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I was born in Budapest on January 30, 1940, on a terrible north-wind-whipped morning. My mother, Masika, then only twenty-five years old, had great trouble delivering me, so I was born by cesarean section. Mother was a famous sculptor who also happened to be a psychic, medium, and palm reader. She came from a long line of witches in the herbalist tradition. Her sister continued the line, becoming a pharmacist.
The Hungarian revolution in 1956 changed my life. I escaped to the West and went to school in Innsbruck and Vienna, and later at the University of Chicago, studying languages. I married and had two sons.
I studied with Second City, then with Viola Spolin, the mother of improvisation, and later at American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York.
In 1970 I discovered the Women's Liberation Movement, which led to another huge change in my life: I became a conscious woman. Feminism gave me so much. I decided to contribute seriously by connecting witchcraft with feminism, thereby sparking the women's spirituality movement. I wrote the first feminist witchcraft book, The Feminist Book of Lights and Shadows, which later became The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries; I followed this with two other books, Grandmother of Time and Grandmother Moon.
When I am not working on a new book I like to work with women at weekend workshops, retreats, and witch camps, where we practice the remembered arts of witchcraft in safe circles of women. We use tools of dance and chanting, candles, and incense to lift our spirits. We take part in guided meditations and pay visits to our ancestors and the Wild Woman. We practice using aromas and Bach remedies for inner balance.
This book is perfect for every occasion! If you are looking for love this book has the answer on page 54.Published 4 months ago by Lee D.
a wonderful book by a wonderful woman especially for women of a certain age. learn how to grow old gracefully learn the secrets of being a Crone.Published 5 months ago by Jennifer Ames
I first read this book back in the early 90s and fell in love with it. The book is an enchanting read filld with wonderful drawings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Honest Reviewer
This book was more advanced than what I wanted however it is intriguing reading with spells,seasons and I did like the ritualsPublished 15 months ago by Lorraine Winter
I will keep this book out all year long! I love it. It's well written, I love the illustrations, it's inspiring and educational. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by harlowfawn
The previousness of Z's books and style of magic is that it combines magic with the femenine, with the path that we want to walk in life. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Ria
It is not a book that you have to read cover to cover in that order but a seasonal book that gives you ideas to incorporate into your own personal practice.Published on September 3, 2007 by gypsysoul
A very special book, that gives ideas for feasts and holidays through the year. Every month begins with a Goddess who tells the story of that month, and then the days of the month... Read morePublished on August 9, 2005 by A. E. Grissen
Z Budapest is the founding mother of the women's spirituality movement. Her Dianic craft is a lovely religious tradition which teaches us harmony with nature and human beings. Read morePublished on May 21, 2005 by Wicca Wise Woman