The Lilith Institute

Welcome...

to the online home of The Lilith Institute,
a center for learning which seeks to transmit many types of knowledge -- oral, written, iconographic, spiritual, emotional, and embodied. In schools or online, in private homes or community centers, we work to connect women with each other and to themselves.

Online Open House September 23, 2018 – 4 - 5PM Pacific / 7-8PM Eastern!
Join D’vorah for a look at some of our offerings for the coming year !
Register via Eventbrite Here

See our Calendar for further details on our Classes and Circles

Talking to Goddess

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A collection of
blessings, prayers, invocations
and other writings
by 72 women in 25 spiritual traditions,
edited by D'vorah J. Grenn, Ph.D

Background

Among the Institute's goals:

- continue planting seeds for spiritual change, social action and greater cross-cultural understanding;
- critically examine existing patterns of thought, behavior and language through new, non-patriarchal lenses, acting as a catalyst for personal and cultural transformation;
- facilitate an ongoing exchange of ideas across diverse spiritual traditions; and
- encourage women to recognize their potential to be change agents in their own lives, and so in their communities and the world.

In Spring 1999, I founded Voice of the Spirit, a women's spirituality conceptual framework within which circles of women came together to examine and re-vision ancient sacred texts and contemporary issues, as we explored spiritual practices and practical solutions relevant to our daily lives. This work continues through Mishkan Shekhinah, a mobile sanctuary, and in a variety of settings.

Mojuba and Todah, respect and deep gratitude to my mother Rita Kolb Grenn, my grandmothers Annie Francesca Kolb and Gertrud Silberstein Gruenbaum, to my father Walter Joachim Grenn—all of whom instilled in me compassion, an unfailing moral compass, and a thirst for knowledge. Thanks, too, to all my ancestors for insisting that I follow my intuition, especially my godmother, educator, activist and spiritual leader Milli Sabath, and dear friend and inspirer Kaye Schuman, z"l, both of blessed memory, for their faith in me, their sage advice and unwavering support.

Modupe/Todah/many thanks also go to my elders and spiritual teachers, especially: Yeye Aworo Fajembola Fatunmise, Ohen Imene Nosokpikan and Iya Isefalona Oshogbo, who taught me to hear the ancestors--and to pay attention; and to Rabbi Nadya Gross and Rabbi Shefa Gold, who connect me to my roots and my future.

OFFERINGS

  • Private spiritual guidance / life coaching sessions
  • Guidance to help you create or expand a spiritual practice
  • Consultations on career decisions or concerns, and/or academic path
  • Creation of rites of passage and lifecycle rituals
  • Public and private classes on Lilith and women’s psycho-spiritual journeys
  • Lectures and classes on human rights issues including violence against women, children and men; ancient and contemporary women's rituals; feminist thealogy/theology and the Ancient Near Eastern goddess; personal magic and folk traditions; and identifying and correcting power imbalances in personal and professional relationships.
  • Spiritual Guidance sessions; Tree of Life and other private classes – by appointment. Please write to dvorah@lilithinstitute.com for more information.