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Dear Susun:

I hope you are well today. … hope to one day get down to the states to take one of your classes.

In Light


A note to Susun:

I love your books, thanks for writing them!!!



Greetings Susun,

We met a few years ago at the first SEWHC by Red Moon Herbs, but I have been an admirer of your work for many moons.

I am looking forward to hearing you again in October...
many blessings to you!




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Hello Susun

We met in Mt Shasta- I look forward to your return.
I am reading and referencing your book Herbal For the Childbearing Year
as I am currently 7 weeks pregnant,

blessings to you in everyway



I have had my copy of Healing Wise for 15 years. I have colored every picture and read the wise women spiral so many times the page is now falling out, it is quite possibly the most important book I have ever owned. Every one should have a copy.

Thank you Susun!!
~ Fauna



I love your book – Healing Wise!
My friend and I once read it aloud to each other as we drove cross country. For years it was all I would give friends/relatives for their birthdays.





I took the workshop at Mirabai in Woodstock with Susun at the end of April. I am now making my infusions. I have made nettle, red clover, oatstraw, and burdock.

I appreciate your help. I want my daughter and a couple friends and myself to eventually take the workshop in Sept. on Chronic Problems.

Thank you.




Your website was forwarded to me by a friend of mine, and i felt enthused to make contact. i am a witch from my paternal adopted grandmother, and describe myself as in the tradition of the wise women....and the way your site is put together suggests that we have many similar attitudes.

i am in scotland, not far from edinburgh, so not able to pop over readily. however, i wanted to send you greetings and vibes. I have been reworking my website, and there are currently only a very few pages, but feel free to check it out on Inimaltherapy.com. hopefully it expresses well enough.

go well




I have moved to WA. I took your ABC to Herbalism in 2007 and I have applied the teachings to my life and I love it.


Hi Susun

I have a copy of your article Fertility After forty from your website, and I love it!
We've met a number of times, though it was a long time ago at some women's herbal conferences. I’m hoping you will give me permission to give this article to my clients with your full credit, of course. I’m happy to include your name, email and regular address, website and everything else in the full article.

I think it's brilliant and beautiful and so very well written, as well as containing such important information.

Many thanks for your wonderful work,
Nutrition Counseling and Cooking classes
It's Edible Education!



hello Susun,

Ever since I got your book I've wanted to take a couple of your courses. But could never afford it. Then I noticed, one I wanted to do, ABC of Herbalism course, you have it set so we can make payments. Is this new? ….




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Hi Susun,

… I have a book of yours and enjoy it…

Thank you for being an ambassador of herbs. You are a blessing.




Dear Susun and/or Karen Joy,

Thank you for all the information and wisdom through herbal healings that come to me through your website.



Wise woman,

I am interested in all of your courses. …I know you are the answer to my search.
I am looking forward to hearing from you no matter what the response.

Thank you



Subject: This summer

Hi Susun, I am in process of going thru all your books and DVDs (purchased everything) really look forward to moving back to NY next June and spending some time with you all. …




Dear Susun,

Yours in Health and Wellness,

Ps I have recommended your books to my patients over the years…



Been reading your articles on Vaginal distress and they are quite amazing and totally different to anything I have read before on the subject and really in key with how I feel, thanks.




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Hi There.

I have just read Susun’s wonderful book New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way. I live in Australia…

Thanks so much.



Hi there!

First of all, I want to tell you that I think your website is just WONDERFUL! Thank you for taking the time to share all of your knowledge with the rest of us!



Dear Susun

I want to thank you for writing your book The Healing Wise, I have started talking to one of my favorite plants, the dandelion. I love their sunny little faces and the way their leaves open up like they want a hug. This little plant humbles me. Every thing about it is good for us yet it is not treated with respect. I actually love them. Your book has verified my instincts as a child that plants have feelings and that they are my friend.

It is also wonderful to discover someone who has such a knowledge of "local plants". …

Thank you
Be Well



Dear Susun:

I'm sure you've heard many thanks for your 7 Rivers of Healing correspondence course. Although I have not taken the course, its outline provided a framework to aid me in making an important health care decision: whether to proceed from blood testing and gluten free diet to biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of Celiac Disease. The outline itself helped me to address issues of harm to the body by having to reintroduce gluten into my diet to prepare for the biopsy; the "need" for a label, info vs. wisdom in what I was being told by doctors and Celiacs, etc.

