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THE MUSES SYMPOSIUM
FOI Special Project

The Peacock Angel
Drawing of the Peacock Angel by Olivia Robertson


"We artists and writers and musicians
create a Rainbow Bridge of Harmony
from earth to heaven, and from heaven to earth,
from brightest White to deepest Indigo."



The Muses Symposium was created by Olivia Robertson in the fall of 2007, in order to highlight the various arts and provide a means for members to communicate with each other about them. There are no overall coordinators of the Muses Symposium, but membership is free through friends who are already members.



The Muses Symposium
By: Olivia Robertson
February, 2008


If you study textbook history of humanity, it consists of political warfare. Study religious history, and you have the same: duality resulting in violence and cruelty. The good has to be rescued from persecution, tribalism and territorial conflicts.

But when I did my university course in Art History – harmony prevailed! Artists did not murder each other – impressionists versus academicians – oil painters versus sculptors! Nowhere did I find intolerance resulting in violence. Disputes, yes.

Therefore The Muses Symposium was inspired by the Muses, Goddesses of Arts and Crafts, for members who wish to write, not using email, who paint, and sculpt, and do gardening, who write poetry and tell stories and draw. Whenever I write and paint and act and dance – I was very cheerful Hula Dancing – I am happy NOW. Not yesterday – tomorrow, but NOW. Now is forever.

So members in any country who wish to contact other artists and writers – who wish to avoid disputes, rivalry – they may wish to contact like-minded people through the Muses Symposium by correspondence.

To join you can write to Deena Butta* AU, who produces brilliant FOI ceremonies in Chicago, and Estara T’shirai AU, who loves Fairies and knows their language. They are c/o Deena, Isis Seshat Magazine, Chicago, IL, USA. No, I won’t give phone, email or fax! There are other ways. There is Rev. Vincent Akpabio, father of a brilliant “Indigo” child, POB 14949 Kano, NG 700213 Kano State, Nigeria. From Ghana there is Professor A.E. Affari AU, who has valuable information drawn from his deep studies of African religion. His address is “Isis of the Mysteries”, P.O. Box 8542 Accra North, Ghana. Mother Beatrice Okoekwe AU, of the Lyceum of the Cosmic Isis, gives an Indian-African perspective to the Faiths of Africa, from Amaseri, P.O. Box 541 Aba State, Afikpo, Nigeria. For those who desire a wide knowledge and practice of Gaelic Mysteries, they could apply to Swami Prem Sudheer, AU, a Scot who writes of the Celtic Mysteries and works them with Anne Marie Beaucoline, at their Lyceum of Brighid, 166 Rullion Rd., Penicuik, Scotland.

That is good enough to get on with! Good luck! We artists and writers and musicians create a Rainbow Bridge of Harmony from earth to heaven, and from heaven to earth, from brightest White to deepest Indigo.

*It is with sadness that we convey the Rt. Rev. Deena Butta has passed to spirit sphere on January 27, 2013.

(Isian News Issue 127)



Olivia by the Muses Tapestry
Olivia by the Muses Tapestry
© Noel Daly

Muses Symposium Notice - Temple Gifts
From Olivia Robertson
Co-Founder, FOI
June 17, 2010


"For over fifty years Lawrence and Olivia Durdin-Robertson have given grateful thanks to so many donors of lovely pictures and craft works for their Temple of Isis. Now the time has come for those who have given, to receive acknowledgement of their work on our expanding FOI Global Centres. Many do not wish for this publicity, but other would appreciate being listed. This would be helpful for members wishing to order paintings, wands, figures and other works of art. Those wishing to contribute may give necessary information to the Hon. Secretary of the Archives Centre, in Tucson (http://www.fellowshipofisis.com), the Circle of Isis, California (isiscircleonline@yahoo.com), and the archives of our Isis Lyceum in Chicago, (deeankh@sbcglobal.net)."

(Message forwarded from the Most Rev. Minette Quick.)

Additional information: Muses Symposium inquiries may also be addressed to the Star of Elen, U.K., the Circle of Pelagia, California and Fellowship of Isis Germany.



Announcement from Olivia Robertson
October 12, 2010:


The Muses Symposium is not affiliated with any of the FOI Foundation Unions, ArchDruid Union, ArchPriesthood Union or the Grand Commander Union. It has no affiliation with the Druid Clan of Dana or the Noble Order of Tara or any other branch or society within the Fellowship of Isis.

Becoming part of the Muses Symposium does not involve new Priesthood nor does it confer titles of Priest or Priestess to anyone. New members are honoured as Sons and Daughters of the Muses, i.e. "Daughter of Terpsichore" or "Son of Urania."

* Those who are already ordained as members of the Priesthood are acknowledged as "Priestess" or "Priest" in their work for the Muses. (Example: our Priestess Le'ema Kathleen Graham already ordained as a Priestess in the Fellowship of Isis, therefore she is declared Priestess of Terpsichore in the Muses Symposium because Le'ema is both Priestess and sacred dancer - her work honors the Muse Terpsichore. Our Priestess Sundari, already ordained as a Priestess is therefore Priestess of Polyhymnia, dedicated to the Muse of Song in the Muses Symposium.)

(Isian News Issue 138)

* Olivia Robertson has given instructions to amend this information. She writes by postal mail (received on 11/10/10): "No more Priesthood - all of us Arcadians!"


Oracle from Olivia Robertson
Received via email on October 18, 2010


This oracle was received by Olivia Robertson in response concerning clarification of the Muses Symposium and the Magical Arcadian Realm.

From: Urania, Muse of All Magic.
"ORACLE"

Our Muses Symposium exists already in the inner planes. We are now extending it to the material world,through the Fellowship of ISIS. Therefore, our Magical Arcadian Realm is not subject to any existing structures. It is a telepathic extension of our divine web of the arts. So,in the Muses Symposium, there are no levels, degrees or rules.

The Goddess guides, not commands.

We Muses inspire that perfect freedom of expression, without which, the Arts cannot exist. Be free, be joyful, be loving and so create your individual art, through the Divine Rainbow Network of all Arts.

Olivia

Note: Any F.O.I. Member who wishes to join, may do so through the existing global web sites. They are preparing the necessary navigation on these sites, now.

Our thanks to Rev. Stephanie Campbell, Iseum of the Golden Eagle and Iseum of the Arts, for forwarding the above email from Olivia.


Received from Olivia Robertson by postal mail on Nov. 10, 2010
for the new edition of the Isis of Fellowship booklet:


"We use the Ancient Greek name Arcadia to denote honour for our own individual land we live on! Not mere postal numbers, i.e. Utopia, Avalon, Cinnebar, 2 Ravens, Paradise Valley. Evermore. We are all Arcadians - modern 'Bohemians!' Free, unbound by regulations."


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