Susan B. Anthony Coven Turns 41

We are celebrating the 41st Anniversary of the birth of Women’s Religion, or as it used to be known Women’s Spirituality. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW.

http://www.susanbanthonycoven.com

41 years ago six of us from the Women’s Center in L.A. realized that without our moral authority as women, without our own culture which must include spirituality, women cannot build a future for ourselves and our children.

On December 21st, we gathered in my apartment on Whitley Hill, just a few blocks from Hollywood Blvd, decided to hold the Yule celebration, as the first sabbath as Feminist Witches. We celebrated the Goddess of the Sun, known by many names: Lucina in Europe, Virgin of Guadalupe in the Americas, meaning she who brings light and enlightenment. This Women’s Movement is now Global.

Thank you for your years of support and encouragement to the Women’s Spirituality Movement, and for the future support for ourselves, our sisters and daughters. The GODDESS IS ALIVE and blessing us everyday, as we bless each other. Thank you for helping to keep the Goddess in the forefront of women’s issues. Thank you for helping to fund the events the Women’s Spirituality Forum hosts for women world-wide. Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony Coven No.1!!!

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When Wise Vaginas go to Vote

When Wise Vaginas go to vote they will change the country. I am watching the election developments, and every so often hear about some woman whining about this or that, and how they like the GOP and their lies.

Some vaginas are out of their bodies. Some vaginas hear only the siren song of the rich man, and imagine that the rich man cares about them. Its so comforting to believe that you are not abandoned by the party you have been so faithful to all these many years. May be even born into GOP-ness. Its what’s familiar and vaginas like this security.

Some vaginas may be don’t believe that vaginas should be free.

Older women who fought for vagina rights think let the young fight this one on their own. Other vaginas who have grown wise in their aging realize that once a vagina is governed by a group of aging  hypocritical “religious” males, all vaginas are punished.  And this is not what’s American. It is the Taliban reborn right here. Yes the faux Christian Taliban.

Vaginas are not a separate American population, its the CORE of the nation. It is where everybody else is coming from.

Romnesia is rampant. Republicans raped this country for a decade, then pretended that its Obamas fault.

Mitt speaks with positions of multiple choice. He would govern without protecting us, and you vaginas will be in peril, and there would be NO PRINCE coming to rescue you. Just saying. None of the Right Wing Republicans ever says don’t rape. None has made laws or protections for us. In fact, its harder to get help.

Wise vaginas don’t vote in the Tea Party candidates again. Vote out all seven wanna be senators. Vote in the wise vaginas.

Republicans lied to us about creating jobs,… What jobs? “Smaller government” is a lie! As soon as they were in power they rushed to beat up on the rights of vaginas.

Millions of legislations against vaginas. That’s what they came for to beat up on vaginas. They were the army against the freedom of women. This has been in the works since 1973.

What a mistake that was to allow them into power. Woman haters, woman rapists, incesters, and violence against vaginas. All endorsed by the Right Wingers. It is after all, the male God’s will that vaginas  get knocked up by rapists.

I send a potent hex on all those who would mislead us, lie to us, and disrespect vaginas. We don’t need men to  punish us for unwanted  pregnancies. We don’t need government to mess with our vaginas. For every unwanted pregnancy there is a guy who is walking away whistling. No responsibility projected on males at all. Never comes up. It is the true gender loyalty of males. They allow each other to rape. Men band together wrapping themselves into the flag of a male god. It’s his will after all.

Wise vaginas have this last power the vote. No matter what your parents used to vote like, you go out now and vote Democratic. You are a very important target. There are 30 million more female registered voters today than men.

Vaginas unite… like the males united against you. Learn to practice  loyalty to yourselves. Only gender solidarity can rescue us from the power hungry rapist Right Wingers.

Democratic vaginas get together! Now is the time we talked about “We remember in November.

It’s now November.

Voice of the Goddess Contest

Voice of the Goddess Contest

goddess festivalTo celebrate the first harvest and the abundance our Great Mother Goddess provides, the women of Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 are excited to sponsor a new contest that illuminates and honors the unique power of Women’s Mysteries!

How it works

Send your photo and short essay of up to 500 words describing how celebrating Women’s Mysteries has changed your life to: goddess_speaks@yahoo.com. Qualified entries will be posted as tagged photos to the SBA facebook page. You, your friends, and family can vote for your favorites until midnight August 12, then Z Budapest will select the 1st place winner herself on August 15 from the top 3 vote winners.

