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Nostradamus' Mechanisms -the Astronomy Cipher Sephirot revealed

Allan Webber October 2017.

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 it 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.

It is the purpose of this paper to present the third Sefirot Chart showing the way Nostradamus fulfilled the claims that his coding system was based on astronomic observations built into the rhythm of his poetry.

The ways Nostradamus incorporated astronomy into his poetry is covered in considerable detail in my papers called Astronomy Mutations and Floods.

Nostradamus made a great number of references to his use of astronomy in his 1555 Preface to Cesar and his 1558 Epistle to Henry and some of these references I include below.

the hidden prophecies that I received were by the subtle spirit of fire, which sometimes comes from restless understanding while attentively contemplating the stars above,

Frequency of  this Sefirots most prominent  anagrams  in Nostradamus Prophecies:

giant_axles (1), verticalness (1), enstation (3), cognitive (1), signation (2), contrives (2), invocating (1),  axles (4), failures (2),

deluge(2), deliverance (2), fricative (1), versification (1), rhotic (1) , rhetoric (1), sequence (1), science (2), craftiness (2), requisite (2)

astronomer/s (3), astronomies (2), astronomist (2), astronomic (1), asterismal (2), asterism (9), astral (5), consortia (3),

Small-bears (1), Plough (2), Centauri(1)_axles (1), Altair (8), Alterf (5),

freemasons (1) masonal (3), chimeras (1),  pouuerless (4), elementals (1)

These are clear rare English variants of  terms highly related to Nostradamus coding methodology using astronomic reference points to define dates.

 the surprise of which leads me to write pronouncements without fear or expectation of shameless loquacity and what emerges is the product of the great eternal God's divine power from which all goodness proceeds. 1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE4)

But when judgment  comes to perfection with the celestial judgment that you wish to show: you will gain knowledge of future causes. Rejecting distant fantasies from the imaginations that will happen limits this feature [of future-seeing] to the premises suited to supernatural divine inspiration. And giving celestial figures, places, and the time the property held by a hidden virtue lies in this power and divine understanding. In the presence of these the three times comprise eternity because the revolution that causes them is the past, present and future: 1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE5)

being surprised at how sluggishly time flows, I have made long calculation and during the time of night's sweet odours I have composed books of prophecies each containing a hundred quatrains of astronomic prophecies, which I have intentionally arranged a little obscurely. They contain perpetual predictions for (the period) from now until the year 3797. 1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE6)

my nocturnal and prophetic calculations, which are composed out of a natural instinct, accompanied by a poetic furore rather than in accord with the strict rules of poetry. And in the most part they have been composed and are in accord with astronomical calculations corresponding to the years, months and weeks of the regions, countries and most of the towns and cities of all Europe, including Africa and part of Asia. 1558 Epistle to Henry (HEE2)

Sire, by this discourse I present these predictions with confusion as to when they will be and the event involved for the enumeration of time that follows has no more than a little consistency in it. Much that is superior is seen to be astronomical and is the same as in other sacred writings, using both means I can not fail at all. 1558 Epistle to Henry (HEE19a)

There are a total of seven English terms that are variants of astronomy that can be found in anagrammatic forms in Nostradamus Prophecies. By comparison there is only one when the base astrology is used yet the set of variants only require an exchange of an n for l and m for g with these letters being equivalent in a total letter count. So we can conclude from this one aspect that Nostradamus focus was not on astrology.

These seven astronomy variants are used as the key cipher for identifying verses used in the following Sefirot.

Looking at the list of anagram frequencies in the chart alongside the quotes on Nostradamus astronomy usage taken from his Prefaces it is immediately apparent that those verses have a highly significant number of rare terms relevant to astronomy.

But terms like science, axles, Centauri,  Small-Bear and plough are  not accidental products found within the main ciphers and their lettering also sets them apart from each other. Their commonality of astronomic meaning is therefore not diminished by chance.

Yet the terms above are obviously modern English and hold twists that tie them to the astronomy of our century. This will become apparent in following chapters.

Within these ten verses are also found most of the anagrammatic variants derived from the French term astronomie versification, fricative, rhetoric and rhotic there is consistency since for people to read that part of the secrets he deemed appropriate to different eras such a partitioning device was essential.>

And that consistency extends to the lack of focus on astrology since there are no French anagrammatic variants to be found.

As you read the sephirot below the unity that has been established between his claims and the decoded content of his verses becomes increasingly well defined. In doing so this next sephirot also builds the bonds in the sequence of sephirots already presented. This increase in bonding highlights it is highly improbable that these connections are a result of chance. If this is the case then Nostradamus  hidden work is worth uncovering for by these displayed entries he shows he had prescient abilities.


For access to analyses of the verses in this table go to Astronomy.

To see all sefirots on my site Sefirot button click here for all Sephirots

Access to the individual verses and the original paper where these analyses first appeared can be gained via the links below:

  C1 Q16 C1 Q22 C2 Q35 C9 Q15  C10 Q57 C8 Q78 C3 Q38 C5 Q89 C4 Q27 C1 Q17

Astronomy Ciphers Sefirot Chart






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