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August 2007

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I've read your articles in your website and found them really interesting…
Thank you very much, really.




Very useful resource. THE BEST. I liked your site.




First of all...thanks for the wonderful informative information throughout your website! I so appreciate being able to go to a website whose author I trust.

…Sincerely, Julie



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Hi Susun,

I have purchased your 3 books a couple of times...long story. You helped me
over the phone a few years back when I had a neck tumor - it was caused by
too much estrogen in my body - the pill exacerbated by soy products. The
tumor was succesfully removed.

Thank you, Helen



I read with great interest your latest article in Herbs for Health…

Thank you.



Dear Susun,

I love your website and ezine ... and just bought your book on breast health ... am reading it and am agreeing wholeheartedly with everything I read. There is nothing I have read so far that I don't absolutely feel to be intelligent and true ... thank you !

I am a survivor ... you call it dancing with cancer ... I am winning hands down :)

I opted not to have my breast removed last October, much against the wishes of the surgeon and hospital folks ... I told them to remove the lump and stitch me back up which they did. My breast has healed so well that the medical team have been amazed. You can see no evidence of any surgery whatsoever :) I am a miracle patient. My surgeon was the first to accept, whilst looking at the floor, that I was right ... that my nipple did not need to be removed or my entire breast and that no further surgery would be required ... made me smile :) Spirit told me to tell him not to operate. They did well :)

I did agree to radiation since that felt right, but declined chemo and tamoxifen. Then the hospital talked me into a 10mg dose of tamoxifen for the last couple of months, but it has made me feel terrible ... my eye sight is failing ... it's no small matter ... so I came off the pills about ten days ago, rather by chance since I ran out and my new supply did not arrive in the post ... and was just deciding whether to go back on them when the shipment arrives ... but instead of my Tamoxifen landing in my post box, I got your book ... perfect timing ... there is no way now that I am taking those drugs again. It is clear that your book has replaced them :)

I am too sensitive for drugs. They damage my spirit. I am delighted to be drug free and feel my spirit rising again. I have never been able to swallow a multi-vitamin tablet, so heaven knows what made me think I could swallow Tamoxifen !

Having told my Breast Care Nurse that she is no longer required, your book has now become my new nurse. I already do most of the things in it, but now I shall do them MORE... and in the knowledge that I was absolutely right to fight for my breast ... and absolutely right not to take the chemo and tamoxifen. What a joy to read your words of encouragement - thank you :)

I feel very strong, and I would like to thank you for your part in helping me to feel this way.

My heartfelt love and thanks to you.




Blessings Goddess!

Thanks for the CD! I look forward to listening to it when I am in a relaxed mode and can really enjoy it.

Bless Your Heart!, Tonya



Hello Susun,

I am writing from Switzerland.
I have some questions regarding the Shamanic Herbal apprenticeship with you.
I was so happy, when I learned about your programs on the Lynn Andrews
Sacred Forum (someone posted your website).

When I looked into the details of the program, I loved it so much (herding
the goats !!! I love goats, but I also know what a challenge that is...my
parents have some..), … I never came across someone, whose teaching would touch me so much as did yours and who would offer such a great opportunity for longer term experience. It has been long time since I have been wishing for a female teacher, who would show women the way to her womenhood and its ancient ways of life.

Thank you for listening to me
With love and regards



a beautiful cloudy northwest afternoon to you susun! … i love your books
and am just about ready to set out on yet another new life/death adventure
with your nourishing herbal infusions. the joy, contentment, curiosity, and
wisdom of your ouvre is contagious and i appreciate it so much. i'm mostly
starting the infusions just as a way of living sort of thing

blessings and boundless love


Hi Susun & Green Godesses :)

I am interested in attending the Green Goddess Apprentice Week and want to know if you are still accepting applications.

My goal is to work/learn with You. . . . a Teacher/Mentor who "walks her
talk"; has inspired Me to take action through reading Her books and actively
applying the wisdom within them to help Myself & Others (especially the
Menopausal Years). To experience, express, ommnunicate in new, exciting,
healthy ways with Nature & other Green Goddesses. To be a successful
Mentor/Teacher. "Actions speak louder than words". It is good to know that
You are "fierce" and channel constructively.

Looking forward to hearing from You soon.
Love, Grace & Synchronicity,

P.S. One of My Mentors was Dr. Susan B. Anthony .



Dear, dear Susun,

The CD came last week and I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so very much for
everything. What a wonderful feeling it is to have been part of this

Much Love and Bright Blessings,
Ginger ( aka Peace ~*~ )



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Dear Susun

Peace be unto you. I love your very informative website. I am based in the UK and stumbled across you website. I now have both your books childbearing years and healing wise which have introduced me to herbal remedies which I found tremendously enlightening

- Love & Light



WOW.......you have SO much to offer and I am looking for a 'push' in the right direction.

Your site, seems to offer SO much, and i do not know where to start.



Thank you for your books - I give them to new mothers - (and old)




Hello Susun … ~ your wise words are priceless.

~ Laura




I recently purchased Healing Wise and have been astounded by the information
from the book and this website! … what a fantastic wealth of
information in this site!





I have your menopause book, thank you… thank you for all your wisdom.




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Thank you for your wonderful articles.
I always find something useful in every issue.




My sister introduced me to Susun Weed’s book on childbearing. She spoke of herbs like Red Clover, Chaste tree berry, nettles, and red raspberry leaf tea.
I have struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. My sister spoke of the effects these herbs have on mental clarity as well. I read some of the book and searched on your website briefly. I found the article on Fertility After 40.

