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manuela3Ayahuasca – the Return of the Mothers

She looked like a female version of Yoda, old and wrinkled. She sat cross legged on a blanket, her back upright and fierce. In her ancient face I saw both the grief of generations and the playfulness of a little girl. She was absently eating sunflower seeds, spitting out the husks on the floor, not…

augustus 11, 2016

Mercury in Cancer3 - CopyMercury, oh Mercury

Everything you never wanted to know about your Mercury sign but are going to read anyway because you are too curious (except Pisces) Mercury in Aries You talk too fast and too much. Your voice is deafening. Your opinions and jokes are highly inappropriate. In order to make you listen one has to tie you…

april 5, 2016

relatie7The war of the sexes is over!

Women’s night in the pub. Bosom friends. Each of them beautiful, confident women with a job and family. ‘Christian cheated on me’, announces Jennifer when the first round of mojitos has arrived. It’s as if she’s thrown a bloody piece of meat amidst a group of hungry lions. They all tear at it, immediately on…

januari 9, 2015

breastfeedingIn search of the mother’s breast

My boyfriend has been trying to quit smoking for years. Every failed attempt leads to renewed contemplation about the cause of his addiction. ‘I think it’s because I was never breastfed’, he suggests. That’s a new one. ‘Smoking is a substitute for the instant satisfaction a baby experiences when he, from a deep, instinctive need…

januari 4, 2015

Chateau Anand 1Born to be happy

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the heroine of palliative care, says that for a healthy person an emotion doesn’t last longer than 20 seconds. After experiencing and possibly expressing this emotion – crying, yelling, stamping – the person immediately returns to his natural state: a state of happiness, peace, cheerfulness and even bliss. A child laughs 300 times…

november 9, 2014

115Commute to work – only in Pisac

 First I let the dogs pass, so they don’t run me over while I climb over the back wall and down the path, into the neighbors’ field. Better to take a shortcut, saves me at least 5 minutes. Coski and Salka, the dogs, are so used to the cows and the sheep they…

oktober 20, 2014

writing10Fuck ‘em

If you try to save a drowning man and he spits in your face and says: ‘Leave me alone, I have to go through this’ fuck it let him drown go for a swim If you love someone and climb on the roof to shout it out and he says: ‘What will the neighbours say?’…

oktober 8, 2014

rumi4A word on Neptune

It is often said that Neptune is the planet of illusion. That in itself is an illusion. Neptune is not the planet of illusion, Neptune is the planet of truth! As being the ruler of Pisces and the 12th house, it is the only planet in the zodiac that goes beyond identification. Neptune helps you…

oktober 5, 2014

writing6Ayahuascian visions

‘I had a vision’, said the director in a solemn voice. ‘I saw you working in my healing centre, fulfilling an important role in our mission to cure chronically ill people. You belong here, I just know. Mother Ayahuasca never makes mistakes.’ ‘I’ll decide that for myself’, I thought. I’d never done an ayahuasca ritual…

augustus 7, 2014

img_0835Massage is my prayer

Massage is my sadhana Experiencing the magic in every move it teaches me patience shows me how to move beyond routine, beyond boredom When giving a massage there is no time, no goal, nothing to achieve, nowhere to go Just the experience of every single move, performed with grace and awe as if it is…

juni 29, 2014

rumi3The humble addict

‘You have to cherish one sin in your life’, the Tibetan buddhists say, ‘to make sure you don’t lose your humbleness on the path to enlightenment and always remember your fallibility.’ I think about this every morning when I make coffee, otherwise I feel guilty. ‘Just do it’, I tell myself, ‘otherwise you become too…

juni 23, 2014

kissingWhen a man loves a woman

Whenever you have the chance to talk to a teenager I’d say: go for it. Teenagers are brilliant. They are open, honest and sharp. They don’t take any bullshit, they are only interested in the truth. As soon as you give them anything else they will lose interest and turn to their games and mobile…

oktober 23, 2013