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i was enjoying reading your newsletter
today.... i value your opinion and advice and think you are wonderful....




Your website is absolutely fantastic. Great job.

Keep up the Great Work. And thanks for being on the planet now.

In light, love, wisdom, truth and timing,

Rev Mary


Hello everyone:

I recently watched a powerful show on a new channel on DirecTV dish from Link TV about the gathering of the thirteen grandmothers from various indigenous tribes from around the world to do prayer, ritual and ceremony in Tibet with the Dali Lama. It seems this took place last year 2007.

I also recently found out that Grandmother Twylah Nitsch made her transition near the end of 2007. Her vision of the Peace Elders coming together from around the world in each of the four corners was something she felt very strongly about. It seems that now that it is happening she felt free to leave earth's bounds and fly home. Her work and teachings of the Wolf Clan are carried on by White Feather.

I was priviledged to participate as a speaker and Peace Elder at one of the gatherings held at Thunder Horse Ranch in Texas, where over 100 peace elders from around the world - both male and female - gathered to share their hopes, dreams, desires and visions. Though that gathering drew only a few hundred participants, the one on Link TV has drawn thousands showing that every thing we do sets in motion and affects the changes on the earth and eventually comes to fruition.

As the earth mother and soul father - Gaia-Panden - Isis-Osiris - move into the wisdom energies of maturity going through menopause - the warmth of their hot flashes or energy influxes are increasing. As the earth and her partner learn to adjust to the increase and redistribution of energies so too must each inhabitant of the planet.

Rather than tidal waves and storms, we might want to be looking at what happens when the water table from within the earth rises, as it might during a hot flash. These power surges that cause profuse perspiration in a human for a brief period of time and then a rapid cooling may be what we are to be experiencing until the post menopausal stage for the earth.

The passions of the earth mother and her partner are changing, just as the passions of those moving into the wisdom energies alters. Let us learn to celebrate this most joyous of times tuning into the spiritual nature that we truly are so we may point the way for future generations to contribute to the beauty, joy, passion, power and truth that is a life lived fully.

In light, love, wisdom, truth and timing,

Rev Mary
Celtic Elder



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Thank you so much for your newsletters..... I really enjoy and feel empowered by them to continue keeping myself healthy and nourished as I age...

all the best JUDI



Thanks, Karen Joy.

The article helped and I am looking forward to getting to know each herb more intimately. I also like adding peppermint for taste, and have been adding horsetail, too. Thanks also for all the info on the website.





I'm hoping you're all doing well! Thank you for your lovely newletters. i thoroughly enjoy them…

Thank you,



Hi Susun,

I just saw your interview with John on Learningherbs.com. I have recently made a life decision to study herbalism. After my own issues with Western medicine, I was introduced to Natural medicine and now I want to make it my work.…
I just want to tell you how fantastic your interview was. You are a real person and you come across that way. I was very drawn to you and what you said. Thank you for that interview it only reaffirmed that Herbalism is what I want to study and become a part of.

All the best,



Dear Susun

Thank you for all the work you do.




I could not sleep this night, and found your site Menopause -Metamorphosis.
I spent quite a lot of time there reading and learning. Thank you for giving
women this site! It is amazing, as you also seem to be. I found comfort,
caring, and information empowerment there.

Thank you again.


Greetings Susun Weed!!!

I enjoy the depth of your articles. …




I have found your literature, herbal allies including oatstraw infusions,
skullcap tinctures and St. Joans wort, therapy with energy work, and yoga
valuable in my struggle with depression and perimenapause…

Sincerely, Anna



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Hi Susun,

…I appreciate all you have done to keep herbal knowledge accessible to anyone
who seeks it out. Taking herbs instead of meds is so often the wiser way...

Best, Charlotte



I greatly appreciated reading your information about Vitex. I have been going through menopause, and did not want anything to do with HRT. I wanted to treat it as naturally as I could without all the side effects of HRT. This is the first I have heard of Vitex. It sounds like a great item to use. I also learned today about progesterone cream, so my plan is to use them both and hopefully get rid of the hot flashes and cold flashes, and changing my clothes several times a day. I also look forward to sleeping at night and not waking up from perspiring all over my sheets.

I enjoyed viewing your website.



About 10 years ago, Susun Weed, you helped me get through menopause with dignity, taking no hormones, and feeling powerful, not a sad sack.




I just noticed the newsletter in my mailbox even though it has been there for a few days. It made me glad to see things from a perspective that feels right to me.





Thank you for your wonderful website and I can’t wait to receive my book!




Hi Susun,

I just started receiving your newsletters this month, and have your book,
The Menopausal Years, the original one. I just turned 60 …

Thank You so much for sharing your knowledge with the world. We so badly
need this.




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Greetings Susun,

Thank you for sharing your wisdom all these years.





I have been an admirer of your work for a long time. I have several of your books and I attended one of your workshops a number of years ago through the Open Center.

…. Thank you and keep up the good work.



Hi Susun,

I have been pouring over your book the new menopausal years since my recent diagnosis of LICS-pre-cancer cells in the lobes of the breast.

Thanks for your commitment to womens health

Age 51



Dear Susun,

Hello. I came across your information on-line. I am totally new to herbs and natural remedies. I find it fascinating and am so interested with everything that I read, and see that further education is what I want now.

Thank you,




i want to say i love your website and show...im a big fan. …
yours truly



I own 2 of Susun's books, and think they are terrific! I am 47 and want to
drink comfrey infusion during my pregnancy, per her recommendation…

Many thanks,



I really enjoyed Susun's website, especially the gallery…

Kind Regards,



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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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