Summoning the Fates: A Guide to Destiny and Sacred Transformation

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 268 pages
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During the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Z. Budapest narrowly escaped a massacre. Was it chance that spared her life, or destiny?
Budapest, a pioneer of the women''s spirituality movement, introduces us to the three Fates that rule our lives. Not even the gods and goddesses can escape these raw forces of nature presiding over the past, present, and future. Budapest uses fairy tales, historical lore, and personal anecdotes to describe the three sacred sisters who are especially active during our thirty-year life cycles: Urdh (youth), Verdandi (adulthood), and Skuld (the crone years).
Want a taste of the cosmic soup bubbling in Fate''s cauldron? Budapest also offers heartfelt advice, exercises, and rituals to help you connect with the Fates and embrace your own unique destiny.
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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Circles Within Circles 1
Entering the World 29
Urdh 49
Just Another Learning Experience 74
First Saturn Return 83
Verdandi 97
Pretty Maid Ibronka 123
Chiron and the Second Saturn Return 133
Skuld 147
The Tree of Life Under Her Window 179
Divination 199
The Big Web 217
Waking the Sleeping Giant 247
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Zsuzsanna E. Budapest (San Francisco) 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.

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