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Nostradamus

 

INDEX

Biography

The Centuries

A Thrice Dated Prophecy

A Star Dated Prophecy

A Prophecy Dated by the Month & Year

A Prophetic Disaster at Geneva's CERN

Nostradamus Predicts his Success in the 21st Century

A Prophecy for the Vatican

The True Proof of God

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Michel de Nostredame was born at No. 6 Rue Hoche in St-Rémy-de-Provence on Thursday 14 December, 1503: it being the second week of Advent. The family into which he was born were Roman Catholics, whose forebears were Jewish. Both France and Spain had banned Jews from their respective countries in the previous century, and many had flocked to Provence, then under the rule of King René, an independent monarch. In 1480, the King died and his kingdom was inherited by France. De Nostredame's grandparents were among the people affected by this change, because under Charles VIII's reign, all Jews, especially those dwelling in Provence, were required to convert to Christianity or have their property requisitioned. It was therefore, because of this conversion, that the name de Nostredame was chosen. The name translates as 'of Our Lady' – a reference to Mary, the mother of Jesus, thereby leaving no doubt as to the conversion of the family.

Michel's upbringing was that of what we would today call middle class. He was given a sound education, and by his own written admission, between the ages of 18 and 26, he travelled into neighboring towns and countries while studying herbal remedies and recipes. His departure from Provence coincided with a virulent outbreak of Plague in that region. And it was with this acquired knowledge of herbs that in 1529, he entered the University of Montpellier to study medicine, where his name is recorded as Michelet de Nostre-Dame. But on 3 October his name was struck from the register, apparently because of his previous outspoken association with pharmacy and its benefits. However, three weeks later, the same records show that he was re-admitted, having sworn on oath to uphold the 'rights' and 'privileges' of the University.

After leaving Montpellier, and arriving in Agen in about 1533, Michel became closely acquainted with two other physicians, Jules-César Scaliger and Philibert Sarrazin. In 1538, all three were accused by Louis de Rochet, the Grand Inquisitor, of expressing anti-Catholic sentiments. De Nostredame's Jewish background had seemingly led him to recall Exodus 20:4, in which Moses wrote "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." Michel had been overheard to make a criticism of a bronze statue of Our Lady, the subject of his surname. Scaliger had his case transferred to a friendly court, where it was dropped. Sarrazin fled to Geneva. As for de Nostredame, he was then practising medicine at Porte-Sainte-Marie: a small village to the west of Agen. He had taken a wife since arriving at Agen, and she (possibly Henreitte d'Encausse) had borne him a son and daughter. But all three subsequently died: presumably having fallen victim to the Plague. Their deaths also relieved him of the need to remain at Agen, and his departure as a widower enabled him to avoid appearing before the Inquisition. It would appear from a subsequent remark he made that he once practised medicine in the cities of Bordeaux, Toulouse, Narbonne and Carcassonne; we may glean from this that it was to these cities he travelled after leaving Agen, for he admitted to being in Bordeaux in 1539.

By 1544, his travels had taken him southwards to Marseilles, where he is known to have studied the Plague under the direction of Louis Serre, who had studied medicine at Montpellier when Michel was still a youth. Two years later the city of Aix, too, was devastated by an outbreak of Plague, and de Nostredame found himself summoned to the city by its leaders, amongst whom was his brother Jehan, to assist with the epidemic. He remained in the city for up to 9 months until the infection receded.  Eugène Bareste, a 19th century French historian claimed that de Nostredame was rewarded with a life pension by the citizens of Aix for his work amongst the afflicted Plague victims.

In the following year, 1547, Michel was in Lyons, again assessing the value of herbal medicine. It was there that he learned of the death of his father, and he returned to Provence, and a new period in his life opened. At a town called Salon de Crau, between Aix and Marseilles, he attended a sick and dying patient named Jean Beaulme. His death left a childless widow, Anne Ponsarde, whom Michel married on 11 November 1547. Michel was then aged 43, and his new wife was presumably some twenty years or more his junior. For a marriage to occur while the woman's deceased husband was still warm in his grave must have raised eyebrows among the people of Salon. But Michel did the honorable thing, and left his wife to mourn her former husband, while he embarked upon a further period of travel.

His journey took him into Italy, and it was there that a report emerged of his meeting with a future pope, Sixtus V (1585-1590). Felice de Peretti  di Montalto would have been 26 at the time of this alleged meeting. He was then studying theology and philosophy for his doctorate at Fermo, and his studies involved travelling between monasteries. The story goes that during one of his travels, together with a group of Franciscans, he met Nostredame. To everyone's surprise, the doctor fell to his knees at the feet of Peretti, remarking "Your Holiness". Upon being asked the reason for this unusual behavior, Nostredame replied that one day this young man would become Pope. If the report is  true, it indicates his latent gift for the prophecies that were to later make him famous.

Michel de Nostredame remained in Italy for several years. We have reports of him arriving in Milan, also at Savona in 1549, with further visits also made to Venice and Genoa. Their purpose seems to have been, as before, the acquisition of furthering his knowledge in both medicine and the culinary arts.

It must therefore have been in 1550 that de Nostredame returned to Salon de Crau to rejoin his new wife and take up residence in a house he had purchased in the Farreiroux district. This house still stands, having been variously owned over the past centuries, but which has now been converted to serve as the Nostradamus Museum. While living in the town, he set up his practice, with a reputation that preceded him for the services he gave to the Plague-stricken cities of Aix, Avignon and Marseilles, when other physicians had deserted their calling at the time of greatest need. Michel's methods were also ahead of his time. He refused to bleed patients, which was then the approved method of healing certain conditions, and he insisted upon the benefits obtained from clean air and fresh water. It was also at this time, with the birth of their first child, Madeleine, in 1551 that Nostredame began preparing his Treatise of Cosmetics and Jams for publication in 1552. This was accompanied by annually produced almanacs: with each purporting to predict events for the 12 months of the year. To add to this he also produced horoscopes, which were in great demand at a time when astrology was a part of astronomy. And this situation continued to remain so, long after Copernicus published his design for a sun-centered planetary system in 1543. Even a century later, people saw no problem in calling Louis XIV the 'Sun King'. And in the 18th century, Voltaire was still aiming invective at those with the effrontery to believe that the stars were responsible for plotting the direction of their lives. Despite this, let it not be overlooked that the Roman Church approved of astrology – no doubt because the Star of Bethlehem had been a sign in the heavens signalling the birth of Jesus – and that both Sir Isaac Newton and Johann Kepler were keen astrologers as well as being exemplary astronomers.

