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T.W.M. van Berkel 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 nurse. 
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 astrological books.
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 prediction systems.
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 (, 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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Expression of thanks 
Thanks to all who contributed to the investigation and the contents of this website, especially:

the Netherlands:
    mr. J. Snel, Utrecht
    mr. K. Velt, Zeiss Planetarium Amsterdam
    mr. J.B. Gieles, astrologer and editor in chief of the magazine Sagittarius, The Hague
    drs. F.J. Methorst, president of the NVWOA (Dutch society for scientific research on astrology), Utrecht
    drs. R.M.M. Hepp, executive director Autumn Astrology congress, Amsterdam

    mrs. J. Allemand, director of La Maison de Nostradamus, Salon-de-Provence
    mr. R. Benazra, editor of the Répertoire Chronologique Nostradamique, Feyzin
    J. Halbronn D.Litt., director of the Bibliotheca Astrologica, Paris

    mr. W. Zannoth, Mengkofen
    mr. U. Maichle, Berlin
    mr. R. Käsinger, Neubeuern am Inn
    mr. A. Fiebig, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Zeitungsabteilung, Berlin
    Bundesarchiv, Berlin
    Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig
    Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg in Breisgau
    Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich
    Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, section Historische Drucke, Berlin


.... searching for the black hat in a dark room which isn't there ....


Tangram (Tangerine Dream, 1980)
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 existThis line is part of the subtitle of the EP Metaphor of the German music group Tangerine Dream, released in 2006. 
Tangerine 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 concert recordings.
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):

If arranging the pieces does not produce the desired figure, it is not the figure that is wrong, but the arrangement that is made (Tangram-game)

7 + 7 = 5. Well, your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true  
(Edgar W. Froese - Tangerine Dream: Turn of the Tides

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 sequences enabled me to 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 respective websites: 


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