Olivia (Melian) Robertson
Birth: 1917 in London, England
Occupation: artist, writer
BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY: 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 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.
Family: Born April 13, 1917; daughter of Manning and Nora K. (Parsons) Robertson.
Education: Studied at Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London, England.
Religion: "Universalist and Spiritualist."
Memberships: Overseas League, P.E.N.
Home: Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Ferns, Eire.
Literary Agent: Curtis Brown Ltd., 13 King St., London W.C.2, England.
Artist, with work exhibited in Dublin, Ireland, 1939, 1956. Currently helping organize Huntington Castle Centre for Meditation and Study.
Military service: Voluntary Aid Detachment, nurse, 1940.
SOURCE CITATION: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2005. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, 2004. Entry Updated : 11/09/2004 Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 5th ed. Gale Group, 2001. "Olivia Robertson." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 5th ed. Gale Group, 2001.
Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC