Nostradamus C1 Q100:
Figures in ancient stories serve as ciphers for vast floods beginning in 21stC. Copyright: Allan Webber, December 2015
verse is one of the first in which I uncovered evidence of Nostradamus use of
anagrams to build powerful links to ancient allusions. Although there is great
strength in their relationships they don't make up the entire content of the
verse. They are but a tool, referencing the pictures and ideas that will give
detail to the present and future aspects of the verse.
The text of this verse combined with the content of
the anagrams tell us that it relates to the period when the great floods
that cover 70% of France for the next few centuries will begin to
Key anagrams that can be found in this verse
Asclepius era relies Seleucia vaguer Osiris pneumatologies Essaioi auguries Gaulonites auspices maps Long temps au ciel
ſera veu gris oiſeau. runecaster persuaded
delete touted ascent Aupres de Dole et de
Touscane terre butane uncovered mandatory
mantra any amateur notary tune Tenant au bec vn
rumour argue armourer toast granted if deft definant near Algerian
graal Mourra tost grand et finera la guerre
Greek legendary rebirth figure
#Osiris: Egyptian legendary flood and
rebirth figure. #Essaoi: Jewish Sect at time of Jesus.
#Galonites: Jewish Sect at time of
Method of divination. #auspices:
Method of divination.
#pneumatologies: Studies of spiritual
For a long time a gray
bird will be seen in the skies
near Dole and the lands of Tuscany.
a flowering branch in its beak,
but he dies too soon and the war ends.
Long temps au ciel
ſera veu gris oiſeau.
Aupres de Dole et de
Tenant au bec vn
Mourra tost grand et
finera la guerre.
Extra Info: Discussion of this verse
in my website pages.
The most potent line of
verse concealing Nostradamus use of classical reference material is given
below. It has been ignored by other analysts throughout the hundreds of years
since Nostradamus' Prophecies were published. HoweverI will demonstrate that what
seems like an innocuous text holds great meaning via the anagrams it contains.
temps au ciel sera veu gris oiseau" "For a long time a gray bird will be seen in the sky" Centuries I, Quatrein 100, Line 1
An anagram is a word or phrase
made by rearranging the order of a sequential group of letters in a text. My
work on Nostradamus involves over twenty years of research into anagrams and
their nature within his and other people's texts. The computer programs I have
created allow me to state exactly how many anagrams there are and every place
where they occur. A fuller discussion of my research is included in
my other papers, but for now this
provides a sufficient base from which I can present
the evidence contained within the obscure and cryptic line above.
I begin with the section of the
line starting from near the end of the second word ps au ciel s.
This becomes psauciels by removing the blanks and then Asclepius
by rearranging the letters. This is the only anagram of this name
anywhere in the text.To most this revelation
appear underwhelming but the relevance of this word can change this view.
Asclepius is a god-reference
with strong links to a myth involving a gray
a Greek figure who even today is linked to medicine and healing. The rod with
the twisted serpent around it, which is the modern symbol for medicine, comes
from the tales of Asclepius. It is a symbol of rebirth since the snake was
considered as being Phoenix-like with qualities of reincarnation. The
is a legendary bird that rises anew
from its own ashes.
There are 942 quatreins
(verses) of four lines each in Nostradamus text which means there are over
3700 lines. The lines average about 45 letters in length so there are
about 170,000 letter sets in which each search for anagrams is conducted.
Therefore it can be stated that Asclepius occurs only once within the 170,000
places it might be found. This measure will give numerical relevance to the
other figures given in these writings. However, low occurrence or singularity,
doesn't prove that it isn't there by chance alone, it only establishes that
it cannot easily be rationalised away as a product of chance. If this was all
that could be offered then my arguments would fail but there is much more to
indicate this word is not there by chance.
Using the same method of analysis
I can take the sequence ris ois fromgris oiseauin the above line and form Osiris.
