we know that inevitably we journey to that land where dwell those who have passed though the Veil to the Great Unknown. Draw us to Thy Haven of everlasting joy and goodness.

Oracle: The division between these two worlds is only in your mind. In verity you travel to other spheres while your body sleeps. It is only at dawn and at twilight, at Beltaine and Samhain, that the veil is drawn aside for those who seek greater consciousness. All spheres form part of one mighty spiral of Time travelling through Space. Consciousness expands with size. The Magi learn the art of ascending and descending the spiral not by a journey round the sun through repeated rebirth, but through entering the very hub of the Cosmic Spirit. There, centered in all-pervading Deity, they may experience all spheres at will.

It is I Who bestow on newly arrived souls the waters of baptism which bring Vision and inspiration. It is My fiery Wheel that enflames creative artists, all those who would transform this world for greater good. And at last with a touch of my serpent wand I draw the soul away from material existence through the Dolmen Gateway to the world beyond the grave.

The Magi of the College of Wisdom, which exists in all lands, learn to transmute their outer selves, in changing form appearing. Thus they can adapt to many spheres of being, and so gain experience from past cycles of time, and learn also from knowledge of the future. Through metamorphosis they relive their evolutionary journey through amoeba, fish, reptile, animal, human, and know themselves as the Winged Sidhe. The good they make part of themselves: the evil they reject. By union with their true Selves such pilgrim souls touch Divine Essence. From henceforth the Gods and Goddesses may manifest through them, individually, originally, so no personality is lost.

At the Beginning of any work, the Magi face the Deity with adoration. But to accomplish the task they must turn their back on the Divinity, Who then enlightens them from behind through spiritual inflow. Hence great works are accomplished. But when these are well done, the Magi turn again to the Deity, giving thanks, and return Crown and Wand to She who gave them. So shall the Swan Children return with humility to daily existence, knowing that at dawn and dusk, spring and autumn, they may draw the earth and the World of Spirits into harmony.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar

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Lughnasadh

Invocation and Oracle of the Goddess Gráinne

As received by Olivia Robertson

Presented here as it was first published

in Issue no. 5 of Isian News, Summer, 1977

 

Priestess invokes: Dwells the holy Sidhe of Fire,

                                    In the hollow of the earth,

                                    Glows the holy Sidhe of Fire,

                                    In the seed that giveth Birth,

                                    Lightly blows the wind of Heaven,

                                    Draws her veil about the sky,

                                    Dims the golden rays of Gráinne,

                                    Moves the tree tops with a sigh.

                                    Grainne, Goddess of sun and seed,

                                    Come now and dwell within our hearts.

Oracle: From the depths of earth my inner sun, glows through the heart of all existences. Atoms and stars, creatures that fly, run, crawl and swim, know me as Mother and as Consciousness. My mind enlightens every mind: My strength brings victory. My breath is in every breath: the healing rays are mine. Look upwards, down, around; for I am everywhere. Yet also look within: I am within thyself.

Priestess: Thanks is given to the Goddess Gráinne for this her oracle.

Olivia gave the following key phrase for this oracle when it was reproduced in “Sybil, Oracles of the Goddess”: ‘Solar Vitality’.


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


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Beltane

ORACLE OF THE WINGED ISIS

Invocation: Divine Goddess Isis whose outspread wings promise protection in spiritual flights, bring us through the starry spheres of being to our eternal home.

Oracle of the Winged Isis: You have wings yourself. Without spiritual growth you will never fly with the wings of another, even a Goddess. The fledgling bird is pushed from the nest by its mother, not from rejection but from love for its own individual being.

The time of change is at hand. Humanity is discovering wings of the divine spirit, enjoyed by angels. The fledgling soul learns to transcend not only the speed of light to distant galaxies, but to experience greater spheres of consciousness. But take heed. For perfect balance you need two wings - you attain your true being through heart and mind, Love and Truth. But to fly successfully, you need your home to spring from and your haven to return to after your soul's flight! Then my wings will enfold you to your deep content.


ORACLE OF HORUS THE GOLDEN EYE

Invocation: Horus of the Horizon, mighty hawk whose all-seeing Eye looks into our souls, save us from self-deception and delusions of grandeur. Help us to face ourselves.

Oracle of Horus the Golden Eye: Too frequently your problem is not self-pride but self-hatred. Yet these two go together. If you seek power, you need to learn submission. You search for the object of your love, yet forget to offer love! You may conquer great empires throughout the stars, yet omit to conquer your own passions. Your first essay in the flight of the hawk is to know your own limitations. Otherwise you will become confused and dispirited. Learn with the eye of discernment where you wish to travel to! Do not be guided by some teacher, some book, some tradition. Your soul's flight is too important to be dominated by anothers guidance, however noble. Your only true guide is yourself, that spark of which you inherit like Myself from the Divine Body of Nuit, Mother of All. My Golden Eye is within your own self. It is the eye of truth.


