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Thank you susun for your simple wisdom and inspiration! Many blessings to you!



I am a doula in Madison, WI, love the Wise woman series...:)



Have long admired your work. Go you!




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Hi Susun,

Kim Montgomery introduced me to your work ... she consulted you about me and I am now drinking burdock tea to get juicy :)




I am a real fan of yours since I started learning the path of the Wise Woman from Arlene Bailey. Your knowledge has changed my life and my heart.

Thanks so much.



Hi Susun:

I thoroughly enjoyed your call on WISH, I listened yesterday and watched some of your YouTube videos as well. I used to live in NY, my mother lived in Hyde Park and I wish I knew of you then so that I could've taken some of your workshops. Woodstock was one of my favorite places to go.

I told one of my friends at lunch today all about you and gave her your website address, also suggested she watch some of your YouTube videos and listen to your call this week-end. She and I used to share lots of good health tips and "stuff" on a daily basis when we worked together ( I got laid off. ), so I knew she'd love to hear about you. I hope that they can do an infusions talk with you next time.

Thank you for sharing so much good information.



Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to promote women, nature and wisdom.




Hi Susun,

I heard yesterday your interview with WISH. I wanted to thank you for all of your efforts! I appreciate it so much, and it's helping me to open my mom's mind to menopause.

Many Thanks,




I listened to your message on WISH today and was so touched, wow, it just resonated with me. Thank you.



I was just listening to your interview with Shakaya on the Wish Summit and wanted to say "thank you!" You are truly a blessing and inspiration and are very appreciated!




I have been watching your you tube videos.. *sigh* thank you Susun.



I have followed your work for years and am a great admirer and fellow herbalist. Hope to attend your lecture in Austin, TX in May!



I loved your Wise Woman Herbal book in 1993, when I had my first child. Your concoctions helped during both of my births and inspired me to explore herbs. Many of your ideas, from your book and subsequent writings, echoed mine and were also something upon which I built.
Thank you!



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I am grateful , Susun, for the caring information that has saved my life , my health , my youth and my love.

Love, Donna



Thank you for the Wise way you share with us! You've inspired more healing grace with ease, than anyone can document.

peace and blessings,



I love your books! I have been reading them since I was a young girl. Thank you for your wisdom!




You are so amazing! Love all your work.



Listened to a 1996 lecture of Susun's this afternoon while doing household stuff. "Menopause, Metamorphosis, & Breast Cancer" (on THREE cassettes!) was presented at the 3rd International Herb Symposium. As usual, Susun's talk included some inconvenient truths. I am amazed at how, 14 years later, her advice, insights, and admonitions have stood the test of time. Thank you Susun! Thanks to you I avoid eatiing sprouts, I buy organic butter & oil, I drink clover blossom tea, and eat my beans & lentils. My world is better with you in it




Have all of your books. I am living the wise woman way and also would love to see you teach to women… I am living the wise woman way and also would love to see you teach to women at the No Ca Womens Herbal Symposium in Laytonville CA.




Thank you for your book, thanks to you I made a tea, that helped me through the change, and many of my friends, for the information you provided. Your book is very informative and accurate, I always check. May the Goddess Bless you, and keep you safe, and may you be blessed in whatever you do.




Began using comfrey root soaked in hot water wrapped around my hand for hurt finger and had the psoriasis on my hands clear up! LOVE comfrey!




Thank you Susun for writing "New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way"! It literally saved my health, my sanity, and my ability to love myself. I entered my Crone-hood at 43, way too early by some standards. With your guidance, those turbulent early years were met with understanding, acceptance, and the warmth of knowing generations of Crones before me had
smoothed the path and paved it with love and the generosity of sharing their wisdom. In kind, I have given the gift of this book to everyone of my women friends who have entered this sacred circle. Five years later, I still depend on your words of wisdom, and have recently returned to my dog-eared copy to find strength and the healing that is so necessary to carry on in
health and with compassion.

Thank you so much!
With love, Cheryl



It was an unexpected pleasure to meet you yesterday. Pierre is proud of you and has used your life as a teaching tool for me the whole 14 years I have had the privilege to learn from him and I like your style.



