ஜோதிடம் ஒரு பார்வை - பகுதி 13
நாஸ்டர்டாமஸைப் பற்றி பலருக்கும் பல சந்தேகங்கள்,மனதில் பல கேள்விகள் உள்ளன
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இதை இணையத்திலிருந்து எடுத்தேன்.
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தனித்தமிழ் ஆர்வலர்கள் மன்னிக்கவும்
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What was Nostradamus' day job?
Nostradamus was educated as a physician and was
noted for his work during the plagues of the 16th
century. In later years, he worked as an astrologer
to clients who included the Queen of France.
What did Nostradamus write?
Apart from his professional works (in which no one
is really interested) he produced a number of
prophetic works.We discern between the Centuries and
The Prognostications are like an Almanac.
They contain a series of Predictions about the next year.
Because these predictions were fulfilled (or not)
more than 440 years ago few are interested in them.
The really interesting stuff is the Centuries.
This name comes from the fact that each Centurie
contains 100 prophetic verses of 4 lines.
These verses are called quatrains. Nostradamus wrote
10 Centuries, which are commonly numbered by
roman numerals I to X.
In what kind of verse did Nostradamus write?
Do the verse numbers have anything to do with
the dates when the events are to occur?
Nostradamus left his predictions in the form of
several letters, almost 1000 4-line verses called quatrains
(the Centuries), and a collection of 6-line verses called
sixains. The prophesies are not sequential by date.
Some interesting coincidences have been observed
between the quatrain number (in the Centuries) and
the last two digits of the year of the corresponding
event, but this is not uniformly true.
It seems like there are more earthquakes, volcanoes,
blizzards, cancer deaths, etc. today than ever before.
Didn't Nostradamus predict that these things would
happen at the end of the world?
No. There are various prophesies that can
be interpreted as earthquakes, bad weather,
even global climate change. It seems that occurances
of these events are to increase around the
"time of troubles" and rise of the Anti-Christ.
Nostradamus specifically said in one of his letters
that he does not predict the end of the world.
He also stated that his prophesies extend out
several thousand years, which is far beyond the
present age. The perception that there are more
bad events than ever before may also be an artifact
of observation. There have always been fires,
earthquakes, genocide, wars, etc. It's just that
CNN has not been around until recently.
Didn't Nostradamus say the world would
end in (pick one) 1984, 1999, 2000, 2012?
Nostradamus clearly stated, in plain French that his
prophecies would extend to the year 3797 ( See preface ).
It is not clear whether this (or is not) the end or the
world E.Leoni states: '.... this will be the year
when the roll is called up yonder.' Keep in mind that this
is Leoni's interpretation.
Did Nostradamus predict any specific names, dates, or events?
The names of [Louis] Pasteur, [Gen. Francisco]
Franco, and others are clearly given by Nostradamus.
The exact date of the London Fire (1666) is also plainly
given. Many interpreters think that Hitler's name is also
given, slightly modified, as "Hister." There are still many
unsolved names and dates. In other quatrains, several
dates are given in terms of fairly specific and unique
astronomical data (e.g., planet positions in the zodiac).
I'm missing quatrains 43-100 in Centurie VII.
You're not missing them, for unknown reasons
Centurie VII contains only 42 quatrains. The reason
behind this is unknown. However, there are
publications with more than 42 verses.
Although these are written in the style of Nostradamus
we can not be sure about their origin.
( However, note that the date signed under the
Epistle is 1558, 58+42 = 100, a complete century.
Does C-VII contain predictions for the 16th century ???)
Nostradamus refers to 3 Anti-Christs. Who are (were) they?
It is commonly believed that the first two Anti-Christs
were Napoleon and Hitler. The identity of the third
Anti-Christ is not yet known. Some people believe that
Saddam Hussien will be the 3AC. Many believe that the
3AC will come from the Mid-East. Others have argued
that the 3AC will come from East Asia (China, Mongolia
or Korea.) This is a common topic of discussion in the
Who is Mabus?
Nostradamus makes one reference to a person (?)
named "Mabus". In Century 2,62 Nostradamus states
"Mabus then will soon die" ... many bad things will
happen. Some people say that Mabus is the AntiChrist
(or 3rd AC); however, this does not seem to be
supported by C 2,62, which is the ONLY quatrain in
which the name appears.
There is a lot of discussion as to who Mabus is.
