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Hi Susun
I'd like to get on your mailing list for the Free Newsletter. You have alot of info & I'm very interested.


Thank you & I'm very glad you've kept up with all this good info.


Dear Susun,
Thank you for a wonderful web site packed with so much information.

I am 53 and I think, starting menopause. …. Yesterday I debated going to see the doctor, but thought he will think I am crazy if I explain what’s happening to me. I stumbled across your site and the words about “you know your body better than a doctor” jumped out at me!

Thank you for so much inspiration and information, I know I shall be a regular visitor to the website.

Regards from Sunny South Africa.


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Dear Ash Tree,

I sort of stumbled on your site and found it to be very interesting. There is a whole lot of information useful to women.

… Vickie




I very much would like to be added to your mailing list. I have been reading your website for several hours now and am highly enjoying the info you post. During my pregnancy (she just turned 10) I bought all three books from Susun Weed and have found that those are the only books I will ever need. Thank you.

Looking forward to your news letter!!

Love and peace,



Dear Susun

Firstly, I must tell you that I first heard of you last night. I had just seen a DVD about Juliette of the Herbs - the wonderful Juliette de Bairacli Levy - it was the first I had heard of her and I wept because she was living what I have dreamed. I did a search on the net about her and also found
your site which is amazing - I live in Western Australia and as far as I am aware there are no classes like the ones you have. …(I have been spending hours on your site today!) … You are an inspiration to me and I wish you all the very best

Kindest regards Wendy



Thank you Susun Weed for helping me with the most horrible episodes of menopause that ever lived! I saw you speak on television a long time ago and I was smitten by your energy and what you had to say. When my kind, very dear cardiologist recommended that I take a beta-blocker for my heart palpitations after every test came out benign...I sought out what you had to say. Now I take motherwort, and other natural remedies and I think it is helping me.

Like you, I am a writer. My book, Void of Moon, The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation is helping many women, and even some men, through what could be a very difficult, confusing and frightening journey. This is a journey I am very familar with, but the menpause one...forget it! I am totally in the dark. Until now. Thank you so much for sending your wisdom out there. I think I may just get through this now.

Best regards,



I am very interested in receiving your newsletter, and to learn more about Ms Weed articles and herbal concepts.

Thank you,




& Blessings on all that you do & in the coming new year of solitude & written word, & on your 60th blossoming toward full wisdom




Dear Susun,

I enjoyed reading your newsletter & wonderful inspiration of maturity. My mother had the same positive attitude as you. I'm now 44 years old and feel the same as you. Enjoy all peace & serenity as much as possible to reduce stress. I hope that you will continue your email newsletter that I look forward to.

Best Wishes,


Happy birthday Susun!

Wonderful to hear of your taking some time to enjoy the Silence and just




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Greetings Susun!

It has been some time since I have written, and can I say I will be most happy to 'sit with you' on your birthday. I may even have an orangeflower cocktail as 60 is such a lovely number... I look forward to turning 33 next year, double my favourite number! Like a fine wine, each year we all seem to mature, so 60 sounds like a great place to be, although I've got a few years left of young children before I get there!

...all the very best for the New Year and thank you again for all your work and your e-zine. I wish you a wonderful 2006 and a happy birthday on February 8




Hello to you,

Hope you are well and savoring the season.

I had a hunch to visit this site yet again and I figured I would actually send some sort of communication along this time. The website is growing in talents and knowledge. Each time I visit, I am amazed at the information available and the empowerment of sharing this knowledge openly.

I would love to receive a copy of your next publication of Weed Wanderings.
I have been visiting Susun's website for years now. I moved to the Catskills 1 year ago and am thinking about possibly coming to a Moon Lodge next year. I am very interested in exploring deeper (with guidance and compassion)........the Goddess within and am looking into taking some classes also when it feels right.

Thank you very much for your time and information.



Thank you for being here. Happy Birthday!




Dear Susun:

Well, happy birthday to you ahead of time. I used to live in upstate New York and often thought of coming to a workshop. Anyway, blessings to you in the New Year and at 51 years old now, I plan on the same quiet winter time writing and doing crafts.




Happy Healthy Birthday to you.
I'll raise my infused tea on your special day.

Many blessings...:)



bright blessing to you susun and your family...

I'm one of your e-magazine readers and enjoy every word of it! :~)

Also I wanted to let you know I, too am from Northeast Ohio, and I also am looking forward to getting older...I'm 49 but am living my 50th year....How calming and serene it is to be sure.....

Thank you for everything
Peace to you...



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… And may I take a moment to let you know how very much I enjoy the Wise Women e-zine. Actually, I enjoy everything that Susun Weed and her team are doing for women. I have purchased Susun's book, The New Menopausal Years and Healing …. The New Menopausal Book is wonderful, extremely informative and entertaining as well.

I laugh in remembrance of my own CHANGE oddities as I read through the chapters, which began when I was about 38; and I grieved again remembering when my last period visited me two years ago…

Regardless, I intend to incorporate as many suggestions as possible of the Wise Woman tradition into my life from this point forward. And share what I learn with all who will listen, pointing them in your direction for further instruction.

Even though I didn't follow Wise Woman tradition during my younger years, I was always very fertile, very regular, and welcomed each period with joy, knowing that this bleeding was part of the ancient mystery connecting me to all women who have died, lived, and will become. And, I have taught my only daughter to welcome her bleeding times, and to marvel in her woman's mystery as well. She is 24, an athletic trainer, and is exploring Wise Women tradition with great interest. She has incorporated into her life much of what I have learned and shared with her. In turn, she offers what she has learned with her friends and clients. Hence, she purchased The Childbearing Years. I wish I had known ALL the things Susun writes about when both my daughter and I were younger…

Sharing the little knowledge I have learned thus far of the Wise Woman Tradition is so much more compassionate than the way my mother was brought up… What a fighter she was, what life force she embodied!!