For what it's worth, I've accepted that my dramatic improvement on a gluten free diet is evidence of a severe gluten intolerance, which a biopsy would confirm - and for which the only treatment is a gluten free diet. I'll forego the biopsy. Thank you so much for your course. As my daughters would say, the wise woman way rocks.




Hi Susun,

Love to read your information! …




I know you are super busy and from the looks of your website, you are continuing to produce a wealth of information!




Thank you, Susun,

This is a lovely and lively newsletter!

Green Blessings,




Stopping by to say hello and send my love and wonderful wishes to you all. Always feel free to use my art work. I am always happy to help you and your wonderful work.




Hi Susun,

Love your site!
Thanks for all the wise info!




Dear Susun,

Years ago we met through your phone helpline and you helped me- through your grace as a healer- transform my then pregnant health into wellness and wholeness for both mother and child. In my many decades of knowing you, both personally, and in as a student in venues such as the Green Nations Gathering, you have always stood out as a woman of integrity and wisdom, ahead of the times for sure. Please consider this offer as a form of appreciation for all that you serve and offer.




I love your books and message. I'm in the middle of the menopausal process and your book and website has been a lifesaver.

Thanks for sharing so much!



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Hi Susun,

I have always admired you and your work. Would enjoy connecting on FB as a friend.

Eileen ...medical astrologer.



Greetings Susun,

I'm sending you some Love Energy today. Be sure to take a moment and hug yourself today.




I have heard such Wonderful Things about YOU!




I love your herbal for the childbearing year.

thank you!!



It would be such an honor to be on your friends list - you're a healer wherever you go. ;) I've been reading your books, etc. for many years, and came to your place many, many years ago...thank you for all that you do, Susun.




Loved your book this semester!
Looking for my next read!




Hi Susun,

Greetings from Canada this beautiful spring day. Hopefully we can hug again at IHS. check out my new website at www.earthmedicine.ca .




Hi Susun…

Blessed Beltane/May Day to you and yours!




I am a great admirer of your work.

Blessings & Aloha,

Hi Susun!

I've been reading your books since I got pregnant with my boy Elijah, 6 years ago, and you helped nourish us through a healthy pregnancy and a natural birth.

Thank you!
jenosha and elijah

I'd love to be added to your friend list. I'm an avid reader of your books/website.

Thanks for all you do!




I've been a fan and online student of yours for at least 7 years. Glad you're on facebook! Green blessings to you and yours.



I have referred to your sage wisdom endless times. Thank you for all you continue to share!




Hey you! You don't know me, but i have seen you speak several times and have all your books and i think that you are the most on it person in america today for womens health.

I'd LOVE to be friends with you here on face book;



I dearly love the books of yours I own and am trying to increase my herbalism network...my garden...a lot of things!

Take care!


Your writings have been lifesavers to me for several years.

Thank you!



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You are beautiful.---love, an old apprentice (1989, I think)




Hello Susun!

I am coming home to NY this summer and will be beginning my own studies of herbal medicine. I saw on your website that you have work/learn days and I would love to attend every one that I can, and maybe be able to work some more with you.



Great to hear from you,

I was making my nettles infusion just before I got your facebook request! How splendid is that?! The quick up-date on myself is, I am a mom of a 28 month girl, Aylish, and a ten month boy, Niall. My husband and I both do acupuncture and oriental medicine, and I incorporate the western herbology into my practice as well. Life is sweet and harsh all at the same time, my heart has been stretched like crazy having kids! It's good to feel so much love and everything else that goes with marriage and kids! How are things with you? Are you still a goat lover? I fell in love with your goats too, never did get very good at milking them though. My daughter is in love with goat's milk, it is her number one comfort!

Lots of love to you Susun!



Thank you for all that you do! you are truly a beautiful soul.



Thanks for helping people remember that many of these weeds are valuable too.



I just want to thank you, as a single mom with 5 kids. Life can be hard sometimes. I feel so connected to others thru your website. I am hoping to soon have enough money to do the correspondence classes and attend a workshop (dreaming of that day). You are very much appreciated and loved. I have learned so much from you.



Hi Susun,

I am enjoying your website and learning so much! :) I really like your approach to things like osteoporosis and other ailments that seem to plague our society… I have already ordered my purslane seeds... your article on purslane is terrific! I think we already have chickweed... though the leaves are fuzzy, not clean like the other chickweeds I have seen and eaten.

