Chapter LXI: Nostradamus
Nostrādamus vīsiōnibus dīvīnīs dē urnam trānscrīpsit;
sextus decimum saeculum vātis quō subtīliter ruīnam pecūriāriam praedīxerat,
praenūntiatore ad pūrificātiōnī violentī ratiōnī.
Nostradamus transcribed prophetic visions from the urn of fate; a sixteenth century seer who accurately predicted the financial ruin, the precursor to a violent purification process.
Merlin, Augustus 2112
Many readers have requested that I comment on the relevance of Nostradamus’ prophecies. In the time line Merlin and I travel he was borne on the twenty-first of December in 1503 and made his transition on the second of July 1566 CE. His birth is exactly six-hundred and nine years from the end of times date prophesized by him as the 21st of December 2112. It is important to remember that he was not aware of future ‘cosmic Interventions’¹ that had an impact on his predictions.
Nostrādamus: original portrait by his son Cesar courtesy of Wikipedia.
Nostrādamus had a number of prophetic texts that he used as references including the Prophecies of Merlin written by Bishop Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100-1155 CE). A contemporary of Geoffrey’s from the 12th century that he was familiar with is the prophetess Hildegard Von Bingen² (1098-1179 CE) she made her transition at age eighty-one on September 17th 1179 CE. Nostradamus accessed her work from the greater text Mīrābilis liber³ – An extraordinary book.
Merlin is particularly interested in Hildegard Von Bingen and we will return to more on her life later. Nostradamus wrote his verses in four line quatrains or six line sexains in French with the exception of one in Latin. In the following quatrain Nostradamus lumps astrologers with fools and barbarians. The title of the quatrain introduces the subject;
‘Lēgis, Cautiō Contra Ineptōs Criticōs’ – You Reading (these verses), a Caution against Foolish Critics.
Quī legent hōsce versūs nātūrē cēnsuntō:
Profānum vulgus et īnscium nē attrectātō:
Omnēsque Astrologī, Blennī, Barbarī procul suntō;
Quī aliter faxit, is, rīte sacer estō⁴.
Those who will read the verses must judge them on substance: Do not let impious and ignorant people appropriate you; Ensure (all) astrologers, idiots, barbarians will be at a safe distance; He who in one way renders them will be justly accursed in another.
Nostradamus wrote this Latin quatrain inserting it exactly in the middle of the others written in French. He gave literary critics fair warning and for future adepts to sift through and interpret his literary adaptations of technologies he knew little about during the mid sixteenth century. He was incredibly accurate up until the early twenty-second centuries where at the time of this writing World War III had not taken place.
The timeline has been altered by cosmic interventions and recent events indicate that World War III is back on the agenda. At the present time Mother Earth is unable to sustain life and continues to suffer irreparable damage to her environment. Those in power are sharpening their swords for war and the New World is significantly increasing debt to maintain its tenuous empire. We only need to review the developments taking place in South Africa and witness how the battle lines are being drawn.
This alchemical⁷ symbol for platinum was made by joining the symbols of silver and gold courtesy of Wikipedia.
The spirit of Joe Hill⁵ is with the thirty-four slaughtered platinum⁶ miners and their surviving families in South Africa. Nelson Mandela had been incarcerated for twenty-seven years and he was seventy-one years of age when he wrote to his supporters outside. It was meant to settle a debate as to whether his lengthy prison term had softened his commitment to the economic transfer of South Africa’s apartheid state. He replied. “The nationalization of the mines (gold & platinum); banks and monopoly industries is the policy of the ANC and a change or modification of our views in this regard is inconceivable”.⁸
We are aware that little if any nationalization took place as bankers threatened to sink the South African currency if the ANC took steps in making any change to the status quo. Platinum is a critical component for militaries around the world and their nuclear programs. The privately held platinum mine in question produces approximately twelve-percent of the world’s supply and is a significant source. Wages, living, housing and working conditions are virtually the same or worse today than under apartheid.
‘Adding to the problem in despite of the obvious economic is the wanton despoliation of tailings waste on the local environment through mining. It has drawn comparisons to the Norilsk complex in Russia, one of the ten most polluted cities in the world. The township is in a geographical area which bears the brunt of the catchment area of the toxic effects of the mining industry coupled with a very poor quality drinking water supply’.⁹
Merlin added; “The mining industry along with oil and gas produce tremendous wealth for a select few while at the same time contributing to the most egregious environmental disasters on planet Earth. Tailings ponds from the mining process continue to leach into your precious drinking water supplies and will continue for hundreds of years compromising the health of generations. These two industries are the most responsible for the global disease and pestilence pandemic prophesized by Nostradamus”.
