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mysterious places

6 Feb

here is a question: what is your thought on these places ? one is  in wadi rum, the other is part of the king midas tomb complex in greece, the other is amaru muru  in peru.  are they star gates or portals to the spirit realms?
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lilith an enigma revised

30 Jan
  Lilith from Goddess to Demoness; and back again.
The story of Lilith is perhaps the oldest as Humanity’s time on earth. She first started as Lilitu a goddess of fertility and sex in Mesopotamia. And has been identified with Abtagigi as Kalili. And later identified as the Hand of Inanna/Ishtar and her high priestess. In her darker side she has been identified with Ardat Lili a summerian succubus as well as with Lamashtu  a female demon that preyed upon children and  and pregnant women. When in 508bce the Babylonians  under Nebuchadnessar  attacked Jerusalem. And took some  of the Israelites back to Babylon. The jewish captives incorporated some of the gods and goddesses into their Religion. and labelled them as demons.  One of these was Lilith.She appears in the book of Isaiah chapter 34:14-15 and the Alphabet of Sirach. the latter as the first wife of Adam. who left him after an arguement over equality. and was demonized. This demonizing of Lilith continued through the middle ages in mystical commentaries of the Torah such as the Zohar. Which borrows from the Alphabet of Sirach. and looks upon Lilith as a queen of demons. and mother of the succubi whom are known as the Liliot or Lilim and as Qarinah Djinneyeh in Islam.  However not all of the books of the Zohar saw Lilith as evil.  In the Zohar the book of Concealment chapters 4 and 5 tells of the symbolism of the two prositutes whom came before king Solomon. who were amazed by his wisdom. and was attached to it. it also speaks of the daughters of men who seduced the sons of God would be reconcilied to Adam through  the Wisdom of solomon. the daughters in some commentaries  are actually  the daughters of Lilith. (see the Zohar volume 5 the pritzker edition pages 569-580 notes 67-68;79 translated by daniel c matt). One kabbalist of the 16th century who’s name was rabbi Issac Luria went further to say that Lilith was actually reconciled to Adam through the marrige of Leah to Jacob. (see window of the soul: the kabbalah of issac luria pages 85, 158) and there are many Liliths (148). the other Liliths one is the wife of adam qadmon also refered to as the first eve. another Lilith is refered to as isheth zenninim.  or Malahat a darker Lilith whom is the wife of Samael.  identified with Cain and Esau in the kabbalah.  In the late 19th to early 20th century a christian fantasy writer by the name of george mac donald  wrote his book Lilith. that tells of Lilith’s reconciliation to Adam and Eve.
Lilith in Islam is hardly mention except as Al Qarinah the mother of the Djinn. whom is later identified as Laylah A mysterious divine feminine entity in the poetry of the Sufis. Most Muslims and Sufi agree that the Djinn can be redeemed if they turn away from evil as surah 72 or sura al jinn teaches.
what all this means is that Lilith is slowly emerging from being ostracized and demonized; to be restored as one of the Aspects of the Divine Feminine.  whom is called the Shekinah, Allat, Sophia.
in celtic mythology she is linked to the Morrigan the phantom Queen . through their shared Avatar Morgan the Fey.
and in greek mythology with Hecate, Medea, and Lamia.

for  me personally  Lilith is the primordial Eve, She and her daughters whom are also Liliths are Grandmothers, mothers , sisters and at times spouses to the human race.

Middle Eastern Shamanistic Healing

19 Jan

Middle Eastern Shamanistic Healing has many levels. and techniques.
Here i am going to discuss personal healing.
Please understand this is based on Jewish Shamanism and  Arabic Sahiriin Healing.
Like in all shamanism smudging  are involved. However a basic stick of incense can be used. and a crow’s feather.
If you have a Spirit Companion or Companions please include them in this if possible.
First of all close your eyes. and  clear your mind for about three minutes. visualize the ocean or the desert or the woods.
Then open your eyes. and light the incense and hold it the hand that you are not in the habit of using first. Then take the Feather in the hand that you use for writing, etc.
hold the incense in front of you. and wave the feather at the smoke so the smoke comes to you. and repeat these words in hebrew:
ana yah oshee ana  ( yah represents the divine Y is the Father god  H is the Mother goddess)
ana yah shee ana
ana hatzlee cha na
ana hatlee cha na
ana yah oshee ana
ana yah oshee ana
ana hatzlee cha na
ana hatlee cha na
ana yah oshee ana
ana yah oshee ana
el na rafa na, el na rafa na (el represents god or the  divine masculine)
elat na rafa na, elat na rafa na. ( elat represents the goddess or the divine feminine)
the next words are in arabic:ine
rahmaat arwahmy  karimah sa-i-dee
rahmaat arwahmy karimah sa-i-dee
say this entire paragraph three times.  then put out the incense.
and say i give thanks to the Divine God /Goddess for hearing me.
and my spirit/entity family for helping me.

