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The Divine Feminine's Way: Lilith

Updated on December 18, 2013

A Poem: Shekhinah, The Divine Presence.

Shekhinah, Divine Presence, Divine Feminine, you have not forsaken me---the female.

I have prayed for you to save me from the constriction of my very race.

I knew in my greatest heart that male and female were equally taken from the earth’s space.

Shekhinah, we breathe together you and me.

God's feminine power: Naturally part of everything, inseparable, essential, and universal.”1


Poem Part II

I knew the watered down verse of my founding Scripture was incomplete

without you or me.

So I found the first whore of humanity---Lilith---and synthesized her energy as I could,

as I breathed. I did because she let me be me.

Lilith was a woman who would not submit to man as a dominated waif.

A woman content with her own power, at least until she missed Divinity at Paradise’s gates.

A demon she became in many a lore…from the Sumerians, the Hittites, the Egyptians, the Israelites and even the Greeks. Someone scorned and with the fury of hell!

And as all demonized beings experience, she was degraded, accused and lied about.

“Her blood was ‘not’ gold. Her place was sullied forevermore.”

But Shekhinah, you knew the Truth and promised to revive Lilith as the female before Eve. A woman before that conspiratory rib.

You know…the one that brought about the RIGHT woman for that Adam of

barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen. The perfect “helper.”

The Mother of humanity. Disgraced by the beguiling serpent. A woman subservient

To Man and his version of Patriarchal history.

Poem Part III

Shekhinah, I do not worship this Lilith though I definitely understand why some women do. Rather I honor her as I honor the Blessed Virgin.

I have seen man’s torment between the Madonna and the whore. It has been profound.

It has been tangible. It has been a travesty.

I have witnessed my sisterhood shorn like a helpless sheep. Their hair has been dragged through a caveman’s caves, strapped down with a nun’s habit and cut off before they were tied at a stake and turned into the Witch’s Inferno by the very Masculine Inquisition.

Poem Part IV

Of course, man-kind needed a Savior after that raping and pillaging, battering ram was let loose and foreseen! But again, even that simple gesture of God failed before man because man during that time failed to know you, Shekhinah. He could not----they could not---conceive of anything called God being feminine, let alone intuitive and healing.

And it was healing that the planet needed most of all by that point. But truly from its very beginning, really, or at least the beginning of humanity. The War of the Roses. The battle for Divine power. Mankind in Dominion. Man and Woman strangled by their own tawdry ropes.

So only virginity was acceptable to the people of antiquity…especially the Jews, the keepers of the Law previous to Jesus Christ, Incarnate Logos. And thus He was birthed to a young girl who would have been stoned to death under any other Divinely protected situation. Silent night, Holy night…only because the Source of all things made it so.

It was time to put order in the chaos. One piece by one piece, by one piece. And Shekhinah, you came to her as the Holy Ghost. Someday your name will have gender amongst the masses of all peoples. It won’t be the secret of the mystics and the Kabbalahistic Judaica. It will be free

Poem Part V

Because woman is not and was not the demolition derby of mankind. She did not betray man in the Garden of Eden. She saved him by naively trusting the Brightest and Most Beautiful Lucifer in the form of a snake. Save, you gasp?!? Yes, saved.

Without her, man-kind would have ceased to exist. There would be no supple womb without Eve, and no gracious childbirth for man-kind to explore without blasphemy.

Original Sin, what a fabled story! Nothing like reverse psychology in the form of a very rabid religion, or two or three.

Shekhinah, Divine Presence, your love has overcome man-kinds greatest follies.

You conceived the Christ in a Virgin’s Holy womb. You blessed the world with all things. You created many ways where there seemed to be no Way.

Your Divine Femininity graced the earth with your everlasting love as the most beautiful mystery called Life. Lilith, the Whore of Babylon, the most tried and true of the feminine---she was/is the founder, actress, murderer, seductress and heroine of your scripted screenplay. She tempts each of us in very different experiences and returns us to You.

Poem Part VI

Shekhinah, you fear nothing for you are everything. You are Ein Sof, without end, without boundaries. "Any image that does not embrace male and female is not a high and true image . . . The Blessed Holy One does not place His abode in any place where male and female are not found together." (from Daniel Chanan Matt's translation of the Sefer ha-Zohar) 2

In earnest many Jewish philosophers want to do right and say what is right. They separate you out from your core as a light that interacts with humanity. Put an end to this madness. Let the Divine Feminine be its total truth. Let it be essential and universal. Give us the Magdalene touched by the physical God known as Jesus who hung on the cross as less than a man. Metaphorically emasculated, literally bloodied and crucified.

Allow Lilith her rightful place as the woman without motherhood who rose to her infuriated glory so that man-kind could taste the scintillating flavor of mystery and seduction. O yes, o yes, o yes, said Sally to Harry in a coffee shop. Re-instate the East. Christen the yogis forevermore with your Crown Chakra and let us all rejoice in Your Presence, Shekhinah.