South Africa’s unemployment problem will grow exponentially from this point forward and like any state controlled enterprise they offer employment in the armed forces. They are culled from the ranks of the unemployed becoming cannon fodder for the one-percent. Nostradamus makes three references to troops from South Africa fighting in World War III in three sexains. They are referenced under the heading; “THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF SOUTH AFRICA IN THE THIRD WORLD WAR”.
The first sexain begins; “Russia and the Warsaw Pact against South Africa. Fighting in Palestine – South Africa will see on all sides when Russia joins up with the Warsaw Pact. Her ruin approaches and the war which always rumbles will cause great upheavals near the Holy Land. By land and sea there will be great military forces when the church has given birth to two brothers”. The second sexain continues; “Eastern Europe and the South African Army.
The Warsaw Pact can prepare itself to resist the enemy and reinforce its army well, for the troops from South Africa will come and surprise it”. The third sexain; “The Defeat of the Eastern Bloc-Russia a scourge without equal will come to the fore at the same time as the Bourbon, following along the meridian, pursuing South Africa and Germany. No Emperor ever succeeded in such a coup, but nothing worse could happen to this leader”.
This third sexain is placed before the quatrain titled; “The End of Western Civilization and the Wars of the Antichrist”.¹⁰A recent two-year sentence handed down by militarists in Russia against musicians is an example of growing suppression of people’s rights and those in opposition. Historically police state enterprises and governments consolidate their power over their domestic populations prior to war with legislation aimed at limiting their rights and freedoms. All signs seem to indicate that history is repeating itself although Merlin offered an alternate perspective.
“It would appear that history is repeating itself but you do not have to fall into this repetitive trap in your three-dimensional reality. As you like to say, ‘we have seen this movie before’ where empires come and go spending precious resources fighting each other for economic reasons, political control of territory and resources. During Nostradamus’ timeline of predictions he transcribed what he saw from the ‘urn of fate’ today the future is determined by mass consciousness and people on Earth.
Since you entered the twenty-first century you have been able to visit a twenty-second parallel reality where not everything is exactly the same. The same is true of Nostradamus when he made predictions based on what he thought he saw in your late twentieth early twenty-first centuries. He was in fact witness to a third parallel reality one where the Third World War began in nineteen-ninety nine. His view of this third reality, mass consciousness does not determine history it has a differential dynamic.
Mass consciousness is applicable as the determining dynamic in your twenty-first and parallel twenty-second century realities. World War III, in its thirteenth year in the third reality with Earth’s population culled or reduced by sixty-percent. The remaining forty-percent are fighting one another for scraps of food and precious little clean water. The apocalypse as described is currently fulfilling the prophecy as described in the Keys of Enoch, Biblical Revelations and Nostradamus in this third reality.
The remaining population in this third reality do not have the opportunity of escaping or transcending from it, however you do. Indigenous peoples throughout your world hold the key and are able to shine a cosmic white light on the right path. We have discussed in other lessons the matter of honoring Mother Earth as the one who provides life. Industries choosing to dump tailings in unsustainable containment dykes poisoning water supplies for up to one-hundred years or more invite apocalypse.
Those who truly develop resources in a sustainable way that includes recycling tailings and promotes technologies that wean you off oil will be rewarded with riches beyond imagination. I would replace the second line of Nostradamus’ Latin phrase above with; do not let impious special interest politicians and arrogant tar sand pipeline advocates appropriate you”. Hildegard von Bingen was a gifted twelfth century prophetess also known as Saint Hildegard and ‘Sibyl of the Rhine’.
Illumination of Hildegard von Bingen receiving a vision and dictating it to her scribe, courtesy of Wikipedia.
Hildegard of (von) Bingen, (Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) also known as Saint Hildegard and ‘Sibyl of the Rhine’, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine Abbess (Abbot), visionary, and polymath.¹¹ She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, and poems, while supervising brilliant miniature Illuminations. Polymaths in the twelfth century included the trivium¹² and quadrivium¹³ as a critical component of their education.
