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September 2008

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Thank you.

I did start reading the information on your website and newsletters -- so much info to cover -- very informative. …Does she do teleseminars? If it is ever possible, I would like to see her in videos showing what different plants look like/safety tips. Then I would be more sure of what a plant is than just looking at a photo. I live in south-central Utah and would love to come visit the east coast and learn from her, but I can't just yet anytime soon.

Thanks for everything.


I found your website when researching herbs but never had time to read it because we put in a very big garden. So, I put it on an open tab hoping to get to it. Then a few weeks later my friend told me to check out your website, so I started looking around but I have a hard time reading online. Then after a serious pre-menopausal attack that took my knees out from under me, our friend told me to look at your site again and try to contact you…. Then someone pointed out this week that I have motherwort in my yard and said that I should look into that. I went to wikipedia to make sure it was motherwort and there you are again, quoted! So I think even if it's online, you are meant to be my teacher.


I live in upstate NY. I moved here to learn to garden and be a medicine woman (my life goal). I need to get my brain "back" though and am focusing as hard as possible to try to figure out where to start. I lost my job at the end of May and now would be the time to learn and heal before I have to go back to work. I hope to meet you soon either in consultation to help me figure out what herbs to get on and/or also as a teacher if I can afford the classes.

Thank you for a wonderful site!




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Hello Susun!

I am a long time admirer of your work and presence in the herbal healing community. Although I do not own your book Childbearing Year the Wise Woman Way, I plan on getting it as soon as possible. I also hope to take one of your courses within the next year.

Green Blessings,



Hi Ms. Weed,

I was referred to you by a friend I met at a yoga ashram. I've been wanting to take some courses with you but I live in the Virgin Islands. I have several of your books.

… I'd really love to learn about your goats and of course, all those magnificent medicine weeds! I drink nourishing herbal infusions almost daily!

Thank you,





I have heard so many incredible things about you, my birth class
teacher Erica at "Real Birth" in NYC referred me to you …
Thank you so much!




Hi Karen,

I am so excited about signing up for Susun's course, Spirit and Practice of the Wise Womans Tradition. I was fortunate enough to attend 2 of Susun's workshops last week at the Goddess Conference here in Glastonbury, UK and she totally blew my mind!!

Bright Blessings,
Robin xx



Hi Karen -

yes please put me on any lists you have - I was all over Susun's website yesterday and LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it!!! Can't wait to get up there!!!

…Thank you!!




i have been unable to gain access to the herb forum … i so miss it! hope you are enjoying this magickal august...

peace. Heidi


Subject: I love your book

Hi Susun,

Your book on menopause is the best I've read. I am 45 and going though
menopause now. It's an interesting journey, embracing what comes............

Thanks for writing that book.................................Allison



I just want to say thank you on your tip for the nettle leaf infusion. I have been drinking the nettle leaf tea for over a month and also just trying to pray, meditate, and remind myself how truly blessed I am. I see such a big difference. I rest more peaceful and the jerk/stinging sensation went away. Every time I drink my tea I think of the wise women. You all are Beautiful.

Thank You....



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Hi Karen,

Many thanks for your welcome email. I am really looking forward to the course and am so thankful that you offer these courses, books ezines etc :)




Dear Susun Weed,

Hello! :)

… so happy and grateful that you are alive, helping, and teaching.
I would love to live, play, sing, learn with you and all at the Wise Woman Center!!!!

Many Thanks to you in this beautiful life,


Dear Susun,

I really want to move to Woodstock, NY-especially to be a part of the sweat lodge ceremony's & to attend your workshop-Maybe someday :).




Dear Susun,

You should know how much I love your books, especially the menopuase one. You are a blessing and I feel a special connection to you and what you do…

I purchased your books, and everything made perfect sense… I feel a connection to nature and believe in you and what you do... …

Thank you so much,



I love your newsletters and missed them when my computer crashed.

I now have a new email address and hope you can make the changes so I can continue to receive your beautiful mailings.

Thank you and many Blessings,



Please add my e-mail address to your "mailing" list. I was looking to additional information on Pokeweed and was linked to one or your sites. Being a young thing of 52 years, I found your info on the "change" interesting.....
....................................................Thanks Lynn



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I have to say that I keep running into females who are in perimenapause and
not at all clear over what to do to assist this transition and are confused
over what is happening with their bodies. A copy of Menopause Years was
loaned to me and after reading it I have given numerous copies away. I
figure it's more effective than refering someone to a book they have never
heard of. This book has helped me with my fears and I hope to feel better

Keep well and thanks!



Hello My Friends,

I just read the notice about the Wolf Clan teachings by White Feather and I
just wanted to say I'm grateful that Grandmother Twyla's teachings are being
carried on and didn't realize that she has passed into spirit world. Bless
her dear soul. In the early 90s I attended the wolf clan women's councils
for 3 years in a row and just loved them. I learned so much from them and
always will have fond memories of those amazing and empowering times.
Many blessings to you who are carrying on with this work.

Sending love and hugs
Cheers, Namaste



Good Day Susun,

I have just discovered your website. It was very interesting reading about
the herbs and the benefits to our mind and body. I am in the throws of
menopause which is what lead me to your website.

