"Budapest's rituals for summoning the conductors of luck combine sensuality and joy with reverence for the unknown. . . . This charming book shows readers how rituals and faith can lead us inward to find the wisdom and goodness of the Goddess in our own lives." --Publishers Weekly
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I have just finished reading your book, "Summoning the Fates," one of the best books I have read in a long time. I reached 50 years old last May and it is amazing, as I look back on my life, how it coincided with the stages of the book. I will recommend the book to everyone. I am one half Italian on my father's side, and one half Hungarian on my mother's side. I have always identified strongly with the Italian side but felt bad that I did not really identify with my Hungarian heritage. Your book has finally given me a sense of identity with this heritage and I would love to learn more. I now feel that this is where my affinity and love of a female Goddess comes from. Having been raised Catholic, I have always been strongly drawn to Mary. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and helping me find the other half of my existence which has been missing all of these years.
I'm reading "Summoning the Fates" and nearing the end. I am in the
middle of my first Saturn return. I am 29 and a half...got married a
year ago and had my first amazing child in January...Lauren. Her papa and I split up though are still friends. Lots
happening as I savor the Mama/Baby Moontime, my stumbling and sometimes
gracefully dancing around in Verdandi's space here. I am currently feeling pulled in many directions...mostly all about getting a "proper"
education so I can do what I love and make money to care for little
Lauren La Fey and me. I am a student of Susun Weed and heard you
were/are her teacher. I have always believed you to be my GrandMother
in the lineage of the Wise Woman Tradition, though I know this term
Susun has coined. Though I have been a student of Susun's for 6 years
or so, it is only now that I have come to you. I give thanks to you
Sister/Mother/GrandMother.I am grateful for all you've done to pave
the way and to hold the Light.No reply is necessary. Namaste.
Was provided by my teacher with your book Summoning the Fates. My brithday was last fri and I know changes are coming I have been feeling them. Was told from my mentor Jackie and
her teacher susun weed that you are at the top of our line, head of our table. This morning as I continue to read your book then have to put it down cause you write what I have always felt, have been told as a child and now teaching my teenage daughter the same.....thank you thank you.
Tears flow up and a warm heart is felt. I'm drawn to contact you so
cyberspace it is. I will finish this book in the next day or so depends
on how many times I have to put it down...I'm sure fate will get me
thru......momma Z thank you thank you!
About the Author
Zsuzsanna E. Budapest was born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1971, she founded the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1, the first feminist Witches' coven, which became the role model for thousands of other spiritual groups. The California Institute for Integral Studies recently recognized Budapest as a foremother in the women's spirituality movement. She currently stars on her own cable television show, 13th Heaven, and is the director of the Women's Spirituality Forum.
Z Budapest is one of the founding mothers of modern women's witchcraft. She catapulted herself into the media spotlight when she was tried as a witch and found guilty in 1975 after being arrested on Venice Beach for reading tarot cards. She fought the charges and after a nine year battle, won the right for every tarot reader to do so legally.