Nostradamus & Plague
The 16th century French doctor Michel Nostradamus (de Notredame) is widely considered to be the greatest prophet of all time, though Christians balk at the claim (dogma rules that the Bible is foremost).
His predictions "extend from now [ the 16th century ] to the year 3797". Nostradamus first wrote his quatrains in plain Old French, and he included names and dates. Then he rewrote them in a complex code of acronyms, anagrams, apocopes, synechdoches, ellipses, hyperbations and metatheses, syncopes, aphereses, epentheses, metonyms, and other exotic grammars and syntaxes. Nostradamus burned (or possibly buried) the original, explicit prose prophecies, because he did not want to complicate unduly humanity's problem of free choice, or to encourage a fatalism that might deter us from making our best efforts to correct ourselves. Nor did he wish to interfere with the fulfillment of his prophecies by stating them too clearly in advance. And, he had no desire to incur the wrath of the Holy Inquisition:Some 40 of Nostradamus' quatrains mention "plague" or "pestilence'. The following examples seem pertinent to the current so-called "Ebola" epidemic / plague ( which however bears little resemblance to the original form of the disease, but has been tagged with the same label ). There were outbreaks of bubonic plague after Nostradamus' day, and perhaps those can be ascribed to some of his quatrains, but others clearly refer to the present day.
Shortly after the publication of The True Centuries, Nostradamus became famous as some of his prophecies found fulfillment in the death of King Henry II. In the ensuing centuries, about half of his predictions have been fulfilled with acceptable (and sometimes startling) accuracy. Following is a partial list of historical events foreseen by the prophet according to a consensus of some of his commentators' interpretations:
16th century: Catherine Medici and the fate of her sons (C.6:29, C.2:63, and C.7:32); Queen Mary and the Casket Letters, 1567 (C.10:39, C.10:55, and C.8:23); the capture of Calais, 1558 (C.7:16); the Battle of Lepanto, October 1571 (C.9:42); the capture of Tunis, 1573 (C.8:50); and the Edict of Poitier, 1577 (C.5:72).
17th century: The death of Elizabeth I, 1603 (C.6:74); the death of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, 1642 (C.9:18 and C.8:68); the defeat, captivity and execution of Charles I, 1649 (C.3:80, C.8:37, and C.9:49); Charles II and the battle of Worcester, 1651 (C.10:4 and C.8:56); the Plague of London, 1665 (C.2:53); the Great Fire of London, 1666 (C.2:51); the sinking of the French fleet in the Gulf of Lyon, 1655 (C.3:87); the 30 Years War (C.5:12 and C.5:13); and William III of England and the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 (C.4:89).
18th century: The War of Spanish Succession, 1701-1713 (C.4:2 and C.2:5); the death of Pope Pius VI at Valence, 1799 (C.2:97); the French Revolution and the death of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (C.1:3, C.1:14, C.1:58, C.5:5, C.6:92, C.9:20, C.9:34, and C.9:77); and Napolean and the Battle of Lodi, May 10, 1796 (C.6:79).
19th century: Napolean I (C.8:1, C.1:57, and C.4:53) and his Italian campaign (C.4:37, C.3:37, C.2:94, and C.1:93); Wellington's campaign against Napolean in the Spanish peninsula (C.4:70) and at Waterloo, 1815 (C.4:75); Napolean's Russian Campaign (C.3:37) and his retreat from Moscow, 1812-1813 (C.4:82); Napolean's exile at Elba and St. Helena (C.1:32 and C.1:60); the assassination of Duke de Berry, 1820 (C.4:73); Napolean III (C.8:41 and C.5:20) and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 (C.4:100); the coronation of Napolean III (C.5:6); and the defeat of Louis Napolean, 1870 (C.8:43).
20th century: The abdication of Edward VIII, 1936 (C.10:40), World Wars I and II (dozens of quatrains); Hitler (C.2:24 and several others); Marshal Petain of France, 1940-1944 (C.4:61 and C.8:68); the capture of Tobruk (C.1:28); and Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel V (C.8:31).
Nostradamus’ prophecies have gone through many editions, some of which are counterfeit. Most are riddled with typographic and other editorial errors. The definitive study is Edgar Leoni's Nostradamus and His Prophecies, which represents the authentic spelling and style of the first edition. That work was used as the primary reference in this study. Most other modern translations are travesties, and the interpretations based on them are mere fantasy.
The scythe joined with the pond toward Sagittarius
At the high point of its ascendant,
Plague, famine, death by military hand,
The century approaches its renewal
According to Line 4, this quatrain apparently pertains to the close of the 20th century, but that be a general benchmark. Line 1 is an astrological indicator : the "scythe" refers to Saturn, the "pond" to Aquarius. Saturn will enter Aquarius in March 2020
C.1-26 mentions "Tuscan plague" -- Tuscany being in France.
The two wicked ones conjoined in Scorpio,
The Grand Seignior murdered in his hall;
Plague to the Church by the King newly joined,
Europe low and northerly.
"The two wicked ones" are Mars and Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn is in Scorpio at this time ( October 2014 ), and Mars will be conjunct soon...
Line 2 apparently foretells the assassination of the Pope -- good riddance to another Jesuit monster.
The rather inexplicable third line refers to the plague, perhaps in Italy, home of the Catholic Church.
