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March 2010

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Dear Susun,

I am not sure if you might remember me. I am one of the ordained HP's in Z's line. We met some years ago at one of the Goddess 2000 events Z holds in the Redwoods. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful interview you posted to your wall with Roberta Cantow. LOL and wondered if you might have recognized me in the film. I quote Z, I think in the film.... Anyway....Great job and wonderful service you are providing with your radio show.

Love and Blessings from a sister in service with you, Letecia


Thanks so much. : )
I made dandelion vinegar today. Your granddaughter is adorable.



Thank you for your woman wisdom. so needed always, and even more so at this time!

Blessings, Alana



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Thank you Susun for posting your videos they are fun and informative I can't wait to make some of these with my 2 year old son this harvest.

Peace from Australia



Thanks, Susun, for another terrific workshop! Always lifts my heart and feeds my spirit being on your farm! Great fun to bring my students, too!





I dearly love your books and would love to be on your mailing list. Thank you for all you do.




Please send me Weed Wanderings. I also went through a crone ritual with Susan about 8 years ago in PA. Lots of love to you; coming home to the weed



Dear Susun,

I am very much enjoying your Wise Woman Radio interviews! Listening to Jan Calloway-Baxter's interview now. I am very excited to meet with you next week on Earth Day to talk about my Reclaiming Artemis Class at WWU! What a wonderful adventure this is!
Blessings to You!
Virtual Hugs, Melissa




Great Moonlodge last night one of the best..last night went by so quickly praying for good weather for you this weekend



Have been a fan of yours since discovering Herbal for the Childbearing Year. Now delighted to see you in Baraka's book.

Xo, Autumn



Your name just came up as a mutual fb friend. I just pulled out "Breast Cancer? Breast Health!" 2 nights ago for the first time in years. I would be honored if you "friended" me.



I remember seeing some of your books when I was an herbalist living in Oregon. I am a Krishna devotee and I live in NC. Hope you are well.

Love, Amanda


Hello there.
Thank you so much for the wonderful and supportive book Menopausal Years. I wish every woman would read this book and I certainly wish my two Mothers would have done so and passed it on to me in celebration of our changes, our womanhood.

With warmth and grace,



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It’s been a few years since I've seen you. Thank you for all you do Susan.




I was just reading about you in The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, and then my holistic alternative group started wildcrafting! I'd love to learn more! :-)

I have read all your books and believe it in full heart. I'm saving so I can take some of your classes.




Your wisdom has been waiting around each new bend in my path for years.

Thank you!



Aloha Susun,

Years ago, I carried your books in my metaphysical bookshop. Now I'm contributing editor at The Canary Report, a blog and online community about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. I'm a writer, organic gardener, and live in Hawaii. Thank you for all the work you do!

Aloha! Susie



Blessings Susan,

I have attended classes you have done at the woman's herbal, New England herbal conference and a few others. I am always inspired and empowered after listening to you speak.

Thank you!



I feel like i know you so well already! i started using your books when i was a midwifery student 13 years ago, and still pull them out often in my practice. You are amazing!




Hi beautiful people,
just love getting your emails, so inspiring!!

Goddess Bless and Green Blessings xOx (O)



Your wise woman books have been an integral part of my life....thank you.





My name is Shandra. I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Goddess conference in Glastonbury 2 summer's ago where i was a Melissa i have to say that up until that point i did not understand that there were such amazing Green Witches out there. i live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I would love to come and learn from you in person and wonder how often you offer workshops and or classes. I have the honor to be a helper in setting setting up a Goddess Festival here in Manitoba this June.

Thank you for your time.




Hi Susun,

Great to connect with you on FB. We have exchanged website links and I love your philosophy. Looking forward to connecting on FB.



I've admired you for so long; I'd be honoured to be one of your last friends allowed on Facebook!




Dear Susun -

your Herbal for the Childbearing Year was my book of reference back then - now children are in college. Many thanks - you and your work are gifts.

Truly, Ramona


Hi Susun,

… I have been learning a lot from your web site and video's and have been drinking lots of herbal infusions and I love them. I noticed a big change in the way I feel. I'm a Massage Therapist and the Nettle infusion really gets me through a busy day....Red Clover is also great as well; really levels me out...I Love the taste of the Oatstraw infusions; they are refreshing on ice. I ordered your book "Healing Wise" and can't wait to get it. I had to dig a little to find someone that I felt was delivering the truth on herbal medicine and so glad I found you!!...I'm ready to learn. Hope to see you soon at a workshop.

