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?

    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…

  • Can you use some magic on someone else for me?

    No.

    You can read about how I use magic in my practice over here. If you want to enchant / curse / otherwise magically influence someone you’ll have to go elsewhere.

  • What’s the difference between a nugget and a blog

    In general, a nugget is mainly intended to stimulate thought or share something from my daily life, while a blog discusses a particular wise woman topic in depth. A blog is therefore usually a longer article, while a nugget is short and to the point. A nugget can also draw attention to a blog.

  • 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. Becoming a member is free!

    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?

    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, health, 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. As a member you’ll be informed about updates via newsletter.

    And becoming a member is free! You can do so 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 for free 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 get an error message when registering. Now what?

    Sometimes something goes wrong in the registration process of the basic membership. Usually you did get logged in, but the system got stuck on the way and forgot to process properly. When this happens, please try the following steps:

    1. Refresh your page and look in the main menu whether you now see something resembling a puppet. This is a profile-icon.
    If yes: you are automatically logged in. Click on the icon. You’ll now proceed to your profile page. Change your password right away and write it down somewhere or save it in your browser so you’ll be able to get back in next time. Still forgot or lost your password? Please go to step 2 to solve this.
    If you don’t see the profile-icon, go to step 2 as well.

    2. No profile icon? Not to worry. You’ve probably been registered after all. Click on the login icon (arrow pointing into a box). Click Lost Your Password. Enter the e-mail address you registered with on the page you’re sent now and click Get New Password. You will now receive a notification that you have received an email with a confirmation link with which you can reset your password. Go to your mailbox and follow the instructions in the e-mail.

    3. No profile icon and did you get a notification in step 2 that your e-mail address is unknown? In that case, something else went wrong. Please contact us via the contact form.
    Clearly state in your message what the problem is and with which name and e-mail address you wanted to register, and we will arrange it manually for you.
    This can take a while, because we sometimes have lunch / drink coffee / sleep / enjoy a walk in the woods. We will take care of it as soon as possible.

  • I have forgotten my password and/or login details. Now what?

    Don’t worry, you can reset your password. Click on the login icon (arrow pointing into a box). Click Lost Your Password. Enter the e-mail address you registered with on the page you’re sent now and click Get New Password. You will now receive a notification that you have received an email with a confirmation link with which you can reset your password. Go to your mailbox and follow the instructions in the e-mail.

    Have you also forgotten which e-mail address you use for your hagetisse account? That makes it a little more difficult, but there’s still no man overboard. Please contact us via the contact form.
    Mention in your message what the problem is and with which name and e-mail address you think you are a member and we’ll go to work for you.
    This can take a while, because we sometimes have lunch / drink coffee / sleep / enjoy a walk in the woods. In any case, we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.

  • I’ve tried (and failed) to log in a lot of times and I seem to be locked out. Now what?

    If you try to log in too often, you get locked out. We had to resort to this measure due to the internet being swarmed with miscreants who try to invade other people’s websites. This way we keep our website safe for those who do have good intentions. If you’ve happened to have logged in too often and now find yourself locked out, please contact us so we can get you back in…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why do I see advertisements?

    Creating and maintaining a website like this costs a lot of money. Still, I want to be able to offer this important part of my work for free. That is why I have chosen to show advertisements on the website.

  • Do you support the content of these ads?

    Unfortunately, I don’t have full control over which ads are shown. We can influence the process, but not completely and often after the ads have appeared on my website. It is, therefore, possible that an advertisement appears which isn’t relevant or that shows a product or service that I do not support. This is an inextricable consequence of the choices I’ve had to make, but which ensure that I can keep all that fantastic information free.

  • I saw an irrelevant or inappropriate advertisement. Now what?

    Please report the ad in question via the contact form, so we can assess it.

  • I really don’t want to see advertisements. I’d rather pay.

    Not a problem! We created a reasonably priced membership specially for people who don’t want to see the ads. Please go to the Become a member page to check it out.

  • 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. 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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