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About death: a wise woman’s thoughts on this life’s end

Today, as on every day, several people are nearing what we call death. Some of them being in my direct environment, my thoughts linger on this fact a bit more…
About death: a wise woman’s thoughts on this life’s end

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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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About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

In an earlier blog on wyrd I already mentioned the term toxic positivity. Today I want to elaborate on that a bit more. I'm a pretty positive person. Without a…
About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

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An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

In the series about syrups I discussed how to make your own syrups. Today I will give you an easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup. Let's start…
An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

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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 part 3: decoctions

In the previous parts of this series, we talked about using medicinal herbs easy and effectively with water. We discussed why this is still one of the most important ways…
Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 3: decoctions

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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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Herbal allies: how to choose the right plants to work with

Herbs are valuable allies, there is no question about that. There are, however, an awful lot of medicinal and magical plants. It’s impossible to get to know them all. How…
Herbal allies: how to choose the right plants to work with

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How clocks disturb our biorhythm; why we should get rid of daylight saving time

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…
Clock terrorism; why we should get rid of daylight saving time

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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 returning to our ancestors worldview helps the earth and ourselves

If there’s one thing that gives me hope for the future, it must be the number of people with Germanic and Celtic roots returning to their ancestors’ worldview. This probably…
How returning to our ancestors worldview helps the earth and ourselves

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

When I was very little, I didn't really appreciate many of the home-made remedies administered to me. It was medicine that was bitter and far from tasty. I rather coughed…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 2: basic syrup

Last time we went over some theory about the use of medicinal herbal syrups. This time we will get to work. We’ll start, logically, at the beginning: the basic syrup.…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 2: basic syrup

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 3: medical herbal syrup

In the first blog of this series, we went over some theory about the use of medicinal herbal syrups. In the second blog, we discussed how to make a basic…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 3: medical herbal syrup

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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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