We'll talk about the many different modern religions, social movements, and subcultures in which Lilith may be honored. As part of our discussion, we'll aim to dispel popular misconceptions about the more controversial subcultures.
Religions and spiritual paths in which Lilith is honored by some (by no means all) adherents include:
Liberal Judaism (e.g. the magazine Lilith (http://lilith.org/)) Wicca and some other branches of the modern Pagan movement Satanism Left Hand Path ceremonial magick involving the Qabalistic Qlippoth Other modern social movements and subcultures in which Lilith is honored by some people include:
Feminism Women musicians (e.g. the Lilith Fair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith_Fair)) The LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) community The BDSM community The Vampire community (Formerly, this meeting was going to be the pre-ritual meeting for a ritual next week Friday (http://www.meetup.com/Lilith-NYC/events/107902582/), to be led by Anya Kless, who led our rituals in 2012 and is the author of Lilith: Queen of the Desert (http://www.lulu.com/shop/anya-kless/lilith-queen-of-the-desert/paperback/product-11783698.html). Anya has had to cancel the ritual due to a family emergency. The ritual will be re-scheduled as soon as Anya knows what her schedule will be. In the meantime, this week's dinner meeting has NOT been canceled, but its topic has been changed.)
PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE MEETING AT A NEW LOCATION.
Please plan to arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM. The most important parts of this pre-ritual dinner meeting will be finished by 9:00 PM. Those who can stay later are then welcome to hang around for a more informal discussion, on whatever spiritual, occult, or other Lilith-related topics people want to talk about, until 10:00 PM.
We meet at a diner on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. (The exact address, and other details, will be visible to you once you join this Meetup group -- or log in to Meetup, if you are already a member.) The nearest subway stop is 23rd Street on the 1 line (7th Avenue). We are also within walking distance of the 6th Avenue (F,M) and 8th Avenue (C,E) subways, the 23rd Street PATH station, and Penn Station.
Please plan to spend at least $5 on food or drink, to help us maintain a good relationship with the diner.
NOTE: Attending a dinner meeting (pre-ritual or otherwise) is required for all new members before they can attend a ritual. All other members are encouraged but not required to attend pre-ritual meetings, so as to understand our rituals better. Attendance at a pre-ritual meeting, by all who attend the ritual, is more strongly encouraged this year than last year, due to the greater variety of ritual styles this year and the variety of spiritual paths that these ritual styles will (we hope) represent.