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Willem Ary Koppejan, Generation 10, Ref.Nr. 10-162s (BK0886)|
Born: 19.8.1913 03:55 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Died: 20.5.1979 in Glastonbury (England) (Age: 65 years)
Occupation: Physician, astrologist
Spouse: Helene van Woelderen
Married: 3.4.1970 in England
Biography Willem Koppejan
Willem Ary Koppejan was born on 19 August 1913 at 04:00 hrs (corrected by him to
03:55) local time in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (52N22 04E54), and died on 20
May 1979 in England.
(Several of the birthdata given for Dutch astrologers are from: "Willem
Koppejan's Astrological Archives - International and Nederland & Vlaanderen,
published in 1996)
Willem studied medicine at the University of Leiden and made horoscopes since
1924. He was interested in religion and astrology, wrote books, did astrological
research, teaching, gave lectures incl. at the Astrological Association in
England and had a large medical and astrological practice in The Hague from 1945
In 1960 he started a private publishing company and since 1959 had a joint
astro-psychological practice in The Hague with his wife Drs Helene W. van
Woelderen (married in 1970), until they moved to Glastonbury, England, in 1977.
He became mainly known for his research into the symbols and degrees of the
zodiac, combining the Sabian symbols of Marc Jones and Dane Rudhyar with the
degree symbols of the French Janduz (Madame J. Duzea). Willem met Dane Rudhyar
in 1960 during his first visit here with Helene, which later resulted in the
publication by Carolus Verhulst of Servire of 9 of Rudhyar's books in English as
well as some lectures in this country. (See under: Rudhyar)
Willem wrote "The 360 degrees of the zodiac" in Dutch in 1956, which was later
rewritten by his wife Helene in English with Niek Scheps as "The Zodiac Image
Handbook" in 3 volumes, including his vision on Grail Astrology and published in
1990. The Dutch translation by Willem van Panhuys "Beeldgids van de dierenriem"
in 3 volumes was published in 1991.
Most of Willem's library on astrology and esoteric subjects is on loan to the
Library of Avalon in the Glastonbury Experience, a complex of buildings with
spiritual activities, started and financed by Willem and Helene in 1978.
Dutch astrologer, the author of "Willem Koppejan's Astrological Archives - International and
Nederland & Vlaanderen," published in 1996. With interests in religion and astrology, he was a
writer and teacher, an astrological researcher and lecturer whose venues included the Astrological Association
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