A Rite to Lilith

{This ritual calls upon Lilith to bring about the fulfillment of requests determined by the operator. Magickal chants from Lilith: Queen of Sitra AhraBook of BelialModern Demonolatry, and The Red Book of Appin appear within the script. Translations of foreign phrases appear in brackets. It is at the behest of the celebrant to determine which, if any, material accompaniments she wishes to include in the ritual}

I call unto Mother Lilith, the Goddess of the Black Moon and the Spirits of Obscenity! I call down the Sempiternal Harbinger of Chaos and Storms who presides over succubi and the phantasmata of lynched persons! I have selected the Infernal Divine as the divinities of my veneration and the catalysts of my ascent and I call unto the Qliphoth and summon forward Mother Lilith!

Ama Lilith Liftoach Kliffoth! Agios o Lilith Regina Gamaliel! Lilit Reginam Aeternum Noctis! Porro Triumphator In Inferno Sunt! Agios Tzaphoni Ama Lilith Layilil! Et Revertetur Ad Tenebras! Melus De Quo Magma! Io Ama Lilith! Io Lilitu!
[Mother Lilith, Open the Qliphoth! Numinous is Lilith the Queen of Gamaliel! Lilit is the Eternal Queen of Night! Victory Lies With the Infernal! Numinous (is) (Names of Lilith)! All Things Return to Darkness! All Things Emanate from the Demonic Plane! Hail Mother Lilith! Hail Lilitu]

(You May Now Present Your Requests to Mother Lilith. Physical Health, Personal Magnetism, Social Skills, an Understanding of Romance, an Understanding of Sex, an Understanding of Self, Psychic Perception– You May Choose Whatever You Like. Generally it is Best to Pick Three. Once You Have Articulated Your Desires, Recite the Words of Power Which Follow)

Oeos Acaphosh Nyot Zelesh
Istvaman Teneb Nsgion Atomor
Ne Ammit Abas Norzabr
Eyatan Kelosh Tsabelmos
Nriozt Hananef Ftaa Eos Ghat
Ahi Hay Lilith Zodamran Amabis
Zodamran Lil-Ka-Litu Lilit Malkah Ha-Shedim
Ama Lilith Layil Rimog Lilith Ceph-Pe Mals-Veh
Fam-Mals-Un Don-Graph Amabis Zodamran
Renich Viasa Avage Lilith Lirach

As I have spoken, so let it be done!

 

Lilith’s Esoteric Saturnian Aspect

In Qabbalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magic, Thomas Karlsson posits that Lilith’s true throne is within the Qlipha known as Satorial (Lucifuge/Saturn). This postulation has been disputed by various authors– after all, it can be seen as counterintuitive. This article serves to defend Karlsson’s postulation.

According to Dion Fortune, the nature of Lilith is comparable to an inversion of the Sephira known as Binah. Binah is attributed to the planet Saturn and is considered to be a feminine manifestation of Jehovah’s power. Obviously, Satorial is the infernal equivalent of Binah. Binah is the third emanation of Lilith, and the number three relates to the moon. There were three angels summoned to battle Lilith (Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof). Moreover, there are three primary astrological bodies to which Lilith is attributed: the asteroid name after her, the Black Moon, and the dark moon, the last of which might or might not exist (seek your own gnosis). Her three lesser/minor astrological attributions, Earth, the Moon, and Saturn, also relate. This makes a total of six astrological attributions.

Myself and my fellow witches always felt that the number six was relevant to Lilith. The demons “influenced” us to use it, but we never knew why. As it turns out, six is the mystic number of Binah.

The value of Lilith’s name in Gematria is 480, which is the value of Qilleshown [Hebrew: Three-Pronged Pitchfork] and Jeduthun (one of the three servants of song). 480 is also the value of “ayeth”, the last three letters of the 42-letter (4 + 2 = 6) name of Jehovah attributed to Malkuth (the Telluric Sephira which Nahemo/Lilith mirrors). 480 is also the value of “attuwd” [Hebrew: He-Goat/Ram/Chief One], “shaquf” [Hebrew: frame/window casing], “poth” [opening], “sheqef” [Hebrew: framing/door]

Binah is often referred to in Judao-Mysticism by the Hebrew word Ama, meaning “Mother.” The word Binah has a decisively dark connotation, whereas the word Aima, meaning “Mother” in Hebrew as well, has a lighter connotation, and is a title for another Sephira.

Lilith
Above: Artwork for Lilith Pathworkings by G.A. Rosenberg

Countless LHP authors have began referring to the Matron of Temple Prostitution by the title Ama Lilith, which moniker originated as a reference (and clue) to the Saturnian aspect of Mother Lilith.