Thank you for all you do in helping to spread green knowledge... it is sorely needed.



Thanks and Praises to you, Dear Mother.

Your guidance, wisdom and empowered presence continue to carry me. Hoping your Mother's Day was filled with celebration and gratitude.

I love you!


Healing Wise is dancing with me and healing me wisely..

.thank you!


Hi Susun,

I was an apprentice several years back. To put an experience to my name, I had a run in with a goat named Uma while herding them:) Although I left early, meeting you and your style of teaching was one of the best experiences of my life.



Happy Mother's Day Susun for all the nurturing you put out into the universe.



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You were so helpful when i was pregnant...



Hi Susun,

I met you years ago in Alaska when you came to a conference for the midwives. You and I hung around together for several days. We went to eat at a seafood restaurant and ate oysters. I really don't expect you to remember me, as I forget half of the people I met.

Anyway, I continue to support and love what you do.



Hi Susun,

Love your work - both myself and my daughter are admirers. I lived in Maine for many years - lots of good earthy plants and animals there. In Florida now, headed to California.

Many blessings –




deep, strong, and gentle blessings. My daughter Karen is coming soon to your land. I have just joined Facebook and would be honored to have you as sister and friend.




I love reading your books and I am a budding herbalist and would love to connect with you. I live in Fresno, Ca and my midwife told me that you had come to her house once (up in the hills) with some friends, anyway I wish I could have been there :)



We danced together for years in a sisterhood dance :)

Hello Susun!



I am already a subscriber to Susun's monthly newsletters which I love receiving… Thank you so much for all of your information.




Dear Susun,

I am writing to tell you that I would love to take your ABC of Herbalism correspondence course and plan to register this week if you'll have me as a student.

Thank you for offering these courses.

Green Blessings,

Dear Susun,

I have been reading and enjoying your fascinating book, the New Menopausal


Dear Ms. Weed,

I would love to attend one of your sessions …

Best regards,


Karen Joy,

Thank you! …
I can't wait to start the course! How exciting.


Om and blessings Miss Weed!

I hope you are well!
My name is Lindsay and I am really interested in taking the shamanic herbal apprenticeship this coming June for so many reasons, the first being receiving as much physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual empowerment so as to know myself and my deep connection with nature, to reclaim my womanhood, so as to be for others a channel of light and empowerment! … This is really what I need actually something to shake me and wake me and bake me, maybe even break me!

I am looking for myself and my role on this earth, for a sense of faith and power, for a certainty of what I am and what I am here for! I am looking to be in service to the earth and listen, to go into my darkness....I have wanted to be a witch my whole LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaah! And I have made many excuses to avoid this work but now I want to stop pretending and living only half of myself!!!!!! …

sending you many regards and wonder!



Hello Susun,

My massage therapist here in Rhinebeck spoke highly of you and thought
that you could help me. …

With gratitude,



Dear Karen,

I read the article about bone density/loss and it makes so much sense to me. …Thanks,




… I want to register for the ABC's course …
I would love to make the Green Witch intensive in July …. look forward to hearing from you!

Oh - and I watched the five-part YouTube interview last night and was spellbound. I am officially in love with the Wise Woman Way.

Have a fabulous day,



Merry Meet Susun,

I am an Australian witch very interested in doing your green witch course, so far my teachers have not entwined daily life, spirituality and healing the way that I imagined, but your course has caught my attention. I have loved herbs since I was 11 years old when I grew my first garden and I make my own infusions, tinctures and oils.

…. I look forward to hearing from you Susun and from learning from you.

Blessed Be,


I am currently a student at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine… I enjoy your website …Thank you very much,



i wondered if your newsletter could be mailed to me. i would like to read and reread them cuddled with herbal tea on the couch. I’m willing to pay a subscription price. due to cut backs i might be losing internet and i would still like to receive your wonderful newsletter. thank you for your time and efforts.



Hello Susun,

… Thank you for you site (I read about how to make herbal infusions and feel that I could start with nettle tea)


I tweeted my way here.

I am a healer,clairvoyant and been with occult since birth. Am an Indian and
would love to be with Wise Woman..

Loved my tweaking and twooting through this site



Dear Susun:

I love your work, I came across your website and bookmarked you immediately.


Greetings Susun!