The Oracle of the Winged Isis and The Oracle of Horus the Golden Eye come from "Sphinx, Goddess Myths and Mysteries" ritual no. 3.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Brigantia

Oracle

The Goddess Isis of Egypt 

Through Her Priestess: Olivia Robertson

We Feel Kinship with All Beings

Priestess: (Invocation) Isis, Bestower of Love, Thou who lost and found Thy Divine Husband Osiris, starry Serapis, and Who brought Him to life: teach us to love with understanding: to help rather than to hinder those we seek to heal, and hold us to Thy embrace which is the encircling arms of the Cosmic Mother.

Oracle of Isis: My loves are many, for to Me all My sons and daughters are the dismembered fragments of Serapis, the starry constellation of incarnate beings. My white milk nourishes all creatures, for this milk is the nectar of the Deities, replenishing their ichor, the Divine Blood. Rightly am I adored as the Cow Goddess, sharing the honour with Hathor and Lakshmi: for all mothers, whether animal or human, serpent or fish or insect give entirely with unselfish abandon to their offspring. This is the law of Nature, for it is My law. But Mothers and wives need to be protected and strengthened by the Gods, for to give, we must also receive. The Goddesses receive life and food from the Mother Goddess: they need also the mighty Gods to give them their strength and determination. For know that our love can be our weakness: and those who depend upon us may become as parasites, if we keep them too long beneath our protecting wings. So remember that though the Goddess presides over the constellation of Taurus, it is the God Serapis with His red eye who watches the just and the unjust; and Who rewards the virtuous and punishes the wicked. In the Giant Orion you see man in his full vigour and wildness: always in your lives balance this with the White Star of Isis. The inner mystery lies in this star Sothis-Sirius. This is the Inner Sun now being unveiled to those who understand. In this two-fold star may be realised the Heavenly Union of the God and Goddess: Love and Truth blended in perfect Beauty.


This Oracle comes from "Sybil, Oracles of the Goddess"

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

 



Oracles for 2015

Samhain

Oracle of the Goddess Isis

Through Her Priestess, Olivia Robertson

Truth within is the Truth without. Purity is not emptiness: for Space contains the galaxies with their myriad hued stars. Purity gathers to herself all that is proper to herself; rejecting only the incompatible. To be true to one’s real self is to be pure. Purity is the offspring of Truth. Pollution is the evil consequence of betraying one’s self, others, and one’s planet. Polluted river and ocean waters reflect human poisoned emotions: polluted plants suffer through unhealthy human minds.

To attune mind and heart with the Mind and Heart of Deity is to grow in holiness and health. This good in each of us inspires others to find their own true selves. One cannot make the path for another. One may help: not dominate. Many life forms have been committed to the protection and guidance of the human race. Instead of exploiting those given to your charge, may you learn to guide the evolution of those creatures and plants now helpless in your power. It is not for any of us, myself or you, to invent a goal for each other: rather we need to respect the divine archetype of each being, every existence, and help these to manifest through the spheres. So shall Harmony prevail on earth, as it does in Eternal Reality.


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar

Editor’s Note: This oracle was originally paired with the Evening Rite 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 particular oracle has not been featured in any other book or rite since it first appeared in Isian News in early 1977. It was discovered by accident, while searching for something else entirely – once found, it was as though a gem, lost in the tides of time had once again washed up on the shore.

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Lughnasadh

Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess

Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

Dedication of a Shrine to Isis

Ritual no. 1

Invocation: Divine Isis, Goddess of Ten Thousand Names, I invoke your Grace. The Gods above adore You, the Gods below do homage to You: You set the orb of heaven spinning above the poles, You give light to the sun, You govern the universe. At Your voice, the spirits of earth rejoice, the elements obey. At Your nod the winds blow, clouds drop wholesome rain upon the earth, seeds quicken, buds swell. Birds that fly through the air, beasts that prowl on the mountain, serpents that lurk in the dust, all these tremble in single awe of You. Come to our temple, oh Goddess: dwell in our shrine: make our hearth Your altar: our hearts Your home.

Oracle through a Priestess of Isis

As a rambling rose grows upon cottage and temple walls, so like a rose does heart join with heart within My all-embracing Love. For the Love of the Mother penetrates through all spheres: the hearts of every creature, each plant, every atom. Where there is heart there is life. There are no beings that can be lost, however far they may have strayed from Eternal Reality, deceived by the phantasmagoria of many existences. For, when lost in delusion the soul calls on the Mother, source of its existence: and this call is never made in vain. For when Free Will is lost, the soul is not lost, but rather is found, saved not by its virtue but by the grace of the Mother.

So make a shrine to Me in a temple: a room or in a comer of a room. So shall your outer observance be a sign that you accept My grace. Wherever a Devotee places My picture, My statue, two candles, incense and a cup of water, there shall I dwell. There shall Joy, Health and Abundance be the gifts of My eternal Love.


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


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Beltane

Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess

Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

Dawn: Rite of Abundance

Ritual no. 2


ORACLE OF THE GODDESS AMA-TERASU-O-MI-KAMI
 
 
Invocation: When I look on the august sky, whence there standeth forth, its manifold fence of clouds which conceal Her, the Great Sovereign who rules us tranquilly, for myriads of ages; say we, may it ever be thus thousands of ages too, may it ever be thus. With deep reverence we serve Her; with profound obedience we would serve Her. Great Goddess of the Sun, bestow upon Your devotees Your grace as You rise, and give us Your bounty throughout the cycles of days and lives.

