From Olivia Robertson
Isian News 94, Samhain 1999
Re: Fellowship of Isis Ritual for the New Millennium
hope members of The Fellowship of Isis in so
many countries may have a fulfilling and amazing New Aquarian Age in the
of the year 2000! Whether we call this
beginning the Millennium since Christ's birth, the New Age for Paganism
Egyptian Coming Forth by Day - Day being an
Age of Ra - we ourselves can experience a fresh start, an Initiation if
choose. We may co-create with the Deities in
transforming our world.
was wondering what simple but meaningful rite
we could perform to link with each other through such mighty continents
oceans. The harbingers of this omenous period
were Hale-Bop, the short-tailed comet that last appeared at the time of
pyramids, and the 1999 eclipse of the sun by
the dark moon. This gave me an idea. In our temple there fortuitously
"mirror-magic" . Owing to the thickness of
the castle walls, we were able to put two large mirrors either side of
a window in our temple. We did this with two
windows to augment light. But we discovered that an image of Isis was
in both directions, theoretically to
infinity! We had stumbled upon a reflective fractal.
If we could
multiply our statue of Isis thus, how about one candle set in the window
in the Irish
signal to absent friends? At harvest we could
multiply wheat - from a crop circle on occasion - to feed the hungry.
performed magically can affect material
events. So we now multiply a chalice of our holy well water in our
would be lovely if members could psychically
join us in our Temple of Isis, Ireland on
December 31st 1999 and January 1st 2000 with this rite at their own
mirrors represent the moon - a candle, the sun joined as
if in an eclipse. We can place crystals,
images of Deities, food, drink - anything that requires multiplication.
But how to
form our rainbow lines of communication with
static objects? Simple. The smoke of incense coils and wreathes itself
spirals forming a spiritual network from a
Goddess altar to altars around the world, and with spiritual spheres.
May we come
forth by Day!
From Olivia Robertson
Isian News 93, Lughnasadh 1999
Re: Olivia’s Hope for the FOI: A Rainbow Telepathic Network
I hope that the
re-structuring I have put in place will lead to a wider development of
network of friendship throughout the world.
Now that each centre has individual responsibility for taking on new
ordaining Priestesses and Priests and
consecrating Hierophants, a spiritual relationship transcending time and
Retreat Centres provide meeting places
and our conventions offer the beauty of
shared ritual, talks and artwork. With the classes in telepathy goodwill
is essential. Imagine opening one's soul to
hostile probing! We must be friends or fail.
Owing to the
expansion - by hundreds - of F.O.I. membership, due to the use of the
Web, new members do not now require a number.
Centres admit new members and issue their certificates. They provide
Castle with the number of their new members
issues Charters for new Centres, enrolling
these with names and addresses for listing in the International
Directory and Isian
News. New Priestesses and Priests require
central enrollment numbers: the lists of names and addresses are kept
the relevant Temple. College of Isis Magi
Degrees do not need registration.
I visualise is this. Lyceums will form
teaching centres not only in waking hours, but through giving psychic
to classes at night - which will be
remembered on waking. The Druid Can of Dana will form a Danaan World
Wood from the various
Groves. And the Noble Order of Tara will
create a Round Table of Priories helping each Priory in work for the
This inter-connecting rainbow network, with
particular aims will begin by using letters, email and the World-Wide
as the veil thins between earth and psychic
spheres, this network will become telepathic, through empathy. Then we
meet the glorious Goddesses and Gods that we
hopefully invoke. We will have attained the end of Heart's Desire.
From Olivia Robertson
News 92, Beltaine 1999
Re: Founding of
the ArchPriesthood Union
feel so happy that, after waiting twenty years, I may now share
the authority and responsibility of my work
with The Fellowship of Isis with the Archpriesthood Union. This revival
three thousand year-old Isian title had been
planned by my brother Lawrence and myself when enough of our Priesthood
qualify. Since my brother departed for Spirit
Sphere, I have very frequently been asked: "Who is your successor?"
I have always given the same answer: "Every
sincere member is my successor!"
However, now we
have over 15,200 members in 93 countries and gain more every day. So FOI
an authoritative Archpriesthood to protect
our spiritual and religious progress in countries where we have members.
Archpriesthood will ultimately have the
influence of Archbishops - as in the past! May each one of us go forward
and happiness inspired by the starry wings of
The Archpriesthood Union.
32 members in 4 continents.
list of 28th January 1999. 32 is the optimum number.
This three thousand-year old Isian title is
revived to designate those in The Fellowship of Isis whose sphere of
extends to over a thousands members. During
the last twenty years only the Priesthood in Nigeria and Ghana have
to use the designation "The Rt. Rev." Now at
last we have reached the optimum number to form a successful Union
of FOI Custodians. To fill vacancies, new
members will be chosen by existing Union members, not by voting but by
guidance and consensus. The Fellowship of
Isis has expanded to such an extent, that this global rainbow network is
by Isis, to maintain our values of Love,
Beauty and Truth far into the coming Space Age.
From Caroline Wise:
I see the ArchPriesthood as the body
of Nuit arching protectively around the
precious earth, each member a point of light burning brightly keeping
the flame of
the Fellowship alive.
From Olivia Robertson
Isian News 91, Brigantia 1999
Re: Retreat Centres
my last open letter
to members I have had an exciting response!
This October I felt inspired by Isis to visit three sacred mountains in
and with the help of the local priestesses
discover their Goddess names. These magic mountains are in San Francisco
the Hopis - Navatukaoovi - Mingis Mountain
and Squaw’s Creek - linking Flagstaff, Sedona and Phoenix. For the
we were given the Goddess Names “Iyama”, and
“Eststanatlehi.” The Goddess manifested in an onrush
stems from these ceremonies is the
answer to my first letter - three new Isis
Retreat centres. There are also heartening offers from Germany and
is good to have seasonal festivals, but what
so many members have written asking for are such retreat centres - like
Oasis. Temples are extremely expensive to run
- derelict churches abound. But there are ques waiting for admission
deTraci Regula and Ian MacWatt contributed a
brilliant idea. Here is their message: “For
those who would like to see the religion of Isis expressed in bricks and
mortar, Ian offers a package of advice as to
how a retreat centre could be made a more permanent trust, such as Isis
Through the Chapter in the Isis Oasis Lyceum,
Ian’s package would include ideas of exploring financial advantages and
tax incentives available for religious
trusts. May all our members find fair haven in 1999.