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November 2006

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Dear friends,

I was reading about the zines that you offer freely to people. First, thank you for giving so freely your knowledge of medicinal plants. I am currently studying about many plants, especially in New York.



Dear Susun,

I enjoyed the July 15 workshop with you. Lots of good information… I went home and made my first batch of hypericum infused oil.

Again, thanks. Chris


Love these books!

Healing Wise is already dog-eared!!!! … Susun, I've been using and growing herbs for years, but the way you've presented this group is just fabulous!!! I know I was led to your site. I live in central Mississippi, so you can imagine the spiritual and political resistance in the ethers. If I lived anywhere near your farm, I'd have my bags packed heading for the gas station…




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Dear Susun,

I hope this email finds you radiant and happy. I've read some of the articles on your website, and looked through your New Menopause... book, … keep up the good work;it's inspiring.




Permission to gain 10lbs during menopause is just what I needed. The changes that have happened to my body have been a real struggle...you have eased my pain.
I eat healthy-I exercise and still gained the weight. It started just as you said-tops were too tight and then the waist on my pants. (getting a new wardrobe out of it was nice).
I will embrace my "new body" and continue to live a health lifestyle.
Thanks again,




hi there......

loved your site, felt empowered by it... please send me weed wanderingsa news letter.

love and light jane



Dear Susun,

Bless you and all that you do to inform unknowledgable women, as myself.

Signed, Basilica



Greetings to all

I just wanted to let you know that I have received the books and DVD I ordered.
I have spend the last 2 days immersed in Susun's "Healing Wise" and have watched the DVD "Juliette of the Herbs" with my 7 year old daugher. I was deeply moved and my daugther was transfixed! She is at this very moment asking to watch it again.
Please pass on my sincere appreciation to both Juliette and Susun for their wonderful work. It is uplifting, lifeaffirming and informative with down to earth information that a novice like myself can understand and use.

Also I very much appriciated the excellent service and prompt delivery from your cyber bookshop!

Warmest Regards



Hello -

I greatly enjoyed your article on better bones…




I have been "dabbling" in natural remedies for 30 years now. Found Susun's web site today and am very impressed with all her info. Please add my address to you list for her free newsletter.




I have enjoyed your columns in SageWoman and have two of your books…

Thank you



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I've recently been loaned a copy of Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way, and I'm enjoying it immensely - as well as learning a great deal. Thank you so much for this book!

I would like to be added your mailing list, please. I look forward to learning more.




Thank you for providing all the very helpful and informative information offered on your website about menopausal related problems such as vaginal atrophy and dryness. You made two particularly interesting suggestions to alleviate these symptoms. One was acidophilus capsules that can be inserted vaginally and the other was taking Comfrey Root sitz baths…

Sincerely, Francine


Hi Susun,

Just to let you know, I am soooo happy to have the book. I can't tell you
how grateful and very often relieved I am to have the perspectives it
offers. …

Best wishes, Yolande




I attended Susun's healing herb workshop two weeks ago and my son and I have been busy and happy collecting and learning and preparing various tinctures, oils, and vinegars. I am amazed at the abundance of healing plants nearby.

Thank you so much. My life is enormously enriched.



Hi Susun,

Love, love, love your book Menopausal Years…
Thanks so much Susun!





I attended a workshop a couple of years ago and just loved your goats. …




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Merry Greening?

Please add me to your e-zine. I love your site. I love your enthusiasm. 25 years ago when I graduated nursing school I was enthusiastic. Now I look forward to becoming a Wise Woman and participating in the age old gentle healing of my mothers and grandmothers. I hope someday to visit Italy (I am first generation) and learn from my family too.

"From every point in the universe, towards you, may all good things flow"
Navajo Nation, Arizona



Aloha Susun:

Thank you for your work with women. …

Aloha Nui Loa,


Dear Susun,

I have known of your work for 20 years, though you don’t know me. I have owned several of your books, given them away – or lent them out and forgot to whom – then bought so my replacements I’ve lost count during that time. I really didn’t think about your having a web presence until I bumped into your webcasts this morning. Then I joined your forum. Then I found your blog. I am delighted to be connected to your updated information in this way!
Have a wonderful day –



Goodness, and Oh My Grandparents!

In all of my journeying, I have not even picked up a wift of your trail.
Until today! Hello Susun! I just read through all your stuff, and am ready to move in!
((Laugh along with the Grandparents, on that one.))

Within the Dance,



Please send Email Newsletter,Weed Wanderings, to me.I can't wait to read about more of your tips and teachings.