Oracle of the Sun goddess Ama-Terasu-O-Mi-Kami
through her Priestess

"You gaze upon My golden orb and wonder:
You bow before My glory and feel as nought:
You see Me in the heavens and never find Me:

The heaven you seek is deep beneath your feet.

With glorious deeds you honour Me:
You make wings and fly towards Me:
You offer Me your soul:
Yet am I within your heart.

The earth conceals My splendour:
In its blackness is My bounty:
Within smallness is My greatness,
Within its creatures glows My spark.

The earth is sun in making:
Wings hide in chrysalis:
The void of space My robe is.
Who am I? I am Love."

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Brigantia

Invocation and Oracle

Isis of Alchemy, Transformation Through the Goddess
Fellowship of Isis Liturgy by Olivia Robertson

The Jade Pylon of Earth
The Octagonal Temple of Alchemy

Ritual no. 8

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS TARA

Invocation: Rainbow Goddess Tara, Who brings Heaven and Earth into harmony through Your manifold beautiful forms, help us to live in Peace with each other and all that is.

Oracle: Because you wish this, it is so! There is a fundamental longing within every creature, every element, to blend with all that crosses its path. In the evolving creatures of earth, this leads to the devouring of food, violence, rape and cruelty. But buried in the heart of even the most savage predator, animal or human, is the will to return to the Universal Mother, Who gives birth to all that is.

Yin and Yang the cosmic feminine and masculine modes are out of balance on earth. The Yang power of controlling Nature by force is threatening the continuance of earthly organic life. To save this, we need to bring balance by invoking Yin Power, Feminine Divinity.

Instead of making harsh laws that defy your own natures, grow your own souls as you cultivate plants! You do this by enjoying the company of others, living in harmony with nature and in practicing the creative arts. For you create your own hells and heavens. When you do wrong, openly face this and make reparation. Then forgive yourself and others. It is cruel to invent hells for people you imagine to be "dark" or "evil" even if this is so. With your gift of creation, make heavens for evil doers, and they may choose to dwell there in new found Peace.

Where is this buried treasure? Within the earth! Yes, there is a sun within, but there are many suns! But unique among the encircling Planets of the solar system, earth produces abundant living beings. The Goddess and God is within each one of you. You are united with a rainbow network with all that is. 

Note: The Invocation, Oracle, and Ritual are available here: The Jade Pylon of Earth

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Oracles for 2014


Samhain

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS DANA
By Olivia Robertson

Panthea, Initations and Festivals of the Goddess
Ritual no. 3.

Porta Mystica. The Soul Enters New Spheres

Priestess: (Invocation) Beautiful Dana, bring to us a glimpse of wonder beyond the known! However satisfied we are with our existence on earth, sometimes a longing comes upon us for a light through a mysterious passage.

Oracle: I am the Voice that calls you from afar, I am the blackbird that sings in the morning, and lures you back from wandering from the trodden path, I am the gleam of sunshine that speckles the hilly grove, and casts fitful shadows upon the wild flowers of the heath. It is the incense from My raiment that brings with it the scent of hyacinths and bluebells and wild lilies. When you seek Me without My calling you, I am not to be found. Yet I may manifest unexpectedly, in the heedless moment, as you put a foot into a fast flowing stream, or climb to pick red apples. My sigh is in the breeze that so tenderly moves your light hair, and I am the wild swan that with its mate flies high over the treetops beyond the river.

Yet also am I the darkness that enshrouds familiar forms, and makes sinister the commonplace things of day. Through the half-opened door am I sensed, and in the creaking of a gate leading into the wilderness: and I am heard in the hooting of the owl. I dignify with My moon-beams the ugly town: but I am also the shadow of the earth that falls upon Her in Her obscurity.

For it is in My mystery that lies My enchantment. To live perpetually in the daylight, boxed in a room, a house, a tamed garden and town is to lose your birthright of ever increasing adventure into knowledge and love and glory! And that may only come to you when you recover the adventurous spirit of the questing child, the curiosity of the cat, the courage of the wild beast. I am no Inspirer of coward souls! My wisdom and joy is gained through a generous acceptance of new understanding. Come with Me and I will show you the abyss, and you will befriend the dwellers in the hollow hills who are also My dear children! I will dance with you in the Many-Coloured Land of Youth, and study with you in the Solar Halls of Learning.

