to Susun Weed...

September 2009

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Bless you Susun, for all your good work.




You have been with me for years - through all three of my pregnancies and birthings, and now through my crone transformation.

Thank you for the work you share.


Am Grateful to be able to learn from all you've shared , thank you for add. Have a beautiful weekend.



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Hi Susun,

Thank you for adding me as a friend. And thank you for all you do to teach others the wise woman ways.



Thank you for adding me to your friend list. I have learned many things through your books, ezine, and through some of the books you have on your site. I wished I was closer when you advertised for a PA. From the PNW, Fall efnniht blessings and green blessings too....this year(season) was a strange and exciting season as is it's change. Change, seems to be the definitive word, but I don't think that is quite it. I don't think I really need to put it into words too much either. I just wanted to acknowledge it. It might be specifically for me, but I feel it also includes more than me. Reflections in the changing times is my forte. And with that, constant change, I am a verbal processor, hence the long note. I appreciate all of your work and care that you give us. I also am glad to know your perspective. From one of your planetary~planterary neighbors of the West Coast.
My herb of study is chickweed.

Allison OWL



HI Susun
I loved hearing your lecture the other day at the festival, so informative, thank you.



I have always wanted to do a workshop with you! I've used your books from my birthing of my sons through menopause... I now live in mntns of N Ga...maybe someday I'll be able to study with you!




thank you for adding me susan..your work is such an inspiration...



Susan, thanks so much for adding me to your friend's list as well. You are an inspiration, and I'd like to thank you for sharing your great knowledge with the world! My family and I reside on our backwoods farm (Ozark Mountains) where we garden organically, raise dairygoats for their most delicious / healthful raw milk, and make use of many wild edibles / medicinals in the surrounding forest. Currently I am enjoying your Menopausal Years book... thank you once again! : )

Maia & family


I read your articles online. I love them all! It's so awesome to you on facebook.




I am in school to become a Family Herbalist where your books are used. They are among my favorites! I also love Rosemary Gladstar's books. Thanks for sharing your invaluable knowledge.




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Hi Susan, I don't know you personally, but recently bought your New Menopausal Years & LOVE it!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of information with the world! : )




Thank you SOO much for you! A gift! And also for the nourishing herbal infusions!



Saw you at Pagan Pride in North Andover today. Simply amazing! Thank you!



Your books and information have changed my life and my family's life for the better. I'd love to be your fb friend. Thank you!




Hello Susun.

I know that you do not know me, I am a great fan of your work. I would be honoured if you accepted my friend request.




My name is Rebecca. I'm the Events & Field Trips Coordinator for the PA local alternative religion non-profit organization. I'm trying to network out more because I've been working on some greater networking and education initiatives. On a more personal note, I'm in school to become a naturpathic family physician, natural midwife, and clergy to practice natural funerary rites.

I have long learned from, and admired your work, and hope that we might be able to talk someday. I hope you do not mind my adding you to my friend list.

Thank you. =)
P.S. Your granddaughter is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE (from your YouTube videos).



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Hi Susan -
I am learning to be a Wise Woman. Your Healing Wise book really spoke to me, and I am eager to learn more and more!



Hi Susun S Weed,

I originally heard of you in New Zealand by reading a friend's book. I lived for a year in Neversink in the Catskills not too far from you- what a beautiful place- living in a place with such vigorous differences in seasons taught me so much- and I wanted to say thanks so much for your books.


I have so much respect for you. you are an inspiration!



I have never met you, but last night in my dream I was at your house for supper. Thank you for the good meal.



Hi Susun!!!

I have learned of your wisdom through readings and the many workshops my friends have attended!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge; you are an inspiration!!!



I sat with you in workshops some years ago while you were menopausing... Then we had a phone interview on menopause for a paper I was writing in college. I used that paper a number of times in different classes with extended into to a art presentation!
Love seeing these videos of you teaching with your grandchild. Such a tender grandma.

Thank you for all that you continue to give.



The last time I saw you was at the Sac Natl Food Co op ... 7 or 8 years ago ... you still look wonderful and ... just feel blessed to have you in the world



I've been referencing your books for almost 20 years now. Also know you through my friend, Merritt Medusa.

Love and Blessings, Luna Crow


I am enjoying the ABCs of Herbalism course. Thanks for all you do.


I would be honored if you would add me to your friends list. Your words have been inspiring for me!



I remember a "Weed Walk" at your home/center 25 years ago and the discussion group circling on a large flat rock. Then came the herd of large and small lovely goats..... clip clapping right through then pausing in the circle taking in the energy of the circle/gathering before moving through! One of many wonderful memories in the Catskills .....<3




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For a long time I have asked for guidance as for herbalism and green witching and since I've found you on the web - I hardly go to sleep... I'm amazed and excited...

thank u from the galilee of Israel -


Merry Meet Susun!

I just saw where you will be in Black Mtn, NC... Please keep us updated if you have any other events where the guys can come - especially in Greenville, SC area. I'd love to hear you speak! You are truly a gift!!

Blessed Be!



Loved the essay on your ezine -Beautiful Menopausal Woman. Thank you for creating a space for this wisdom.




the universe has gifted me with knowledge of your presence. It seems you have a lot of info I need at this time. I'm looking forward to the possibilities. I'm also a brand new shiny, justa approved member of Eat your weeds on yahoo.



Dear Susun,

some years ago I took an online class and I read your newsletter regularly. Once in a while I go to your web site if I need some help and information. May I add you as a friend?

Blessings, Barbara


Dear Ms. Weed,

I can't thank you enough for all of the information you have made available. My Mom and I spent the entire day gathering and buying herbs to make infusions. I am in the 5th month of pregnancy ( a baby I was told I couldn't conceive and she was conceived through the help of herbs) and I have devoured your book, The Childbearing Years. Mom is busily reading your other wonderful books.

I am so excited to be learning the path of the Wise Woman and to pass it on to my friends and daughter on the way. She is already benefiting from the knowledge in the womb!

Many blessings to you and yours!



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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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