Is Nostradamus a seer?

Seer’s have been a topic that has been long debated if they are correct. If there is someone or something informing them of the future. It is a topic that is well explored and researched. It’s also a skill that many characters in books, movies and TV shows have. Caesar being told about his possible death is a very famous tale. He was informed not to go out, but he did not listen and was killed. A famous seer who is known by name would be a French man by the name of Michel de Notredame or more widely known as Nostradamus.

Nostradamus is known to make amazing prophecies that have come true. With many characters in movies and TV shows depicted after him. For example, Good Omens, Agnes Nutter, who wrote a book called the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, sound familiar? Michel de Notredame was born in December of 1503. He was a French astrologer and physician. He is also the most widely recognized seer in the renaissance. His first book was a book called Centuries with his first prophecies. Later he wrote a book called Quatrain with more prophecies inside.

Opposing what is believed the Congregation of the Index (a group of people that examines books and manuscripts for the Roman Catholic Church. There is much controversy surrounding these prophecies. They are extremely cryptic in nature. Is it possible that he did this with the purpose to make the prophecies more realistic, or is this the way he received the information? Could it possibly also just be the way he wrote things down? He got his reputation being the most known seer when he knelt at the feet of a Franciscan monk and called him “Your Holiness”. After Nostradamus died the monk became Pope Sixtus V. this was his first big prediction that came true.

It is thought that he predicted Henry the seconds death. The prediction was “The young lion will overcome the older one, On the field of combat in a single battle; He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage, Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death.” In June 30th, 1559 they held a tournament to commemorate a peace treaty between France and Spain. He decided to joust with the Count of Montgomery. The Count’s lance made impact with the king’s helmet. It pierced the king’s eye and went into his brain. The king was still conscious until the splinter was removed and did not blame the Count. He died a couple days later, on July 9th. Henry had a very slow death. Thus, he died a cruel death. He was stabbed in the eye and it went to the brain making two wounds into one. The Count was 6 years younger then the king, making the Count the young lion. There is conflicting reports that their were lion emblems on their shields, but nothing is confirmed. Some people claim that a “field of combat” shouldn’t count for a friendly match. Therefore, it negates the entire prophecy that Nostradamus predicted.

Another prediction is the London Fire. “The blood of the just will be demanded of London, Burnt by the fire in the year 66: The ancient Lady will topple from her high place, Many of the same sect will be killed.” The fire started as Farriner’s bakehouse that is not up for debate. It is where this bakehouse was located is what is up for debate. It was said for a long time that the bakehouse was located on Pudding Lane, when in fact tax records show that it was located on Fish Yard. Which was a small neighborhood off of Pudding Lane which is where the mix up could have taken place. It is unknown how many people died in this fire many historians believe six to eight people died in this fire, but it is probably more likely that many more died. Many peoples homes were taken in the blaze that overtook the city within a few days. While a French watchmaker confessed and was hanged for setting the fire, it was later discovered that he wasn’t in England when the flames began. Louis XIV did offer to send food provisions and anything that could help those left destitute. It did kill many rats that carried the black plague, eradicating the plague. This fire happened in the year 1666 assuming that is what Nostradamus meant by the year 66. Blood of the just could mean the rats carrying the plague.

“Songs, Chants, and demands will come from the enslaved Held captive by the nobility in their prisons At a later date, brainless idiots Will take there as divine utterances.” Was one of a few different predictions. “Before the war comes, The great wall will fall, The king will be executed, his death coming too soon will be lamented. (The guards) will swim in blood, Near the River Seine the soil will be bloodied.” This is thought to refer to the French revolution. The people of France stormed the prison of Bastille. The people took over Paris and kidnapped royals to make sure their demands were met. Some of the peasants were even beheaded. Using the guillotine which was housed on the banks of River Seine. King Louis XVI was sentenced to death for treason and crimes against the state, by guillotine. Marie Antoinette had the same fate nine months later. There was a period of ten months after the king’s death, before Marie Antoinette’s death, where people who were suspected enemies of the revolution were sentenced to death by guillotine. They were killed by the thousands during these ten months. Robespierre was behind all the orders to guillotine all the people until his own execution. The French people then revolted because of the excess killing done. Eventually this revolution did end with Napoleon’s rise to power. The people felt enslaved by there royalty and revolting it started with the storming of the prison where all the people who went against the royalty were held. The king was executed early in the revolt like predicted and the guillotine was right beside the river Seine.

