One of the great lights of Goddess spirituality went out on November 14. The honorable Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis, passed over in her sleep in her home, Clonegal Castle in Ireland, surrounded by friends. She was 96.
There are a lot of wonderful blogs, memorials, and obituaries about Olivia all over the web so I won’t get into the biographical details of her life her. I recommend reading Olivia’s biography on the Fellowship of Isis website and also this obituary in The Telegraph. She was courageous, a pioneer, a mystic, an artist, a writer, a world-traveler, a priestess, a queen, a representative of the Goddess, and she will be missed.
I’m sorry that I never got to meet Olivia and I am proud to call myself a member of the Fellowship of Isis and carry on her mission of promoting awareness of the feminine divine. Olivia’s legacy is a great one and may the Fellowship of Isis continue.
This weekend, I was fortunate to attend a memorial service in her honor hosted by the Lyceum of Heka, which I believe may be the only FOI center active in Australia. It was a hot and sunny first day of summer, which drew a lot of people to the beach where the ceremony was planned, but we found a wonderful nook under a big tree.
“In the Name of Isis, may the soul of our beloved friend return with joy to her heavenly Home.”