It was also during the first half of this decade that Nostredame, having decided to publish under the latinized form of his name – Nostradamus – began preparing the manuscript for his one thousand oracles in the form of rhyming quatrains. By 1555, the first batch were at the printers, with a preface addressed to his third child born that year, a son he named César. Two years later, he completed publication of the thousand oracles with a preface addressed to King Henri II. In between the time of  these publications, the governor of Provence received a letter from Queen Catherine, requesting that Nostradamus be sent to the royal court in Paris. It was therefore on 14 July 1555 that Michel left Salon for his meeting with the French King and Queen at the Palace of St. Germain-de-Laye, arriving at the the end of August. Nothing is known of what passed between the Queen and de Nostredame. But we know that at some point in time he was commanded to construct horoscopes for the young princes in line for the throne. We know, too, from the King's daughter, Marguerite, that the one drawn up for the second son was incorrect. In fact, all four sons were disasters to the reign. It would have been a foolish man who predicted this to their mother. It is also a fact that although the horoscopes shed a false light on the princes' destiny, the oracles, by contrast, describe their future with 100% accuracy.

After hurriedly returning to Salon, upon learning he had come under suspicion in Paris, Nostradamus was invited by the town officials to compose a Latin inscription for the newly installed public water fountains. The result of his effort included an example of truth mixed with sardonic humour, which can also be found in the fourth line of some of his prophetic quatrains.

Nostredame's community spirit also extended to making grants for the construction of a canal joining Salon to the River Durance. His first donation was 200 crowns (20 crowns alone would pay the annual rent for a substantial family house), similar grants were made as the project proceeded.

In 1561, Nostradamus began preparing the following year's almanac, which he dedicated to Pope Pius IV. Pius had much in common with the Seer of Salon; for, like Nostredame, Pius, too, had studied medicine. He was also a far more tolerant man than his predecessor, Paul IV, and he showed this by reducing the reasons for placing literary works on the Index of Prohibited Books, which Pope Paul had instituted. The Index included many books on astrology. It was also Pius who installed a printing press at the Vatican. And it remains noteworthy that the prophecies of Nostradamus were never placed on this Index, even though Pius VI, who reigned during the French Revolution, refused to believe them. 

In 1561, de Nostredame's work on the almanac was rudely interrupted by an outbreak of rioting in the town. An armed mob of three hundred Lutherans, inflamed by the rhetoric of the Franciscan priest in Salon, named Nostradamus as their target. In haste, the doctor and his family fled to Avignon, where he rented a house for 18 crowns. Peace was restored two months later by the governor of Provence, the Count of Tende, and Nostredame returned to Salon.

In the same year, Nostradamus wrote to a correspondent in Bourg that he had again been summoned to court, this time by a great prince, although he withheld the prince's name. There is no record of his travel to court on this second occasion, from which it may be inferred that his travel arrangements were planned by those in service to this 'great prince'. This would then explain historian, Leonie Frieda's mention in her biography of Catherine de Medici) that Nostradamus had previously met the royal party at their Loire Valley castle at Blois in 1560 (old style or 1561 new style), where he had been requested by the Queen to draw up the horoscope of her favourite son, Prince Henri of Anjou. This predicted that the prince would one day become king—as indeed he did in 1574, reigning as Henri III.

Ten years previous to this succession, the royal party arrived in Provence, during Charles IX's grand tour of France, where the court took up residence at the at the Château de l'Empéri.  A consultation with Nostradamus was high on the King and Queen-mother's list, for the 1565 almanac was to be dedicated to Charles IX, which indicates the confidence he retained in the royal family's eyes. After a long and earnest meeting with the seer, the royal party departed for Marseilles, but were detained at Arles to avoid the flooding of the River Rhône. This delay allowed the Queen-mother and Charles to recall Nostradamus, and he made the 40km (25 miles) journey to Arles, to resume his astrological predictions. For his trouble, he was appointed 'Councillor and Physician in Ordinary with all pensions, privileges and honours pertaining to this.' Added to which, he was presented with 200 gold crowns.

The cause of this sudden flurry of royal interest in Nostradamus was the possibility of uniting Catholic France with Protestant England through the marriage of Charles IX to Elizabeth I. What did the stars portend? Both Catherine and her son were in favour of the union. By contrast, the oracles which Nostradamus had written, exposed the weakness of Charles IX, which would soon afterwards cause the terrible and prolonged massacres that began on the eve of St. Bartholomew's Day, which may have contributed to the King's own premature death not long afterwards.

In any age, particularly the 16th century, it meant death to speak ill of the king. Nostredame therefore cleverly indicated what the royal persons wanted to hear by pointing to the formation of the stars. This allowed the Queen to believe it was the heavens, and not the astrologer that was indicating a long life and a good marriage for her son. 

The diversity between Nostredame's astrological pronouncements, and the 1000 prophetic quatrains he wrote, for which it is now known, by the evidence obtained from historical records, that one quarter (250) of them are completely without even one single false statement having been predicted (contrary to what you are likely to be told from other less well-informed sources), These stand in direct contrast to the errors contained in his horoscopes. Astrology is the work of the astrologer. Prophecy is the word of God. The Lord does not make mistakes, and neither did Michel de Nostredame when he recorded his 1000 oracles: all of which he repeatedly maintained were written with divine permission. The oracles are therefore to be understood as totally separate from any other work he undertook.

It suffices to end these brief biographical notes with the simple fact that less than two years after the departure of the court from Provence, on 2 July 1566, Nostradamus was dead. His will attests that he died a wealthy man in full communion with God and the Christian faith. His unique knowledge of the future had also allowed him to make the following prediction in 1557 (the year he completed the 1000 oracles), which he appended to his Great Prognostication, first published in Milan."In life I am immortal, and in death even more so. After my death my name will live on throughout the world." The immortality of the soul is also the subject of one of his prophetic quatrains. Now, more than five hundred years since his birth, history continues to fulfill the truth of the second part to his prophecy.

RETURN

THE CENTURIES

The Centuries did not acquire this name until after their publication, when it was recognized that the verses had been divided into 10 sets of 100 oracles. The first of the two volumes published by Nostradamus in 1555 contained just 353 quatrains. Upon conducting a trawl of European libraries is search of the first published copies of these prophecies, Les Amis de Nostradamus discovered a copy of the 1555 edition among the Imperial collection at the main library in Vienna. A further copy was found closer to home, at the public library in Albi. The book had been part of the library belonging to the 18th century explorer, Henri Paschal de Rochegude, a native of Albi. Upon his death, he willed that his collection should pass to the city's library. 

Count von Klinkowström was also seeker after early editions of the Prophecies. Before the outbreak of WW II, he discovered a copy of the 1557 edition in the Library of Munich, published by Antoine de Rosne. This, in essential detail, repeated the prophecies published by Macé Bonhomme in 1555, but it also added a further 389 quatrains, bringing the total to 742. Unfortunately, aerial bombing during the Second World War destroyed the Munich Library, and the de Rosne edition was lost. However the search that discovered the whereabouts of the two 1555 editions also uncovered the location of two copies of the 1557 edition: one of which was held by the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest, and the other at the Lenin Library in Moscow. No edition, published before de Nostredame's death, which contain the missing 258 quatrains has yet been discovered. Nevertheless, such an edition must have existed; one that in the very least contained the final 200 quatrains that make up Centuries 9 and 10. There is an unmistakable reason for arriving at this conclusion, and that is because it contains verse 10: 39, which predicted the death,  in December 1560, of King Francis II. Coming so soon after the accidental death of the young King's father, Henri II, in July 1559, which Nostradamus had also predicted in 1: 35 (causing a Paris mob to burn Nostradamus's effigy), the court was buzzing with the fact that another prophecy concerning the French monarchy had been fulfilled. Existing letters from foreign ambassadors to their masters back home, testify to the excitement this new prophecy by Nostradamus was causing at court.