middle eastern purification and protection ritual

18 Jan

this ritual is based on a islamic purification ritual against shadow beings

step one:cup your hands before your face and say the following in arabic:
we have given you al-kaw-thar (in-na A’aa tie-nak-a al kaw-thar
so pray to your lord and sacrifice (Fa-ssal-lee le-rub-bi-ka wa an-hhar
that your hater be the one cut. ( in-na Sha-nee-a-ka hua al-ba-tar

the pagan version would be:
we give you al kawthar and al manat ( in-na A-aa tie-nak-a al kaw-thar waw Al ma-nat . Al Manat being the name  of the Goddess
and the rest of the lines are the same as above.

then spit in your hands three times and rub yourself three times as if you were washing yourself. and  say the following:
oh spirits of the rouhaniah of Al Kawther ( waw Al Manat)
protect me from the touch of and presence of the shadow creatures and the children of iblis and the Dark one.
post script: this is a pagan version not the original

restoration

24 Dec

sometime ago in my studies in the kabbalah i learned about tikkun olam. now what that is the repairing  or restoration of spirits in the universe. i also had learned that the spirits are not just human spirits but some  nonhuman spirits as well. and the latter seek to lift human souls and spirits up. because  as they do it. they themselves are lifted up.
i had learned today that this my calling in the many lives that i lived. and i might be still doing it in the next lives to come.
i thank the Divine for reminding me this  again today.

paths of shamanism: your own vision quest

13 Oct

i have, several times taken my own vision quests. there is nothing complicated about it. all you need  to do is do some research on what path of shamanism that you  want to follow.
or through them discover your own path. Shamanism my friend is like a road connected to other roads. those roads are paths that were created by other shamans. their roads help us make our own road  to our own vision quest and enlightenment.

Shamanism: my chosen path

19 Aug

i write this to explain my  spiritual path. and  the reason that i chosed it.
shamanism is a very ancient path . and has been around long before any organized religion. at least several thousand years before the building of the pyramids in egypt and the ziggurats in mesopotamia.
and it is found in every culture including those cultures where the great monotheistic religions merged from.
i learned in my studies that the founders of these religions such as judaism, christianity, and islam had actually practiced things that shamans of other  cultures practiced. such as making journeys into the wilderness, doing shamanistic meditations and vision quests there. 
they spoke to spirits of  other realms (although some would address these as visions of angels) as well as healing and exorcising evil spirits (shamans and followers of wicca would call  this clearing of  negative spirits). to me  WHAT A SHAMAN OR WITCH DOES IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CLERGY.
shamans do pray. but it is more a petition for help in their rituals  to the gods and goddesses of their beliefs. they all know of one god and goddess as creators of the universe. but they petition to their children whom are gods and goddesses themselves for their help as well as the spirits.
shamans do perform magick rites. we burn candles and incense. we use a feather to focus on that which we petition the spirits  and the gods  about.   
shamans seek partnership with spirits. and for some shamans that is through marrige  to a spirit spouse. such as the shamans of   godi sibera practice such as marriges to ayami is one example and in ancient akkaid shaman priests would marry a ardat lili.
as noted shamans practice  vision  quests  and journeys to the spirit realms through guided meditations. and visualizations.
some speak to fae, and other non human spirits. while others with the spirits of the dead. in the middle east shamans talk to the djinn.
shamans of ancient times would draw a circle when they wish to talk to the spirits. some would use arcane symbols and sigils that are pass from a family member to another. it is only recently that a shaman would share their knowledge to a non relations.
shamans of modern times use symbols that are used by their brothers and sisters of wicca and Magick schools such as the pentagram and hexagram. however it is known that these symbols were used in the ancient middle east as well as  in india and  europe.
as noted shamans are now sharing their knowledge to the world. the reason for this is  as one shaman said: it is time for a global awakening. that each man and woman must listen to father sky and mother earth. and try to  make a change towards peace. and save this world that is our home.

