Report: #384561

Complaint Review: Susun Weed - Ash Tree Publishing - Woodstock New York

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  • Susun Weed - Ash Tree Publishing susunweed.com Woodstock, New York U.S.A.
  • Phone: 845-246-8081
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Susun Weed - Ash Tree Publishing She's a thief that stole $367.00, did not teach the class to me and was horribly RUDE Woodstock New York

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: old news

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*Consumer Suggestion: well aquainted with "susan weed" ..

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I ordered online a correspondence course with Susun Weed in 2007, paying in full with a credit card the amount of $550.00. This included about 10 paperback books of my choice from her list, 4 tapes of old talks she gave, 3 hours phone time with her to discuss the studies, a 12 page herbal (pretty useless) and 2 coupons for discounts on future classes (also useless). In receiving the books 2 months later, I realized I had one of the books and so I quickly wrote an email asking if I could exchange the book for another, happy to pay for any shipping charges. On November 6, 2007, Ms. Weed called early that Sunday morning, obviously angry. She proceeded to tell me that nowhere in her paperwork regarding the course does it say that I can email her. She said, I do not do emails. Every time you email me, I have to pay someone to respond to you. I listened to her and apologized for making the mistake of sending an email. I told her I only sent one because I didn't want to bother her with something so small and I had only dealt with her assistants during past emails. (She values her talk time to be $300.00). The last woman who called me was very nice and wanted to make sure I had received my course books. By this time, my heart was beating hard because of her tone and sarcasm. I asked her why she was so upset over me sending an email. She said that she wasn't upset, and turned it around asking me, Why are you so upset?. She went on some more about how she does not do emails, although, at the top of her correspondence for the herbalism course, it offers her name, address, phone and website address. She asked me in a very sarcastic tone is she'd upset me and I started to cry. She then asked me if I wanted her to apologize to me.

I listened to her talk as it was pretty hard to get a word in edgewise. By this time, my husband was by my side as he could hear her from our bedroom, her voice on the cell phone from the other room. He heard how belittling she was speaking, reiterating, yet again, the email mistake. Then she said, I'll tell you what, if you need to send me an email, go to your computer, type me a letter, hit p for print, print it out, put it in an envelope and mail it to me. I asked her why she was acting this way and raising her voice. She said, Well, I live in the country and I said that I did also. She continued, And when I'm in my yard and I'm calling out to my goat from across the yard, I have to raise my voice in order for my goat to hear me. First of all, she was not outside talking, and I was not a goat, I was a student who wanted to be treated with respect. She has none to spare.

I have also recorded a phone message she left with me one day saying that I had a problem with people in authority. In her first letter she sent back to me, after I requested a refund minus her $50 non refundable fee and offering to pay for the books, she wrote at the bottom of her letter, Do you have a drinking problem? The only other people who have treated me so quixotically have been alcoholics.

Do not take classes from her. She thinks she is someone more special than everyone else and expects people to bow to her. She may be a witch, but it's not the good kind. I had thought she would be so great to work with. I was very disappointed but have since gone on to take a fantastic course with Christopher Hobbs. I can't believe the information he offers. Her course didn't even begin to come close. She is not who she says she is.

Florence, Oregon

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#4 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

old news

AUTHOR: Justine - ()

POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013

This is a report from 2007 which Karen has just updated in 2013....here is the recording of the phone call from Susun to Karen that Karen has referred to in her rip-off report.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bIBdtGhjbI

As you can imagine, over the past 40 years Susun has taught literally tens of thousands of students both in person and via distance learning.....of those many students, a few express complaints..but the majority of her over 1500 correspondence course students find studying with Susun to be a very rewarding experience...


I believe that Susun's voice mail message speaks well for herself....and also good to mention that the credit card company did not rule in Karen's favor, and this is the primary cause of Karen's distress....Susun refunded a fair amount and the rest is just sour grapes...

For the record, Susun's correspondence courses are via postal mail and telephone only, Susun never ever corresponds with her students via email....no exceptions....she does employ a virtual team to help with email and other online functions such as weekly ezine, forum, blogs, social media, and the like... if you have a question, email the wise woman team at wisewoman@herbshealing.com 

i woudl write more here, but those of you interested, can read my response to another woman here regarding Susun's autism, in the new report from September 2013...

sending love, Justine

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Susun Weed

AUTHOR: Susun Weed - (United States of America)

POSTED: Thursday, August 09, 2012

Please do not confuse the Susan Weed you claim to know with the herbalist Susun Weed,

who keeps the sun in Susun. Susun has both owned and lived at the Wise Woman

Center for the past 35 years continuously, rarely goes to Woodstock at all, and

certainly does not know the individual making false claims. Susun does not have

a boyfriend as she has been happily married for three decades. Learn about the

real Susun Weed here, for green wisdom the wise woman way: www.susunweed.com Green


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POSTED: Saturday, August 21, 2010

When did she live with you?

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well aquainted with "susan weed" ..

AUTHOR: Johnypaycut - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, February 01, 2009

I know susan "weed" the name is descriptive, she's the biggest pot smoker i've ever
seen? the womans a fraud. she probably took you money an bought a bag.
she lived in my home (her boyfriend was sharing my aprtment) they both had a terrible drug problem. never paid their bills, and where always stoned.
true pot heads. avoid her unless you like buying her marijuana?

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