Goddess Prizes

  • 1st place: Attend the Goddess Festival FREE!
  • Runners up: $150 off Goddess Festival and a FREE copy of Z’s latest book, “Goddess Gets to Work”
  • All entrants: $25 off Goddess Festival

Rules

Prizes do not include travel expenses and all entrants must qualify for participation in the Goddess Festival. Prizes may not be applied to previously purchased tickets, but previously purchased tickets may be transferred to other qualified participants. By submitting your photo and essay for consideration, you agree that you are the author and have necessary rights to grant the Susan B. Anthony Coven #1, Women’s Spirituality Forum, and Goddess Festival permission to use, reproduce, display, and transmit them so that your thoughtful insights may inspire as may women as possible. For full terms and conditions, visit: http://goddess-festival.com/terms-conditions/. To learn more about the Goddess Festival, visit http://goddess-festival.com/.

Photo: “Mezzo Goddess - We sing our dreams into being"
Acrylic painting by Emily Balivet, 2008 (http://www.emilybalivet.com/)

Blog July – Goddess Festival

I confess I have been not writing. Not really. My profession is changing. What i thought was coming a long time, a writers dream to control ones intellectual property, its finally here. We have a Expresso bookstore now, where you can print your own book now while you are still in the bookstore. I have many books slipping between publishers, I am calling out to the universe for volunteer book designers, as a service to get my books into the new generation’s hands.

We moved in our new house and planted roses and apple trees and blueberries, and two grape plants. We still got white sage and blue sage to get in. The avocado tree made it through the winter as a baby, but froze the tips. She has recovered, and next winter we shall cover her up like we have seen other homeowners protect their cherished plants.

Faster then a speeding bullet, the year has gone into a trot and its midyear already. Freak out!

The biannual Goddess Festival (www-goddess-festival.com) is starting up in my house, we began drying the herbs and Cedar and Juniper, shedding in a big bag for the  big rituals, when women get handfuls of it and toss into the fire celebrating themselves and their wish to the universe. Get your reservations now!

Goddess gets to Work
Goddess gets to Work!

We have quite a few registrations already, and more will be coming. In spite of the smaller monies women get, we still managed to make this pilgrimage, this journey to the redwood forest of the ancient giants.

I have a potted forest waiting as well. A rescued group of five redwood young trees; keeping them alive and well until September during the Goddess Festival when we plant them back into the forest.

I think its time we as women make a pledge; lets plant at least one tree every year. Five came first, its a pentagram. I see it as auspicious. Women and Trees!

My newest book is out now! Yay! Goddess gets to Work! Wise, whimsical, witty and when it’s called for, deviously wicked. America’s favorite witch stirs up an empowering brew for working women everywhere. https://www.createspace.com/3897522

If all goes well Bobbie can start making more videos with me. An interactive video showing how to contact and receive a spirit guide for ones Tarot readings. There will be a short little booklet as well… “13 Days to a Tarot Spirit Guide.”

I hope this will speed up the learning curve for many of my students who cannot find time nor patience to memorize the meanings of the cards.

Otherwise, I walk the walk. I laugh at least once a day for NO reason at all. Then I laugh also for reasons, but one cannot depend on them.

I am reading “Lizz Free or Die!” I went to hear her at the Santa Cruz Bookstore, she didn’t go into details, but it was she who has created “The Daily Show” with Jon Stuart. I loved following it in her book, how things just lit up in her talent and she just started performing this as a stand up comic. Later it gelled into the Daily Show. It takes a lot of fateful accidents to make a funny show be born.

I yearn to submerge in natural water, its summer after all. Ocean is ice cold, it has to be a pool. I am in it. Happy summer time!

Goddess! with Dr. Z Budapest

Goddess! with Dr. Z Budapest

MP3 File

May 25 – 27, 2012

Learn from Goddess wisdom grandmothers, one in the flesh and one in the spirit, the Secrets to Manifesting the Goddess in YOU… and create your own Goddess Lifestyle.

Focus the intentions in your life towards creating a better world. Make your dreams and aspirations a reality. It is possible!

Think you need more time, more money, more skills to create what you truly desire? Go deeper with Dr. Z! See that your true potential isn’t rooted in those mundane tokens, but within your inner-Goddess.

Dr. Z Budapest will facilitate your journey towards manifesting your most important plans and dreams, clear obstacles from your path and tapping your own Goddess reservoir of limitless spiritual possibilities. Embrace your inner Goddess and experience a more complete life filled with experiences from your own true abundant nature.

