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I Love your work!

Thank you!


Dear Susun.....

my dream is to visit you and the moonlodge...what a cherished time that will be.

BB, Karen Rose :)


I am so inspired by your work and writings. :)




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I love your books, enjoy the newsletter and would be happy if we are connected.




Thank you for your books. They are of great help to me!!




Hi Susun,

I am reading your book right now for my herbalism class taught by Sage Maurer in Brattleboro, VT. I just saw you on the Casbah friends list and would love to be connected. My herbalism journey is just beginning and I hope to come across you and more of your teachings one of these days. Maybe at the New England Womans Herbalism Conference.

Love and Blessings to you.



In honor of the wise woman way.




I get your newsletter and subscribe on you tube :)




Susun weed,

You are one of my heroes! Thanks so much



Hello Susun!

I am a long time admirer of your works, fellow sister in weed-love and a member of the Wise Woman Forum... I would love my facebook friendship to include you! )O(

- kylie



Hi Susun,

Your name has been popping up everywhere for me this week, we have a few mutual friends, and I just got an email from your Aussie assistant Lyn, so I just wanted to say hello :-)

Bright blessings to you, Serene xx



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Love your work, thank you so...




Hi Susun,

.. would love to be your friend. I have been using your wonderful articles for several years on my website www.Wisdom Seekers.org.nz -



Dear susun,

how wonderful to meet you again in this venue, your wisdom and clarity as a healer served me so very well, in grace and gratitude,




Hi Susun,

you were my radio show guest on Health, Healing and Happiness in the 90s.

~Dr. Will




Thanks for all the wisdom and knowledge. You've definately become one of those people that makes this a better world.



Hi Susun,

you are on my sisters friends list. I tried emailing you from the herbalist site, I'm very interested in studying to be an herbalist.




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Good morning Susun,

I have been facinated with your web site. I have been a fan of herbs and have grown many of them. Mostly for the flowers and culinary purposes. I am interested in your classes. I am retired and looking for my next step in education. This being my passion. I hope I can take at least one of you classes. I will be in touch with you further. I have just started an on-line business selling whole food supplements, and many items to support the mind-body-spirit. I love fairies. They came to my wedding.




I am one of your students who used to live in Eureka, CA. And I am one of your biggest fans!



I want to thank you and let you know your books have taught me so much. They have also fired up my desire to become a midwife. My dream now is to open a birth center here in Guatemala where women really need the help. My blessings to you as you follow what is next in your life.




You and your teachings are such a breath of fresh air! Love your books, look forward to one day attending one of your workshops.




I would like to add you as a friend so I can see any herbal updates or news you have.



Hello Susun - glad to meet a fellow Isister here.
I love your scribings by the way.

Hugs from Rosie x



Hi Susun,
Could you suggest a good herbal book for a novice? I live overseas so usually have to order stuff in. What did you use to start off with?

Green love to you, Arletty



I am a fan. My sister studied with you.




Susun, I saw you on JaiKaur's page....I love your books because you're offering women a beautiful perspective and natural medical alternatives to get through the physical changes of menopause.

Much gratitude!!! Donna



Thank you so much for your newsletters. I also loved the readings about "Becoming an Herbalist". You have so much to celebrate and thank you for sharing.




I love your books - thanks!




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Hi Susun,

I am a self-taught lay herbalist and I've found your work very helpful. I especially like your Childbearing Herbal book.




I just LOVED reading your "Becoming an Herbalist" series of your newsletters, they were so touching and REAL!! Thanks so much for sharing such a big part of yourself with the world, you are truly a light that others come to bathe and heal in hehe!



Such a fan of the Wise Woman Herbals! Candy




I see you when you come to Gainesville and at the SE Women's Herb Conference. Love your books! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your inspiration and information.




Thank you, blessings. I am really contiplating signing up for a week class with you. Something is pulling me to do so. We shall listen.




Dear Susun,
your book "Menopausal Years...." helped me and many of my friends so much! Thank you for all your good work.

Love and Light



Hi Susun,
I am studying plant spirit medicine and love spiritual/educational content and information you offer. Your books and articles are hugely important to my journey with the plants.

Light and Blessings,



Peace, to all my sisters I love my Healing wise, and Menopause book. Keep in touch.