There is only one other instance of this anagram, so finding the two of them
together is again interesting as the occurrence factor is also very low. The
linking of these two identities in the same line can now be advanced beyond
their rarity. They are linked by being metaphors for rebirth.
like Asclepius, is a god associated with the rebirth of the land at the
time of the Nile
's annual flood. The Egyptians
linked another image to
Osiris, that of a bird, the
Bennu. This is a gray bird
and it was the Egyptian version of the
Phoenix. This bird is described as
"the one who came into being by himself". It was believed to
constantly rise renewed just like the sun.
The relevance of these
connections to Nostradamus' visible text then lies in the
most tales of flood there is a dove or similar bird that is released to search
for land, the bird's long flights bring no hope until the day it returns with
a twig held in its beak. It is a defining image that takes us directly to Noah
and the flood but it also takes us to the antecedent tales from
and other places that tell of
Again, if this is all that exists in the line it is still easy to dismiss
but there is much more of powerful significance within its lettering.
reference to the ancient Star-Gods and the art of divination.
Asclepius, through Ophiucchus,
and Osiris, through Orion, are Star Gods.This offers another connection
via an anagram contained within this line. Using the line as a continuous loop,
allows me to link the end lettering to the first letters of the line, like a
snake biting its tail. ThenLong temps au ciel sera veu gris oiseaubecomesiseau Long temp. From the
capitalised letters I can form pneumatologies,
which is another anagram that only
occurs here within Nostradamus'
The word pneumatology has
several meanings all of which are similar:
doctrine or study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the belief
in spirits intervening between humans and God.
Christian doctrine of the Holy Ghost.
belief in spiritual beings, as angels, between men and God.
So Osiris and Asclepius, the star
gods are found in the same line that contains the description of their
commonality; they are the Gods by whom the ancients sought intervention with the
Universal Creator. In this instance the anagram is a plural form suggesting that
more than one framework is involved, the ancient ones of the Egyptians and
Greeks and the modern Christian form.
Although I believe I have
presented a strong case already, it is not yet complete and there is at least
one other highly significant anagram to disclose at this time. From Long temps
au ciel sera veu gris oiseau we have auspice.There
are five anagrams of this word within Nostradamus' text so it is not frequent
but it certainlymore common than the other words. It is its meaning that
justifies its inclusion, especially now the other words have illuminated the
An AUSPICE is:
protection or support; patronage.
sign indicative of future prospects; an omen.
observation of and divination from the actions of birds.
The line refers to a grey bird
flying for a long time. It is an omen and from its action we can draw
unambiguous meanings. Here once more we have a very clear link to the visible
line as well as to the newly uncovered words.
Osiris was a god of the earth and
vegetation, who symbolized in his death the yearly drought and in his miraculous
rebirth the periodic flooding of the
Nile and the growth of grain. Rebirth and floods were linked in ancient times.
The third line of the verse in
which all the above anagrams are located (line 1) confirms where this set of
allegories will eventually lead.
au bec vn verdoyeant rameau" "He carries a flowering branch in his beak" Centuries I, Quatrein 100, L.3
Here we have a confirmatory image
of the flood. Here is the small bird returning after a long flight with a frond
in its beak. This is the link that Nostradamus makes with the past and through
the anagrams we can see exactly on what stories these lines are based.
However, the above is enough to
establish what I set out to show, namely that it is possible to give deep
insight into a line of Nostradamus' text by uncovering the anagrams within it
that are pertinent to the visible meaning of the line. And I did this in order
to show that Nostradamus' own explanation of what he was doing is not easily
The anagrams in the rest of the verse don't develop this theme any further
but instead they direct the reader to take a particular path in reading
how it applies to the future. The major and least common anagram sequences
are given above even though some will prove superfluous or poorly
Anagram sequences in French
long met aSclepius vaguer ><pneumatoLogieS ><gauLoniteS (Essene)
maps><oSiris vaguer><auSpice revealS><realiSe iS grievouS> <Gaulonites
ascent err><pure Deeds delete out rArer ascent>
butanan (African state)><a amendatory Tune><mandatory>
<regular grants to arMourer are defiant><argue
reinflated grants to arMourer><algerian>
Table listing anagram occurrences (1-23)
in Nostradamus' Prophecies