…I have no female family member as points of reference regarding the wonders of natural menopause. This is why I find The New Menopausal Years so comforting and
informing. Susun's words make me feel part of a family of women who embrace, love and appreciate every aspect of their body.

One more bit before I sign off. I leave the New Menopausal Years in our bathroom as I read my first reading of the book in snitches. And, one of my sons (a sophomore in college) is reading it as well. He says that there is nothing else to read which is funny because he keeps old copies of his running magazine on the lower shelves. Evidently, he is intrigued by the wondrous mysteries of his mother and sister, and girl friends, as well!!!!

May all of you at Ash Tree Publishing and Wise Woman be blessed!!!
Thank you, thank you, with all my being.
Yours truly,



I just wanted to let you know that this book [New Menopausal Years] contains the most comprehensive and helpful information I have ever seen (and I have been searching) on menopause. THANK YOU. This book will be passed down to my daughters!

Please put me on your mailing list. I am entering the menapause and have found your mineral infusions invaluable. Thank you.



Dear Susun Weed,

I just read your article in the Jan/Feb 2006 Issue of AWARENESS Magazine… I have your book on Menopause, I think its Great, and have shared your message with other women.

Thank you for being there for all of us.
Peace, Love and Light,



Hi Susun

While looking for natural therapy correspondence courses, I found and love your website. I have had difficulty deciding on a particular modality of natural healing, but am feeling more and more drawn towards herbs. I love the connection to the plants that you encourage, and would like to combine your spiritual approach with the more academic approach that most of the colleges are offering. I think that my lack of commitment to a particular course is due to the lack of spiritual connection they offer. In fact, they seem to take the spiritually out of healing completely, which I feel defeats the purpose.

Kind regards



I have just discovered your website and it seems to be just the treasure I have been searching for. I would like to join the mailling list.

…. Thanks for doing what you do.



Hi Susun,

I enjoyed browsing through your website and would love to receive your ezine via email. I have your book "Menopausal Years" and have found it to be a great help during this time of my life. I am very interested in herbs, natural health and green witch knowledge.




Dearest Susun,

I am grateful for being drawn to pick up a copy of the Awareness mag yesterday, and went directly to your interview pages.

This is much bigger than a ray of hope!

Please include me in the e-zine and I will be studying with you soon through your programs.

I look forward to the 2006 schedule of classes as well. Many thanks.

Light and the Fire that sends It,



Hi Susun,

I would love to be on the mailing list.
I am a wisening …. I would like to keep getting information from you and treat myself well through this transition to Cronehood.
Thank you,
Sincerely, Julie



Hello Susun,

My wife keeps up with all your newsletters and books. I know we have found your insight valuable in working with herbal treatments for our dairy cows, here in St. Albans, VT.

Thanks for all the good you do!




I happened upon your site. Wonderful - thank you for sharing. If you offer a
FREE newsletter I'd like to receive it.

Thank you again wonderful site - I was searching the internet for herbal suggestions for back pain and soreness …

Happy New Year 2006 - continue your fine efforts.




i am interested in joining your mailing list to receive more information about menopausal women. thanks for the great site. i was dazzled to the point of squinting (!) as i viewed the writings about the three stages of menopause. reaching my crone years this spring, i look forward to learning more about myself and my power.




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Please add me to your mailing list. I am in nursing school and it is very BALANCING to check in with your words of wisdom while experiencing what I think is really the darker side of healing in the hospital.

best, Sabrina


Dearest Susun,

You will not remember me, but I attended a workshop with you in Ann Arbor MI several years ago. I am currently studying and attending dances in Alabama. The reason I am telling you this is I consider myself a fledgling Wise Woman, and would like to take your on-line classes, as well as getting your newsletter. I have recieved schedule of classes from you through the mail, but cannot at this time come to New York. Therefore--long distance works!!

Thank you in advance--Diane



Please sign me up for your free e-zine. I just read your article in the Well Being Journal – Optimum Nutrition: Cooked or Raw? It was terrific.





I Thank God for giving some people like you the knowledge to educate us about these very interested things. I am 50 years old and started experience the time of my life
Thank You Kindly:



Dear Susun Weed,

You are such a wonderfully healthy, powerful looking woman! Your hair is so strong and healthy-looking. May I ask, what herbal infusions should I be taking to bring the color back into my hair like your hair, I know there must be a way so please tell me!?!

With Much Conscious Love,




I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that you are my idol. I truly admire what you do and commend you for your dedication to your craft. I am a natural healer too, I have been working with herbs since I was a child, having been lucky enough to be born in a family that truly embraces the natural path. Once again I’d like to thank you for being you, an inspiration to all people out there.




Hello Susun,

With great interest I’ve been reading your articles about the woman’s cycles and the herbs that are available to support them.

I would like to subscribe to your free E-zine Weed Wanderings so I can keep my knowledge up to date.

Thank you for all the work you put into this important issue and helping to raise consciousness to woman all over the world !

Go in love and light, Willie (Netherlands)



Dear Susun,

I enjoy reading your column in SageWoman magazine, and I just ordered your
books, Breast Cancer? Breast Health! and Wise Woman Menopausal Years.

I have always taken a proactive role in my own healthcare, preferring to use
natural methods whenever possible and trusting my own knowledge and
intuition rather than relying solely on doctors. I am always seeking new

Please add me to your mailing list.

Thank you and blessings,




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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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