To warn humanity about future calamity while not

adversely effecting humanity's future.
To perceive the timeline of universal existence.
Stare at Scenarios with guidance from Stars

b. Dec. 14, 1503, d. July 2, 1566

NOSTRADAMUS Timeline

1503 - Born - Michel de Nostredame in St. Remy, France Dec 14. 1525 - Studied medicine in Montpellier and set up practice at age 22. 1534 - Married and lost his first wife and two children to the plague.

1550 - Moved to Salon-de-Provence and began writing a
series of prophecies in quatrains, four-line rhyming verses.

1554 - Married Anne Ponsart Gemelle in town of Salon,
France.

1555 - Nostradamus published his first set of 100 quatrains.
1564 - Nostradamus was appointed Royal Physician to King Charles IX. On July 1, 1566 Nostradamus offered his final prediction to his priest. In response to the priest's farewell of "Until tomorrow," Nostradamus is said to have answered: "You will not find me alive at sunrise."

1566 - Died - July 2.

Biography: Baptised a Christian to conceal his Jewish heritage during a period of violent anti-Semitism, Michel grew up in a lively, prosperous (his father Jacques was a notary) and warm household.

He was an enthusiastic and gifted student, with exceptional
mathematical ability and a great love and mastery of

astrology (known then as "celestial science").
His grandfathers Jean de Rémy and Pierre de Nostredame (both of them doctors) noticed that Michel displayed a remarkable talent for prophecy at a very young age and they both taught him daily.

At age 14, Michel studied in the city of Avignon, capital of the papal enclave in Provence. There he was taught philosophy, grammar and rhetoric by Catholic priests, but in his free time, he studied the occult and astrological books

in the renowned papal library. His open defense of the
astrologer Copernicus alarmed his family, who were afraid

it might draw attention to them. Michel did have a
traumatizing experience, witnessing his nanny being burned at the stake as an accused witch; perhaps that is one reason why he was to go to great lengths eluding the Inquisitors later in his life.

Nostradamus acquired a great reputation as a doctor by
treating victims of the bubonic plague (Le Charbon) which ravaged that part of Europe. His methodology contravened established medical practice of the period, since he opposed the traditional treatment of "bleeding" patients to rid them of disease. He invented an oral vitamin C supplement (rose pills) to enhance immune response in his patients. He met with considerable skepticism among his medical peers at the time.

By 1566, Nostradamus's gout, turned into edema, or dropsy
and he died on 2 July.

o The prophecies are written as four-lined rhymed verses (quatrains) in vague, often cryptic language.

o Nostradamus' fondness for anagrams and his
penchant for sprinkling his verses with Hebrew,

Latin, and Portuguese words further complicates
interpretation of his predictions.

o Some interpreters say the verses can be applied
to anything, or nothing!

Because Nostradamus included very few dates in his prophecies and because, additionally, he did not organize them into a chronological order, the verses have been constantly reinterpreted since the time of their publication. Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are the result of misinterpretations, understood retroactively,

or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. ‘He wrote what divine spirit made known to him’ So U read similarly! God help U!

Books about Nostradamus:
1) Nostradamus — the New Revelations, John Hogue, 1994, Element Inc., Rockport, MA. 2) The Further Prophecies of Nostradamus — 1985 and Beyond, Erika Cheetham, 1985, Perigee Books, division of The Putnam Publishing Group, New York. 3) Conversations with Nostradamus: His Prophesies Explained, 2 vols., rev. ed., Dolores Cannon, 1992, Ozark Mountain Publishers.

4) Nostradamus and the Millennium, John Hogue, 1987
(reprinted May 1997 by HarperCollins).

From Preface: Understand me well. I do not say that the knowledge of this matter cannot yet impress itself upon human mind, nor do I say that very distant events are not within the knowledge of reasoning man.

If future events are merely the creation of the
intellectual soul out of current events, they are not

by any means too greatly hidden from him, nor, on
the other hand, can they be said to be revealed at

all.

But the perfect knowledge of events cannot be acquired without divine inspiration since all prophetic inspiration receives its prime motivating force from

• God the Creator, then from
• good fortune and nature.

• For this reason, the presage occurs in part, where
it has been predicted, in proportion to the extent to

which similar events have manifested themselves
similarly or have failed to manifest themselves.

