Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is simple,
safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors used -- and our neighbors
around the world still use -- plant medicines for healing
and health maintenance. It's easy. You can do it too, and
you don't need a degree or any special training. Ancient memories
arise in you when you begin to use herbal medicine -- memories
which keep you safe and fill you with delight. These lessons
are designed to nourish and activate your inner herbalist
so you can be your own herbal expert.
In our first session, we learned how to "listen"
to the messages of plant's tastes. In session two, we learned
about simples and how to make effective water-based herbal
remedies. The third session helped us distinguish safe nourishing
and tonifying herbs from the more dangerous stimulating and
sedating herbs. Our fourth session focused on poisons in herbs
and herbal tinctures, which we made and then collected into
an Herbal Medicine Chest.
In this, our fifth session, we will find out how to help
ourselves and our families with herbal vinegars, one of the
green blessings of the Wise Woman Way.
Why Use Herbal Vinegars?
Herbal vinegars are an unstoppable combination: they marry
the healing and nutritional properties of apple cider vinegar
with the mineral- and antioxidant- richness of health-protective
green herbs and wild roots. Herbal vinegars are tasty medicine,
enriching and enlivening our food, while building health from
the inside out.
Herbal vinegars are far better for the bones and the heart
than soy beverages. They have a reputation for banishing grey
hair and wrinkles. Sprayed in the armpits, herbal vinegars
are highly effective deodorants. As a hair rinse (try rosemary
or lavender vinegar) they add luster and eliminate split ends.
Anything vinegar can do, including clean the kitchen, herbal
vinegars can do better.
Vinegars Seek Minerals
Minerals are important for the health and proper functioning
of our bones, our heart and blood vessels, our nerves, our
brain (especially memory), our immune system, and our hormonal
glands. No wonder lack of minerals can lead to chronic problems
and getting more can make a big different in health in a few
weeks. One of the best way to get more minerals -- besides
drinking nourishing herbal infusions and eating well-cooked
leafy greens -- is to use herbal vinegars.
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Welcome sisters, you are invited to join us, announcing:
Goddess Apprentice Weeks
Enrollment limited to ten
For ages 14 and up.
Two one-week apprenticeships for aspiring herbalists who want
to learn from and play with the Green Goddess. And for past
apprentices to share their wisdom and knowledge. Here in the
safety of the Wise Woman Center we will play with the fairies,
dance with the devas, sing with the stars, and reweave the
healing cloak of the Ancients. We hope you can join us!
"I learned more from spending one day with Susun than
I have in months of study with others."
The fee includes all meals, lodging, instruction, textbooks,
* Organic vegetarian meals (dinner Monday through lunch Sunday)
* Camp site or shelter in our tipi or studio
* Twenty hours of class time with Susun
* All supplies, including materials for making herbal medicines,
and textbooks valued at more than $100: Field Guide to Wildflowers
Healing Wise (Susun Weed)MoonDays (Premo-Steele)
City Herbal (Silverman)
Witches, Midwives, Nurses (Erenreich)
Natural Health Bible
* Classes with visiting teachers and past apprentices
* Campfire singing circles
* Yoga instruction
* Tai chi instruction
* Moon lodge gathering
* Talking stick ceremony
* Optional initiation as a green witch
During your Green Goddess Apprenticeship you will also:
* Learn how to identify plants
* Learn how to use common plants for food and medicine
* Learn about plant families and botany
* Make one or more herbal remedies to take home
* Enjoy Goddess archetype presentations
* Go for walks in the woods
* Connect deeply with plants and the planet
* Be supported by the spiral of sisters
In addition to studying you can:
* Swim in the pond or the river
* Paddle the canoe
* Visit Woodstock, Colony of the ArtsSchedule
Your Green Goddess Apprentice week begins at noon on Monday
and ends about 4pm on Sunday. You may arrive as early as 11am
if you wish to settle in first. If you are flying in, please
check with us about options for arriving early or staying
later. There is a $5 pickup fee to get you from the bus in
Woodstock or Saugerties.
Our days begin with breakfast (out from 8:30 until 9:30),
followed by class (10am - 1pm), then lunch and talking stick
(1:30 - 3:30), afternoon class (3:30 - 6pm), dinner (6:30
- 8pm), and finally evening campfire circle of stories and
songs (8pm - 10pm). On Monday, we will choose our goddess
archetypes and our green allies and pick a wild salad for
an early dinner. On Friday, we will also eat one hour earlier
since the moonlodge starts at 7pm. On Sunday, we will have
a lavish high magic ceremony followed by a late lunch and
a final talking stick. Many surprises await us on all the
days in between.
Please send your name, age, address, phone number, e-mail
address, and letter of application (words or images) with
your $100 deposit -- which will be returned if we cannot accept
your application. A color photograph is helpful if you can
include one. Tell us which week you wish to attend and whether
or not you could come to the other week if your first choice
is full. Payment for this event may be made in installments
charged to your credit card. All Green Goddess Apprentices
must be paid in full ten days prior to their arrival.
Mail your application to :
Wise Woman Center PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498
Fax questions to: 1-845-246-8081
There are three work-study positions open at each Green Goddess
Week. Each position requires 50 hours of work over an eight
day span (the seven days of the green goddess week plus the
day before it begins or the day after it ends) plus a payment
of $500. You will not miss any class time if you do work exchange;
you will be busy from 8am to midnight. To apply for one of
these positions, please write. Tell us of your willingness
to work and your desire to participate.
You may use work-exchange credits from any work exchange weekend
toward this event.
Are you a past apprentice of Susun's? If so, you qualify for
a special discount at the Green Goddess Weeks. All past live-in
apprentices may come for two days and nights free; further
days are half price at $70 each, or $50 plus 3 hours of work.
(Offer good only to apprentices who graduated.) If you completed
a live-out apprenticeship, you may take 25% off , bringing
your cost to $600-750 for the week.
We will accept ten students in this program, plus three work-exchange
students, plus apprentices who may be here already as well
as visiting apprentices. Please register early.
To register for Wise Woman Center workshops and intensives,
send deposit (see specific workshop for deposit amount) and
indicate which workshop you want to attend and contact info:
Wise Woman Center PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498
Fax questions to: 1-845-246-8081
You may also choose to pay by credit card: www.wisewomanbookshop.com
Please send us email,
to confirm availability, before registering online.