I have tried to give a rational psychological base to Nostradamus' work and one result of this is that I believe it would have been contradictory for him to have seen the future at the same time as holding a belief in astrology or the-end-of-the world as foretold in old-time religious tales. However I don't think there is a contradiction because he didn't have these views; instead at the deeper level his writings seem based in science.
This is illustrated in the case of the dating mechanism using planet positions and names. It is a common misperception to believe that if Nostradamus uses placement of the planets along the zodiac then his work is meant to be astrological.
The locations of planets and stars were as precisely predictable then as they are now. This is a case of a foreknowable event that is based on science and that branch of science is astronomy. In its usage it may be used to indicate the timing of events that are good, bad or indifferent but it still doesn't automatically make it astrological. It is only if the nature of the event occurring on that date is claimed to be a result of the planetary positions that it becomes astrology. If used to mark an occasion on a calendar it can be science, but if such marks are meant to foretell the future its basis is occult. However the methods I have shown so far only show Nostradamus using astronomy as a marker for his calendar system.
Nostradamus interest in the great mutations likewise doesn't make him unscientific. Using human wit man has increasingly placed himself in a position where he can accurately foretell many things that will happen in the future. Foreknowledge of the date of Halley's-comet's return is one such example. The fate of our sun is another. We know one day it will explode but those who speak this truth are not speaking from occult belief but from a scientist's understanding of universal evolution.
My focus in this section will be on a consistent thread in the great mutations which involves war and in so doing the same scrutiny on its science versus occult origin needs to be applied. I have argued that the motivation behind Nostradamus' Prophecies was to put down in writing that which has no historical equivalent; that is new events that man has never previously faced. As I have stated before this view of Nostradamus' intent is found in his own words, in this case.
However in order for the work to remain pertinent through many centuries Nostradamus included specific events that could only be known after they occurred or in situations where they could not alter the future.
There can be no doub t that Nostradamus wrote about events that interested him but their story was a means to an end which was to show those aspects of the future which would have far-reaching unstoppable consequences.
I have argued in other papers that it is technologic change that is at the core of his prophecies especially those where immutable human self-interest presents a danger to mankind. And these conflicts over what is essentially unchangeable are the center-point of Nostradamus' presentations on war rather than the battles, their leaders and the victories or defeats.
His theme is inevitably about the technology of weapons but new weapons not ones that are just bigger or more powerful versions of those already known in the sixteenth century; they are based in revolutionary chemical, biological and atomic physics as typified over the last century.
And his theme for the protagonists is the tide of history that washes through the institutions of man making these weapons far more powerful than ever envisaged by their makers. This is clearly indicated in Quatrain 19 Centuries VII in both the visible and the anagrammatic text.
It is clear the encounter described in this verse is won and lost not through battles between men but purely by the use of a weapon. This is one of the great changes in the nature of war that has taken place since Nostradamus' time since people can be killed and places destroyed from an incredibly vast distance without the need of actual engagement with the enemy. In this case Nostradamus' words imply a form of chemical warfare and the nature of the chemical can be found in the hidden text but it also carries the institutional basis that defines the specificity of the event.
The third line has a powerful set of anagrams that are amongst the hardest to dismiss as a product of chance alone. Below I show how the letters in the original line can form a series of anagrams by placing the blanks between words in new places and treating the newly grouped letters as anagrams.
These anagrams are not frequently found in Nostradamus' Prophecies and 'factions' is the only one to occur in any other verse (two others). These three are adjacent anagrams and use every letter of the line. The words are distinctive and yet their existence is far from obvious by reading the original text. Each word makes sense and has a logical fit in the group that is formed as each can be seen as political in nature. But what is also true is that they add a valid context to the visible message which talks of a long debate over an act of war.
The last line also has a sequence of adjacent anagrams which say Actinides strange weapons (citadinse Strange eSpouuan). It could also be seen as saying Actinides generates axtual weapons. This is once again a very apt hidden reference adding considerable detail to the text and supporting the theme I have proposed. The actinides are the elements with atomic number from 89 to 103 all of which are radioactive. This series includes Uranium, Thorium and Plutonium and these are silvery-white (shining) metals which is in keeping with the description in Nostradamus' text.
There is more hidden within this verse that suggests that in the instance under discussion there is a genetic mutation of an infectious agent. (line 1 mutable.infector, L.2. And the first line with its reference to the Nicene fort provides a recognizable cipher that suggests this war is about the fundamental differences in the beliefs of the Christian religions. We therefore have the strong possibility that either one Christian sect annihilates another using nuclear materials or the Christian sects combine to annihilate believers in other religions (see C4 Q43 given below for a verse by Nostradamus that says these things).
It is clear that any discussion of the theme of war in Nostradamus' Prophecies must encompass the ideas found in this verse and it will be my aim to build upon the framework presented above in the remainder of this series.
