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December 2006

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dear susun,

i'm reading your breast book. it gives me faith!!!!



Dear Susun,

I totally love your website and articles. I am going to the health food store tomorrow so I can make some nettle, oatstraw and dandelion tea!
…Thanks ever so much!



Dear Susun,

I have your fabulous books (Menopause and the Childbearing Year). …
Thank you for your huge contribution to women!




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Juliette de Bairacli Levy has been an inspiration to me. I consider her to
be a quite remarkable woman who has lived a life true to her instincts and
beliefs. Women such as Juliette are few and far between and for me she has
been a shining light along the way. I would love to read more about her and
would be happy to read stories by her daughter too. I live in Western
Australia where herbal mentors are few and far between and encouragement is
so necessary.

Thank you for bringing these books back in to print.

In herbal times.




Dear Susun;

Thank you for your sensible, logical, rationale, loving work and advice to others (especially me,who needed a little "do less and trust in nature" approach right now.) I've read you a few times in Sage Woman lately (Mainly referencing Greek mytholgy) -- you are cautious and wise. I will be looking for your books.
In peace




I am very interested in studying and learning everything you have to offer.

….thank you



Hi Susun,

I would like to receive your newletter. I am trying the comfrey oil for
vaginal dryness (2 days in) and I already feel younger and more vital.
Thanks for your work.




Dear Susun Weed,

Your website and articles are inspirational and very useful to us. I would
love to receive your newletter.
Love, Peace, and Happy Fall,




Hello Ms. Weed:

I've been reading all about you all over the Internet ever since I seem to
have headed into perimenopause, the last 4 - 6 months. Thanks for all the
very useful info!


Thanks for any info, and thank you in general for the education and wisdom
offered to women on all these different herbs. It's so helpful. I've seen
docs re: perimenopause stuff, seeking their help, and let me tell you, they know next
to nothing! Once again proving to me that the medical establisment, by and
large seems to know very little about women's bodies!

Luckily, we have each other!

Thanks again.





Hi Susun,

I wanted to send you a message to say Thank you for coming to Baltimore on the 9th. It was very rewarding for me. I look forward to reading your book and learning about more ways to care for myself. Thank you for being you and sharing your knowledge with people.




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hello susun weed-

i write to thank you for all of the work you have put in to relieving the HOT suffering of we women in menopause. i know suffering is a big word, but i was so miserable for the first year. In 2002, upon a visit to my sister in new zealand, a naturopath recommended your book to me - vous la. i put together an herbal regime that was customized to my symptoms and i gave it a good 4 months. it happened, it really did happen - my symptoms decreased by 70% and sometimes i have 90% abatement of symptoms! i have gifted your book to many women.
from my very cooled down self - thank you.

peace, lori




I want to thank Susun Weed for all her insight. She really
has no idea how much she has helped me and I will get her books as I am truly interested. I believe that Susun Weed truly helps others as well as myself.



Darling Susun,

I'm a huge fan and have all of your books and recommend them to all my clients. …
Love and light,




Dear Susun,

Thank you for your wisdom, humor, and graciousness during the Green Nations
Gathering. I came home with many stories of the wonders of the weekend, but
none more so than your course on motherwort.

It occurs to me that this herb is well symbolized by the Strength tarot card
in the Rider Waite deck and interestingly, it is a woman taming a lion.

I do not live so far away from your center and will certainly make
it a priority to partake again of the knowledge you share so willingly.

Blessed be,



Hi there,

I've been an avid fan of yours for several years now and posess several of your books. …
thanks very much for the wonderful books and site - I know I am one among many who appreciates them!




Dear Susun,

I just found your website, and feel very inspired. Thank you!




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…Thank you for your beautiful work I have lost your books on my travels and
look forward to having them again.





I just want to say I loved your reply about Eos. Your wisdom was
apparent, and you repectfully set the record straight.
I applaud all that you do and wish I had discovered you sooner.
Becasue of your article, "Energy & the Stamina of the Wise Woman," I have
vowed to get off my decaf coffee once and for all. It's so bad for me and I
have weaned myself off it a dozen times in my life. Even though I do yoga
and meditate, I would go back to the coffee for energy. It really saps
energy though in the long run and upsets my stomach as well.
Thank you for all you do. I hope to meet you in person one day.