Dr. Merlin Stone will reach out to you from the other side of spirit’s existence. Our foremother, Merlin Stone, has not left us. Her memory lives in the Wise Women Center’s land where she used to teach. She will be able to open our deep minds and hearts to the treasures of our glorious past as women. Merlin’s spirit lives in each of us!

If you know where you come from, you know where you’re going. It’s crucial to our divine past. Self-esteem cannot be tended without knowledge of our divine past.

Clear the obstacles from your Goddess path.
And from chaos She led us by the hand….

Weekend Intensive Workshop with Dr. Z Budapest
Noon on May 25th until May 27th 2:30 pm

Find out more & register for Goddess! with Dr. Z Budapest

This three day intensive is taught at the Wise Woman Center in Woodstock NY. Regstration includes lodging, meals, instruction, and rituals. Intensive begins at noon on Friday and ends at 4pm on Sunday.

Weekend: $500.

Register online
or via mail, to:
Wise Woman Center
PO Box 64 Woodstock NY 12498

REGISTRATION POLICY: Once you register we will send you a map and further details.

REFUND POLICY: If you cancel more than two weeks (15 days or more) before the workshop, we are able to offer you a full refund minus a $25 office fee. If you cancel within two weeks (14 days or less) of the workshop, we will be happy to apply your payment (minus a $25 office fee) to any other class at the Wise Woman Center. No show; no refund; non-negotiable. You may transfer your payment to another person at any time, no extra charge.

CONTACT US: Wise Woman Center PO Box 64 Woodstock NY 12498 E-MAIL: susunweed@herbshealing.com

 

Teleseminar with Z Budapest and Susun Weed

Manifesting the Goddess in YOU
Teleseminar with Z Budapest and Susun Weed
March 19th, 2012 – 9:15pm ESTRegister Now for this complimentary Teleseminar

 

Focus the intentions in your life towards creating a better world. Make your dreams and aspirations a reality. It is possible!

If you know where you come from, you know where you’re going. It’s crucial to our divine past. Self-esteem cannot be tended without knowledge of our divine past.

Join Z Budapest for this free teleseminar as she discusses claiming your divine spiritual origin as a woman and clearing the obstacles from your Goddess path.

Susun’s gift to you: Get 15 percent off all of Z’s books at The Wise Woman Bookshop. Just add any of Z’s books to your shopping cart and use coupon code: zb15 in the blue redeem box for this special discount, good through April 1st, 2012.

 

Register Here for Z Budapest’s Teleseminar

 

Interested in diving even deeper? Join Z Budapest at the Wise Woman Center

 
May 25th – May 27th, 2012 – Manifesting the Goddess Intensive with Z Budapest

 

Learn from two Goddess wisdom grandmothers, one in the flesh and one in the spirit, the Secrets to Manifesting the Goddess in YOU… and create your own Goddess Lifestyle.

Focus the intentions in your life towards creating a better world. Make your dreams and aspirations a reality. It is possible!

Think you need more time, more money, more skills to create what you truly desire? Go deeper with Dr. Z! See that your true potential isn’t rooted in those mundane tokens, but within your inner-Goddess.

 

Explore More Here

Dr. Z Budapest will facilitate your journey towards manifesting your most important plans and

dreams, clear obstacles from your path and tapping your own Goddess reservoir of limitless spiritual possibilities. Embrace your inner Goddess and experience a more complete life filled with experiences from your own true abundant nature.

Dr. Merlin Stone will reach out to you from the other side of spirit’s existence. Our foremother, Merlin Stone, has not left us. Her memory lives in the Wise Women Center’s land where she used to teach. She will be able to open our deep minds and hearts to the treasures of our glorious past as women. Merlin’s spirit lives in each of us!

If you know where you come from, you know where you’re going. It’s crucial to our divine past. Self-esteem cannot be tended without knowledge of our divine past.

Clear the obstacles from your Goddess path.

Shift yourself into a space of true love, divine Goddess source and your soul’s inner calling… Join us Goddess!

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Zsuzsanna “Z” Budapest, D.Min (h.c.), is the founding mother of the Women’s Spirituality Movement. Z founded the Goddess College, an online school for the Dianic tradition and Goddess studies for women.

She authored nine books embracing spirituality; including The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries, Grandmother Moon, Celestial Wisdom and Summoning the Fates. She has appeared on several TV shows and documentaries, as well as hosting her own show, 13th Heaven.

