The View From Here

Sept. 12, '01 (cont'd) More notes on Nostradamus
Alright. I'm seeing so much misinformation flying around out there concerning what Nostradamus may have "predicted", and I'm bombarded by emails questioning about this or that quatrain, so let me here clarify some basic points.
First, here are the fairly accurate versions of the two quatrains the butchered forms of which many people are currently encountering on the net.

Quatrain 10,72

L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra vn grand Roy d'effrayeur:
Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois,
Auant apres Mars regner par bon-heur.

The year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of terror:
To bring back to life the great King of Angolmois,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.

Quatrain 6,97

Cinq & quarante degrez ciel bruslera
Feu approcher de la grand cite' neuue
Instant grand flamme esparse sautera
Quand on voudra des Normans faire preuue.

At forty-five degrees the sky will burn,
Fire to approach the great new city:
In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up,
When one will want to demand proof of the Normans.

Incidentally, these quatrains are the very ones repeatedly discussed in depth in my essays (listed in left column).

Another "quatrain" making the rounds on the net is something like this:

In the city of york/God there will be a great collapse/thunder
twin brothers torn apart by chaos
while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
third big war will begin when the big city is burning

This is a hoax or a quatrain that has been butchered beyond recognition.

I'm rather tired of seeing and getting questions about fake quatrains, so I have decided to upload a file containing all the quatrains of the 'Centuries' here. I suggest that you save it on your harddisk so that you will be able to open it in a word-processor program and do a word-search to verify any questionable quatrain that you may come across.

More later.
-1dB thankyou s'bob. I was getting tired of it as well, and finding accurate translations is so damn hard at the moment. 010913
red-crested birdmad that shit, just like so much other so-called "prophecy" is so vaguely worded that even when it's authentic, more can be read into it than is already there.

and of course our homegrown fanatics are salivating over the prospect that their much-heralded "final days" are upon us.

they should know by now that their books have always said that they won't know when it's coming.

that's my rant for the moment
MollyCule Ahem. Please direct your attention to this fine link

This is all.
silentbob Cool 010917
phil If Rasputen can do it, I can do it to 020308
phil or Notradamus, or whatever
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