I have just ordered and received a pound of nettle and oat straw leave. I
cannot wait to begin drinking my tea!




Good Morning Wise Women!

For three years I have bought almost every book you publish and am trying to find a way to make it to the workshops, but have a heavy work schedule.





I subscribed to your free monthly newsletter a couple of weeks ago.You sent me the July issue which I am in the process of reading -the different books and about the '7 medicines' … I've found so much interesting info and reading on your websites. I'm learning and absorbing such good info on natural healing and looking after oneself...

Many thanks Linda


Hi Susun,

My name is Lily, and I am a herbalist in Australia. I have been practicing for about 13 years now, and i have been "hitting the wall" in practice lately. I know there is so much more to this than what I am "doing" with my patients and I have been unsure about why the herbal compounds which have always just worked, have stopped working lately.

I am also an intuitive, and i have been getting the message to just wait, just wait, just wait. And now, i find your Wise Woman Tradition course. I know it is all about to come together - we are selling our home in the city, and have just bought beautiful acreage in a small country community with the hopes of growing herbs and food and practicing in a completely different way of life. So the purpose for writing you, as well as to thank you for inspiring me anew, is to ask if I may do your course from all the way over here?

Looking forward to hearing from you,



Hello there.

I was fascinated by your site… I really
appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge.




Dear Susun,

I am 44 year-old single mother. Had br.cancer in my left breast end of '06. In surgery, it was fully excised, had radation and chemo (CMF) I read your book on breast cancer which helped me tremendously. Used lots of herbs throughout my treatment. Loved and appreciated your helpful information.

Thank you so much,
Love, Tracy



Dear Susun,

I have just spent the last 2 hours with you via your website and YouTube. Bless you. Thank you for being who you are.

With this email I wanted to make a connection with you, a first hello. You and the opportunities you provide for learning are answers to many dreams, visions and prayers that I've had. There is a deep rightness I feel. So, now that I've found you my new prayer is that I am courageous and step forward on my path.

At this moment I ackowledge the universe and reach back to you, and to the universe, and say thank you. I hear. I feel. Thank you.





Your site has been a great comfort to me, thank you for the insight…




Hi Susun,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying all the lambs quarters and dandelion greens up there. I live in Mexico and do miss those wild greens.

Maybe you remember me? I used to study with you in the late 70s and thru the 80s. I used to come and stay with you occasionally. I'm originally from Kingston. I was a hypnotist in Vermont, and then I moved to Belize to go into the Peace Corps... and we lost touch. You were such a strong teacher for me and influenced me in a lot of important ways. I learned so much from you.

Anyway, long story short, I live in southern Mexico now, on the Belize border. I am a tenured professor at a public university here, doing teacher training with Mexican students who will go on to teach English as a foreign language…

Sending love from here,



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Dear Susun,

My name is Theresa I am 22 years old…. I was looking over your site and taking power over the healing of your own body naturally is really intriuging to me. I would love to find out more about your healing tecniques and your workshops. I feel that your spiritual ways would really help me to regain strength and empowerment for myself…




Thank you so much for the richly informative August ezine and for printing my article... The illustrations you have used to enhance it are beautiful!...

With love, Sophia...



Dear Ms Weed,

A friend sent me you "Goddess is alive" article and I loved it. Thank you so much for listening and sharing the story with women everywhere. I used to see your articles in Sage Women (or Crone Chronicles--can't remember which). It was so special to read a piece of your work again.

Bright Blessings,



Dear Susun-

I just read your mid August newsletter, including the Optimum Nutrition Article - Cooked - Raw.

I teach a public education class 1x a year at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health in NYC- The class is titled - Freedom to Eat - and focuses on holistic healing for food and eating issues and disorders. A portion of my class is dedicated to the physiology of healing for eating disorders - based on the Weston A. Price priniciples - where many people have found physical and physiological healing and regeneration for their bodies.

May I include your article as a handout for my class?
This is one of the clearest and simplest articles about gaining maximum nutrients from food in cooked/raw debate.

Also, since SO many people with food issues suffer jaw and mouth tension from over chewing - I LOVED the haiku about chewing (I dedicate a portion of my class to chewing and food disorders.

Thanks much.
Love your work..have benefited SO much in the past 5 years that I have become acquainted with your teachings.



Dear Susun,

Thank you for your information on your website. I appreciate your information that you share and research that you have done, to help all women~ Have a great rest of weekend.





I love the article on minerals and would like to reprint it for my customers in the herb shoppe. I am trying to supply as much educational literature that I can and this one is GREAT!!!!





I just read your article entitled: The Goddess is Alive in Every Woman 
The True Story of How She Came to Be, How She Disappeared, and How She Returned.
I had an awakening of this truth several years ago. This is a beautiful description of my experience. I would like your permission to post this article on a blog on MySpace. I will give you the credit for it.

Thank you.