I would be grateful to be on your email listing for information etc. I have a history of breast cancer 15 years ago, and have two of your books, and have used herbal medicine and other alternative remedies for years, I think your site is wonderful, many thanks,




My name is Deborah (rhymes with menorah) I love you dearly …
Thanks for being you and acting on yoru passions!!!!!!!!!




Bright Blessings...

Please sign me up for your newsletter. …. Thank you so much.
I have enjoyed your site that I came across and realized I have one
of your books that I am handing down to my daughter-in-law.

Merry Part...



Ms. Susun S. Weed,

I have read a good deal of your material and have been most intrigued…




I was led to your website this afternoon and found it very fascinating and
helpful. Please put me on your emailing list for newsletter.

Peace and Blessings,




Dear Susun,

I hope this e-mail will get to you. I have been reading your menopause book and looking through your website in search for relief what I believe are premenopausal symptoms.
Anyway, one afternoon I took a nap and you came in my dream and told me to take Dandelion. I very, very rarely dream of people I know, so this was noteworthy and I wanted to share it with you. I saw you very clearly. (You're radiant by the way :)
Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing.




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Hi Susun:

Love your Healing Wise book and its philosophy on Scientific vs heroic v Wise Woman. I too followed the same route - traditional doctors where 'they' told me what was wrong with me, then a wanderign into health food stores where we focused on 'cleaning the unclean body', supplements, and still gave away our power. Now with wise woman, I can sink my teeth into it. I share the perspective 100%, and I'm glad to have a name to go along with it. …

best regards



Greetings Susun.

I have just read Menopausal Years. I appreciate the wisdom and help in the book. I thought I had been losing my total balance and was spiraling into bi-polarity and thank goodness I consulted a natural wise therapist in tune with your work. I would love to be added to the newsletter.




Dear Susun,

I have admired you and you work for so long… Thank You for all you do.

Blessed Be...Kathi



Your site is a blessing to me!

It's like know one else understands what i'm going through, but you guys!
Thanks for the very needed information!!!!!!




Hi Susun!

Please add me to your mailing list. Thanks! I found your books wonderfully helpful getting through menopause without hormone therapy. Thanks for that too!

Love & Light, Barbara



Everything on the site is like a breath of fresh air.
Thank you thank you thank you.




I am SO GLAD to have found you folks online. Somehow I connected, having
been interested and reading writings of Jean Shinoda Bolen ...and looking
for menopausal and "passage" support and info. I am an RN (age 51)and am
married to a "traditional" family practice MD and go to a "traditional" male
gynecologist. An inner voice has been telling me to embrace this time and
approach it naturally and now , finding your site is a wonderful support.
Have ordered the Menopausal book by Susun Weed from your site and look
forward to it and returning online.

I HAVE to learn more about "listening to the plants" as I have always felt
such an affinity with the green botanical presence in our lives.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.




I appreciate all the wonderful herbal information I found on your web-site
which I stumbled across and would appreciate being added to your mailing
list very much.

Many blessings to you and yours, Jan




I read your book on herbs for menopausal women and got much relief and am still using many of the herbs…

Best regards, and thank you for your great work!

Hi Susun,

Your books have been a source of deep comfort and mentoring for me over the
past fifteen years. I've been eagerly awaiting a new book that you have
mentioned here and there recently called *Down There*. Any chance it well
come out soon?

With great appreciation,




Hello there,

I read with great interest your article on StorkNet.com titled, “Fertility After Forty," as I am now 40 and hoping to conceive my second child soon. …

Many thanks!



Hello Susun!

I have been a follower from your books, website & advise.

Hugs & kisses from Colombia!!



I am computer challenged and never go
on the computer except to look for Juliette's books. I love her and am a
gigantic fan and who knew that a 90-something year old beautiful, inspiring
animal loving herbal lady would in a round about way, along with everything
else, teach me to go on the computer!

Anyway, I am interested in Spanish
Mnt Life, Gypsy in New York, Summer in Galilee when they are reprinted. Let
me know also if there is a package price. I definitely would like to
purchase them. (I have the Dog and Cat, Traveler's Joy, Nature's Children,
etc. already. Thank you so very much for reprinted these precious gems, and
now many of us will finally be able to afford to buy them. Are you going to
be reprinting Wanderer's in the New Forest?

I plan on coming to one of
Susun Weed's seminars before the year is out. I was watching a Susun Weed
video up at Sage Mnt. this summer (my first herbal gathering) and somebody
walked in and said Susun Weed at 7 a.m. in the morning?!! Then Rosemary
walked in a little later and said sweetly, "Ah, Susun" and watched along for
a few minutes.

Looking forward to learning from Susun!


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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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