Invocation of Lilith
A Rite of Dark Sexuality
by Joseph Max.555 and Lilith Darkchilde.777 (1994)*
Lilith is a primal
egregore of the dark animal. She is unfettered sexual dominance
and power. This invocation
should not be attempted by those with little background
in ceremonial magic, nor by those who harbour unresolved
psychological problems related to sexuality. If blood is
to be drawn, or sexual activities ensue, all precautions
pertaining to the prevention of diseases borne by blood
or sexual fluids should properly be observed. It may be
wise to appoint a "guardian" who shall "observe" the rite
as it proceeds from a detached viewpoint and intervene if
the participants, in their excess, are about to commit dangerous
acts. The guardian should cast hir own circle of protection
about hirself. The guardian should only intervene if there
is a threat of serious bodily harm; otherwise, events must
be allowed to transpire as they will. Anyone fearful of
the possible psychological effects of this rite would do
well not to participate in it in the first place. It is
not for the timid.
these caveats, all discretion pertaining to these matters
is left to the participants. The authors assume no responsibility
for the irresponsibility of the participants in performance
of this rite. You have been warned!
Black, and/or purple candles
A silver chalice
A scourging whip ("cat-o-nine-tails" type)
Black cape, preferable satin (for Main Operator)
A (sterile) scalpel or x-acto knife (to draw blood)
A fairly decent music playback system, and an ominous,
sexual musical selection. (Diamanda Galas, "Deliver Me
From My Enemies" or This Mortal Coil, "Filigree and Shadow"
are excellent choices, but this is left up to the participants.
black candles are arranged in a circle around the temple
space and lit, as is copious quantities of incense. The
room should be thick with smoke.
Banish by LBRP, GPR, Vortex or other procedure as desired.
The Main Operator, naked beneath the black robe, takes
position in the middle of the circle. She holds the scourge
in her right hand. Other participants sit in a circle
around the M.O. The music begins.
The Statement of Intent is declared by the M.O. and echoed
by all participants: "It is our Will to invoke the egregore
of Lilith, so that by her spirit we experience the power
of Sex and Death and obtain her Word Of Power!"
following passage (see notes) is recited by the M.O. to
invoke the persona of Lilith into hir body and mind: "I
am the daughter of Fortitude and ravished every hour from
my youth. For behold, I am Understanding, and science
dwelleth in me; and the heavens oppress me. They covet
and desire me with infinite appetite; for none that are
earthly have embraced me, for I am shadowed with the Circle
of the Stars, and covered with the morning clouds. My
feet are swifter than the winds, and my hands are sweeter
than the morning dew. My garments are from the beginning,
and my dwelling place is in myself. The Lion knoweth not
where I walk, neither do the beasts of the field understand
me. I am deflowered, yet a virgin; I sanctify and am not
sanctified. Happy is he that embraceth me: for in the
night season I am sweet, and in the day full of pleasure.
My company is a harmony of many symbols, and my lips sweeter
than health itself. I am a harlot for such as ravish me,
and a virgin with such as know me not. Purge your streets,
O ye sons of men, and wash your houses clean; make yourselves
holy, and put on righteousness. Cast out your old strumpets,
and burn their clothes and then I will bring forth children
unto you and they shall be the Sons of Comfort in the
Age that is to come."
The participants then begin chanting the mantra of Lilith.
As they chant, the Main Operator must sink into a deep
gnostic trance and invoke the spirit of Lilith into hir
body."Flesh she will eat, blood she will drink!" (repeat)
As the chant continues, one participant (the Secondary
Operator) recites the following: "Dark is she, but brilliant!
Black are her wings, black on black! Her lips are red
as rose, kissing all of the Universe! She is Lilith,who
leadeth forth the hordes of the abyss, and leadeth man
to ruin! She is the irresistible fulfiller of all lust,
seer of desire. First of all women was she - Lilith, not
Eve was the first! Her hand brings forth the revolution
of the Will and true freedom of the mind! She is KI-SI-KIL-LIL-LA-KE,
Queen of the Magic Circle! Look on her in lust and despair!
The participants begin to chant "Lilith! Lilith! Lilith!"
repeatedly as the the M.O. invokes the Lilithian egregore.
One by one they pass around the scalpel and cut their
left thumb and anoint their foreheads with blood. They
then pass around the chalice (which is filled with red
wine) and touch it to their foreheads one by one. After
all have done so, it is taken to the M.O. who drains it
in a single draught. This is the climax of the invocation.
If the invocation is successful, all participants should
feel the emotions of simultaneous fear, lust and the urge
to submit. Forced over-breathing or another variation
of Death Posture should be used to deepen each participant's
level of gnosis until they come close to fainting. As
they are overcome by these emotions, they should fall
to the ground and prostrate themselves before Lilith.
proceeds next is not specified, but left up to the will
of the egregore. She may choose to scourge the participants,
or mock them or entice them or seduce them. She may force
them to commit various unspeakable acts of lust upon her
or each other. All participants must submit to her will,
whatever it may be - it would be dangerous in the extreme
to do otherwise; do not risk the wrath of Lilith!
Eventually the energy of the group will begin to wane.
At this point, the S.O. (prompted by the guardian, if
nessesary) will rise and face the M.O. and recite the
following in a commanding voice:
Moon, Lilith, sister darkest,
hands form the hellish mire,
my weakest, at my strongest,
me as clay from fire.
Moon, Lilith, Mare of Night,
cast your litter to the ground
the Name and take to flight
now the secret sound!"
M.O. from within the depths of the Lilith-trance, will
call out a name, as the legendary Lilith did call out
the unutterable name of God to rise up from Eden into
the heavens. It is not known in advance what this word
will be, but it will most certainly be a Word of Power
to be used subsequently by the participants in further
If all has been done properly, the spirit of Lilith will
flee the M.O. at the calling of the Name, and s/he will
likely fall to the ground, spent. The guardian or S.O.
should then draw an upright pentagram over the M.O., a
full facial lustration of cold water is administered to
hir, and s/he is called forth by her ordinary name until
The temple is banished and closed.
The invocation is the text of a message delivered by an
unidentified spirit entity to Sir Edward Kelly in 1592 during
a scrying ritual. Kelly, along with Dr. John Dee (Queen
Elizibeth's Royal Astrologer), originated the Enochian system
of magic. The vision of this entity so frightened Kelly
that he abandoned the working of magic from that day forward.
Though Kelly never identified the entity, in our opinion
it represented the Lilith egregore. The calling forth of
Lilith is adapted from "The Hymn to Hecate"
by Frater U:.D:.
where you can also find other invocations,
is the most recent and definitive incarnation.
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