Dear Susun Weed,

… I really respect you and would love to meet you and do your herbal practioner courses … Blessings to you and your amazing program. I have recommended it to everyone.

Love, light and laughter, Lindy

Dear Susun,

Thank you very much for your article "Fertility over Forty" it is very interesting and informative - herbal solutions are so much better than the man made medications!

I have a blog regarding IVF at www.ivfcost.net and wondered if you would mind if I post your article to the blog for others to share. The blog is number one ranking on both Google and Yahoo.

Best regards,Sue



Hello susun,

I write to you to inquire about your shamanic apprenticeship. You were actually the very first herbalist I learned from, though I am sure you dont know me. I have been interested in apprenticing for some time, and feel a certain attraction towards your teaching, and I feel that I should begin this journey as soon as possible. I have put it off too long. …This is somethign I want terribly, but I need to know what I have to prepare myself for. I hate to ask about such mundane things but unfortunately, that is my life currently. I do hope to hear from you.

thank you.-kelly-




Thank you for all your wonderful books and weblinks ect.

I grew up in an herbalist family and although much of it to me is an "oh I remember that" kind of moment when I read your work.

For me, it's not about learning a new skill, but confirming and validating old knowledge

- Marie



Hello Wise,

SUre will, love your books and site.


I have been reading your literature for many years…

Thanks so much,


Hi Susun,

I'm 24 and interested in learning as much as possible about natural methods of birth control. I read your wonderful article online about different herbs to use…

All the best,

… her advise on metamorphosis has left me more content and peaceful. My thanks, and I look forward to a good read when I get the book.




I have been attending the women's circle with Donna
for three and a half years. When I expressed that I wanted to learn
much more about herbology, she suggested that I contact your center. I
heard your interview and I am very impressed with what you have to
say. I will be enrolling for the whole enchilada this Friday.

I am looking forward to having your information and getting started. I
could do it month by month but I do not want to wait so long to
understand more about it all. I would love to attend one of your
apprentice programs but the distance is a bit prohibitive for this
year. I hope to attend next year.

Thank you for putting together such a great program at an affordable


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Hello Wise woman,

I am a big fan! Funny I've had your wonderful book "The Child Bearing Year- in my basement for 3 years or so and can't remeber where it came from! I wish I had found it there 2 years ago when I had my daughter Zuleica. …

Reading your book I realize that there is a lot one can do with herbs for a stalled labor, and to have prevented it. I feel much better armed with knowledge this time around! ~Thanks to you.

I've bought a lot of the herbs you suggest in your book…
Lovin You~


Hello Susun Weed,

My name is Candice , I am a intrigued, to say the least, by your Wise Woman Center. I have been reading through your site and I really would like to come down for a visit to check it out…



I just want to express my extreme gratitude and admiration for the fact that you have the courage and strength in the goddess to print the emmenagogue formula as you did in your Wise woman herbal for the childbearing year. I have been told over and over again by "traditional herbalists" in the herbalist community here where I live that this knowledge is too dangerous and too unknown to be utilized by today's herbal community. I was aggressively reprimanded by an herbalist (with much more experience than me for sure) for even asking about it. I feel that this attitude is anti-feminist and that this knowledge is neither lost nor undeserved to today's women. When I brought up the formula you printed, which I have used successfully, I was told that tansy and pennyroyal were both too potent to be used internally. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Goddess bless you!



So great-ful for all of your work & success.

my goodness if susun reads all of this she'd get nothing else done!
again good job!

Greetings Susun,

I have long appreciated you and your work…



Oleeta says,

"Hi Susun! It's so nice to see you here. I've not forgotten the incredible help you gave me through my Menopausal journey. I would love to add you as my friend!"


Dear Susun,

I am a yoga teacher and birth/postpartum doula in Los Angeles. I utilize your teachings in my life, my births and with the babies. I am ever so grateful for your work.

All bless,
Khefri, Founder - Urban Goddess Lifestyle.


Susun and friends...

just read Susun's March ezine, which was very good, as always. Remembered my menopausal challenges, having some uterine fibroids that caused some pretty good pain during periods and heavy bleeding. Used several of Susun's herbal remedies and went to an herbalist who upped my herbs quite a bit with a tincture made by a shaman in Belize. This all worked to help me avoid invasive procedures, including no surgery. Here I am 7 years later and am just fine post-menopausal. If the fibroids are still there, there are no symptoms. Attending Susun's talks at one of her fall appearances helped even more because it connected me to other holistic practitioners, including the Colorado herbalist who dispensed the shaman's tincture.