In 1568, two years after the death of Michel de Nostredame, Pierre Rigaud published all ten Centuries, excepting that Century 7 was still deficient by the same 58 quatrains that de Rosne had omitted. It would appear that someone, very possibly Jean Aimé de Chavigny who acted as secretary to Nostradamus, was the driving force behind this publication. Unfortunately, whoever did prepare this edition for printing also 'edited' some of the quatrains. The changes made between the two previous editions published in 1555 and 1557, and that published by Rigaud, only become serious when the seer's original misspelling conceals a deliberate secret that becomes evident after the prophecy has been fulfilled. That said, the typesetting of some editions indicates a failure to distinguish between the letter 'f' and the old style letter 's' in its elongated form. A further problem can occur when the typesetter mistakenly inverts the letter 'u' to make an 'n' (or vice versa). 

The truncated form of Century 7 requires some explanation. Firstly, it implies that Nostradamus did not keep copies of his original manuscript, otherwise he would have been in a position to redress its absence. The most likely explanation for the missing quatrains is that of theft. The reason for saying this is because in 1589, Pierre Ménier of Paris, published a copy of the Centuries that added 4 extra quatrains to Century 7; these he numbered as 73, 80, 82 and 83. Of these, No. 80 was fulfilled by events that occurred during the American War of Independence, between 1775 and 1783. No more was heard of the missing quatrains until 1643, when Claude Garcin of Marseilles reproduced another edition of the prophecies, in which he included Nos. 43 and 44. It would be 150 years before No. 44 ushered in the events that fulfilled its prophetic content with the arrival of the French Revolution. These fragments of the missing quatrains suggest they were dispersed (stolen and sold?) to interested parties, and that these subsequent 6 verses survived to reach an interested publisher. One is therefore left to wonder what secrets of the future lay hidden in the missing 52 oracles.

The Centuries are, of course, unique in the history of literature. The Bible is also a prophetic book, but its prophecies are from different authors, and are focused upon Israel and the countries surrounding it. The Centuries therefore have more in common with the famous oracles of antiquity, particularly the one at Delphi. The purpose of these oracles was to form a bridge between the eternity of the divine and the temporal lives of those in the world. The priesthood would appoint a woman of purity to become the medium between the two worlds: the seen and the unseen—the divine and the temporal. She would be induced into a trance and the questions of those seeking answers would be put to her. The replies she received were then written down by an  attendant priest, and given to her questioner.

Some who read this will have been informed that this was all a trick of the priesthood, and that the answers were designed to be interpreted to meet any situation. To support this hypothesis, the case of King Croesus is told. He asked two different oracles – both of which he had previously arranged to be tested for their clairvoyant ability – if he should go to war with Persia. Croesus was told that if he did, a great empire would be destroyed. He went to war, and it was his own empire that was destroyed. What you are not told by sceptics is that if he had been told his empire would be destroyed, he would not have gone to war. In which case the future actually foreseen by the oracle would have been false, therefore not divine. The point is this; sceptics confuse 'asking for advice' with 'foretelling the future'. When advice is sought, the future remains a blank canvas. When you ask to know the future, it is no longer a blank canvas, it exists unalterably. In which case, knowledge of the future can never be other than cryptic, unless it involves circumstances that exist outside the control of a person's freewill to alter it. Both the Oracle at Delphi and de Nostredame were made subject to this divine fact, and it is present in the predictions they gave. In other words, both the priestess and Nostradamus acted as mediums between the divine eternity of the Creator and the temporal state of those living in His Creation. In both cases they received information concerning the future state of the world, and it came from a source external to the world in which they received this information. It should therefore not pass notice that the biblical prophet Daniel actually relates how an angel instructed him with a vision of the future, and at his request, an explanation was received concerning its interpretation. De Nostredame tells of similar meetings that he had with his own 'angel'.

It is recorded in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit bestows different gifts upon various people, one of which is prophecy. As with Jesus's parable of the talents given to three servants, they were given to be used, Those who neglect their God-given talents lose them, and are then punished for their disobedience. Nostredame developed his gift to the full when he rediscovered the method employed by the priestesses of antiquity. Night after night, in his study alone, he prepared himself mentally for receiving the divine being of a spiritual presence. What he wrote down from these meetings indicates that he both saw and heard, paranormally, what would  befall various locations in France and countries abroad at some future time. In the light of day he transferred this information, verbatim, in all its particulars, to one or more four line verse or verses. This allowed many quatrains to cross-reference with each other: thereby adding an extra dimension to their veracity.

Prophecy and history are opposite sides of the present time. Neither prophecy nor history is possible without the people who are involved with both. Therefore prophecy must include each person involved in a future event. In God's timeless existence this is known to Him. But when that information is given to those alive in the world it causes consternation. The innate feeling of freewill opposes the concept of predestination. Persuading people that the freewill of each person, within their lifetime, has been integrated into their predestination, by the insuperable knowledge of am omniscient Creator, has still to be learned.

Since modern history has provided forensic evidence for the total accuracy of one quarter of Nostradamus's prophecies so far: yet, at the same time, they are always incapable of preventing what has been foreseen from happening, what purpose do they serve? Moreover, since only God could possibly know in such detail of events that will happen in the world, centuries before they come into existence, what reason has He for revealing this foreknowledge?

The answer is not only religious, it is also because of the era in which this is taking place. In the former Christian societies of Europe, the Americas and the Antipodes, but which is presently in the process of abandoning God, in order to pursue the counterfeit world constructed by scientific theories, the Creator has demonstrated His presence by revealing parts of His Creation that are impossible to counterfeit. These parts are distant future times, occasionally dated, also involving people by name, who, by their own freewill make the events predicted come true. All of which is totally impossible, except to God, who alone has access to His Creation.

It is now clear that God foresaw the impiety of this present age, as it gradually spreads its wayward ideology throughout Christendom, and He has taken action to remedy it. One outstanding instrument of His reaction to the present age was Michel de Nostredame, to whom it was permitted he should know many of the events that were to happen before Jesus returns: as spoken of in the Bible. 

The counterfeiters, who are otherwise engaged in constructing evermore fantastic theories to dissuade belief in a Creator, cannot compete with foreknowledge; hence, their efforts will eventually be trumped by a growing awareness within the population that because cause and effect coexist in eternity, it is God who is the ultimate cause and Creator of the universe and all its effects. This means that 'matter' has no causal ability per se. It is, in fact, a redundant notion. It being merely a convenient word to which the qualities perceived by the mind are attached; i.e. colour, size, shape, texture, etc. But if these qualities do not belong to 'matter'—to what do they belong? The answer is 'world lines'. These contain the sense data which enable each person to make visual, audible and tactile contact with the world, to which are added taste and smell. 'World lines' also enable the seer or prophet to know in advance of events that are later witnessed as happening in the present. Time is therefore composed of successive instants along each person's 'world line', which is laid out with the sense data that becomes the world perceived by the senses. (More will be said of this below.)

