WISE WOMAN FORUM GUIDELINES
This is an open forum, on the internet which is a public space, that
can be read by anyone with internet access. Our main focus is the
Wise Woman Tradition of Healing as taught by Susun Weed, with many
of the topics reflecting women’s health, nourishment, self-wisdom
and empowerment. We all learn from each other, and the forum is open
to any and all interested folks, women and men alike.
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compassion. Sometimes topics and discussions may bring up strong feelings.
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and Greetings Welcome to the Wise Woman Forum, we are
an on-line wise women community. We are the weavers of this web...come
Meet Find out about chat room meetings and other goings
Talking Stick Pass the Talking Stick and express yourself.
Share thoughts, stories, songs, dreams, art, etc.
Woman Council Join together here to share your life experiences
and opinions. Lets discuss political, medical, and scientific issues
as well as any other important matters that impact the quality of
Herbal Medicine Chest Discuss all aspects of herbal medicine
and weed wisdom with other wise women and green witches...share harvesting
tips, remedies, and personal experiences. Green Blessings to all!!!
Herbal Infusion - LEARN HOW HERE!
Healing Wise & Plant Allies Explore the Wise Woman
Way of healing through nourishment, using the Six Steps of healing
and coming to know and relate to the plants themselves. Home of the
"Plant At A Time" series.
& Wellness Questions Answered Here! If you have a
specific health question you want asked, here is the place to do it!
Write the nature of your question in the subject line, so everyone
will know what the topic is, and then anyone who has knowledge in
that area can respond to the question!
Natural Body Care Let's talk about Wise Woman body care
and physical wellness. Share natural health and fitness tips, articles,
and advice on how to love and care for your beautiful body from head
Foods Let's talk about nourishing foods...What makes
you feel good? How do you nourish yourself? want a recipe?...share
Spirituality & Sacred Sex Adoring the goddess in
her many forms as well as crystals, spells, sacred tools, shamanism
and sacred sex.
Moontime Let the discussions flow like our magical monthly
menses... informational menstrual musings, lunar phases, planet lore
and astrological influences, too.
Woman Birth Control Natural ways to prevent and deal
with unexpected pregnancy. Discuss your family planning options and
support your sisters in this sacred circle.
Childbearing Year & Mothering Discuss all aspects
of mothering including fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Calling all moms and expectant-moms and hopeful moms too!!
Homebirth & Midwifery Where wise women can share
birth stories, find a midwife, get support for your wise way of birthing.
Where student midwives gather, compare notes, and offer encouragement
to each other on the challenging path of learning.
with Cancer the Wise Woman Way Here is a safe space to
discuss cancer and cancer prevention. Share your concerns, hopes,
fears, and experiences the Wise Woman Way. Share ways to maintain
breast health and offer support to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Metamorphosis A place to share your life-changing experiences!
Healing A lively and authentic conversation featuring
self healing ideas, practices and insights. We want to discuss energy
as a healing tool; Reiki, distance healing, psychic healing, medical
intuition and more.
Woman Center Learn about Susun Weed's Wise Woman Center
in Woodstock, NY - all about workshops, intensives, apprenticeship,
moonlodge schedule, and work-exchange weekends are some topics to
discuss here... 2004 schedule of events too.
Wise Woman Classroom Green Witch, Green Allies, and Spirit
& Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition...Sister students, there
is so much for us to learn together. Have any questions? Puzzled by
something and need some help? Here is the place to share...
Woman Articles & Herbal Ezine Post your wise woman
articles here. Visit Weed Wanderings herbal ezine from here too...enjoy
the Green Blessings with Susun Weed!
for Susun Weed's books Come in and get to know Susun
Weeds 4 books : Healing Wise, Wise Woman Herbal for the
Childbearing Year, Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way,
and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way. If
you already know about them....We want to hear about your experiences.
Wise Woman Lending Library - Have a book to lend out from your home?
Post your info here! Discuss and swap favorite books here too.
Use this space to trade goods, offer wise woman reviews, and share
health and healing resources. Please enjoy and honor this virtual
marketplace with us...come enter.
MEET THE WISE WOMAN FORUM MODERATORS
visit the MODERATORS ARCHIVE PAGE
Allie - Merry Meet! My name is Allie. I'm a mom of 3 living in Connecticut.
I grew up with a "hippie" mom who was very into vitamins and shopping at the GNC. As soon as I was on my own I began researching natural healing and studying herbs/herbalism, so I guess I've been studying for 20+ years. I started making my own herbal remedies for my family to use several years ago and started my own herbal healing company which I run out of my in home office, and vend at local fairs and festivals on weekends. I've also been a web designer/site administrator for 12+ years. There is no one thing that defines me. I am, mother, wife, herbalist, business owner, pagan, goth, hippie, reiki practitioner, naturalist, reader, gamer, lover of life ...
