T.W.M. van Berkel, the author and webmaster of this website, was born on
July 10, 1956 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In daily life, he is dialysis
Van Berkel practiced astrology
from 1980 to 1994 and was a freelance correspondent of Sagittarius,
a Dutch astrological magazine. In that period, he became
acquainted with mundane or judiciary astrology (the branch of astrology which
deals with events in the world), and with several techniques of prediction.
He gave lessons in how to erect a birth chart and wrote reviews on
According to Van Berkel, a genuine prediction which is based upon mundane
astrology, contains three elements: the nature of the predicted event, the
fulfilment date and the countries and/or cities which are involved. The
prediction should be fulfilled within two days of the given fulfilment
date. This definition is one of the criterions with which Van Berkel
evaluates the predictional value of the Centuries.
In 1986-'88, Van Berkel wrote a series of twelve articles on
the Centuries, in which he dealt with time structures and
In 2002, Van Berkel published the book Nostradamus, astrologie en de
Bijbel - een onderzoek van zijn profetieën en brieven. In order to
support this book, he developed the website Nostradamus, astrology and
the Bible (www.nostradamusresearch.org), which until today is
frequently updated with new or revised articles.
On request, Van Berkel gives lectures about the present-day significance
of the Centuries and the propagandistic use of the Centuries in
World War II.
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Thanks to all who contributed to the investigation and the contents of
this website, especially:
Velt, Zeiss Planetarium Amsterdam
mr. J.B. Gieles, astrologer and editor in chief of the magazine Sagittarius,
F.J. Methorst, president of the NVWOA (Dutch society for scientific
research on astrology), Utrecht
R.M.M. Hepp, executive director Autumn Astrology congress, Amsterdam
of La Maison de Nostradamus, Salon-de-Provence
mr. R. Benazra, editor
of the Répertoire Chronologique Nostradamique, Feyzin
Halbronn D.Litt., director of the Bibliotheca Astrologica,
mr. W. Zannoth,
mr. U. Maichle, Berlin
R. Käsinger, Neubeuern am Inn
mr. A. Fiebig, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer
für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg
zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, section Historische
for the black hat in a dark room which isn't there ....
W. FROESE - TANGERINE DREAM: METAPHOR (2006)
Tangerine Dream (1980)
The opinion of
about the endless search for keys to the Centuries
in order to unveil the fate of mankind, is reflected in the line above:
an idle search for solving a mystery which actually does not
exist. This line is
part of the subtitle of
the EP Metaphor of the German music group Tangerine
Dream, released in 2006.
Dream, founded in 1967 by Edgar
W. Froese, born on June 6, 1944 in Tilsit in former
East Prussia, composes in full creative freedom and uses a
various range of instruments, techniques and (vocal) arrangements. The oeuvre of Tangerine
Dream covers a large scale of musical
directions. In the past decades, they made about 150 productions: studio productions, soundtracks and
Tangerine Dream plays an important part in the development of
synthesizers and keyboards, sample-techniques and recording techniques.
Besides being a composer and musical artist, Edgar W. Froese is
an author and
visual artist. A number of his Zoom-o-graphics (digital graphic art) can be found on the
covers of the CD's and DVD's of Tangerine Dream and
himself, released on Froese's own labels TDI Music and
Eastgate Music and Media Ltd.
Throughout the years, this music of Tangerine
Dream and Edgar W. Froese created a special
atmosphere during the research on this project. At the
beginning of this project, in spring 1980, the first ideas
about astrological backgrounds were developed while listening to part 1 of Tangram.
The beginning of this project and the spread of Tangram
coincided with playing the Tangram-game, the old Chinese puzzle of seven pieces with which countless figures can be
made, and with the reading of the Judge Dee novels in
which the author, Robert Hans van Gulik, consequently
presented all elements which when carefully read would
lead to the solution of the crimes, unless the reader was
unaware of this, resulting in being surprised by the way
the mysteries were solved. In The Chinese Nail
Murders, one of his Judge Dee novels, its Dutch
version, entitled Nagels in Ning-Tsjo, published
in1981, the rearrangement of a Tangram-figure lead to the
solving of a murder.
Echo's of this all can be found
in the catch-phrases of the text book of the lecture Nostradamus,
astrology and the Bible (De Meern, NL, 2002):
arranging the pieces does not produce the desired
it is not the figure that is wrong, but the arrangement that is made
+ 7 = 5. Well, your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to
(Edgar W. Froese - Tangerine Dream: Turn of the
In the further years, the music of Tangerine Dream and
Edgar W. Froese, which also means much for me in my
personal life, kept on inspiring me during the research. In 1982 for example,
the composition Remote Viewing on the CD Exit
kept me going in the many interpolations of the
zodiacal longitudes of the Sun, the Moon the planets and
the Caput Draconis for numerous data in the period 1524-1553. The music of Purgatorio,
part 2 of the Dante-trilogy, fitted
perfectly to a stay in Den Bosch, NL, on May 14, 2004, a visit to the
St. John's cathedral
there with its many statues on the roof, reflecting the
art of Hieronymus Bosch, and the Nostradamus-lecture I gave in the
evening for the Bosch'
Astrological Society. The music on CD's such as Zeit, Soundmill Navigator,
Jeanne d'Arc, Madcap's Flaming Duty,
The Anthology Decades, Views from a Red Train and Dalinetopia,
with their various sounds and their complex harmonies, rhythms and
arrange my thoughts and develop my ideas.
Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is therefore also meant as a
tribute to the music of Tangerine
Dream and Edgar W. Froese.
You can find information about
Tangerine Dream and Edgar W. Froese on their
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that he is not responsible in whatever way for the contents of the
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in the section Substudy "World War II" to promote or
spread fascist, national-socialist, anti-Semitic, racist and/or
revisionist ideas. T.W.M. van Berkel, author and webmaster of www.nostradamusresearch.org
and author of the articles in the section Substudy "World War
II", explicitly dissociates himself from the ideas, expressed in
the publications which are discussed in this section.