The Connection Between Laylah & Lilith

A couple of days ago, one of my Patreon supporters asked me to channel information regarding the angel Lailah. (The name comes from the word Layil, which is Hebrew for night. [1]) I wasn’t at all familiar with her, or many angels in general so I thought this would be a good opportunity to test the veracity of the information I channeled. I read one blog post about her to get an idea of who I was supposed to be channeling. Miraculously, I came up with some accurate and very information regarding her that I wanted to share on my blog.

The first impression that I received about her was that she is associated with the rune Perthro. Perthro to me is the “womb” rune. This is fascinating about women and the womb in particular: it is a place inside of a woman where souls incarnate into the causal world. It is in a way a dark “inbetween” space: existing in darkness between the causal and acausal. This is consistent with Leilah being a “night” angel and a protector of children, who breathes life into them when they are first born.

I got an image of the rune Ingwaz falling into the Perthro rune as well. (“dice cup”). Perthro being a symbol of the womb, and Ingwaz, or Ing being a “seed” and is representative of male fertility. (I don’t have to go over anatomy to make the connection between a womb and a male fertility seed XD.) Ingwaz represents anything coming into being, or anything that is in the process of becoming. (Hence the suffix Ing, attached to verbs to indicate it is currently happening.) Both of these fit with Lailah being the angel of conception who “brings the soul and the seed together” as put in the article I cited. [2]

The Perthro rune also represents the well of our ancestral knowledge which lies at the base of the Yggdrasil (world tree). The Norns pour water from the well of wisdom onto the roots of the Yggdrasil every morning. This ancestral wisdom waters the tree that supports all of existence. According to Howard Schwarz, the myth of Leilah [2] indicates that the knowledge before and after death (which seems to happen when transitioning into this plane of existence) exists even if it is forgotten. He connected this concept with the Jungian concept of the collective unconscious. I’ve stated before that from my own experiences is more of a tribal consciousness, but it is a collective of consciousness nonetheless. This is another interesting correlation between Leilah and the rune Perthro.

I then received an image of a woman leading a boat through the river Styx. In Greek mythology, this is the river between the underworld and the world of the living. (Hel, in Norse Mythology) This is consistent with Perthro, seeming to connect the two. I know the underworld sounds all spooky and scary, but believe this is a later Christian adaptation to the myth, where the word “evil” was assigned to it. As with Hel, the underworld of Greek mythology might just simply be the means (waters) by which we enter and leave this world. This is another interesting parallel between the water of the well of wisdom and the water of the river Styx.

In this boat she appeared to be escorting souls to and from the world of the living and the dead. She was holding a torch. Again, consistent with the story: Leihla is said to light a candle at the head of an unborn infant so they can see into both worlds. [2] This could also be in reference to lighting the “flame” that represents life. This is likely the same flame that shamans/psychics are able to see death masks or literal candles: when a person is nearing the end of their life the flame burns dimmer (or death masks if you’re less fortunate.) This isn’t a strictly Jewish concept, other religions and cultures have akined life to a candle or flame. I suspect this is the same as the “black flame” but, do not quote me on that.

In appearance, she actually reminded me of Wonder Woman (LOL) with dark hair and very bright blue eyes and blue skin. I thought this was weird, but now that I’m thinking about it, this is an interesting parallel with the Norse goddess Hel, who was also said to be blue, the color of death. (We turn blue when we lack oxygen.) Prior to channeling this I was also chanting the mahamantra during which Krsna is said to be present, and he is also portrayed as blue in color. (Although this is for a different reason that is totally beyond the scope of this article) She also seemed to be wearing either a headback or a Sailor Moon-esque tierra (IDK don’t shoot the messenger!) And also wings although they seemed to appear a little bit darker.

