Welcome to the Worlde of a Fated Fey, one who walks the Shadows between the OtherSide and this Dreamland. This is the Book of Shadows of a hereditary and self-taught Magickal Woman; a Dreamer who possesseth the lineage of Fae, Wytch and Starr Blood. Interwoven together to make an ecclectic source of Magick and Chaos. To walk between the Worldes of the Starrs, the Hidden Realms, the Spirit Worlde and to also Live a human life...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lilith, Lilitu... Eat your Apples!

Non-Conformity, Free Will, Independence, Sexuality, Rebellion, Justice, Magicks, Night, Winds and Storms, Owls.
Royal, Divine status.  Symbolised by serpentine crown and ring.  Holder of the ring and rod of power, she is one of the original gods.

   Portrayed throughout history ever-since biblical times as an evil and demonic child killer, sadly the tale of Lilith is so far removed and diminished from her truth that many no longer know the real story.  Who she is, the goddess of the independent and wildwoman. The ones removed and tainted, the edge of society dwellers, the girls who shall never conform to drudgery ways and controlled environments.  She is the anti-thesis and remedy to conforming and inequality, the genis of a strong and spiritual woman.  Never forget, tis our true power they wish for us to neglect and be afraid of.  The temptress who ever tempts the fate of man's will.  They fear the tendrils of her hair, they may never release the binds about theyr neck she leads them with.  She is the dark to the light, the ancient dweller who wears starrs in her hair and a serpent about her waist (I've dreamt of myself like this, the Naga I thought but perhaps now I was wrong).  Lilith, the ultimate metaphor of men unable to be led by a woman, in fear she may lead man down another less known and far less travelled path instead.  One they are feared and taught not to follow, theyr own free will and decision makings.  We all know our morals and ethics, she teaches us that nobody needs to tell us so.  Let us start where this controversy of her good and bad self begins, and where most do.. The hebrew bible. 
 Lilith, she was made from the same earth equally, just as Adam.  Her purpose apparently was for his wife, but being made of the same earth Lilith refused to lay with him or beneath him, thus he refused to acknowledge her presence and her equality.  Adam did not leave Lilith, with God casting her out by angels.No! Lilith left of her own accord, she was the epitomy of the first Free Will.  When both God and Adam insisted they both lay together, in Lilith's refusal she reveals Gods secret name and leaves Eden to the Reed Sea (Red  Sea) and becomes independent in her own right. Obviously preferring solitude and eternal name calling and damnation through history far more preferable to her then prison paradise.  Hence why she has become demonised after this time.. For we are not to know that, if they are to succeed and life stays the same. Remarkably, her story in the bible is reminiscent of the mythos of Isis revealing Ra's secret name.  Another example of why ancient texts are also more preferable for true mythos.   Because Adam is left all alone in the Garden of Eden, he did complain to God the only company he had was animals (thats what happens when you mistreat your wife, you are left all alone, see the bible does teach you something!).  Thus, Eve was created from Adams rib unlike Lilith who was from the same clay mould.  Take from this what you must, but this explains theyr is more than one race here, literally.  
The female embodiment of the devil, she can be portrayed as the serpent who offered Eve the apple from the tree of knowledge.  The inherent 'evil' that is found in woman (but never man, think about that girls).   But luckily, that is just one story and that story is very debatable and easily contested if we look deeper and into more ancient texts and even contemporary interpretations.  Theyr is  only one kind of people who demoralise her, those who are afraid of theyr Gods higher authority.  Lilith, the Goddess of Love and War, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, the Creatrix of divine and sacred feminine.  Her Spirit is great and was once known as Isis, Ishtar, Asherah, Anath.  Akin to Aphrodite, in Her wildness and search for Justice, She is known as Kali.
I have an interpretation of my own that adds another light upon Lilith for those who call her child killer or goddess of abortions.  For a woman, a mother to become pregnant and ready to bear childe, sometimes it does not work and not all is quite right with unborn childe or mothers life, so the unborn baby will naturally abort and miscarry.  Lilith is the Goddess mother who takes care of these mothers and unborn children.  An angel of the unbirthed and undead.  Making her so very needed for females and babies, not the other way around.  
Lilith is found throughout history, in Gilagamesh and the Huluppu tree, Babylonian, Syrian, Aramic, Persian, Kabbalistic, European folklores and mythos.  In the hebrew texts (isaiah 34:14) Lilith is referred to as the 'Liliths'. Ponder that peoples!  Our true history is right in our faces if one looks.

Who's that there?
Take a good look.
Lilith? Who is that?
Adam's wife, his first. Beware of her.
Her beauty's one boast is her dangerous hair.
When Lilith winds it tight around young men
She doesn't soon let go of them again.
(1992 Greenberg translation, lines 4206–4211)
After Mephistopheles offers this warning to Faust, he then, quite ironically, encourages Faust to dance with "the Pretty Witch". Lilith and Faust engage in a short dialogue, where Lilith recounts the days spent in Eden.
Faust: [dancing with the young witch]
A lovely dream I dreamt one day
I saw a green-leaved apple tree,
Two apples swayed upon a stem,
So tempting! I climbed up for them.
The Pretty Witch:
Ever since the days of Eden
Apples have been man's desire.
How overjoyed I am to think, sir,
Apples grow, too, in my garden.
(1992 Greenberg translation, lines 4216 – 4223)

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