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, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism and The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John's "Night Tripper" Voodoo Show. Her films have been shown at Harvard University, and her alma mater NYU. While Lilith Dorsey's writing has appeared everywhere from The Witches Almanac to Parabola. She believes good ritual should be fun and innovative, and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in July 2013, complete with confused Thriller flash mob. She is happy to announce the release of her new book Love Magic, over 250 spells, rituals, and potions for getting it, keeping it, and making it last.- now available online and wherever books are sold.
Lilith Dorsey has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons of her business Branwen's Pantry, and is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,choreographer 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 the newly released Love Magic. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and the Village Voice.
This is really “the big little book of love magic.” Magical maven Lilith Dorsey has packed into this fun, informative, and practical book over 250 spells, potions, rituals, and recipes devoted to all facets of love and sex. Get Love Magic Now !
Based on years of magical experience and prodigious research, this book includes sections on such topics as self-love, marriage, fertility, erotic adventures, the ethics of love magic, and more. The spells are drawn from a wide diversity of magical traditions and focus on an equally diverse situations. There are spells for finding love, keeping love, and healing yourself so that you are ready for love. The book also includes rituals for invoking goddesses of love. Dorsey considers and discusses all facets of the romantic experience.
Let's face it we are obsessed, inspired, delighted, and in love with love. And here is the go-to book for every spell you will ever need for finding and keeping romance, passion, sex, marriage, fertility, and love in your life. Rooted in serious scholarship while still exploring the weird, wild, and wonderful side of love magic, this book provides expert advice and genuine spells that work to bring you your heart's desire. At it's core this books tells you ho to love yourself, and attract the best love for you into your life.
Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism
The world of voodoo is a universe populated with sacred gods, spirit possessions, and natural grace. Despite media portrayals of zombies and wild abandon, the religion is actually a complex system of nature-inspired belief. This class will answer your questions, and introduce you to the voodoo gods of fire, love, lightning, and more.
Art and Altars of Africa and Beyond
This class will explore the traditional religious art and altars of Africa and the Afro-diasporan world. Many different artists will be profiled and explored. We will also discuss instructions for setting up your own altars for love, money, peace, healing and more.
Warrior Goddesses and Queens of Africa
This class provides an exciting look at both the ancient and modern warrior queens, priestesses and goddesses of Africa. Discover the real Amazons and Zulu queens that grace Africa’s exciting history.
Spiritual Lessons from the Sci-Fi Universe
What does Worf from Star Trek have to do with Africa’s Ogun? What do little green men have to do with Sirius and Amazonian shamanism? How can the pitfalls to your destiny be found in the Twilight Zone? For the answers to these questions and more please tune in to this class.
Cast in Silver: Witchcraft and Spirituality in the Cinema
Just when you thought you had seen it all —
- From Wicker Man to Coffin Joe to Divine Horseman and Buffy - The Vampyre Slayer , this workshop will explore both traditional and non-traditional forms of spirituality on screen. We will discuss themes such as spectatorship and media hype, while trying to find solutions for more adequate representation. This class is for the movie buff, and media minded pagan alike.
Lilith, Maman Brigitte and Pomba Gira : The Dark Goddesses of Your Dreams
The ancient and powerful Goddesses of the night have been honored for centuries, and in some cases millennia. There is Lilith, mistress of the dark, draped in sensuality and strength who has long been demonized by a male dominated society. Next we have Maman Brigitte, Queen of the Dead, who devotees turn to for justice and protection. Last, but certainly not least, this workshop will discuss the bare breasted and un-apologetically sexual Pomba Gira who can spin the world. In this class we will talk about giving respect and tribute to these sacred feminine forces with shrines, spells, and more.
Foods of Love
Magickal recipes for love have been utilized throughout the ages in every different spiritual tradition. What are the magickal benefits to adding cinnamon or vanilla to a recipe? This workshop explores the lore and practice of creating foods of love.
Herbal Love Magic
Join us as we take a look at the sensual side of herbs and botanicals in this workshop. We will have rose petals in our bed and thyme in our hands as we discuss how to make herbal sprinkling powders and mojo bags for love and joy. Many of these herbs can also be used in the kitchen, and we will also look at aphrodisiac recipes you can make and share with those you love.
Tarot of Cruelty
Join me for a sensorial Tarot workshop based on the work of Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, and Edgar Allen Poe. In a melding of part ritual and part performance, participants will be invited to experience the tarot through sound, sight, taste, and sacred shock in this exciting workshop. “Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”- Brecht. The divine dance of the Tarot is art, mirror, hammer and so much more…. It can be spiritual tools with which we shape ourselves and the world. This class is suitable for beginners and experts alike as we will journey down Tarot’s path by eating, listening, smelling and meditating our way through the major arcana.
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Readings can be done by phone, skype, or in person if location permits. The charge for a reading is $75 and they last between 30-60 minutes.
I’ve been reading cards professionally for over twenty-five years, and have done psychic readings everywhere from the parking lot at a Grateful Dead show to Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge in New Orleans to a corporate wellness event for Bloomberg. I can honestly say, “ What a long strange trip it’s been.”
When did you start divining? With what method of divination?
I started divining when I was 13. I got my first Ryder Waite Tarot Deck then, and was also studying numerology and astrology.
What method do you use most often now?
I use different methods for different purposes. I still consult the tarot, cocos, divining rods, astrological influences almost daily. I feel that’s it’s similar to checking the weather, although I realize this may sound reductionist. I am not diminishing the power of divination, I am just making an analogy about taking one’s spiritual umbrella when needed. In my personal experience it seems that tarot is able to give a more specific answer, and direct guidance on the matter at hand.
Most often I use the New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, but I have been known to also read with Tarot of the Boroughs ( which features me as the High Priestess card) and also the deck I developed myself based onthe work of Antonin Artaud, Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Rimbaud, called the Tarot of Cruelty.
How important is the choice of question?
I believe the question and it’s phrasing are crucial to receiving an accurate answer. The response I get when I ask about outcome or influences can often be very different. Influence either visible or invisible does not always shape outcome, nor does intent or feeling.
Don't forget to check out Voodoo Universe. Lilith Dorsey's blog for accurate and informative information about the religious traditions of Voodoo, Lucumi (Santeria), and Haitian Vodou. There are over 555 posts and counting (including recipes, spells, interviews, videos and a frak lot more) ... the Truth about Voodoo is out there !
Upcoming Events Schedule
August 10-12 2018 Hexfest New Orleans. Join in the witchery ! More info to follow on Lilith Dorsey's workshops, vending and the rest.
August 23-26 2018 Templefest. A weekend of workshops and fun in New Hampshire. I will be offering my Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism class, and also my class on Warrior Goddesses and Queens. Please join us.
September 27-30, 2018 Earth Warriors Festival in Clarksville, OH One of my favorite events where I will be back again this year to present 3 workshops.
October 20-21, 2018 Sleepy Hollow Festival of Witches Psychic Fair + New Age Bazaar I'll be giving workshops, doing psychic readings, offering magickal goods, dancing around and more !
Ongoing - Love Magic with Crystals online class . Please check out this free online course at Mystery School of the Goddess discussing ways to bring more love and joy into your life.
Warrior Goddesses of Africa and Beyond - 5 weeks online workshop with live video calls, spells, meditations, recipes and more !
Please check out the youtube channel- featuring over 90 videos about magick, Voodoo, Hoodoo, New Orleans Jazz, Activism, the Witchcraft and Voodoo series with Priestess Sable Aradia, and my latest series Tarot Every Witch Way: Food (where we explore the connection between Tarot and Food.) Don't forget to subscribe, because quite honestly who knows what's next.
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