A medium, who described the Queen’s Day attack on the royal family as a collective ritual which would make the world more aware of Jesus, gives courses which are recognised by a number of health insurance companies, Trouw reports on Tuesday.
CZ, Aegon, Achmea, Menzi and Ohra will all pay for treatment by therapists who have been trained by Gabriela Gaastra, the paper says.
In a recent newsletter to supporters, Gaastra said she prized the spirituality of Karst Tates, who drove his car into the crowd watching the royal procession, killing seven people.
Jesus, Maria and Mary Magdalene had told her this would make the Netherlands a path-finding nation, Trouw quoted her as saying. The seven who died had given their lives for the good cause and would be seen as true knights, she wrote. Their choice to die was deliberate, even though they were not aware of that fact.
Gaastra is recognised as a trainer by the Dutch association of natural medicine therapists and many insurance companies will pay for treatment by therapists she has trained.
‘We do not get involved with the contents of the courses followed by alternative therapists,’ a spokesman for Menzis told the paper.
A spokesman for CZ said the insurance company paid for alternative therapies because there is demand. CZ will join forces with professional associations as long as they meet certain standards of expertise, he told Trouw.
The natural medicine therapists association said it would discuss the issue but pointed out that Gaastra ‘means well’ and that ‘everyone is free to create their own world view’.
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