Thanks, wise woman Susun!


Your books have saved me and my clients from medical intervention more than a million times.

Namaste (((hugs))) Andrea

I just finished reading your e-zine and always find so much of interest in it. I also liked all the videos you have done for you tube. I enjoy nettle infusions myself.

i have in-joyed ur work 4 years & i am looking 4wrd 2 studying with u now that my babies r older...



Nikki wrote on your Wall:

Nice to see you on facebook, Susun! Thanks for all you do to help us learn. It's so very much appreciated!


Grace wrote on your Wall:

I used to live in west saugerties and actually came to buy goat milk at your place once in 1988. But I had to move to Kentucky to learn who and how wonderful you are! Life is strange sometimes!


Staci wrote on your Wall:

"Hi Susun,
I am coming to the Green Witch intensive this summer, and I can't wait to meet you and learn. See you then!"

Jennifer says,

"I just read about you in the Dairy Goat Journal. I have a few of your books.
You are an inspiration."

George says,

"It's good to connect again. You don't look any different that the last time I saw you. Are you still in Woodstock?"


Nancy says, "I love you!

I've used so many of your books.I took several classes from Robin Rose Bennett while I lived in NY. My friend Barb in NJ was taking courses from you recently.How crazy to find you on my midwife's facebook list!".


Bess says,

"Who do we have in common?
You look as though you have a beautiful soul.".

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Lisa wrote on your Wall:

"You are one of my very favorite herbalists alive today - and I was HONORED to have my article right next to yours in Llewellyn's 2008 Herbal Almanac! :-) LOVE your newsletter too!

Thanks for adding me to your FaceBook page!


Robyne wrote on your Wall:

"Greetings Susun! Thanx for all your love & info! I am on my way to making my own infusions, tinctures & the like. I came across something the other day that warned peoples about using Sheeps Sorrel if you are prone to arthritis or rheumatism.... any words about that?

Blessed Bees & All Pollinators!


Hi susun,
it's been a while since I was in a class of yours and i'm happy to see you on fb!



thanks for being my far away mentor for most of my herb loving life. Found your books years ago. Now I'm taking your Seven Rivers course and enjoying it. Wish I lived closer to take some of your workshops.

Bernadette wrote on your Wall:

"I just signed on with the ABC correspondence course...still learning!! At his point, nettles and dandelion!"

Lee says, "I am loving the Rivers of Healing course. Thank you.".

Jazell says,

"I'm a Fan.I Love your newsletter and I'm also looking foward to your lecture at the New Life Expo.

Green Blessings and Namaste."

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Patrick sent you a message.Subject: I met you in Oregon at Edgefield Manor in the 90's

My partner Lisa is one of your apprentices. About the decadent profile pic. It's with my childhood hero Todd Rundgren, who used to live in your neighborhood, in Mink Hollow.

I'm involved in a Retreat Center called RiverSong of 93 acres near Mt. Hood. Would love to manifest an event with you there in the future.


Becky says,

"Hi there. I did some workshops with you in Glastonbury last year. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Rhonda says, "Love your books."

Kathy wrote on your Wall:

"Thanks for recommending Motherwort for these "interesting" times!"


Mee wrote on your Wall:

"i just received the beautiful diploma and wonderful book you sent me~~ thank you so very much! they are very beautiful :) thank you for the dietary advice too~ as of now i am christening my brand new crock pot with a fantastic beef stew (first time making it!) thank you thank you :)

have a lovely week!"


Sherryl says, "Hi Susun!

I took a workshop with you back in the early 80's at Mindy condo in Orlando, FL. I've never forgotten our "weed walk" and the soup we made.

Blessings, Sherryl."

Jonathan says, "I love your work and promote your books to my friends."

Tanya says,

"We only met once briefly, but your books, especially the childbearing years, helped us raise our daughters, and having no family to ask, you feel like a friend to me, thanks."


Rebecca says,

"Staci and I are looking forward to the Green Witch Intensive in July! Will definitely bring a costume.".

i am a longtime fan of susun's - she has helped me a lot over the years….