For the human intellectual understanding, cannot see hidden things unless aided by • the voice coming from the limbo via the thin flame; showing in what direction future events incline. • A prophet, is one who sees distant things through a natural knowledge of all creatures. • I would not assume the name or power of a prophet._ Nostradamus

• “Revealing in writing that which the Divine Spirit

has made known, through the revolutions of the
stars, to the common benefit of mankind” • Events of human origin are uncertain, but all is regulated and governed by the incalculable

power of God, inspiring us through the influences
of the stars. Only those divinely inspired can predict particular things in a prophetic spirit.

As the true Saviour said, "Give not that which is holy unto
dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn and rend you." This has been the cause of my withholding my tongue from the profane, and my pen from paper. Later, because of the vulgar advent, I decided to give way and, by dark and cryptic sentences, tell of the causes of the future mutation of mankind; especially the most urgent ones, and the ones I perceived, and in a manner that would not

upset their fragile sentiments.

• By means of the Immortal God, and his good Angels, they received the spirit of prophecy, by which they see distant things and foresee future events. • For nothing can be accomplished without Him whose power and goodness to His creatures is so great that as long as these dwell in them, much as they may be exposed to other influences, on account of their good genius this prophetic heat and power approaches us. • It approaches us like the rays of the sun, which cast their influence on bodies both elementary and nonelementary.

It is manifested chiefly by two means which are contained in the understanding of the inspired one who prophesies.

One comes by infusion: clearing the supernatural light
for the person who predicts by Astrology; making it possible to predict through inspired revelation.

The other is a fixed participation of the Divine

eternity.
By means of it, the Prophet comes to judge what has been

given him by his divine spirit through God the Creator and
his natural intuition.

So that what is predicted, and is true, has an ethereal origin. This light and the thin flame are altogether efficacious, and are of heavenly origin no less than natural light.

And it is the latter which renders philosophers so sure of
themselves that by means of the principles of the first cause they have penetrated to the innermost cores of the loftiest of doctrines. But an end to this, for I must not stray too far from the future capacity of senses.

With divine inspiration integrated with astrological

computations, one can name places and periods of time
accurately: an occult property obtained through divine virtue,

power and ability. By means of this, past, present and future
become but one eternity - for all things are naked and open. Understand that things which are to happen can be prophesied by the lights of the sky at night, which are natural, coupled with the spirit of prophecy. I would not assume the name or power of a prophet. It is as a mortal man, whose senses revealed inspiration places no further from Heaven

than his feet are from the ground.

• The sword of death is approaching us, as pestilence, war, and famine. This famine returns to earth, often, according to the words, "I will visit their iniquities with a rod of iron, and will strike them with blows." • For the mercy of the Lord, shall not be extended for a long time, not until prophecies will have become resolved, by accomplishment . Then, several times during the sinister storms, the Lord will say, "I will trample them, and break them, and not show pity."

By using cryptic language, Nostradamus hoped to conceal his foreknowledge from the arrogant rulers of the earth while revealing it to humble messengers of

God who would study his writings for love of
humanity.

In walking this tightrope of his prophetic
responsibility, Nostradamus could only partially rely

on his linguistic skill to obscure the true meaning of
his prophecies from most but not all people

Invariably, as Nostradamus explains, he had to rely
on his faith that God would only reveal crucial facts

about future events to messengers who would not
use the information to humanity's detriment.

Nostradamus cloaked his valuable prophetic insights
because he was acutely aware that he was charged

with this enormous responsibility to warn humanity
about future calamity while not adversely effecting humanity's future.

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Regardless of the causes of his

prophetic inaccuracies, when his
failures are regarded together with

his successes Nostradamus
undoubtedly stands the test of time

as a true prophet or a topic for
research.

Nostradamus predicted events that were naturally unpredictable, such as the detailed happenings during a specific timeframe, five hundred years into his future involving people not yet born in his lifetime. Nostradamus‘

clearest predictions would be virtually impossible to guess
in a single chance. For example, he clearly predicted that

England, a minor naval power in his day, would have a
sea-based empire that would be the most powerful in the world for three hundred years. From the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century England did have this empire.

• 10q100 - A great empire • England became a will be for England, sea-based empire that • The all-powerful one through the sea for displaced other's, more than 300 years: including Portugal, and • Great forces will pass made England the by land and sea, • The Portuguese will not world's most dominant be satisfied. sea-based power

“From the enslaved populace, songs, Chants and demands While princes and lords are held captive in prisons. These will in the future by headless idiots Be received as divine prayers.” • In 1789, the French people decided they’d had enough of poor aristocratic rule and revolted. • The peasants (enslaved populace) took control of Paris and forced their demands on royalty. • The aristocracy (princes and lords) were taken from power were locked in the Bastille (prisons) and beheaded at the guillotine (headless idiots).