Susun, you are such a great inspiration to me! I'd be delighted if you would accept my friend request.




I really enjoy your teachings. i LOVE plants, eating them, healing with them, dancing with them, growing them, sharing my kind words



Hello Susun,

We have never met, but I have been studying/practicing your teachings and frequently reference two of your books: Healing Wise and The Childbearing Year. Additionally, I am close friends with Sarah Mancino, who has been an intern at your farm. We frequently share family meals and she introduced us to the concept of salad greens with nourishing herbal vinegars, tamari, and gamasio. Yum. She and another friend introduced me to your books/teachings and I am so grateful. I would love to keep up with you on Facebook. I will follow this message with a friend request.



Your book for the childbearing year was attached to my hand through all of my pregnancy's and tiny babys, I found your book on my doorstep about three days after I found out I was pregnant with my first child, don't know who put it there but I thank the goddess they did.

xx bb xx, Hedge



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I bought her book, have them all and I make sure I share it with everyone womyn I can...Love you both!




Thank you for accepting my friend request- I cannot express enough how much you have impacted my life and my family in such a postive way! As a community, we are so blessed to have you and the knowledge that you bring~




Please make me a subscriber to your email list. Your materials are soothing to read, and helpful. They're also lovely and delightful. Well done!

Love and light, Jafra



Hello =) how nice to connect, i just read one of your articles last night, and here you are! the plant spirits brought us together =)




Dear Susun...
I enjoy your books and look forward to seeing you at Red Moon's gathering in Oct....




Thank you for the add! I think your work is absolutely amazing and its an honour to have you as a friend here on FB



Love all your books and especially "herbs for the childbearing year" used red raspberry and nettles for iron,calcium and giving me minerals for energy all through my pregnancies! Thank you.




Hi Susun,

my name is Britta...I am from Germany and own a store called Sacred Earth. I love your work. Thank you!!

LOVE & LIGHT, Britta


Hi Susun,

I met you at Z's last Goddess Festival... You, Diana Paxton and myself were in the ritual together... Just wanted to touch base and say hi.... hope you're doing well and hope to see you again this year.... Sending blessings and a happy birthday to you....

love JoAnna


Your newsletter and website are a treasure chest that i know await when a spare minute finds me.
I look forward to signing up for work exchanges this coming spring and summer, and i thank you in advance for making it possible for me to spend more time at the farm. The work sounds as inviting as the workshops.




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Hello Susun,

I'm Joanne and live in France and would very much like to be friends with you here on Facebook. I will be away next month on a trip to New Zealand to visit my eldest who lives there; looking forwards to hearing from you very soon.



Hi Susun,

I receive you herbal newsletters - love 'em !!! thank you for all you do.

Julie xxx




I'd love to stay connected if you have room for one more Facebook Friend. I have been using your Women's Herbal Health book as a guide for more than 15 years and I love how you do what you do.




My mother in law introduced me to your books...I love them...they bring so much to me daily...Thank you





Your books and Wise Woman Ways helped me find grace and comfort as a baby crone. Thank you! I have passed your books along to many women over the years ... and they have thanked me ... so, for all of us a big HUG!




I met you many many years ago. I still use your books and all the wonderful thinks I learned from you.




thank you so much for adding me as a friend:) I admire you so much, and feel so blessed to have discovered you and your work. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world.

Love and light, Teresa



I'm a massage therapist. I attended one of your lectures in Atlanta several years ago, and have been recommending your books to my clients ever since. I sell them now in my office. Thank you for teaching a young man so much about menopause. Your work has truly improved my ability to counsel my family, as well as my clientele.