Enjoy your day and Be Well !!


Hi Susun,

I've followed your herbal wisdom for some time and am so pleased to be able to connect with you here.

Thank you, Marcia



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Thank you, it is truly a gift to receive these ezines with so much Nectar of information and blessings!




Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your newsletter is even better than I imagined - I especially love the idea of a featured artist each time.

With gratitude,



I really enjoy your books and you're quite the inspiration with your involvement in the community. I'd be honored if you would be my friend. :)




21 mutual friends & fellow herb wildcrafter! Took a day course of yours on the Toronto Island. Wonderful!




Dear Susun,

I honor you in my heart and I am so grateful that I had a chance to hear you speak for a few hours last Saturday. I finally feel like I'm heading home to Mother Earth, of course She never lost me, it just took me awhile to find out I was One with Her…




You are just too popular, lol. Facebook will not allow me to add you as a friend. I have several of your books and admire your work. So eveni if I cannot be a friend on Facebook, I wanted to let you know that you are in my heart:)



I love love love your books on pregnancy and of course menopause. I’ve been a fan for years may years.

Love, Holly



I really enjoyed speaking with Susan last night. I walked away from our conversation feeling so empowered. Please pass my love and gratitude along to Susan.

Thanks for everything,


I saw one of your lectures in Atlanta, GA and have read several of your books. I would be honored to be your FB friend and know what you're up to.

Thanks, Megan


Hello, I took a class from you so many years ago, I love and respect your work so.




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Dear Susan,

Just a note to say thank you. Your book, the Wise Woman Herbal in the Childbearing Year,has been a blessing and I'm grateful to have had it through my pregnancies.

I'm 47 years old and live in Parker, Colorado. I met you many years ago on a weed walk in Carmel New York. At the time, I was tending to the herb gardens for the owner of the Amber Waves of Grain Health Food Store. It was that experience that introduced me to the magical and healing properties of herbs. From there I went on to administer herbs to my grandmother that was in the late stages of cancer. Her response to the herbs was very good and it validated my belief in the effectiveness of herbal medicine.

Years later I became pregnant with my first child and used some of the advice in your book. However, it turned out that labor needed to be medically induced. When I was expecting my second child I found that I was once again past my due date and decided to self induce at home with castor oil. Much to our surprise, our daughter was born quickly and painlessly but unexpectedly at home! The labor pain was so slight that I didn't even realize I was in labor until the baby was crowning! Thankfully everything went well , but I realized that castor oil could be a very very effective method of inducing labor
Thirteen years later, at 47 years of age I discovered that I was pregnant again! I was under the care of a medical doctor once again. All of the testing came back normal but due to my age I was considered somewhat a high risk. I held your book closely to my heart and did what I could to help bring things along toward the end. As it turns out my due date had come and gone and induction was once again a topic up for discussion.
I convinced my doctor to allow me to self induce with castor oil at the hospital. My last child was born within 2 hours of taking the castor oil, before taking the final dose. Your book empowered me with the right to choose. The right to try and deliver in the safest possible way, with a natural induction. Like clockwork, I was able to initiate labor and I was able to dilate to 3-4 cm. At that point the labor started to stall. I tried to jumpstart the process but the contractions had really died down.

At that point I reluctantly moved forward with pitocin. I'm thankful that I was able to initiate labor without Ceravdil or Cytotec thanks to the Castor Oil method. Having your book in my possession was golden. I wished that I was able to deliver as easy as last time but I'm so grateful that I was still able to initiate labor with the castor oil. I'm sure that the pitocin sent the baby for a loop as his cord was in a perfect knot at birth. I didn't allow the Doctor to break my water until the very last minute, (which I believe protected the cord form stretching tightly).

Sean was born was born on February 23rd, he weighed 7pounds, 7 ounces and he's a beautiful healthy baby and a joyful addition to our lives!

It was wonderful to have your knowledge and insight to help throughout my pregnancies. You were like a guardian angel helping us get to where we needed to go. Thank You ! I enclosed a few photos so you can attach a face to a name. Thanks again for sharing your wisdom.




I was just reading your "Healing Wise" book last night, and when I popped on Facebook this morning, I saw a post of yours on Z Budapest's page:) I'd love to be in touch here on Facebook!



Hi Susun,

As I make my way back to the center of a once powerfully conscious intuitive relationship, I am counting on allies for support in the journey back to authentic self! That is why I am also hoping to receive a friend confirmation from your fb page sooooon!!

