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January 2010

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Happy birthday! Thanks for all the wonderful work you do helping women.



Have a Happy, Beautiful, Peaceful Birthday! Thank you for blesing us with your wisdom.



Thanks for helping me see the peaceful path before me!! Happy Birthday!!




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Happy Birthday to my new friend! We were together some years ago in a workshop and I still sing the songs you taught me. Thankyou. Goddess danced the day you were born!




Happy birthday Susan. You have made a huge difference in my life!




I love you Susun Weed!!!!! You are by far the most amazing women and I carry your books around as many do the bible!!! I am celebrating your birth today!!!!

Endless Blessings,
Karen Rose



Happy Birthday Susun! You are an inspiration!




Happy birthday to my favorite and most inspiring wise woman!!

all the best, betsea



What would I have done without the book "Healing Wise", as long as 10 years ago inspiring me to connect with the healing power of plants, and myself! Thank you, through all these years.

Happy birthday Susan. and MANY more.


Happy Birthday, Susan. YOu are an amazing woman who has made a difference in so women's lives.

Have a blessed Birthday!



Blessings for a happy birthday to you! Thanks for all you do and all you share!



Dear Susun:

I am very new to your work, having only discovered you a few days ago. However, your writings have helped me to understand what is happening to my body and to nourish her instead of demanding the impossible.

I recognise that I am in the middle of my menopausal years (at age 54); last year at this time I was visiting neurologists and the like trying to find out what was causing the numbness and tingling in my body. I began to work long distance with a wonderful shaman in Utah along with a couple of naturopaths close by. We had regained most of my "normal" life, until I hit a wall a week or so ago, and was unable to function again.

As I lay in bed last week, trying to ignore the ringing in my ears, and the buzzing in my body, I had an encounter with a Queen of Faerie who takes cares of the troupe in my backyard. I was later instructed that this had been my initiation to "Crone", that this land of Faerie was now closed to me, as the Queen had gone on to another dimension and the troupe were waiting for their new Queen.

In googling Faerie Queen and menopause, I came across your website, and read many of your articles. Not only did I come to understand better my time with the Faerie Queen, I also found the articles very comforting and empowering. I just felt I had to thank you for making them available.

Wishing all the very best.,
Love & Light, Carolyn


Happy Day! The Florida group will be together next weekend. We remember your teachings always.




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Happy Birthday, Susun! Hope you have a blissful year! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and making this a better world for us all.




To a sister who carries the wisdom and knowing. May this day be the beginning of a cycle where even more than before... all of you heart and souls vision manifests - for your own joy and the good of all.

Happy Birthday.



Happy birthday susun! thank you for all the advice you've given, and continue to give! Xxx




I came to a lecture you had in Scottsdale AZ too many years ago to remember. I've always gotten a lot of use out of your books on women's health.




Happy birthday! Thank you for all of the gifts and wisdom you have shared with the world.




Happy Birthday Susun! Many blessings to you. Your teachings really inspire me - keep up the great work that you do.



Green birthday blessings to one of my most beloved teachers!!




Wow, I didn't know you were my fellow Aquarian! happy birthday to one of my long time teachers. Thank you for all you do!



Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for all the Joy and Love you share with us from the Plant Kingdom! You inspire us all with your knowledge and love in all the Healing Ways!



Happy Birthday to an amazing, inspiring woman.




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Happy Birthday! May your light and inspiration continue to shine brightly, bringing wisdom, peace and knowledge every step of the way not only to yourself, but the generations of Wise Women you have so lovingly tendered.




A rainbow of Green Blessings in every shade on your blissday Wise Woman Goddess.

with love and gratitude,
Shakaya xoxo



Happy Birthday lovely Susan! Your teachings and your spirit continue to inspire me.

Have a wonderful day!



I love you Susan Weed! Thank you for sharing your wise woman wisdom. I wish you the sweetest birthday ever.




Happy, Blessed Birthday Susun......you are true gift to all of us...Thanks for all that you do.




All Bright Blessings to you Susun~ you are such a gift to us~ THANK YOU! Xx



First of all I would like to wish you a happy birthday, I know it is not until tomorrow but as busy as I am I do not want to forget to send wishes.

I live in a ghost town in Nevada of maybe 275 pop. and when I moved here last year I came to realize the needs in this area for herbal aid. The nearest doctor is 26 miles away with the next nearest 140 miles. Most of the people here are close to our age group and old fashion in there ways so they only go to the doctors when they think they are dying, :). I could not figure out why I was drawn to this town at first, now I know.

I was looking at your website and found you to be an amazing woman. Thank you for being out there for all of us. I have read some of your articles in LearningHerbs and found them to be very informative.

Blessings, Penny



I saw you on my friend's (Jade) page and wanted to thank you today is my 13th aniversary of being cancer free thanks to a lot of help from your book.

With gratitude, Jassy



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Enjoy your 64th journey 'round the sun, susun! Hugs!