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Hi there!
Just wanted to say "hello" + happy to see you on FB! I attended a few of your workshops in Woodstock (with Rhianna Mirabello) and I am a great fan - of you + your books!!! And I wanted to say THANK YOU! I am now living in Flagstaff AZ - give a holler if you're ever in this area. :-)

ooxx Anne



Dear Susun:

…I wanted to thank you for starting the Wise Woman movement and for sharing your wisdom about herbal remedies with me. My friend told me about Nettle tea and I have been reading your Web site for a few weeks now. I also ordered your Healing Wise book today on Amazon…I wrote about what a difference Nettles have made for me on my blog post here: http://kkhymn.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/finding-a-few-more-spoons-with-nettle-tea/ If you read my blog, you will see that I have had major chronic conditions in my life including cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, back pain and lupus. With fibromyalgia and lupus, it is hard to get through the day because you start off most often on an empty tank. But, the nettle tea is making a difference!... I love your guiding principles in the Wise Woman Tradition, especially with regard to health and illness being part of a cycle in our lives, that is constantly changing. And, the respect you have for Mother Earth and the herbal remedies she has given us. As I learn more about the Wise Woman tradition and incorporate it in my own life, I will share it with others. I hope you understand what a difference you have already made in my life. I thank you from the depths of my heart and spirit.



Wise women herbal for the childbearing year has been so helpful and inspiring!




Hi Susun,

I absolutely LOVED your interview from the RawMom Summit..honestly, you touched my heart:) I would be so pleased to have you as my friend:)

All the best, Teresa



A most Happy Belated Birthday, Susun. Thank You for all the wonderful healing work that you do!! I hope I get to meet you some day.




Hello Susun,

I apprenticed for you in the summer of 2006 (my last name was McAlpin then). I cherish the lessons I learned from you. I recently gave birth to a healthy and beautiful daughter Radha, and am so empowered to know that I am passing along my knowledge of the Wise Woman tradition to her. Apprenticing for you was difficult, transformative, and ultimately very healing.

Thank You!



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I love you books... love your messages and share you with everyone I can. You feel like my next door neighbor in my life!!

Mary Ellen



I've attended your workshops in nyc - open center - I look to learning more.



Birthday blessings to you my fav good witch! From Eugene Oregon, we danced the spiral together a few moons ago with Starhawk, what a lovely evening that was!




Birthday Blessings Susun! you're so special to me!




Greetings of a bright solar return for you! Thanks for all your awesome work!

Hugs n Hisses, SSSSSS Le'ema Dancing Snake


Happy Birthday Beautiful Woman of Power and Wisdom. I bless the day you came into the world. Thank you for all you continue to do to heal the people and the planet. May this coming year bring you every Good Thing you Desire. In Love and Power, be Blessed.




Happpiest birthday !!! Your books make a difference! Blessings to and upon thee.




Happy birthday!
Thank you for living your life so fully and lovely! You are such an inspiration to me and I am so thankful for you and your work! I rejoice in the day of your birth!!
Brightest Blessings to you!!!



Bright blessings, Susun, on your solar return! Thank you so much for the gifts you give us all year long.
Many blessings to you and yours!



Have a joyous Solar Return, Susun, and thank you for all the work you do!





Brightest Blessings on your Solar Return. Grateful for your living spirit and all the beauty and magick you have brought into this world...

Happy Birth-day Brooke



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Happy Birthday Susun! Modupe Ase! thanks for your dedication & your teachings!




Happy Birthday Susun, thank you for all the delicious information you have shared with the world. Blessings and Joy to you always.....

Mary from California:)



We are all so blessed that you were born on this day!!!!! Love, Wildflowers, and Green Blessings to you.
Happy Birhday!!



Happy Birthday Susun.
I am so proud to have been born a day and a couple of years after the best Herb Goddess ever! You are amazing and so inspirational.
Many happy returns from your fellow Aquarian,




Happy birthday wonderful lady!
You have contributed so much to the world's well-being!!! You are very appreciated!!




You inspired me to study herbalism after I attended one of your workshops at Starwood one time--way, way back when--and now you are a friend on my FB list! May you always receive the Brightest of blesings and happiness on your special day and ALWAYS!




Happy Birthday Susun -
I am so grateful to you always for all the information and guidance you have provided along my journey of life....May you have the most glorious day!!




Happy Birthday,
Susun all the best to you and I sent you loads of blessings. Keep going with your work, it's fantastic.

A big hug to you, Gaby



Happy Birthday!
The sun was just shining out here in the Pacific Northwest & it twinkled off the rain drops still clinging to the yellow crocus in my deck pots - must have been just for you!


Happy birthday ms. susun thanks for all the great advice! hope you have many more wonderful healthful and happy days!



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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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