Thank you so much for the information on the website. I am really enjoying reading the information. It is a gift to find so much in one place!



Good morning Susun,

I have enjoyed reading some of your books and plan on getting the rest of them in the near future. I am a Reiki Master, but have always also had an intense interest in healing using the natural green plants, or weeds if you like, that grow in our own back yards. I am lucky. I live on a ranch in Wyoming - high country desert, so I have access to a lot of pure weeds. 60 miles from town, 7 miles off the highway so not much pollution like my house in town had.

I am a total beginner, but am so drawn to them. I firmly believe that God/Goddess gave us these plants for a reason and that we can heal any problem if we can just figure out which plants are which, which plants to use and how to use them properly.

I was reading something the other day and it mentioned Green Witch and so I got checking to see what a Green Witch was, because it seems to fit in with my beliefs. While I was surfing the net to find out more about being a Green Witch, I came upon your site.

I am currently planning to take all 4 of your correspondence courses and was just wondering which order would be best…

I appreciate your help and your payment plan and look forward to working with you.

Blessed be, Donna



Dear Susun,

I am 66 years old. Three weeks ago, I had a double mastectomy. I now have your book, “Breast Health” .

Thank you. I love your book.
Warm regards.




I am so glad I discovered your wisdom on tofu. …

With great appreciation and thanks,


Dear Susun,
I was just introduced to your web-site by a friend and found it very informative…

Sincerely, Sandra



congratulations on the new CD---Wonderful!!
thanks so much-----
more later---

Namaste, Lucia



Hello there! I'm very excited to have just discovered you! …
Thanks again!





I was so glad I had the opportunity to meet you and sit in at a couple of
your classes. I really enjoyed them. I will be saving my pennies as I would
love to take your green witch program, I hope one day to visit you at the
wise women center. I would love to see your goats, I use to have goats when
I was a little girl and just love them.

Hope to see you again soon,
Green Blessings,



Dear Susun,

If you remember, we were pondering how to fill a jar with Hypericum buds which have little or no bulk? I inadvertantly solved the problem today. As I was driving home from a swim at the lake around 6PM I came over the top of the hill and noticed quite a bit of Hypericum along the road (It's stretching it to call it a road, believe me! Cow path is more like it!). Whenever I've gathered HP in the evening, I feel that the medicinal quality has faded because my hands don't get purple at that time of night, so I try to do my picking much earlier in the day, preferably around noon or early afternoon. However, since you had shown us how much Hypericin was in the buds yesterday, I came up with a compromise: Pick the fading flowers for bulk, and take the yellow, elongated, next day buds to enhance the hypericin in the fading flowers. Since it's so easy to tell which buds are going to bloom the next day, it's a no-brainer, especially for someone like me, who comes and goes and isn't always there to pick the next day flowers.

So, just picking along the road from about 6:30 to 8PM I managed to fill two whole jars, and my fingers were as purple as if it had been noon time. It's my guess that the oil that comes out of it will be just as red as the oil made from the freshest flowers. This gives me an alternative way to pick in the event that I don't get to HH until evening time on certain days.




You have such a fine site, I wish I was a women ( for a little bit ) so I could come to your divine place, I wish you many happy experiences in your group




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Dear Susun,

I have your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Pregnancy Year, …
Thank you SO much for your time, and your great book!

Best regards,



… Susun's book, Breast cancer? Breast Health! The wise woman way…is one of the best and still is my permanent accompanist!!!

Very kind regards



Hi Susun,

I'm enjoying your books and ezine articles as especially wonderful resources
for my pregnancy (13 weeks). Thank you. I love your work and am grateful for your words.




I'm so glad I signed onto the web site. I subscribe to Herbs for Health and read the article on Susun, I'm fascinated by her and would like to attend a workshop….

Your new green friend Patty.



Hello Susun,

I have used several of your books to guide me through pregnancy, childbirth and general health reference. I know that you have a highly regarded book on breast health…

Blessed Be,




Thank you so much for the "It's Time" Goddess Chants CD. What a treat to
receive this gift!




Thank you for the books. They have arrived and are really wonderful.

… Thanks.



Hello Susun,

I'll start off by saying that I know next to nothing about natural
healing and/or herbs. Although I've always been interested in the healing
properties of local and regional flora, I've never broadened my knowledge
further than mere curiosity. I have a dear friend who lives, what others
may call, an "alternative lifestyle". She is deep into womens health,
spirituality, herbal remedies, etc. On several occasions, she has referred
me to you (your website and books), and I have found the answers to many
questions. …

In speaking with my friend about this problem and asking her if there were
any natural/herbal ways to regulate my cycles and increase fertility, she
put the word out to her drumming circle and other women.

As you've probably guessed, I was referred to your website where I think
I've found the solution to my problem. You mention red clover and it's
properties for regulating cycles and increasing fertility. I've no doubt
that this is exactly what I need to help my situation.

Upon reading this information, I immediately went driving around until I
found a field with lots of this little beauty growing. I picked a very
large amount and have it drying already…

I thank you for your time and wisdom. I really think that red clover
may be the answer that I've been looking for, if only to help regulate and
balance my hormones. Since I've suffered with irregularity since I started
menstruating, it would be a great relief to have some conformity for once.
I hope that you'll be able to help me forge a bit further down the path to satisfying my curiosity of natural remedies. Thank you for your time and wisdom.



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Susun's Biography

Susun 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 in 1986.

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 Way (1996).

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 in Sagewoman.

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.


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