Happy Birthday, happy day of continuation. Your strength, bravery and incredible knowledge is an inspiration to females everywhere. You have made a wiser woman out of me!



Happy Burthday Susun! Many Blessings!




Best Birthday Wishes!! Love and blessings from all the fairies, all the plants, all the animals, & me!




Happy Birthday Susan!

Blessed Be )O(


Happy Birthday you wonderful lady! Thanks for everything and hope I get to visit again with you one day :)

Rebecca in Orlando area :)



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Happy upcoming birthday, Susun! Thanks for being the inspiration that you are to so many of us. Hope your day is wondrous.




I am absolutely loving the Seven Rivers of Healing as well. It is making so much sense to me.



This is truly the most ~spiral~ approach to taking part in your own healing I've ever seen.

Lady Barbara



This looks like a wonderful study course. The outline is interesting and the artwork by Josephine Wall is absolutely beautiful!




I'm enjoying the Seven Rivers of Healing series. I really appreciate how much thought and effort goes into all of the information you share with us. Thank you!



I'm one of your many-a-fans. U so rock!!



Thank you for the show Begin with Birch on http://www.facebook.com/l/41da6;Healthylife.Net radio i absolutly enjoyed it!!! my little one and I are eating blueberries and listening to Berry Nice.

Green blessings, peace



Hello Justine,

… Reading Susan's newsletters and the articles on her website have given me the confidence to use herbs on my family, I have been into herbs since I was 11 years old and I am now 33 and it is just in these last few years that I have started to use them, at first it was out of desperation as my 11 year old daughter was getting chronic tonsillitis every three weeks and ended up with a abscess on her tonsil. I cured it with olive leaf extract and echinacea. I have three children with ages 14, 11 and 9 and we use herbs to treat everything we can, we rarely need antibiotics any more which is a huge relief and it is wonderful to have the confidence to know how to make herbal medicine and how to treat your family. I am currently trying out different methods on my husband and his psoriasis.

I wildcraft many of my herbs and my children come along and help me, we also work together to make our medicines. Recently my youngest daughter who is 9 was having allergy tests at the hospital and was telling the nurses all about plantain as it was one of the things she was tested for and they were all very impressed with her knowledge.

I have been watching the youtube videos and they are great, your little girl is so sweet, I miss the toddler stage when they are slightly independent and exploring the world but still need you so much, it is beautiful. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter.

And thank you for all the behind the scenes work you do, without you I and so many other women would not be able to access all that wonderful information that you have on the web, there is not often a day that I don't visit Susan's website in the quest for an answer to one thing or another.

It was my dream as a child to become a herbalist and Susan's and your work has encouraged that dream to materialize again. In the next few years I will be going back to school to get my Bachelor of Herbology, in Australia you need a certificate to practice.

Blessed Be, Janine



Comfrey is the best! I hurt my toe and only had to soak it in Comfrey 3 times before it "miraculously" healed with no pain and I could teach my aerobics class again. I used no other remedy. Yay, yay, Comfrey!




I've got comfrey infusing on my counter right now! : D I "found" Susun last Feb. and began reading her website, and then bought and read her books (over and over), watched her many utube videos, and heard her on several tele-conferences. I tell everyone about Susun and get them to drink the infusions (at least!). I am so thankful for all of this. My next would be to take some of her classes...and the greatest would be to go to Woodstock for some classes with my sister!




Hi Susan, I've loved reading your books. Please become my friend on Facebook.




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Hi Susun :-)

Your book on wise Women Menopause saved my life -it's still my primary resource for health/life care and well being ... I would be honored if you would add me to your friends list.

Thanks, Sara



I know you will have an amazing birthday soul sister and I hope to learn a great deal from you this year. Every time I see your face, I smile.




I just want to say you are a beautiful person :) Thank you so much for all that you are & teaching us.

Many Blessing my friend.



Hi Susun

I've been a devotee of the Wise Woman tradition since friends gave me your Healing Wise book in 1997. I have just been hanging out with one weed a year as you suggest since that time.
Last year I discovered motherwort and it saved me from the clutches of premenopausal homocidal urges and unreleased grief. I drank tea that I made from fresh and dried mother, put her in my pillow, slept on bundles of her and within a month I was more of a human than a monster. Anyway, a few months back I was in an old library that is part of a nun's residence and a retreat centre and I found an old tape recording of you giving a talk on Menopause. You talked about bleeding at the jean housten retreat in your white dress. I listened to your story and bled for the first time after 77 days of no blood. Powerful.

I really appreciate everything you said, and have thought lots about how energy goes up, this has been so true. Then I did a painting and I didn't intend this to be so, but, the head of the dancing woman ended up red, adn then I understood the whole painting was about body at menopause…. Lots of appreciation




Hi Susun,

I love your books. Thanks for spreading the message that our bodies CAN heal through natural means. Hope your day is filled with abundance and joy!




