CultureRenewal Initiative
Healing the Planet
To Begin with A New Spirituality

This website is unique

It is not based on calculation, strategic or "marketing" considerations!

Han Marie simply shares the Grace that has been bestowed upon him, without reservation

And that is quite a lot

He understands that not everyone has the time, energy or interest to go through it all

Therefore, he made a route-planner for you

For those who have very little time, and want to have an quick overview

This Page/MotherBlog/
The Universal Way/Hermitage/

Those who have more time, and interested in reading a little more

This Page/MotherBlog/
The Universal Way/Hermitage/
/Click "Next" at the bottom of this page, and so on, until you reach "Collected Works"

Those who have all the time in the world and want to read everything

This Page/MotherBlog/
The Universal Way/Hermitage/
/Click "Next" at the bottom of this page, and so on, until you reach "Collected Works". Proceed by clicking the various options 

Meeting Han Marie

Some say, personal contact with him is almost "opposite to his writings"


He includes all opposites: committed and playful, confronting and (very) humerous

Never before, I have seen a teacher, who is so supportive, down to earth and all-embracing

His spirituality is a gift from Heaven; it is making everything new

He is so light-hearted, joyful and transparent

As a teacher, psychotherapist and (holistic) medical doctor he is able to approach a problem from different angles simultaneously

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he is going to serve a Great Cause

Astonishing: In 35 years he never collected any disciples around him. He is truly free, indeed!

Healing the Planet
To Begin with A New Spirituality


cow in the meadow
a smile

goose with its young

duckweed in the ditch

looking inward
I don't survive it

Han Marie

searching It
you will never find It

trying to become It
you will never Be It

are you full of yourself
or of the Ultimate

that is the question

Han Marie

My greatest freedom:
To be prisoner of the Eternal

Han Marie


A New Teacher
"Bringing people together"

Recently, a "hermit" - in daily life spiritual teacher, psychotherapist and medical doctor (since 1972) from Holland -   has retreated into nature. "What we know of him" is, that he was granted a unique spiritual life, and that he is known under a variety of names (e.g. "Sermes", "Green Man"). It is said, that he reveres "The Eternal Feminine" as the Ultimate, while embracing all traditions. Last but not least, he initiated "The Original Tradition", including projects like "The Universal Way", "World MatriCommunity", "Healing the Planet in 7 Steps" and "VitalWorld".


His life

Immeasurable Grace

The Grace was bestowed on him despite himself, without any doing/effort or ambition on his part. For ten years he lived in uninterrupted bliss - as "God's fool". Subsequently,  he voluntarily "returned to the world" in order - like many others - work on integration of his old self into his New Identity. "How can you guide people with their sufferings if you yourself haven't admitted and accepted them?" It is also the reason, why in all these times he neither wanted to play the guru nor collected any disciples.

Never before a Fully Realized One has given a day to day account of his spiritual life!

The biggest problems only come after Realisation. Being totally open, not only "positive" things come up, but "negative" ones, as well. Also, sooner or later the "ego" returns. In particular, if the ego is "strong", the latter continuously tries to fill up the newly created Space itself e.g. using its "achievements" for its own purposes. This period is commonly called "The Dark Night of the Soul".

The solution came with his discovery, that there was still "something" "behind Enlightenment". It is corresponding with "Emptiness beyond Emptiness". Since time immemorial, this is called the "Cosmic Vacuum" or "Great Mother"*. The Vacuum cannot be "realised", "achieved" or "possessed". That's why Realisation isn't the highest stage on the inner Path, but Faith/Surrender/Devotion is. His deepest longing is, that this may be the foundation of his spiritual life.

* In later ages Buddhism re-named Her into "Emptiness beyond Emptiness" e.g. "Nirvana". See: "Great Mother Buddhism".

Not God created the world out of nothingness, but Nothingness is
giving birth to both God and the world, the latter continuously
returning to their bottomless Origin

After much (painful) trial and error - certainly more than 20 years - Han Marie came to the Essence of the spiritual Path. While in the beginning, the emphasis (often) lies on Self-realization, the "ripe phase" is characterized by continuously giving back of everything, that comes up in you, yourself, yes, your whole life, to the Ultimate, in his case the Great Mother. In the subsequent emptiness, you will receive back Mothers' Grace thousandfold*. Sharing this overflowing Source is compassion. Life is inclusive: "Being Nothing, you are everything". His deepest longing is, that this may be the foundation of his spiritual life.

* It explains his "lightness of Being", his being so carefree and joyful, without any pretension.

Therefore Nothingness is also called "Cosmic Womb"
or "Great Mother"

His work
Initiator of The Original Tradition

Awaken!/Back to the Origin/Renewal

In order to discover who you are, the understanding of the times in which we live is a must. As we know this is one of demolition and decay. Superficially seen this is rather meaningless. However, if we dig deeper, we discover that the universe is "ruled" by a Vacuum, one in Which everything continuously dies while being reborn. Why the emphasis on destruction? Well, the accumulations that are caused by us, are not tolerated anymore by the "Ultimate Emptiness".

His main message

Wisdom is equal to cooperation with the cosmic process. What is broken down is nothing less than the ego and its achievements. The unique thing about these times is, that the Ultimate is thus supporting your spiritual quest: to disidentify from your ego. You don't have to do it entirely yourself anymore. By going back to the Origin* the latter takes the burden from you, which means inner renewal e.g. the birth of your True Self.   

