Nostradamus was a renowned French astrologer, physician, and seer who lived in the 16th century. Although he is most commonly remembered for his disquieting predictions, Nostradamus was actually a very introverted and thoughtful individual. He is famous for his predictions and prophecies, which have accurately foretold major historical events. I know, I know, I can sense your skepticism from here but judge for yourself. All I ask is for a n open mind, Nostradamus life and predictions are far more than meets the eye. Despite some of his prophecies being too cryptic or nebulous to be accepted as true, there are a few occasions when Nostradamus' predictions from years ago have been verified with alarming accuracy.
One of the most notable predictions that Nostradamus made was the Great Fire of London in 1666. In one of his quatrains, he wrote, "The blood of the just will be demanded of London, burned by the fire in the year 66," which many believe accurately predicted the event...I mean, the dude got the year, location and the ELEMENT?! How much more accuracy can we actually except? Another famous (insanely accurate) prediction was the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, which Nostradamus is said to have foreseen in his writings. Another of Nostradamus more famous predictions is said to be of the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. From his writings, many believe Nostradamus predicted that a tyrant would come who would wreak havoc across Europe before ultimately being overthrown.
Whether you believe in Nostradamus or not, it's difficult to deny that there is something eerie about the accuracy with which he was able to predict certain events that would take place hundreds of years after his death. At the bare minimum, this man's ability to confuse the Church that he was a scientist and not a witch practicing divination, is absolutely masterful. Galileo should've taken notes. The legacy of Nostradamus will continue to live on, as the evidence (no matter how creepy) keeps piling up. What's even more remarkable is the fact that most of his predictions are still shrouded in mystery and, thus, remain unsolved. In other words, they're coming up...
Numerous people have interpreted Nostradamus' astrological prophecies concerning the years 2023 to 2025, let's direct a few. One interpretation suggests that Nostradamus predicted a major global conflict during this time period, which could involve several nations and have far-reaching consequences. Another interpretation suggests that there could be significant natural disasters, such as earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, that could have a major impact on the world. Some experts believe that Nostradamus' predictions for the future are based on his extensive knowledge of astrology and his ability to interpret celestial alignments and patterns. For example, he believed that the alignment of planets and stars could have a significant impact on world events and that careful observation of these alignments could help predict future outcomes. He must have witnessed Pluto entering Aquarius in the turbulent March of 2023, and he just shook his head in disbelief.
Nostradamus, was born in 1503 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. Known for his predictions and prophecies, but before he became a renowned astrologer and seer, he began his career as a physician. Nostradamus received his medical education at the University of Montpellier, where he became interested in herbal medicine. Indeed, it's true - homie had a passion for crafting potions...or should I say, medicine? He was particularly interested in the medicinal properties of roses and developed a formula for a rose pill that was said to be effective in treating a variety of ailments. Particularly the black plague going around just killing off most of humanity. Tragically, Nostradamus' life was upended when his wife and two children perished as a result of the bubonic plague in 1534. His medicinal potion could not save them--not only leaving him with an immense sense of grief but also destroying his medical career and reputation. Devastated by this loss, Nostradamus left his medical practice and embarked on a journey across Europe, where he began to focus on his interest in astrology and divination.
During his travels, Nostradamus became interested in Kabbalistic studies, which are based on the esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. He believed that the study of Kabbalah could help him better understand the mysteries of the universe and help him make more accurate predictions about the future. Nostradamus' interest in astrology and Kabbalah led him to publish his first book of prophecies in 1555, entitled "Les Propheties." The book contained 942 quatrains, or four-line poems, that were said to predict future events. He had to add some fluff to his predictions, less he wanted the Church in all their robed glory declaring him a heretic. While some of Nostradamus' predictions were quite specific, many were vague and open to interpretation. We can thank the Church's persecution of anyone different from them for that, Nostradamus had no choice but to hide his predictions in, quite literally, plain sight.
Despite the criticism and skepticism surrounding his work, Nostradamus continued to write and publish his prophecies throughout his life. He died in 1566, leaving behind a legacy that would continue to intrigue and captivate people for centuries to come. Nostradamus' early life as a physician, his interest in herbal medicine, his loss of his family to the bubonic plague, and his subsequent interest in astrology and Kabbalistic studies all played a significant role in shaping his life and work. While his predictions continue to be debated and scrutinized, Nostradamus remains an intriguing figure in history and his legacy lives on through his writings and prophecies.
Kabbalah is a form of Jewish mysticism that seeks to explain the nature of God and the universe. It is an esoteric tradition, which means that it involves secret and hidden knowledge that is only accessible to those who have been initiated into its teachings. At the heart of Kabbalistic studies is the Hebrew Bible, which is believed to contain hidden meanings and codes that can be unlocked through a process of interpretation. The Kabbalah teaches that the Bible has both a literal and a symbolic meaning, and that the deeper, symbolic meanings can be accessed through a process of meditation and contemplation.
