Mystery of Nostradamus Prophecy Explained


Nostradamus or his real name Michel de Nostredame was born in St. Remy, France on December 14, 1503. As a young man, he spent a lot of time with his grandfather studying languages, mathematics, astronomy and astrology. He majored in liberal arts at the University of Avignon, and graduated from medical school at the University of Montpellier. He practiced medicine and successfully treated plague victims in the area around Montpellier. In 1534, Nostradamus married his first wife and had two children. Shortly thereafter, he lost his entire family to the plague, then traveled to Europe for the next six years. In 1554, Nostradamus settled in Salon, France, where he married his second wife and had six children.

In 1555, at exactly 52 years of age, Nostradamus wrote his first prophecy, a collection of 100 quatrains (A poem with four lines) known as "centuries". In 1564, Nostradamus was appointed royal physician by King Charles IX. Over the next several years, until his death in 1566, Nostradamus wrote ten centuries of prophecy.

Nostradamus prophecy was written mainly in French, although he mixed it with some Latin, Greek and Italian to confuse some meanings. He also uses other tools to obfuscate his verses, including symbols, metaphors and misspelled words. Most interestingly, many of the prophecies of Nostradamus circulating today are simply urban legends - often the original verses were cut and threaded to sound good after major world events. For example, shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, Nostradamus' many prophecies were circulating on the Internet and in the news media. Here are some of them:

"In the year of the new century and the nine months, From heaven will come a great King of Terror ... The sky will burn at a temperature of forty-five degrees. Fire is approaching the great new city ..."

"In York City there will be a great collapse, two twin brothers torn apart by chaos as the fort falls the great leader will yield and the third great war will begin while the great city burns down"

"It has been predicted that exactly three hundred and fifty years from now, the silver phoenix will bring down the oppressor twin brother who brought the king of the nation, which will bring to the end of the world. In the City of God there will be great thunder, two brothers torn by chaos."

So, did Nostradamus predict the attack on the Twin Towers in New York? No, Nostradamus did not write these verses, they have been tweaked and modified to fit the occasion. For example, in the first example it says "In the new century year and nine months," but the original prefix of Nostradamus reads, "In 1999 and the seventh month, there will come from heaven a very powerful king" (10: 72). Nor is there any mention of "twins" being "torn apart." The truth is, "The two brothers of the kingdom shall fight against each other" (Ages 3:97). Finally, as for the collapse of the building in York City and the burning of the skies, this is a close poem: "The sky will burn at five and forty degrees, the fire will approach the new great city ... when they will hold a Normandy trial" 6:97 century). Nostradamus never even mentioned the words "fortress" or "great war."

You can read all the original Nostradamus texts here

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