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…

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Plants and mushrooms that refer to each other

An interview with M.H.H. Benders, poet and sage staying with the Venus of Mierlo Can you tell us exactly what a Sage is? Is it a kind of Druid? Druids were Celtic healers who had an incredible knowledge of the forest. That knowledge has been destroyed by the parasite, and if we had chosen to…

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Too straight edge…to visit concerts. A letter to Ray Cappo

Yet I am also going to write inviting letters. Not open letters, that medium has been spoiled by schoolteachers. If you call something an ‘open letter’, everyone runs away, because then some schoolmarm starts ‘polemicising’ again with a ‘sharp pen’. No, it is going to be inviting letters. The first one I am going to…

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Closed letter to Maarten van der Graaff

‘Closed Letters to an Open Institution’ is a book by Martinus Benders of which this letter is a part. It is not the intention that you react to this letter, Mr. van der Graaff, in fact it would be very much appreciated if you would refrain from reacting and just accept the fact that you…

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Is LSD dangerous? Why, of course it is. But to the brain less dangerous than a brownie.

An interview with Sage Mar-tin-us Ben-ders Is it dangerous? What a crazy question. Of course it is dangerous. Everything in nature is dangerous. You stick your head out of a hole and it gets bitten off by another animal. There is no such thing as a safe nature. It’s a jungle out there. Nevertheless, there…

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What does the word ‘drugs’ mean?

Where does the word ‘drugs’ actually come from etymologically, and what can we learn from its origin? The word originates in medieval Dutch, via the Old French drogue, which in turn is possibly a corruption of dry vate, dry goods. When ships used to transport spices and other goods, keeping the goods dry was a…

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