A few words on myself

My essence is identical with your essence. Basically we are one.

In poetical terms my and your essence can be described as an unbounded,
eternal ocean of consciousness. An ocean of Being, Consciousness and Bliss.

As you probably know, in the Christian tradition this Universal Source of all that exists is called 'God'. In the Muslim world it is spoken of by the beautiful proper name 'Allah'. In India this divine consciousness is referred to by many names, out of which 'Shiva' (Goodness), 'Vishnu' (That which is omnipresent) and 'Brahma' (That which is creative out of itself) are the most popular ones.

In China this common essence of all that exists is called 'Tao', or the all- encompassing emptiness. Enlightened philosophers have always called it 'The Absolute' or simply 'Being'. Modern physics have also reached the ultimate essence of the Universe and they call it by various names such as 'The Unified Field' or 'Zero Point Field'.Thus the names for our common essence are numerous but this fact does not influence the eternal Oneness of our true nature, as you know.

This eternal and universal ocean of consciousness assumed a human form by appearing as a human child on january 22nd, in the year 1953 around 9:45 p.m. at Nijmegen, a town in the Netherlands. This temporary expression of the eternal and cosmic ocean of Awareness was given a name by his earthly parents: Franciscus Petrus Theodorus Langenkamp.

Although this personality completely forgot his true nature and identity at the event of his birth, at an early age he was showing great interest in finding out what his true nature and essence was. When I continue to speak about my self in the first person, I refer to my relative and temporal outer form, my personality. After Highschool I studied Cultural Antropology at the University of Nijmegen.

In 1974 I came in touch with various forms of spirituality, among which Vedanta. As you may know, Vedanta is the viewpoint, the philosophy if you will, that reveals the underlying unity in all diversity.

In the beginning of the eighties I was active as a meditation teacher in Rotterdam. And since October `82 I am full-time involved in spiritual and philosophical research. I started studying meditation, Yoga, Vedic astrology and Vedanta at an international Vedic University. In this context I lived many years in foreign countries, like India, Russia, West Africa, The Pillippines, and the United States.

Since 1985 I specialised in Vedic Astrology and Vedanta, which I now teach professionally after receiving my Ph.D. in 1992. Apart form the above mentioned branches of Vedic Science, I was inspired by several other areas of vedic wisdom like the Bagavad Gita, Upanishads, Sankhya, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Karma Mimamsa, the works of Shankara, Tantra, Ayurveda, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagavatam, Devi Purana, the Yoga Vashistha, and the Manu Smrities. All these fields of vedic wisdom influenced me deeply and contributed to how I currently perceive myself and the World.

Under persons that inspired me to be who I am are among others: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Shankara, Nisargadatta, Osho, Ramtha, Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, Yogananda, Shri Yukteshwar, Abraham Maslow, Joseph Murphy, Martin Schulman, Jeff Green, Stephen Arroyo, Mellie Uyldert, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Deepak Chopra, Dan Millman, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Margo Anand en Shakti Gawain.

Since 1997 I give counsel to individuals and groups on the basis of Vedanta and Vedic Astrology. My viewpoint is that Astrology becomes only really worth wile when it is practiced in the light of Vedanta. It is in this unversal light that I practice Vedic Astrology whereby my speciality lies in 'life-purpose readings'.

Currently I live in Lelystad in the Netherlands, where I founded my company under the name 'Universal Vision Consultancy'. Part of the year I am staying in Germany with my life partner Gabriele.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you would like more information on the products and services that are offered in this website.

I am looking foreward to communicate with you!
You, my co-human being, are very important to me!

In Love and Light,
Frans Langenkamp
Donaustraat 188
8226 LC Lelystad
Tel. 0031-320-258302