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 a lot of bias by now.
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 blogs, but also through a vademecum in which I have written down my knowledge about medical, magical and edible plants.
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