Hi, I am Krista,
aka Community Herbalist, co-moderator of "Health
& Wellness Questions Answered Here!" I reside in New
Jersey with my incredible husband (who lovingly refers to me as
the “Witch Doctor”), our wonderful 16-year-old son
(who frequently asks “what are you brewing up now?”
lol), and Amber, our dog. Formerly trained through The Australasian
College of Health Sciences, I find myself answering the call of
the Wise Woman Tradition and magical ways. A lover of the moon,
I find all things about her captivating. In the early stages of
starting an herbal home business, I offer consultations, lectures,
workshops, as well as personalized herbal creations and tea blends.
Peace & blessings…
| Cory Su lives in Daytona Beach, Florida with her husband and daughter,where she enjoys the ocean, cultivating herbs, crafts (especially herbal), and reading. Cory has her degree in Biology & Zoology from U of Washington. She also studied Chinese Medicine in a graduate program for 2 years. Cory enjoys learning and sharing herbal and other healing wisdom. She operates a small herbal crafting business, and sells her products at local fairs and online.
|Danita Wind Song (HealerWithin) - What an honour to be a part of Susun's website and forum! I'm a Spirit-led Intuitive, pet healer, Reiki Master, energy healer and life coach who is blessed to live my passion each day doing the work I love! Am filled with gratitude to Susun for sharing so much of herself and her wisdom with the world of Wise Women. One of my passions is sharing the gifts Mother Earth so wisely offers us, with other Wise Women.
feminine_earth, aka Aunty Missy, is a co-moderator of "The Childbearing Year & Mothering"and "Homebirth & Midwifery"--a few topics that just so happen to be some of Missy's most cherished passions. If she's not studying childbirth and mothering, she's probably bottle-raising an abandoned baby fur-covered friend, practicing yoga, singing her heart out, or working on a novel. Missy is married to her best friend and soul-mate, who just so happens to be a hot-tempered Irishman, and is Mama to two completely crazy kitties and one very special woofer. She plans on moving to the mountains and opening a small herbal medicine store, and then having lots and lots of babies. When she can finally find time for solitude and contemplation, she can often be found talking to God and Earth Mother, and singing prayerfully to the full moon.
groovyladyliss - Hi, I'm Melissa, aka groovyladyliss. I moderate the forums Moontime, The Childbearing Year & Mothering, Homebirth & Midwifery, and Wise Woman Birth Control. I am a mother of two home-born children, a wife, and an apprentice midwife. I am passionate about birth, breastfeeding, attachment parenting and all things midwifery, including caring for the well woman. I am the herbalist of my family and am passionate about holistic methods with which to heal my household. I have deep respect for the Earth and all she has to offer, and I am very much into teaching my children how to live a more sustainable way of life. I also have an addiction; a fiber addiction! I sew, knit, spin my own yarn and dream of caring for an alpaca and a few sheep some day.
Joanne - wise woman and green
witch, from Kansas, the prairie heartland of green allies. Has her
degree in clincal psychology and counseled persons coping with a
variety of illnesses. She has been studying herbology for about
6 years now. After numerous workshops and conferences, decided to
learn from an herbalist, and a healer from a women-centered tradition.
That is how she found her way to Susun and the Wise Woman way. Recently
began teaching herb classes. Moderates "Merry Meet' and loves
to chat on herbs, health, and women's mysteries. Likes to write,
get creative (watercolor, clay,etc..), read books, go flea marketing,
garden, cook, canoe, camp, travel and hang with my companion golden
Kate (aka Katiebug)- Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. I am a 20 something mother, wife, daughter and Green Witch. I have studied herbal remedies and "kitchen witchery" for some years now and I believe in the practical use of herbal allies and good, old fashioned common sense. I am a Reiki Master and I continue to study in that field. I love to cook, bake, craft, knit, crochet and I've recently begun pottery and creating Neolithic Goddess reproductions.
Life is an adventure and I am thrilled to share it all with you! Bright blessings! ~ Kate
LadyB (Barbara Hall, GramaBee) - I’m Susun's 109th apprentice
from 1993. I’ve been a professional gardener for over 30
years, and am completely recovered from 8 crippling bouts of Lyme
Disease, (thank you, Teasel). I’m also a BellyDance teacher,
Hypnotherapist, and a GRANDmother of three wondrous children.
