My name is Emma and I’m a hagetisse. That’s an old-fashioned word for wise woman, healer, cunning woman, leech, the herbwife at the edge of the village. Hagetisse is an old word that was corrupted – under the influence of the church – into the word heks, which is Dutch for witch, a term which carries plenty of prejudice that has nothing to do with what being a hagetisse is really about.
I am a holistic healer and practice the Craft. I combine modern, scientifically based knowledge with ancient healing and spiritual knowledge, so I can help where ‘regular’ methods failed. The reason behind this? I won’t be restricted by social conventions, but will use what a situation requires.
My most important task is to guide people who want to get back onto their own path. Who want to trust themselves again, every aspect of themselves, their mind, their heart and their body. I help them see the stories, taught through upbringing and cultural frameworks, for what they are, recognise the voice of their own intuition and find the strength to follow it, on their way to health and happiness.
On this site you can find more about what I do. And I share a lot of knowledge, for instance by means of wise woman blogs, but also through a vademecum in which I have written down my knowledge about medical, magical and edible plants.
Today I am going to tell you how you can easily make a healing, medicinal herbal salve yourself. You can do this with a medicinal herbal oil that you have…
Time for a short introduction to divination for beginners! Divination is the art of gaining insight into oneself, an issue or situation by means of divinatory tools or methods. If…
Last weekend it was that time again: daylight saving time started. For me it’s always a moment to be amazed by what people do to themselves. There are quite a…
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