I got the impression she might be associated with the abyss, due to the “inbetweenyness” of her nature. Although it could be possible it’s just the water that comes before Ginnungagap (the abyss/void in the Norse cosmology) I did still get the impression from the above that she was in these blankness inbetween the physical and metaphysical. (i.e. the place in meditation or trance where the mind disconnects from the physical and connects to the higher, spiritual realm/s; The quiet emptiness from which magick is sometimes carried out and visualization is most effective. “From nothing everything is born.”

I did get some images I’m not sure how to make sense of: a tree with some empty circles hanging on the branches instead of leaves. This might be symbolic of the spheres that hang off the branches of the world tree, yggdrasil, tree of life or whichever phrase you want to use.

I got the impression that she’s the one who decides whether it is your time to go or not. I related this to the norns: in that she’s completely objective and, despite any pleas or begging for a different fate or for things to be any different than what they are, they still need to weave the threads the same, and do not choose favorites regardless of your relationship with them. Unlike the Norns though, I do believe she helps the people she works with and especially watches over to fulfill their true potential during their life, so that they do not meet an unkind fate.

The most curious thing that I’d noticed while I was channeling her was that I kept feeling associations with Lilith very strongly, confusing the two and I kept forgetting that Layla is an angel, not a demon. At once point she said that people confuse her for being someone who hurts, takes or eats children but this isn’t true: she is a protector of children. I wasn’t sure if this is true of Laylah in any mythology or stories (again, didn’t research her before hand) but this was another thing that seemed to overlapped with the story of Lilith: who was said to vengefully harm pregnant women and children. [3] Jewish cultures and medieval Europe were so afraid of this in fact, that charms were even placed near/around/on newborn babies to protect them. Lilith has said to me that many things said about her (such as her being a whore) were pejorative and untrue, she was related to fertility. This was another thing that I kept hearing while I was connecting with Layla. (The word “pejorative”)

The part about her harming children stuck out to me especially: why would an angel be said to harm children, ever? It suddenly clicked that the angel Layla and demon Lilith might be the same. As the story goes in Lilith was originally created to be Adam’s first wife but “removed herself from God’s presence” (Genesis 2:21-22) when she was not granted equality (?) she left the Garden of Eden, refusing to return and was said to later have “consorted with demons” taking on the form of a serpent, amongst other things. This is curious, because if she was created by god, then she must have been initially of divine origin and “fallen” similar to the story of Lucifer, who (again, as the story goes) was God’s favorite angel but was cast out of heaven, afterward becoming Satan (according to the Bible, but many occultists contest this and insist that Satan and Lucifer are distinct.) In this same way that Lilith had “fallen”from god’s graces and became a demon, the same I believe is true of Lilith. Laylah and Lilith are opposites: but they are such diametric opposites that they appear to be, either a light and a dark half of the same deity or an inverse of the other. Because Lilith wasn’t Hebrew at all but originally Sumerian a fertility goddess, [4] (even being mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh) it makes sense that Laylah would too look after mothers, the conception of children and newborn babies.

Christianity has a habit of portraying the Gods of conquered people as demons and seemingly even his own creations, if they dare go against him. It’s interesting that there seems to be a lot of controversy within Judeo-Christianity itself as to whether Laylah is actually a demon or an angel, which seems to further demonstrate my theory: that Laylah may have been Lilith prior to falling out of god’s graces: or at the very least they are the same beings each portraying a light and dark side. (Lilith’s shadow or the shadow of the divine feminine and vice versa for Layla.)

To throw even more weight on this theory, Lilith’s name, translated is thought to mean “night-monster”. (Mesopotamian) [5] Laylah’s name, as I mentioned earlier, was translates to “night”. [1] The connection between the two is undeniable. This is something I’m going to continue to try understanding and will update with more information as I find it.

Lastly, I did channel a sigil of Laylah’s for this Patreon supporter. It’s meant to help them specifically connect with her, but others might find it useful too. I’ll post it here because I’m pretty proud of it and it is part of my work.

If you have experiences with this sigil, feel free please post them in the comment section! I’d love to hear them. Also share this post with someone who might enjoy it!

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