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Robertson, Olivia (1917-)

Robertson, Olivia (1917-)

Irish neo-pagan writer and painter who founded the Fellowship of Isis to revive worship and communication with the feminine principle in deity. She was born in London on April 13, 1917, and later worked as a play leader in Dublin Corporation playgrounds, Eire (1941-45). Her book St. Malachy's Court (1946) is based on these experiences. Other publications include Field of the Stranger (1948, a Book Society choice and also published in a Braille edition); The Golden Eye (1949); Miranda Speaks (1950); It's an Old Irish Custom (1954); and Dublin Phoenix (1957). She has exhibited her paintings in Dublin. Robertson founded the Fellowship of Isis at Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy, Eire, in 1976, and subsequently has used her literary skills in service to the Fellowship.

Sources:

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

. Dea: Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1975.

. The Isis Wedding Rite. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1975.

. Ordination of a Priestess. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, n.d.

. Rite of Rebirth. Enniscorthy, Eire: Cesara Publications, 1977.

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