The Lilith Institute

Creations : Writings

Revisioning the Erotic

A look at how contemporary thinkers are redefining the religious notion of 'sin', and at the attitudes and behaviors considered erotic from a woman's point of view - an excerpt from Lilith's Fire: Reclaiming Our Sacred Lifeforce by this site's creator.

Liturgy for Lilith

A fresh example of the ways we can re-vision icons and mythical-religious symbols from mythologist, writer and sex activist Cosi Fabian (1991).

Lost Book of Lilith

A fanciful midrash by biblical scholar Rachel Havrelock (1998).

New Releases!

Flowers of Torah: Prayers of a Priestess by D'vorah K'lilah

Flowers of Torah cover imageGroundbreaking, earth-loving, woman-honoring, historically-inclusive Jewish siddur for personal prayer practice and home use. This book of prayers for the Queen of Heaven composed by a Kohenet, a Jewish Priestess, is based on millennia of Ancient Near East cultural wisdom.
Author website https://www.facebook.com/dvrkllh/
Publisher link: http://www.blurb.com/b/7433668-flowers-of-torah

My Name is Medusa by Glenys Livingstone Illustrated by Arna Baartz

My Name is Medusa cover imageA new children's book , the story of the greatly misunderstood Goddess, including why she likes snakes.
'My name is Medusa' explores the "scary" dark side, the potency of nature and the importance of dreams.
Arna Baartz gorgeously illustrates this tale by Glenys Livingstone, teaching children (big and small) that our power often lies in what we have been taught to fear and revile.
Authors Site: https://pagaian.org/my-name-is-medusa-childrens-book/
Amazon Link: www.amazon.com

Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 by Max Dashu

Witches and Pagans Cover ImageSwa wiccan taeca∂ ::: “as the witches teach.”
So, explained an Old English translator, witches counseled the people to “bring their offerings to earth-fast stone, and also to trees and to wellsprings—as the witches teach.”
These women were carrying out ceremonies of reverence for Nature—something very different than what we have been taught about witches. …
New from Veleda Press: http://www.veleda.net/ Downloadable Contents, Preface, and chapter excerpts
See praises at http://www.veleda.net/witchesandpagans/praise4.html