But when you raise your eyes to the star, I shall lift you aloft with Me to celestial realms, and with wings outspread you shall be transformed into shining swans! Yet within you always shall be your past, and from that you shall gain sustenance for your future growth into conscious Immortality.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar

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Lughnasadh

Oracle of the Goddess Isis of Ten Thousand Names
Goddess of the Aquarian Age
Through Her Priestess, Olivia Robertson
Transcription dated October, 9, 2011, Nesu House, Isis Oasis
My New Aeon is the age of the Temple of the Stars. To enter, you must give up the idea of ladders! My starry path is not for those who love status or competitions. The Universe is a spiral, therefore, let the microcosm mirror the macrocosm! All beings are not the same, yet all emanate from the same Source. My Divine Spark resides within each one – whether human or sidhe, angel or animal, tree or plant, stone or star. All were given birth through Me! Leave behind the idea that you are “created” - you were not created - you were born! You are the offspring of My Body. Open your hearts and My Divine Spark will shine forth in each of you. Honor the Divinity in All and you honor Me.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  



Beltane

Oracle of the Goddess Dana as Given to Olivia Robertson

Invocation: Divine Dana, we cannot live happily without hope. Be present with us, during our arduous pilgrimage through life’s labyrinth, smoothing our way with joy, laughter and love.

Oracle: You need to return to your roots in order to grow! It is through love of those living with you that you attain a wider love, and not through spurning your family! It is from your children that you may again learn the language of birds and trees, and through your grandparents that you may hear the music of the spheres!

As you develop the magical language of the Angels, you will find your own spiritual family. It comprises humans, Deities, the Sidhe, Nature Spirits, animals, trees and stones - not only on this planet - but from the stars! Such families are as constellations in the great galaxy. My
Tuatha Dé Danann came from the sky, yet also dwell within the Hidden Sun at Earth’s matrix. The Golden Age shines about you, resplendent in the matriarchal darkness. Naught is alien when all is known and loved. You are kin to all beings in the cosmos and all are kin to Me.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  



Brigantia

Oracle given to Olivia Robertson

During a Private FOI Assembly

Parliament of World’s Religions, Chicago, 1993

 

ORACLE of the GODDESS ISIS OF THE STARS

 

I have called you all. There is no one here by accident. I know each one of you. You are dear to my heart. I say to you, banish all your old ideas. We of the cosmic hierarchy of the stars are now manifesting directly. You will find much old information no longer works. The old key is twisted - you need a new key. You must transform yourselves through My Son Horus and My Daughter Hathor. They are ever young. The Age of the Sun and the Age of the Moon have passed. We enter now the Age of the Stars! Concentrate upon My Star, Sirius. We come to you from both outer and inner space. You are all Our Children. A special vocation draws you here and now. I say to you ‘have courage’ and go forth to do what you must to help usher in the New Aeon. You have had dreams and premonitions. I send you messages from the Spiraling Stars of the Galaxies. There will be disturbances on the earth. These will be global. Do not be afraid. I am telling you now they will happen - they are for the best. Earth needs cleansing. When the changes occur, remember you are not rejected by the Divine Mother of All. That which comes is marvelous. Lift up your hearts! The Goddess and God as Isis and Osiris are reborn in each one of you.


Note: This oracle was received in written form accompanying a letter received from Olivia Robertson in January 2010 by Linda Iles. It has never before been published on any site or blog or in an FOI liturgy ritual.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


Oracles for 2013

Samhain

ORACLE of the GODDESS MEDUSA


“Children, you are deceived! You see my terrifying head covering the Shield of Pallas Athena, my daughter, and do not realise I am the Balancing Power of Love. My Divine Head includes Mind and Heart. You need both. The Ordeal of the Labyrinth is to Travel the Path of the blue, eighth pointed Star, and the Double Axe of the Moon. The star rays permit you to pass. Moon Rays Forbid. Each time you have to choose. Mine is the Alchemical Gold which flows in the Deities: Ichor – the Divine Blood in each one of you. I guide you in many guises. Hear my voice. I am Conscience and Wisdom. In Truth, you loved your drowned wife. You wish for her to forgive. When you have forgiven yourself, you have passed the test of the Labyrinth.”


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


Lughnasadh

ORACLE of the GODDESS NANA BULUKA

“We who are Mothers know the secret of every heart.  For this cosmos is not made of only an interlocked grid of far-seeing Shamans and thousands of strange creatures in every kind of earth. Wonderful as are coloured stones and richly filled oceans and towering trees, and the brightly patterned sky with planet encircling Stars, there is nothing more creative and wonderful than hidden dreams!  Within every heart, whether it is the crawling hairy caterpillar or the flying bats at night – within each is the hidden longing for the Other.

A butterfly seeks the mysterious stranger as do the roaring animals in the African jungles.  The atom seeks its small solar system as keenly as does a sun looking for its dark haven within a galactic black hole.  A black hole leads each sun to Heaven as certainly as a baby longs to be born from within the dark womb.

There is now boredom in the cosmos.  There is all art, music, architecture, that enshrines the omnipresent goal, the ideal – a lovely person in a garden – the avatar – is incomplete each without The Other.  Without the Other the most powerful life is meaningless.

When you find joy, love, vision, truth – share it with the Others.  Then what you love with will increase infinitely, for the Other is the Divinity you lack.  Perfection is your goal – through the Others.  There is your hidden Gold.”


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  





Beltane

ORACLE of AN CAILLEACH, The Wise One

“Rather should you pray for the abusers!  For every small child tormented by the stupidity and egotism of elders is blessed in the Spirit Realm.  Each victim is welcomed by the Sidhe of earth, air, fire and water, and by those humans who have longed for children and yet been denied them on earth.