"The blood of the just will be demanded of London Burnt by fire in the year '66 The ancient Lady will fall from her high place And many of the same sect will be killed." What happened: The small fire that started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane in London September 2, 1666 (in the year '66) turned into a three day blaze that consumed the city.

[IV.32] In those times and places that meat gives way to fish the law of commune will be opposed. The old order will hold strong, then removed from the scene, then all things common among friends put far behind. _ [Could U C this in1990?]

During the early 1990s in Soviet Union and Communist Europe
(in those times and places), when the economic condition in

these countries deteriorated (meat gave way to fish),
Communism (the law of commune) was opposed by the people. The old leaders were removed from powers. Ultimately Communism (all things common among friends - equality among friends - comrades) collapsed.

o In the 460 years since Nostradamus penned his prophecies, he has become a widely heralded prophet in history because of the accuracy of his prognostications. o Despite the continuous worldwide acclaim of his

prophecies since the Middle Ages up through the modern
era, there has also existed a vocal group of Nostradamus

detractors who adamantly refuse to concede that he
accurately predicted the future. o They believe that he was a fraud that was devoid of any supernatural influence.

Recent research has shown that most of his prophetic work

was based on paraphrasing collections of ancient end-ofthe world prophecies (mainly Bible-based) and

supplementing their insights by projecting known historical
events and identifiable anthologies of omen-reports into the future. His major prophetic source was evidently the Mirabilis Liber of 1522, which contained a range of prophecies by Pseudo-Methodius, the Tiburtine Sibyl, Joachim of Fiore, Savonarola and others (his Preface contains no less than 24 biblical quotations, all but two of

them in exactly the same order as Savonarola).

His methodology, was mainly literary, and it is doubtful whether Nostradamus used any particular methods for entering a trance state, other than contemplation, meditation and incubation (i.e. ritually 'sleeping on it'). The legend that

he attempted the ancient methods of flame gazing, water
gazing or both simultaneously is based on an uninformed

reading of his first two verses, which merely liken his own
efforts to those of the Delphic and Branchidic oracles. He described his method as: "emptying my soul, mind and heart of all care, worry and unease through mental calm and tranquility"

• End of the World time period of 1999 to 2012 is happily
over and WW III is not round the corner. • About more mundane predictions on natural disasters and local war like terrorism, there are no predictions to verify whether Nostradamus made any solutions to these. • Make interpretation in clearer language, so that despite their obscurities these things shall be understood: Now the time comes for the removal of ignorance, the matter be clearer still.

In general, many of Nostradamus' prophecies include 16thcentury French terms that aren't clear to most modern interpreters. Particular words could be interpreted in any number of ways, and they can be twisted easily to fit an actual event. In Nostradamus' time, for example, "Hister" referred to a geographical region near the Danube river. Most likely, skeptics argue, Nostradamus was

referring to this area, not to a person. (Hitler was in fact
born near the Danube river, so many believers actually

embrace this interpretation).

The compelling argument against Nostradamus' powers is that his apparent "hits" are the result of random chance and creative interpretation. There are about a thousand quatrains, most containing more than one prediction and all but a few described in vague, obscure terms. Over the course of hundreds of years, it's certainly possible that some events

would line up with some predictions, simply by coincidence.
In fact, Nostradamus may have phrased his prophecies with

exactly this in mind. Most quatrains refer to deaths, wars or
natural disasters, events that are sure to occur again and again throughout history.

Nostradamus' esoteric style also increases the chances of a perceived hit. His metaphorical writing highlights general relationships and conflicts, not specific details. People, or possibly nations, are described as animals; major figures

are referred to by their attributes. The quatrain for example,
refers to "beasts ferocious with hunger," "the great one,"

and "a cage of iron," all general terms with metaphorical
elements. This imprecise language does lend itself well to subjective interpretation -- when the exact meaning is unclear, it's easy to plug in one's own experiences to reach some sort of understanding.

For a man who hasn't written anything in well over 400 years, Nostradamus' works and biographies show no signs of slowing down. Researcher James Randi, author of "The Mask of Nostradamus," points out that "Nostradamus managed to produce more than any other prophet in history. His reputation, is due to the ardent horde of his disciples who continue to hyperbolize,

bowdlerize, and invent in order to perpetuate his
fame."