Let us be together, female and male, Divine and Infinite…You breaking all artificial constraints of man-kind. Allowing us as we are to rise to our God-given power as Lilith

the Sumerian, the Hittite, the Egyptian, the Israelite and the Greek. Give us our destiny.

Let us forever breathe……………………

The explanation of Shekhinah.

Shekhinah is a Hebrew word that describes "the dweller within" or "Divine Presence." Kabbalah (the Zohar), Jewish Mysticism, recognizes this feminine form of YHWH. The Zohar was a work completed in the Middle Ages that defined ten aspects of what it termed the Tree of Life. The aspects are called sephirot. Malkuth is the closest to the created world. Malkuth is feminine. Tel Shemesh's site [http://www.telshemesh.org/shekhinah/] says Shekhinah, "is a mystical embodiment of the feminine, earth-centered presence of God, and was also called the bride of God, the Sabbath, the Torah, the moon, the earth, and the apple orchard."

The Divine Feminine.

The Divine Feminine is not a myth or a sinful indulgence. The Divine Feminine is the part of God that reaches people from the inside out. The Divine Feminine stems from the Jewish word Shekhinah: The Divine Presence. It has diversified throughout history. God encompasses all. God has no boundaries. Humanity limits because it primarily relies on its finite mind. But humanity through Shekhinah defies its finite prison and expands into the universal energy field, the Divine Matrix.

Shekhinah, according to the Kabbalah existed prior to Jesus Christ's manifestation on the earth plane. The implication, then, is that the Divine Feminine existed in every man and woman's heart before the day of Pentecost in the New Testament.

So what actually happened on Pentecost? Perhaps there was a Divine activation of the heart center or some sort of vibrational pole shift within humanity's collective physical body. Perhaps the Kundalini energy was affected somewhat, preparing man-kind for a general awakening over time and space.

People have never been absent from God. People have only been lost to their Inner Divine Selves.

Lilith: The Original Woman

Lilith is known to several cultures. She is defined as the original woman before Original Sin. She is said to have "flown the coup" when Adam denounced her personal power as he tried to dominate her and force her into submission. Lilith angrily and willingly left paradise in a fit of rage. She had no way to return. She lived East of Eden.

In the meantime, Adam fell into a deep, deep sleep. When he awoke, a new material illusion commenced to further man-kind toward a state of grace and individuation.

Eve, a second woman, was removed from Adam's rib. She was only of the planet Gaia indirectly. In other words, Lilith and Adam came straight from the earth. Lilith knew her design was equal but different to Adam's. Eve knew Adam before herself. She was a part of him. The earth was not her mother or her father. Adam was. He was her spiritual covering. This necessitated that Eve was a submissive version of womanhood---submissive to man-kind.

Simultaneously, a great villain, the Adversary, Satan, revealed himself in the Garden of Eden. He appeared as a snake. Satan was the earth name given to Lucifer, the dethroned angel, who was thrown from the heavens because he intended to usurp God's position and authority.

It is only natural that Eve without the presence of her spiritual covering would be overtaken by a deceitful, seductive beauty such as Satan.

Eve's choice to follow the shifty serpent's lies rather than Adam's heresay "God" declaration is said to be the cause of the end of Paradise on the planet. But, it was Adam who actually defied God not Eve. Adam was directly commanded by God to eat anything in the Garden but the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad. Nevertheless, Adam chose to follow suit after Eve's weakened, poor example. When Adam bit the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad he created the state of unworthiness and disgraceful sin.

Yes, Eve broke her vow to Adam, her protected covering both literally and figuratively. He was her rib---her place of origin; but she did not break a vow to God because God did not directly tell Eve anything.

Lilith, on the other hand, is/was frequently equated or related to Satan in some respects. She was often called a demon---even a succubus---in multiple cultures from antiquity. Dan Allen Hoffman, modern day mystic, [ http://www.daleallenhoffman.com] is a scholar of multiple languages, two of which are Hebrew and Aramaic. He shares insights into the Aramaic word "Satana" (Satan), defined by Yeshua (Jesus) as "a house/being divided against itself" and the intense anti-Christ/darkness energy of the idea of any "cell of the body of God" being "left behind".

Lilith was part of Source's evolutionary plan. She had to leave the Divine's "grace." She had to rebell. It was her true nature as a volatile woman who saw herself as the equal of man. She demanded truth. She demanded power. She lost them both in a moment of fury. Without cool-headed thought, she abandoned all she was born to. She found herself locked out of the Garden to which she was born. Nevertheless, Shekhinah, the Divine Feminine, would eventually supercede Lilith's disastrous flight from Paradise, for Shekhinah was the indwelling of God. Lilith was a creature of that God...just like all things of the world.


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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 years ago from London England

      In my quest to locate the 'Divine Feminine' principle the entity of Lilith certainly needs to be considered. Whatever each individual chooses Lilith to be, i don't accept she had evil intent after all Lilith did have the maternal instinct eventually. Many women in history/folklore have been maligned or their conduct embellished to make the hearsay sound convincing. Some people think that when erotic imagergy comes to males when asleep is or at least called Lilith. On the rare occasion this happens to me i blank out the vision and think of my friend (decently garbed) and i've told her. The sacred feminine must go down toward the approach to our exitence.