But the abusers find themselves once more bound to Manannan’s Wheel of fatal cause and effect.  In the circling of the zodiac, all that has been done for good or evil bears fruit in many lives of lost souls, either on earth, or in other planets.  It is they who need help.

In the revolving spiral of time and space, I manifest as Youth and Creator and Wise Woman.  And so does my Consort Manannan.  To attain the Great Awakening which all seek, first blindly, then with passion, you need to place yourself in the centre of the Wheel of your Destiny.  Then you will rise above the waste land of cruelty and stupidity and see that each being on earth has chosen an individual path. Finally each being attains the Centre of Reality that seems so far ***** and yet is under your own feet!”


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

Brigantia

ORACLE of the GODDESS CLEITO

“I come to you in heavenly dreams when your souls like lovely seabirds arise from your nests, your material bodies.  There is no human, however physically obsessed, who has no hidden dream of some lovely realm from which they have come.  The planetary school you call earth has in reality many levels, and consciously humans dwell in only one sphere of the third dimension.  They are blind and deaf to other levels above and below them.  And this is necessary as incarnation is the human path of individual development.  Each soul finds the pain and ecstasy of rebirth to another and wider sphere.

The time and space of every awakening is individual.  All through human history have found Divine Being.

Now at the end of an Aeon when human spiritual evolution has the opportunity of general awakening, it is necessary for each man and woman to seize this chance because the Gates close as the New Aeon dawns.  A New humanity is manifesting, and there is chance for each soul to awaken, however alarming this may be.  The past must be respected.  In reality, time is ever present in the Now.  It is we who travel, not the eternal tapestry of The Fates.”


Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Oracles for 2012

Samhain
 
Invocation: “I invoke the Great Queen of Eire, The Morrigan, Who with Her Divine Consort The Dagda Mor presides over Time.”
 
ORACLE OF THE MORRIGAN

“You who call upon me are for the most part prisoners in passing time.  I watch you with the love of a mother as you start your lives with the sacred Light shining within you.  This may be seen by visionaries as a flame over a child’s head.  A baby is still in touch with the Eternal Land from which all come.  Time is a beautiful pattern of rivers reaching the boundless ocean of space with its myriads of stars.  But as a child grows older, those around it try to bring it to their own limited way of being, which is a time line between life and death.  So the child, in order to conform and please others, loses essential being, a link with the world beyond.

Radiation from brighter realms can bring fear and hostility from those who have lost this golden key.  This was the way of Neanderthal man and many other primitive races.  They still exist and have their honoured place as do all, as children of the Mothers, species who have the courage to have physical experiences.

For Homo Sapiens, the time is now when a new race is coming into being.  This new humanity will be more heart centred and have spiritual vision. It is for women to calm men’s fear, for women usually long for this coming.  No people can endure alien or foreign occupation, however well-meaning!  But children are accepted.  No man can resist the smile of his own baby!
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Past oracles of the Morrigan received by Olivia Robertson include the oracle in Magic of Mars and the Morrigan (Urania), in Prophecy of the Raven (Ishtar of the Starry Heavens), and in Tell Me Fair and Tell Me True (Tara of the Oracles).
 
Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Lughnasadh
 
Invocation:  “I invoke the aid of the Goddess Maya, through Her veiled Priestess. Holy Maya, You appear across the sky as a copper-coloured Sun.  Your children are lost to Divinity.  Help us to restore your Faith in this Your Land.”

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS MAYA

“Do not despair!  In My Thirteen Heavens, humans are courageously facing the passing of the fourth sphere of emotional control to the fifth sphere of the consciousness of passions.  There are many races who attain initiation easily, as they have never endured the ordeal of physical incarnations, through the labyrinth of space and time.  Those in solar bodies are glorious as Gods and Goddesses.  But you, the suffering ones, only regain your true Being, Divinity, through ordeals.  Trials seem cruel, but know that the Mothers and Fathers Who have given you birth have put you to school in planetary evolution.  And though you endure unspeakable pain, you win a wonder unknown even to Deities.  You have found your true Originality peculiar to each one of you!  Without a single soul, the peacock-starry sky would be incomplete. 

The Plumed Serpent of Divine Energy rises slowly within each of you, and when you win back your Birthright, you have no spectacular Fall!  Those spirits who fly too high have to return to Mother Earth in shame.  You deal with humiliation, guilt, evil passions daily, not as the leaping jaguar, but rather have a sure slow progress, like a quiet cat who has learnt to rest before a hearth fire!”
 
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Past oracles of the Goddess Maya received by Olivia Robertson include the Oracle of the Goddess Maya in "The Plumed Serpent Awakens" (Fortuna), and in "Music of the Spheres" (Melusina).
 
