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.