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INTRODUCTION TO THE FELLOWSHIP OF ISIS
in front of the High Altar of the Fellowship of Isis
© K. McDonough. (cropped & enhanced from the original. Do not reproduce.)
Olivia giving an Invocation of Isis:
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)
The Fellowship of Isis (FOI) is dedicated to honoring the Goddess in Her many forms. It was founded at Clonegal Castle, Ireland at the Vernal Equinox of 1976. The founders were Olivia Robertson, her brother Lawrence and his wife, Pamela Durdin-Robertson. (FOI founders)
The Fellowship of Isis is multi-religious, multi-racial, and multi-cultural. It is dedicated to honoring the religion of all the Goddesses and pantheons throughout the planet. (Olivia Robertson's note: spiritual affiliation of the FOI.) The Gods are also venerated. All members retain their own faiths and beliefs and are encouraged to blend their own practices with those of the Fellowship's own Liturgy. There are no vows to take, nor secrecy to keep. The only requirement before joining the FOI is agreement with the principles in the Manifesto. Membership is free, although members and centers may individually choose to charge for additional courses and training. The FOI is organized on a democratic basis and all members have equal privileges.
photo © 2008 M.Q.
The Goddess is seen as Deity, the Divine Mother of all beings. To read further about the history of the Goddess, please see the lecture given by co-founder Lawrence Durdin Robertson, on The Religion of the Goddess . Thousands of members from various esoteric traditions have joined the Fellowship of Isis from countries throughout the world. Members often blend their own rites with those offered by the Fellowship.
However expressed, all members acknowledge
In August 1993, the Fellowship of Isis was represented at the Parliament of the World's Religions Centennial Session. Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the FOI was invited to attend, along with other appointed FOI delegates. This was the first time that the religion of the Goddess was publicly acknowledged as a world faith at this parliament. Olivia was one of two women and sixteen men who addressed the opening plenary from the platform. She gave the blessings of Isis to the world. You can read more about the Parliament here.
Olivia at the 1993 Parliament of World's Religions
To learn more about the FOI, please also visit the following: Hear and read the various FOI Prayers, written and performed by Olivia Robertson. Members will also be interested in the Perpetual Calendar of the Fellowship of Isis, written by Lawrence Durdin Robertson: Juno Covella, as well as the Call of Isis, written by Olivia Robertson.
There are hundreds of Fellowship centers throughout the world that a member may join in order to network or to further their spiritual training. There are also many who choose to work as solitary members within the Fellowship of Isis. Animal friends may also be enrolled under the Animal Family of Isis. Membership within the FOI provides a means of promoting closer communion between the Goddess and each member, both singly and as part of a larger group.
History of the FOI
Spiral of the Adepti / Iseums
College of Isis / Lyceums
FOI Priesthood & Spiral of Alchemy
Druid Clan of Dana / Groves
Noble Order of Tara
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