De Nostredame also said that the truth of his prophecies would be revealed "at a stroke" in the 21st century, although it would also cause contention. One can well imagine this to be true. those lacking imagination are likely to discover it by other means.

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A THRICE DATED PROPHECY

Century 6  No. 2

En l’an cinq cens octante plus & moins,
On attend le siècle bien estrange: 
En l’an sept cens & trois cieulx en tesmoins,
Que plusieurs regnes vn à cinq feront change.

En l’an sept cens et neuf cieux seront tesmoings,
Que pour de l’or en bled non sans peine il change

In the year '580 plus and minus,
One awaits truly, the strangest period:
In the year '703, the skies as testimony,
Then several reigns, one to five, will change.

In the year ‘709 the skies will be testimony
When, in respect of gold for corn, not without grief he exchange.

Note: siècle (AF) a long period of time; cieulx (modern) cieux; regne (AF pays, fief) region; bled (blé) corn, wheat

two years after the death of Michel de Nostredame, Jean Aimes de Chavigny, acting in the capacity of executor, appears to have overseen the publication of the Seer’s prophetic works. The result was published that year by Benoist Rigaud at Lyons, but it was not until 1605 that a number of adjustments made by the Seer were included (presumably under the direction of César de Nostredame). The second ending to No. 2 above, is among those adjustments. In 1867, Anatole Le Pelletier reproduced the 1568 edition in a two-volume scholarly edition of the Seer’s works, which included, “un essai de rectification fait sur les manuscrits laissés par Nostredame. These ‘rectifications’ included the adjustment to lines 3 and 4 noted above.

In the year 1580 plus and minus
580 was the year when France reached halfway in its Wars of Religion. These began in 1562 and came to an end in 1598. The year halfway between them is ½(1562 + 1598) = 1580. Hence, 1580 + 18 = 1598 and 1580 – 18 = 1562: exactly those years that marked the beginning and end of the French Wars of Religion.

One awaits, truly, the strangest period
1580 was also the year of the "Lovers' War" in April. The Huguenots of Montauban launched an offessive, which they claimed was prompted by as affair between Henri of Navarre's wife, Marguerite, and the vicomte de Turenne. [1]

As a result of quarrels with his unworthy wife, and the unwelcome intervention of  Henri III, he [Henri of Navarre] undertook the seventh war of religion, known as the war of the lovers (des amoureux), seized Cahors on the 5th of May 1580, and signed the treaty of Fleix on the 26th of November 1580. [2]

The conflict began after some offensive remarks were made by Henri III about his sister Marguerite, and it continued for more than seven months. Although relatively minor, the skirmishes were classified as the 7th War of Religion. 
France’s Wars of Religion were fought intermittently for 38 years, and they did mark a truly strange period in the history of France.

Town was divided against town, village against village, family against family. Armed affrays and assassinations were committed out of religious fanaticism, others in pursuit of private vengeance, others, as in all times when the hideous taint of espionage infects the body politic out of a sense of terror. [3]

In the year 1703, the skies in testimony
"The Great Storm of 1703" (26 November OS) was the worst natural disaster ever recorded in the South of England. "The storm, unprecedented in ferocity and duration, was generally reckoned by witnesses to represent the anger of God -  in recognition of the 'crying sins of this nation'." [4]

In London, approximately 2,000 massive chimney stacks were blown down. The lead roofing was blown off Westminster Abbey. […] On the Thames, around 700 ships were heaped together in the Pool of London [port area] […] HMS Vanguard was wrecked at Chatham. […] [And] HMS Association was blown from Harwich to Gothenburg in Sweden. There was extensive and prolonged flooding in the West Country […] Hundreds of people drowned in flooding on the Somerset Levels, along with thousands of sheep and cattle, and one ship was found 15 miles (24 km) inland. At sea, many ships (some of which were returning from helping Archduke Charles, the claimed King of Spain, fight the French in the War of the Spanish Succession were wrecked […] with about 1,500 seamen killed […] Between 8,000 and 15,000 lives were lost overall. The first Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth was destroyed, […] A ship torn from its moorings in the Helford River in Cornwall was blown for 200 miles (320 km) before grounding eight hours later on the Isle of Wight. The number of oak trees lost in the New Forest alone was 4,000. [5]

The year 1703 also takes us to the War of the Spanish Succession, fought by Louis XIV.

Then several districts, one to five, will change, the skies in testimony
In 1703, Bonn, Huy, Höchstädt, Breisach and Landau, five districts, changed reigns.

On 18 May 1703, following eleven days of fighting, John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough finally took Bonn, defeating Louis XIV’s ally, the Archbishop of Cologne, and depriving him of his territorial rule along the Rhine. [6]

In 1703 Villeroi took command of French troops in Flanders, where he frustrated Marlborough’s attempt to take Antwerp although the Allies managed to seize Huy. [7]

Louis ordered Villars to make the enemy pay for as much as 40 percent of his campaign by imposing contributions on enemy German populations. Villars and Max Emanuel defeated an imperial army under Styrum at the battle of Höchstädt on 20 September. […] Meanwhile, French operations back along the Rhine went well in 1703, as the duke of Burgundy and Marshal Tallard took Breisach in September. Tallard next besieged Landau, and when a German army approached to relieve the fortress, Tallard came out from his lines and defeated the Germans at the battle of Speyer on 15 November. Landau was soon in French hands again. [8]

In the year 1709, the skies will be testimony
This prediction of “The Great Winter of 1709”, [9] was subsequently added, to complement the “Great Storm of 1703”. It occurred, when France suffered its worst winter on record. 

The terrible winter of 1709 brought grief to so many as both cold and hunger killed thousands of people from both famine and the icy weather that spread across the land. Bonfires had to be lit in the town squares to alleviate suffering, and the rivers  Loire and   Rhine froze over to form a bridge of ice. This caused consternation among villagers dwelling along the banks, for the people feared it would invite invasion. While in the cemeteries, the dead lay unburied because the frozen ground had become too solid for digging. (Historian Ian Dunlop, in his biography of Louis XIV, describes this terrible winter over three pages, 419-422)

When, in respect of gold for corn, not without grief, he exchanges
On 19 April, the Paris Parlement ordered every city and every parish to accept responsibility for the poor in their area. It also directed that a proportion of every person’s income (approximately 3%) be paid monthly to either the Bureau de Bienfaisance or the Comité de Charité to compensate for the damaged harvest. Even the King, Louis XIV, was not exempted from this tax, and he had to pay ‘4,220 livres’ from his own purse. The total revenue was then exchanged for corn from abroad, most notably from Dalmatia and North Africa. [10]

Three times Nostradamus has named the year in which his words coincide with historical events that took place at that time. The French Wars of Religion represent outbreaks of civil war between Catholics and Protestants that lasted 36 years. 1580 marked the exact year when the wars reached their halfway period, hence: plus and minus, which in mathematics means the same amount either way indicate the year they began and the year they ended. 
Each of the other two years predict an historical event for that year, combined with the worse type of weather ever recorded for France and for England. At the time, France and England were combatants, fighting against each other in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14).

