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Fellowship of Isis

Fellowship of Isis

An international, neopagan religious organization founded in 1976 by author and painter Olivia Robertson to revive worship and communion with the feminine principle of the deity in the form of the goddess Isis and to promote knowledge of the world's matriarchal religions.

The fellowship is organized on a democratic basis and there are no vows of secrecy (though member groups may have their own secrets). It professes religious toleration and members are free to maintain other religious allegiances. Communication between members is maintained through literature and correspondence and through local sister centers and groups, in addition to the main center in Ireland.

The quarterly magazine Isian News includes news, lists of members, temples, shrines, and centers, as well as articles on rites, festivals, and formation and hallowing of temples. Other publications include a festival calendar and books on rites and mysteries of the Goddess. The loosely organized fellowship has centers in 93 countries with membership numbered in the thousands. The Fellowship of Isis may be contacted at Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy, Eire, Southern Ireland. Website: http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/.

Sources:

Durdin-Robertson. The Goddesses of Chaldea, Syria and Egypt. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1975.

Fellowship of Isis Homepage. http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/. March 8, 2000.

Robertson, Olivia. The Call of Isis. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1975.

. The College of Isis Manual. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, n.d.

. Handbook of the Fellowship of Isis. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, n.d.

Robertson, Olivia, and Lord Strathloch. The Fellowship of Isis Directory for 1980. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1979.

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Fellowship of Isis

Fellowship of Isis. A neo-pagan movement dedicated to the worship of female deities such as Isis, Venus, or Maia.

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