May 2011
Volume 11 Number 5
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How do You Pray?
by Susun Weed

Plus Ode to Susun Her Favorite Weeds
by Joy-Prem

How do You Pray?
by Susun Weed
mentor at the Wise Woman University
Plus Ode to Susun – Her Favorite Weeds by Joy-Prem

My Prayer      
c. 2011, Susun S. Weed
High Priestess of the Goddess, Peace Elder, Shield Sister


My prayer is a snowflake blown by the wind.

My prayer is a flower buzzed by the bees.

My prayer is a bear eating raspberries.

My prayer is an oak tree struck by lightning.


My prayer rolls in on a wave.

My prayer bursts forth as lava.

My prayer burns in the heart.

My prayer is a wordless song.


My prayer is an old woman knitting.

My prayer is a child swinging high.

My prayer is a martial art.

My prayer is performance art.


My prayer sinks into the Earth.

My prayer walks in Beauty.

My prayer is Many.

My prayer is One.


My prayer is for Peace.

My prayer is for an end to suffering.

My prayer leaps like a salmon.

My prayer sits zazen.


            My prayer is quilted.

            My prayer is piebald.

            My prayer is albino.

            My prayer is ebony.

            My prayer is turquoise.

            My prayer is diamond.


            My prayer is a mantra.

            My prayer is a sutra.

            My prayer is a Mass in Latin.

            My prayer is sung from a tower.


            My prayer echoes the holiest sound.

My prayer dances the world into being.

My prayer goes on walk-about.

My prayer is a vision quest gift.


My prayer came to me at dawn.

My prayer will not speak to me.

My prayer is the starry sky.

My prayer is a dewdrop.


My prayer is bound

My prayer is in freedom.

My prayer laughs at itself.

My prayer accepts chaos.


My prayer is in praise.

My prayer is in gratitude.

My prayer is in bliss.

My prayer is in pain.


My prayer is in my breath.

My prayer is in my pocket.

My prayer is in your hands.

My prayer is the smoke spiraling.


Goddesses, Grandmothers, Spirit Sisters, Ancient Ones,

May it be pleasing to you.


Blessed be.

Om Shanti.

Hare Krishna.

Sat Nam.

                Hail Mary.

                                For All My Relations.


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Dear Susun Weed,

This poem is a small token of gratitude to thank you for the wisdom that you so generously share, for your inspiring love of plants and herbs, and for your wonderful website – such great source of knowledge and healing.

A green, healthy, delightful, and fulfilling 2011 to you and your team.


AND HER FAVORITE WEEDS                                                             

Sweet sisters, precious among all herbs, humble and

Unseen, yet your wisdom comforts and heals.  You are our

Silent weavers of radiant health!  For good blood – Yellow Dock.               

United for a strong liver: Dandelion and Burdock, always at work!

Need a safe tonic? We remember the flower! Honeysuckle or Red Clover

We love you all, it’s that simple!   At any time, to cure our ills                                        

Enters Plantain, panacea of folk medicine, or ­Violet’s leaves.

Enjoy in Susun’s archives, stories and recipes of those splendid weeds,             

Dedicated allies to health and vitality – The Great Mother’s gift to us all. 


                                                                             We thank thee,

                                                                                                The people



New York



Online Course with Susun Weed
Menopausal Allies
( Link to detailed description of: Menopausal Allies )

Mentor: Susun Weed

This course will look at menopause as puberty prime, as a metamorphosis, and as the springboard for the last fifty years of our lives. You will mine gems of wisdom from how you dealt with your first puberty, recast your problems as allies during menopausal withdrawal, meltdown, and emergence, and learn how to use herbal allies to create yourself as wise old crone – juicy, vital, vibrant, strong-boned, hale-hearted, and gleeful. You will look at the facts behind some of the prevalent myths of and learn which herbal allies are better choices. You will learn about herbal allies for menopause: herbs for dealing with fertility, mood and emotion, sex, hot flashes, sleepless nights, lack of libido, and your own personal problems. I invite you to join our circle, a menopausal moon lodge, as it were, of women honoring themselves and reweaving the healing cloak of the Ancients.



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This four week online course includes two webinars.
Next Course start date: May 3, 2011
        Live Virtual Class - May 3, 2011; 9pm EST / 6pm PST
        Live Virtual Class - May 17, 2011; 9pm EST/ 6pm PST

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Susun Weed, author of the Wise Woman Herbal series, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an extensive knowledge of herbs and health.

Ms. Weed is the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition, empowering women worldwide to reclaim their health and wellbeing through knowledge, simply and safely.   

Susun Weed is the founder of the Wise Woman University.

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