S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high
school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and
artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her
junior year to pursue life.
Susun began studying herbal medicine in 1965
when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter,
Justine Adelaide Swede.
She wrote her first book -- Wise Woman Herbal
for the Childbearing Year (now in its 29th printing)--
in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing
It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised
in 2002), and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman
In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices,
oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students,
coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is
a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood
of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.
Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge
International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer- reviewed
journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column
Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses
herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing,
ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues and her venues
include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer
centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic
training centers, as well as many conferences.
Susun appears on many television and radio
shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.