FOI Co-Founder Lawrence Durdin-Robertson provides a unique take on this goddess in his book Juno Covella:
 
Mexican: THE MAYAN MOTHER. (Kay Turner, in Lady-Unique, I. p. 50) “in the image of the Blessed Mother Mary, the inhabitants and visitors of Isla de Mujeres do enjoy some of the benefits of living in the embrace of the ancient Mayan Mother. The patrona (female patron saint) of the island is Purissima Concepcion (Immaculate Conception). Her feast day is December 8, a great day on which the statue of the Virgin is taken from the church and sailed out to sea. She rides at the prow of the largest island ferry and everyone in town jumps aboard to go out with her. A legion of small boats follows behind as she journeys around the island blessing the waters, the fruits of which she owns. A silver crescent moon is pinned on her white gown and every island Catholic (and a few non Catholics) will kiss the hem of that garment sometime before the day’s end. After the sea journey, a parade moves through the streets with the Virgin leading. She is raised on the shoulders of men from the church. A chorus of women sings a  continuous song-chant, Ave, Ave, Ave Maria, Ave, Ave, Ave Maria. All afternoon the sense of enchantment grows, until the setting sun reminds people of home. The feast is finished and Mary the Moon Goddess is restored to her hallow in the church wall”. 
 
Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge 

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Beltane
 
This oracle is featured in the current issue of Isian News (www.isiannewsfoi.org)
 
Invocation: “Holy Goddess Vesta, invisible to the eye of the profane, glorious in beauty to those who seek You, come among us to fill our emptiness!”

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS VESTA

“You call upon that which you have already!  I speak through this visionary, yet I also come to you in silence, in darkness, when you are most in need.  For I am the Divine Love that burns in the heart of all beings born of the Mother.  And all are so born but are taught to ignore their own divine nature.  Ambitious Teachers are possessed by a longing to create, to rule, to possess the souls of their followers.  But when divine power is blocked, power diminishes, bringing despair.  Then I come.  But I must be sought for.  It is your will which draws you to My Will, in freedom.  Unity with my eternal flame from the holy darkness brings you rebirth into your greater Being.  Now feel my Presence of Light through your bodies!  I come from below with Love, and from above as Wisdom.  Where these meet, flowers the Mystic Rose.  You are no longer alone.  My Rose joins heart to heart with joy, and wisdom brings harmony.”
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For more information on the Goddess Vesta, please read these entries about her from Lawrence Durdin-RobertsonJuno Covella: March 1st     Juno Covella: June 7th
 

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

Brigantia

Oracle of the Goddess Brighid

Priestess: (Invocation) Triple Goddess Brighid; Bride, Queen, Enchantress, bring us Thy purity, strength and wisdom! At Thy time of Imbolc Thou dost wander as a poor homeless woman seeking shelter at each door. We open the door of our hearts to Thee!

Oracle: Hard it is to open the door to Truth! It is easier to bask in the warm fire of love in a closed family circle. To welcome the stranger is dangerous. Your whole lives may be transformed in an instant! In my Manifestation as the White-veiled Bride, I represent the hidden Truth that lies behind appearances. I call you to follow Me out of your home into the wilds! I draw you to a stream that flows into the Well of Wisdom at the World's End. You must cross the stream in order to reach the mysterious realm of eternal youth, Tir na nOg. You take one shoe off and place your foot in the water. At that moment you are between two worlds, the material and the spiritual. You see with the Eye of Vision. You are reborn!

When you reach the other side, you face Me as Queen. From Me you learn, with your Eye of Light, to transform your own future, and in so doing, to change the world! You may safely travel during night across the stream as long as you return at day as the swan returns to its nest after long flights. So though in a mortal body, you shall shine forth as an immortal Spirit.

A further Initiation leads you at last to reach the Well of Truth, which is both its matrix and its source. Here you meet Me as an ancient woman, hooded in a black cloak. Many dread Me in this form, for I am Death. But as I throw back my hood you see no skull, but rather the Enchantress Who has guided you through many incarnations! You gaze at the still water of the Well and you understand the meaning of all suffering and evil; love and joy. And in this understanding you awaken the Eye of Truth within you. I smile and I embrace you and I hand you my cloak.

Invocation and Oracle from the rite "Opening the Eye of Vision" from the liturgy book "Melusina, Life Centres of the Goddess". 

Excerpt below from "Juno Covella" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson. He writes of Brighid in the Festival of Brigantia:

BRIGANTIA, BRIGHID. (Joyce, id. p. 390) “O’Curry asserted that according to the authority of an ancient Irish poem, of which he had a copy, the year began on the 1st February. Sick Bed Atlantis I. 390, note 2.” See also preceding paragraph.

(McLean, Four Fire Fest. p. 16) “Brigantia: the first of February. The day of Bride or Brigit, the Celtic Goddess in her young woman aspect, marked the Celtic spring festival ...

“... Each year, as the first glimmer of dawn appears, the Cailleach (Note: See under November 1st) is transformed into the fair young Goddess Bride ...

“We find here the female mystery of germination of the seed, the process which spiritually was beginning to happen in the earth after the cold contractive forces of winter ... and the youthful energies of the Bride facet of the Goddess could come into being”.
 
(id.) on Brighid’s Day customs: “Perhaps one of the most important and archetypal aspects of this festival was the lighting of candles or torches at midnight. This activity was transferred in more recent centuries to February the 2nd ... At her shrine in Kildare, a sacred flame burnt continuously … So we have here a connection with St. Bride’s Day, in the ritual use of fire as light”.

(Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland, p. 30) on the holy fire of Brighid at Kildare: “ ‘Perhaps’, writes Sir James Ware, ‘... it might seem to have taken its origin from an imitation of the Vestal Virgins …’ That the custom had a pagan original is unquestionable”.
 
(McLean, Four Fire Fest. p. 17) on Brighid’s Day customs: “In the Highlands of Scotland, an effigy of Bride made by the young woman from the last year’s cornsheaf, was carried around the community, and gifts were collected for the Bride Feast. The festival here was strictly matriarchal, the door of the feasting place was barred to the men of the community who had to plead humbly to honour Bride”.
 
(Lux Madriana Cal.) “Brighde 10 (February 1) Feast of Lights.” (Perp. Fest. Cal.) “February 1 ... Brighde, Celtic Goddess of Youth. Oimele, Celtic Spring Festival”.

(Druids Cal.) “February 1. Imbolg. A feast of propitiation to the Great Mother, asking the return of her fruitfulness. Later associated with St. Bridget, who was seen as a manifestation of the Earth Mother. Celebrated in conjunction with the day following”.

(Fell. of Isis Dir.) “February 1st. Brighid. The Arts and Healing through water. Crafts”.

 

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Brigantia
Magical Direction: Northeast to Center
Ray Number: 1
Planet: Mars
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Attribute: Power
Purpose:
Awakening of the Higher Will and Inner Power

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Oracles for 2011

Samhain

 
ORACLE OF THE GODDESS ISIS

Priestess: (Invocation) Divine Isis, Who doth hold the Ankh, Sign of Life, have pity on our human weakness. We all fear death. There is no creature that will not fight for its life! The most terrible calamities that befall us are yet more acceptable than their ending through even the quickest death. We dread the loss of ourselves, our own consciousness, of all that we know. When we grieve for those who die, truly we fear for ourselves! Thou Who didst shed Thy tears for Thy dead husband Osiris, and Who brought Him to everlasting life, bring us true knowledge.

Oracle: Know that your very love of life, of your own selves, is a surety that you live forever! It is only the body that perishes. Therefore those who dread death the most are those who enjoy life the most! And in that very enjoyment is your salvation. If you see death as an unpredictable but inevitable disaster in the future, soon or far ahead, you naturally dread a sudden end to all you love, a stop to your own individual consciousness. But in verity you can experience your own immortality now! Eternity may be experienced through two passing seconds of earth time. You can awaken from this dream of worldly life into a greater reality. Only veils of ignorance and unconsciousness divide each one of you from your own Immortal Self. Hence death is sin: sin is ignorance. For when you wrongly think: "I am only the brain; I am the body with its senses" you deny your true self through choosing that which is mortal.

Enjoy those delights that belong to the eternal spheres, such as the love and care of each other, of animals and plants: philosophy and religion; the practice of arts and crafts. Thus you will strengthen your spiritual body with the nectar and ambrosia of the Deities. You will learn to participate in heavenly life as your earthly body sleeps. Love, and you are in harmony with Heaven. Be truthful, and you drink of the Water of Life. Laugh, and you laugh with Jove! Weep with compassion, and you mingle your tears with Mine.

Remove then the deadening pall of gloom which stifles your earthly funeral obsequies! Death is for the ignorant. Immortality is for those who know the truth! Develop your psychic and spiritual gifts, so that not only will you recognise this "death" as the impostor it is, but you will help others to lose any fear, but rather look forward to participating in heavenly joys. Reunion with those you love is certain. In your originality is your immortality, for nothing that is original can perish. It is an essential part of the cosmic scheme. Manifest your Divine Origin which is born from the Mother of All, Nuit, Whose children are immortal like onto Herself. Nourish then all good gifts in each person and each being and you strengthen the harmony between the Divine Sphere of Heaven with its transient reflection which is this world. There is no death. Love is eternal. Osiris and I are One. So is it with us all. 

Invocation and Oracle from the rite "Dulce Domum. The Soul Returns Home" from the liturgy book "Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess".
 
 
From "Juno Covella" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson writes of Isis in the Season of Samhain:

Egyptian: ISIS and NEPHTHYS; The Isia, The Zetesis and Heuresis, Fourth Day. (Philocalus, Kal.) “October 31 ... Isia”. (Fellowship of Isis Dir.) “October 31st-November 3rd. Mystery of Isis and Osiris, 31st: The Search for Osiris by Isis”.

(Larson, Rel. of Occident, p. 178) “We know that Isis, like Demeter, had two great festivals, one in the spring and another in the fall ... The autumnal celebration ... consisted of a passion play which continued for four days; although the date varied in different places, it usually began on October 31st, and ended on November 3rd. On the first day, actors impersonating Isis, Nephythys, Anubis, Horus, etc., searched for the body of Osiris”.

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Samhain
Magical Direction: Northwest to Center
Ray Number: 7
Planet: Neptune and the Moon
Color: Violet
Element: Night
Attribute: Mystical Awakening/Devotion
Purpose:
Connection to the Spiritual Self, Awakening of Higher Levels of Psychic Perception.

