Lilith, A Goddess For All Time : A Conversation With Michael Herkes

Lilith, A Goddess For All Time : A Conversation With Michael Herkes August 8, 2019

The Ancient Goddess Lilith is truly a Feminine force for all times. Mainstream religion repeatedly cast her as a malicious force, a tired misogynistic tale as old as time, particularly in this case. Referred to as a dark enchantress, hag, wild witch, seductive demon, harlot, succubus, and murderer…, she is the dark goddess of your dreams and her name is Lilith. Many believe that Lilith may be the related to the early goddesses Inanna and Ishtar, but no matter what you call her, or who she stands next to- she is fierce. Probably due to this fierceness the goddess Lilith gets some screwed up publicity everywhere from the popular HBO series True Blood to the historical record of ancient traditions.

Michael Herkes has been a solitary “GLAM” Witch for 18 years. Practicing Lilithian Witchcraft, he works exclusively with the Goddess Lilith and specializes in tarot, crystal, glamour, and moon magic. Michael is a regular contributor to Witch Way Magazine and weaves his web of Witchery in Chicago, IL. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sit down with Michael Herkes and discuss some of the mysterious of this marvelous Goddess.


There are many ways to connect with this Goddess, one is to light a candle and explore the darkness. Here is my formula for a simple yet effective way to do this.

Lilith Candle – This candle will help you to gain clarity and insight from the Goddess Lilith. As one of the most ancient Goddesses she can provide you with knowledge and solutions that have stood the test of time.

1 7 Day candle for Lilith ( you may use an image candle or a solid black candle)
1 small Amethyst crystal chip
6 drops Amber oil
6 drops Sandalwood oil
1 small pinch mugwort
sigil for Lilith

Gather all the ingredients together on your ritual space or altar. Carve the sigil for Lilith into the top of the candle with a quill or toothpick. Place the oils, amethyst chip, and mugwort in the top of the candle. Hold the candle in both hands, feel the energy of Lilith rising up from the earth into your body and out through your hands into the candle. Place the candle on your altar or shrine and light it. As always never leave a candle burning unattended, if necessary put it out and light it again when you have the time and energy to devote to it. Continue until the candle is finished.

There is a lot more to say on the subject of this divine Goddess, stay tuned to this blog for more conversations with Michael Herkes, including all the fabulous information you need to know about his new book The Glam Witch.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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