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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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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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Holidays are coming; what my wish list looks like…

Now that we are halfway through November, my family starts to get a bit excited. As I wrote earlier, we celebrate the shortest day quite extensively. The celebrations start the…
Holidays are coming; what my wish list looks like…

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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…
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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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Practical magic part 2: the element of air

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed general aspects of practical magic. I wrote, among other things, that elements - air, fire, water and earth - are actually always…
Practical magic part 2: the element of air

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Practical magic part 3: the element of fire

In part 1 of this series, I discussed general aspects of practical magic. I wrote, among other things, that elements - air, fire, water and earth - are actually always…
Practical magic part 3: the element of fire

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Practical magic part 4: the element of water

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed general aspects of practical magic. I wrote, among other things, that elements - air, fire, water and earth - are actually always…
Practical magic part 4: the element of water

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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…
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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,…
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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…
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The magic of rituals and their importance to our everyday life

We have all seen one of these documentaries at some point: people - druids, wiccans, witches, etc. – going through more or less complicated procedures during what they call magical…
the magic of everyday rituals

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