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The First Mirror of Lilith

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Updated with sourcebook: Richard Kieckhefer - Forbidden Rites, (translated by John Michael Greer).

(Copyright Pennsylvania State University Press University Park, PA 1998).

You can read a nice 'Forbidden Rites' Book review by Aaron Leitch.

> An Older Post, about the Codex Latinus Monacensis 849 is available here.

The Mirror of Lilith or "Lylet", as the Munich Handbook of  Necromancy states, is meant to be used for divination, in particular divination to do with detecting crime, but also with a more general orientation. Here is a translation of the First Mirror of Lilith section from the Munich Handbook of Necromancy.

This is the first mirror of Lilith and of her powers ... husbands that are her chief warriors. And the mirror ought to be made specifically for the purpose of their images, and having in mind all the names of their servants, who, as you know, made the things before Caïn*, in the purest place..

(* Bereshit Rabba 22,7 makes Cain and Abel two twin brothers. The murder results from a sentimental rivalry involving Lilith or one of the twins born with the two brothers).

Le Mirror of Lilith ou "Lylet", comme le déclare le Manuel de Munich de Nécromancie, est destiné à être utilisé pour la divination, en particulier la divination liée à la détection d'un crime commis, mais aussi avec une orientation plus générale. Voici une traduction de la section First Mirror of Lilith du Munich Handbook of Necromancy.

C'est le premier miroir de Lilith et de ses pouvoirs ... ses époux sont ses principaux guerriers. Et le miroir doit être fait spécialement pour leurs images, et en ayant à l'esprit tous les noms de leurs serviteurs, qui, comme vous le savez, ont fait les choses avant Caïn*, à l'endroit le plus pur..

(* Bereshit Rabba 22,7 fait de Caïn et Abel deux frères jumeaux. Le meurtre résulterait d'une rivalité sentimentale ayant pour objet Lilith ou une des jumelles nées avec les deux frères).

Munich Handbook of Necromany fol. 42r

I conjure you, demons, that you will come and swear an oath and answer whatever question I will ask with perfect truth. in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Christ + conquered these same + Balbiet + Zelans, Zelles, Dimidero, Cadar, you who each day rise among the stars of heaven where are the three (unknown word: "dogie") of the Cross, and the swift deeds or strokes in the four points of the world, to accomplish all my will in them, through God, where it be acceptable and lawful and speakable, without terror and without any of the unspeakable powers of ever-living Deity, in the true virtue of God, we do call you forth, Lylet, by the office of your father Arieth and by that oath that your mother Nocma spoke to you, that in your own image, and not in the form of a crow, you will converse and be present with us in whatever hour we do summon you into this mirror, that peacefully and humbly and without any deformity you will show yourself to me, and furthermore that two or more of your servants, in any theft or murder or any other doubtful matter, shall give true answers to me, by the power and obedience of God.

Now the mirror ought to be made in the shape of a round shield, or some other way that you may prefer. On the rim thereof, paint the following names: Deus Sanctus, Deus Omnipotens, Deus Fortis, Deus Immortalis, Pater Futuri Saeculi (God the Holy, God the Omnipotent, God the Strong, God the Immortal, Father of the Age to Come). And around the two upper sides the greater seal of Solomon is painted, at the bottom end of the shield the lesser seal of Solomon, and in the middle of the mirror this name Lylet is painted, just as is shown in the figure given above.

Thereafter, frame it in the same way as any other glass or mirror. Once this is done, take it silently and secretly to a crossroads or to the sepulcher of some murdered person, in the evening dusk, on a day of Mars or Saturn, and say this conjuration:

Maintenant, le miroir devrait avoir la forme d’un bouclier rond ou de la manière que vous préférez. Sur le bord de celui-ci, peignez les noms suivants: Deus Sanctus, Deus Omnipotens, Deus Fortis, Deus Immortalis, Pater Futuri Saeculi (Dieu le Saint, Dieu le Tout-Puissant, Dieu le Fort, Dieu l'Immortel, Père du Temps à venir). Et autour des deux côtés supérieurs, peignez le grand sceau de Salomon, à l'extrémité inférieure du bouclier, peignez le petit sceau de Salomon, et au milieu du miroir, peignez le nom de Lilith, comme le montre la figure ci-dessus.

Par la suite, encadrez-le, de la même manière que tout autre verre ou miroir. Une fois cela fait, emmenez-le miroir silencieusement et secrètement, à un carrefour ou au sépulcre d'une personne assassinée, au crépuscule du soir, un jour de Mars ou de Saturne, et dites cette conjuration:

'I conjure you, Lylet, and your companions, by Alpha and Omega, by the first and the very last, Abiel, Rotbons, Cafre, O God, O suffering Christ most renowned, On, Eli, Elion, Messias, Sabaoth, Adonai, Emmanuel; 

I conjure you likewise, Lylet, and your companions, by the annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His nativity, and by the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, that in whatever hour I call you, you shall appear to me in this mirror with your companions, and show me truly a response or sign of that thing which I shall wish to know'.

This oration being finished, return home by another route. Thereafter, at the same hour and day, go to the crossroad and take the mirror with you, and when you want to know about anything uncertain, you may compell the same spirit to come by reciting the conjuration. Ask what you wish, and they shall tell you. Etc.

Cet oraison étant terminée, rentrez chez vous par un autre itinéraire. Par la suite, à la même heure et au même jour, allez au carrefour et prenez le miroir avec vous, et quand vous voulez savoir quelque chose d'incertain, vous pouvez forcer le même esprit à venir en récitant la conjuration. Demandez ce que vous souhaitez et ils vous le diront. Etc.

Older posts about Lilith / Posts plus anciens au sujet de Lilith:

- Lilith Sigil -
- Rite of Lilith -
- Lilith Talisman Part 1 -
- Lilith Talisman Part 2 -


- Aaron Leitch / Copyright © 2006
- Copyright 2007 & 2014, Christopher Warnock, All Rights Reserved.
- The Munich Manual of Demonic Magic (CLM 849 of the Bavarian State Library).