References: [1] E.N. Williams, Dictionary of English and European History 1485–1789, 1672. [2] nndb.com/people/836/000093557/ [3] H.A.L. Fisher, A History of Europe, Vol.1, 572 [4] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1703. [5] Ibid. [6]  Williams, 167. [7]  Lynn, 62. [8]  Ibid 62-3. [9] Ian Dunlop, Louis XIV, 210, 419. [10] Ibid. 397, 422.

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A STAR DATED PROPHECY

Century 6  No. 24

Mars & le sceptre se trouuera conioinct, 
Dessoubz Cancer calamiteuse guerre.,
Vn peu après sera nouueau Roy oingt,
Qui par long temps pacifiera la terre.
Mars and Jupiter will appear conjoined,
Under Cancer: a calamitous war:
A little while after a new King will be anointed,
Who, for a long time, will pacify the land.

Note:  se trouvera (OF) to appear; oingt (OF oindre) anoint; pacifier (OF) to calm or pacify

Mars and Jupiter will appear conjoined under Cancer  
It was on the 22nd of June 1812 that Napoleon reached the banks of the River Niemen in what is now Lithuania. There, he surveyed the prospect of crossing the river and taking his Grande Armée into Russia to wage war against Czar Alexander. For the remainder of June, his army and provisions were engaged in crossing the Nieman: while in the sky above, Mars and Jupiter approached their closest point, with less than a degree separating them on 28 June. [1]
Those familiar with horoscopes will know that the period under Cancer, extends from 22 June to 23 July: the exact period of time when this activity in the heavens and on land began.  

A calamitous war|
In the event, France’s war against Russia proved to be calamitous. The Battle of Borodino, fought on 7 September 1812, was to be the most costly of all France’s victories. At its close 30,000 Frenchmen perished, although the loss to the Russian Army was greater, totaling approximately 58,000 dead.  And when Bonaparte finally reached Moscow, he met only disappointment. The city had been torched to deny his troops both provisions and shelter. Moreover, any hope he had had of establishing a treaty with Czar Alexander came to nothing. The Czar ignored him and his proposals.
Gloomily, Napoleon was forced to retrace his steps back to Poland, having accomplished nothing, except the deaths of nearly a 100,000 men.
Even the retreat was disastrous, for it coincided with the fierce onset of a Russian winter, and many thousands among Napoleon’s starving men fell dead from malnutrition and hypothermia, or else as victims of a Cossack skirmish against the straggling party at the tail end of the French army. [2]

A little while after a new King will be anointed
Sixteen months after re-crossing the river Niemen, en route for France, with what was left of his Grande Armée, Napoleon’s reign came to an ignominious end. Replacing him was a new King, Louis XVIII: [3] thereby signalling the country’s return to its former system of rule by a monarchical government. [4] But the King deemed it wiser to forego a coronation and instead was anointed. He thus avoided antagonizing the pro-republicans. It was Charles X, who succeeded him in 1824, who reinstated the coronation ceremony in full, holding it at Reims on 29 May 1825.

Who, for a long time will pacify the land
From 1792 until 1815, France had been almost continuously at war. But in 1815, Louis XVIII was able to agree peace terms with those countries that had previously been its enemies. Based upon treaties signed in Vienna (9 June 1815) and in Paris (20 November 1815), France was able to enjoy an extended period of peace. “Under Louis, French industry prospered, the Army was reformed, and France recovered international confidence after suppressing a revolt in Spain (1823).”
Louis XVIII died in 1824, leaving France’s interior in peace until 1854, when the country joined with England to wage war against Russia in the  Crimea. [5]

The astronomical dating of this prophecy is perfectly accurate, and it is used to signal the disastrous war France waged against Russia in 1812. It was this that preceded the end of the Napoleonic era: except for a brief intermission in 1815. The prophecy also foretells the re-establishment of the monarchy in France, with   the reign of Louis XVIII, which brought with it a period of calm that replaced the wars and revolution of the previous 25 years.

References: [1] Planets – RedShift 4 CD-ROM, Maris Mutimedia Ltd; & Franklin L Ford, Europe 1780 – 1830, 219;& David Chandler, The Campaigns of Napoleon, 770. [2] J.M. Thmpson, Napoleon Bonaparte, 329, 333–8; & Norman Davies, Europe - A History, 742; Alan Palmer, An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon's Europe, 197. [3] H.A.L. Fisher, A History of Europe, 950. [4] Louis XVIII, Encyclopædia Britannica 2001 - CD-ROM. [5] Palmer, 183; & Davies, 1287.

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A DATED PROPHECY

Century 3  No. 77

Les tiers climat soubz Aries comprins, 
L’an mil sept cens vingt & sept en Octobre, 
Le roy de Perse par ceux d’Egypte prins:
Conflict, mort, perte: à la croix grand opprobre.
The third region under Aries, comprehended,
The year 1727 in October,
The King of Persia seized through those of Egypt:
Conflict, death, loss: a great opprobrium to the cross.

Note:  climat (OF),a division in the sky, or a portion of the world between south and north; soubz (OF sous) under; comprins (OF) comprehended; 

The third region under Aries comprehended
The key to understanding this opening phrase occurs in the two words,  Aries comprehended’. For this we need to consult Claudius Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos, written in the middle of the second century AD: for which there existed a Latin translation available in the sixteenth century, at the time this prophecy was written. In Book II of the Tetrabiblos, Ptolemy wrote, “there are four triplicities of the entire earth, distinguishable in the zodiac. The first, composed of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, is the north-west triplicity.” He then continues by defining the “second, consisting of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn,” which he places in the south-east. The third region he notes is in the north-east, which he refers to as the northern part of Magna Asia. The remaining region he sets in Western Æthiopia, and refers to it as Libya. From this, we are to understand that the third region under Aries is the northern part of Magna Asia (Aries marks the commencement of the zodiacal year). "Magna Asia, East of the Euphrates" [1] consists of present day Iran, which was called Persia up until March 1936, when the Shah asked for the country to be internationally recognized as Iran. Asia Minor, on the other hand, was to the west of the Euphrates.

