Let’s start with the basics: my name is Emma and I’ve been walking the earth since the early seventies of the 20th century. I was born and raised in the Netherlands and am of mostly Dutch decent with Celtic and Nordic blood. I do not live in the Netherlands constantly. It will always be home, so I still go there regularly. However, its crowdedness, noise and light pollution made it too hard for me to be there permanently. And so I regularly go to places where one can still feel puny and in awe with nature. I’m a wanderer by nature. Although I like to have a base to call home, I don’t like being stuck in the same place all the time.
An inseparable part of the earth
Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated with the earth around me. I use the word ‘earth’ on purpose; I didn’t mean ‘world’. The world is literally the whole of human created society, whereas the earth is the whole planet and every creature on it. From an early age I learned that there was more to this living and breathing being that we call our planet than most people around me seemed to realise. I saw more life existing around me than most people did. I also saw that we are an inextricable part of this living and breathing whole and felt that moving away from it, as we’re doing in our society, is harming us.
Life is full of magic
We all know examples of that one elusive element in life that seems to be the key to everything. That factor you cannot comprehend, but challenges and changes everything we know. Some people call it coincidence. As if coincidence exists… Some call it quantum physics, others see it as miraculous divinity. Then there are those who call it witchcraft, magic or sorcery. Whatever you want to call it, it is a force that very much exists. I knew and felt it when I was a little girl, walking along those wooded areas along the river we lived near to, and I know and feel it now.
Magic is not something I use every now and then, that I switch on and off. It is infused into every inch of my life and being. So also in my wise woman’s practice. It’s the key to success in my consultation room. That deep connectedness that magical insight provides gives me exactly those tools that enable me to get to the heart of a problem. I admit, I hesitated in using the word magic on this site. But it is too important not too and I even dedicated an article to it.
Gaining the ultimate knowledge by inclination, talent, study and a lot of hard work
How? First of all, by being open to it and not letting go of it – although that last bit has admittedly been a struggle at times, growing up in this society. But becoming a hedge rider, a wise woman, was my wyrd. So there was no stopping it. Not that I’d have wanted to… From an early age, I gobbled up anything to do with healing and otherworldly workings that I was handed and that could get my hands on.
I was presented with the right sources and people and gratefully soaked up any wisdom I was offered. I studied herbalism, botany, all sorts of natural medicine, orthomolecular medicine, cPNI, meditation, the workings of nature in all her facets, permaculture, how we humans communicate and learn, philosophy, archaeology, history, folklore, my own roots. And, of course, many, many things that I cannot and may not describe here.
Bringing old and new wisdom into people’s lives
This long road brought me to where I am now: ready and able to bring healing to the world around me, using all I know, including magic. I use the knowledge of yore, but also modern world knowledge. Combined the two are unbeatable and sure to bring about the best result possible. Those who are ready to start walking this path, or need the kind of help I can provide, will recognise themselves in the words above. Are you one of them and do you want to go for it? Contact me for an appointment. Do you want know more about what I do first? Check out this page.