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February 2006

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Dear Susun,

First of all, I am soooo thankful for you. As Olympia Dukakis said on the back cover of your New Menopausal Years, "I'm so glad Susun Weed exists - her work is vitally important." How very much I agree having just started reading this book of yours.

Most sincerely,


Dear Wise Woman Web Team,

I noticed the Wise Woman Herbal Ezine for January in my new mail folder just before leaving for the holidays. I discovered the power of the right moment when all my wishes went directly to my heart.

So I am returning to you all my very best wishes for the new year. May it give you all the joy and power you need for your life and loves and work.
And please give my special thanks and good wishes to Susun who is the "center" of all.
I felt so relieved when I found the Susunweed.com and discovered that there was a whole community of women loving the goddess and the green earth in a way similar to my own. Since then I learned so much and found so much confirmation in your pages!
Susun and you keep "digging" up and sharing so much women treasures lost and hid and destroyed for such a long time.

I always supposed that she was around my own age (born 1949) and am happy to read that she is a little ahead of me, because I hoped and longed (and still do) that she would share too, what she will discover about growing and being old and living with death approaching.

Blessings and love to you and Susun finishing a decade and entering a new one.


Hi Susun,

I have been reading your articles since I was 51 and started the dreaded stage called Menopause, since then I have used the tinctures, and even started making my own. Qualified as a holistic therapist and reiki master. And now teach Belly dance at my local college 4 hours per week.

I have never felt better or more powerful in my life.

I am now 57 and going from strength to strength. Each time I have had a hiccup i.e. having to have a camera for my scrape test Yuk! And being told I have Fibro neuralgia I turn to your site for information on remedies. My kitchen cupboard now has tinctures and herbal teas filling it. I swear by them now. I also use herbal infusions for my hair, which is as thick as ever and although white I keep it tinted with Rosemary and Sage.

I love the site and have told all my friends about it. Ladies at the dance classes ask me so much. I point them in your direction, and have written your site address on my dance cards now. So they have no excuses to suffer in silence as many do.

Many thanks for enlightening me and my life. Now growing older means growing wiser and happier.

I have never danced laughed or loved life so much.


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I have your book on Breast Health and I think it's great!
Thanks for all your wisdom!



Hi Susun,

I am a great fan of yours. I want to attend your workshops, etc. …

Sincerely Yours, Kristin



Dear Susun:

A very happy February 8th birthday to you. Mine is the 9th - and we're one year apart! Enjoy the closure of 60 years of learning and love on this earth, and thank you for all the contributions you have made to wellness.

And, you have been steadfast in your vision to bring holistic healthcare to consciousness, always learning and teaching and giving of yourself. Again thank you, and enjoy your birthday celebration - with the stars, the full Snow Moon - and the quiet of winter magic.

Best wishes,




Last year around this time I was fortunate enough to take my daughter to St. Augustine, FL for her 21st birthday to see Susun Lecture and we really enjoyed that together! I wondered when Susun may be coming this way again?

Also, I have many solitary green witch friends who would love to see Susun lecture in Savannah, GA. -Will she be anywhere near there this year? Thank you for any info.!
As I reflect on the fun I had at Susun's lecture last year..

I am smiling and wanted to pass along an offering to her that might also leave her with a smile.-Please pass it along to her.



World's shortest fairy tale

Once upon a time, a girl asked a guy "Will you marry me?"

The guy said, "No."

And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing,
camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to
cook and did whatever she wanted whenever she wanted.

The end.




thank you for helping facilitate my stay at Laughing Rock this summer. I learn so much. It was a wonderul, heart opening experience.

Thanks a million.
Much love,




I have just found your website and can't stop reading. …Looking forward to your newsletter and reading your books. I am looking to be healthier…. Your website is so fascinating and I am so excited to have found it.

Thanks, Lynnette


Hi Susun,
Thanks for all your great works...

Tia, Los Angeles



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Aloha Susun!

We have been blessed with a new baby girl…. Thank you
for your time and thank you for teaching us all the beautiful wise womyn





I live on the Sunshine Coast in BC, Canada and I enjoyed your book "The Menopausal Years" very much. I have had this book for a few years now tho I am just beginning to go into menopause. I found your site while researching Restless Leg Syndrome which I have had in varying degrees since childhood. It has been worse in the last few months and I am now brewing some nettle and oatstraw tea. I very much appreciate your natural remedies.

Thank you


…. Thank you for all your work and love Its refreshing.




Hi Susun,

I have read 3 of your books and find them all very imformative…

Many thanks
Melbourne Australia




Please send me newsletters.
I am a yoga instructor, doula, midwife assistant, and belly dance instructor. I share wisdom with other women, especially what I have learned from Susun's books and workshops!!

Thanks, Lori



Susun and friends, this is such a beautiful website!!!! What a joy to just wander around, thanks for the stardust!!

…. I love you's all and thanks for lightening up the universe.
Anna Marie



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Dear Susun
I am emailing from Australia, thank you so much for your insightful and
extremely useful books….

Kind regards





I linked into your website this morning. What a great community you have formed! I had to forward the link to my wife.

I love the feel of the site and the forum. I was a lurking male for awhile on the forum, as I have always found it is educational to hear what women are discussing so I can better understand my wife. It works.

Many blessings to you!


I am being treated for breast cancer at the moment and I would like to say thank you for all the support I've had from Susun's books. I have them all and have had great pleasure and support from them in the past for myself, family and friends. But with the cancer it was a special place for me to go to where my mindset and sensibilities were completely welcomed. Breast Cancer? Breast Health! has helped me enormously.

