Prophecies Of Nostradamus
After another visit to Italy, Nostradamus began to move away from medicine and toward the "occult". Following popular trends, he wrote an almanac for 1550, for the first time in print Latinising his name to Nostradamus. He was so encouraged by the almanac's success that he decided to write one or more annually. Taken together, they are known to have contained at least 6,338 prophecies, as well as at least eleven annual calendars, all of them starting on 1 January and not, as is sometimes supposed, in March. It was mainly in response to the almanacs that the nobility and other prominent persons from far away soon started asking for horoscopes and "psychic" advice from him, though he generally expected his clients to supply the birth charts on which these would be based, rather than calculating them himself as a professional astrologer would have done. When obliged to attempt this himself on the basis of the published tables of the day, he frequently made errors and failed to adjust the figures for his clients' place or time of birth.[c]
Prophecies of Nostradamus
He then began his project of writing a book of one thousand mainly French quatrains, which constitute the largely undated prophecies for which he is most famous today. Feeling vulnerable to opposition on religious grounds, however, he devised a method of obscuring his meaning by using "Virgilianised" syntax, word games and a mixture of other languages such as Greek, Italian, Latin, and Provençal. For technical reasons connected with their publication in three instalments (the publisher of the third and last instalment seems to have been unwilling to start it in the middle of a "Century," or book of 100 verses), the last fifty-eight quatrains of the seventh "Century" have not survived in any extant edition.
Research suggests that much of his prophetic work paraphrases collections of ancient end-of-the-world prophecies (mainly Bible-based), supplemented with references to historical events and anthologies of omen reports, and then projects those into the future in part with the aid of comparative horoscopy. Hence the many predictions involving ancient figures such as Sulla, Gaius Marius, Nero, and others, as well as his descriptions of "battles in the clouds" and "frogs falling from the sky". Astrology itself is mentioned only twice in Nostradamus's Preface and 41 times in the Centuries themselves, but more frequently in his dedicatory Letter to King Henry II. In the last quatrain of his sixth century he specifically attacks astrologers.
Many of Nostradamus's supporters believe his prophecies are genuine. Owing to the subjective nature of these interpretations, however, no two of them completely agree on what Nostradamus predicted, whether for the past or for the future. Many supporters, however, do agree, for example, that he predicted the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and of Adolf Hitler,[e] both world wars, and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Popular authors frequently claim that he predicted whatever major event had just happened at the time of each of their book's publication, such as the Apollo Moon landing in 1969, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. This 'movable feast' aspect appears to be characteristic of the genre.
A two-part translation of Jean-Charles de Fontbrune's Nostradamus: historien et prophète was published in 1980, and John Hogue has published a number of books on Nostradamus from about 1987, including Nostradamus and the Millennium: Predictions of the Future, Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies (1999) and Nostradamus: A Life and Myth (2003). In 1992 one commentator who claimed to be able to contact Nostradamus under hypnosis even had him "interpreting" his own verse X.6 (a prediction specifically about floods in southern France around the city of Nîmes and people taking refuge in its collosse, or Colosseum, a Roman amphitheatre now known as the Arènes) as a prediction of an undated attack on the Pentagon, despite the historical seer's clear statement in his dedicatory letter to King Henri II that his prophecies were about Europe, North Africa and part of Asia Minor.
With the exception of Roberts, these books and their many popular imitators were almost unanimous not merely about Nostradamus's powers of prophecy but also in inventing intriguing aspects of his purported biography: that he had been a descendant of the Israelite tribe of Issachar; he had been educated by his grandfathers, who had both been physicians to the court of Good King René of Provence; he had attended Montpellier University in 1525 to gain his first degree; after returning there in 1529, he had successfully taken his medical doctorate; he had gone on to lecture in the Medical Faculty there, until his views became too unpopular; he had supported the heliocentric view of the universe; he had travelled to the Habsburg Netherlands, where he had composed prophecies at the abbey of Orval; in the course of his travels, he had performed a variety of prodigies, including identifying future Pope, Sixtus V, who was then only a seminary monk. He is credited with having successfully cured the Plague at Aix-en-Provence and elsewhere; he had engaged in scrying, using either a magic mirror or a bowl of water; he had been joined by his secretary Chavigny at Easter 1554; having published the first installment of his Prophéties, he had been summoned by Queen Catherine de' Medici to Paris in 1556 to discuss with her his prophecy at quatrain I.35 that her husband King Henri II would be killed in a duel; he had examined the royal children at Blois; he had bequeathed to his son a "lost book" of his own prophetic paintings;[f] he had been buried standing up; and he had been found, when dug up at the French Revolution, to be wearing a medallion bearing the exact date of his disinterment. This was first recorded by Samuel Pepys as early as 1667, long before the French Revolution. Pepys records in his celebrated diary a legend that, before his death, Nostradamus made the townsfolk swear that his grave would never be disturbed; but that 60 years later his body was exhumed, whereupon a brass plaque was found on his chest correctly stating the date and time when his grave would be opened and cursing the exhumers.