“In medieval universities, the trivium comprised the three subjects that were taught first: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Grammar is the mechanics of a language (Latin, at the time); logic (dialectical & historical materialism) is the “mechanics” of thought and analysis; rhetoric is the use of language to instruct and persuade”.¹⁴ “The quadrivium consisted of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy/astrology. In turn, the quadrivium was considered preparatory work for the serious study of philosophy and theology.
The Pythagoreans considered all mathematical science to be divided into four parts: one half they marked off as concerned with quantity, the other half with magnitude and each of these they posited as twofold. A quantity can be considered in regard to its character by itself or in its relation to another quantity, magnitudes as either stationary or in motion. Arithmetic, then, studies quantities as such, music the relations between quantities, geometry magnitude at rest, spherics (astronomy/astrology) magnitude inherently moving”.¹⁵
Hildegard von Bingen’s 23 letter litterae ignotae¹⁶ translates as ‘unknown language’ courtesy of Wikipedia.
Some mythological or religious traditions state that there was once a single universal language among all people, or shared by humans and supernatural beings. Officially this is not supported by historical evidence but anecdotal metaphysical evidence clearly indicates this is how the ancients communicated with higher dimensional beings. They chose to communicate with Lady Bingen because of her integrity, honour and unbridled virtue.
She took on corruption within the cathaholic church she was opposed to the crusades and voiced her opposition to those who murdered in the name of god. Women to this day have little value within the papal hierarchy but due to the exposure of the infestation of pedophiles and subsequent corruption scandals they are desperate for some good news. They are promoting Hildegard von Bingen to be the thirty-fifth ‘Doctor of the Church’.¹⁷
It has taken ten centuries to promote one of the few principled feminine deities within the cathaholic church to a position of honour and respect. Merlin offered his perspective; “ten centuries of Earth time has seen little progress in the advancement or equality of the divine feminine, all that is about to change. Cosmically you and everyone on Earth are ten centuries behind the rest of the advanced universe and you have not discovered how to communicate with other beings or entities.
Lady Bingen is responsible for shinning everlasting light on the above with her sacred alphabet from the twelfth century. If you listen to her music you will discover magical harmonic tones meant to relax and calm the irritated. Walter Russell in his work ‘The Secret of Light’ writes. ‘All wave motion is expressed in eight tones (octaves) ….. An octave is a series of orderly harmonic tones …..The musical scale and the spectrum of Nature correspond to these wave field tones’.¹⁸
Hildegard von Bingen was divinely guided introducing people on Earth to the alphabet used by the ancients to communicate with off-world beings. Her music and visions are inextricably linked with a spiritual purpose. She represents the divine feminine, the white light of feminine power sent to Earth to balance unchecked masculine energy. Her music and visions will be part of your healing during the transformation process and the ascension period between 2113 and 2115”.
1) See Chapter IX: Cosmic Interventions for a brief overview.
2) Reference from an article on Hildegard Von Bingen courtesy of Wikipedia.
3) The Mirabilis liber is an anonymous and formerly very popular compilation of predictions by various Christian saints and diviners published in France circa 1522 (though purportedly published in Rome in 1524, probably because it was the date of an important and long-anticipated planetary alignment) and reprinted several times thereafter.
4) Each line of this quatrain ends with a verb in the future tense, active voice and the imperative mood. Latin has four moods; the indicative mood treats an action as fact, the imperative mood treats action as a command, the subjunctive mood treats action as an idea and the optative mood treats action as a wish.
Latin/English Dictionary for the above Latin Verse by Nostrādamus:
a) lēgō, legere, lēgī, lēctus-a-um vt. – 3rd conjugation verb, to read. (lēgis – you reading, is in the indicative mood, present tense, active voice and 2nd person singular).
b) cautiō, cautiōnis f. – 3rd declension noun, caution.
c) contra – preposition, against (in a hostile sense).
d) ineptus (m); inepta (f); ineptum (n) – three termination adjective, foolish.
e) criticus, criticī m. 2nd declension noun, critic.
f) critica, criticōrum n. – 2nd declension plural noun, literary criticism.
g) quī m. – relative pronoun, who; in the nominative case.
h) lēgō, legere, lēgī, lēctus-a-um vt. – 3rd conjugation verb, to read. (lēgent – they (who) will read, is also in indicative mood, future tense, active voice and 3rd person plural).
i) hōsce n. – them, comprised of the pronoun hōs and the demonstrative enclitic ce.
j) versus, versūs m. – 4th declension noun, verse or line (in prose or poetry).