Through her non-profit organization, Women’s Spirituality Forum, Z’s vision for the future is that of peace and abundance, expressed in female values, to dominate the world’s consciousness.

A Religion of Her Own

A happy and prosperous springtime to you! This is our annual fundraiser letter for the Women’s Spirituality Forum.Let’s talk about the origins of March 8th our big internationally acknowledged Holyday of Women on Earth; International Women’s Day.

In 1857, the garment and textile workers of the United Sates organized themselves into a political movement. What woke up the Sleeping Giant… the women’s collective consciousness that time?

It was the devastating fire in a sweatshop in New York. The fire broke out, but there were no fire escapes. The doors were locked. The women started jumping out of the windows and died on the streets. Hundreds of women died, adults and children workers alike.

This infuriated the American women and men. From this time on it was law to have fire escapes on all buildings in the City. This was the first step to organize the Labor Movement and to set safety measures in place.

As Dianics, we remember this big fire every year and say a prayer for those who lost their lives in it.

Big fire going on now, but on a religious level. This is the political fire… backlash fire disguised as Christian values. It is also the old gender wars. Men talking smack against women. The Rush Limbaugh mentality is the voice of the Republican Party, which is anti-choice; gross to women yet pro-porn.

I am quoting Bob Cesca from the Huffington Post:

Well before these new laws were introduced, including the personhood laws dictating that life begins at conception and therefore outlawing many forms of birth control, hundreds of women across the country were convicted and sent to prison because they had miscarriages. More than 300 women in South Carolina. 40 women in Alabama. Illinois prosecuted a woman for manslaughter after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. As of June, 38 states had passed “fetal homicide” laws. The consequences? Pregnant women who are suffering from drug addiction or mental illnesses are afraid to seek prenatal medical attention for fear of being arrested. It’s increasingly evident that being pregnant and in distress is almost as bad as being an illegal immigrant in America. 

Not a single male god religion came to the defense of the women. No bishops used their influence to speak up for women. No priests marched against the Establishment who wanted women humiliated and punished for getting pregnant. There is even a fight against birth control.

Only the feminist witches raised their voices in print and prayers. The feminists put up an intelligent young speaker Ms.Fluke to present the women’s health issues involved. The reaction to her calm presentation was a virulent personal attack. This too was an eye opener for millions of women.

We have consistently spoken out in defense of our rights to our own bodies and souls. Women must have a religion on their own. This spirituality is not centralized, but allowed to flourish in its rich variety.  We must survive and we need to be supported. Without knowing who we are as women, what glorious sacrifices have already been made for us, our self-esteem rises or falls.

We teach you these wonderful achievements, we bring the foremothers to your awareness, we continue to hold the flame for the Women’s Mysteries. This is the religion of her own.

You have the Women’s Spirituality Movement; Goddess centered Women’s Mysteries. For the past 40 years, we have organized Women’s Spirituality events, conferences, festivals, workshops and conducted Women’s Sacred Circles. I was our principal philanthropist. I worked for free for many years, leading the circles, using my own money for down payments to rent our camps for worship. I am now a Crone. Its your turn to foot the bill for this audacious historical enterprise. Step up and be a Hera!

Those who attended paid their way, so we could continue. We need donors, generous angels and a couple of mighty Queens with money to give.

The Goddess is you!

In order to run a non-profit there is a lot of expense involved. We don’t have superpacs. We need more supporters. Education of women and girls through our work is a unique cultural thread. Nobody else is doing this Internationally as we have done. All women benefit when their self-esteem is high. We have changed thousands of live’s for the better.

Through the decades, Women’s Mysteries has been under attack by those who like to trash women. But we stood united, in solidarity and kept the flame of the Women’s Mysteries burning bright. Women must have their own religion. We have to have our own well tended values. Otherwise a male centered religion will take away your constitutional rights from owning your body, your reproductive freedom, and your soul.

Not every woman is dirt poor, I say bless you in whatever help you can lend the Women’s Spirituality Movement. But if you are one of those lucky women who owns or controls wealth, this is your time to rise to the occasion. These are the times we set our future in place in this new century. How bad must things get for our wealthier sisters to open their check book? Only when a personal bad happens, and you suddenly wake up and realize that you are no longer safe either?  Please don’t wait that long. Do it now. On this International Women’s Day. Make a herstorical gift to the Women’s Spirituality Forum.

May abundance come to you and may you fare well in all your affairs. Blessed be.

Zsuzsanna Emese Budapest
High priestess, writer, psychic and revolutionery Crone.