I am so excited to be studying with you! I have been an avid fan of Healing Wise for some time now, however I am a brand new ABC of Herbalism correspondence student. …

Hope to hear from you soon,


Just found your web site---thank you so much great-helpful info. The girls at mountain rose sent me your way.

Thanks a million



Hello Susun

I was an artist on your links page quite a while ago, at the time I only
briefly looked into your work and life and just thought that you had good
info on your site and lots of cool links. Since then I have started over
with my life and thankfully you have put my new link on your links page, NOW
I felt a big pull to read more and more of your articles on your site , in
fact I feel very drawn to read as much of your Wise Woman’s Ways as possible,
I aim to buy your books in the next couple of weeks.

I am 50 , my children are grown men now and I am starting a whole new phase of my life. Before reading about you I felt some trepidation with some of the things I was feeling, and what some of the awful things doctors had said to me, Now I don’t , now I am filled with excitement with all the things I am feeling, learning, and fun!!! I want to thank you Susun, you are a wonderful inspiration.

I don’t know whether you will see this, you must have thousands of feedback
mail , but just writing it has made me feel I have thanked you for being
there as an inspiration.

Love and Blessings
Morgaine X



Hey Sis,

I have very nuch enjoyed your channel and interview on John Gallagher's channel. …




Wow! I stumbled upon the show on BTR-you were awesome. …

Thank You,



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Hi karen,

I don't know if you remember me, but you helped me about a 1 1/2 years ago. I had ammenorrea and was having difficulty conceiving. With your help and daily herbal infusions, I now have a beautiful baby girl. She is 3 months old.

Thanks so much for you help:)


Dear Susun,

I happened on your site yesterday by divine guidance. Many of the things you say to do and eat/drink, I have been doing as I follow my body's requests. I am 51 and going through menopausal symptoms and I really appreciated the info on a UTUBE interview you did w/ Alan Steinfield. I shall approach menopause from a different point of view now.

I have been interested in herbs and plant for a few years now and a couple of years ago also started foraging (but still learning). I like your approach on herbs.....

I just love your energy and approach on life and the way you explain what it means to be an herbalist. I am part Italian and part Greek. My mother and grandmother taught me how to use some herbs for certain ailments (I remember my grandmother making me a strong cinnamon stick tea for my menstrual cramps as they were really bad and it always worked!). My friends think that I know so much about herbs but I am the one doubting myself even though I am an herbalist (as, according to your words, if your use herbs you are one), and I even started making my own lip balms and rose water at home. Now that I know how to make an oil infusion (thanks to you), I can start making healing balms as well.

I am in a major transition, as I quit my main income job. For a while now, I have been "playing" with the thought of wanting to work with the earth and having my own garden. I live in an apartment but trust that soon I shall have a little house with a big back yard so that I can start growing my herbs. As as soon as I have the means, I want to take the correspondence course so that I can feel more confident about my being an herbalist.

I know I have said a lot, but I feel a connection to you. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE!

In gratitude,



i want to learn with the green wise woman of the world. Thank you for your
support. i have learned so much from your wisdom.

mahalo a hue ho nui-peace love light infinite


to Susun Weed:

Thank you! Your name and work has been in my
consciousness for many years. I have a strong desire to come and meet
you. I will do this, I know it. For the time being.... from my heart
and soul: THANK YOU!




Thank you Susun for sharing your wisdom with all of us, I've had the pleasure of meeting you twice for workshops, (Mpls and Viroqua, WI).

You are one of my "Butterflies"-


I follow your herbal studies and have much gratitude for your work.




Love your books :-),





I enjoyed your column in sagewoman.




Greetings Mama Susun,

I hope all is well with you. Just wanted to let you know I gave you an honorable mention on the Heal Talk Radio show for Monday May 18, 2009. The show will air tonight at 9pm EST, and will be available after that as the featured show. Wishing you blessings and success,




hi Susun,

is it possible to use some useful hints from your book , "le trèfle de la vie" to answer a friend of mine on the forum of my Herbal Medicine Global Network...The forum is about Herbs and Pregnancy...Of course by mentioning your name and your book. I have also introduced you in my Links. We will all be very happy to have you amongst us and to share your wisdom!!! the site is new though, needs improvement...

green bliss to you,



dearest Susun

Your wise womans herbal for childbearing is my almanac, and you are a beautiful inspirational woman! thank you for considering my letter..

peaceful blessings,



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Your book the childbearing year was my bible during both of my pregnancies. My daughters are both very healthy and now 12 and 19 yrs old. Thanks for your wisdom.




