<html> <head> <title>Koen & Dragana Van de moortel - Who are we?</title> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stijl_kvdm.css" /> </head> <!-- <body bgcolor="#ffff00" text="#0000ff"> --> <body bgcolor="#ffff00" text="#000000"> <span style="float: right; padding-left: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px;"> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <table border=0 cellpadding=5 cellspacing=2> <tr class="kleinelink"><td> <a href="./kontakt.htm">Contact</a> </td></tr> <tr class="kleinelink"><td> <a href="./index.htm">Home</a> </td></tr> </table> </span> <h1>Who are we?</h1> <p><br></p> <!-- <center><img src="P1120560 Furnas KD-.JPG"></center> --> <center><img src="img/IMG_8621-1 Dragana & Koen-.jpg"></center> <table width=100% cellpadding=20> <tr><td width=50% valign=top> <h6 style="text-align: right;">Dragana Van de moortel</h6> <p>I was born as Dragana Ili on August 14th 1962 (04h45 a.m.) in Kikinda, Yugoslavia. During my work at the university of Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Yugoslavia) as a research assistant in organic chemistry, I did not know that astrology, with which I had been fascinated during many years, would be strongly linked with my life later. Afterwards, I achieved the diploma of the <a href="http://www.astrology.org.uk" target="_blank">Faculty of Astrological Studies</a> (FAS) in London (D.F.Astrol.S.). I also completed a training in marketing and management at the <a href="http://www.ipowerstrategy.com" target="_blank">MTC</a>.<br> During the crises in Serbia and Yugoslavia, I worked hard to help people to recognize and understand their own way of life. Many times I appeared on Novi Sad and Belgrade TV and radio stations with the wish to enlighten a more philosophical and symbolical way of thinking. Since 1991 I have been doing professional consultancy work with individual clients and with companies, running a school of astrology and organizing lectures in Novi Sad with foreign lecturers.<br> Since 1999 I teach <a href="./konsulta.htm">astrology</a> in Belgium and in 2002 I became tutor for the FAS. In 2003, I translated and published Melanie Reinhart's book <a href="./hiron.htm">"Chiron and the healing journey"</a> into Serbian. I lectured about astrology also in The Netherlands, <a href="http://www.ipal.si" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> & the UK. <p>Together with my husband I made a course on CD-rom <a href="./nlengsrb.htm">"Serbian language for beginners"</a> for Dutch speaking people.<br> <p> To relax, I like being in a Mediteranean environment, to swim and do belly dance.</p> </td><td valign=top> <h6>Koen Van de moortel</h6> <p>I was born on april 8, 1962 (12h15) in Antwerpen, Belgium. Always being curious &quot;how the universe functioned&quot;, I studied physics at the universities of Antwerpen and Gent. Since I discovered that many interesting subjects like astrology and parapsychology are left aside by most traditional scientists, I try to help to build bridges between the worlds of traditional and &quot;proto-&quot;science, by organizing lectures (<a href="./rota.htm">more info in flemish</a>) and doing <a href="./research.htm">astrological research</a>. About that, I have given lectures in Belgium, Holland, the UK, the USA and Serbia.<br> To survive in this world, I have been geophysical research associate, programmer, mathematical analyst, etc. The last years I mostly act as a <a href="http://www.lerenisplezant.be" target="blank">mathematics, physics and photography teacher</a> (in schools and privately) and besides that, I write <a href="./producto.htm">software for astrology and language study</a>, I sell <a href="./wijn.htm">wine</a> and do <a href="http://www.defottograf.be" target="blank">photoshoots</a>. <p> When I'm not working, I might be hiking in a bird reserve with my photocamera, climbing somewhere to hunt for minerals, reading about scientific research, listening to a concert, cooking a vegetarian meal with some good Belgian beer or French/Spanish wine for friends, or when I'm tired of all this: watching a good film...<br> I am a member of the "<a href="http://www.minerant.org" target="_blank">Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen</a>" (Mineralogical Society of Antwerp), <a href="http://surf.to/nautilus-gent" target="_blank">Nautilus</a>, the "<a href="http://www.isarastrology.com" target="_blank">International Society for Astrological Research</a>", the "<a href="http://home.worldonline.nl/~lexbruin/index.htm" target="_blank">Nederlandse Vereniging tot Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek van de Astrologie</a>" (Dutch Soc. for astrol. research), the "<a href="http://www.scientificexploration.org" target="_blank">Society for Scientific Exploration</a>", <a href="http://www.greenpeace.org" target="_blank">Greenpeace</a>, "Genootschap voor de Vlaamse Taal" (Society for the Flemish Language), <a href="http://www.vegetarisme.be" target="_blank">"EVA" (Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief)</a> <!-- , <a href="http://www.braidkring.org/" target="_blank">"Braidkring"</a> --> and of course "<a href="./rota.htm">Werkgroep De Ronde Tafel</a>" (Workgroup The Round Table) of which I'm founder.<br> <p> Some of my favorite composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Franois Couperin, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Dietrich Buxtehude, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonin Dvorak, Edward Elgar, Arvo Prt, and favorite performers: <a href="http://www.kingssingers.com" target=_blank>The King's Singers</a>, <a href="http://www.collegiumvocale.com" target=_blank>Collegium Vocale Gent</a>, <a href="http://www.arpeggiata.com" target=_blank>L'Arpeggiata</a>, <a href="http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Foccroulle" target=_blank>Bernard Foccroulle</a>, <a href="http://www.octopus-kamerkoor.org" target=_blank>Octopus-kamerkoor</a>,...<br> Some of my favorite painters: Ren Magritte, Paul Delvaux. <p> A few of my favorite movies: "Powaqqatsi" (music: Philip Glass), "Dead man" (Jim Jarmush), "Amadeus", "Dances with Wolves", "Tous les matins du monde" (music: Le Sieur de Sainte-Colombe), "The purple rose of Cairo" (Woody Allen), "Daens" (Stijn Coninckx), "Il postino", "The witches of Eastwick", "Il vangelo secondo Matteo" (Pasolini), "Urga", "The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover" (Peter Greenaway), "La vita bella", "Back to the future", "Schindler's list", "The sixth sense", "Ghost", "Salaam Bombay"... <p> Favorite wines: chteau La Ganne (Pomerol), chteau Kirwan & Rauzan-Gassies (Margaux), Loville-poyferr & Gruaud-larose (Saint-Julien), and many more.<br> <p> <!-- I have a son from my first marriage, called <a href="./aschwin.htm">Aschwin</a>. --> I have a son from my first marriage, called Aschwin. </td></tr> <tr><td colspan=2> <p style="text-align: center;">We married the 28th of november 1998 in Novi Sad, Serbia.<br> <!-- On nov. 15, 2000, 5h15 (Gent, B) we incarnated a boy named <a href="./borisvdm.htm">Boris</a>. --> On nov. 15, 2000, 5h15 (Gent, B) we incarnated a boy named Boris. </td></tr> </table> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-4755349-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> </body> </html>