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Nostradamus on Gold, Silver, Paper Money (fiat) and Bonds. 
© Allan Webber 2013.

I analyze Nostradamus' quatrains on gold etc. in order to show there is more than just interest that had him include them. They are integral to a time of chaos and to the environments which foster turmoil.

The spring and summer of 2012, the 30th of March 2013 and the northern summer of 2017 are shown to be significant time points in my paper on the dating of the events in this current paper.

I will show how Nostradamus uses key code-words in his text and anagrams in order that the judgment of the reader may be set to the right story-line. This is done by allusion and ancient techniques for giving properties instead of names and vice-versa.

I want my analysis to be as complete as possible showing the number of identical and different events, their location, their origin, the people involved and to give the most accurate dating possible while recognizing the limitations a definable prediction enforces.

The stories inevitably involve corporations, corruption, fraud and new financial methods. These can be seen throughout this page with their inclusion validated and reinforced by their rarity, appropriateness, relevance to Nostradamus' text and the adjacency of supportive concepts and language.

July 2018: I have added my Sefirot chart of Nostradamus verses for this topic to the bottom of this page.

In other papers I have shown how Nostradamus fulfills his claim that he foresaw three great mutations falling upon mankind, namely the transformation of the world's environment, man's genetic makeuand the traumatic evolution of man's ancient institutions. 

These mutations manifest themselves through fire from the sky, nuclear events, devastating floods climate change and religious wars using weapons of nuclear, chemical and biological nature.

Underpinning these tales is the constant theme of beliefs that trigger the inevitable decline of man's prominence on this planet. Man's central belief that generates the inevitable path to war involve the place of Christ in history. Nostradamus details the internal and external divisions impacting on Christianity and its opponents and shows how these incompatible views are sustained in sects that have operated continuously throughout the last two millennia. 

It only takes a few verses to illustrate that what I outline above is true to Nostradamus' tone and themes and I have selected the following three quatrains for that purpose.

In the land with a climate opposite to Babylon
there will be great shedding of blood. 
Heaven will seem unjust both on land and sea and in the sky.
Sects, famine, kingdoms, plagues, confusion.
The Gods will make it appear to mankind 
that they are the authors of a great war. 
Before the sky was seen to be free of weapons and spears 
the greatest damage will be inflicted on the left.
The horrible war which is being prepared in the West 
The following year will come the pestilence 
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast,  
Blood, fire Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.

In telling such a mammoth tale Nostradamus covers issues that impact on the main theme and the purpose of this paper of mine is to show not only that Nostradamus discussed financial settings but he did so in a purposeful manner. There are quite dramatic and traumatic crises set to unroll as man's exploitative greed takes us to the brink of extinction. And just as the verses given above highlight Nostradamus' central stories the following two show that we should look with care at the topic of monetary turmoil.

Two Quatrains that provide the pillars for this paper of mine.

 C4 Q20 (Click left for full analysis)

Peace and plenty for a long time the place will prosper.
Throughout his realm the fleur-de-lys deserted:
Bodies dead by water, land that the people will bring there,
Vainly awaiting the good fortune to be buried there.

Paix vberte long temps lieu louera
Par tout Son regne deSert la fleur de lysGold  Logarithmic chart 2001 -2020
Corps morts d'eau terre la l'on aportera
Sperants vain heur d'eStre la enSeueli

The copies of gold and silver inflated
which after the theft were thrown into the lake,
at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated
All scrips and bonds will be wiped out.

Les Simulachres d'or et d'argent enflez
Qu'apres le rapt au lac furent gettez

Au deScouuert eStaincts tous et troublez
Au marbre eScript preScriptz intergetez

Why should we look with care? It is because their obscure nature implies Nostradamus was either wasting everyone's time or they hold hidden detail that is central to the telling of his story. We should also look with care because no analyst from the past has given unequivocal meaning to them so if they have purpose it lies ahead of us. My methodology differs from any in the past and it is this that gives me a unique advantage.

My technique is based on my long-standing computerized search for complex anagrams based on words from the most comprehensive list that I could access. My anagram research shows that complex words are scattered as anagrams throughout Nostradamus' Prophecies but they are not abundant and a very large percentage of these have high correlation with the text supplied by Nostradamus and to other complex anagrams found in each verse. It is this research and these techniques that I bring to bear on the two verses given above which are clearly about monetary disasters. It is the complex words not the simple ones that lower the ambiguity so it is to these I turn to show the strength and detail they deliver. 

