When I first picked up Grandmother Moon by Z Budapest, I found in it, the same song that my soul had been singing for years. Just about everything that Z had to say about Witchcraft, The Moon, The Goddess and Women's issues resonated with me on a deep level.
How delightful to see the celebration of women, volumptuous women, strong women, earthy women, women comfortable with their bodies and sexuality. The celebration of Goddesses in print.
And this book, more than any other I have found, captures the pure energy of the Moon's Magic. The gentle feminine mystery unfolds more and more with each chapter. Z softly takes her readers by the hand and allows them to feel the powerful yet peaceful energy of Grandmother Moon.
It is wonderful to read how Z transforms many patriarchal words to being woman friendly, like 'Queendom'! I have embraced her terms into my vocabulary with joy.
Z's 'words for The Goddess' are also with me at all my Full Moon rituals.
I bought this book ten years ago and after initially reading it from cover to cover, I don't think a month has gone by over the years, without me dipping into its luscious pages. A true Goddess send!
~ L. Rebane
I just wanted to let you know I think Z Budapest is awesome. From the first time I picked up a copy of Grandmother Moon ...and read it....I felt as if I were home. I cannot begin to tell you how moved I was by this book...and how many nights I spent reading it and re-reading it.....and Grandmother of Time as well. They continue to be my two of my favorite books...very powerful words and much wisdom in those books.
I just wanted to send an e mail along to let you know how grateful I am that Z furthered me on the path of my own self discovery and Goddess worship and to say Thank you and may the Goddess Bless each and every one of your endeavors richly.
My favorite book of all time, that I simply could not do without, is Grandmother Moon. Thank you, Ms. Z, for this book. It opened my eyes to what I did not know even existed, as far as patriarchy goes. I never knew how abused and taken advantage of women actually are, and now feel naïve, as I am almost 46 years old and a grandmother myself, and am just coming to an understanding. I read a chapter from this book every month, without fail. My favorite story is of Z's meditation with Venus. Just beautiful and sweet. I also utilize Z's Grandmother of Time, and was lucky enough to purchase a good copy of The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries, which has helped me learn tarot at a fast clip, among other things.