- Category : Military
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 2
Dutch officer in the Royal Marines, an astrologer and author of "Elementen der practische astrologie" and "Elementen der esoterische astrologie".
While visiting The Netherlands early in the 20th century, Alan Leo met A.E. Thierens and this led to a Dutch version of the magazine "Modern Astrology" in 1906 under the joint editorship of Alan Leo and H.J. van Ginkel, which was changed to: "Urania" the following year under Dutch editors and still exists today. In Urania he wrote about esoteric subjects like astrology, Theosophy, Tarot and Freemasonry.
The publication of "Urania" marked the start of modern Dutch astrology and in the same year, 1907, the Association for Modern Astronomy and Astrology was formed, which later became the Nederlandsch Astrologisch Genootschap (Dutch Astrological Association), and in October 1947, the Stichting Werkgemeenschap van Astrologen (WVA, Workcommunity of Astrologers), also called the School of Ram, formed by Th.J.J. Ram, L. Knegt and A.E. Thierens.
The WVA was the first to take up astrological education. Features of the School of Ram with its esoteric foundation are a unique house-system: the Ascendant-Parallel-Circle system, the use of 'true places' of planets and of hypothetical planets like Vulcanus and Persephone.
His military career as sea officer ended after an accident on board of a ship. In 1920 Thierens got an administrative function dealing with Dutch ships in Suriname. In 1921 he retired. He went back to Europe. In 1925, Thierens received a PhD in philosophy at the university of Lausanne, in 1926 a honorary doctorate.
Thierens died on 30 December 1941 in Bussum.
He was the eldest and fourth surviving child child of Gregorius Cornelis Carolus Thierens (15 December 1836, Schoonhoven - 25 February 1891, Den Haag) and Rebecca Adriane Hein (8 December 1844 3 AM, Brielle - 28 March 1913, Rijswijk).
On 1 April 1908 he married Wilhelmina Maria Smol (29 February 1884, Dordrecht - 5 April 1954, Amsterdam)in Den Haag. Between 1909 and 1913 they got three children. On 18 October 1927 they divorced in Haarlem. On 25 November 1927 he married Samuelle Theophile Barones van Der Feltz (6 February 1898, Timbang Langkat, Ind - 22 March 1983, Amsterdam) at Te Levallois Perret in France. They divorced 5 July 1932 in Haarlem. On 27 January 1933 he married the 26 years old "Lot" Charlotte Henriette Agatha Haverkamp Begemann (13 April 1906, Berkeley - 1983) in Zandvoort.