Eating Treeleaves and flowers: the Sage menu

An interview with Sage Martinus

Why do you eat flowers in your power breakfast in the morning?

Because flowers are tasty, because flowers are medicinal and because to eat flowers you don’t have to destroy the plant. So eating flowers is a great way to bring more balance to nature. Every day, I make a power breakfast with good thick yoghurt and a selection of nuts, seeds, herbs, flowers, mushrooms, roots and spices. Outstanding! No, really, the energy you get from such food is so much more powerful, so unadulterated – that stale spongy bread, that yeast, that lump of fat cheese – wow what a difference from what I used to eat. MUFFLED energy. As always, regret is around the corner that I didn’t tackle this bread cramp sooner. But when you’re under the intoxication of those substances you don’t see what’s really going on.

Are you going to experiment further, for example by adding tree leaves to the menu?

That is indeed my intention. People don’t understand how dynamic something like digestion can be. Did you know that the only reason we cannot eat wood is because a certain bacteria does not live in our guts? You could very well train your gut to accommodate that bacteria, and become the first wood eater in history. People are so obsessed with fame, but they miss the real opportunities. Stop writing those annoying books, create a new human being instead!

Do it yourself!

I am doing it! But step by step, we have now reached the flowers. Take something like Jasmine. People pretend that everything can be lumped together, but there are Farmer’s jasmine, Winter jasmine, Chamber jasmine, Tuscan jasmine. And what kind of energetic effect do all these have on the body, and what kind of healing power – nobody can tell you. Do you see what I mean? It’s all uncharted territory. So yes, I will definitely be adding tree leaves to the menu in the future. Imagine how nice life is when you can just eat leaves from the trees.

It’s disgusting!

Who says so? A giraffe eats them too, don’t you think? Does a giraffe find it disgusting? No, it doesn’t. And they have much better senses than that anaesthetised, short-tempered rubbish you have.

There are stories about Buddhist monks who can live on an orange a day. Imagine how paradisiacal your life is then, all worries are gone. You can just pick what you need, that’s all.

You think there is something wrong with eating leaves. That is because something in you keeps preventing you from wanting to experiment and evolve. Something tells you that evolution is finished and you are the final product.

And all this is an ideal for Sage to eat as much as possible from trees?

It is not a competition. It’s about training yourself so that when the system crashes you won’t be one of those slaves 100% dependent on the supermarket. Why? Well, unfortunately you will find out in the not too distant future, although the parasite is doing its utmost to train your body to live on plastic cheese. Do you know who manufactures your food? DSM, the well-known chemical company.

But for now, you are busy with flowers!

Yes, that is true. If you believe the ‘5-slice pie chart’, then everything DSM puts on your plate is healthy. I have a completely different disc: nuts, seeds, herbs, flowers, cabbages, mushrooms, roots and spices. The disc of eight! But eventually I am going to turn that into The Disc of Eleven. That is, if I still have the time to do so.

Living for clarity instead of happiness. How does this fit into the picture?

Pay close attention to language and words. Sometimes there is black magic hidden in them. The Dutch word ‘geluk’ (Happiness) is such a word. The Dutch love it. But look at the composition: GEL, something jelly-like, sticky, slippery. UK, pukkie, toddler. TODDLERGEL, a kind of smurfysnot so to speak.

Doesn’t that make you sick to your stomach? Bread is a sponge full of filthy genetically manipulated yeasts and moulds. People think it is LEKKER (TASTY), another black magic word. LEAKAGE (The dutch word ‘lekker’ is identical with the word ‘leaker’) . If you want to know where you are leaking, find out what is so TASTY to you.

Who does not want to go through life childishly steered by a parasite has to aim for energetically higher goals. Not TODDLERGEL and LEAKAGE, but clarity and nourishment.

Mountains, giants and mushrooms – in this fairytale-like collection, magic whirls and swirls, yet another reality breaks through as well – the whole world turned into The Shining, and the pilgrimage to Szymborska’s grave, a simple stone in Krakow, fails at the last minute; a journey without check marks across sixteen national borders to his daughter, however, succeeds. In its combination of fairy-tale nature, historical background and eerily topical reality, this collection of poems is Benders’ best since he lost count.


You have no time to read this, but that is because you are no longer human. If something of the original person were still alive in you, the old mycelia of childhood, then you would learn a lot from this book, indeed, with its magical knowledge, it might become your most useful possession. A book about the human imagination, and how it managed to get into the iron grip of trans-dimensional cockroaches. Furthermore, there are also magical tips to substantially improve your life and your time acceleration, and M.H.H. Benders also makes light-hearted mincemeat of the entire Dutch literature, what more could you want!

If you don’t want to crawl around mars like a cyber insect under a scrubbed boot – which is on the agenda – then you’d do well to read this book.

The first collected work of Martinus Hendrikus Hogervorst-Benders comprises no fewer than 712 pages and weighs in at least 1.4 kilos in thin print. It is the most ambitious collection written in the last thirty years, and certainly one of the highlights of Dutch literature as a whole, in line with Snoek and van de Woestijne. Anyone with a heart for literature and who wants to read an ambitious book brimming with cast-iron poems instead of yet another typical Dutch-language ‘masterpiece’ will be delighted with the purchase of this brick.

The Microdose Bible is the worlds most comprehensive and complete oversight of mind altering substances, teacher plants and mushrooms. Dutch mycologist and philosopher M.H.H.Benders takes you on a magical journey full of wonder about what teachers nature has to offer. Includes the Psychosupersum, a guide that describes all known mental disorders and offers wisdom for their treatment. 

This book will be published end of 2022.