The year 1727 in October
On 12 October 1722, Mir Mahmud, leading an army of Afghans, successfully conquered Persia from the east. The Ottoman Turks, who already held Syria and Palestine, seized this as an opportunity to add further to their own empire. Consequently, “In 1723 […] the Ottomans invaded from the west ravaging western Persia.” [2]
In Russia, Peter I responded to the conquests occurring in Persia by proposing an agreement. In return for lands on the southern and western shores of the Caspian Sea, he would provide military aid to the beleaguered Persians. After this, the southern part of Russia became involved in the third region under Aries.
An agreement followed this interception in which a large part of Persia became divided between the Ottomans and the Russians. This led to the Treaty of Constantinople (23 June 1724),which was formerly signed by Turkey and Russia. The treaty authorized extensive territorial gains to the west at the expense of Persia, which was forced to surrender its extensive borderlands to Turkey.
Three years later, Persia made its own agreement with the Ottoman Empire; this resulted in the “ Treaty of Hamedan[…] signed in October 1727.” [3] The city of Hamedan had been forced to surrender to the Ottomans, but it was subsequently recaptured by Shah Afshari. According to the treaty, the Ottomans agreed that it could be retained by Persia. Furthermore, under this new alliance, Persia also agreed to join forces with the Ottomans against their Russian occupiers. In return for their assistance, they were promised recognition from Turkey. [4]

The King of Persia seized through those of Egypt
The Shah (King) of Persia’s negotiating strength in the face of Turkish opposition was mainly due to the alliance he had earlier formed in 1726 with  Nader Quli Beg, leader at the head of a band of 5000 tribal brigands. Beg proved his worth as a brilliant general, transforming the Persian army into a disciplined body of men that eventually gained victory over the Afghan rebels holding Isfahan. He also forced the Turks to abandon the western regions of Persia. Thereafter, by threatening war against the Russians, he forced them to withdraw. By doing so, they abandoned territory that had earlier been seized. [5]

Turning to Egypt, which had been conquered by the Ottomans in 1517 (hence, those of Egypt) were the Turks – the oracle foretells what happened next. 

Relations between Nader and the Shah had declined, as the latter grew jealous of his general's military successes. While Nader was absent in the east, Tahmasp tried to assert himself by launching a foolhardy campaign to recapture Yerevan. He ended up losing all of Nader's recent gains to the Ottomans, and signed a treaty ceding Georgia and Armenia in exchange for Tabriz. Nader saw that the moment had come to ease Tahmasp from power. He denounced the treaty, seeking popular support for a war against the Ottomans. [6]

It was therefore through the Ottomans – those of Egypt - that Beg was able to take the first step towards seizing the king of Persia.
Before replacing Tahmasp II, he invited him to the palace which he owned, where he had organized a banquet. It was the first step planned towards his coup d’état. His second step was to inveigle his royal guest into intoxicating himself. Beg then paraded the Shah before his people as a drunken figure, fit only for mirth and ridicule. The Court members agreed, and Tahmasp was replaced by Abbas III, the Shah’s infant son. [7]
In this manner, Beg was appointed Regent to Abbas III (7 September 1732). Three and a half years later (8 March 1736), having been the effective ruler of the country during this time, Beg “had himself crowned as Nader Shah. This marked the official end of the Safavid dynasty. Abbas was sent to join his father in prison in Sabzevar, Khorasan.” [8] Three years later, having been told there was a plot to restore the former Shah to the throne, Nader had both Tahmasp II and Abbas III murdered.

Conflict, death, loss
Having achieved his ambition to obtain control over Persia, Nader set out to expand both his wealth and his rule as an empire builder.

First, after a long siege in 1736, he recovers  Kandahar - the stronghold of the Afghan chieftains who have until recently been in possession of Isfahan. With  Afghanistan safely back under imperial control, Nadir Shah is next tempted further east (like Timur before him) into the fabulously wealthy empire of India. [9]

In December 1738 Nader crossed the Indus at Attock and defeated the army of the Moghul emperor, Mohammed Shah. In March he occupied Delhi, losing 900 Persians, to an Indian counter attack. As a reprisal he ordered the massacre of approximately 30,000 Indians. In 1740 he attacked and conquered Bukhara in a continuing campaign of conflict and conquest. This included Bahrain, which had been held by the Arabs: and Oman, with its capital Muscat.
In 1743 Nader started another war against the Ottoman Empire. But he also began to suffer increasingly from paranoia. In the end his guards, fearing his suspicions would be directed at them, decided to strike first.

Nader Shah was assassinated on 20 June 1747, at Quchan in Khorasan. He was surprised in his sleep by  Salah Bey, captain of the guards, and stabbed with a sword. […] After his death the entire Empire of Nader Shah fell into anarchy [… and] quickly disintegrated. [10]

Nader Shah’s lost Empire had encompassed what is now part of, or includes, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India, Georgia, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Oman and the Persian Gulf. These lands also coincide with the region alluded to in the opening line of this prophecy.

A great opprobrium to the cross
This final prediction reveals another of the Seer’s enigmatic stratagems. It jumps tracks while still pursuing a Persian theme. The prediction refers to a satirical book portraying French life as seen through the eyes of two Persian travelers. The book, written by Charles Louis Montesquieu under the title: ‘Lettres Persanes’ (Persian Letters) was published in 1722: the same year that Mir Mahmud overran Persia (see above).
The years following the book’s publication were to see it bring much ‘opprobrium to the cross’. So much harm was suffered by the Catholic Church from the derisory comparisons which it drew between Islam and Christianity, with the book especially satirizing Catholic doctrine.
It also criticized the papal bull, Unigenitus, which Clement XI had issued against Catholic dissidents and the followers of Cornelius Jansen. [11]

The author of the Persian Letters was part of a new and growing intellectual movement called the Enlightenment (the Age of Reason). It was anti-religion, anti-revelation, and anti-inspiration; in fact, anti anything that failed a rational (material?) explanation. Its origins sprang from the growth of ideas that surrounded ‘Newtonian materialism’. In its time, it attracted many scientists, philosophers, politicians, and artists who were opposed to Christianity. 

In this prophecy, Nostradamus steps outside of French history, and provides the date of the Treaty of Hamedan. Why Persia? It is because he traces the historical beginnings, since 1555, of those nations (e.g. France, Britain, Germany, Italy, America, Israel, Russia, Iran, Iraq) that will have greatest impact upon the future of the political world. These nations have already justified their inclusion in these prophecies as major players on the world stage. For this reason, the prophecy above outlines Persia’s history in the early 18th century, when it became entwined with that of Turkey and Russia. 

References:  [1] www.bible-history.com/maps/romanempire/Asia.html  [2] Iran Encyclopædia Britannica 2001, CD-ROM [3] R. Collings, Chronology of World History; & Dreyss, Chronologie Univeselle; & Derrik Mercer (ed.) Chronicle of theWorld, 606;  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hamedan [4]  R.E. & T.N. Dupuy, An Encyclopedia of Military History, 649. [5]      historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=649&HistoryID=aa65&gtrack=pthc#ixzz2u00mid7Y [6] Ibid. [7] Michael Axworthy, The Sword of Persia, London 2006: p.125-6. [8] wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbas_III_of_Persia. [9] historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=649&HistoryID=aa65&gtrack=pthc#ixzz2u00mid7Y [10]  wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shahas. [11] Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Encyclopædia Britannica 2001: CD-ROM; & Mercer, 605.

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A PROPHETIC DISASTER FOR GENEVA (CERN)

Century 9  No. 44

Migrés, migrés de Genesue trestous,
Saturne d'or en fer se changera,
Le contre RAYPOZ  externinera tous,
Auant là ruent le ciel signes fera.
Migrate, migrate from Geneva, absolutely all,
Lead from gold out of iron will change itself:
The relation between 'Raypoz' will exterminate all:
The year in course shooting forth, the sky will give signs.