The title “Ama Lilith” has a numerical value of 522. 5 + 2 + 2 = 9, and there are nine boxes in the Kamia square of Saturn. Gamaliel is either the ninth or second Qlipha depending upon where one starts to count. 522 is also the numerical value of the phrase “va-Avadtem” [Hebrew: You shall serve]. Lilith’s violation of such a decree is the most common mythological narrative about her.

Scholem also attributes Lilith to the planet Saturn, writing “In the Kabbalah, influenced by astrology, Lilith is related to the planet Saturn, and all those of a melancholy disposition-of a ‘black humor’-are her sons.”

The North is attributed to the planet Saturn, and Lilith is known as Tzafoni, or “the Northerner.” The numerical value of Tzafoni is 236. 2 + 3 + 6 = 11, the number of all things magickal, demonic, and infernal. 1 + 1 = 2, and Lilith is the second sex who rules over the second Qlipha. 236 is also the value of the name of one of the aforementioned three angels invoked against Lilith.

-V.K. Jehannum
Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia

A Cautionary Tale for Polytheists: Lilith, Ardat-Lili, Lillake, and More

It is widely accepted amongst Satanists and related black magickians that Lilith originates in Sumerian lore as Lilitu, and that Ardat-Lili and Kiskil-Lillake are names of hers as well. A recent ritual by the Temple of the Ascending Flame makes use of a meditative mantra for Lilith which incorporates this name: “Lilith, Layil, Ardat-Lili, Laylah” (Layil and Laylah are Hebrew and Arabic feminine nouns which translate to “noun”). Since Irdu-Lili is listed as having been the consort of Ardat-Lili, modern sorcerers have concluded that Irdu-Lili is a name for Samael.

The name “Ardat-Lili” is translated as “handmaid of Lilitu.” The word “Ardatu” means ‘young girl [of marrying age]’ and was often used in reference to prostitutes, so Ardat-Lili is best identified with Na’amah (Lilith’s daughter or sister) rather than Lilith. Early texts concerning demons posited the existence of a Lilith Savta [Lilith the Elder] and Lilith Ulemta [Lilith the Younger], the latter of which is considered the wife of Asmodeus. Since Irdu-Lili is allegedly Ardat-Lili’s consort, Irdu-Lili is best equated to Asmodeus (if not Tubal-Cain), the incubus son of Lilith, rather than Samael.

The moniker Lilith Ulemta is generally translated as “Lilith the Younger” for the sake of simplicity, but a more accurate translation is “Lilith the Maid”, whereas Lilith Savta means “Lilith the Matron.” As far as I am aware, it is unanimously accepted that Lilith Ulemta is Na’amah, so the similarity of that title to “Handmaiden of Lilitu” appears significant.

The fourth and final proto-succubus recorded in Sumerian myth was Lillu, the father of Gilgamesh. The only demon I can think of this being is Lilith’s other son, Ornias the incubus prince of Gamaliel. This, however, like the rest of the correspondences I’m drawing, is tenative, and personal gnosis should precede the use of these names in ritual.

There is an entity by the name of Kis-sikil-lil-la-ke who appeared in an Akkadian addenum to Gilgamesh’s story dwelling within a ten-year-old tree which was sacred to Inanna along with a serpent and a Zu bird. Gilgamesh smites the serpent, whereupon the Kis-sikil-lil-la-ke destroys its own home and runs away. The “lil-la-ke” part of the name translates to mean “water spirit”, but is also interpreted as having been an owl. Kis-kil-lil-la-ke and other variations on the name have appeared in traditional rituals to Lilith.

Since Lilith is known to manifest in various aspects which all relate to different elements, the “water spirit” part is hardly helpful, but the owl aspect is related to Lilith, and since Lilith is said to be the serpent of the Garden of Eden, the symbolism of a serpent intruding in a sacred tree may be relevant. It may also be significant that pseudepigraphal Hebrew texts regarding the end times depict a giant bird named Ziz, the apocalyptic beast of the air, where Behemoth is the apocalyptic beast of the earth and Leviathan is the apocalyptic beast of the sea.

According to Wikipedia, a couple more recent scholars have disputed the attribution of Kis-sikil-lil-la-ke to Lilith, so I leave the reader to form her own conclusions.

Even if the reader discards this list of Sumerian creatures from her memory completely, never seeks gnosis regarding the truth behind the matter, and never makes use of any of these names in spiritual workings, this essay will still have served its primary purpose.

This article is a warning to those who are too quick to identify their deities with entities from other pantheons. Things are not always as simplistic as they seem. For an example of how I have examined the relationship between Abaddon, Apollo, and Sauroctonos, see the following article: https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/abaddon-apollo-sauructonos/