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May 2006

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Hi Susun,

Thank you for your dedication to better living,


hi susun.

i have enjoyed reading the many pages on your site. your workshops, and community groups sound very switched on. i am inspired to start directing my own path toward wise women's circles.

i am a lone-witch, who is blessed to be living in lush mountains, surrounded by talking plants and animals- herbal wealth!

…. take care susun, i hope you continue to know prosperity and great success.
regards from afar [Australia]....


Dear Susun, Thank you for your generosity and wisdom.
peacefully, and with gratitude,




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Dear Susun,

Myself along with a dozen women in my company are going thru menopause. What a ride! Two of us have decided to go thru our change following your book "New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way" to a T. I, am one of them. I can't say it's been easy and we have all the symptoms in that book. We even have your tapes, autographed copies, and other publications from your site. ….
You look better than ever from your video of 1989. Go Girl!




Dear Susun Weed,

I love your book NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way... I read it sometime everyday, ….

Thank-you ~Clarassia



Hi Susun,

Firstly I would like to tell you how much I enjoy a spare few hours browsing your website. It is fabulous. I also own three of your books which I enjoyed reading immensely and often refer to.
Warmest regards,



Love and blessings to you all !!

I am so impressed and so happy that I have found your site and want to thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the world. Your writings are so full of love and knowledge, thank you for opening my eyes,my spirit and my heart.
It would be great if you could put me on your mailing list.
my deep respect, my thankfulness and a bright smile,

from monika




A client told me of your website and I wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful work you are doing to help empower women of all ages. I will recommend many to your website and I appreciate all the information you give out on these pages.

… Thank you . Erika



Dear Susun,

How are you this beautiful Saturday morning?
…. I have your book The Wise Woman’s Guide to the Childbearing Years.
I have used this book as a guide during my three pregnancies and to help many of my friends and family members during their pregnancies.

Many Blessings to you and yours.



What a wonderful work you are doing. My spirit led me to purchase your book in a book annex in Orange County. I feel so honored to have it. I have been searching for your concept in other forms for a while. WHoleness nourishment , Woman healers, so much and I am truly grateful. I will visit this summer for a weed walk.

Be well and THANK YOU!!!!!



Hi Susun -

I'm sorry to say I haven't read any of your books, but I am familiar with your name through my chiropractor and nutritionist and you are thought of as the expert on all of this stuff.




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Thank you for all of your wonderful info --

I try to keep extra books on hand to give out to young women that are expecting babies and I even gave away your book on breast health to a friend of mine for her daughter -- her daughter came up to me a few weeks ago and said that she was finally making headway with her problems --

Thank you Susun for all of your research and wisdom
- Binky
thank You a lot!! spring greetings






I have read your books, and have been touched by your suggestions about how to honor ourselves as women…

Thanks, Diane



Merry Meet Susun,

I love, love, love your site and all of your pictures. Through a short
series of events, I followed the signs and they ended with you...

Green Blessings,



I have recently been given a copy of your book Healing Wise. I am on a path of self cleansing a spiritual growth-dragging my husband and two small boys along! Your book has been a phenominal push for me. I am right now steeping dandelions for syrup. It was a recipe I decided to make when the boys picked me a tonka truck full of blossoms and I had everything else on hand already. I found the recipe in your book…. I thank you for your time and your wonderful inspirational information.




I have also made a fabulous mistake. I would like to share it with Susun and yourself.

I was making my Dandelion Syrup and had it asimmer. I went past the syrup stage and directly to the hard crack candy stage. Oops, right? Blessedly wrong! It turned into a really thick caramel and the next morning it was inpenetrable. So I re heated it (it was in a quart mason) by setting it in a sauce pan of boiling water. Then I poured it on a sheet of wax paper covered in sesame seeds. I rolled the sticky clump into long snakes and let them cool. (Very tempting at this point) But when they were cool I cut them into small pieces and shared them with my family. To make a long story short, I have invented Dandelion Sesame Chews. Chewies my boys call them. They are a real delight.
Thank you so much for the information and the great push I needed to get my life on a real path. My whole family benefits. I will most definately visit the forum and thank you for letting me know of it.




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Dearest Susun Weed-

I am following the recommendations in your Breast Health Book to heal a breast lump, for the second time. I healed one 8 years ago, forgot my lessons, and and now relearning them. I came to your website after searching for more information. Other sites tease with a little info, more promised if you send money. I am filled with Gratitude for what you offer freely on your site. I found exactly what I needed.

May your life be filled with blessings, as I feel blessed to have your books in my life.
Thank you, Thank you , Thank You,



Hi Susun,

I would like to join your mailing list. I find your articles very
refreshing and lets me know I am not going crazy. I am 58 yrs. young



I am writing to request membership to recieve the ezine Weed Wanderings. I feel as though I'm on a path that I should have been on long ago...I stumbled upon the "Healing Wise" book while studying to be a Green Witch on my own. I am so very happy to have found you!!!





I'm a fan and have been to a number of workshops and have quite a few of Susun's books. …




Hello Susun,

I am currently in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and have been reading your book ‘The Childbearing Year’ (which was recommended to me by my doula).
The natural ways of healing are of a great interest to me and I was glad to find your book and read about all the herbs and the natural methods of how to stay healthy and/or how to cure with a better understanding (and respect) to our complex as a whole.

Thanks & all the very best,


Dear Susun.

You and your books have been a key guide for me for years.
I was blessed to be at your workshop here in Madison WI some years ago.
With best wishes,




Dear Susun:

I am 51 years old, mostly vegetarian all my life (do add some fish now),
and have been experiencing pre-menopausal symptoms. Because both my
grandmother and mother went into an early surgical menopause I don't have
any female support or knowledge.

When I discovered your book I felt like you were an answer to my prayer. I was beginning to feel really terrible with lots of bleeding, anemia, heart palpitations, insomnia, hypoglycemia, fight or flight etc. It was a very confusing time and I didn't feel like I
knew myself anymore. I began making nettle infusion and oat straw infusion
and alternating every other day. I also began taking the anemia prevention
infusion once a month that you provide in your book about childbearing.
I have been greatly helped.

I still have heart palpitations and hypoglycemia, but the other symptoms are
greatly diminished. …Please put me on your email list so that I can get news from you. I would like to look into the classes you offer.





I have recommended your book to so may people that are also going through
Menopause. You are truly a God send.

God Bless




I just finished reading your menopause book and loved it. I am 54 years old and still having regular periods… I'm fixing my herbal infusions according to the directions in your book and I can really feel the difference from the extra steeping time. I even turned my husband on to it. Thanks for your help.




Hi Susun,

I have been told that I have all the systoms of fibromyalgia. I was lead to your web site. I just know that your insight will help my body that aches all over at 52 years old.
I will keep you posted on how the infusion help me - I am beginning a new diary today using herbals.

Peace and Blessing on to YOU
Pastor Linda



hi susun,

I love your website and your honesty. I have a love of nature, gardening, and herbs. I am interested in doing one of the apprenticeships. I want to take your advice and try doing the work exchange weekend you suggested on your website…



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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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