About this blog

My knowledge and expertise is built up by a mix of studies (Education, Naturopathy), private studies like Jung’s psychology, Steiner’s anthroposophy, ecology, deep ecology, esoteric eastern philosophy, the spiritual writings of Etty Hillesum, inquiry-based learning via experiences in various jobs, tasks, hobbies and life itself. Between 2000 and 2010 I was a NØAG registered natural health practitioner in the Netherlands.

I was born there in 1948 and visited Norway in 2010. I had the possibility to stay, and took my time to find out if it would be good to emigrate to Norway. That happened a year later.

Multerland, an educational project
Multerland Norway is my educational not for profit project about care for nature, natural health, spirituality, psychology, deep ecology, and wholism. This blog started in 2015, but many posts and pages were already published in a former blog with the same name, between 2010 and 2015. In “Archives” is therefore all published for the year that the posts have been indeed published on the web. They were reposted here, but with a different date of publishing.

The name Multerland is derived from the word Multer. Multer are the Norwegian Cloudberries. They grow high in the mountains, also close to the village where I live, on small plants with beautiful leaves, special white flowers, and very healthy yellow-orange-red berries, there to nourish humans and animals and able to survive the very severe winters high up in the mountains, to survive in difficult circumstances during the seasons. Multer are for me a symbol of (inner) strength and health .

Norwegian wilderness
Living here, in the almighty kingdom of Norway’s nature, very near to the place where Arne Næss had his Tvergastein hytte in national park Hallingskarvet, I become more and more aware of my worries about the vulnerable ecological reality of the Norwegian wilderness and natural landscapes around me, of what is the area of Multerland, and Norway in its total. I notice ignorance in Norwegians, to take care for their natural kingdom, as if it is eternally there, always, without their care, without their efforts. I notice lack of interest in Norwegians in what is going on in the rest of the world. We are world citizens who need each other in these times of growing and deepening global crises, who have to connect and to share responsibilities, whereto also Norway has to contribute. NRK, Norway’s TV broadcaster, hardly shows any news from abroad. Because of all I mentioned it is not strange that there are Norwegians who do not know that their Arctic is melting and why they should contribute to stop the climate change. Norway’s green party De Grønne is NOT presented in the Norwegian government: green politics are not popular in Norway.  Repeat the last sentence. As long till you understand the impact and the consequences of this on Norway’s nature.

Header: detail from a painting by Carl Gustav Jung (Red Book)