As well as founding the Fellowship of Isis, Olivia draws and paints, has written novels and non-fiction, travels the world talking on the Goddess, and at the age of 94 is still going strong. Here we see her painting and talking about the chakras and death, saying: “The idea that we are fluffy and non-existent when we are dead is nonsense!”
When I was studying Druidry with Ross Nichols as a teenager, he introduced me to Olivia Durdin-Robertson – I think it was at an Imbolc ceremony at his flat in London in the 1970s. Olivia exerted the most profound influence on me with her encyclopedic knowledge of world religions and occult philosophy and her warm, generous and eccentric personality. As a result of that meeting my life changed completely. She invited me to visit her at her family’s castle in Ireland and on my second visit I was invited to live there. I dropped out of university and the adventure began! I have just received a message from a film-maker who has made a 70 minute documentary on Olivia and her work with the Fellowship of Isis. Never have I ordered a DVD with such speed! Here is a trailer for his film. It’s beautifully produced. I hope you enjoy it! The film’s website with ordering information is here.