Green Allies explores herbal medicine through direct experiences with plants, plant spirits (fairies, devas), and plant medicines with guidance from Susun Weed.
This course is an invitation to explore herbal medicine and the green nations (plants) both realistically - through hands-on field work - and fantastically - through trances and shamanic journeys to the hidden realms of the devas and fairies. Your skills in botany, nomenclature, pharmacy, gardening will be nurtured through focused work with one green ally--of your choice. Your investigations and experiments with your green ally will provide you with a thorough understanding of how to find, grow, prepare, and use the wealth of herbal medicines around you.
|During your course of study you will:|
|Choose a personal green ally as a guide to the practical and spiritual uses of plants.|
|Learn to understand the language of plants.|
|Explore multi-cultural approaches to herbal medicine.|
|Make your own tinctures, salves, infusions, and poultices.|
|Use plants for food, medicine, beauty, fun, fiber, dyes, and magic.|
|Learn how to grow, wildcraft, harvest, and dry herbs.|
|Become familiar with plant families and botanical names.|
|Attune yourself with the revitalizing energy of the earth.|
|Experience relationships with invisible plant helpers (devas, fairies, and others).|
|Fall in love with everything green.|
|Your course materials include:|
Twenty-six study and action proposals which you implement and complete at your own pace
(with optional written, illustrated, or oral reports to me).
|A Peterson's field guide of your choice from the enclosed list.|
|One hundred dollars worth of my MP3s, CDs, or DVDs (see enclosed lists).|
|A list of suggested books.|
|Three hours of "talk" time with me, on the phone, or by correspondence.|
|Initiation and completion gifts.|
|A yearly mailing, including a new Lunar Calendar, for two year|
|One free year of Herbal Medicine Level mentorship at www.wisewomanmentor.com|
|A 50% discount on three days of classwork with me at the Wise Woman Center.|
|Suggested class work for Green Allies students (with 2020 dates):|
As a student you get a 50% discount on three days of classwork with me at the Wise Woman Center. When you've paid in full for your course, I'll send your class discount card. You can graduate without taking any classes. It is an optional addition, not a requirement.
Susun Weed is loved and honored for her work in women’s health and herbal medicine. She is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, offering simple, safe alternative, complementary medicines. She directs the working of the Wise Woman Center, is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, and has been inducted as a Peace Elder. Susun uses her encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health in her service of all women.
Ms. Weed is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, with six books in print (Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way; Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way, Down There Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way, and Abundantly Well). Find her books at www.wisewomanbookshop.com or at your favorite bookseller...Susun offers mentorship opportunities at www.wisewomanmentor.com and hosts a weekly radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/susunweed where you can call in and ask her health questions.
She sits on many advisory boards: Oregon Menopause Project, CIIS, Above & Beyond Hope Sanctuary, and Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Foundation. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Women's Studies includes her entries on herbalism, menopause, and nutrition. She's been on numerous radio and TV shows including Fresh Air Radio, National Public Radio, NBC News, Prescription for Health, Ask the Family Doctor, Wisdom Channel, and America's Talking.
Susun S. Weed has instructed students at venues such as: Yale Nurse Midwifery School, State University of New York (Scholar-in-residence), Kripalu Yoga Center, Benedictine Hospital, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Northern Dachas Hospital, Conn. Inst. for Herbal Studies,California School of Herbal Studies, New York Open Center, Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, Florida School of Midwifery, American College of Nurse Midwives, University of Rhode Island, Uni. of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Rowe Conference Center, Interface Institute, Sufi Order Healing School, Heart of the Goddess Center, John Bastyr Naturopathic College, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Hawkwind Earth Uni, and Self Heal Herbal Center.
She has also trained health-care professionals abroad at such prestigious schools as: The Kosmos/Amsterdam, Waikato College of Herbal Studies/New Zealand, Weg der Mitte/Berlin, Brustgesundheit Centrum/Germany, Arkuna/Munich, Frankfurter Ring/Germany, Australasian College of Herbal Studies/Australia, and Elfenbank/Holland.
During the past three decade she has been a featured teacher at: Green Nations Herbal Gathering, International Herb Symposium, Women's Herbal Conference, Women's Spirituality Forum, HerbFest, Pacific Northwest Herbal Symposium, Midwifery Today Conference, Alaskan Midwives Conference, and Midwives Association of North America (MANA) conferences, among many more venues....
Susun S Weed has received the Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, is included in Who's Who of Intellectuals, was recognized as an Outstanding Person of the 20th Century, and was nominated as International Woman of the Year. Her books and appearances have helped millions of women attain better health and become more powerful in themselves.
Ms. Weed has no diplomas of any kind, having left high school in her junior year to pursue mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA, and having left there in her junior year to pursue life. She began studying her study of herbal medicine in 1965. Her areas of focus are: folkloric herbalism, eco-herbalism, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, philosophy and psychology of healing, comparative religion, and women's health/spirituality. She is especially interested in altered states of consciousness as they pertain to learning, healing, birthing, and dying; and the role of plants in these states.
Susun S Weed is an initiated member of the Wolf Clan and the Sisterhood of the Shields; she is a Peace Elder. Her adopted Native American grandmothers are Twylah Nitsch and Keywaydinoquay. She is the founder of the Wise Woman Center and Ash Tree Publishing and the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition. Learn more at www.susunweed.com or find where she is teaching this year http://www.susunweed.com/EventsCalendar.htm interested in going deeper? consider live-in apprenticeship (only for the most serious students) http://www.susunweed.com/Weed_Wise_Apprentice.htm
In addition to online video courses here at teachable.com, Susun also offers traditional by mail and telephone correspondence courses, talk time, books and audios included http://www.herbshealing.com/Correspondence-Course....