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Article: Was Nostradamus The Greatest Prophet That Ever Lived?

Was Nostradamus The Greatest Prophet That Ever Lived
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Was Nostradamus The Greatest Prophet That Ever Lived?

Some consider Nostradamus the world's greatest prophet, while others don't believe in his writings at all and claim that it is the interpretations given by people that actually made him famous, not his extraordinary abilities.

But one thing is clear: Nostradamus has been shrouded in mystery for centuries, and his name has certainly stirred up controversy.

Nostradamus was born in 1503 in France into an educated family. He originally practiced as a doctor, and his special healing methodology helped save countless lives during the plague epidemic of 1520. But life took a different turn for him...

The Secret Power Of Nostradamus - The World's Greatest Prophet

Nostradamus is said to have been able to predict the future using a combination of astrological study and divine inspiration.

He rigorously studied the relationship between the movement of celestial bodies and earthly events and claimed that an angelic spirit helped him understand how these forces manifest themselves. Gradually he began to rely more and more on that inner voice.

Meditating late at night, Nostradamus claimed he could see and understand events in the near and distant future.

Invited to the Renaissance court of King Henry II in 1556, he gained international renown for his prophecies.

One of them seemed downright ridiculous, suggesting that a one-eyed man would soon become king, and another claimed:

"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."

As fate would have it, on 1 July 1559, while the King was taking part in a joust, the lance of his younger friend, the Earl of Montgomery, who was his opponent in that contest, pierced the royal golden helmet, wounding his eyes.

A splinter from the spear gave the king a second wound, and he suffered terrible pain for ten days, after which he died. During all that time he was the only French ruler with only one eye.

"Les Propheties" - Nostradamus's Mind Blowing Masterpiece 


Nostradamus's fame is due to his work "Les Propheties", the first edition of which appeared in 1555 and consists of quatrains, i.e. four-verse stanzas. Each quatrain predicts a specific event or epoch. These descriptions are confusing because they are full of esoteric metaphors and anagrams. Even the few dates or geographical references that are included are not arranged in chronological order.

According to the preface of his work, which happens to be a letter from Nostradamus to his son Caesar, the verses were intended to be mystifying.

Nostradamus confessed that he feared persecution, explaining that this style protected him from the punishment of the powerful, who did not always seem to be pleased with what he predicted. But skeptics believe that the vague style is consciously adopted to leave the writings open to interpretation.

In his writings, Nostradamus uses notions and names used today that did not even exist at the time. For example, he quoted the name Italy when the kingdom of Italy was not even established. The visionary prophet wrote in obscure language, using contemporary French interspersed with expressions and words from Italian, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, and Latin.

"My writings will be better understood by those who come after my death," Nostradamus wrote.

The World's Greatest Prophet Amazes Us Even Today 

Many of his quatrains foretold disasters: epidemics, earthquakes, floods, invasions, murders, and wars. Some refer to these disasters in general terms, while others speak of individuals or small groups of people who are explicitly singled out.

Over the years many people have believed that Nostradamus accurately predicted a wide range of future events: the French Revolution, the death of Princess Diana, the two world wars, Adolf Hitler's war machines, the invention of the submarine, the airplane, and the balloon, through to the age of space stations and nuclear war.
Nostradamus The Greatest Prophet
Add to this the invention of animation, the light bulb, the great fire of London, the rise of Napoleon, the assassination of Kennedy, the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, JFK & RFK Assassinations, the landing of man on the moon, and even the naming of America in prophecy, and we can see why he is so highly regarded.

In a famous quatrain, Nostradamus is said to speak of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center:

"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."

He also apparently predicted his own death. He told his secretary Jean de Chavigny on 1 July 1566: "You will not find me alive tomorrow at sunrise". The next morning, he was indeed found dead, lying on the floor next to his desk.

Of course, skeptics do not look kindly on Nostradamus' reputation and believe that this is largely due to his modern sympathizers who have manipulatively interpreted or translated his quatrains, associating them with various events in a way that can easily be countered. In their opinion, the general, vague terms used could easily have been applied to a number of other events in the world.

In any case, there are countless different interpretations of Nostradamus' writings, each attempting to unravel the secrets of his prophecies.

The Invention Of Animation & The Light Bulb 

"When the animal tamed by man begins to speak after great efforts and difficulty, the lightning so harmful to the rod will be taken from the earth and suspended in the air."

The animal that is tamed by man and after great effort and difficulty begins to speak, may refer to the animal animations in films that would appear (e.g. Felix the Cat - 1922). Walt Disney began his animations depicting talking animals. Lightning can be interpreted as the light bulb.

Nostradamus Predicted Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 

On 6 August 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. After the bomb was detonated, a white cloud, like a large mushroom, rose 15,000 feet into the air.

There was a blinding explosion of light throughout the city. All that was left of Hiroshima was rubble and ash. More than 80,000 people were immediately killed in the blast.

"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."

This is one of Nostradamus' predictions that seems to describe the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Expert John Hogue explains, "The words in this quatrain, numbered six, possibly after August 6, 1945, the day Hiroshima was irradiated, capture the horror of the prophet as he witnessed the slaughter of the two Japanese ports on the altar of the beginning of the nuclear age." (page 89, Nostradamus and the Millennium).

Nostradamus was known for using puns when it came to the names of famous people in order to confuse people trying to interpret his prophecies before their time. The word "Hister" is thought to be a combination of two words, "Hitler" and "Ister", thus giving both the name and place of origin of the Nazi leader. The word "Ister" was the Latin name for the Danube in Germany, near which Adolf Hitler was born.

In the preface of "Les Propheties", Nostradamus stated that his prophecies extend from his time, 1555 when it was written, to the year 3797. In conclusion, this enigmatic figure will most likely be an interesting subject to debate in the years to come. No wonder he is said to be the greatest prophet in the world.

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