“Pau, Nay, Loron will be more of fire that of the blood, to swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence. He will refuse entry to the magpies, The depraved ones and the Durance will keep them imprisoned.” Is thought to refer to Napoleon. He is known as Napoleon Bonaparte or Napoleon I. He quickly moved up in the ranks of the military. He took political power in a coup d’état. Which means he made an exercise of force to alternate the current government. Putting himself in the position of emperor. Being a skilled strategist with military experience, he was able to successfully expand his empire. He did this by instigating wars against European Nations. After a fail in the invasion of Russia because of the cold temperatures. He gave up the throne not too long after and was exciled. He briefly got power back but had a crushing defeat in the battle of Waterloo. Pau, Nay, Loron can be unscrambled to spell out Napaulon Roy, so it could mean someone else as Napoleon does not have Roy in his name, but it is similar to Napoleon. Pau, Nay and Loron is a reference to three towns in Paris, even though the last name in Oloron. Nostradamus enjoyed using anagrams in many of his predictions. He did not have noble blood in his line, as he took his power during a coup. Napoleon imprisoned both Pope Pius VI and Pope Pius VII which could be what “He will refuse entry to the magpies.”

This is known as Nostradamus’ most accurate predictions. The translation does very as all his predictions were written in French. “Perdue trouve, cache de si long seicle, Sera Pasteur demi-Dieu honore; Ains que la lune achieve son grand seicle, Par autre vents, sera dishonore.” Is the prophecy. The translation is “The unseen is revealed, hidden for such a long time, He will, Pasteur, as a demi-God be honored; This is when the moon completes her grand cycle, But through slander by others, he will be dishonored.” This is actually one of the few prophecies that Nostradamus makes with the persons name in it. Louis Pasteur discovered the microorganisms that cause diseases and fermentation. He created the process of pasteurization, which is most well known to be used in milk now. It also saved the beer and wine industries in France. He also created the vaccines for anthrax and rabies. In 1995 is was revealed that he used a rival’s research to make his vaccine for anthrax functional. Thus making “through the slander by others, he will be dishonored” coming true. This telling exactly when it would happen and to who it made this prophecy extremely accurate.

“The ancient task will be completed From on high, evil will fall on the great man A dead innocent will be accused of the deed The guilty on will remain in the mist.” This is possibly about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It is also confirming the majority of the populations thoughts about this being a conspiracy. John Kennedy was shot in the head and upper back. According to the investigation the shots came from the sixth floor of the Book Depository. Lee Harvey Oswald who was a new employee at the Book Depository was arrested in the back of a movie theater. He claimed his innocence the entire time. He claimed he was a patsy, which is a person who in easily manipulated or victimized. Generally, a patsy is someone who can be easily cheated or blamed for something. Lee Harvey Oswald was being transferred in front of the press. He was being transferred to the county jail from the police headquarters in Dallas. He was shot on TV at point blank range in the stomach, with a pistol. Many believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not work alone, as he stated. If we are to believe Nostradamus Lee Harvey Oswald is not responsible and the killer is still out there and won’t be caught.

9/11 was a tragedy to the whole world. Grounding planes all over the world and creating panic everywhere. Did Nostradamus predict this tragic event? It’s thought that he did with “The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approaches the great new city. By fire, he will destroy their city, A cold and cruel heart, blood will pour. Mercy to none.” Multiple planes were hijacked in the morning of September 11th, 2001. Two were crashed into the Two Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.  An Islamic group called al-Qaeda claimed to be the ones who hijacked the planes. Over 2,750 people were killed that day. The pentagon was also hit and a plane that went down in Pennsylvania that went down when the passengers tried to take the plane back. More then 400 police and firefighters died that day as well. The pilots that hijacked the planes were trained how to fly in the USA and the instructors stated that they were less interested in the landing aspect. After the towers were hit many buildings over three stories in Canada and the USA were evacuated, as a precaution. For over three months the fires of the Trade Centers smoldered. Some scholars think the forty-five degrees has to do with how close New York City is to the 45th latitude. Others believe that it is how the buildings would fall. That they would create a forty-five-degree angle to the ground. The buildings collapsed onto themselves though, so that would be incorrect.

It was a meme everywhere that Nostradamus predicted COVID-19, but did he? “In the feeble lists, great calamity through America and Lombardy. The fire in the ship, plague and Captivity; Mercury in Sagittarius, Saturn warning.” COVID-19 has plagued the world for over a year now. Forcing everyone indoors and pushing people to their limits both mentally and physically. America and Italy has had the most people killed by COVID-19, then the rest of the world. Could Lombardy stand for Italy? The cruise ships could not dock until they were quarantined at the beginning of COVID. That could be what he meant by “plague and captivity.” The first cases of COVID showed up in December when Mercury entered Sagittarius. New York City went into lockdown on March 21st, when Saturn drifted into Aquarius.

Though Nostradamus is a very well known seer, his material is very vague. Are we just choosing to see what we want to see? Many want to believe that there is a way to foretell tragedy and life-altering events. You may believe his predictions, or you can ignore them and think it is all nonsense. Nostradamus did say that history repeats itself, so could it be just that? Could he be taking things that had already happened and repeat them, knowing they will happen again? Only Nostradamus would know.

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