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A short introduction to divination for beginners: learning to read the web

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…
A short introduction to divination for beginners: reading the weave of the web

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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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Abseiling geometer caterpillar

Caterpillars who seem to be dancing… they’re all over the forest at the moment. They’re not dancing, though. It’s more like a sort of abseiling.

These caterpillars will be geometer moths one day. These moths lay their eggs high up the tree when winter approached. When these trees start growing leaves again in spring, the caterpillars emerge and start feasting on the young leaves.

As soon as they’ve had enough to eat they lower themselves to the ground dangling from a silk thread. Once on the ground, they weave a cocoon in which they lie low until autumn arrives.

That’s when their beautiful moth selves emerges to find a mate and restart the cycle….

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All about energy

Everything is about energy. That is a scientific fact. Both our body and our lifestyle are designed around it. By the way, this doesn’t only apply to humans, but to every living being. Without energy we will die and energy is a scarce commodity. When you let this fact sink in, a lot suddenly makes sense. Like, why it is sometimes difficult to get yourself in motion. After all, exercise costs energy. And on the other hand, why eating too much is often just a bit too easy. After all, food provides you with energy.

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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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Animist

If you insist on putting me into a spiritual box – and that’s something I can do without – then perhaps animist would be the most appropriate label. Everything around me is spirited to me. What’s more, everything around me has just as much right to life as I have. That this is not self-evident for many people is clear from the way we, as a species, treat the earth.

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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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Avoid being burned at the stake

Have you considered volunteering for a pagan leadership position, but are afraid of being burned at the stake? This article offers you a guide to the community’s expectations, both explicit and implied, with a fool-proof method to make all the pagans happy, all of the time.

AND, YES… THIS IS MEANT TO BE FUNNY 🙂

Banana scramble with fried crumble: a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe

This is what my plate looked like this morning. Well, it was actually near noon, but it was my simple, healthy and delicious breakfast: banana scramble with frying pan crumble.…
Banana scramble with frying pan crumble: recipe for a healthy and delicious breakfast

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Bumble bees and foxglove

Bumble bees love foxglove… It’s one of the reasons this plant is my garden. Want to know more about foxglove, Digitalis purpurea? In the blogs section you can read an article about it.

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Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: about dry oils and wet oils

In the blog about making a herbal oil, I already briefly mentioned it. To make your herbal oil even more powerful, it's best to choose a carrier oil that supports…
Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: about dry oils and wet oils

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Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: the best base oils for skin and hair

Last time we discussed the difference between dry and wet oil. Today we're going to talk about the right carrier oil for your skin and hair. You cannot only use…
Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: the best base oils for skin and hair

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Choosing the right carrier oil: the healing properties of 11 medicinal oils

Last time we discussed how you choose an oil for your skin and hair type. Today we're going to talk about the healing properties of medicinal oils and how to…
Choosing the right carrier oil: the healing properties of 11 medicinal oils

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Connection

A wise woman knows she’s connected to every being on earth. She feels it in the marrow of her bones. It’s where she draws her power from.

I’m convinced that the main source of our problems – whether they express themselves in disease, depression or a just a vague sense of discontent – is the disconnectedness that comes with being a part of our society. From buying into the stories we are being told and tell ourselves.

That’s why I’m fine with always being a bit of an outsider. It keeps me sane, able to see through the fiction and in touch with the rest of the earth.

How long has it been since you’ve felt true connection to your fellow creatures? Felt like one of them?

Crow fledgling

Meet our guest for the last two days. This fledgling crow was in our care while waiting to be placed into a bird sanctuary.

He was found sitting on the ground near our field. Normally that wouldn’t have been cause for alarm. Crows, more often than not, leave the nest before they can fly. Their parents will keep feeding them on the ground until they’re ready to do it all on their own.

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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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