Best Blessings~


please add me to your e-mail list. i am ectremely interested in your work!




Hello Susun,

I own some of your publications and think you are wonderful...
Blessings and Much Thanks,





I have been so pleased to explore your website! I have kept dogeared my copy of Herbs for the Childbearing Year, and would love to subscribe to the mailing list. Please add my contact info.

Yours in leaves,


Hi Susun,
I have been looking over your site. I am loving what I have found. I deeply want to
learn herbalism.



Hi Susun,

I have heard of you for a long time, respect you, and have found looking at your books helpful.

Thank you,



Dear Susun,

I read your book on Wise Woman Herbal for Childbearing years and used some of your recommendations while I was pregnant, which really helped (i.e. I used yellow dock tea for my iron deficiency and different tonic teas). …




Hi Susun,

Please put me on your mailing list. I have so much enjoyed your books and keep ordering them because I give them away! I have used your books to get through miscarriages, pregnancy, nursing for 3 yrs and now menopause (the motherwort works great). Thanks to you I have been growing my own Echinacea and making tincture for 8 yrs now! I was so delighted to see you have web site.

Do you ever come to N. California for talks? I teach a community college class on converting to native landscapes. A few weeks ago, when I mentioned yarrows calming effects during menopause, several of the students lunged for it! So I am forwarding your web site to them too! Yarrow can be used as a lawn substitute! Thanks for your great work!

Sincerely, --Louann



Dear Susun,

I am one of your biggest fans. Some 20 years ago I lived in Saugerites and
took some winter remedy classes with you. I have since moved our family to
Sebastopo, bought all your books and USE them and continue to pass you ever
so wonderful work to friends in need.

Thank you for your love of Our Mother Earth and All that lives upon Her.



I am mesmerised by your site.

I can't even remember why I was refered over to it. I wasn't able to read all the stories and take all the courses! Maybe, I'll be able to afford the basic ABC's next year. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Please include me on your mailing list.




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green blessings to all!

i am writing because i would like to receive the ezine.
thanks for doing all that you do to educate the public on real medicine.




Hope you are having a wonderful day. …..

I have read your book, Herbal for the Childbearing Year several times …. Thank you so very much and thank you for all of your wisdom!




Dear Susun,

First, I'd like to say 'thank you' for writing your books which have been very timely in arriving and becoming part of my life. I have three of them, and am still waiting for the child bearing one to arrive soon from a used books store.




Hi Susun,

~ First I'd like to say how much I appreciate your website & books. You are a wealth of good information. …

Peace & Blessings,




I just put my name to be placed on your mailing list. I have read The New Menopausal Years, The Wise Woman's Way until it is falling apart. It has helped me many, many times.

…. I want to come to Woodstock in the spring for any/all of the workshops I saw listed.

Thank you.



I love and appreciate your work and hope to learn much.





I love Susun Weed and everything she teaches! If I could subscribe to the newsletter, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Brightest Blessings,




Hello Susun,

Having never communicated with you before, I really want to let you know that I appreciate your teachings, they are very wholesome and grounding. I initially discovered your site last year while searching for information about moonlodges and moon rituals. After having read The Red Tent I knew this was something I wanted to look into!
Earlier this year, I read your books whilst bedridden with a spinal fracture. I was looking for natural ways to nourish and support my body through the healing process. They were great companions…

So far I have experimented with herbal infusions, trying oatstraw, nettle, red clover and calendula (in combinations). But I would like to follow your recommendation of using the herbs in simples, this makes sense to me ... I am learning and enthusiastic!

Thank you so much for all you share, kind regards,




…. as I'm very happy that I found your website and finding something other than antibiotics.

Thank you very much,

Dear Susun,

I've recently purchased your book on menopause and I am finding it very informative. I'm 55 and going into my change. I'm learning from your book …

Thank you,



Hi there-

I am 6 months pregnant and have been drinking 'pregnancy tea' daily. …
Thanks for the great book and the great site. So exciting to have such wonderful advise out there!



