Independent authoress, historian, theologian, symbol expert, international teacher, founder and director of the Pan Sophia Academy in the Netherlands.
Who am I?
My name is Annine. I was named after both of my grandmothers, Anna and Ine. I am the oldest of four children, two boys and two girls, the mother of two adult sons and the happy grandmother of Valerie and Marius.
Where do I come from?
I studied in Utrecht, Holland. Today I live in a small town at the North Sea. I love to walk on the beach and to swim.
Why am I here?
In the course of my studies I became interested in the Black Madonna and Sophia. I encountered the Book The Goddess and Her Heros in the year 2000 and it changed my life. I began to see the structures of the ancient matriarchies. In 2008 I attended my first matriarchy congress and met many indigenous people from matriarchal cultures. I am here to share my fortune of discovering ancient traditional wisdom with everyone.
What is my Path with Heart?
I am part of the women’s movement in Holland which would like to show modern spiritual women that what they are doing is ancient and exquisitely beautiful. My passion is to integrate shamanism, goddess studies, and egalitarian cultures into traditional science. I also work on adapting ancient inner tantric techniques to modern standards.