Under the climate opposite to the Babylonian
There will be great effusion of blood,
The unrighteous will be on land and sea, in air and sky,
Sects, famine, realms, plague, confusion.
The above is a fair description of modern times.
Near the gates and within two cities
There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen
Famine within plague, people put out by steel,
Crying to the great immortal God for relief.
This quatrain is vague and undated, but self-explanatory and easily pertinent today.
Newcomers, place built without defense,
Place occupied then uninhabitable:
Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure,
Famine, plague, war, extensive land arable.
This quatrain is an fair description of modern Israel; line 3 indicates the theft of Palestine by Zionists.
Of that great number that one will send
To relieve those besieged in the fort,
Plague and famine will devour them all,
Except seventy who will be destroyed.
Troops sent to the Middle East will be abandoned to their miserable fate.
After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared
The Great Mover renews the ages:
Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel and plague,
In the heavens fire seen. a long spark running.
This quatrain suggests that World War III is being brought about in this 21st century. Line 4 is descriptive of a major comet.
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 unwronged by pretense.
Marseille is a prime candidate for the "maritime city" of line 1.
Pau, Verona. Vicenza, Saragossa,
From distant swords lands wet with blood:
Very great plague will come with the great shell,
Relief near, and the remedies very far.
France and Italy will be at war with "distant swords" -- viz., Muslim scimitars -- and struck with biological weapons delivered by bombs ("the great shell"). Apparently the Europeans will be victorious against the jihadist, but medical aid will not be available.
The great city will be thoroughly desolated,
Of the inhabitants not a single one will remain there:
Wall, sex, temple and virgin violated,
Through sword, fire, plague, cannon people will die.
This quatrain probably refers to the destruction of Paris or Rome.
The fertile, spacious Ausonian plain
Will produce so many gadflies and locusts,
The solar brightness will become clouded,
All devoured, great plague to come from them.
Ausonia refers to Naples, Italy.
Not from Spain but from ancient France
Will one be elected for the trembling bark,
To the enemy will a promise be made,
He who will cause a great plague in his realm.
After the Pope is assassinated as predicted in C.*** above, negotiations will be held with the Muslims. Line 4 may well refer to the pathetic incompetence of Barack Obama, whose present failure to perform responsibly and will enable plague to ravage the USA.
From the vain enterprise honor and undue complaint,
Boats tossed about among the Latins, cold, hunger, waves
Not far from the Tiber the land stained with blood,
And diverse plagues will be upon mankind.
Another prediction of grave troubles for Italy...
In the Cyclades, in Perinthus and Larissa,
In Sparta and the entire Peloponnesus:
Very great famine, plague through false dust,
Nine months it will last and throughout the entire peninsula.
Alternative translations of the false "dust" in line 3 : "ashes", or "exertions". "False exertions" suggests that the plague is caused by biological warfare, and that government efforts to contain it are fraudulent, the actual intent being to reduce the population as demanded by proponents of the New World Order ( e.g., Kissinger, et al.).
Very great famine through pestiferous wave,
Through long rain the length of the arctic pole:
"Samarobryn" one hundred leagues from the hemisphere,
They will live without law exempt from politics.
This is one of the most famous of Nostradamus' quatrains; it appears to suggest that a colony will be established in high orbit above Earth and live safely while plague and famine desolate the planet.
Naples, Palermo, and all Sicily,
Through Barbarian hand it will be uninhabited:
Corsica, Salerno, and the Isle of Sardinia,
Famine, plague, war, end of evils remote.
As stated in several other quatrains, the Muslim invasion will decimate Italy.
Those well off will suddenly be removed,
Through the three brothers the world put in trouble,
The enemies will seize the marine city,
Famine, fire, flood, plague and all evils doubled.
The super-wealthy " 1 % " will lose everything in the coming collapse of this "civilization", brought about by "three brothers" -- the Lehmans ?, or governments ( USA, UK, China ? ). The "marine city" probably is Marseille again.
Three foists will enter the port of Agde,
Carrying the infection, not faith but pestilence:
Passing the bridge they will carry off millions,
And to break the bridge resistance by a third.
Plague will enter through the French port of Agde on the Mediterranean Sea and kill millions of people.
When the holy temple will be seen plundered,
The greatest one of the Rhone profaning their sacred things:
Through them will appear a very copious pestilence,
The King is unjust he will not have them condemned.
Italy, Austria, and Germany are indicated here.
Paterno will hear a cry from Sicily,
In the Gulf of Trieste all the preparations,
Which will be heard as far as Sicily,
From so many sails fled, the horrible plague fled.
Italians will take to sea en masse to escape the plague.
Wrongly will they come to put the just one to death,
In public and in the middle extinguished:
So great a pestilence will come to arise in this place,
That the judges will be forced to flee.
After a just man is scapegoated in court, plague will break out in the same city, and the government will abandon it.
The horrible war that is being prepared in the West,
The following year will come the pestilence
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast,
Blood, fire Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.
The plague will erupt about one year after World War 3 begins as scheduled ( 2014-15 ? ).
The horrible plague Perinthus and Nicopolis,
The Peninsula and Macedonia will it fall upon:
It will devastate Thessaly and Amphipolis,
An unknown evil, and from Anthony refusal.
The Greeks and their neighbors will suffer as well.