Thanks for helping us heal!




I love the interviews.. Thank you so much for bringing something so powerful and beautiful onto facebook.

Green blessings…



Your article on herbal oils for breast massage was very informative..

thanks, Govind



Hi Susan

Thanks to another wise woman who showed me one of your DVD's and book...I have found relief from an old nemesis that has haunted me since I was 8 yrs old...now about to hit 44 yrs. I bought your book, which arrived in the post last week and downloaded all the info you have about bladder infections from your web site… You gave me something I had lost...hope! … Anyway...you are a champion, thank you for your guidance and inspiration, being pain free and fear free are states of being that I cannot put a value on.

Kindest regards

Thank you, this looks really great. Thanks for being in my life.



Hi Susun!

I just wanted to say thank you for permission to publish your articles a while back, I feel that they were a wonderful addition to our magazine. Your Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year was a godsend to me when I had my son six months ago!



Hello Susun Weed,

I found your facebook, very pleased, your books have helped me out immensely, I work with them every day at the apothecary. Thank you for being in this world in my lifetime and for any lifetime. Your work is valuable.




Hi Susun,

1st I want to thank you for your wonderful sharing of your knowledge! I have come to healing crisis in my life in so many ways.... I counsel children and youth who have been sexually abused... along with that and other things in my life.... I met my wall with my health and it caused great anxiety... I have your healing wise book and started reading it again..... I so did not want to take medicines.... during this process I intuitively stopped taking all supplements and then came to your book. I started taking oatstraw infusion.... I also felt really attracted to nettle. So I drink a litre of nettle in the morning about an hour after my oatstraw infusion. I know you say to keep it simple... yet I am so attracted to both these herbs... and take them apart from each other... is that okay? I am not mixing them during infusion, I infusing them separately. I can tell you this that I was in a really bad state of anxiety and that has come down drasticall..... and the red clover too... but, I am trying to keep it simple like you say… greatly want to thank you for your sharing of knowledge... it feels so right your philosophies on healing and herbs.. I have enjoyed watching your videos and reading articles on your site.

With so much gratitude,



Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Warmest regards,



Hi Susun

I sent you a friend request. I just got finished with your New Menopausal Years and I loved the book. I am not sure how I even fell upon it, but I did and I am happy. What is neat is that I noticed 2 of my facebook friends are your friends :-) Thank you for sharing your wisdom and know that I made my first nettle infusion yesterday and I am happy and excited to see my peri/menopausal/post years as a postive exciting experience.

Thank you!



Hi Susun!
Read your articles on herbal infusions and also watched some youtube videos and listened to your podcast on the subject! Have been making them for the last month: Comfrey, Red Clover, Stinging Nettle and Oatstraw! They are great! Thanks so much!

xoxox, Tiffany



I ran across your book when I was in my early 40's and was facing a hysterectomy for fibroids, endrometreosis and cysts. I was in bad shape. With nothing but Chaste Tree, it was all gone in a year and I went on to have a natural menopause, no real problems… I recommend your book to a lot of women who come to me who are having fertility problems and female problems. The ones that actually go for the herbs get pregnant or go regular. It is wonderful. I am an Astrologer, so I do talk with a lot of women.

Thank you, Sara



your work has been very influential and inspiring to me. . .i am a plant lover and herbal medicine maker in NC. . would like to add you as a friend . . .thank you.



I'm an Women's Health RN/advocate and have given your book to many women to help them through menopause. Currently I have an art gallery in Jackson, Ca--my gift to myself to celebrate my change of life. Good to see you on here.




Hi Susun,

The home made white pine vinegar I started a while back is ready and taste sooooooooo good. Thank you for that recipe.



We produce organic milk from grass fed, free range cows. We use the milk raw, every day. Our children have all grown up healthy, with no major health problems. It's about time we all embraced a responsible, healthy, seasonal, non-processed diet.

Oddly enough, a child with supposed massive, anaphylactic reaction dairy allergies was caught drinking the fresh milk from the vat. We all panicked and went for the epi-pen... child had NO reaction at all! I kid you not. Child now eats yoghurt made from our milk with no worries at all.

Granny Cooper


Hi, Susun. :)

I just wanted to drop by and say Thank You again. I come to your page so often for information, advice, even comfort sometimes. You're such a wonderful resource.

Bless you!!!



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Good Morning Susun,

I just wanted to acknowledge your wonderfull teachings and say a big thank you for giving so freely of your blessings and knowledge. Thank you and a big hug to you and all your staff. Have a beautiful day

Brightest blessings, Maryelle



A friend recently introduced me to your Wise Woman Herbal Series. Wonderful!




This book has helped me ( and my husband) SO much. Could not imagine being without it.

xxx Lorraine



I Adore you Susan, finally met you at Z's 08 Gathering, would love to connect here as facebookfriends. Blessings and Early February Birthday Wishes to 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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