The two verses shown above form two of the pillars influencing Nostradamus' visionary tales for this current century. The first of these takes us into the institutional issues while the second relates to the commodity and asset turmoil that they generate.


The second line of C4 Q20 holds an anagram that I would not have found of my own accord for it wasn't part of my vocabulary. The word is pseudolatry which means devotion to false gods and it is found in the lettering 'de lys Par tou ' at the end and start of the line. This is a term that many modern people of religious persuasion use to describe the decadence they see around them.

But we can also see this idea in Nostradamus' Epistle to Henry where he says:

'Events that in due time will fall upon the principal worshippers, firstly upon the temples of God; secondly, upon those who, sustained by the earth, approach such a decadence.'

I have shown in my papers on the Epistle to Henry that it is meant to serve like a key-word search-engine pointing to verses where new key-words can be found and it is doing precisely this in verse C4 Q20 where pseudolatry appears. There is only this one anagram of this word in the whole of Nostradamus' Prophecies. Importantly there is another word which occurs in the third line of C4 Q20 which is almost as rare (two occurrences) and it creates detail about the practical modern-day form of the false gods leading to decadence. It too wraps around the end of the line with the lettering ortera Corwhich produces the word Corporate. There is more to this verse but the key-words are now in place allowing me to show the links to other verses.

The next verse I want to analyse logically follows from the corporate link since it holds several anagrams for words that are distinctly of corporate relevance. These include creditors and directors (which are anagrams of each other), finance and quittance (to release from a debt, an obligation, or a penalty). The verse is shown below and its text has a ring of consistency with a theme based on corporate revolution.

Three hundred will be in accord with one will 
come to the execution of their blow, 
Twenty months after all memory 
Their king betrayed simulating feigned hate.

Trois cents Seront d'vn vouloir et accord 
Que pour venir au bout de leur attaincte  
Vingts mois apres tous et records 
Leur Roy trahi Simulant haine faincte.

There are two more anagrams in the above verse that are complex and rare and confirm the nature of the corporate action; these provide the words co-act (t acco) and revolution (n vouloir et) in the first line. As Co-act is adjacent to the anagram for directors/creditors it implies the directors conspire together. Revolution & co-act only occur in this verse while directors/creditors: and quittance are found in two others and finance in four others. They are not the only words of relevance and one of these is truly outstanding since it gives a quite startling dimension to the future. The anagram for finance (ine fainc) in the fourth line is proceeded by the anagram for Malthusian (Simulant ha).

The following is an extract from Wikipedia on this topic that is well worth reading and comparing to the verses of Nostradamus. Even by using the limited set in this paper of mine it can be seen that Nostradamus work was Malthusian in tone two hundred years before Malthus presented his ideas. And it is implied by the adjacency of the anagrams that the topic is Malthusian-finance.

Malthusianism refers primarily to ideas derived from the political/economic thought of Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus , as laid out initially in his 1798 writings, An Essay on the Principle of Population , which describes how unchecked population growth is exponential (1→2→4→8) while the growth of the food supply was expected to be arithmetical (1→2→3→4). Malthus believed there were two types of "checks" that could then reduce the population, returning it to a more sustainable level. He believed there were "preventive" checks such as moral restraints ( abstinence , delayed marriage until finances become balanced), and restricting marriage against persons suffering poverty and/or defects. Malthus believed in "positive checks", which lead to 'premature' death: disease, starvation, war, resulting in what is called a Malthusian catastrophe . The catastrophe would return population to a lower, more "sustainable", level.

Many critics believe that the basis of Malthusian theory has been fundamentally discredited in the years since the publication of Principle of Population, often citing major advances in agricultural techniques and modern reductions in human fertility. [6 ] Many modern proponents believe that the basic concept of population growth eventually outstripping resources is still fundamentally valid, and "positive checks" are still likely in humanity's future if there is no action to curb population growth. [7 ] [8]

There is one other variant of the word Malthusian in Nostradamus' Prophecies and it is only found in the first line of C10 Q6 which seems to cover the converse side of the transaction that underlies verse C5 Q37. Within this new verse the word debtors (t desbor) occurs in line one (as well as it being in three other verses) while Speculates (eSta Sepulc) occurs in the fourth line and nowhere else. In the first line the variant Malthusians occurs as mans Si hault while in the second line there is a collection of related anagrams on another aspect that have held my attention for over twenty years. This is the verse that lies at the heart of my nuclear stories as it holds anagrams for Denuclearisation, Nuclear-ions, Radio-nuclide and Radio-nuclear.

