Healing Wise

Healing Wise


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Healing Wise sets forth the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, contrasting them with the Heroic and Scientific views of healing. "Weeds draw us into ancient wisdom in a clear and refreshing way," says herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

I see the Wise Woman. She carries a blanket of compassion. She wears a robe of wisdom. From her shoulders, a mantle of power flows. She ties the threads of our lives together. I see the Wise Woman. And she sees me.

Seven herbs -- burdock, chickweed, dandelion, nettle, oatstraw, seaweed, and violet -- are explored in depth. Each monograph includes the "voice" of the herb, a weed walk to encounter the herb in its environment, detailed instructions for harvesting and preparation, properties and uses for every part of the herb, pertinent facts, fun folklore, and recipes for gourmet foodstuffs, wines, beers, cosmetics, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780961462024
Publisher: Ash Tree Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2003
Series: Wise Woman Herbal Series , #4
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 194,411
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susun S. Weed is the voice of the Wise Woman tradition, where healing is nourishing. She is known internationally as an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. For more than thirty years she has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations, restoring herbs as women's common medicine, and empowering women to care for themselves.

Susun is founder of the Wise Woman Center, editor-in-chief of Ash Tree Publishing, a high priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, a Peace Elder, and happy herder of her dairy goats. 

Her five books: Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way;Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way; Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; and Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way are used by more than a million women throughout the world. She writes a regular herbal column for SageWoman Magazine and hosts the Wise Woman website and forum atwww.susunweed.com created by her amazing daughter Justine.

Susun continues to train apprentices, initiate green witches, work with her correspondence course students, and write books.

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Healing Wise 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Weed has written an herbal that is well-suited to those who are interested in the healing properties of easily obtainable, common herbs. The book is simply written, with wonderful illustrations, and gives all the information a novice medicinal herbalist needs to get started. There is a lovely, decidedly 'New Age' slant to the book, but don't let that keep you from this, if that type thing might.
mellowtrouble on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
there's only two reasons this book didn't get five start - the cover design and the annoying fake french accent in one of the chapters. the cover design is freaky, i admit, but really, the info inside is pretty amazing and very understandable.
u4ik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a true gem - a timeless classic of herbal medicine. What I particularly like about it is the in depth look into 7 different herbs (instead of just superficial info on 30 or more herbs). I especially love the first part which contrasts and compares the Wise Woman, Heroic, and Scientific approaches to healing. Although this book is mainly focused on women's health, everyone can benefit from the information in it as the 7 herbs covered are nutrient and mineral dense.This is one of the books that I refer to again and again as I find a new treasure each time I open it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago