DIANIC PRIESTESS TRAINING AND TAROT SOCIAL WITH Z BUDAPEST
Susun Weed interviews Z Budapest – Mother of Feminist Spirituality & Author of The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteriess
~ 30 minutes Wise Woman Radio ~
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Join Z Budapest at the Wise Woman Center on April 23-25, 2010 in Woodstock NY for a Priestess Training & Divination intensive you will not forget. This year Z Budapest rolls up her sleeves to teach the importance of Divination in Women’s Spirituality!
Z calls it a Tarot Social Intensive weekend; a new and inspired way of consulting the Fates and each other as priestesses.
It matters not whether you are an advanced seeker or a beginner with a fresh new deck, this Goddess weekend is devoted to study and first-hand experiences of the Tarot’s wisdoms.
Goddess women, sister priestesses, women who love the earth … come share and learn from Z, the wise woman who legalized Tarot Reading and all forms of Divination and Prophecy in this country. She fought for the rights of all women to legally counsel each other using the tool of the Fates and our own innate psychic abilities. If you’ve wanted to tap into your own abilities, now is the time!
Intensely personal, always political, Z Budapest uses her humor and sharp wit to share stories of women using the Tarot to heal their sisters. She will lead you on an inner journey that will bring you face-to-face with the power of the Fates through the Tarot.
Day One we will get to know each other a little, but wasting no time we jump right into the Tarot. Bring your Tarot decks if you have them; don’t worry if you don’t. We will look at all of these decks and Z will show you insights that will help you to know the true tools of the psychic Tarot Reader. The day ends with women’s ritual and the summoning of the Fates and the Goddess Binah.
Day Two we gather in the morning and begin again and this time the journey is an amazing one of personal introspection as each woman gets her cards read by Z personally while the priestesses hold sacred space for her.
There are tears. There is laughter. There are insights into yourself as the Fates whisper into Z’s ear what they want Z to tell you. And again, we end the day with a deeply personal women’s ritual; seeing each other for the Goddess women we are. We are a sisterhood.
Day Three bring pen and paper because you’re going to participate in a most unusual activity that tweak your perceptions of what Tarot Reading is and how it applies to our daily lives.
Then, we come together as kindred sister spirits and close our weekend together in ritual know we are more connected and loved for having gone through this Tarot Social experience together.
Z Budapest is traveling the east coast on the Blue Stockings tour, visiting the homes of such suffragette foremothers as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Jocelyn Gage whose works have paved the road to the modern Women’s Spirituality Movement … all guided by the Fates.
Register here This three day intensive is taught at the Wise Woman Center in Woodstock NY.
The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries by Z Budapest is essential for Pagans, feminists, and women seeking to learn more about the spiritual path as it relates to the feminine and the Goddess aspects of witchcraft and Wicca.
More About Z Budapest
Zsuzsanna Emese Budapest was born in Budapest, Hungary, during a big winter storm on January 30, 1940.
Her mother, Masika Szilagyi, was a medium and a practicing witch who supported herself and her daughter with her art, as a sculptress. Masika’s themes always celebrated the Triple Goddess and the Fates, and Zsuzsanna (“Z”) grew up respecting and appreciating Mother Nature as a god.
The poverty of postwar Europe and political oppression under the Russian occupation made Z fiercely political, so when the Hungarian Revolution broke out in 1956, she took her destiny into her own hands and became one of those sixty-five thousand political refugees who left the country, mostly young workers and students like herself. She finished high school in Innsbruck, graduated from a bilingual gymnasium, and won a scholarship to the University of Vienna where she studied languages.
Z emigrated to the United States in 1959, became a student at the University of Chicago, married, and gave birth to two sons. In Chicago she studied with Second City, an improvisational theatrical school, the only one in the country at that time. Her family’s spiritual tradition, however, started seeping back into her life, and she practiced solo worship of the Goddess at her home altar in her backyard. When she entered her Saturn cycle at the age of thirty, she became involved with the women’s liberation movement in Los Angeles and became an activist herself, staffing the Women’s Center there for many years.
There she recognized a need for a spiritual dimension so far lacking in the feminist movement and started the women’s spirituality movement. She founded the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number l, the first feminist witches’ coven, which became the role model for thousands of other spiritual groups being born and spreading across the nation. She wrote The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries (Wingbow Publishers, 1989) which was originally published in 1975 as The Feminist Book of Lights and Shadows. This book served as the first hands-on book to lead women into their own spiritual/Goddess heritage.
Z was arrested in 1975 for reading Tarot cards to an undercover policewoman. She lost the trial but won the issue, and the law against psychics was struck down nine years later. Z has led rituals, lectured, taught classes, given workshops, written articles tirelessly, and published in hundreds of women’s newspapers across the country. She has powerfully influenced many of the future teachers and writers about the Goddess. Join Z Budapest at the Wise Woman Center on April 23-25, 2010 in Woodstock NY for a Priestess Training & Divination intensive.
Susun Weed interviews Z Budapest –
30 minutes Wise Woman Radio
– listen on-demand or download MP3