Currently the best three guesses are Saddam, Rabin,
or the current (early 1996) U.S. Ambassador to
Saudi Arabia, Raymond Mabus. Only time will tell
if any of the aforementioned people are
THE Mabus that Nostradamus refers to.
What did Nostradamus say about China?
Very little or nothing. He does refer to the
King of the Mongols, and to a King from beyond the
Black Sea. Most of the discussion about China relates
to a verse from the Bible that mentions an army of 200 Million.
I just read in the National Enquirer (World News,
Globe, etc.) that Nostradamus predicted the outcome
of the O.J.Simpson Trial (the end of the world; winning
lotto number, etc.). Can you tell me if this is really
a prediction from Nostradamus?
Most of these are complete fabrications.
Here are some giveaways:
If the prediction is very specific, it is probably bogus.
Nostradamus almost always concealed his meaning in
anagrams, symbolism, and mythological allusions.
(There are exceptions, however, see below.)
If the event is minor in the "grand scheme of things,"
the prediction is probably bogus.
Who will care about the OJ Trial or the blizzard
of '96 in 100 years?
These articles almost never give a citation to the
original verse. Often all they give is an English
"translation" that reads like it was composed by Bart
Simpson. Not providing a reference makes it very
difficult to find the original (if it exists at all),
because translations vary tremendously.
Consider the source. Is the article wedged between
ads for nose hair clippers, trusses, and bust enhancers?
If you are interested in finding out about a particular
verse or topic, post a notice to the USENET group, alt.
prophesies.nostradamus. There, several hundred
readers can help you find whether Nostradamus
wrote it or not. It's OK if the article is complete tripe
the posting will provide a good laugh. Most of us are too
embarrassed to buy those tabloids in the supermarket.
To search for a particular verse yourself when all you
have is a "translation," do the following:
find several "key" words in the supposed translation
(e.g., "bloody" and "glove" for the OJ prediction)
find the french equivalent(s) for each key word
using the on-line English-to-French glossary. Don't forget
to include synonyms or related words (glove -> hand,
fingers, etc.). use one of the on-line indexes of the
Centuries to find quatrains that contain the key words.
goto to the on-line verses (french w/ literal english
translation) & see if there is a resemblance to what
you're trying to find.
Why is this FAQ necessary?
There is already a Nostradamus FAQ.
The existing Nostradamus FAQs in various USENET
archives have a good biography and offer some
provocative interpretations. However, they are
based heavily on the works of D.Cannon (DC), who
claims to have contacted Nostradamus in the Other
World by "hypnosis." While hypnosis may or may
not have validity, people should be encouraged to
read, translate and interpret Nostradamus for themselves.
If we know in advance that something bad is going
to happen, can't we avoid it?
Most of Nostradamus' prophesies are only understood
in retrospect, that is, after the event has occurred.
Few have been understood prior to the event.
Some specific events have been predicted for the
period 1996-1998 by astrological dating and by the
sequence of Popes of the Catholic Church -- see the
essay "At 45 Degrees the Sky will Burn" by Goro Adachi
available on the internet (see below). Stay tuned
to see if the future unfolds as Goro predicts. (This FAQ was written in early 1996).
Question. Why are the quatrains so obscure ? Answer. Nostradamus explains that this was done to avoid persecution from the Inquisition. He also gives this as the reasong why the quatrains are not in chronological order.
Another possible explanation for the obscurity of the quatrains has to do with the breadth of Nostradamus' visions. His visions seem to span thousands of years. It was proabably difficult for him to describe 20th and 21st century technology using 16th century French. Also, it is possible that a single quatrain could refer to several events. The incorporation of 'links' to several different events would further increase the obscurity of a quatrain.
Some more reasons that Nostradamus' writings are difficult to understand and interpret include:
use of language that was, even when written, archaic.
use of anagrams and unknown names.
use of astrological or mythological references.
nonstandard word order.
What language did Nostradamus use? Can people
today understand what he meant? Answer.
Nostradamus wrote primarily in "early Modern
French," with an admixture of archaic words
mostly derived from Latin and Greek. Early
Modern French is approximately contemporaneous
with Shakespearian English. He also incorporates
words from the "Languedoc" or Provencal dialect
of southern France. Readers who are familiar
with Latin and modern French can often understand
the original language, even if they have not
studied early French or Provencal.