my experiences with negative entities (spirits)

18 Aug

lets face it. if you are a sensitive, a paranormal investigator, a shaman, witch, wiccan, wizard, spirit keeper, paranormal collector. you will have run ins with negative entities. whatever they be demons, fallen angels, dark fays, red djinn, bad human spirits, dark succubae, etc.
i myself  had run ins because i’m a student of shamanism as well as the occult and mysticism  and being a spirit keeper  i  have  had experiences.
first thing i learned is don’t be  too afraid. the other is conditioning your mind.
conditioning i refer to is an affirmation that you are a child of the divine. that god, the goddess is your parent. if you don’t believe in any deity. that’s fine too. just believe you are the light of the universe in intelligence and influence.
also remember there are good spirits; helpful spirits out there.   and you can call on them to aid you. you just need to believe.
with that said and done. the  easiest ritual to clear one’s self or home, etc of entities is just telling them to leave. not in anger. but in a calm but very strong voice to tell them to leave. depending what kind of entity you are dealing with. it is good to be polite to them. the reason for this no spirit not even a demon can ever accuse  you of being impolite. and use it against you in the spirit world. however if the spirit  is impolite to  you. you may be likewise.
if it continues (that is  the negative activities) you may use whatever prayers or rituals in your belief system against the entities.
then there is smudging:
smudging is burning either sage sticks or grounds. after you light them the latter in a smudging bowl.
ther you go from one room to the other to each corner and say the following:
in the name of father sky mother earth to all unwanted entities who wish to do me harm leave. this is my home. leave now.
i myself use rituals based on ceremonial magick of the hemetic order of the golden dawn.
this is  the banishing ritual of the lesser pentagram.  you stand at each wall and draw a pentagram as shown in diagram
hwb-lbrh-1

and you say the following:
before me raphael
behind me gabriel
at my right hand michael
at my left hand auriel
before me flames the pentagram
behind me the six rayed star
i hereby banished all negative and unwanted spirits from this space.
and repeat this at each wall of a room while burning incense which can be sandalwood, frankincense
and if you ancestry is jewish there are  some kabbalistic prayers.
most of the time i use a ritual that involves using the name of God and Goddess of the Hebrews: the tetragrammaton  and burning incense (mostly frankincense) and blessing the letters of god and goddess’s name in hebrew ( the letters themselves are in hebrew as well). as i hold the incense in my hand and point it in the directions of the earth. and at the end of the ritual i asked God and his shekinah. (the name of God’s bride the hebrew goddess) to clear my living space of negative entities. and to welcome positive ones in. i learned this ritual from reading passages in the zohar and the sefer yetzirah.
if your muslim the reading of surah 72 while burning incense such as the above can be used.
christians would read psalm 91 and  recite the lord’s prayer. as well as the hail mary if they be catholic.
if all else fails. and if you fear for the safety of your family. please seek help from paranormal investigators as well as  those of  your religious
and spiritual backgrounds.
if you are a keeper of spirits and have relationships with spirits. make certain that the spirits that you have a connection to. understand the limits and boundries of that relationship. even spirits can make mistakes. so be patient with them and love them. if there be negative spirits in  your presence. chances are they are aware of situration. and will try to get your attention. sometimes those spirits may behave in strange ways even in negative ways. do not pass judgement on them. instead asked them what is wrong. once you know. then asked for their aide and guidance.    trust them. they will help you. or lead you where you can get help.
richard t