Hello Susun and thank you.

I enjoyed your seminar some years ago at COETL in Bristo, Ct. How are you and any plans on coming around this area again?

Have a Blessed Day.



Hi Susun!

We met a few years back when you were speaking here in Washington.




Loved your books and wisdom for decades!




I want to comment on your wonderful dandelion video but I can't until I'm your friend. Can I be your friend?




Hi Susun.

Hope you are well and happy. I'm pogostemon on the wise woman forum and your books and your wise woman wisdom are making me a happier wiser woman too.

Thank you for it all,
Lorraine ( Pogo) xxx



Thank you for sharing your herbal wisdom.
I love your books.



Dear Susun

I maybe don't know yet, why I felt I wanted to contact you, but somehow it seems not to be an accident... our birthdays are almost on the same day... and I love the videos you put on FB...

Many blessings,


KiaOra Susun,

your video on Comfrey just turned up on my page. I'm so grateful. I listened to you talk at a conference in NZ way back! Just finishing Ayurvedic studies and now beginning to transfer some of that ancient wisdom to New Zealand native herbs.


Hello dear Susun!

this is kathryn, we met this past weekend. i cannot express to you how deep of an impact you made on me in only a few hours. i hope to speak to you again soon and make plans to come study with you for a longer period of time.

much love!!


Hi Susun,

I attended a menopause talk you held at a yoga studio here in S. Jersey many years ago; you gave the recipe for a 3rd eye tincture that has since been lost in a house move. I've tried my hardest and can't remember the ingredients... would you mind giving the recipe again? I also wanted to say that your Spring Tonics class was a joy to attend and delicious. I hope someday to attend again (if I ever get a vacation!). I still dream about the homemade bread, butter, & chickweed salad.



Love all your books wise woman!!!! Helped my mom tremendously through her menopause(interesting word).............empowering!




I enjoyed your talk in Gainesville, FL February of 2008. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us.



Thank you for the wonderful Comfry Leaf oil video. I have four plants in my garden that I transplanted from the little church on the hill.



Re: radio show.
Good morning!
Susun's show got picked as the "btr pick of the day" for blogtalkradio which translates into being the top show of the day...they run ads for the show-showing her face and the cover of the healing wise cover-as a banner, send tweets to folks about it, etc....it's a big deal......literally tens of thousands will see the promo.....

i am sooo happy for her!
xo to you both,


Hi Susun,

I have been a fan a looooong time, my daughter has studied with you in ny....and i think she may be needing this menopausal book about now... am so glad to see you here.




Just saw your video about comfrey oil - what a great teacher - loved your little assistant there! We have many mutual friends - would love to have you add me to your list!



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Loved your comfrey oil video! Want to see more...



FINALLY found time to finish your wonderful menopause book. just wanted to thank you -- so insightful. definitely makes me wish i'd thought through having kids so late -- hoping not to have one in puberty when my menopause peaks, but armed w/plenty of herbal allies and your wise words, i know we'll be fine. still on the fence about the mammogram--everyone keeps nagging me b/c my mom had breast cancer, but not until she was ~80 after--yep--YEARS of mammograms! apparently our local hospital has a low-dose (radiation) machine, but i'm still wary, and i wonder why they don't use ultrasound?? the older i get, the more i lose respect for western medicine on the whole. anyway, sorry to ramble, and thank you.




Im sure you get told this all the time, but your book is invaluable!!!!




Hello Susun...

it has been along time since we were all in the woods in La Honda, CA with Z... but I was going through photos the other day....and found some of you... I have thought of you from time to time, wondering how you are doing...

Hope all is well.



Hi Susun,

We have had a link to your page on our Middle Path website for years and have always felt we had a lot in common with our love of herbs, weeds and helping humanity through teaching and healing.




I look forward to your Goddess workshops as I am interested in learning more about Herbalism and embracing Feminine Power and Energy.

In light and gratitude,



After being irresistibly drawn to burdock today, I am watching your interview series, joyful and captivated!!




Hail Susun,

I have followed your ezine posts and videos for a long time.. You inspire me!



I love your books and have followed your advice through pregnancy and now perimenopause –


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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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