Bkwyrm reviews The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts … Complete In One Volume by Zsuzanna Budapest in the Occult Book Reviews archive.
Subtitled “Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting, & Other Womanly Arts”. This subtitle gives Z. Budapest’s bias away – she’s a Dianic Witch and a feminist.
There’s a ton of information on her own tradition of Dianic Wicca in this book, including holidays, beliefs, tools, and just about everything else. All of it, however, subject to Budapest’s personal views and opinions. Contains thought-provoking essays, including a whole section on “The Politics of Food”. Budapest includes rituals, meditations, and group-working activities in this book. A useful reference if you’re a Dianic, or interested in Dianic trad. Still a useful reference if you’re a Witch of a different tradition – Z. Budapest is a well-known author, and this book is a good example of why so many people read her work.