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About healing; what to expect when you enter my practice

I personally have a strong preference for the word healing, although nowadays curing is a more common word for the type of work I do. Healing is so much broader…

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About the magic in my work and my practice

I had my doubts whether magic is the word to use on my website. It has become quite polluted over the centuries. But to not use it means denying an…

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Are the pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman’s practice?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: are pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman's practice? Or, alternatively, people just assume that I worship pagan…
gods and goddesses in witchcraft

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Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 2: hot and cold infusions

In part 1 of this series I talked about how the most effective way to use medicinal herbs is the simplest. And that we can do this ourselves without any…
Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 2: hot and cold infusions

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Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

People often seem to think that the more complicated it is to get something, the more valuable it must be. This certainly doesn’t apply to the medicinal effect of herbs.…
Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

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Fate or wyrd and everything it entails: how being in control is an illusion

One aspect of my spiritual practice is an inextricable part of my magic and my practice as a hagetisse. I'm talking about the way I look at how life works,…
What fate, or wyrd, entails: how being completely in control is an illusion

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Free choice versus free will: one exists and the other doesn’t

In my earlier blogs on fate or wyrd, I have tried to explain why we can’t really oversee which impact our so-called choices will have on our lives. We are…
Free choice versus free will: one exists and the other doesn’t

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How do you process medicinal plants? About infusions, ointments, tinctures and much more.

It’s great to learn about how plants work, but it is even more fun to use them. In this blog I will tell you how you can process medicinal plants.…

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the preparations

Part of my work as a hagetisse is making all kinds of remedies from medicinal plants. Tinctures are of course one of these remedies. Although it isn’t hard to buy…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the preparations

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the traditional method

In the meantime, your hands are probably itching to get started and make your own tincture of medicinal plants. Today we are going to discuss how to do that using…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the traditional method

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the weighted method

I hope that, in the meantime, you have made all kinds of tinctures and experimented with the traditional method. As I wrote before, this is the method I use the…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the weighted method

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Magical tools: the things I use when practising the craft

If you ask me whether I need special, magical tools to practice my craft, the answer is simple and short. No. Strictly speaking, I do not need any special tools…
witchcraft tools

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Practical Magic part 1: rituals and spells, the basics

In my blog about rituals in daily life, I discussed why rituals are so important to people in general and people like me in particular. An appropriate set of rituals…
Practical magic part 1: rituals and spells, the basics

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The advantages of fate: the freedom that comes with letting go

I can imagine that my last article about fate was a bit of a shock. For most people who have grown up in our society it takes an 180 degree…
The advantages of fate: the freedom that comes with letting go

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 1: introduction

As a hagetisse I receive many people who have problems with their health. It often concerns chronic diseases for which those who seek me out have not found an adequate…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 1: introduction

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 2: nutrition, an important ingredient of good health

The body does not operate just like that. Like with an engine, it needs fuel. The mechanical comparison immediately ends there. Although many health professionals like to approach the body…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 2: nutrition, an important ingredient of good health

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 3: a healthy way of growing

Conclusion from the previous blogs: everyone seems to agree on a couple of things. We have to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, preferably as many different kinds and…
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The foundation of a healthy life, part 4: meat, vegetarian or vegan

Over the years I have regularly been asked whether it is healthy to eat meat or to live as a vegetarian or vegan. There is no easy answer to that…
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The foundation of a healthy life, part 5: exercising the right way

We humans have always exercised a lot. We had to if we wanted to eat and drink. Even when we became farmers, we moved a lot. Crops did not plant,…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 5: moving the right way

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 6: what to do when things go wrong

Many people will have little to do with doctors and hospitals. That is, if they listen carefully to their body and common sense, and eat and exercise in a way…
The Foundation of a Healthy Life, Part 6: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

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The foundation of a healthy life, part 7: does your living space suit you?

Lifestyle is one of these terms which can mean several different things. Google lifestyle and you will get to see a whole range of websites. The topics will probably range…
The foundation of a healthy life, part 7: does your living space suit you?

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