In earlier articles I have touched on the constraints of any ability to see the future and what would be relevant to any person who could see into the far-distant future. These need expansion as I present the verses on War and this is my aim in this section.
Actinide based weapons meet my criteria of relevance but they also fulfill the requirement of being inevitable. Weapons are a product of technology and no technological advance has ever been successfully repressed or forever constrained in its use. Once found each invention has been exploited by both those with noble and ignoble intents so we can know with certainty that nuclear based-weapons will continue to be used and with time they will inevitably become the tools of greater rogues than those who already possess such arms.
There is no peace treaty or accord that will protect us eternally from their use. There will be no defense that offsets their potential harm. It is inevitable that one day the earth will be blighted by the scourge of nuclear war. The seeds of fulfillment lie in the nature of men and women and their institutions; whether the fruit of bitter, sober, deluded, gifted, lazy, indifferent or power-hungry men and women their paths and the neglect of others spawns conflict. War is the harsh reality, the inevitability, of short-lived aspirations and the impotence-rendering sum of countless institutional egos.
And Nostradamus' interest as well as mine is set by these inevitabilities since it guides what can be uncovered about what is to come. We can know the inevitable but not the minutiae. And such knowledge can be based in sound-science without occultism or astrology for much is fully knowable based on the outcomes and patterns of evolution. But it requires that we see man and his inventions as part of nature, a passing product of the evolution of the universe and life. And it is essential that we don't fall for the fallacious belief, as many do, that mankind is above other living things; that our intellect will see us through. Yes, man is as strongly protected as any snail, perhaps as omnipresent as the dinosaurs and he is able to control nature better than any colony of ants but each and every individual and every species is sub ject to the feral call that nature inevitably makes.
I present these views as I believe that Nostradamus is greatly misunderstood and that rather than his work being one of mysticism it is a disclosure of what it is possible to foresee in respect to the future. I think much of Nostradamus' writing is based on a scientific understanding of nature but some part of his prophecies resides in human abilities that are as yet little understood. His science comes from history and an understanding of the human condition. But the result is he sees the nature and the time only of those things that are inevitable. His recognition of these aspects can be seen in those parts of his prefaces to his writings where he describes his processes.
The next reference detaches his prophetic quatrains from the ramblings in the Epistle which are meant to serve another purpose but at the same time it points out that they relate solely to that which is inevitable.
The next quote states clearly that it isn't about the infinite variations of fate that determine who lives or dies, what thrives or perishes, what comes or goes but concerns happenings that are irrevocably set through the agencies of the universe.
With these guidelines as to his intent I can now proceed to identify Nostradamus' observations on the impact of wars that are yet to happen.
Nostradamus on the art of Prophecy
Although the process is unknown there is nothing at the current time that makes it impossible for us to believe that some living things can see into the future. There are, however, principles that would have to hold if such a skill was held by anyone in the past, present or future. The over-riding principle is this: The detail knowable about the future is diminished by the extent the event is changeable or exploitable.
In other words
if it can be changed or
exploited no one will ever have enough knowledge to do so. A prediction
that can be made not to happen fails to be a prediction. Another
conclusion from this is
there can never be a complete proof that
Nostradamus predicted a single event in his writings since any supposed
truth can only be seen after the event at which time it is more easily
discounted. If there is proof it can only emerge from the
of his writings not its prophetic content.
C9 Q55: Salafid Islamists create a new entity that thrives on Western disunion.
Some verses disclose little detail in their text and reserve their best messages for that which lies underneath. However in many of the war-verses the greatest detail lies in the surface message and little of value is added via its anagrams. This one has anagrams for Benelux(L.3 ), the Juras(L.4 ) and Palestine (L.2 ) while its visible text talks of war followed by a blood destroying pestilence that begins with fire in France . Its identification of the Jura Mountains in the anagrams together with the fire and pestilence tie it into the events expected in Geneva in the year 2065 (see Geneva 2065 ) but add little else of value.
Any value to be drawn from the above verse comes from its
in the year 2066 a great
illness of the blood begins in North-Western
In the previous analyses I have stated that Nostradamus' work on war is best found in the visible text and that his interest in war is in those weapons of mass devastation which had no parallel in his own day. There are a series of well-known verses by Nostradamus that have always been linked to war in the 20th century and beyond. It is worthwhile my presenting a few so that their overall span can be better seen before analyzing any of them in any depth
C01 Q63: Religious differences and fuel shortages lead to horrendous 21st C war.
C01 Q87: Two very rich cities in Greece and Spain become engaged in a lengthy war.
See my series on Nuclear events for more on the above verse.
C02 Q05: As the trumpet sounds for the final war a sub marine commander opens his orders.
