David Alexander Durdin-Robertson of Huntington Castle, Clonegal,
Carlow passed into spirit world on the 14th April 2009. He was the
only son of two Co-Founders of the Fellowship of Isis, Pamela and
Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, and nephew of Olivia.
He protected Huntington Castle with his skills as a builder,
renewing the foundations. Above all his beautiful, youthful and
inspired wood carvings, twenty-one of them, are focal images in
various shrines in the Temple of Isis. His most noted carving, made
when he was eighteen, is the figure of Isis on the High Altar. She
bears a watering-pot on Her head, the Hathor Crown representing
harmony of Sun and Moon.
Isis Statue carved by David
Photo © O. Robertson
Globally, David is known in a television documentary on the
Castle on the Discovery Channel. He is shown, bearded, emerging from
an ancestor's portrait. In an interview he gives an account of an
out-of-the-body experience in the Castle library, surrounded by
apparitions - later identified on the Channel as Druids. The Temple
of Isis is shown in the film.
David's spirit presence manifested to Olivia the day after his
passing. He made two resounding knocks on her door at dawn. Olivia
understood that these were the traditional "Knocks for Admission" to
the Egyptian Ritual of the Coming Forth by Day. This resembles the
FOI liturgical Rite of Rebirth (ritual),
and the Awakening of Osiris (ritual),
and Initiation of the Pylons (ritual).
Of course the Ceremonies in the Temple and work of the Fellowship
continue. After all, Isis goes back five thousand years and is
powerfully manifesting in the New Aeon. Our Divine Mother is eternal
- as are we all!
Olivia Robertson & the Irish Priesthood conducted a private
ceremony for David on April 18th at the Temple of Isis, Clonegal
Castle. The ritual of Dulce Domum, The Soul Returns Home,
may be found here:
FOI Funeral Ceremony.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Olivia Robertson and her
family at this time. Sincere thanks also to Minette Quick for
forwarding this from Olivia.