The story of the text also forms the core of my analysis of Nostradamus tales of floods in the 21st century. The links between these last three verses can then imply that the corporate creditors band together to fund debtors in the nuclear industry who are speculating on making money out of some decadent investments. This is certainly a worthy hypothesis since it presents a scenario which some might label as a worshiof false gods and in so doing it fits tightly into the story of this century as contained in other parts of Nostradamus' Prophecies.

The Gardon will flood Nīmes so high
That they will believe Deucalion reborn:
Into the colossus the greater part will flee,
Vesta tomb fire to appear extinguished.

Sardon Nemans Si hault desborderont 
Qu'on cuidera
Deucalion renaiStre
Dans le colloSSe la plus part fuyront
VeSta Sepulchre feu eStaint apparoiStre.


I begin the second pillar of this series in Nostradamus' Prophecies with verse twenty-eight in the eighth of his Centuries. 

    C8 Q28 (Click left for full analysis)

 The copies of gold and silver inflated,
 which after the theft were thrown into the lake,
 at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated
 All scrips and bonds will be wiped out.

Les Simulachres d'or et d'argent enflez
Qu'apres le rapt au lac furent gettez 
Au deScouuert eStaincts tous et troublez
Au marbre eScript preScriptz intergetez.

As shown above this verse is clearly about the impact on precious commodities and bonds at a time when it is realized the bounds have been broken. Amongst the hidden anagrams in this verse there is one at the start and end of the fourth line Gazetteer (tergetez A) that seems out of place in the context of financial matters but it appears to be there to provide insight into what Nostradamus is doing. Its association with this finance theme begins with what he always claimed. For example, throughout his Epistle to Henry and Letter to Cesar he frequently states that he has tied his Prophecies into particular places and events and we can see this in the quote below:

the greater part of the quatrains prophecies are so improper, that people have been given no way to see into them let alone understand them

Nevertheless, I wanted to leave a record in writing of the years, towns, cities and regions in which most of the events will come to pass.... Nostradamus Epistle to Henry 1558

A gazetteer is a geographical directory which holds important reference information about places and place names which are meant to be used in conjunction with a map. Although these typically contain statistics concerning geography and a regions main physical features I believe Nostradamus uses this term to indicate what cluster of factors we are meant to look out for. In quatrain C8 Q28 set out above one geographical feature that stands out in the text is the mention of a lake in the second line. 

Now the mention of a lake has its parallel in the third line of the other verse with which I began my analysis where C4 Q20 line 3 says  Bodies dead by water, land that the people will bring there. It seems reasonable to see this as detail explaining what was thrown into the lake after a great theft. It is this linking that gives this lake its geographical significance befitting the objectives of a gazetteer. Using this as the basic link for Nostradamus' verses on gold, silver and bonds confirms these ideas and allows me to expand detail on this financial theme. There are only four verses that hold an anagram of gold and of these the one I want to present is the one that encompasses much of my claims.

Under the land of the round lunar globe,
When Mercury will be dominating:
The isle of Scotland will produce a luminary,
One who will put the English into confusion

Soub s le terroir du ron d glo be lunaire 
Lors que Sera dominateur Mercure
L'isle d'EScoSSe fera vn luminaire 
Qui les Anglois mettra deSconfiture

There are two rare anagrams that tie this verse into the story of corporate finance and these are Bourses (re Soub s) in the first line and Mercature (ateur Merc) in the second. Mercature refers to commerce or trade and it only occurs here and one other verse while Bourses only occurs here. 

In the text there are clear references to places and the most prominent of these is an isle of Scotland which is obviously meant to be a small piece of land surrounded by water. But hidden in the anagrams there is another name that lies close to the anagram for gold. It occurs in this line and one other verse and once again wraps around the end of the line producing Belorussian (naire Soub s l). This word, this place does not stand alone for there is an adjacent anagram for globule found here and nowhere else in the Prophecies. In fact there is a sequence which reads round globule Belosussian (u rond- globe lu- naire Soub s l).