C05 Q08: A Northern Califate implements biological warfare in the 21stC
My interest in presenting these verses at this point is not to read into them meanings that make them portents of our time but to illustrate that Nostradamus interest lay in powerful new weapons carried through the sky that explode and deliver vast harm via disease and devastation.
These are surely the strange weapons mentioned via the anagrams in line four of C07 Q19 which say Strange weapons axtual actinindes (Aux citadins eStrange eSpouuantal). The meaning of the original words contains their relevance as it says strange and fearful for the citizens. Nostradamus' wars are about the new and dreadful impact of modern weapons on the citizens of the world. But for us these weapons don't represent something new to be feared as they are already known and the fear is already ours.
The majority of Nostradamus' Prophecies were published in two batches, the first in 1555 and the remainder in 1558. Each release was accompanied by a preface and in these documents Nostradamus seems to be attempting to leave vital clues that are not intended for the person to whom they are dedicated. The Epistle to Henry contains considerable insight into the topics I have been pursuing in this series so it is worth examining it here.
However there is a complication and that is the material has been deliberately scrambled and presented in a manner designed to be obscure. Earlier I have used Nostradamus' statements on his process to show how well he understood the nature and limitations of his ability to see the future. Accordingly his work addresses the great themes of change which he illustrates with examples of events and technology that are somewhat extraordinary. This pattern is apparent even amongst the scramble of the Epistle.
When he presented a summary of wars in his letter to Henry he needed to be mindful of the Inquisitorial dangers to which he exposed himself. He therefore scrambles the sequence of events and deliberately writes about them in a religious and astrological style in keeping with his time but there are indications that he was laughing at himself as he wrote in this style. The following statement by Nostradamus show these aspects quite clearly.
The Epistle to Henry is most peculiar and holds two discourses covering similar events in each and presents two biblically-based calendars covering the same period but for which Nostradamus sets different time scales. The above statements about his intent are between the first and second discourse and these two discourses can present a consistent picture when stripped of the religious/astrologic shield Nostradamus said he used.
I believe the following extracts are consistent with my findings in his Prophecies and they yield vital clues to the story he tells. The basics are that there is a great war that marks out man's future and after long-lasting devastation the world will have no other major war for a thousand years.
The war is the result of a union between three powers, two in the North and one in the East, however it is a bitter, traitorous union and eventually the two from the North turn on the power from the East. The war results in pestilence and famine greater than has been known for two thousand years. One result is that the World's population drops by two-thirds shortly after the start of the war. Pregnant women are at most risk from this style of war. One of the other major consequences of the war is the elimination of institutionalized religion.
My aim is not to imply these events are true or false but to set out the nature of the visions that inspired Nostradamus to write his prophecies and so below I present the extracts that seem to me to be highly correlated to the verses in his Prophecies.
Extracts from the FIRST DISCOURSE.
Extracts from SECOND DISCOURSE
At the commencement of this series I stated that I would pursue Nostradamus' themes on war and show other modes he used to establish the dates. Having made a sound start on the first of these tasks it is now appropriate that I should integrate these findings with the dating methods to show another mode used by Nostradamus. These previous methods of establishing a unique date were based on the use of:
By using these approaches I was able to establish the dating for the Geneva events as beginning in 2065CE; in particular those events relating to the dispersal of dangerous disease agents across Europe in the year following the incidents near Geneva. The verse I am about to present is about similar events and contains a dating methods that is completely different from those given above.
C4 Q67: The heretical lair in which is cloned the man of the richest tongue.
Reading the first line and trying to make sense of it I realized that two planets being equally fiery could reasonably be taken to be the time when they are in conjunction with the Sun. This turns out to be not very often.
A close conjunction of Saturn, Mars and the Sun (less than two degrees separation) only occurs five times in the seven hundred years from 1500CE to 2200CE. The dates are 26th Jan 1555 (in Capricorn), 16th Aug 1624 (alongside Regulus in Leo), 1st Oct 1863(in Virgo), 15th Feb 1964 (in Capricorn), and 24th August 2066 (at Regulus in Leo).
It is this last date that it is of greatest interest to me since the events in the verse seem to be talking about the same incident as I have been tracking and this date uncovered here is precisely that found for the atmospheric dispersal by the other methods. The other date in the sequence that is of interest is 1555 which is the year Nostradamus' Prophecies were first officially published and it therefore represents a year zero for Nostradamus Calendar. It is therefore reasonable to add the method of an allusion to a close conjunction of three or more planets to the dating mechanisms used by Nostradamus. This is the method I use in some of my other papers.
In April 2018 I published the first of my charts that gather clusters often verses from Nostradamus' Prophecies and show how the links in their text and anagrams unite their story lines. The first of these is on the Causation events of 21st century wars. Its content illustrates all the principles and ideas presented in this paper and hence I include its chart below. All of the charts for war plus ones for other topics can be accessed through my page called Sefirot Index.
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