Greetings Susun,

I heard you tell the story of Inanna several years ago at the Woman's Herbal Conference. I love the way you tell it. You are a wonderful storyteller. …




Hi all

I'm from New Zealand, and am a big fan of all you wonderful ladies. Would love to recieve this ezine what an awesome thing to get when you log on.
Keep up the inspirational work



Hi Susun

I love what I am finding on your website, a wealth of information & peace & calmness.
Please include me in your mailing list.

Thank you.


Dear Susun:

I just wanted to say hello and let you know how much I enjoyed the Moon
Lodge I attended back in August… I certainly to enjoy reading your wonderful web
site and sort of keeping up with things that way… I will keep
in touch. I want to let you know again what a great experience the moon
lodge was, and when I have the free time to make a commitment I will get
back in touch with you.

Sincerely, Valerie


…Thank you for your incredible service for women!



Hi Susun

I would love to be sent your newsletter. Everything you stand for rings so
true for my newly found spirit.

After feeling lost my whole life and then embarking on many journeys,
physically and spiritually and then reading your words.....I cried with
contentment for the first time. I truly knew once and for all that I am a
wild woman learning to also be wise. I am not alone. Thank the mother that
there are so many gorgeous women out there.

Thanks for giving me the confidence to wear my rebelious nature with pride.



I'd like to be included in the wise woman ezine, please!
… I look to Susun as the comfrey guru to lend some insight into this for us raw food folk.
Many blades of grass in advance!




What can I say? Every time I read in the books I am more and more excited about meeting people that are like the author. It has helped to see this wonderful attitude on existence.

Thank you for this. Allison


Thank you so much for the priviledge of being added to your mailing list.
Have attended a few workshops.....love them and you!



Hello Susun

First I would like to thank you so much for your book on Breast Cancer.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago and have been using your
book every day to find my way through…



Hello Susun & Co

I'd very much like to be on your mailing list.
Thank you very much.
from former student & always admiring,



dear susun weed,

i just wanted to say thank you for everything you do.
i have your Wise Woman Herbal Series and use them so much they look like
they have been through some heavy storms. Your Wise Woman Herbal for the
Childbearing Year was the only literature i read during and after my
pregnancy for my son. it was so helpful to me; that when i hear of one of
my friends getting pregnant, or being pregnant, your book is always my first
gift to them. my local store doesn't even ask me what i am ordering anymore.
they know it is your book.
so thank you for sharing your knowledge…



Thank you for all of your information -- I love your books and give them away as often as possible --

Many blessings -


Thank you for putting info out there to help and address the needs of women
like myself who wish to concieve in there forties. ….

Sincerely, Robin


Thank you and please let Susun know that I think she is a very awesome person.
I have only been to the Wise Woman Center once ( to help on a work day) and found Susun to be an inspiration of how to be an authentic person.

Many blessings to Susun and all of you.
- L


Dear Susun

I just read your Ezine article The Goddess is Alive in Every Woman.
Its beautiful. Thank you for it.

with blessings



I am just writing to let you know that my Wonderful Herbal Healing Book
arrived safely today. A big thank you and an even bigger thank you Susun for signing my book.

Lots of Love and Light to you all


Dear Susun,

I’ve been thinking of you so much the last few months! As I have been developing my own daily protocols and preparing to share them with others who have been asking, the Six Steps of Healing have been an integral part of it all – especially the first four, and mostly, the first and ‘zero point’ step; Do Nothing. Will I ever discover the end to the wisdom in this step?

Thank you!


Please add me! I heard your conference w/John at Learning Herbs and I'm VERY interested in learning more…



Dear Wise Women Friends at Susun Weed's place of learning,

I have much enjoyed using a clay poultice for my lumpy, distended breasts and lymph nodes- applied this poultice three times so far, and the lasting result is a wonderful vibrant, alive, circulating feeling that I sense is just what I need to help my breast(s) clear the stuck-ness they have been experiencing.

many thanks for all your generous offering and inspiration,



I just came across your book menapausal years on vacation and much of what
was written made so much sense to me.

Thanks so much for your books. …Thanks so much for your book. I will be looking foward to buying the "New" one.



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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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