k) nātūrē, nātūraef. – 1st declension noun, substance, order of the world, course of things.
l) cēnseō, cēnsēre, cēnsuī, cēnsus-a-um vt. – 2nd conjugation verb, to judge; cēnsuntō is in the imperative mood, future tense, active voice and 3rd person plural – (they) must judge.
m) profānus (prophānus) m; profāna (prophāna) f; profānum (prophānum) n. – three termination adjective, impious, ill-omened; unholy, common.
n) vulgus, vulgī n. – 2nd declension noun, people, public, masses, populace.
o) īnscius (m); īnscia (f); īnscium (n) – three termination adjective, ignorant, the unaware; stupid.
p) nē – interjection, not.
q) attrectō, attrectāre, attrectāvī, attrectātus-a-um vt. – 1st conjugation verb, to appropriate to oneself; attrectātō is in the imperative mood, future tense, active voice and 2nd person singular – appropriate you.
r) omnēsque – combination of omnis (m/f); omne(n) two termination adjective, all and que a suffix to give indefinite force to plural adjectives, Ensure (all).
s) astrologus, astrologī m. – 2nd declension noun, astrologer, astronomer.
t) blennus, blennī m. – 2nd declension noun, idiot, blockhead, fool.
u) barbarus (m); barbara (f); barbarum (n) – three termination adjective, barbarian.
v) procul – adverb, at a distance.
w) suntō – ancient Latin method of expressing the imperative mood, future tense, active voice and 3rd person plural, they will be. Latin expresses the future tense, 3rd person plural as erunt in the indicative mood.
x) aliter – adverbial phrase, in one way….in another.
y) faxō, faxere, fēxī, faxtus-a-um vt. – 3rd conjugation verb, faxō is the ancient future tense of the verb faciō; to render it, to create, to compose, to make, faxit – present tense, active voice and 3rd person singular.
z) is (m); ea (f); id (n) – relative pronouns, he, she it.
aa) rīte – adverb, justly, rightly.
bb) sacer (m); sacra (f); sacrum (n) – three termination adjective, accursed.
cc) estō – ancient Latin method of expressing the imperative mood, future tense, active voice and 3rd person singular verb, he/she/it will be. Latin expresses the future tense, 3rd person singular as erit in the indicative mood.
5) Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the “Wobblies”).
6) Platinum has six naturally occurring isotopes. It is one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust and has an average abundance of approximately 5 micro grams / kg. It is the least reactive metal. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for 80% of the world production. Platinum exists in higher abundances on the Moon, in the asteroid belt and meteorites.
7) Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. Alchemists developed a framework of theory, terminology, experimental process and basic laboratory techniques that are still recognizable today. But alchemy differs from modern science with the inclusion of Hermetic principles and practices related to mythology, religion, and spirituality.
8) Source material for this paragraph from ‘The Shock Doctrine – The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’ by Naomi Klein; Chapter Ten – Democracy Born in Chains, pages 233 & 234.
9) Source material from an article courtesy of Wikipedia.
10) Source from ‘Nostradamus – Nostradamus as Prophet’ referenced on pages 416 and 417 of the text.
11) A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, “having learned much”) is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. In less formal terms, a polymath (or polymathic person) may simply be someone who is very knowledgeable. Most ancient scientists were polymaths by today’s standards.
12) The word is a Latin term meaning “the three ways” or “the three roads” forming the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education. This study was preparatory for the quadrivium.
13) The word is Latin, meaning “the four ways” or a “place where four roads meet”. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised the seven liberal arts based on thinking skills, as opposed to the practical arts such as medicine and architecture.
14) Trivium reference from an article on the subject courtesy of Wikipedia.
15) Quadrivium reference from an article on the subject courtesy of Wikipedia.
16) A Lingua Ignota (Latin for “unknown language”) was described by the 12th century Abbess of Rupertsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, who used it for mystical purposes. To write it, she used an alphabet of 23 letters, the litterae ignotae.
17) Doctor of the Church (from the Latin verb doceō, docēre, docuī, doctus-a-um vt. – 2nd conjugation verb, to teach; doctor, doctōris m. – 3rd declension noun, teacher) is a title given by a variety of Christian churches to individuals whom they recognize as having been of particular importance, particularly regarding their contribution to theology or doctrine.
18) Source from The Secret of Light by Water Russell in his chapter titled ‘This Magnetic-Electric Universe’ pages 259 & 282.