Nostradamus :: On His Prophecies
The other day I picked up a book on one of the most popular topics of all times - NOSTRADAMUS The Complete Prophecies for The Future by Mario Reading. I had heard a lot about Ol' Nostradamus and his prophecies having come true shortly after the 9/11 attack in New York, but this was the first time I really spent time on reading through the book itself.
Not knowing what the fuss was all about, and with casualness, I started to flip through the pages only to get a sad and sunken feeling in my heart - pages after...What struck me was the realisation of the carefully planned human massacare split over a period of time in the world of everyday madness. This feeling of life on this planet being so fragile and cheap is almost so prominent in Nostradamus's verses that whatever humans have achieved so far or would achieve is merely laughable given the fact that everything's going to be cinders one day and be forgotten.
What the book claims is really that Nostradamus's prophecies actually did come true, as interpretators spent ages trying to decrypt his verses and finally matching them with the world's events. Some of the major events in the 21st Century that have already come true include the assassination of a powerful political leader Benazir Bhutto, the 2008 Financial Meltdown suffered by many, the New Orleans floods, the Iraq War, the Twin Tower disaster, and not forgetting the Boxing Day Tsunami. Not stopping here, Nostradamus had also predicted much serious events that are yet to happen, like;
- 2035 the birth of the Third Antichrist
- 2040 the demise of the British Monarchy
- 2062 a worldwide epidemic
- 2065 the break-up of the european Union
- 2070 the outbreak of World War II
What's surprising is that a normal looking man called Michel De Nostredame (1503-66) managed to write his prophecies with such accuracy as observed today, centuries later, for us to be forewarned perhaps? It is said that as an alchemist, Nostradamus had mixed together events as a part of his profession and used the same effect in his verses to write his prophecies. Hence, when interpretators read his works, they are often advised to decrypt the complete verse and view it as a whole, rather than decrypting line-by-line that many possibly not have a stand-alone meaning.
I'm leaving you with one of his prophecies to reflect on:
Subject - FINANCIAL MELTDOWN/CREDIT CRUNCH
Date - 2008
Quatrain - 28/8
"Les simularchres d'or & argent enflez,
Qu'apres le rapt au lac furent gettez
Au desouvert estaincts tous & troublez.
Au marbre escript prescripz intergetez."
Fake versions of gold and silvers multiply
Such that after the abduction that are thrown into the lake
On their rediscovery, global exhaustion and trouble
All debts are voided.