Please thank Susun and give her a big hug from this proud Amazon!
with love to you all, you're doing great things for women's health and well-being,



Susun I saw you at an herb fest some years ago in Iowa. I still carry your message from that time. …


Hi Susun,

I was at the workshop you did in November in Costa Mesa with Kristen.
I have been enjoying my infusions. …

Blessings -Helena


Thank you Susun,

i am thrilled to have learned of you and your shamanic healing plants as i too am Choctaw heritage through my grandfather. I started drinking the stinging nettle infusions and my skin is looking better today.wow, thank you and blessings,…

Many thanks to you and mother earth,



I hope you are having a peaceful and productive winter.

…. I hope you have a wonderful birthday in

Much love & hugs, Penny



hi susun...
you've been a big influence on me over the years...thank you for
all your writing...i found you when i lived in the early 90's in upstate new
york, over by monticello...now i'm back in the bay area in california...

...i've been really enjoying following your advice on infusions and make them almost every day...i've been rotating nettles, oat straw, comfrey and red clover as infusions for several weeks now...usually ingesting a quart a day...

thank you so much for all you do.




I have a number of your books and I think that they are fantastic! I know that you were working on a book on how to keep the uterus, ovaries, etc. healthy. I am wondering if you are still working on that book and if so when it might come out. Thank you very much and keep up the good work.




Hi -

I am interested in work/study with you…
I am a tarot reader and budding astrologer being called to live the simple life. I think you could inspire me.

Thank you -



Thanks so much for the info - I am learning so much from your website and appreciate how much I can help myself and my clients with your wisdom and experience. Thanks again, love and blessings,



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please add me to the mailing list for Weed Wanderings, just reading a few
articles is so filling!

thanks and blessings,



Hi Susun!

First of all I want to wish you the happiest birthday ever!! I know that this is a little early, but as a fellow Aquarian it is our right and responsibility to celebrate our wild and eccentric selves the entire month of February, right? Mine isn't until the 16th, but today is the 1st, I'm on a roll. . I hope that all of your birthday wishes and dreams come true. .

…. . knowing what I now know from your presentation about naughty Du Pont! (thanks to you I trashed my supplements and am doing fabulously with herbs and nourishing foods. . thanks Susun. . keep on celebrating!




Good morning!

please subscribe me to your wonderful ezine! you are a treasure trove of info. thank you for the work you do!




Hello Susun

Thanks for your greetings and good wishes. I love your description of the sounds and silence of winter, which I've never experience here. It's incredibly hot and humid at the moment, but I have the bush on my doorstep and love the sounds and silences of the bush. Every morning and evening native birds of all kinds come into yard to feast on seeds and bread. It's a delight to watch them and gradually gain their trust. They remind me of tiny children, trusting and gentle.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Juliette of The Herbs" on ABC yesterday. What a truly great soul! I was astounded that I had never heard of her before and after the show, immediately got onto the internet to find out more, and where I could get hold of some of her books (and this is how you have found me).

I've always been interested in herbal and Gypsy remedies and over the past 12 months, have been exploring my cultural heritage through "bush medicine" - knowledge gained through trial and error over 40,000 years and passed down from generation to generation in our ancient land.

Have a great birthday
Warm regards and best wishes



Hi Susun,

I have been reading your book, Healing Wise and also own The Wise Woman's Herbal for the Childbearing Year…. I've just discovered red raspberry leaf tea & feel so much better after drinking 20 oz of deep steeped tea a day for the last 2 months that I was compelled to delve into your book Healing Wise....and then to look you up on the web.




Dear Susun,

Thank you for your wonderful books.

. . . Blessings, Janet



Hi Susun

Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday tomorrow! I'm not in the office so won't be online, hence the early greeting.
Have a wonderful day celebrating all you have achieved so far and how far-reaching it has been. And who knows what will happen next? Marvellous!
The brightest of blessings to you, Susun.

Kindest regards



Hi Susun!

I am hoping you are resting and relaxing in your cozy farm quarters on your 60th birthday. I want to thank you for all of your years of study, hard work and writings on Wise Woman subjects. We Goddess Women certainly appreciate all of your hard-earned knowledge and your inspiration to share it with the world. May you have a blessed day! :):)

Best wishes,


Dear Susun,
How are you? Hope all is well.
I miss the Nettle Patch very much. I hope I will have a chance to visit
Woodstock again this April.



Hi Susun

Thanks for your prompt reply . Really loved your web site. The reason I have
ordered the books by Juilette Levy is because I had just watched a doco on
thr ABC in Brisbane and found her so inspirational. I love herbal



Greetings Beautiful Wise Woman,

Susun, on your Natal Day February 8th, may the future years of your life find you further ascending into the realm of Cosmic consciousness, with its Blessing of Peace Profound! Happy Natal Day!!!!



Dear Susun,

Thinking of you on the occasion of your upcoming birthday.
The card may seem corny, but it says what I believe about you.
You have made a great difference in this world!
You help so many with your knowledge and your love.
Thank you and happy happy birthday.

With love and gratitude,



Hi Susun,

I just finished readying your book, Healing Wise and I’m very excited and inspired by it. I’m a massage therapist and want to expand my understanding of holistic health in the Wise Woman way. Thank you for your wonderful book, which is opening a whole new door for me.


Hi there,

I currently live and work in Brisbane Australia.This morning I watched an amazing program ‘Juliette of the herbs”.Having looked on the web for more info. on Juliette, I came across another amazing woman,Susun Weed.

I work as a nurse in an oncology and palliative care ward and am always searching for information to educate my patients. Too many people leave their health and wellbeing in the hands of their doctors. I tell them to take back that God given right and explore all possibilities.It is sites such as these that I direct them to and hopefully many of them wake up to the fact that there are many alternatives ---not just what Big Pharma has us believe!

Please sign me up for your free newsletter.I will attempt to purchase some of your recommended books to add to my ‘alternate’ collection.


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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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