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This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the analysis of the paths travelled by Evert Willemsz in order to discover his identity, to give voice to his ideals and to accomplish a life's mission. Evert Willemsz (or Willemszoon) Bogaert, a 15-year-old orphan living in the Dutch town of Woerden, summed up his life's mission: he was called by God. In the autumn of 1622 he was stricken with paralysis and became deaf and mute. Bedridden, he was during a short period in the limelight of his town. Yet he was later to travel great distances, from Woerden to the coast of Guinea, from Africa back to Amsterdam, thence to Manhattan, and finally back to his fatherland a journey never completed, for he was shipwrecked off the coast of Wales and drowned. He also made a spiritual journey.

Keywords: coast of Guinea; Evert Willemsz; Manhattan; spiritual journey



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