The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts

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The Holy Book of Women s Mysteries Feminist Witchcraft Goddess Rituals Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts is Books A book that might be too female chauvinistic for some it

The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts is Books A book that might be too female chauvinistic for some, it may be a good book for others who are looking for inspiration and empowerment in a world devoted to the dis-empowerment and subjection of women under man's ownership. (No, those words are Not too harsh.) For me, I thought the book was good enough to not only buy my own copy, but to trade even this copy in for a hardcover....something I only do for, what I consider, are the best of books.(Yes, there's actually a hardcover out there that's not in German. You just have to stumble across it.)I seriously recommend many of Budapest's books anyway, along with books written by Miriam Starhawk. The two authors' books ought to go together on the same shelf of a personal library.. Women s rights and rites merge in this complete guide to the principles and practices of matriarchal religion.. Bestseller Book The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts I've been waiting to read this book for ages, and now that I finally have started to read it I'm so disappointed and angry! This is so much crap! Where are all the women's mysteries and magic? It all comes down to "we have to stop this chauvinistic, male-centered, women-oppressing world-spread society!" And what mysterious and magic solution is there? Not teaching men the craft until the equality of sexes is a reality (quote!) ... Wait, why isn't everybody just scared to death? Exactly.There will always be men who think women are a step below, as, apparently, there will always be women who think men are all pigs. Women (or people) that believe that women are necessarily better than men, or/and that a matriarchal society would be better than a patriarchal one just because women and not men are in charge, are in my opinion not better than men (or people) who believe that women are to stay home and make children because they are good for little more than that. When will the world stop preaching differences and teaching that one thing is better than the other? Where's the sacred duality thing? This is a bad book and a bad teaching, I honestly wouldn't expect that from people who blare they are connected to Nature, and the Goddess and Mother Earth and blah-blah-blah. Yes, everything has a mother, a feminine start, but, apart from the son of the Virgin Mary (whose actual virginity is at least questionable), everything has a father, too, a masculine start. I may be an underrated genius, but it seems to me that things couldn't be simpler. Neither men nor women are the better half of the world, our society should be neither matriarchal nor patriarchal: we are supposed to live together in peace and harmony as people and that is what Witchcraft, as any Nature-centered religion/philosophy/way of living, should be teaching. I surely agree that women must stand for their rights, but I disagree 100% that the way to do so is struggling to "take over" and putting men a step below.Oh God (Goddess?) am I disappointed!!

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  • A book that might be too female chauvinistic for some, it may be a good book for others who are looking for inspiration and empowerment in a world devoted to the dis empowerment and subjection of women under man s ownership No, those words are Not too harsh For me, I thought the book was good enough to not only buy my own copy, but to trade even this copy in for a hardcovermething I only do for, what I consider, are the best of books Yes, there s actually a hardcover out there that s not in Germ [...]


  • I ve been waiting to read this book for ages, and now that I finally have started to read it I m so disappointed and angry This is so much crap Where are all the women s mysteries and magic It all comes down to we have to stop this chauvinistic, male centered, women oppressing world spread society And what mysterious and magic solution is there Not teaching men the craft until the equality of sexes is a reality quote Wait, why isn t everybody just scared to death Exactly.There will always be men [...]


  • I appreciate that she offers up a feminist perspective of religion but because she lacks references and has a clear agenda of debunking Christianity, the books fails to remain ingenuous.



  • Great primer for female empowerment but is too unbalanced in its premise re male female While it s true that everything begins as a mother force, and father is not always necessary i.e parthenogenesis demoting the god in us is limiting The Good Great Mother of us all is both We need the river She and the riverbed He in order to be effective in all realms.Still, for women who have suffered greatly under patriarchal limitations, a visit into all woman time would not be remiss to build a solid, uns [...]


  • This book is a classic in the category of women s spirituality When reading, one needs to keep in mind when it was written The women s movement had not yet combined in any way with spirituality and Z clearly was a path maker in helping women combine female centered spirituality with the feminist movement This book has been criticized for being militant and sexist in its point of view and in all honesty, it is, but those were times when things needed to be pushed There were no alternatives for wo [...]


  • Z Budapest s mother Mazika Szilazgy was a brilliant artist I was deeply impressed by her work, and I d love to see it in situ in Budapest.I have now told you the best thing about this book The photographs of Z s mother s art.Z drank the Margaret Murray kool aid a little too deeply Okay, a lot too deeply She doesn t have any grasp of history and yet builds her religion upon it.I still want to know how Alexander the Great who Z calls the Pig managed to burn down the library at Alexandria when it w [...]


