Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nostradamus Prophecy: World War 3 Quatrains

Many have interpreted the following verses as applicable to the advent of the Third World War, an attack upon New York City.

Cinq et quarante degres ciel bruslera
Feu approcher de la grand cite neufve
Instand grand flame esparse sautera VI.97

The sky will burn at 45 degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city.
Immediately huge, scattered flame leaps up

Thousands of Americans were killed by the vicious crashing of two airliners into the World Trade Center in September 2001 killing innocent civilians including women and children. At the time many said, “Nostradamus predicted this”.The verses above however do not apply to “911” as New York is at 40.6 or 40.7 degrees latitude, the sky did not explode on fire, and huge flames did not immediately leap up. Nostradamus only mentioned America once, if that was his intent, in quatrain X.66, which has nothing to do with VI.97.

There is a town at 45 degrees north latitude named Villeneuve-sur-Lot in southwestern France which better fits the bill. Ville neuve in French literally means “new city”. Some have argued that Nostradamus meant 40.5 degrees when he stated “cinq et quarante”, however this argument fails as the decimal system did not exist in Nostradamus’s day.

L’an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra un grand Roi deffraieur
Rescusciter le grand Roi de’Angolmois
Avant que Mars regner par bonhneur

In the book “Norstradamus, 1555 and Beyond” Erika Cheetham offers the translation of this quatrain as:

“In the year 1999 and seven months from the sky will come the Great King of Terror. He will bring back the Great King of the Mongols. But before and this war reigns unrestrained.”

In the book “The Secrets of Nostradamus: A Radical New Interpretation of the Master’s Prophecies” David Ovason offers the following translation:

“The year one thousand nine hundreds ninety nine seven months
From the sky will come a King of alarm
To bring back to life the great King of Angoulmois,
Before after Mars to reign by good fortune.”

Maintaining that Nostradamus was “an initiate, working on behalf of a sixteenth century arcane school,” Ovason analyzes the verse in terms of the Green Language which “has been used widely in occult literature.”

Ovason informs us that Angoulmois comes straight from the arcane Green Language and concludes: “It is evident, therefore, that Nostradamus is disguising the name of the planetary archangel Michael in the pseudo-epigraphic Roy d’Angoulmois.”

With respect to the verse “Du ciel viendra un grand Roy d’effrayeur” or “From the sky will come a great King of alarm” Ovason points out that while “effrayeur” means alarmist or frightener, “defrayer” means to amuse or entertain.

The quatrain’s “1999” per occultic analysis, according to Ovason, “could very be related to A.D. 2087.”

As with everything else concerning Nostradamus, things are very likely not what they seem. Furthermore, the variance of opinion in the interpretation of this quatrain represents a great dilemma with everything Nostradamus wrote. The quatrains are so cryptic that different writers interpret them differently. There are nearly as many interpretations as they are interpreters. People are trying to see something in them that is not there.

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