Herbal Ezine --  Wise Woman Wisdom
March 2005
Volume 5 Number 3

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Healing Wise ...
Be Your Own Herbal Expert
Part 7

- Three Traditions of Healing -
Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people
by Susun S. Weed © 2005

Be Your Own Herbal Expert - Part 7
Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people

by Susun S Weed c. 2004

(part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5part 6 - part 8)

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.

Art by Hrana JantoAncient memories arise in you when you begin to use herbal medicine. These lessons are designed to nourish and activate those memories and 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, about simples and water-based herbal remedies. In the third, I distinguished safe (nourishing and tonifying) herbs from more dangerous (stimulating and sedating) herbs. Our fourth session focused on poisons; we made tinctures and an Herbal Medicine Chest. Our fifth dealt with herbal vinegars, and the sixth with herbal oils.

In this, our seventh session, we will think about how we think about healing.

The Three Traditions of Healing

There are many ways to use herbs to improve and maintain health. Modern medicine uses highly refined herbal products known as drugs. Many alternative or holistic practitioners recommend herbs, usually in less-refined (and less dangerous) forms such as tinctures or homeopathic remedies. And then there are the yarb women, the wise women, such as myself, who integrate herbs into their daily diet and claim far-reaching results for simple remedies.

I call these three different approaches the Scientific, Heroic, and Wise Woman traditions.

These three traditions are ways of thinking, not ways of acting. And they are not limited to herbs. Any technique, any substance can be used by a healer in the Scientific, Heroic, and Wise Woman traditions. There are, for instance, naturopaths, midwives, and MDs in each tradition, as well as herbalists, educators, therapists, even politicians.

Each of these traditions lives within you, too.

As I define the characteristics of each tradition, identify the part of yourself that thinks that way.

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Study with Susun Weed in the convenience of your home! Choose from four Correspondence Courses: Green Allies, Spirit & Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition, Green Witch, and ABC of Herbalism - includes audio/video tapes, books, assignments, special mailings, plus personal time.

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Fax: 1-845-246-8081

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Vibrant, passionate, and involved, Susun Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition. She challenges conventional medical approaches with humor, insight, and her vast encyclopedic knowledge of herbal medicine. Unabashedly pro-woman, her animated and enthusiastic lectures are engaging and often profoundly provocative.

Susun is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world. Learn more at www.susunweed.com

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ABC of Herbalism
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A special course for the aspiring herbalist who would like to have me "by your side" teaching you how to identify, harvest, and buy 52 healing herbs. I'll "watch over your shoulder" as you make nourishing herbal infusions, tinctures, vinegars, oils, honeys, poultices, soups, and beauty aids.

Your studies will be both experiential and intellectual. You will make and use herbal remedies as well as reading about them in a variety of sources. You will try out my favorite remedies.

Your course materials include:
* Fifty-two herbal projects and twenty health projects to complete at your own pace. (Value $100)
* Guidance in developing a green ally.
* Six herbals: 1. A City Herbal; 2. Common Herbs for Natural Health; 3. Healing Wise; 4. The Herb Book; 5. Natural Health Bible; 6. Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs. (Value $80)
* Up to four more books -- your choice from the enclosed list. (Value up to $65)
* Four of my audiotapes or one of my videotapes -- your choice from the enclosed list. (Value $40)
* Three hours of phone time to talk with me personally. (Value $300)
* Initiation and completion gifts.
* Erratic mailings several times a year for two years. (Value $50)
* A 50% discount on three days of classes with me. (Value up to $150)
* A graduation certificate for you to frame and hang. (Priceless)

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