Nostradamus' Sephirots for the analysis of
Preamble: In the first chart of this
series I stated:
Nostradamus' work holds
many conundrums designed to limit access to the content of his
Prophecies. This is true to an extent where most people believe
his work is the deliberate shambles of a charlatan. Yet there is
direct evidence in his prose writings that show he had a
pre-thought plan which guided his work. His Preface to the first
batch of Prophecies published in 1552 clearly indicate that he
already knew the content that his Prophecies would cover. He
wasn't making it up as he went but took already recorded events
in what seems a random order and placed them in a new sequence
which he called his ten Centuries.
In order to keep control over his writings Nostradamus then needed a scheme
that would tell him which topics he had already covered and he
did this by relying on a coding device well known in the
sixteenth century. It is part of the Cabala but the reasons for
its use don't necessarily require that he believed in the
mystical principles at the heart of its source. He needed a
scheme that a person in a later time would be able to associate
with the time of his writing. The Tree of Life also known as the Sefirot, Sephirot or Sephiroth was such a device. It is probable
that he drew up charts based on these trees in which he placed
ten verses and then used the ciphers traditionally linked to the
ten spheres of the tree to guide the content wording and
lettering in each verse.
(Note: In the chart below verse
content is presented in four formats
1. Translation into English in black,
2. Original French text in
3. English anagram sequences found in text in
4. Contribution to context of
the chart in purple.)
Aim of this presentation
This page offers access to each of the Sefirot Chart of
Ciphers in my new war series. It also covers the wider paradigms
Nostradamus used in discussing human wars in the present and
It is my belief Nostradamus' interest in war is in its evolution.
In the modern era we have come to understand that our universe's evolution
involves a set of logical sequences which change that which
exists to better fit the extant environment. And the primary
logical sequence in this patterning is one that mimics the
physical evolution of matter in space; it uses the eternal
patterns found in numbers as a template for shaping everything
There is also a
set of prominent sequences in all evolutionary processes
comprised of those that bestow the ability to survive change.
And this type of sequence holds the keys to the anguish of
humankind but it isn't capable of bestowing immortality since the
environment it fits will also evolve meaning everything has a
And one product of
this anguish, almost unique to our kind, is the concept of war.
War is a product of human evolution with properties different to
those positive enhancement modes such as cooperation and care
for others that also offer increased survival
In mankind war has been
founded in the dilemmas and environment of economics and power
and hence has evolved into a niche of its own making.
anthropocentric nature of man has then seen war become an entity
focusing mostly on the fears of the living.
historians and propagandists images of war are of little concern
to Nostradamus; his work is not about battles, heroes and
Nostradamus' concern is not for the rationale nor
the flow of events that lead humankind into war for these, for
all their quantity, are petty examples of the eternal human
Nostradamus' prophecies show his interest is in the philosophy and psychology of humans as
they are placed under increasing pressure from their inbuilt
evolutionary flaw. His interest lies in the shifting net that
man's technological ingenuity has created; an inevitable path of
brilliant flowering followed by what will appear to our race to
be our self inflicted demise.
This theme forms the backdrop for many of his war verses.
C4 Q43 shown below is a good
|Arms heard clashing in the sky
That very same year the divine ones enemies
They will want unjustly to debate the holy
Through lightning and war the believers put to death.
ouys au ciel les armes batter
au meSme les diuins ennemis
Voudront loix Sainctes iniuStement
Par foudre et
guerre bien croyans a mort mis.
This is a fundamental
change in the treatment of war to that normally ascribed to
Nostradamus' Prophecies and it shifts all the signals
that are needed to rediscover which of his verses are
We aren't looking for names of places and combatants in particular wars nor are we looking
for specific events in the historical record; rather we are
looking for commentary on the art of war and in particular those
aspects that differ from values in the sixteenth century.
This isn't to say that Nostradamus work avoids battles and
heroes but rather that his use of them isn't based on the usual
logic for such stories.
His usage is designed to reflect
aspects of future war that is consistent with evolution of
humankind and of human instigated war. His stories tell us about
immutable group issues that shape future wars. At times
individual people and events can highlight a theme but their
details and particulars aren't part of the package as they
aren't the reason for Nostradamus' inclusion.
This theme of mankind's ultimate denial of responsibility for future wars is
readily seen in verses such as C1 Q91.
|The Gods will make it appear to mankind
that they are the authors
of a great war.
Before the sky seen to be free of weapons and
the greatest damage will be inflicted on the left.
Les dieux feront aux humains apparence
Ce qu'ilz ſeront auteurs
de grand conflict
Auant ciel veu ſerein eſpee et lance
main guache ſera plus grand afflict
Similarly verse C1 Q60
presents the story of
Napeolean Bonaparte as a framework for flawed genocidal
leadership in the modern Iraq war era.
|An Emperor will
be born near Italy,
who will cost the Empire very dearly.
They will say, when they see his allies,
that he is less a
prince than a butcher.
naiſtr apres d'italie (partisan details)
l'empire ſera vendu bien cher (Iraqu)
Diront auec quels
gens il ſeralie (Israel)
Quont rouuera moins prince que
Nostradamus' story lines things we need to look for are
- weapon technology particularly of a
- attitudinal changes that are themselves
- institutional practices that render modern wars
horrors acceptable to the elite.
- counter-reactions that
evolve out of the above factors.
And these ideas of mine can be found in Nostradamus' writings. For instance
his comments on the rationale behind his work is covered in his the
preface of his edition published in 1555.
The world is approaching, an anaragonic revolution [2105 precession of Polestar] and from the present I write here that before a hundred
and seventy seven years three months plus eleven days [2282CE] there will be pestilence,
long famine, and wars. And by worldwide floods between here and the term I have
fore-stated, and before and after it by several times, will [the world] be so
diminished, and so few people will there be found that want to take to the
fields which will become free for as long as their prior owners have held them..Cesar
to the full series and each of their verse analyses is
To see all sefirots on my site
Access to the individual verses and the original paper where these analyses
first appeared can be gained via the links below
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