Frequently asked questions

  • What is a hagetisse?

    I often get that question and that is why I wrote a page about it. Do you actually want to know what a hagetisse does? There is also a page about that.

  • What does a hagetisse do exactly?

    I often get that question, which is why I wrote a page about it. Do you actually want to know what a hagetisse is? There is also a page on that subject.

  • What are the costs of your services and products?

    You can find information about the costs of a consultation with me here. Information about the costs of a membership can be found on the Become a member page. For other products and services, please get in touch.

  • What do you mean by magic?

    Well, first of all, I don’t think you should want to talk too much about magic. After all, language is not enough to really capture magic. In general, each answer raises another question and you never really do justice to this beautiful phenomenon which is inherent to life itself. However, since I often get this question, I made an attempt here and also here to at least write something about it. And I’ll leave it at that…

  • Where does your knowledge come from?

    Where didn’t it come from might be a better question. In my life I have come across the most valuable knowledge in the most unexpected places. But of course I also followed courses, read books and gained experiences. Please read my blog on this subject.

  • How did the vademecum come to be?

    The idea for the vademecum started from a database that I have maintained for many, many years and in which I always regularly processed new things that I learned. Over time the database has become a huge file in which all kinds of aspects of my knowledge are described and connected. But it was always meant to be offline and for my eyes only. Then the corona crisis occurred and I could no longer do my work, which involved seeing clients. Suddenly I had plenty of time, enough time to find a way to share my knowledge with others. I consulted experts in the field of computers and databases and the idea for an online vademecum was born.

    But it actually all started long before I ever learned to work with databases, because what you find in the vademecum goes back to my early childhood. Furthermore, it ultimately also derives partly from that enormous source of inherent knowledge that we all have access to. All in all, the vade mecum is the result of decades of learning and more.

  • How does the vademecum work?

    Read the manual on the vademecum to find out how it works.

  • Why can’t I see everything in the plant vademecum?

    A large part of the vademecum and part of the blogs and pages are behind a member login. You are already a member for less than two cups of coffee per month.

    Do you want to get an idea in advance of what you can expect from the vademecum? Please read the manual. There are several screenshots in it, so you can see what is hidden at the moment.

    You can become a member via the Become a member page. Follow the instructions and go through the steps to see the entire vademecum. I hope to see you on the other side of the hedge soon!


  • Why is it a good idea to become a member?

    Well if you’re interested in either the medicinal or the magical qualities or in the edibility of plants, or all of these, this website has a world of information to offer. The advantages of becoming a member are:

    • full access to the vademecum containing in-depth information on medical, magical and edible plants.
    • extensively searchable database, so you can quickly find the information you need, including searching by indication (i.e. affliction, condition or purpose).
    • access to additional information on plant use, natural medicine and health in the broadest sense of the word.
    • new plant monographs and/or other interesting and relevant articles regularly.

    And it costs less than a cup of coffee a month to become a member! You can become a member via the Become a member page. Follow the instructions and go through the steps to see the entire vademecum. I hope to see you on the other side of the hedge soon!

  • How do I become a member of the hagetisse site (so I can see the vademecum and hidden content)?

    You can become a member via the Become a member page. Follow the instructions and go through the steps to see the entire vademecum. I hope to see you on the other side of the hedge soon!

    Do you want to get an idea of what you can expect from the vademecum? Then read the manual. There are several screenshots in it, so you can see what is still hidden.

  • I’d like to know more about a plant which isn’t in the vademecum. Do you take requests?

    Requests are welcome. I’d also like to hear why you want to know more about this particular plant. However, I may not be able to immediately include the plant in the vademecum. After all, I do have a master plan the plant has to fit in to. But please do not hesitate to contact me. The plant might just end up in the vademecum soon.

  • Do you also write articles about your line of work and knowledge on request?

    Absolutely. I like writing a lot and I seem to be quite good at it. From article to blog to complete book, I have done it several times and am open to assignments. Please contact me for the possibilities.

  • Can we hire you for a lecture or workshop?

    Yes, that’s possible! I have a lot of experience speaking for large groups and teaching classes and workshops. Did you know I am actually a qualified teacher? I give lectures and workshops on a wide range of subjects, because my knowledge is also quite broad. Read more about my background here and feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities.

  • What exactly do you do during a consultation?

    During a consultation you express an issue or a challenge you are dealing with in the field of health, spirituality, well-being or lifestyle. We will then work on this together. I will be asking you a lot of questions. Some of them may seem irrelevant, but you can trust they are absolutely not. We will try to get to the bottom of your matter through this question and answer session. I use a holistic approach for this, which means that I look at you as a whole with all of my knowledge and skills.

    After we have figured out what we’re dealing with, we will make a treatment plan. That treatment plan is going to tackle your challenge. I’ll inform you about what we are going to do, why we are doing it this way and what to expect. You can then ask questions. Perhaps changes will be made at this point, after which we will settle on the definitive treatment plan and make a follow-up appointment.

  • Do the consultations include supplements and / or other aids?

    No, that rate is only for the consultation itself. If I think you should to use certain means, then you are supposed to purchase these yourself. Of course, you always have the choice to turn down this advice.

  • How many consultations are needed to get results?

    You will understand that I cannot give a clear answer to this question, because no one issue is the same. Some already have enough material to sink their teeth into with one consultation, others need regular and intensive guidance.

  • I have a short and / or simple question about a problem I have. Can you answer that for me by email?

    No, I’m afraid that is not possible. Experience has taught me that a question in my line of work is rarely simple. There’s a reason that most people aren’t helped by a 10-minute visit to a specialist. They just don’t have enough time to go into the matter deeply enough. A good and relevant answer takes time.

    In addition, it’s rarely just one person with one simple question. If I do this for one person, more usually follow. So to avoid spending most of my day answering these kinds of questions, I just don’t. At least that’s clear. Of course you can always make an appointment for a consultation. Then we’ll have time to discuss your situation in detail.

  • I have no money for a consultation. Can you help me anyway?

    I would like to be able to do everything for free. However, I also have to eat, so I have to charge for my time, just like everyone else. And if I didn’t, I wouldn’t value myself, which is never good. Proper self-awareness starts with not selling yourself short.

    Having said that, I am always willing to look at alternatives. Maybe we can solve the issue with a payment plan. Or maybe you have something on offer that might suit me. Please contact me to explain your situation to me. Maybe we can come to an arrangement.

  • My question is not included. Now what?

    If your question is about the vademecum, I would like to ask you to first check whether the answer is in the manual. If it concerns consultations, you can first look here. Questions about my background are often answered here. If you still didn’t find the answer to your question, you can always contact me.

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