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      Joan Elizabeth 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      Recently, i've wondered about a corelation between the Lilith of the earliest scriptures and Morgana le Fae (my spelling) of the Arthurian legend. I don't believe both Ladies to be inherently evil but rather they are protagonists in a tale with an allegorical meaning. The myths have been derived from so many sources that there has just got to be some truth in there. Personally i've never encountered any one with the girl's name of Lilith but occasionally some with the derivitive of Morgana such as Morrigan for example.

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      Joan Elizabeth 2 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      Have you seen Mists of Avalon or read the book?

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      Here is set out the most comprehensive account of Lilith i have seen. She was noticably absent from my earlier learning and it wasn't until a couple of decades ago i saw any mention of Lilith and that only amount to one extended paragraph. Since childhood i have been absorbed in all of the Avalon material i come across even the ambiguity of the very name itself. The more an author comes up with new on the subject then it does well to keep the legend alive. In the very same encyclopeadia of folklore telling me about Lilith i discovered another new Arthurian tale, that of Joyous Gard whilst i always viewed the knights of the round table and the Ladies as home based at Camelot centered in Avalon. Joyous Gard a fortress type structure held secret knowledge pertaining to the very fabric of existence and it's custodians were the wisest to have lived.More on Joyous Gard if it becomes relevant. Back to Lilith though i wonder if we can equate any modern day woman with Lilith!

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings Darkings

      The personification of Lilith definitely exists into modern day culture.

      A resurgence in Lilith fascination occurred during the pre - Raphaelite portrait painters, the late Victorian English poets and early 29th century occultists (be very afraid). Real Women or a better term 'Whole Woman' can look to Lilith for inspiration resolving inner conflict. Lilith is also associated with the black moon and there is a comic book superheroine named Lilith.

      sweet dreams!

      the Gadfly

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings!

      Just wondering if Vashti the Persian concubine who defied the King Ashuerus in the Book of Esther qualifies as a Lillith type of personna.

      She embarrased him in front of the whole court and was only banished not executed. That showed true courage.

      the gadfly

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      If the Lady Lilith never even existed at all then it would have been necessary to invent the persona as such. The concept lies deeply imbeded within the male psyche as an intriguing enigma. Women's mysteries place the 'Feminine' in a unique category that some males are actually fearful of. Man may be the master of his destiny, yet the slave of his desires.

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little darklings

      OOPS! i happen to have erred in the previous posting by stating the 29th century rather than the 20th century. It doesn't bear thinking what humanity will be like 1000 years ahead. At least i've kept the Lilith topic still open for dialogue!

      humbly

      the gadfly

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      Joan Elizabeth 2 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      I must say my interests jump around a lot. I am Syncretic by nature. Lilith was a source of great interest to me months ago as I was exploring an entity---a sikkubus. But now I am otherwise occupied. Your discussions are nice to ponder...

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      I personally do not fear malign entities as i have a personal protection mantra to ward off evil. However Lilith is the wild card in the pantheon of demonology. The sacubus as opposed to the incubus (male equivalent) may or may not be a demon at all. Still i would be very afraid to be confronted by such an apparition. Dreaming of the nightmare is bad enough.

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      Joan Elizabeth 2 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      The sikkubus was actually quite symbiotic in nature for nearly a decade; but, then I had to remove it because it was taking too much of my life force. When I went to remove it, it was very malicious. A food source of 10 years was not desirable to let go of!!! I had an ex-boyfriend place the entity in my field to help me with the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. If you are unaware, one of the big symptoms is an overactive libido.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      So, the sikkubus is a modern rather than ancient being?

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      Joan Elizabeth 2 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      No, the sikkubus is definitely an ancient being that still exists today. Lilith was said to be the first sikkubus.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      Very afraid lest i incur her terrible wrath.

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings!

      As an avid enthusiest for things Gothique/Steampunk and the 'wierd' i just happen to adore Elvira, Vampira, Batwoman, Modesty Blaise etc. There must be a strong possibility that these superheroines stem from a Lilith influence. Batwoman herself or at least her Katherine Kane personna is recognised as a Jewess in the plotline, she may be in essence Lilith herself!

      sweet dreams

      the gadfly

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      Gadfly 13 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings

      Gadfly back on the hubs again re visiting articles of interest. Lilith to me is an enigma. The world is a very different place now, even in my life span and when pondering over Lilith i desperately desire to separate the facts from phantasy. To begin with we are aware Lilith's name derives from 'of the night' and there are many versions of this as a first name for girls. Looking at the picture gallery on the internet for Lilith portray them as what we would refer to as a 'femme fatale' It has been suggested she had luxurious tresses of fiery red hair. I also believe she has visited me as i slept to exploit my vulnerability. Oh ! and Lilith is the name of a feminist magazine too.

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      Gadfly 8 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings Darklings!

      She has come to me again, once more in my vulnerable state. When walking around in broad daylight she has not effect. But when i can't resist her beguiling taunts i have to do all i can to shake it off.

      sweeter dreams.

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