Throughout every age, there are those who no matter the religion of their birth or culture, hear the call of the Dark Goddess. Throughout time, there have been those who are born with something unique, something special deep inside. They have been called many names: Lilim, Stegia, Shaman, Theurgist or most simply Witch. At times, these people are revered as guides and healers. In other, less enlightened times they are burned as demons. That force which binds together and animates all things manifests strongly through these individuals, burning like a flame, bright and fierce, yet abysmally dark. While all life has a Black Flame within it, the Lylythian Theurgist is able to tap the source of that Flame, and that is what separates her from her peers, making her a Sorceress.
The Dark Mother
Because most of the English-speaking world is drenched in the culture of Christianity, we use a symbol from that culture that resonates within us – Lylyth. Lylyth is the true Goddess, Queen of all things visible and invisible. As the Mistress of the Underworld, She is Hel. As the guide from this world into it, She is Persephone. As the Goddess of the moon, She is Hecate. As the Dark Force infused into the universe and its myriad components, She is Shakti. As the Dark Force infused into life, she is the Shekinah. And, as the symbolic Mother of our race, and Queen of all Witches, she is Lylyth. Our Temple is dedicated to Her worship, Her study, and Her will. It is a Temple without walls or borders, existing within the hearts and minds of those who hear Her call. All who head this call are invited to join us.
In addition to what is available here, on our website, we would encourage the seeker to study both the historical manifestations of Diabolism, as well as the character of Lylyth. The best resources we have found on the former are the Dark Doctrines monographs of Tani Jantsang, in particular the “Basic Package of Satanic Doctrines.” For additional information on our history, look to La Sorcerie, by Jules Michelet (Translated into English as Satanism and Witchcraft), and The White Goddess by Robert Graves. For information on Lylyth herself, we recomend Barbara Black Kultov’s The Book of Lilith, or Patai’s The Hebrew Goddess for a more inclusive look at the Great Goddess.
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