Migrate, migrate from Geneva, absolutely all
There is an undeniable urgency in this first line, addressed to every living person in Geneva. But, why use the word 'migrate', when the obvious word, used by Nostradamus before, when predicting situations of danger, had always been 'flee'? The answer is that the seer has a tendency to use the word most appropriate to the generation that recognizes the prophecy's fulfillment. In the present age, up to a million dispossessed people are migrating from their homelands, and arriving in Europe from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. In short, 'migration' is the the current topic for this present generation, which makes this quatrain a likely contender for its completion in the very near future.

Lead from gold out of iron will change itself
The French word 'Saturne', which normally translates into English as the planet 'Saturn' is also capable of taking its medieval, alternative meaning, as used by the alchemists of that era, which is 'lead'. The dream of the alchemists was to find a method that would change base metal into gold, and this is precisely what Nostradamus's line of prophecy is describing. Moreover, the method for achieving this is presently understood by physicists, and it exists in Geneva, where CERN operates the Large Hadron Collider. This consists of a 27 kilometre, circular tunnel, buried between 50 and 175 metres beneath the outskirts of Geneva, and extending to the border between France and Switzerland.

Lead, which has the atomic number 82, exceeds gold with the atomic number 79, by 3 protons. Iron has only 26 protons. The seer is predicting that at Geneva, iron will change itself into gold and then to lead. For this to be possible, the heat generated would have to be close to that which occurred at the time of the Big Bang, when the universe is believed to have begun. One of the aims of scientists working at CERN is to reconstruct, as near as possible, the conditions that existed when the universe began, with temperatures far, far, hotter than the sun: although this is intended to last just the merest fraction of a second. Nevertheless, a time is approaching when an experiment goes awry, causing widespread death and destruction to everyone in the vicinity of CERN and the city of Geneva. It will fulfill this line of prophecy, and attention will turn to the Seer of Salon who foresaw it almost 500 years before it happened. Thereafter, scientists and sceptics alike will be compelled to take seriously the implications of Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, which implies the existence of a 'block universe', with its coexisting past and future at any present instant.

The relation between Raypoz will exterminate all
Here we are given the reason why everyone is told to migrate from Geneva. the 'opposite Raypoz' will exterminate everyone who remains in the vicinity of the city. The problem with 'Raypoz' (or Faypoz' as it has sometimes been written. with the 'F' mistaken for an 'R') is that no such word exists. This is not a unique problem with the cryptic nature of these prophecies, for they are intended to conceal truths until their revelations no longer matter. These non-existent words have, in previous oracles, proved to be hybrid or portmanteau words; that is to say, they consist of two abbreviated words, often from Latin or ancient French.

In the present case, Raypoz conveniently breaks into Ray (or Rai) and Poz (or Pos). However, neither 'Ray' nor 'Rai' commence any word in the Latin tongue. Turning to ancient French, we discover that 'Rai' is defined as 'Rayon de lumière – 'a beam or ray of light'. There is also found in ancient French the verb, 'poser' (third person, pose), which meant, 's'arrêter' or 'cesser' – to stop or cease.

In the context of the Large Hadron Collider, both 'rai' and 'pos[e] do make sense. The LHC tunnel is a circuit for firing beams of protons in opposite directions at near the speed of light, and then colliding as many as possible, so as to examine photographic plates of the resulting collisions. Many experiments have been booked for the LHC since it returned to full operation in 2015, after having its power increased from 7 tera-electron volts to 13 tera-electron volts (13 TeV). One set of experiments booked for the LHC is the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) programme, It is intended to submit the Higgs boson particle – otherwise known as the God particle – to further research for evidence of supersymmetry, and to look for dimensions above the four already known. The CMS experiments also uses lead tungstate crystals which emit light when colliding with a beam of particles.

Another set of experiments operates under the title Alpha 2. This is intended to allow scientists to explore antimatter by accelerating particles up to the speed of light and then smashing them into a block of metal to generate pairs of protons consisting of matter and antimatter. If the antimatter particle is separated from its twin, and combined with positrons, it is expected to create an atom of antihydrogen.

This quatrain predicts a deadly tragedy of terrible proportions arising from one such experiment. It will result in the 'extermination' of everyone in the vicinity of Geneva. The word 'contre' has been added to the prediction, for which its translation rather depends upon the context. In ancient French, the word is a preposition (indique la relation entre deux termes – it indicates the relation between two terminations). Interestingly, the terminations implied by 'Rai + pos) are initially those of collisions between particles. It appears to predict that one of these collisions is to be the cause of a catastrophic explosion arising at a point where the termination occurred.

Before then, a violent hurling outwards, the sky will give signs.
'Auant, in ancient French, can also be an anagram and paragram for A[v]uan, which means 'annee en cours' (the current year).
Also, ruent is a syncope from the ancient French word 'ru[em]ent', which translates as a violent hurling outwards, from the verb ruer - lancer violemment (A.F.).

Will 2016 be the year in question? On 11 February, an event was "hailed by scientists as the most important of the century so far" (London Times). 'A violent hurling outwards' had occurred in the sky one billion years ago, when two black holes collided. The effect this had was to send ripples of gravitation waves across the universe—as had been predicted would happen by Einstein, when two large bodies collided in space.
The same phrase, 'the sky will give signs' (plural) may also refer to abnormal weather conditions. These also occurred in 2016. At the end of May and beginning of June unprecedented rainfall across Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Poland badly affected northern France, causing serious flooding in Nemours, south of Paris. The River Seine also burst its banks in several places. In the centre of Paris, the river rose so high that boats could no longer pass beneath the arches of the bridges. Thousands of Parisians were evacuated, and both the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay were closed so that many priceless art treasures could be evacuated. President Hollande declared a 'State of Emergency' as the River Loire also burst its banks.
In Century 6:2 above, it will be noted that Nostradamus twice used the skies as a testament to his accuracy; each time, by predicting abnormal weather conditions for the two years he named. These, he said, would coincide with the fulfilment of the other events, which he also accurately foretold.

When these signs in the sky are united with the current migration problem in Europe, resulting from the warfare in Syria, and unrest in Iraq, Afghanistan etc. it tends to add poignancy and a sense of urgency to the threat posed by the Sword of Damocles suspended above the people of Geneva. This is certainly portrayed by the Seer, urging the citizens of Geneva to become migrants themselves (especially since this is where the migration problem was discussed at a political level earlier in the year). There is also a factual link between the cosmic explosion, for which signs from the sky have only recently arrived on earth, and the type of experiments taking place at CERN, where scientists are engaged in a series of experiments intended to reveal further evidence for the beginning of the universe.