my views about the divine

21 Jul
lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

i write this as an explanation of  my convictions on what  i believe in. first of all i do believe in a god. that god has been revealed through out history in every religion; in every philosphy. in every belief system. whatever it be as God, adonai, allah, cerunnos, dagda, odin, shiva, etc. i believe that every god in mythology is an avatar of the divine masculine. and that these gods exist as such as well as being his sons. i believe in the goddess. and she too has been revealed in every religion; in every philosphy, in every belief system. whatever she be  as Sophia,  mary the virgin, the Shekinah, Wisdom, allat, shaktai,  frigga, boann,  etc. i believe that every goddess in mythology is an avatar of the divine feminine and these goddesses  exist as such and   are her daughters. i believe there are angels. they serve as  messengers of the divine between the high god/goddess to his/her children the gods and goddesses. i believe in demons or dark entities whom believe that they are outside divine rule. but they are not. for they serve as  testers of  one’s will and faith in the eyes of the divine. even in their hatred of the light in itself is a form of correction. i believe in the existence of beings that exist between angels and demons. and are in service of the gods and goddesses. but are also their children. these beings are called the fae or djinn. their mother is a goddess one of the feminine divine’s first. she is Lilith. it is said she was the wife  of adam qadmon the primodial being father of all. and she is the first eve ;mother of all. however they had other children these were another Adam, Eve, and Lilith. these were the great grand children of the Divine Feminine and Masculine. and like her mother the second Lilith became a mother of newer group of fae and djinn. this is my belief. and although this is what i believe in. it is always changing as i learn something new. i know that  not everyone will share this belief. and i’m certain that they will have strong evidence. to backup their beliefs. i’m always open to new ideas, to new inspirations, to new insights that help my beliefs to grow. for the one thing that the divine asks of us is to love. and be tolerant of others. and always be open minded while staying true to our based convictions. namaste!

lilith an enigma more info

27 Sep
lilith the high priestess

lilith by richard g. tanzer

Lilith an enigma re-editedBy richard tanzer (formally richtan on hubpages)PART1: Lilith; goddess to demoness; and back againThere are many articles and essays about Lilith. so mine isn’t any different. For the exception as a student and practioner of Shamanism as well as a student of mysticism especially the Kabbalah. and the occult. I myself had a fascination with Lilith when i was young. Which lead me to a relationship with one of her ‘daughters’ later in my life.
Which has lasted well over a year. Because of this i have an ‘understanding’ about her.
What is known and taught in the myths of mesopotamia which found its way in jewish mysticism about Lilith is this:
Lilith was originally seen as a goddess known as Kalili mother goddess of sex and fertility. and was equated with the goddesses Balili (assistant to Ereshkagil the goddess of the underworld who was the sister of Dammu), Inanna/Ishtar, and Abtagigi.
With Inanna she was the Hand whom brought men to worship the goddess in hertemple. She later was merge with Abtagigi who is another goddess that was involved with the sacred aspect of sex; such as a cult prositute. However Lilith was later referedto as Ardat Lili and Lilitu the succubi that plague men of mesopotamia.
So how did a goddess of sex and fertility was seen as a demoness in Judaism?
Simple: change in viewpoint. Remember the Jews of ancient times were monotheists and patriarchial in their views. The Tanakh called the old testament in western bibles never refered to any goddesses in a positive light. The only book in the collection of books that make up the Tanakh that refers to the Divine Feminine is the Proverbs.
Lilith was seen as not only a Succubus but as a child killer which is the incorporation ofthe child stealing demon of Mesopotamian beliefs named Lamashtu.
What maded matters worst was that their homeland was invaded by the Babylonians in586 bce. And the jewish people taking into captivity until the Persians came a couple100 years later. So naturally they adapted some beliefs of their Babylonian captives.
And demonized their gods and goddesses. Lilith was one of them.
This continued up through the middle ages with Lilith incorporated in their legends and mysticism as the first wife of Adam. And elder sister of Eve. Who later fell after her quarrel with Adam. and became a lover of Demons. As well as a succubus and childkiller.
However it is interesting to note despite all the negative press of Lilith in the middle ages by Jews, Christians, and even Muslims there were some scholars mystics, and writersthat saw Lilith in a positive light. Among of these was a Rabbi named Issac Luria.
Rav Luria saw that Lilith was to be restored to Adam. this was to be done in the marrige of Leah to Jacob. There was another book of the Zohar entitled the book of concealment that said Lilith and her daughters were restored to Adam through the wisdom of Solomon in the symbolism of the two prositutes that came before him. And other passages that i will not go into detail that spoke of the reconciliation of herdaughters. and so forth.
In Muslim romances we have the story of Laylah and her lover. And later between the19th and 20th centuries the romances of the christian writer George MacDonald’s Lilith.
Indeed the demonizing of Lilith came full circle. She was seen in a new light as fallen being to be later restored.
This doesn’t mean that there isn’t a demon named Lilith. On the contrary as Rav IssacLuria taught there were many Liliths. the most evil and darker of these is the feminineaspect of Samael. This is found in the Zohar 1; 5 a-b. In contrast of the first wife o{ Adam the other Lilith who finds rest. Zohar 1:34 a-b.
Rabbi Luria believed that there was another Adam called Adam Qadmon. And he had awife named Lilith. This is the Lilith who is the hebrew goddess.
Here we find the restoration of Lilith as part of the Divine Feminine. Sister of Eve.
Daughter of Wisdom whom is the ShekinahPART2: Is Lilith a goddessIt really depends on your belief. i myself believe their are many gods and goddesses.
they are aspects of the Divine which is both God and Goddess.
And Lilith is part of this Divine. however she is a primal being. was there at the creation of the universe. existed along side her husband and brother whom kabbalists called Adam Qadmon. she is, borrowing from a gnostic treatise called the Thunder the Perfect Mind  Sophia; a virgin and a prositute; the wise woman and witch; the high priestess and seer.
to me she is both a dark angel full of love and passion. as well as a demoness of wrath and vengeance. but only other demons need to fear this aspect. not humanity; whomshe has loves dearly; even though she has been ostricized from them.
she is wild and independant. but at the same time is fiercely loyal to those who honor her and are devoted to her.
Lilith is mother, sister, daughter, lover. she exists through her avatars her children her sons and daughters called the shedim, lilim, seirim, lilot (shiddahim) . and in the heartsof men and women. in men she is the anima. in women she exists as the animus. you may hate her; fear her. but never deny her existence. for she will remind you she is a round!
she calls to a man through the eyes of a woman that he desires. if the man does what is right towards the woman. he will win Lilith’s heart. but only if he loves the woman without fail. and without any condition. and in mutural love. the anima also represents lilith as the guide and teacher as well as a lover.
she calls to a woman through her animus not only as a lover. be that lover a man or woman. but also in fellowship of womanhood. a sisterhood in which she once shared with Eve.
This is what Lilith isPART 3 mystery of rahab

