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May 2010

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Hey Susun....

I am so into your book Healing Wise!!!


Love your work Susun!


I recommend your books constantly and birthed my 3 unassisted births thumbing thru your childbearing book. gracias dear!



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Thanks for all your great works! i am a fellow plant person.




Thanks for all you do and all you share, Susun! Just thought I'd send out a little love your way today.....

Bright blessings for a beautiful harvest,



I love your knowledge u share. Thank you.



Greetings Sue-SUN!

glad folks like you are involved in the neo cultural revolution. A ripple multiplies to many! peace,




I've heard many great things about you, Susun. I'm a novice at using herbs, but enjoying the freedom within it!




Hi susun-

i am a few months away from finishing my midwifery studies at NMI. I have been a fan of yours for the past 20 years! Thank you for all of the info you have shared!

with gratitude-


I'm a huge fan. :)




Greatly admire your work! my friends and I are replanting golden seal into the wild this fall... also have an unexpected relationship with wild lettuce, I let it grow wild in the yard, along with the mullein (a few stately stalks of each...)



...I thank you for being a remarkable teacher in my life, and of course the lives of many...your a true Icon in the Herbal world, your work has inspired me beyond words, Your simply amazing, and I love you, truly Love you!

Thank you,


I cherish my friends for you, are the treasure. You're a storehouse of riches... wealth beyond measure. Although I have never met you, see you only in a picture. But I consider myself very blessed with such a wonderful circle of friends God Bless




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Hello Beautiful ♥

I so look forward to your newsletter. I have been fighting and kicking Cancer's ass for 5 years!!! Advanced Inflamatory Breast Cancer. You have helped me so much.




I took a class from you, years ago at the Trillium women's Herbal conference. I have been following your wisdom for years, but especially recently for Lyme. thank you.




Hey Susun~
I was fortunate to attend several of your workshops in Ann Arbor back in the late 80's, and was profoundly affected by your teaching.




Hello Susun!
I am a student of CCNH and am a huge fan of you and your wonderful books. God Bless YOU!




You are amazing amazing amazing! I am so thankful for your work. Many blessings and lots of love!




Katrina says, "Thank you for your dedication to sharing the medicine of the Earth with us all.”

I am slowly learning from you in your videos and online writings. My life doesnt allow it but if I could I would honor an opportunity to learn directly from you. I feel fortunate to find the tid bits I can!




Love you Susun!

Came across my journal the other day with entry about our first meeting... still learning from you, many years after green goddess apprenticeship... heart filled with gratitude for your being... XOX.




I have come across your Website and wanted to be connected also on Facebook with you. I have always tried to go the natural way and avoided mainstream medicines for myself and for my family as well. It was not always the easy way out for many things - but I knew that Mother Nature has an herb/natural remedy for all ailments ...




Have been reading your articles in Sage Woman for years. Thanks for all your advice, ideas and sharing of sadness and hope.




Just discovered you. Your book, Menopause Years, is my new best friend. Thanks ever so much.



Dear Susun,

I have just ordered three of your books, have only read one and already feel touched, moved, inspired, empowered by it! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your experiences, knowledge and wisdom with the rest of us.
brightest blessings to you!!! Daniela

Thank you Susun & Sisters for the beautiful, magical & inspiring moon lodge last night! Susun, thank you for creating & containing this sacred circle for us to gather & remember the ancient ways of our mothers. Brightest blessings!

Love, Anna xoxo




I stumbled across your site over this last weeked and I am glad. Reading your site and watching your U-Tube videos with your (way too cute) granddaughter has inspired me to go further into studying plants and all they have to offer. I noticed that you offer classes throughout the year and would like to come next year. This year is pretty booked up for me. I just ordered your book Healing Wise and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. Anyways thanks for being you and all that you offer. Hope to meet you in the near future.



I'm currently reading your Childbearing Year book. It's great!!!



Dear Susun,

So pleased 2b your friend here on facebook. In nurturing a young medicinal herb garden here on the Mendocino coast, I have benefited greatly from your guidance (books, newsletter & now fb!) ~ Thank you!




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Thank you for the newsletters. I love them. I love the photos. I love the articles. Thank you for bringing more goddess energy into my life.




I was given a copy of your Menopause book this week...how I wish it had come into my hands years before this, my almost-55th birthday. Such wisdom, such a gift.




I recommend your herbs and breastfeeding page to people so often that I thought I ought to keep up with your other wise words :-)




Your books have inspired me in many ways over the years. My daughter grew up watching me eat dandelions and chickweed as we walked our neighborhoods…




I have been reading your wonderful material on herbs and edible weeds for a long time now…



Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of information in your books, your website, your videos and your workshops. Three years ago I took a workshop with Motherhouse (www.motherhouse.us) on making Calendula salve. This was a simple workshop but something deep within my soul resonated. Suddenly, I found myself on this journey of learning all that could about medicinal and wild edible plants. I dove in head first and I'm still diving and digging deeper and deeper. I have read and I am still reading many herbalists books but I keep coming back to you and your knowledge. It seems to feel right with me. My love of weeds has grown exponentially and my garden this year has more "weeds" than cultivated veggies. I was so excited to see the Jewel weed blooming this morning! I used to loathe jewel weed as I tried to make my farm look, well, more maintained etc. We used to have help on the farm and now I'm so glad we don't. I do not have to argue or watch the guy mowing the lawn because yes, I wanted those milkweed plants, etc.

When I first started this journey I was explaining my excitement to my mother. She cried. She cried because she said she wished I had known my Great, Great Grandmother who was Cherokee Indian and who used the Wise Women Ways. She passed on her knowledge to my Great Grandmother. My Great Grandmother was a midwife, a medicine woman and wonderful teacher. I knew her when I was small but really, not that well. My Grandmother felt her mother and Grandmother were crazy and didn't want anything to do with learning the Wise Women Ways. She said she was tired of going into the woods to get medicine when she could go to the Drugstore and get what she needed. Sadly, those traditions ended with my Grandmother. My mother remembers harvesting things for her Grandmother when she was small but my Grandmother put a quick end to it. I'm so glad that in my 40's I'm learning something that feels so right to me and it has become a passion of mine. My son, who I unschool, is there learning right along with me. He is also teaching me about his passion, trees!

Thank you Susun for fueling my passion and I hope someday to actually take one of your workshops.

Sincerely, Vicki


I've read your books for many years~ Thank you so much for how fully you have shown up for women! You have truly been a blessing.

Sending you love~



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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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