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October 2009

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Spent half the night watching you on YouTube last night! I completely adore the knowledge you bring and share in your love of plants! You were truly a joy to experience :)


you are a beautiful spirit and have touched me with your wisdom. I am just beginning a life of a Wise Woman and I really look up to you.



One of my idols!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I enjoyed watching your Raw vs Cooked debate. You are a beautiful woman and I look forward to meeting you some day!



HI Susun –
I'm still promoting the show we did together (you were on my Green Tea with Marilee show) and people loved it!




Hi Susan,
I am so grateful to have come across your wisdom in this life! It has helped me so much as a woman, and continues to be a source of nourishment for my body and soul! Thank you!



Love your books!



Wanted to say how much I loved the article in Sage Woman - Herbal Adventures - it was lovingly read through first and then read again! I just got the issue # 76 from the local Chapters... thank you for the words and the inspiration! Goddess bless my friend... I am honoured to call you sister and friend )O( xo




Susun, you are truly a wise woman!!


I really appreciate your work. I hope to continue learning more about natural healing and herbs.



Hello, Susun!
It is so wonderful to see you on here! We ladies of the "Six Song Mountain" are still in touch and living strong lives! Hope this finds you well! It has been a while! Out here with Matt Wood, if I can ever get ahold of him:) Living in Minneapolis now and thinking of studying some theater and acting!!! Mwhaa!!! xoxox!!

Give yourself a hug for me!!



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You have changed the lives of many and helped reclaim so much of what was lost to us. Goddess bless you, and your work :)



Blessings to you Susan. You have been a mentor to me without knowing me. All blessings to you.


Oh thank goodness!! I have been a fan of your research for years! Thank you for all your hard work, and for the knowledge!

Blessings, beautiful mama!




I am a new student of your ABCs of Herbalism Correspondence Course. I just wanted to say that I am so excited to start this course!



I am a licensed midwife, now 26 years, over 3000 babies, and I love your books, my favorite is Menopausal years, it sits on my desk at all times and I reference daily, thank you,



I love your book and loved hearing you on the raw mom summit!



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Dear Ms. Weed,
I've been enjoying your website trying to soak up some small portion of knowledge. May I add you to my friends list?



Thanks for all of your wisdom--I have been an avid follower of yours for many years. I love your books, esp The New Menopausal Years!! It was (still is) a great resource that has helped guide my life's journey.


I so much want to study with you!!".



Hi Susun,
I have just signed up for your Green Allies Course. I'm so excited to begin my journey. Green Blessings,



Just wanted you to know I think your awesome!! Thanks for adding me!


Such a fan of yours, such a fan of the plants - would love to get your updates, feel free to add me as a facebook friend!



Your Profile picture of you is very pretty. You seem to have a green glow around you, like you are nature and human.



I love your books and love your spirit. I'm a Birthing From Within mentor and doula, and I had my son at The Farm in May 2008. Some of the herbal advice my midwives gave me was yours!



I was new to Women's Herbal this year and my family and I have started drinking nettle and red clover infusions! Thank you for your workshop.



I was inspired by your workshops at the NE Women's Herbal Conference.



No, I Have not been there, but I have been making my infusions and I want you to know my blood work is perfect as of this month. Thank you so much. I have also made home made salves, soap and lots of bath salts. I have planted many of my own herbs in my garden and love every minute of it and I want to thank you for your course I had the opportunity of take. I love working with all the herbs thank you so much.



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Thanks, Susun! You are truly an inspiration!



You look wise and powerful so must you be. It's great being an elder isn't it? Now my younger friends actually listen to me lol



I'm giddy after reading your bio. Printed the whole thing out (after digging out 20 sheets of paper from the recycling bin) and devoured it last night. Thank you for writing your story. It danced and sang to me as I read and is still sparking creative thoughts in my head. The part about the "ka" will be life changing for me. Realizing too that I am at home in nature, in my kitchen brewing remedies, that the universe named me Laurel for a reason.



Starting the day with some nettle infusion and loving it! thank you!



Hey Susun,
I think your the coolest person especially when using nature to help heal us all. Thanks for your dedication.



We've never met but I receive your wise woman mailings and I admire you greatly. I have learned much from you. Keep up the good work!



I love your wise women newsletter!!



You are amazing- wise woman herbal the child bearing years is so powerful- I love your work!


I'm a big fan of yours and you have helped me so much. I would love to have you here as a friend too.

Dear Susun,

I have recently been introduced to you through your website and newsletters from a Shamanic friend of mine. I feel blessed to have come across your mother earth wisdom and inspirational words.

Megan (Australia)


I just started taking the ABC Herbalism class and I am just so excited to get started...


Hi Susun.
I listened to your interview with Shannon Leonne in the Raw Mom's Summit and loved it.

I have started doing infusions, but can't remember how long they last in the fridge. Also a great tip to add the mint to the Oatstraw. Not sure if I could have sipped it otherwise. Thanks in advance for the help.


At some point in life it is important to thank those who have inspired us on our journey here. Your words of Herbal wisdom in your books have guided me through my life as Mother and Crone but as an ally to Earth One of my greatest accomplishment was taking a 3 acre clear cut in the foothills of the Sierras and replanting it. At the end of a 10 year labor of love exchange we established our roots. I read your books the whole time. Thanks for the wisdom......

I read your Wise Woman newsletters faithfully!

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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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