Dianic High Priestess Zsuzsanna Budapest
Z Budapest ~ Later Career
Budapest ‘s first book, The Feminist Book of Light and Shadows (1974), was later expanded upon and retitled to The Holy Book Of Women's Mysteries. This book was followed by The Grandmother of Time, Grandmother Moon, Goddess In The Office, Goddess in the Bedroom, Celestial Wisdom (co-authored with Diana L. Paxson) and Summoning the Fates.
Z. Budapest has published ten books, one play, and several CDs and videos, all dealing with the topic of Women’s Spirituality. Budapest produced a major documentary called "Gathering the Goddesses" which shows viewers some basics of Women’s Spirituality.
Budapest was responsible for the conception and formation of the “Take Back the Night” Movement in Southern California, as well as organizing the street marches.
Z Budapest has garnered a reputation for not being afraid to hex. She says, "If you can't hex, you can't heal."
She has famously gathered her coven to hex the "Freeway Rapist" in Southern California in 1974, David Duke in New Orleans, the Trailside Killer in the Bay Area in 1980, and most recently hexed a gang of rapists in Richmond, CA, who brutally beat and raped a woman leaving her to die of exposure and injuries in the dead of winter (2008). This last time, she was joined by women and men all over the world participating in the hex simultaneously. In each of these instances, the criminals were apprehended. In the case of David Duke, racist, and a former head of the Ku Klux Klan, his notoriety almost immediately left him and he lost the power and sway he had in politics. 
Today Budapest lives in Oakland, California, where she gives workshops, lectures and continues to write. Budapest is the founder of the Women's Spirituality Forum, a not-for-profit organization which promotes women's spirituality globally. She applied as the first nonprofit Dianic Wicca religious organization. She has been syndicated by the San Francisco Examiner and its 110 affiliates as their writer representing pagan religions.
Budapest has a page on Facebook and MySpace, as well as Twitter.
Her second marriage, in September 2008, is to her life-partner Bobbie Grennier.
For more information, visit Z Budapest's website www.ZBudapest.com
1. “Fly By Night, The Autobiography of Zsuzsanna Budapest” on disk" The Early Years." Published by the Women’s Spirituality Forum in 2008.