The prophecies retold and expanded by Nostradamus figured largely in popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as being the subject of hundreds of books (both fiction and nonfiction), Nostradamus's life has been depicted in several films and videos, and his life and writings continue to be a subject of media interest.
Famed French astrologer, Michel de Nostredame - commonly known simply as Nostradamus - prepared a book of chilling predictions called Les Prophéties, which he published over 450 years ago. And, despite the book's age, many of his predictions have proven to come true.The contents of the book made dire predictions about World War II, Adolf Hitler's rise to power and the French Revolution, all of which were eerily accurate. Not only did he predict these events, but he successfully predicted the assassination of the 35th US President John F. Kennedy, and even the September 11 terror attacks against the World Trade Center.Although his predictions never have a specific date attached to them, here are some that could come true in 2023:console.log("BODY2. CatId is:"+catID);if(catID==120)console.log("BODY. 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Man will be agitated and eat his friend in despair."These words, apparently, predict that the cost of living will only continue to rise in 2023, and leave many hoping that the reference to cannibalism is only metaphorical. A depction of 15th century French astrologer Michel de Nostredame, or Nostradamus. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)The Great War of 2023One line in the mystic's book stands out in particular, and it reads: "Seven months of great war, people die because of evil but their light will not fall into the hands of the king."This prediction could refer to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine that runs the risk of turning into World War Three, should it escalate further. However, there is dispute regarding the analysis of this line, since the war has surpassed seven months and is approaching the one year mark. Change on the British IslesThe most recent world event that people have claimed is linked to his book was the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022. Following her death, the book broke sale records, and it seems to be linked to the following prediction:"Because they disapproved of his divorce, a man who, later, they considered unworthy, the people will force out the King of the Islands, a man will replace him who never expected to be king."Some consider the passage to be referring to King Charles III and his famous divorce from Diana, Princess of Wales. They believe that, based on this, the King will abdicate in the coming year. Moreso, they believe that the prediction states that he will be replaced by Prince Harry, rather than heir to the throne, William, Prince of Wales, due to the reference to a man "who never expected to be king."An off-planet disaster for Elon MuskThe astrologer predicted in his book that humanity's quest to colonize Mars - a quest which is being led by Elon Musk's SpaceX - may come to an end in 2023.SpaceX SN15 starship prototype liftoffs from the company's starship facility in Boca Chica, Texas, US, May 5, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins)The prophet wrote: Heavenly fire when the lights of mars go out," and with Musk repeatedly promising a plan to reach Mars, something terrible could happen to the first humans who eventually reach the red planet.Dry land to get drier and a forecast of floodsThe earth may suffer another climate disaster in 2023, according to the words of Nostradamus. "The dry land will dry up even more and there will be great floods when you see the rainbow," he wrote. As climate change continues to worsen, this forecast doesn't seem far-fetched for the coming year.Riots and revenge in the streetsThe prophet wrote in his book: "Sooner or later you will see great changes made - horrors and terrible revenges." This prediction implies that there will be more social upheavals and civil rebellion in the coming months. The astrologer went on to write: "Trumpets are shaking in great controversy," and "an agreement that has been broken," which once again alludes in some way to a rebellion or revolution somewhere on Earth in 2023.The speculations are that the prophecy refers to the riots in Iran following the death of Mehsa Amini, which are not expected to stop soon and are even predicted to escalate.What events did Nostradamus accurately predict in the past?One of Nostradamus's most cryptic prophecies is believed by many to have been foreshadowing the Great Fire of London in 1666.The full quote reads as follows: "The blood of the just will commit a fault at London, burnt through lightning of twenty threes the six: The ancient lady will fall from her high place, several of the same sect will be killed." A depiction of the Great Fire of London, 1666. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)According to Sky History, the reason why some believe it to be in reference to the deadly fire of the 17th century is that "twenty-threes the six" could be interpreted as 20x3+6, which equals 66, as in, 1966.However, they add, the passage remains disputed as the fire was started by a flame in a bakery and not by lightning, and the reference to an ancient lady puzzles people to this day.One of the great mystic's more chilling prophecies is thought to allude to the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1930s Germany and the ensuing Holocaust, as he wrote: "From the depths of the West of Europe, a young child will be born to poor people, he who by his tongue will seduce a great troop; his fame will increase towards the realm of the East."Later, he writes: "Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers, the greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister. Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, when the child of Germany observes nothing."It's important to note that the word Hister is simply the Latin term for the Danube river, and is not the most enthralling part of the 450-year-old prophecy.Hitler's rise to power and the invasion of Poland and Europe at large was assisted in part by his oratory talents, and so the line " by his tongue will seduce a great troop," is thought by some to be a direct reference to these events.Other widely-believed prophecies included the assassination of Kennedy following extensive death threats ("The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt, an evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition") and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ("Near the gates and within two cities, there will be scourges the like of which was never seen, famine within plague, people put out by steel, crying to the great immortal God for relief.")Most notably, some believe that Nostradamus predicted the September 11 attacks with the passage: "Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth will cause tremors around the New City, two great rocks will war for a long time." 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