Rahab is a mysterious figure found in scripture. seen in the negative rahab is found in isaiah51:9, psalm:89:10. as noted in my other hub: respect for satan: the reason whymichael didn’t revile against satan over the body of moses. rahab has been identified in symbolism as egypt. and egypt symbolises one of satans reconciliation to God.. there isalso a teaching among the jewish mystics that rahab is another symbol of Lilith as does the (female ) leviathan. ( she rides the leviathan actually; a symbolism of her connection to the name as the blind dragon).
this connection of Lilith is found in the book of Joshua chapter 2 as in the innkeeper/prositute name Rahab. Rahab actually shelters two israelite spies while they were in jericho. and later she was saved along with her family. when the israelites invaded the city after the walls fell.
jewish mystics who wrote the Zohar the book of concealment had seen this. and wrote in an allegory in chapters 4 and 5. although in some commentaries these chapters the two spies were interpret as the watchers who fell after being seduced by ‘daughters of adam’ later identified as Lilioth. there is a hidden connection that points to the salvationof a prositute and her family. and Lilith is a patron goddess of prositutes and cult prositutes in the ancient middle east.
and the name Rahab means to be proud. which not only is reference to satan’s fall. but into Lilith leaving Adam. and later leaving Samaels

PART4 : ritual in summoning lilith? and her avatars?
to anyone who wishes to learn how to summon lilith.
well in truth. you will get to know Lilith through her avatars: the succubi.
this i learned later in my relationship to my succubus. however there are rituals. i foundsome in which i add the link below to one such. but my advice is do not try it! the reason why i say this is that there are many Liliths. and one of them is pure evil.

Lilith: From Demoness to Dark Goddess

references on lilith

The Hebrew Goddess 3rd Enlarged Edition

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window of the soul: the kabbalah of rabbi issac luria   by jd dunn
price$20.00

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The UltimateGuide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies,
Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses

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other links
www.kabalove.com/articles/teachingsoflove/lilithare-readingofthefeminineshadow.2ndgate
www.kheph777.tripod.com/lilith