the October issue of volume 26 of the spiritual monthly
ParaVisie, an article is published on the pages 33-36,
& 2012 - Wie het verleden kan vertellen... (tr: Nostradamus
& 2012 - Whoever can tell the past...), written by Niels
Brummelman, one of the editors.
In the introduction, Brummelman describes Nostradamus as a
succesfull seer, whose oeuvre got less and less clear in the
course of the years. In In Nostradamus & 2012 - Wie
het verleden kan vertellen..., Brummelman interviews three
Dutch Century-scholars: Theo van Berkel, author/webmaster
of this website and author of Nostradamus, astrologie
en de Bijbel, Wim Zitman, astrologer, author and former
architect, who in 2002 wrote Onbekende
aspecten van Nostradamus and Rob van der Wilk, hypnotherapist
and paragnost, author of Nostradamus,
Brummelman interviewed each of these scholars individually. The
interview with Van Berkel dates from August 2011.
ideas of Zitman, Van der Wilk and Van Berkel on the message of the
Centuries are strongly diverging. Zitman thinks that
Nostradamus characterizes the time in which we live as a time of
decay. According to him, the year 2012 is not prominent in the Centuries.
According to Van der Wilk, Nostradamus, referred to December 2012
when he wrote about the "Golden Era". In December 2012,
the planets would be in one row and the influence of the Age of
Aquarius becomes very clear. Van Berkel explains why, according to
him, none of the predictions in the Centuries can be
fulfilled. By means of the Nostradamuspropaganda, published in
World War II, he demonstrates that the predictions in the Centuries
can be explained in many ways.Perhaps the Centuries contain
the message that the end of the world is not that close as was
thought in Nostradamus' lifetime.
further briefly discusses the ideas of the Dutch scholar Maarten
Post, who thinks that not the future, but the past is described in
the Centuries, and the ideas of the Belgian scholar Rudy
Cambier, who thinks that Nostradamus stole a manuscript, written
in the fourteenth century by a prior, elaborated it and had it
published in its present form.
& 2012 - Wie het verleden kan vertellen... is an elucidate
article which discusses the ideas of a number of present-day
scholars about Nostradamus and the Centuries. A list of
consulted literature enables the interested readers to get further
year, the spiritual monthly ParaVisie celebrates her 25th
year of existence. Its history goes back to the eighties, when
each Sunday afternoon, the Dutch radio station Veronica
broadcasted the program Het Zwarte
Gat (tr.: The Black Hole) in which countless paranormal
gifted persons were interviewed. The producers of Het Zwarte
Gat also organized trade markets in the field of the
paranormal. With the monthly ParaVisie, they wanted to fill
the need for a magazine which dealt with paranormal matters. Until
then, such a magazine was not available in the Netherlands.
In the course of the years, ParaVisie acquired an important
position in the world of extra-sensorial perception, alternative
medicine and spirituality.
Paravisie is also active on Internet.
The URL of the website of ParaVisie: http://new.paravisie.nl.