16 May 2013
As a young woman at 21, I was blessed to have Susun Weed become my mentor. She is a wise elder who showed me how to connect to the innate wisdom of the earth, the plants and myself as a woman. I am delighted to announce that she, along with Rachel Bagby, Pam Montgomery and Sally Fallon will be joining us for the 2013 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference.
These four women are wise crones who have carried the wisdom of the past, often lost or forgotten in our modern generation. As they pass this knowledge to us, we become the carriers as well, weaving the past into the future.
Susun Weed holds the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition and a connection to earth-based healing. Rachel Bagby teaches us to find and liberate our voices, and brings a perspective of racial and cultural diversity that deepens us. Sally Fallon has long been a guide for me on the importance of a diet rich in whole traditional foods, as deep nourishment is vital to our health. Herbal elder, Pam Montgomery, reminds us how to work intuitively with our plant sisters and brothers.
We stand on the shoulders of these amazing grandmothers, just as they stand on the shoulders of the grandmothers before them. Together we weave a web of wise women dedicated to a new paradigm of health and wholeness for ourselves and the earth.