The second Wise Woman Herbal
Susun S. Weed
Ash Tree Publishing
Reviewed by Tami
Wise Woman Herbal: Healing Wise looks at health and healing from
a completely different perspective than any other resource I’ve
ever consulted. Instead of looking at illness as something needing
medication (as in western scientific medicine) or as the result
of some sort of bodily imbalance (as in traditional eastern medicine),
this book looks at illness as an opportunity.
At first, I have to admit that this concept sounded really strange
to me. What sort of opportunity is suffering from Chronic Fatigue
or having to deal with the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis? However,
as I continued through the thorough and easy to understand explanations
of the wise woman tradition, I began to understand more about the
principles behind optimum nourishment.
Basically, this concept requires that we learn to take care of,
accept, learn from and love ourselves at every point in our life
process. To do so, brings about change and further opportunities
to nourish our being. Thus, if we have an illness in the traditional
sense, then we need to take the opportunity to learn about ourselves
and fully nurture our being before we can ever hope to release the
seemingly negatives aspects of the situation.
Wise Woman Herbal: Healing Wise has me intrigued with the wise
woman tradition. I find the concept of a spiral healing pattern
(as opposed to the linear pattern of western medicine and the circular
pattern of traditional eastern medicine) fascinating. I also like
that this book gave me a distinctly different way to think about
my health. I am extremely eager to learn more about this tradition.
HEALING WISE is available at www.ashtreepublishing.com/bookshop/
another review and excerpts from Healing Wise by Susun Weed