Hi Susun,

Thanks for … putting out this book! [Childbearing Year]


Hi Susun:

I bought your book Healing Wise because of the remedy for bone cancer. I look forward to using the remedy oatstraw in bath and for strong healthy bones…

I am into natural medicine one hundred percent. I have had nothing but praise for natural medicine. I thank you for finding and developing the herbal remedy oatstraw for bone cancer and for improved sex life.

Thanks a million for sharing this information with the public !

Sincerely: Walter
Greetings Susun. I am a long-time student of Ann Drucker in Colorado and am hoping to take a class with you while I'm back East this June…

Also, I want to say that your website is an EXTRAORDINARY wealth of information. Thank you for this fabulous gift to the herbal community!!
Dear Susun...I am contemplating taking your Wise Woman Healing Class.

Your deeply grateful appreciator...Elise

Hi ,

I'm sorry it's been a while since I wrote to you. You've been in my thoughts and in my heart and I've missed writing and being in touch with you. I hope you will receiving this e-mail. I'm not sure if I ever said this, but I love the wonderful website you and your Mom designed and put together. It's inspiring, hopeful, helpful, healing, and beautiful! Thank you! … Thank you for the wonderful important work you do! I hope and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Peace, Love, and Hugs,

Hi Susun,

i was just turned on to you by a friend.. The study of herbs is intriguing to me and of course at 57 years of age it's prime in my path. I have your books coming from amazon as we speak and see that i can meet you in wisconsin this fall…I'm excited to know you and let this wonderful sunshine do it's work through me~!

Rockford, Illinois
love your site, and I really have started to appreciate women and
what they have brought to this world. Thanks to you and all women out there
that give of themselves…

Enjoy life, Magga


I am 4 years postmenopausal now. I was experiencing painful and very dry vagina during intercourse. I have Susun's Menopausal Years which is been very helpful. I had tried Replens and it didn't really help much, so I tried the motherwort tincture, about 15-25 drops daily and it's worked very well. I also use a lubricant made from plaintain leaves, Marshallow Root and Calendula. …They have saved my sex life.

Thanks for the help.

I love reading your newsletters. They're almost as good as meditation. Recently, we bought a log cabin on about 50 acres upstate NY, (soutwest NY). Whenever I go there, I think of you and feel like we're neighbors...even though I'm nowhere near Woodstock. I hope to be able to come to one of your workshops one day. In the meantime, thanks for your informative, calming emails!!

Diana in NJ.
I get on your website and have read one of your books, New Menopausal Years. Keep it as a reference as I live near an organic herb farm here in Oregon and I make infusions, tea, tinctures and tonics. I have tell you how great your infromation is, thanks for sharing.

Once again, thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Diane in southern Oregon

Dear Susun,
I came across your website a couple of years ago and must say, I have been hooked ever since! I love your insight, depth, and ability to examine issues and "treatments" from all angles. My copy of New Menopausal Years has been all over the country with me, shared with family & friends, and read over & over. Thank you!

Currently I am creating a class with accompanying text to educate and enlighten women about menopause. I am a Registered Nurse, though thoroughly disillusioned with the US heath care system, a nurse educator, certified childbirth educator, and labor support specialist, with a passion for women's empowerment, health, & education. This class would be available to any woman, whether preparing for or just beginning her menopausal transition, well along the path, or in her post-menopausaI years.

I would love to utilize portions of New Menopausal Years and information from the Wise Woman website in this text, of course providing the appropriate references.
Additionally, I'd like to find out if there is a special rate to order New Menopausal Years in bulk. If possible, I'd like to provide a copy as part of the class materials, as I feel your book is one that every woman should have for herself.

I anticipate completing the text and being ready to begin class presentation in the Fall/Winter of 2009.

Thank you for your time & consideration. I look forward to your response.

Hi Susun…I often think of you and what an inspiration you have been to me since the very first time I bought The Wisewoman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. I signed up for your e-newsletter and enjoy keeping in touch with you through that and reading about the wonderful courses that you are doing. I did notice that you were in Toronto recently but I had something scheduled that weekend that I could not get out of. I was just reading about your new 7 Rivers course and am very interested and would like to take it…my only concern is what the time commitment is since I am limited for time!? truly hope that you are well and I look forward to seeing you soon hopefully!

Infinite blessings,



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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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