Thanks, Kerrie



Bless you for your knowledge and your ability to share. Menopause might not have been as slightly hellish otherwise;-)




I am so glad I was able to meet you in Chattanooga this past Friday!!! I really enjoyed hearing you speak!




You are such a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful mind.



Hi Susan!

I love your work. I have used your book for many years to help women particularly in labor and delivery, with much success! Thank you!




Really enjoyed the workshop today! I learned so much and loved your practical sense about health and herbs. Just starting on this journey of learning about herbs, but your books and speaking today has been a huge help so far!




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Thanks for coming and sharing with us here in Chattanooga. Hope to see you in Woodstock someday!



Hi Susun,

Your book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Child Bearing Year, was such a wonderful resource for me during my pregnancies. I recommend it now to my friends and clients. Can't wait to learn more about growing my own herbs. I'll be planting a garden for the first time this year in a desert climate.

Blessings, Callie


Hi Susun!
I am a doula and childbirth educator in Philadelphia and greatly admire your work. I am now studying herbs with Demetria Clark. Many blessings to you and happy spring!




Hi Susun,

I am co-director and core faculty in the Women's Spirituality MA Program at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and founder of The Lilith Institute. We all love your work !



I hope you'll add me as a friend. I just came across you and you look like such an interesting woman. I'd love to get to know you better.




Your work and teachings are very dear to me. I'm currently studying as a community herbalist and am an aspiring lay midwife as well. I think you are just the cat's meow. Thank you for your inspiring words and actions.




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So, I have had these weird cramps in my back for a long time, and ever since I read about your nettle infusions, and how they have calcium (calcium is supposed to help with cramps), I've been drinking them every day, and since I started, no more cramps.




Hi Susun,

I just love your books, website and e-mails. There are very few people I would like to add to my friends list here, but you are definitely one of them :)



thank you for teaching me to nourish myself by drinking simple infusions of nettles and oatstraw. I get busy and forget to take care of myself. When I feel myself getting run down these infusions help me to regain my health. Now if I can only remember to just drink them everyday ...




Hello Susun,

I'm a herbalist living in VT. I'm very thankful for all your work! I have most of your books.
Many blessings!



Hello Susun,

just discovered your work. I would be honoured if you would accept me onto your friend list. I have much to learn.


Dear Susun,

Just wanted to let you know that it's an honor to be one of your facebook friends. I've been familiar with your work since the late 1970's I think (maybe early 80's). Thanks for your contribution to our world.

All the best, Peter



Great to see you on FB. I've been a fan of yours for many years. Thank you for your books! Nadya King initiated me into the second level of Reiki.

Terra Jean



I am glad to know you are on facebook. I did not know who you were until I purchased your book wise woman. I then started using oat straw because of the benefits you mention in the book. I also went on the internet to see the infusions you demonstrated concerning oat straw. I thank you in advance for accepting my friend request.




Hi Susun,

We are so looking forward to having you here in Tennessee and North Georgia again this coming weekend. I love watching your videos and can't believe I have been practicing the Wise Woman Way now for over 17 years. It has been a fun and amazing journey. I keep learning so much from you and the mother earth and all the mama wisdom is so sacred to share. Thank you for all you do. Amy, Suzanna, and I are honored to bring you here for this workshop.

Green Blessings, Lori



Thank you dear heart Susun..
Nettle is such a friend…and brought me though a personal emotional tsunami...in which I went through the great annihilation...losing it all..but gaining the natural wisdom way…. Your pink/purple book..Menopausal Years..( a gift I have given to many now)..your special guidance ..held my hand. Thank you thank you on this special 2010 Spring Equinox!!

Love,and Many Blessings



Hi Susun,

Receiving your e-mag is a highpoint of my month!




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Hello Susan,

I have been following your work for about a year now, and have a couple of your books, get your newsletter, and would love to study with you some day….



Hello Mother of sister spinster :)

I just wanted to tell you, that I am very thankful I found your book of Wise Woman Herbal a few years ago. I am doing some paper work at the moment, for my herbal subject in school and decided to talk about nettle.And your book just came to me again! I know this plant since I was very small, but the way you presented Her to me is just lovely. I see Her much different now, with different attitude.Yesterday I spoke to her in the forest. Her small, dark green leaves have just looked out from the Earth. They are happy, pure and full of life.They are sending Love and Light to you as well :)
All the way from Slovenia.
Happy spring time ♥



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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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