Here is our gazetteer at work and it hints at an allusion being used as the basis for peoples names and bodies of water used for locating specific sites for aquatically related events. By this accreditation I can extend the allusions to deduce that the isle of Scotland given in the third line most likely contains a lighthouse. Although there are over 750 islands in Scotland only a few are habitable and also have a lighthouse. By the same process it is also likely that the event in Belarus involves small droplets. All this confines the story but it doesn't and can't define it with a degree of precision in defiance of the laws of prophecy.

There are several other verses that contain anagrams of Belarus and its alternate names however the route I want to follow now involves other quatrains that speak openly of silver and gold. There are seven in total and of these I choose to present C1 Q53 because its hidden anagrams hold one of great rarity and importance. This choice of mine finds support in Nostradamus' Epistle to Henry where a small segment parallels the quatrain that follows and talks in terms of a gazetteer of the type I have described for the foregoing verse. 

And in these times and in these countries the infernal power will be put against the Church of Jesus Christ, the power and adversaries to their law. This will constitute of the second Antichrist, who will persecute that Church. Nostradamus Epistle to Henry 1558 H8b.3

   C1 Q53 (Click left for full analysis)

Alas, how we will see a great nation sorely tormented
and the holy law in utter ruin
All of Christianity under the laws of others 
when a new source of gold and silver is discovered.

Las quon verra grand peuple tourmente
Et la loy Saincte en totale ruine 
Par autres loix toute la ChreStiente 
Quand d'or d'argent trouue nouuelle mine.

Below I show the full extent of anagrams found in the first line and in so doing it is apparent that petroleum becomes as great a threat as Russian Communism did in the last century. (In this presentation adjacent anagrams are separated by hyphens and Capitalized words show they are formed from anagrams containing a capital or long-ess). By means of the anagrams detail is given to the text's reference to the tormenting of a great nation.

Line 1.   petroleum-Equals- no-graver- route prearranged-men-underpopulate. 

The temple that trades Olympic medals for a greater good.

The gazetteer set out by Nostradamus is not unrelated to the concept of search-engines that we use today. As I present this paper I am constantly showing that connections exist in Nostradamus' Prophecies based on English anagrams. As preposterous as this may seem at first the evidence I present is unable to be easily dismissed as the product of a charlatan who manipulates the data to his own end or who uses the rules of probability in a false and deceitful manner. The anagrams exist, they are complex, they are rare and they have powerful resonance with Nostradamus message in each verse.

In this series of verses I am showing those where Nostradamus openly mentions gold and silver and through them builds a set of cohesive stories based on several independent themes.

 I have also connected many of them to passages in Nostradamus' Epistle to Henry which I argue provides a gateway for identifying key topics in the Prophecies.

And amongst the many powerful examples I have produced throughout my papers the one I present next rates with the best. I begin with a passage from the Epistle and invite the reader to compare it to the tone of the verse in order to confirm that this is likely to be a powerful key despite the quite vague terminology of the verse.

I further invite the reader to read the verse with a theme in mind that I will establish via the hidden anagrams. Read it and see if the verse has meaning if it were describing a person who sells silver medals won in an Olympic competition then read beneath the verse the internal evidence for such a view.  

H2.1 Lycurgus, who saw the offerings and gifts brought as sacrifices to the temples of the immortal gods of that age and in the end they ceased to be amazed so that many fresh dedications were not put or presented to the temple. Nostradamus Epistle to Henry 1558

 C6 Q09 (Click left for full analysis)

In the sacred temples scandals will be perpetrated
They will be reckoned as honors and commendations:
Of one of whom they engrave medals of silver and gold
The end will be in very strange torments.

Aux Sacrez temples Seront faicts eScandales
Comptez Seront par honneurs et louanges
D'vn que on graue d'argent d'or les medalles
La fin Sera en tormens bien eStranges

Now our gazetteer should use a complex, rare anagram to clarify the theme. This it does for in line two we have tpar honne which is the only anagram for Parthenon in the Prophecies. The Parthenon is the sacred temple of Athena in Athens the city where the idea of the Olympic games was conceived. There is also an anagram for Competes wrapped around that same line as es Compte and this too is rare with only one other version occurring anywhere else.

