The Worker's Cauldron

Witchcraft and Women's Liberation Part 2: The Susan B. Anthony Coven no. 1

January 25, 2024 David Roddy& Mercedas Castillo Season 5 Episode 7
The Worker's Cauldron
Witchcraft and Women's Liberation Part 2: The Susan B. Anthony Coven no. 1
Show Notes

On this episode of The Workers Cauldron, we discuss the schism between radical and cultural feminists in the 1970s. We focus on the life and works of Z Budapest, who founded the Susan B. Anthony Coven no. 1 in 1970, the first of many covens devoted to what she termed “Dianic Wicca.” This reformulation of Wicca was staunchly feminist and believed men could only be initiated into the craft when true gender equality was won.

Sources:

Cynthia Eller,
Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America

Alice Echols, Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975

Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today

Kristy S. Coleman, Re-riting Woman: Dianic Wicca and the Feminine Divine

Julia Kubula, Teaching “Bad Feminism”: Mary Daly and the Legacy of ’70s Lesbian-Feminism

Shai Feraro,
“The Goddess is Alive. Magic is Afoot.”: Radical and Cultural Feminist Influences on Z Budapest’s Dianic Witchcraft During the 1970s–1980s

Zsuzsanna E. Budapest, My Dark Sordid Past As A Heterosexual: First Destiny


Deborah Netburn, This feminist witch introduced California to Goddess worship

Roz Kaveney,
Why won't pagans accept trans women?

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