I lived in NY State for 54 years, and made the giant leap to the
West Coast (Oregon) in December of ’05. The Wise Woman Tradition
has nurtured me and kept me going since reading Susun’s
“Healing Wise” back in ’91. I’m pleased
to be a part of this forum that brings it all to life so we can
share it round and round the globe, I co-moderate Healing Wise
and Plant Allies and Natural Body Care.
Leaf - I was one of those children
whose world existed of singing songs to the garden fairies, talking
to animal friends and making weed soups ;-) After a long road and
some huge life lessons, some bitter and some sweet, I came home
again… I’m a certified Herbalist and Nature Guide now,
still learning new things everyday again (currently I am doing Susun
Weed’s Spirit & Practice of the Wise Woman Way course).
I work in a health food store and have a small herbal home business
and give workshops to teach people the wonderful language of Mother
Nature. Blessed be!
Lisa Meade/aka Priestessmom - Creator and Matriarch of Withinsight, LLC Lisa is devoted to serving women and offering to them the many tools and insights she has gained in her years of training both in the natural health field and in women's spirituality.
Lisa has recently received her PhD in Natural Health and is excited to bring her love of Wise Woman practices to the everyday in women's lives. Her training as a Priestess and Spiritual Life Coach has provided the opportunity for Lisa to assist women in the understanding of their tools of self-empowerment. A ritualist, Lisa fosters the Mind-Body-Spirit connection in healing and creates rites of passage for people as they travel their life's path. Always honoring and celebrating the connection with nature's cycles, Lisa creates opportunities for women to step into the embrace of Gaia.
lori - web weaver, magical Bellybowl maker,
3rd generation baker, food connoisseur, student of life, teacher
of handworking, lover, sister, friend....must recline at the
end of the day.
|LuJean ~ my name is LuJean and I have just moved to Washington, where I have my own business and I make and sell salves I make from my garden. I have taken three classes from Susun and I love learning everything I can from her. I have also taken several classes from two weed women in Idaho. I love learning all I can from the teachers that come into my life. My doors are open to who ever is next on my path of education, I'm willing to learn new ideas daily. I love to garden and use all the things I grow. I teach others and will continue on my journey. My dream is to come to New York and work one summer for Susun and learn all I can. I believe Nettle and Lavender are my two very favorite herbs. I use and I know I'm here to teach others.
MaDonaVerde enjoys being a moderator of this forum to compassionately share her knowledge and experience with the Wise Woman Tradition with others. Aside from taking a correspondence course with Susun and doing her best to live the Wise Woman Way herself, MaDonaVerde also brings her MPH in Population and Family Health and many years of experience in the field of Reproductive Health to the discussion table. Informally, she continues her training "in the field" as a stay-at-home-mom for a busy boy, two dogs, one cat, her dh, and an ongoing project to restore and caretake for the plant life on her property. She enjoys reading, music, yardwork (really!), and being with family and friends.
|nutmeg ~ I’ve aged quite a bit since this picture was taken, but the image still sums me up quite well. The ongoing support from the many wonderful wise women on this forum has nurtured me immensely in the last few years. I’ve learned SO much, and feel grateful to have the chance to help this community continue to thrive!
|Suebee - I grew up proud, I was American Indian, Piney-Lenape & Seneca. I am a traditional artisan. I thank the earth for everything I receive to make Baskets, Jewelry, Dream Catchers, Green Men, Medicine and Nourishment for my family, friends and for myself. I have a wonderful husband, two teenaged boys, two parrots, and two dogs. One of my most important jobs in life is to instill respect of our earth to my boys. I hope to help others learn of the importance of both herbs and what some call weeds! I always like to remember that people won't always remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel. I live in NJ.
lives in Maryland with her husband and their son. Interests are:
Astronomy, Astrology, Numerology, Aromatherapy, Crystal energy
and other forms of healing. Loves: her family, animals, roses,
plants and other flowers, mountains, the ocean, music and dance.
|Tamara - I am an herbalist living
with husband and child in the Appalachian Mountains. Inspired by
my Grandmother, who knew the "healing ways"
Treewicca - is an opinionated, stroppy, mother, lover, wildwoman, friend to trees and birds and bugs, music lover, drummer, singer, weaver, crafter, gardener, renovator, listening ear, and lover of wild things - wild people, wild places, wild plants and wild ideas
|Willow - I am a Naturalist, aspiring herbalist, and lover of all things
wild and natural, especially snakes, spiders (I have seven tarantuals),
and raptors. I am also the mother of a 14 year old wonderful daughter.
I love teaching others about the beauty and healing wonders Nature
has to offer, especially children!