Sat, October 21, 2017. 2 pm - 5 pm
Moon Magic
An Herbal Workshop with Susun Weed
Magical plants are close at hand and closely linked to the moon. Artemis - the Goddess of the Moon - has an entire genus of plants named after her. We will explore those amazing Artemisias and their mind-altering properties. And we will delve into the arcane world of the (deadly-but ever-so-useful) nightshades, which are said to only grow in moonlight. Bring your curiosity and your spell book. Love charms, third-eye opening tinctures and Moon Magic await you.

Cost: $25 if registered and prepaid by October 19th; $30 if registering after the 19th.

Teacher Bio: Susun S. Weed has no official diplomas of any kind; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and she left college in her junior year to pursue life. Susun began studying herbal medicine in 1965 when she was living in Manhattan while pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede. She wrote her first book -- Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (now in its 29th printing)-- in 1985 and published it as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986. It was followed by Healing Wise (1989), New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (1992 and revised in 2002), Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (1996) and the recently published Down There: Health the Wise Woman Way. In addition to her writing, Ms Weed trains apprentices, oversees the work of more than 300 correspondence course students, coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, and is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder. Susun Weed is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, peer- reviewed journals, and popular magazines, including a regular column in Sagewoman.

Her worldwide teaching schedule encompasses herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues and her venues include medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers, as well as many conferences. Susun appears on many television and radio shows, including National Public Radio and NBC News.

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