ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Published Author, B. Melusine Mihaltses, is a Goddess Priestess, artist, writer, certified life coach and a classically trained singer; holding both a Bachelors and a Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy. From an early age she expressed and exemplified a passionate creative, artistic soul and her spirituality has always been rooted and deeply intertwined in her numerous creative expressions. She is a Priestess of the Sacred Feminine, dedicated to the intense study of various Goddesses from different pantheons and her commitment to understanding their positive influence on “Wombmyn” is evident in her work.
As founder and Priestess of “Grove Of The Feminine Divine,” an all-women’s Goddess group in Texas, she has been an active promoter of women’s empowerment and an advocate for women reclaiming their power and returning to their Goddess lineage. Monthly, she organizes beautiful gatherings in her home temple to encourage sisterhood, commemorate the changing seasons and honor various, notable deities, significant in every woman’s journey. These celebratory gatherings are a testament of her love and devotion to her gender’s empowerment and the immortal Sacred Feminine. She shares her vast research on Goddess mythologies, her creative expressions and her unique journey as a Priestess in her published books, available on Amazon; “Gathering for Goddess, a Complete Manual for Priestessing Women’s Circles,” “Living Goddess Spirituality, a Feminine Divine Priestessing Handbook,” and "Goddess Grimoire Journal, a Collection of Simple Prose and Spells.” She is also the creator of a beautiful 70x card Oracle deck and guide book that features her own unique artworks titled, “Feminine Divine Works Intuitive Oracle.” Her latest book is being released in the Fall of 2014 titled, “The Spellcrafting Coach, A Metaphysical Guide to Revamp your Life.” You can also learn more about B.Melusine Mihaltses and her creations at www.Femininedivineworks.com.
Growing up in New York City afforded her many opportunities for Spiritual growth and knowledge. She was exposed to numerous learning venues, women’s circles and greater opportunities to further her occult studies. In these numerous wommin circles, B. Melusine unearth great magick, empowerment, healing, sisterhood and an ancient way of being that resonated deeply with her core beliefs. A student at The Source of Life and at the New York Open Center, she studied tarot with renowned psychic/tarot reader Patti Canova. She also participated in numerous seminars on spiritual matters, drumming circles and rituals. She participated in open Sabbat rituals held by thealogian Susan Marie Hellerer, DMIV, lectures by Margot Adler, author of “Drawing Down the Moon” and Phyllis Currott, author of “Book of Shadows“ & “Witch Crafting” and HP of Temple of Ara. At the Learning Annex she took classes on traditional magick, tarot and participated in lectures and rituals held by Donna Limoge, co-author of “Sexual Bewitchery and other Ancient Feminine Wiles.” She was part of a yearlong Pagan Grove study, at New York City’s emblematic “Enchantments, Inc.” and at the Zodiac Lounge, on the upper Westside, she was a member of The Zodiac Lounge Women’s Circle, an all-female Goddess centered group led by High Priestess Jezibell. At “Crystal Quilt,” in Manhattan, N.Y.C. she participated in a weekly, all female circle, advocating the tradition of–“Wise-Woman Healing Ways” and it was facilitated by Robin Rose Bennett, a well-known Herbologist, student of Susun Weed, Green-Witch and author of “Healing Magic; A Greenwitch’s Guide Book.” It was in these early precious Wommin’s circles, amongst some of the most amazing powerful teachers and sisters (“all of us were hungry for wisdom, healing and knowledge,” she remembers) that her life started to shift in ways she had not anticipated. These circles along with the numerous female centered Goddess literatures she was being exposed to like; Shekhinah Mountainwater, Z.Budapest, Marion Weinstein, Ffiona Morgan, Diane Stein, all sparked a greater interest in Women’s spirituality. These early Goddess and wommin centered groups enriched her life greatly and in the presence of such great teachers, facilitators and priestesses, she was privileged to learn a great deal about how to formulate groups & ritual circles that nurture Women’s spirituality.
Mrs. Mihaltses continues to extended her understanding of Women's ritual arts by participated in several Goddess Gatherings sojourns; traveling to San Jose California, to attend the 2008 Goddess Gathering, where she finally met and was initiated by beloved founder of the Feminist Dianic Wiccan tradition,Z. Budapest. The following year, she traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to attend yet another important Dianic event. This time, B. Melusine partook of Dianic Author and songstress, Ruth Barrett’s "Daughter of Diana." She attended this annual Goddess Gathering and here, she continued to expand her ritual experiences and knowledge of Goddess and Women Spirituality. In the autumn of 2013, B. Melusine Mihaltses was a workshop presenter for Goddess Spirit Rising, 2013 International Goddess Conference, held in Malibu, California. Early summer of 2013, B. Melusine Mihaltses was the recipient of “The Shift Network Team Scholarship” for additional studies on Women Leadership and Spirituality. This scholarship was offered to her for participation and further course studies in the, “Soulful Women Rising, Living your Soul’s calling to Co-create a New World,” taught by Devaa Haley Mitchell and Elayne Kalila Doughty, the founders of, “Inspiring Women Summit.” With this training she intends to enhance her work as a Priestess and Life coach for women and hopes to be of greater service in her Spirituality community.
As a Goddess Gathering Women’s group Facilitator, she incorporates her training as a Certified Life Coach to empower women. Her mission in life is to fully support women to reshape their lives and reclaim their inherent gifts through a more Feminine exalting tradition found in Goddess Spirituality. A native New Yorker, she is mother of three, handfasted and married for over fifteen years and now making her home in the south of Texas. Along with her published books, you can also find her unique Goddess creations and Intuit Art at, http://www.femininedivineworks.com.