| July 2004
4 Number 7
What's Inside Weed Wanderings this Month...
CHILDBEARING & MOTHERING
| YOUR INTUITIVE DREAMS |
WISE WOMAN WISDOM | ANTI-CANCER
LIFESTYLE | MENOPAUSAL
YEARS | FEATURED
by Susun Weed
*Apply the fresh herb, washed, directly onto sores, closed
or *Cook the greens and stalks, especially when using older
plants or treating deeply; cool somewhat before applying.
or *Simmer chickweed in half water, half vinegar for about
five minutes, cool and apply.
then Cover chickweed with a cotton towel or a thin layer
of clay, and poultice for five minutes to three hours. Replace
when poultice feels hot to the touch and oozes. (Yes, hot!
Though most poultices are applied warm and removed when they
cool, chickweed poultices actually heat up as they draw out
infection and heat.)
Relief often begins within a few hours of the initial application,
with pain and swelling diminishing steadily as treatments
Poultices used on infections, such as pinkeye, must be thrown
away after use. Poultices used on cleanwounds and unbroken
skin can be reused several times if chickweed is in short
Chickweed Eye Lotion
4 oz/125ml distilled water
4 oz/125ml witch hazel
1 Tbs/15ml chickweed tincture
Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic dispenser-top
bottle. Use pre-pared witch hazel from drugstore. Shake well.
To use: Wet a cloth or cotton ball with lotion and apply
to closed eyes for 3 minutes. Discontinue if eyes are sensitive.
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Study with Susun Weed in the convenience of your home! Choose
from three Correspondence Courses: Green Allies, Spirit &
Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition, and Green Witch - includes
audio/video tapes, books, assignments, special mailings, plus
personal time. Learn more at www.susunweed.com
or write to: Susun Weed PO Box 64 Woodstock, NY 12498
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Welcome sisters, you are invited to join us, announcing:
Goddess Apprentice Weeks
Enrollment limited to ten women.
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
* Tarot reading with Susun
* 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.Class Size
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.
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©Susun Weed -Wise Woman Center
INDEX | CHILDBEARING
& MOTHERING | YOUR INTUITIVE DREAMS
| EMPOWER YOURSELF
WISE WOMAN WISDOM | ANTI-CANCER
LIFESTYLE | MENOPAUSAL YEARS | FEATURED