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On this page you will find information about my publications and some inspiring books, which I can strongly recommend.

To recommended literature

My own book The forgotten ecosystem service of trees is available! Hopefully the Story of Eya will follow soon, since it illustrates and complements my message in the best possible way.  

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The story of Eya 

'Eya' is the oldest written statement of yew. It was found in modern Turkeyn on an Old-Hittite cuneiform text from c. 1 750-1 500 BCE.

Eya is the sacred tree with apples and acorns.

Fred Hageneder's book A Yew History  probably is the most complete study we have about this fascinating species. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to completely indulge into it, while translating it into dutch.

The first part from the original book about its morfology and ecology was summarized.

The second part about the role of yew in human history was translated as accurate as possible. A third part about the situation of yew in Belgium and the Netherlands was added.

Discover the forgotten history of yew. You will be amazed how much it will learn you about our own history...

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The forgotten ecosystem service of trees

This book captures my insights and experiences during more than 20 years of consciously and unconsciously relating to trees, in all possible ways.  From childhood I have been attracted to powerful trees and places. But the true journey began when I realised that there is a connection between them.

I started writing this book witnessing a lot of painful situations as a consequence of the huge contradiction between the vision on trees in the professional, legal and even nature conservation systems and the vision 'common' people have. During the process I noticed so much interest from people outside the sector, especially from those that are in some way trying to increase their awareness, that I started to understand the importance and timeliness of my message. Moreover, the story of yew (Eya) offers the best possible illustration.

Recent research and books already revealed many new insights about those ancient co-inhabitants that made life as we know it possible on earth.

But do you know the difference between male and female tree species (not in a biological but in an energetic or shamanic context)? The true energetic working of trees, both individually as through their species specific networks, remains still largely unknown. Now, it has become more important than ever before.  It is the key to finally again get a good grasp of the symbol of the Tree of Life. This ecosystem service offers the ultimate explanation for all benefits we experience through forest bathing and consciously connecting with trees. Trees arouse our subconsciousness and our ability to evolve from an anthropocentric to an ecocentric cosmology.  

At present only available in Dutch. 

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Recommended publications

- Beckman, Thea – Children of Mother Earth (1985)

- Hageneder, Fred – A Yew History (2007, 2011)
- Hageneder, Fred – Yew (2013)

- Hageneder, Fred - The spirit of trees (2000) 

- Kooistra, Maja – The power of trees (2003)

- Lipton, Bruce – The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles (2005)

- Powers, Richard - The Overstory (2018)

-Tompkins, Peter & Bird, Christopher - The Secret Life of Plants - a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man (1989)

- van Lommel, Pim - Eindeloos bewustzijn - Een wetenschappelijke visie op de bijna-dood ervaring (2007)

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