The Nostradamus Predictions.

clip_image002[4]Nostradamus was a curiously mysterious and interesting fellow. He wrote his first book of Quatrains (also known as verses or stanzas) in 1555 and books are still being rolled out today.

Coincidences happen so we aren’t saying anything different, but here are some interesting “predictions” to note:

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The Death of King Henry II

“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 the summer of 1559 King Henry II of France (older one) lined up to joust the Comte de Montgomery (young lion), six years his junior, on the fields of France (field of combat).

Both had lions on their shields.

In their final pass Montgomery’s lance tilted up, and burst through the king’s visor splintering to pieces.

Two shards, one through the eye (pierce his eyes through a golden cage), and one through the temple, lodged in the king’s head (Two wounds made one).

Henry suffered for 10 days (then he dies a cruel death) before dying in his bed.

The Great Fire of London

“The blood of the just will be demanded of London
Burnt by fire in the year ’66
The ancient Lady will fall from her high place
And many of the same sect will be killed.”

The small fire that started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane in London September 2, 1666 (in the year ’66) turned into a three day blaze that consumed the city.

One of the explanations for the blood of the just, allegedly refers to the millions of flea carrying rats that were killed.

Peasant deaths were not recorded at the time, but it has long been held that six people perished in the fire.

The French Revolution

“From the enslaved populace, songs,
Chants and demands
While princes and lords are held captive in prisons.
These will in the future by headless idiots
Be received as divine prayers.”

In 1789, the French people decided they’d had enough of poor aristocratic rule and revolted.

The peasants (enslaved populace) took control of Paris and forced their demands on royalty.

The aristocracy (princes and lords) were taken from power were locked in the Bastille (prisons) and beheaded at the guillotine (headless idiots).


clip_image004[4]“PAU, NAY, LORON will be more of fire than of the blood,
To swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence.
He will refuse entry to the Piuses,
The depraved ones and the Durance will keep them imprisoned. “

(PAU, NAY, LORON) Three towns in southern France: Pau, Nay and Oloron.

The capitalization hints that something is hidden within the words and to look further.

Rearranging them spells out NAPAULON ROY which can mean “Napoleon the King” in French.

(More of fire than of the blood), refers to Napoleon’s non-noble lineage and the (refuse entry to the Piuses) speaks to Popes Pius VI and VII, both imprisoned by Napoleon.

Louis Pasteur

“The lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries.
Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure.
This is when the moon completes her great cycle,
But by other rumors he shall be dishonored.”

Louis Pasteur (Pasteur will be celebrated) is credited with discovering microbial decay (lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries).

In 1995 the science historian Gerald L. Geison ran a story in the New York Times illustrating that Pasteur gave a misleading account on his preparation of the anthrax vaccine (shall he be dishonored).


“From the depths of the West of Europe,
A young child will be born of poor people,
He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop;
His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.”

“Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers,
The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.
Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn,
When the child of Germany observes nothing.”

On April 20, 1889 Hitler was born in Western Europe, to very poor parents.

Hitler moved Germany to action in the years following WW I, in part, (who by his tongue) through his over the top oratory skills.

(His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.) The Axis alliance with Japan in the East. Hister is believed to be a spelling error.

The German Army invading France (Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers) and the “greater battlefield” refers to the Allied Powers defeating Hitler.

The Atomic Bomb


“Near the gates and within two cities
There will be scourges the like of which was never seen,
Famine within plague, people put out by steel,
Crying to the great immortal God for relief.”

In early August 1945 the United States dropped two atomic weapons on the island of Japan, in (within two cities) Hiroshima and Nagasaki.



JFK & RFK Assassinations


“The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,
An evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition.
According to the prediction, another falls at night time.
Conflict at Reims, London and a pestilence in Tuscany.”

The (great man) John Kennedy, received numerous death threats (petition) and was gunned down (thunderbolt) in the afternoon of November 22, 1963.

Bobby Kennedy was killed just after Midnight on June 5, 1968 (another falls at night time). The world mourned (Conflict at Reims, London).

The death of John F. Kennedy Jr.



“The year 1999 seven months
From the sky will come the great King of Terror.
To resuscitate the great king of the Mongols. Before and after Mars reigns by good luck.”

On July 16, 1999 (the 7th month of 1999), John F. Kennedy, Jr. was flying his private aircraft off the coast of Massachusetts with his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister as passengers.

The plane crashed (due to what investigators blame was a pilot error) and all aboard was killed.

Sept. 11, 2001

“Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth
Will cause tremors around the New City.
Two great rocks will war for a long time,
Then Arethusa will redden a new river.”

On the morning of September 11, 2001 the two towers (two great rocks) of the World Trade Center were attacked in New York City (New City).

Another possible theory is the recent China’s Yangtze River coming up a peculiar red colour (due to pollution or some other issue)

So what next?

The 2015 Earthquake


“The sloping park, great calamity,
Through the Lands of the West and Lombardy
The fire in the ship, plague and captivity;
Mercury in Sagittarius, Saturn fading.”

According to astrologists ( Mercury in Sagitarius, Saturn fading) the next time that Mercury will be in Sagittarius and Saturn in a “fading” position will be on November 25, 2015.

Let’s wait and see.

Again, these “predictions” are incredibly easy to deflect (as with many vague hints on what may happen in the future) and so we don’t promote them as the truth, but they are interesting nonetheless.

Did Nostradamus Predict (or hint on) the end of the world in 2012?

Contrary to what many 2012 believers may say, no. Despite the foreboding mentions of death and destruction, Nostradamus never prophesized the end of the world. Most of the prophecies that Nostradamus supposedly shared are slightly distorted by researchers and end-time fanatics.  Likewise, he never mentioned the year 2012 or any similar year (even 2015 wasn’t mentioned, remember?)


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As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.