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  

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Lughnasadh
 
ORACLE OF THE GODDESS GAIA

Priestess: (Invocation) Holy Goddess Gaia, our Earth Mother, we repent of the desolation we have brought upon Your sky and earth and sea and those that live there. We fear Your hidden fires which we call hell, and dread to lay our bodies in your black earth, eyes closed in death. We know more of the stars than we do of our own planet. Help us to penetrate through Your veil of matter, so that we may learn of Your plan of perfection for You and for ourselves.

Oracle: You see as children. You say, "these infernal fires could burn my body, and this earth can suffocate my life-giving breath". But this earth you desecrate, these material bodies you go to such lengths to protect, are but figments of collective imagination. You shoot a multitude of birds, yet not one of these birds die. They are only shadows that lie bleeding. The real birds fly on.

You are outcasts in a waste land, viewing with longing a stately palace with its gardens, but fearing the powerful owners: yet in truth the owners of palace and gardens are yourselves, self-styled outcasts! When you believe that the apparent world around you is all that exists, then you suffer with it, you die with it. But know that your Eternal Spirit makes for Itself many shapes, in order to learn from every realm of Being. In this shadow playground of the world you choose to be poor or rich, lovely or ugly, clever or foolish. As your children enjoy playing games of violence, so do you, their elders. You enjoy sufferings as do those who weep during sad plays. Not one human-being, nor animal nor bird nor tree materialises without inner choice. All existences long for experience; none give up physical manifestation without a struggle, however great the anguish. Indeed, many choose a life of pain and warfare rather than one of boring ease.

However, there are those who at last outgrow this world playground, and choose to realise their innate Divinity. This precludes immature game playing. To attain such bliss you do not have to reach the sun nor the stars. Each realm of Being is humbly beneath your feet, within My Heart! Protected only by some score miles of crust and by two streams of volcanic magma, is a sun whose light and heat is as great as the surface of the celestial sun. Those who attain use of their Solar Bodies can enter this Inner Sun, which in reality contains a realm of being as beautiful as that of any star. The Beings who dwell therein have the protection of an atmosphere which to you is dense rock and earth, but which to them is a transparent vapour. Fiery magma shows itself as rosy and golden swirling clouds, through which they perceive sun and moon, planets and stars.

So is it with yourselves! Concealed beneath the shell of your material bodies shines the glory of Goddesses and Gods. Come to Me! Long have I waited to give you your inheritance.

 
Invocation and Oracle from the rite "Magical Journey to the Matrix of the Earth. 1st Sphere" from the liturgy book "Psyche, Magical Journeys of the Goddess".
 
 
From "Juno Covella" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson for Lughnasadh:
 
THE EARTH GODDESS, THE EARTH MOTHER. (McLean, Fire Fest. pp. 20 and 22) “Lammas, or Lughnasad, the Celtic festival of the beginning of Autumn ... is thus the festival marking the transformation of the goddess into her Earth Mother aspect, and it seems likely, as with the Tailltenn Fair, that the sites most sacred at this time of the cycle were the mounds ... of the Earth Goddess”. (id. p. 21) on Lughnasad: “the community reflected on the reality that the Mother aspect of the Goddess, having come to fruition, from Lammas on would enter the Earth and slowly become transformed into the Old Woman -- Hecate-Cailleach aspect which would emerge as Samhain”. 
 
Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Lughnasadh
Magical Direction: Southwest
Ray Number: 5
Planet: Saturn
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Attribute: Science/Occultism
Purpose: Opens Pathways to Inner Knowledge

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  
 
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Beltane
 
The very first issue of Isian News, published in the summer of 1976 opened with an oracle of Dana! It is presented here, along with the introductory sentence exactly as it appeared in Isian News:
 
"The following message given to a Priestess of the Goddess Dana of Ireland may fittingly herald our first issue of Isian News.

Priestess: I feel the presence of Dana. The light of gold is behind her. She has a great rainbow colored aura. These are her words:

The earth has its jewels. For know that though the lesser cannot comprehend the great, yet the greater comprehends, permeates and suffuses the lesser. And this is what is meant by the immanence of the Divine Spirit. Many of you have sought urgently to rise to the heights and to meet Me there. Yet am I also found in the depths. I am the all-pervading Spirit that sparkles in the crystal, that is the treasure in the depth of the well, that comforts the lonely in heart, and is trampled underfoot by the proud who bruise the humble weed. And this knowledge also is the message of the New Era. The possession of the treasures of Nature without and within comes not through conquest, not through bitter struggles, not through suppression and rejection: but through the alchemy of transmutation. Growth is extension in consciousness.

Seek for the buried treasure of the earth, the jewels of Wisdom and Love. I will help all those who seek my aid.”
 
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For more information on the Goddess Dana, please read this entry on her from Lawrence Durdin-Robertson.
 

Correspondences from the Star of Ishtar for this Oracle, may be used as aids for visualization or building a seasonal altar for attunement work:

Seasonal Festival: Beltane
Magical Direction: Southeast
Ray Number: 3
Planet: Mercury
Color: Yellow
Element: Air
Attribute:Truth
Purpose: Awakens the Intellect of the Higher Mind

For more information please visit: Star of Ishtar Origin and Creation  


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