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August 2010

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Hi Susun,
I am interested in the study of herbalism.…I am writing to you to let you know that although I have no training, I am passionate about starting the process of these life long classes. I have to start somewhere and I have heard wonderful things about you...Thank you for being so intense and passionate and spreading your wisdom to those in need. Hope to meet you soon.

Thank you,


Hi Susun,

Just finished your book about breast health (and have read your others
over the years). I had a "Breast Friends Party" last week; after I
was diagnosed with stage 2+, invasive, lobular breast cancer. A good
friend brought your book, another good friend, came
and brought her great smile and warm embrace.
The love, the good wishes, the prayers and kind thought of others are
more powerful than cancer, and more powerful than chemo.

Yours in spirit,


I have not been able to sleep much since I meet you on Aug 21st.
I know what I must do. I want to learn how to live in the green goddess
tradition. I have always had a deep connection with mother earth and all
she gives. When you start up the one weekend per month workshop please
let me know.

Thanks again
Green Blessing. Diana



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Hi Susun
I have started my herbal infusions. I started on Monday
making the nettle and oat straw. Not bad! I am currently enjoying the
comfrey. I added fresh mint. I am so thankful you came into my life at
this juncture. I am a hardworking RN on a mother/baby unit. I hope to
attend more workshops with Susan. I would also like to know when the
next live out apprentice schedule will be posted?

Thanks Susun you are an



I came across Juliette De Bairacli's work when I was living in France, in
the early 90's. My dog had a genetic disorder, which meant warts were
growing on his gums, causing him a certain degree of discomfort.
After consulting a vet, who suggested surgery, a friend recommended I turn
to herbal/alternative remedies. In Juliette's book she recommended finely
chopped dandelion leaves, which after a week, worked, the warts never
returned. Ultimately, years later one of my dog's pups contracted the same
disease, which I successfully treated. A big thank you to her, for sharing
her knowledge with the world.



Hello Susun,

I am Stephanie. I was introduced to your books and I was highly inspired. It’s beautiful to know of the people on this gorgeous green earth who respect mother nature and uses it for its advantages- and not weaknesses.

I’m looking forward to learning more about you, and your work.



Dear Susun,

You are my online mentor
I happened into your website while researching herbs, and I never stopped following you on line.....thank you so much for all the "green blessings" you share......
I now reside in Italy (4 months ago I moved from Los Angeles to Italy) and spend some time daily online to learn from you....just made some pine needle vinegar (although I did not use apple cider) sigh!

You are such a source of information for me.....my green sorceress!!!
Thank you for all that you do!



Hello Susun!

A friend just told me about you this evening, and I believe I can learn a lot from you!




Hi Susun,

thank you I have admired you for a very long time and have the same beliefs. Thanks!



Hello Susun

I have read your books and love your work.



You're an inspiration, Susun :)

Blessings to you!


Hi Susun from a fellow herbalist/homeopath…

love your outlook on plant healing.


Taking your herbal infusion course.
I am on your fan page and can't wait to get one of your books. Loved the interview last night. It cleared up several questions I had.




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Hello Susun

I have watched your videos all night and am taken by your wisdom and words. I love the fact that you share your world and your world is healing and helping. Many kind

regards, Rocky



I'd love to connect with you and your wisdom some more. I love your life's work.




Have loved your work for decades! Never met when I lived in Woodstock in the mid 80's - someday perhaps… A visit would be sublime!

Namaste ~



Susun, have used your books for years.



Long distance fan and friend.

Peace & joy,



I cherish your books and use them for reference in my life and my work as a massage therapist and birth doula.




Hi Susun,

You seem like a woman I would like to know…..
Finally doing the Priestess Path training this fall. Was at Daughters of the Earth which was inspiring & nourishing.




Radiant. Enjoyed your presence at SEWHC last year.




Hi Susun :)
I enjoy your teachings...books and work :)

Love and Light ♥



I have learned so much from your books. Thank you for helping us to remember that which we have forgotten.



Hey just wanted to share with u I followed your knowledge from your book wise women of childbearing years...i had a fantastic pregnancy…

Thanks so much
~ Annette



Good Evening,

I will like to express my gratitude of receiving
'' Kitchen Witches '' ~ is a lovely book ... I love to cook .. I been blessed with a gift of cooking from my grandmother and food makes me so happy :~))))

Thank You very much
~ Sending Peace, Love, and Light and many, many, Blessings !


Dear Susun,

I want to thank you for your medicine Woman books. I have used your advice from every one of them through the years. I am now in the Crone Stages of my Life and still use the Menopausal Years book. I plan on buying the newest versions of your other books for my children as they start their Families and need advice from a Wise Woman, especially with their children.

Again, thank-you!

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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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