Lilith Dorsey

  • Tarot - Laying it All Out

    The following is an expanded version of an interview I did on my blog Voodoo Universe

     Lilith Dorsey

    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, I ching, and astrology. After about 10 years of working with the cards I started to read palms and explore other methods as well.

    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 on the 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.

    Do you have a yes/no method of divining you recommend?
    Dowsing rods are my preferred choice, but I know people who have success with pendulums, coins, cocos, and other methods. Ask each time you use them for what a specific yes outcome will look like, what a specific no outcome will look like, and if you doing a reading with this method is possible right now.

    Is there any advice you have for newcomers when using divination?
    My advice is to know your cards. I don't necessarily advocate throwing away the book like my friend Dorothy Morrision does, but develop your own relationship with them. Test out their messages on simple quantifiable things like: the weather, messages, time, etc. Sleep with your cards or your pendulum under your pillow. Record your dreams afterward.
    Is a reading's outcome set in stone?
    In my experience most things can be gently nudged or turned to a different direction. If we look specifically at something like palm reading, people's palm continually changes throughout their lives. Things are constantly changing and twisting, sometimes of the edge of a butterfly effect's wings. Open yourself up the the joy and possibility of the universe and more will be revealed.

    Tarot Card and Palm Reading by Lilith Dorsey

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  • Welcome

    Alafia, Greetings, and Welcome to the website for Voodoo priestess, author and filmmaker Lilith Dorsey.

    Lilith Dorsey in a Second Line over the Brooklyn Bridge
    Lilith Dorsey in a Second Line over the Brooklyn Bridge

    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. 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, now available online and wherever books are sold. 

    She is the mother of two daughters, several spiritual godchildren and lives in Brooklyn. Her family has owned Boston Terriers and been spiritual people for as long as anyone can remember. To learn more about her religion and her realms please explore the rest of this site and visit her blog Voodoo Universe. To keep up to date with the latest news, events, and Voodoo truth please sign up for our email list here.
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