She "expresses HerSelf" in the "Law of the Universe": the dynamic
balance between "destruction, permanence ("web of
life") and rebirth"

His passionate contribution to solving the global crisis (world peace, justice, the environment) consists of bringing together all those, who emphasize the "Maternal Dimension of God" in the various traditions - Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity. Only "feminine" values: peace, tolerance, reconciliation, love, joy of life, justice, solidarity and sustainability can save the world. It is a unique approach to interreligious and multicultural understanding, something we dearly need nowadays*

* See: "The Maternal Dimension of God", "MatriTalks", "World MatriCommunity" , "MotherCircles" and "Letter to Religious/Spiritual Leaders worldwide"

Restructure/re-integrate your life

Through unconscious identification with our self-image we are alienated from our Divine Essence, our bodies and nature, our deeper feelings and emotions, from our femininity, eroticism and love life, our strength and from each other. Our healing consists of restoring the wholeness of life. To awaken is the first step. However, you "haven't achieved" yet. So it isn't the end (of the road) nor the goal, but only the beginning. 

Only when our life is mirroring the Cosmos, will there be peace,
justice and sustainability

Han Marie is one of the few teachers, who demonstrates, that the Way includes various steps. Actually, it includes life as a whole. He calls it The Universal Way: awakening, personal integration, being rooted in heaven and earth, breakthrough to the Light, purification, taking refuge in the Ultimate and very concrete compassion e.g. service. You are welcome to his meetings* e.g. to his individual spiritual sessions.

* Consultations are by appointment. Meetings a.o. in Utrecht. See Program.

Serve Others/Commitment toward the Whole

"Healing the Planet, to begin with yourself"*. The foundation was (is) his own learning process*. Going back to the Source, while subsequently drawing concentric circles to one's environment. Guideline is "The Great Learning", the most important spiritual-social text of ancient China (400 BCE). "How can you pursue the state affairs well, if you cannot bring order in your own household" it is said. Or the other way round: "What is the value of becoming aware e.g. wholeness, if you don't extend it to your family, your relationships, your street, your neighbourhood, the commune etc?

* Consisting of 7 Steps: A New Spirituality, A New Psychology, A New Health Care, A New Culture, A New Society, A New Economy and A New Earth and has been published here in the internet.

Mission for these current times: to fit in with the New Self in Her
web of life: "Heaven, earth and the (new) community"

At the same time he has published his self-study "Healing the Planet in 7 Steps" project in the internet for free. It is meant for those, who want to be of service e.g. extend their qualities into their surroundings. The training includes "Spiritual Service, Health Service and Community Service"*. The outcome is a new type of volunteer, who feel inspired by the tradition of "Green Man" and "Wise Woman", dedicated to "Healing the Planet", supporting people on their Path toward becoming whole.    

* An important contribution to renewal of youth work and community building. See: "Youngsters are asking" (still to be translated).

From a ME to a WE society

Han Marie decided to lead a simple life in his "hermitage", based on a "monastic daily schedule" according to the Universal Way. The future will show if this will run into a bigger project. It should be a combination of an ashram, a monastery and a training center*. The principles have already been formulated (see: "Transformatorium"). However, it is not part of his competence to realize this himself. Others may possibly feel invited to take the lead here.

* Dedicated to the "Eternal-Feminine", including a Mother Temple ("Metroon").

"The Original Tradition"/"His Great Experiences"/"Turn On"
"Overview worldly background"/"The Universal Way"

"Turn On"

Be honest. We have both individually and collectively come to a dead end. Therefore, these most critical of times invite to going back to the Source in order to become renewed. It is the essence of become whole: spiritually, psychologically and physically. Han Marie is taking the lead here. Recently, he concluded the phase of writing down all his insights e.g. experiences. He has - just like everybody else - to give up the old - in order to be totally empty e.g to become an optimal instrument of the Mother. "Not his will, but Her Will be done".

As long as you still believe in "limitless possibilities" you will have nowhere left to go. Accepting, on the other hand, that you stand with your back against the wall, an entire new world will be opening itself for you

What can you expect of him? Well, the surprise is, that the more empty you are, the more is coming through. The Dutch word "Vol-Ledigheid" is unique is this regard. His function is thus to be Empty. Not he, but the participants - through the questions they ask - determine what will happen. Through his answers the Mother will show you the way out of your meaninglessness. The meetings are called "Events", a "creative chaos", in which you can be entirely yourself and in which the structure varies from Q&A, meditation and worshop to healing, chant, dance and sharing*.

* Experience proves, that people are most interested in the Universal Way. For further overview, see a.o."MatriTalks"

Jay Mata di!

Mother's compassion is all-embracing. That's why Mother healing and contemplation take up a lot a room. She is the Cauldron of Regeneration, after all, in which all accumulated, old, sich and ugly is being "taken back" in order to renew you. Indications: chronic complaints and disorders, emotional blockades, spiritual purification, catharsis and cure, culminating in total renewal through surrender to the Ultimate*. For that, a number of very effective (additional) methods are at their disposal, like the Chinese Guasha therapy**. Everything "in the Name of the Mother".

* See: "Prayer, contemplation, mantra"

* His wife MeiMei - therapist and teacher - has brought this unique method to Europe. In 2004 they together have treated pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, Spain with their pain problems. The unique atmosphere has been recorderd on DVD. * See also:

Han Marie Stiekema in Hollywood 2006

Last but not least!
The Original Tradition has developed one of the most effective
world health programs, to the benefit of all.

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