Together these two words direct our mind to a special type of contest and this is emphasized by one further anagram that is uniquely found in the third line where or les medal forms medalleros which is Spanish for a medal awarded in competition. These words tied as they are to the message of this verse are quite powerful even at this point but it turns out that other verses reinforce this scheme in a dramatic way.

So the hidden verse has a true gazetteer function offering us place (Athens), setting (competes) and detail (medalleros). In so doing there is a hint of Spain as well as Greece that is delivered by the choice of words.

The above anagrams together with others that can be found in this verse form a hidden story that hints at the sale of Olympic medals to helpay for an operation.

Once I had made the above connections to the value of Olympic medals I realized that the nature of the silver and gold content was highly relevant. The medals are actually alloys not pure gold, silver or copper. The Bronze medal contains 97.5% copper while the silver and gold medals both contain about 92.5% silver. The gold medal appears to be gold because there is 6% gold applied as a gilt to the surface. Since gilt is a four letter word I had not tried to search for its anagrams before 21st March 2013. What I found on this date interested me greatly. 

There are only three anagrams of gilt and one of them has an adjacent anagram of over and another has an anagram for overvalued. These words even at first glance seem unusually placed but the text of the two verses offer a parallel story that offers considerable detail when connected to the Goddess Athena in her guise as Pallas Athena. And the verse holding overvalued-gilt has other strong references to monetary value and the Olympics. Below are two lines that reveal the closeness of their stories:

  • C7 Q38 L.1   The elder royal one on a frisky horse
  • C10 Q34 L.3 Via a rough, performing horse,

One of the attributes of Athena is as a shrewd companion of heroes and she is the goddess of heroic endeavor. This makes her name and place of worshia useful allusion for the medal winners in heroic fields including horse riding. 

The Gaul who will hold the empire through war,
He will be betrayed by his minor brother-in-law
Via a rough performing horse,
The brother will be hated for the deed for a long time.

Gauloys qu'empire par guerre occupera
Par Son beau frere mineur Sera trahy
Par cheval rude voltigeant
Du fait le frere long temps Sera hay.

Now the financial references in this verse come from the second and third lines where ur Sera tra yields treasurer and eval rude vo-ltig offers overvalued-gilt. This is the only anagram of overvalued but there are three others of treasurer so they are once again rare and complex and of high improbability by chance alone.

But it is the anagram in the first line that made me sit uand take notice for the lettering loys quempi is the only anagram of olympiques in the Prophecies (there is also one occurrence of Olympique in the text but no hidden anagrams). There are two words that are not quite as rare that can be found in the first line that despite their greater frequency will prove relevant to my analysis. There are two anagrams for Prague (upera G and par gue) the capital of the Czech Republic and one for impure (uempir) which correlates to the idea of the gold medal being gilt in nature.

Together these verses construct a story of two Royal brothers taking part in the Olympics later in this Century and the younger brother winning a gold medal. But in the process he causes his brother considerable injury requiring an operation. In order to fund this the younger brother is forced to sell his gold medal and in respect for the family it is bought by the Prague treasurer at a price higher than its metal content.

At a later stage I will show these brothers are critical to the story of the Antichrist. It is interesting that the story of gold and silver take this particular path with the metals being identifiers of people rather than financial turmoil but such an outcome is consistent with my claim I cannot choose the tales within Nostradamus' quatrains, they are shaped by consistent relationshito the themes he proudly proclaims throughout all his works.


The Great Bullion Fraud of the 21st century.

It is trails such as those shown above that allow me to amplify the meaning of my second pillar based around C8 Q28. This verse has strong links to C9 Q12 since both hold a complex word simulachres meaning an imitation or representation. And both verses have independent references to a lake. Also each refers to both silver and gold. I believe these verses conceal a tale of massive fraud. Read the two of them in the context of a deliberate sub stitution of bullion reserves with debased ingots and the falsification of the documentation of their purity and you have the basis of a tale that fulfills these two quatrains.

The copies of gold and silver inflated, 
which after the theft were thrown into the lake,
at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated
All scrips and bonds will be wiped out.

So much silver of Diana and Mercury,
The images will be found in the lake:
The sculptor looking for new clay
He and his followers will be steeped in gold.

From the narrative in these quatrains it seems reasonable to deduce that the plates used to produce the documents issued to the owners of the false bullion ingots are dumped in a lake only to be discovered by a sculptor seeking for a source of a unique clay. It is this discovery that brings upon a financial crisis of confidence. There is then a complete collapse in the value of bonds and other paper instruments while the price of genuine gold and silver soars.

