The Lilith Institute


to the online home of The Lilith Institute,
a center for learning which seeks to transmit many types of knowledge -- oral, written, iconographic, spiritual, emotional, and embodied. In schools or online, in private homes or community centers, we work to connect women with each other and to themselves.


Talking to Goddess

A collection of
blessings, prayers, invocations
and other writings
by 72 women in 25 spiritual traditions,
edited by D'vorah J. Grenn


Among the Institute's goals:

- continue planting seeds for spiritual change, social action and greater cross-cultural understanding;
- critically examine existing patterns of thought, behavior and language through new lenses, acting as a catalyst for personal and cultural transformation;
- facilitate an ongoing exchange of ideas across diverse spiritual traditions; and
- encourage women to recognize their potential to be change agents in their own lives, and so in their communities and the world.

In Spring 1999, I founded Voice of the Spirit, a women's spirituality conceptual framework within which circles of women came together to examine and re-vision ancient sacred texts and contemporary issues, as we explored spiritual practices and practical solutions relevant to our daily lives. This work continues through Mishkan Shekhinah, a mobile sanctuary, and in a variety of settings.

Mojuba, respect and deep gratitude to Rita Kolb Grenn and all my ancestors for insisting that I keep following my intuition. Modupe/Todah/many thanks go to my spiritual teachers, especially Yeye Aworo Fajembola Fatunmise, Ohen Imene Nosokpikan and Iya Isefalona Oshogbo, who taught me to hear the ancestors--and to pay attention. Many thanks also to my elders, especially my late godmother Milli Sabath, and Kaye Schuman for their sage advice and unwavering support. Thanks also to Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Blu Greenberg, Rabbi Nadya Gross and Rabbi Shefa Gold for spiritual, intellectual and social activism, and their courage in thinking—and acting--ahead of their times.


• classes and workshops on women's and human rights issues including violence against women; identifying and correcting power imbalances in personal and professional relationships
• creation of rites of passage and lifecycle rituals
• consultation on altar building and creating a spiritual practice
• drumming and chant circles