Hi Susun,

I have your book and love your lifestyle…


Hello again students of the Amazement of the Goddess Weed! How wonderful to get the newsletter! To the seasons of witichies and goblin-squshed calabases! To the wonderment of Mama-Moon-quiena....

peace and greenie happenings,




As I don't believe in chance...I KNOW I was led to your website. My goodness what a blessing you are for creating such a wonderful place!

Blessings, Light and much Love!




You have a wonderful article on using herbs for menopause as opposed to dangerous hormones.I belong to a womens group online where I would like to share your article.May I copy & paste it there?

Thank you for your wise and informative newsletter.



… I have several of your books, and you opened my eyes regarding soy products/supplements.

Thanks for your advice.


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Hi Susun,

Thank you for coming to the conference and sharing your wisdom so freely. My daughter and I attended your workshop and it was wonderful. My journey with Artemis was awesome and I was delighted and somewhat surprised, when, She mid-wifed me giving birth to the Full moon!

You have inspired me - thank you once again

I thank you so much for the answers I have received from you in the
past, and you answered me in what seemed to be good spirits and truth. …

Thank you for being there and God bless!


Dear Karen,

Thank you for your supportive reply and the use of the article... its was the best I found on the web!

I am sure it will inspire and help women beautifully! I will send you the link when we have it active! Congratulations on all your wonderful work... hope to see you guys down under one day!

Warm regards


Hi Susun

I got your website through one of the ladies at health food store. thank you for all your email and newsletters…


Greetings Wise One

I consider myself fortunate for many things and included is having met with you at an herbal conference a few years ago. I have also studied directly with Corinna Wood and lived with and learned from Ceara Foley and have gained a respect for you through them…

Thank you and many blessings
Lady Be Zoma

Thank you for the email confirmation.
I just joined the newsletter. I have read the site for many years and met Susun eons ago...although I do not keep in touch in anyway, she and her incredible energy has helped me many times over the years!

I told a pregnant coworker about the site, and I believe she also ordered a book : )
I am grateful for the work you all do, it is truly appreciated.…

Kind regards,

Hi Susun,

Your book on menopause is the best I've read. I am 45 and going though menopause now. It's an interesting journey, embracing what comes............

Thanks for writing that book......


Hi Susun,

Over the past Year and a half Ive been learning about becomming a herbalist. I read your wise women info. You inspire me just so you know. I wish I lived closer to you so I could take your classes. Do you travel and teach? I live in PA. I love to meet you. How did you learn everything that you know?

Thank you for sharing your wisdom Barb


...so nice to see such a great positive energy here. Jamie


thank you for all the gifts and wisdom you have brought to us! may we grow and flourish in your light. :)


[Discussion on Herbal Healing group re. Mary E.. at Green Goddess week]

Did you go to one of Susun's workshops?
If so, how was it? Would love to hear about it!

Hi Carla:
Yes, I did go to the Green Goddess workshop. It was quite an
experience. There were two other long term apprentices there but
they left during the week before while Susun was in Scotland. I think
this made it more difficult for those "working" women and a lot of
work for them. This, in part, resulted in "why does Susun yell". And
she does yell! Susun is amazing in the knowledge she has and taught
us how to "teach".

We went on walks during the morning and sometimes
afternoons with the goats, so the goat herder could listen also. We
talked about plant families and how to identify them and used out
field guides. As said in the description: we processed deep emotions
and feeling. This, I think, really served to bring our group of women
close. There were 9 of us originally and one left mid week. Susun
answered any questions that we had with amazing full understanding.
She talked to us about eating which was eye opening. Oh, for those
over age 50, make sure you don't add any folic acid to your diet via
vitamins. It's put in lots of the food we eat...just take a look.
Susun said it's a direct link to colon cancer.

There were two additional teachers there. The first was Anya Kiefter
who taught us Magical Passages. They are to bring back our womanly
energies that have left our womb area and are dispersed around our
bodies. We are to learn these and pass them along to as many women as
possible. I feel it's preparing us for the times to come as well as
beneficial now.

The second was Rainbow Weaver. She taught us to bead our own Medicine
Gifts in a medallion. We learned and used our birth color meanings,
latent talents, and energy chart. While beading she told stores,
drummed and sang. We joined it........it was wonderful. And I can't
forget her wicked sense of humor......oh my gosh......she is so funny!
And so compassionate!

Overall it was a very difficult week in many ways, very eye opening,
very educational and so much more. I'm so glad I went. On the 16
plus hour drive home.......I was processing so much. When home I
surprised myself with they way I talked. Not nasty but simply being
forceful and knowing in what I wanted or didn't want.
This is a broad generalization but I hope you get the feeling of it.
If you have specific questions I would be happy to answer them.


*Hi Mary--
I just read your reply to Carla, your adventure with Susun sounds wonderful, I cant wait to do mine. I am hoping I can make one this fall. I don't live to far from her.

Thank you for sharing your adventure.


*Wow Mary!
Sounds like a wonderful experience and thank you for sharing it
with us :-)


*This like a wonderful time!!! Thanks a bunch for the 'telling'....if you think of anything else ...please do post more!!!


*Hi Mary

It's sounded like a beautiful and spiritual week.........I love Susun’s teaching methods. So jealous I would love to have had your experience. Thanks for sharing.


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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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