Rooted in the Wise Woman Tradition
The Wise Woman Tradition is a worldview. A doorway . . which leads to a paradigm shift. A way of seeing through a lens that is earth-based and woman-centered.
The Wise Woman Tradition embraces the Earth, local plants, deep nourishment and self-love. Many women experience a deep resonance—a cellular memory of a way of life and a belief system that embraces a spiral that includes both light and dark, without hierarchy. Just as the natural cycles of our world continuously move through day and night, from dark moon to full moon, from winter to summer, from youth to old age and death. We honor our natural cycles—our ebbs and flows.
In the Wise Woman Tradition, we understand our bodies as sacred and we trust that as a source of inner guidance. As we turn our attention away from “fixing” or "cleansing" ourselves, we move towards nourishing ourselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually, such that our bodies respond by moving towards optimal health.
If we each look back far enough into our own heritage(s), we all come from indigenous roots, from cultures worldwide in which our grandmothers way back lived close to the earth, learned to use plants around them as food and medicine from a young age, and were encouraged to be capable and competent, resourceful and strong.
As internationally-renowned herbalist Susun Weed describes, “The Wise Woman Tradition is the oldest tradition of healing known on our planet, yet one that is rarely identified, rarely written or talked about. A woman-centered tradition of self love, respectful of the earth and all her creatures, the Wise Woman Tradition tells us that compassion, simple ritual, and common herbs heal the whole person and maintain health/wholeness/holiness.”