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Sephirot giving impact of rising sea levels in Nostradamus' Prophecies.

© Allan Webber November 2017.

This Sephirot focuses on names of places and topographic structures affected by floods. The principal keys come from names given in the text and via anagrams found in the lettering of each prophecy where the text of the verse mentions vast flooding.

Unlike the majority of my Sephirots this one gains very little from the anagrams and relies on the details visible in the text. This is not to say there are no anagrammatic terms related to the topic but their presence isn't essential in order for a 16th century author to convey the story. It is however notable that in the absence of terms related to the topic of floods any other topic has equal probability of appearing in complex anagrams in this cluster by chance but none appear. Each of these indicators conforms  to the concept that a high degree of sorting applies to the complex anagrams thereby linking them to the content of its verse.

Taking this as the basis, my work draws on the guidance Nostradamus left in his Epistle to Henry. In the following quote it is apparent he stresses that specific regions are unified by their sharing similar climatic effects and, by extension, these factors determine which towns, cities and rivers have relevance to any particular age: the most part the prophecies 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. By changing of regions which approach the greater part of all these climates, and which consist of a natural  group we can answer someone who needs to blow his own [trumpet/nose]... 1558 Henry Epistle HEE2

Eurupean land topography 2020A very transparent part of Nostradamus' work shown in his Prophecies and their accompanying documents is that there will be a flood that will cover seventy percent of the land surface of France. To talk of climate in such a setting we can conclude that Nostradamus would have had to use a geography far different than that of his time or ours. . Maps must be redrawn, places removed and added, shorelines adjusted and climate and rainfall recalibrated to the new experience.

The reason for the need of such draconian measures is that to cover seventy per cent of France requires an increase in sea level of 180meters. Many low lying countries would disappear all together but others such as Iran would only be affected along their coastline. See my papers on Floods and Flood Sephirot for verses that establish this background.

I find that so many deluges and such deep floods shall befall the world before the universal conflagration that there shall not be scarcely any land. And this will be for such a long time that except for enenographies a and topographies all would be lost...1555 Cesar Preface (PCE8)

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....1555 Cesar Preface (PCE9)

Although Nostradamus' claims are beyond what might be considered reasonable we need to apply his settings in order to judge the predictive value of his verses.

So intensive rains fall over an extended period, seas rise, coastlines move inland, low-lying cities are submersed, people flee to safer land, rivers flood, river streams pick up strength, storms rage and waves increase in strength. And as the rains continue arable land is taken out of production, river towns are destroyed by raging waters, seaports cease to be appropriately placed, large cities succumb to the water's embrace and people flee to safer land. Famine follows and disease. Revolution, robbery, civil dysfunction, corruption and exploitation match the waters rise. New towns spring up in higher regions, new ports and vessels are needed to serve country no longer easily linked by road.

And all of this can be seen in the verses of the cluster in this Sephirot. These verses are dominated by references to named rivers, cities, towns and seaside ports. Many verses contain names that don't fit to any known place but equally many are commonly known. In the past people have altered the names to try and make them work but it may well be they are rightly spelled and apply to a new future where the landscape has changed. . Importantly those that we can identify do show consistencies that fit the narrative of a flooded landscape.

 When familiar rivers are used they relate to those with mountain sources while those lost are the ones that currently traverse lowlands.

Many town, city and seaport names mentioned in the prophecies are new with many being replacement habitats for locations overturned, devastated and drowned. And those that exist on land less than 180m above current sea levels are geology based exceptions whose mention is accompanied by reasons for their long-term survival. Some names remain where the site can be evolved to higher ground but since most are new and located above the 180m level their names cannot deliver meaning to our times. In order to give an idea of location, local features instead of names must be relied on and we see all these modes in the names given in the Sephirot below.

To this end Nostradamus’ wording takes on the referencing properties of a gazetteer rather than a map.

Because of the nature of the change and the purpose of identifying location sites it is, as pointed out earlier, no surprise to find that most of the information from this Sephirot comes from the text with the anagrams then relied on for delivering more generic factors of the drowned landscapes.

Finally in the Sephirot I lay out the ten verses in English verse form so that it is an easier task to concentrate on the links within the text of each member verse.

C9 Q09
When the lamp burning with inextinguishable fire
Will be found in the temple of the Vestals
Child found in fire, water passing through sieve
To perish in water Nimes, Toulouse markets fall.

C2 Q17
The field of the temple of the vestal virgin,
Not far from Elne & the Pyrenees mountains
The great tube is hidden in the trunk.
Famine, plague, war, extensive arable land
C2 Q31
In Campania the Cassilin will do so much
One will see only fields covered by waters:
Before and after the long rain
One will see nothing green except the trees

C6 Q79
Near the Tessin the inhabitants of the Loire,
Garonne and Saone, Seine, Tain and Gironde
Erect a promontory beyond the mountains,
Conflict given Pau enlarged, submerged in wave

.C6 Q23
Provisions disparaged by spirit of the realm,
And people are stirred up against their King
New peace made, holy laws become worse,
Paris was never in so severe an array.

C5 Q64

Those assembled by tranquility of great numbers
By land and sea counsel countermanded
Near Autonne Genoa, Nice in the shadow
fields & towns in revolt against chief robber

C9 Q37
Bridge and mills overturned in December,
The Garonne rises to a very high place
Walls, edifices, Toulouse overturned,
So that like a matron none will know his place

C2 Q19
Newcomers, place built without defense,
Place occupied then uninhabitable
Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure
Northern rivers overflow & vines battered

C3 Q82
Feins, Antibes, towns around Nice,
Thoroughly devastated by sea and by land
Locusts by land and sea the wind propitious
Captured, dead, bound, pillaged without law of war
C6 Q43
For a long time will she remain uninhabited,
Around where the Seine & Marne comes to water
Tried by the Thames and warriors,
Guards deceived in trusting in the repulse.

For us, the people of the twenty-first century, this is not a story we can welcome. Impotence to affect such a world-wide change means we have to believe Nostradamus was wrong and it helps that it seems outside the realm of current science expectations. Yet it seems Nostradamus foresaw the dilemma his prophecies created for those whose lives approached such ruin since he left one piece of data in his 1555 Epistle that suggests mankind survives:

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 Cesar Preface (PCE6)

The group of verses included in this Sephirot cover events that would accompany such a massive change in sea level.

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

Floods C9 Q09 C9 Q37 C6 Q23 C3 Q82 C2 Q31 C2 Q17 C5 Q64 C2 Q19 C6 Q79 C6 Q43

Nostradamus' verses giving impact of rising flood levels. 







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