One of the central concepts in Kabbalistic studies is the idea of the Tree of Life. This is a diagram that represents the different levels of existence in the universe, from the highest spiritual realms down to the physical world. Each level is associated with a different aspect of God's nature and is said to be linked to the corresponding level in the human psyche. Another key concept in Kabbalah is the idea of the sefirot, which are the ten divine attributes or emanations that make up the Tree of Life. Each sefirah represents a different aspect of God's nature, such as wisdom, understanding, and mercy. By studying the sefirot and their interconnections, Kabbalists seek to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of God and the universe.
Kabbalistic studies also involve the use of meditation and visualization techniques, which are used to help the practitioner connect with the divine and achieve spiritual growth. These techniques are designed to help the practitioner transcend the limitations of the physical world and access higher levels of consciousness and understanding. In conclusion, Kabbalistic studies involve the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible to unlock hidden meanings and codes that can help the practitioner gain a deeper understanding of the nature of God and the universe. Through the use of concepts such as the Tree of Life and the sefirot, and the use of meditation and visualization techniques, Kabbalists seek to achieve spiritual growth and connect with the divine.
Les Propheties is a collection of quatrains written by Nostradamus in the 16th century, which are believed by many to contain predictions about future events. While the accuracy of these predictions is widely debated, many people still look to Nostradamus for insight into what the future may hold. According to Les Propheties, Nostradamus made several predictions about the year 2023. However, it is important to note that the quatrains are written in a cryptic and symbolic language, making it difficult to interpret their true meaning. Here are a few of the quatrains that are believed by some to refer to events in 2023:
"The great plague of the maritime city, Will not cease until there be avenged the death Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime, Of the great lady outraged by pretense." (Century 8, Quatrain 70)
This quatrain has been interpreted by some as a reference to a major outbreak of disease in a coastal city, which will continue until justice is served for the death of an innocent person. The "great lady" referred to may be a person or a symbol of a group of people who have been wronged.
"The great star will burn for seven days, The cloud will cause two suns to appear: The big mastiff will howl all night When the great pontiff changes country." (Century 2, Quatrain 41)
Some believe that this quatrain predicts a major astronomical event, possibly a comet or supernova, which will be visible in the sky for seven days. The "two suns" may refer to an optical illusion caused by the event. The "big mastiff" may be a symbol for a country or nation, and the "great pontiff" may refer to the Pope, suggesting that there will be a change in leadership at the Vatican.
"He who will have the government of the great cope Will be in a sad plight for a time: The fleet at the great mouth will fail, The enemies’ fleet will enter within the river." (Century 9, Quatrain 24)
This quatrain has been interpreted as a reference to a political crisis, in which the leader of a powerful nation will face difficulties for a time. The "great cope" may refer to a religious or political authority, while the "fleet" may be a symbol for military forces. The "river" may represent a significant geographical location.
It is important to note that these interpretations are just a few of many that have been proposed over the years. Nostradamus' quatrains are often open to multiple interpretations, and it is impossible to say for certain what he meant by any given prediction. Nostradamus' quatrains in "Les Propheties" are written in a cryptic and symbolic language, making it difficult to interpret their true meaning. However, some researchers and enthusiasts have attempted to interpret these quatrains as predictions about the British monarchy. Here are a few quatrains that some have associated with the British monarchy:
"The last son of the great Henry will not live long, The cloud in the sky will make him die young: One night they will mourn him as dead, Two evils will come to the great monarchy." (Century 10, Quatrain 91)
Some interpret this quatrain as a reference to Prince Harry, who is the youngest son of Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne. The "great Henry" referred to may be Henry VIII, who is one of the most famous monarchs in British history. The "cloud in the sky" may be a metaphor for an unforeseen event or danger, which will lead to the death of the last son of Henry. The "two evils" that will come to the monarchy may refer to two major crises that the monarchy will face after the death of the prince.
"The great credit of gold and abundance of silver, Will cause honor to be blinded by lust; The offense of the adulterer will become known, Which will occur to his great disgrace." (Century 8, Quatrain 64)
This quatrain has been interpreted as a reference to a scandal involving a member of the British royal family. The "credit of gold and abundance of silver" may refer to the wealth and prestige of the monarchy, which will lead to arrogance and recklessness. The "adulterer" referred to may be a member of the royal family who is caught in a scandalous affair, leading to disgrace and embarrassment for the monarchy.
"The great one hidden and long absent, Will return triumphantly to his high realm: Relief and joy to everyone, A great age renewed, the Lady honored." (Century 10, Quatrain 74)
Some have interpreted this quatrain as a reference to the return of King Arthur, a legendary figure in British history, who is believed by some to be a prophesied future ruler of Britain. The "great one hidden and long absent" may refer to King Arthur, who is said to have gone into hiding after a battle. The "Lady honored" may refer to the Queen, who will be respected and revered during King Arthur's reign.
It is important to note that these interpretations are just a few of many that have been proposed over the years. We'll be going deeper into Nostradamus, his teachings and ways this week. As with all predictions about the future, it is important to approach Nostradamus' work with skepticism and an open mind. Only time will tell what the true meaning behind his quatrains is. But we sure as shit will continent decipher it loves! Nostradamus is a perfect example of a magical human that didn't let his time, church or government dictate whom he should be. The only question is, do we have his courage to stand in our truth's as well? Regardless of what history will say...