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A PROPHECY FOR NOSTRADAMUS'S PREDICTIONS IN THE 21st CENTURY

Century 3  No. 94

De cinq cent ans plus compte on tiendra,
Celuy qu'estoit l'aornement de son temps:
Puis à un coup grande clarté donrra,
Que par ce siecle les rendra trescontens.
For five hundred years plus, men will deem him an unlikely tale,
He that was the request (NOTREDAME) of his time:
Then, at a stroke, he will give great clarity,
That for this age, it will render them very contested.
compte (OF) an unlikely tale, or fib; tenir (OF) judge or deem; estoit (etait) was; aornement (AF aorement) priere, also anagram and paragram - aorneme[d]t = Notredame; [Text from Pierre Leffen's reprint of original copy]

For five hundred years plus, men will deem him an unlikely tale
Michel de Nostredame was born on Thursday 14 December 1503 (O.S.) and died on Tuesday 2 July 1566. Consequently, 500 years plus brings his fame into the 21st century.
Since the publication of his prophecies, stories of incidents that took place during his lifetime have frequently been recounted. In fact, to celebrate the fifth centenary of the seer's birth, several major biographies were published between 2003 and 2004. Remarkably, despite the passing of half a millennium, his prophecies have continued to remain in print, keeping alive his memory, although rarely for reasons of solid scholarship. There have also been abrasive criticisms of the man, which deemed him and his prophecies an unlikely tale. Nevertheless, it can now be safely said that any errors pinned upon the seer have been exposed as presumptuous bias on the part of those that made them. The genuine critic is limited to questioning any one of three possibilities, if an attack is to prove successful. [1] Is the original text genuine? [2] Is the translation - in whatever form it tales - an accurate representation of the language and grammar employed in the original text? [3] Are the historical facts that fulfill the predictions made by Nostradamus correct? If a prophetic quatrain satisfies all three conditions, then it justifies the description of a prophecy. The genuine critic is therefore left to decide if coincidence is more reasonable than an external source of futuristic knowledge, which the seer claimed was the reason for his possession of faultless accuracy relating to events that were yet to occur.
If coincidence is to remain the critic's preferred choice, then it begs the question of how many examples of prophetic foresight is required to reverse that choice? Nostradamus intended to write 1000 prophetic quatrains, of which less than 950 have survived. Of these, it can be stated categorically that 250 have been referenced, completely and without error, to major world events that occurred after the original text of the prophecies first appeared in print. From which it follows that another 700 are lined up in the corridor of future time awaiting their fulfillment. For how long will that continue to remain an unlikely tale?

He that was the request (Notredame) of his time
Following the publication of his book of prophecies, "The repute of Nostradamus grew... until it came to the ears of Queen Catherine de Medici and Henri II... In the following year, 1556, they sent for him to attend the Court in Paris... The Lord Constable Montmorency attended him at his inn, and presented him to the King in person. The King showed him high favour, and ordered him to be lodged at the palace of the Cardinal de Bourbon, Archbishop of Sens, during his stay in Paris." Jean Aimes Chavigny, who acted in a secretarial capacity to Nostradamus, later wrote: "those who came to France sought Nostradamus as the only thing to be seen there."

Then, at a stroke, he will give great clarity
At some time during the 21st century, according to his timing, the predictions he published in the middle of the 16th century will be understood to have accurately forecast many of the major events that have taken place, since his book was published. This transition from obscurity to clarity will be sudden, and will likely be the effect of a catastrophic disaster that was predicted in his prophecies. This will have a knock-on effect, and bring to the fore many other similar moments in history, when Nostradamus' prophecies had also spoken with equal truth.

That for this age it will render them very contested.
The reason for this should surprise no one. Once the truth of prophetic knowledge becomes impossible to ignore, its logical implications will contradict the materialistic world view that currently dominates societies worldwide. More importantly, the authority presently given to the sciences must diminish. Because, in a world where future events presently exist, but which remain unavailable to the senses, physical causes and their effects must coexist. But this is an antilogy that involves words, which no longer have meaning in a physical sense. In a less strict manner of speaking, they can still serve a purpose by allowing mankind to map the course of natural events that have yet to appear in the world.
It would therefore seem that when God permitted a 16th century medical doctor to be the recipient of knowledge drawn from mankind's distant future, He was planning a data base of major events that historians would later write about. God's purpose, it now seems, was to provide incontrovertible evidence for the eventual collapse of the materialistic culture that He foresaw would begin in the 20th century, and continue into the next: bringing with it, a raft of anti-biblical legislation to infect all of Christendom. Woe therefore to those who have mocked the Creator and His laws, for He has written the end from the beginning.

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A PROPHECY FOR THE VATICAN  

Century 2  No. 9

Romain Pontife garde de l'approcher
De la cité qui deux fleuues arrouse:
Ton sang viendras au pres de la cracher,
Toy & les tiens quand fleuira la rose. 
Roman Pontiff take guard at approaching
The city which two rivers water:
You will arrive near there, spitting your blood,
You and your companions, when the rose will blossom.

 

 

 

Note:  arouse (OF  arouser) to wet or water; 

Roman Pontiff take guard at approaching the city which two rivers water
The warning issued by the seer requires no explanation. Instead, it leaves one wondering which pope this will apply to, and which city will complete the prophecy. The city most noted for being watered by two rivers is Baghdad in Iraq, which is the city of the Euphrates and the Tigris, But the verse is sufficiently ambiguous to allow a single river, if it is fed by two major rivers.

You will arrive near there, spitting your blood, you and your companions.
The meaning of this line is unmistakable, and predicts the ferocity of the attack, and the casualties that will occur. It also has much in common with the 'Third Secret of Fatima'. This secret was told to sister Lucia in 1917 by an apparition of Mary, the Holy Mother, when Lucia was a child in her native Portugal. But it was withheld from the public until 2000. It raises the interesting question of whether the two prophecies refer to the same event.

And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."

When the rose will blossom.
The prophecy is dated by the appearance of a person whom the seer calls the 'Rose'. In fact, the 'Rose', or 'Rose of the world' is mentioned in three different oracles, all of which resonate with the present time. This therefore points to a person of some importance. The problem with all aptronyms is that the person predicted to fit the description only becomes recognized at a later date. That is, when he or she has proved their identity to the satisfaction of others, by performing the events that define their nickname.

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Author: David L. Roper (www.davidroper.eu)

Contains the full set of Nostradamus's prophecies, including 250 translated quatrains that have been coordinated to the historical events that fulfilled their prophetic content—all with 100% accuracy, and all confirmed from independently written sources. These follow the same examples as those provided above.
In addition, the connection between the scientific implications of Einstein's theory of Special Relativity and the nature of time are logically examined, together with the effect this has upon the Judeo-Christian religion.

 

 

coverNOSTRADAMUS EINSTEIN AND SPACETIME
(ISBN: 978 0 9543873 3 4) Published by Orvid Editions
Softcover 115 pages. Price: $5.85 £4.95 €5.50 Aus.$10.50
Author: David L Roper (www.davidroper.eu)

Contains the First Century of Nostradamus's ten centuries, with 37 prophetic quatrains fully referenced to the history that proves their fulfilment. The book also provides evidence for the the connection between Nostradamus's prophetic successes and Einstein's theory of special relativity.

 

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