  • Zsuzsanna comes from a heritage that not only respects women, but is composed of women celebrating the rites of passage at every stage of life It s about women supporting women She has opened many roads to the idea of a very organic way of life Love her books, love her philosophy This book is spiritual, but not religious, if you understand the difference, which is what attracted me


  • I m only giving this one for the sake of at least giving it a rating Really disappointed It took me a really long time to actually get hold of and as a Pagan I was really looking forward to it I couldn t even finish it This woman can t tell the difference between feminism and sexism and she s meant to be a feminist priestess and teacher I pity for future Pagan generations Bad.


  • The book is cool because she basically created Dianic witchcraft Goddess worship only but I always found it a bit dry Its also very 2nd wave feminist and at this point her politics are, in my opinion, outdated Its a good reference book, and is worth keeping around for its historical value.


  • Do you think God will strike me down with a bolt of lightening for reading this Something tells me that even though it is totally Pagan, that learning about it is not such a bad thing.



  • Amazing book incredibly grateful for this author Her writing expressed her palpable emotional generosity in her approach to sharing the spotlight with her sisters As a millenial, this level of demonstrable emotional intelligence is rare in the generations that came before us and it speaks volumes to me that she stands out so much from the usual cognitive dissonance of the times.


  • A great reference book for Dianic and other pagans although I would buy a copy as a reference manual, rather than get it out at the library and have to take back


  • I liked some parts of this book, especially the prophecy and spellcraft section I also liked the section on healthy eating, and the tiny bits of astrological lore However, Z writes in a very biased way and basically belittles the male principal and other religions This book is useful for someone who wants ideas to celebrate festivals with their coven, especially if they have Dianic leanings To be honest, I skimmed or skipped some sections I suppose in the 1970s this book would have been radical [...]


  • Women lack any identity in major religions of today Zsuzsanna E Budapest lifts the shroud surrounding the studies of Women s spiritualism.Paganism Wicca is the first form of spirituality and the only true spiritualism for feminist women.This book was my biggest spiritual epiphany I ve met Zsuzsanna and had a chance to get to know her and the Susan B Anthony Coven in San Francisco I don t agree with everything she and the coven believe, such as the exclusion of transgender women most trans women [...]


  • Another fabulous and ultra feminist contribution to the Pagan community Some people can t handle Z s straightforward, almost militant feminism Keep in mind that she s from another generation of witches who had to fight against the establishment so to speak during the time of women s liberation and social change She s from that era of women warriors who trail blazed a path for the rest of us, generations who weren t event born at the time Keep THAT in mind when reading this book It s all about em [...]


  • I hadn t thought of this book in years, but today while I was driving, BAM It popped into my head.I couldn t remember the title, so I did a Google search no, not while I was driving on feminist witch book, and this title was the first entry that popped up.I got this book while I was dabbling in witchcraft and paganism Where in the world did I get it Maybe at the witchy little feminst lesbian pagen SM herbal bookstore that was in the French Quarter in the mid 90s.I never cast any spell I was goin [...]


  • I bought this book to get an introduction on Dianic witchcraft It is a well written book on the ideas and philosophies of the feminist side Honestly, I don t know where I stand on the subject, but with that said I really did like this book for the points and theories on the Goddess and the new patriarchal society we live in Yet some of the facts used to support her claim were historically inaccurate For example, Alexander the Great who she refers to as the pig died before the Library of Alexandr [...]


  • I think this book is just wonderful Being a Witch, a Feminist and a lover of Feminist Witchcraft this book, for me, is simply amazing It helps us understand the story behind Feminist Witchcraft, it has rituals and tips and stories and many things that inspire us women to turn to ourselves and heal To work with other women and to discover ourselves.I specially loved the passage rituals, I think the passages in a women s life should be important and this book helps A LOT


  • My instinctive beliefs that I possess intrinsic energy and influence were supported as I learned about the craft At different life stages I ve referenced individual chapters for support or just to engage in alternative notions Currently I am not a devoted practitioner but I believe than I doubt.


  • A solid book, given to young wicca practitioners to learn from and appreciate the path forged by these courageous women and men gone before us A first generation book for people advanced or the next step up to understand the authors of our books.


  • If I d read this book 20 years ago, it would have been the be all and end all as it is, knowing what I do, and having established my practice, it wasn t much help to me I do definitely recommend it to anyone beginning the Goddess path.


  • I love this book While many people may not agree with many of the concepts that she provides, others will find it spiritualy refreshing,as this book really helped me to understand the importance and influence of religion and ritual that surrounds the Goddess and the women who follow her call.








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