Why does Machiel travel from Amsterdam to California just to gift his book?


This August, Machiel will personally bring his spiritual novel to the shores of the United States. With a pick-up truck laden with 2,000 copies of his book, he will embark on a journey, starting in Los Angeles, to gift his book to readers.

The reason for Machiel’s determination to share his message with the American public is primarily spiritual. He is motivated by the overarching message that the book delivers—a call for an equilibrium between masculine and feminine energies in our society. Our societal norms are skewed towards the masculine, evident in politics and business. If we continue down this path, the wealth gap, social polarization, and a culture of fear will only grow. Ultimately, we’re pushing the planet to the brink. We must initiate change, and that’s precisely the essence of the novel, as ‘The Girl Who Changed the World’ promotes an embrace of feminine energy to foster unity amongst humanity, rather than perpetuating divisions.

‘The Girl Who Changed the World’ has found significant success in the Netherlands and Belgium since its release in April 2022. The novel, now in its 7th edition, is nearing 20,000 copies sold, and has profoundly changed the lives of thousands. The book’s popularity has grown organically, buoyed by word-of-mouth recommendations and social media, resulting in a robust fan base.

During this American expedition, Machiel will kick off his journey in Los Angeles before heading north to San Francisco. His final stop takes him to Nevada’s desert, where he will symbolically return the book to its roots: the Temple at Burning Man, where the novel and its protagonist were conceived in 2014.


Tuesday, August 22, 3:00 PM
Mystic Journey Bookstore
2923 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405



“Reading this story was a transformational journey! I can confidently say this book has imparted more wisdom than most books of its genre.”

“A great novel with an even greater final!”

“This book has profoundly changed my world.”

“Wow, wow, wow! This book delivers a message that resonates deeply within  your heart and soul.”

“A masterful blend of intellectual substance and emotional depth.”

“An unputdownable read, yet not like traditional page-turners.”

“A daring literary work addressing topics many avoid, yet in a graceful manner, without alienating anyone. And that is the heart of this story. It compels you to reflect on life and your priorities.”

…and many, many more of these lovely, warm, words from enthusiastic readers.

Live life forward in confidence, because afterwards everything always falls into place.