PART ONE: REDISCOVERING LILITH
Session 3: WHAT DOES LILITH STIR OR REAWAKEN IN YOU?
Clay, not bone by Donna Snyder (p. 26)
INVOCATION (open your time together using a sound element—singing bowl, chant, drum, etc.)
OPENING CIRCLE (sit in silence for one minute, palms touching each other’s)
“Lilith is our sacred sovereignty. And so thus, Her mythos has been subject to those forces that would tame the primal female. Many of the “his-stories” of Lilith have the same rotten core of fear and domination—of the attempted subjugation of Her.” —Nuit Moore
EXPLORATION: WHAT DOES LILITH STIR OR REAWAKEN IN YOU?
In this third session, we conclude Part One of our study by turning our discovery of Lilith inward. Last session we looked at how Lilith’s embodied feminine power has been distorted and suppressed. This week we will explore how our discovery of Lilith’s archetypal female strength is affecting us. Reflect on what is rising to the surface for you.
SUGGESTED READINGS (go around the circle, allowing all participants a chance to read)
Note: These pieces where chosen because they speak to the question, “What does Lilith stir or reawaken in you?” Participants may read the piece in its entirety (if short) or an excerpt (if longer). The reader can select the passage(s) if excerpting. If time/resources exist, you may also project the image on a screen, making sure you credit the artist.
Ashes and Spark by K.A. Laity (p. 22)
At Last I Grew Wings (p. 75) + Lilith Goddess Mask (image) by Lauren Raine (p. 74)
Lilith Speaks by Molly Remer (p. 98)
The Deep Within (image) by Lucy Pierce (p. 121)
Ode to a Sudanese Girl by Joyce McCauley-Benner (p. 144)
Lilith’s Song (Fly Away) by Vicki Scotti (p. 150)
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