But why is such a tale set out so clearly in Nostradamus Prophecies? Events involving greed, falsification and fraud abound in the history of men yet Nostradamus doesn't mention them much if at all. This is not a reference to a tulicraze nor of a South Sea bub ble. It is not the crash of 1929 nor that of 1987 or 2008. So why this one involving fraudulent paper backing the value of debased gold and silver?

Such an event is not the great shaper of man's destiny yet it is important enough for Nostradamus to describe it well. And how much can we really know from such verses?

Such information may be of slight interest to a prophet but is dearly sought by men of all ages and given unique access they would surely seek to exploit it.

But it is surely laughable that anyone would believe Nostradamus penned such stuff for the benefit of greedy men 500 years beyond his time. If it has importance it will be as Nostradamus claimed; a provision of time and place surrounding the people who will instigate the greatest mutation of man's institutions. And significantly it is the last line of C8 Q28 that holds the anagram of gazetteer, a word suggesting Nostradamus used personal allegories in his verses.

The word simulachres is critical in achieving this end. Although no such word exists in any modern language both the English and French language have the word simulacre which is a reference to things which look real but which aren't. /p>

Nostradamus uses the word simulacres only once in his text but in Centuries 8 and 9 he has three occurrences of simulachres. This variant spelling therefore seems to have been a deliberate choice.

The third of these occurrences I can identify clearly with a specific date in the last century, i.e. June 8 1968. On this day James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King, was captured at Heathrow airport in London. He was using the pseudonym Ramon George Sneyd, a distinctive name which occurs as an anagram in the second line of C8 Q80 (moyen Segrand Roge). This line also holds the much more simplistic anagrams for money dangers.

It is the next line of that verse that holds the word simulachres which is an apt wording for a pseudonym on a false passport ( click here for more on James Ray). The text of the two lines holding these key words are as pertinent as usual since they suggest James Earl Ray was part of the initial events that will destroy man's current institutions.

The blood of innocents, widow and virgin, 
so many evils committed by means of the Great Red One, 
holy images placed over burning candles,
terrified by fear, none will be seen to move.

This diversion to the third of the verses containing the word simulachres reinforces the idea that the unusual spelling has a consistent purpose. Contained within its spelling we can find anagrams for Charles, musical and search/arches. In the two other verses given above that hold this same word we can see adjacent anagrams of Charles-misuse which is in keeping with the theme of fraudulent conversion of bullion reserves.

The mention of a lake in both verses may point to Lac Charles in Louisiana or to any one of numerous similarly-named reservoirs found in the USA. And it may at the same time point to the name of an individual. It is unlikely that this reference can be definitively developed given the natural bounds of prophecy but what Nostradamus was capable of offering was classical allusions that mirror the event.

In C9 Q12, which also holds the variant form, both the Roman gods Diana and Mercury are named and these classical beings linked together offer valuable clues to the future held in these verses. Mercury has immediate relevance being the god of commerce and finance while Diana is the Goddess of hunting and Birth. However Diana and the Greek Goddess Artemis are considered to be the same which then links Diana to both gold and silver. In addition Artemis is known as the silver one while her twin brother Apollo is the god of gold.

All three, Artemis, Apollo and Mercury had the power of flight, a unifying feature that is common amongst the corporate institutions of our day. Mercury like Apollo was a god of music and since the word musical is shaped from the lettering of simulachres it too is likely to be a pertinent attribute for our gazetteer.

The naming of these Gods has a final twist. The myths of Diana include the story of Diana Nemorensis. This is covered in a website titled Lake Nemi:Diana's Sacred Grove. It is the story of human sacrifice and it concludes with the following poetic allusion.

"From the still glassy lake that sleeps
Beneath Aricia’s trees
Those trees in whose dim shadow
The ghastly priest doth reign,
The priest who slew the slayer,
And shall himself be slain

Thomas Babbington Macaulay, The Battle of the Lake Regillus (X)

The above sect of the virgin Diana, goddess of birthing merged in later years into the tale of the Madonna. It is likely that these verses deal with a sect that has a tradition similar to that given above and describes a group that leaves a trail of religious assassination/sacrifice throughout our time.

Chart of Nostradamus verses on gold debasement




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