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Photo Gallery:
Chapel of Ishtar: The Holy of Holies

      "A doorway to the right, leads to the Adytum, the "Holy of Holies" dedicated to Ishtar, with some pictures by various members of the F.0.I. also a picture of Dana, facing the door, by Olivia Robertson." (From the "Guide to Clonegal Castle" by Lawrence Durdin-Robertson.)

       The Holy of Holies is dedicated to the element of Aether/Spirit and contains the Shrines of Ishtar, Dana, Nuit, the Members' Shrine, and the Shrine of Alchemy. Paintings by Olivia Robertson are throughout.

Associated Fellowship of Isis Liturgy for this Shrine: The Rite of Rebirth



Entrance to Ishtar Chapel from Well Chapel
Entrance to Ishtar Chapel from Well Chapel
Olivia meditates on seat of stone lion just right of Gangur
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)



2010 Shrine of Ishtar
2010 Shrine of Ishtar
ISHTAR, Lady of 15 of the 8 pointed Star.
Goddess of Love and Beauty of Babylon.
She descended through 7 Spheres to rescue her lover,
TAMMUZ, Shepherd of the Starry Flocks.
They ascended, joining Heaven and Earth.
The silk painting of Ishtar is by Olivia Robertson.
photo © 2010 M.Q.


2007 Shrine of Ishtar
2007 Shrine of Ishtar
photo © 2007 M.Q.


Shrine of Ishtar
Shrine of Ishtar
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)


Ishtar Altar
Ishtar Altar
(White & Gold Pieces by William Morris)
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)




Ishtar Painting by Olivia Robertson
Ishtar painting
(Inlaid with mother-of-pearl & abalone shell)
photo © 2007 M.Q.




Right of Ishtar Altar
Stella Maris Shrine - Beautiful Dreamer
Stella Maris Shrine - Beautiful Dreamer
photo © 2010 M.Q.


Left of Dana Shrine
(Divine Twins of Sirius Painting by O. Robertson)
Left of Dana Shrine
(Faery Etaine Statue & Accolade Sword "Aries" in windowsill)
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)



Shrine of the Druid Clan of Dana, June 2010
Star Chapel (next to Well)
Shrine of Dana 2010
Painting in 1952 of the Goddess Dana of the Tuatha De Danaan
As seen in a vision by Olivia Robertson.
On left, ‘Mari of the Mists’ of the Atlantic Ocean,
Daughter of Manannán Mac Lir, Ocean God.
Statuette of Dana, Mother of All the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland
And Her Beloved Daughter Bride of the Well
Aengus Og, God of Love & Joy with his Birds
Altar Frontal, New Moon over Mt. Leinster
Left of Shrine, Painting by Olivia Robertson of Fionnuala & Swan of Lir
Right of Shrine, Etaine & Midir, Sidhe (The Immortal Hour)
Windows – Left Osiris and His Son the Younger Horus
Right – Isis with Her Daughter the Younger Hathor
Painted by Olivia Robertson
photo © 2010 M.Q.


Shrine of Dana 2010
Shrine of Dana 2010
DANA of the Druid Clan of Dana.
Mother of the Danaan Deities.
Painting by Olivia Robertson of Dana as She appeared
to her in Dublin 1952 bringing great happiness.
Plaque of Dana of Nature is shown with hair of oak leaves.
photo © 2010 M.Q.


Shrine of Dana 2008
Shrine of Dana 2008
New Drawing of Aengus Og on Altar
photo © 2008 M.Q.



Shrine of Nuit
Shrine of Nuit
photo © O. Robertson (cropped/enhanced by this site)


Members' Shrine
Members' Shrine
(Pallas Athena, Medusa altar)
photos: © Pat Cummins


Members' Shrine
(Artemis drawing by Olivia Robertson)
photos: © Pat Cummins




Shrine of Alchemy, Brigid Drawing Above

photo © 2007 M.Q.



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Copyright Notice: The photos on this website have been generously donated by the Durdin-Robertson family and FOI friends. They are always credited by name when we know who took the photo, otherwise they are noted as "copyright Olivia Robertson". Many have been cropped and digitally enhanced by this website. Please do not reproduce. All copyrights reserved. Thank you.





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