Question. Where can I get a dictionary of
16-th century French? Answer. French dictionary
of the period is provided by the University of
Chicago's ARTFL Project. A link to it is available on: www.alumni.caltech.edu/~jamesf/nostradamus.html
However, this is useful only if you already know
French and Latin.
Do native speakers of French have an advantage
in understanding Nostradamus' French compared
with someone who has learned French out of a book?
Yes, particularly in recognizing subtle nuances
of meaning and in unscrambling the nonstandard
word order. A good background in classical Latin,
or one of the modern romance languages, is helpful
in understanding the many words that differ from
I think that Nostradamus is balderdash.
Most of his verses are so vague that
it's no surprize that a few of them "hit" at
random. There are over 1000 verses (Centuries
+ Sixains) plus the letters. By chance alone
there are likely to be similarities with real
Undoubtedly this sort of random similarity
accounts for many of the "hits" that have
been found by various interpreters. Verses
that are extremely vague and ambiguous can
be interpreted in many different ways.
Unfortunately, most of Nostradamus' verses
are of the vague and ambiguous persuasion.
Thus, it is possible to find at least one
verse that can be interpreted as almost any
given event, provided that the interpretation
is done after the event has already happened.
Several verses appear to be so exact and accurate
that it is difficult to believe that this is due
to chance alone. See, for example,
"Franco & Riviera" at jamesf's web site.
Why are intelligent people wasting their time
on this stuff? Shouldn't they be out doing
meaningful activites such as saving the whales,
Answer. Study of Nostradamus is an interesting
intellectual exercise, even for skeptics.
Some people with adequate grounding in French,
Latin, and other languages find Nostradamus
to be an interesting diversion. Many people
enjoy reading the original words that Caesar,
Dante and Chaucer wrote for the same reason.
Some intelligent non-skeptics believe that
the quatrains have some prophetic value. If
it can be determined that Nostradamus has
accurately predicted some events of the past
440 (appox.) years, then it makes sense that
some people would use the quatrains as a tool
for gaining insight on the future.
Where can I find a good biography of Nostradamus?
The books of Erika Cheetham have good biographical
material. These are readily available in university
libraries and even in many bookstores. See also
the other Nostradamus pages on the WWW and the
USENET Nostradamus FAQ. (See below.)
Are there any other recommended books?
E. Leoni, "Nostradamus and his Prophecies".
Wings Books, New York. ISBN 0-517-38809X.
Who is DC?
What is CWN?
Answer. DC is Dolores Cannon.
CWN is Conversations With Nostradamus.
A three volume book written by DC.
For more information see the question 12 above.
Who is GMS?
GMS is Gordon-Michael Scallion.
He has been on radio and TV. He produces
a monthly newsletter called the Earth Changes
Report. His prophecies are occasionally
discussed/reviewed in this news group.
The following are URLs where you can
find out more about GMS.
A Summary Of Scallion's Most Import
Predictions -- http://www.sedona.net/nen/nhne/
scallionsummary.html (Score 67, Size 27K)
Biographies -- http://188.8.131.52/bio.html
(Score 80, Size 2K)
Where can I find the Quatrains on the Internet?
Marc Nijweide's page: http://morra.et.tudelft.nl/~nijweide/ncents/
nostradamus.htmlGoro Adachi's Prophecy Page:http://www.concentric.net/~adachi/
Are there any Nostradamus Web sites?
Answer: Yes. Here are a few.
http://www.concentric.net/~adachi/prophecy/prophecy.htmlGoro's home page: See T.J.Germine's essays on the AC on Goro's home page.
http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~jamesf/nostradamus.htmlA Nostradamus resource page, complete with an FAQ.
http://morra.et.tudelft.nl/~nijweide/ncents/nostradamus.htmlMarc Nijweide's page (lots of good Nost. info).
http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~hebert/Mike Hebert's home page (complete with word search capability):
http://www.infobahnos.com/~ledash/nostradamus.htmlSome interesting web pages about Nostradamus.
http://www.newciv.org/~albert/nosty/nosty-index.htmlAlso don't forget to check out Albert Nanomius' eight part FAQ regularly posted on apn. Excellent stuff as a sidebar to the quatrains, and goes to some lengths in theorizing about the "subject" of N's writings.
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/TLF.htmlA real honest-a-goodness original 1606 french dictionary with word search capabilities. Not complete, but neither was the french language in 1606.
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad-cgibin/anagramThe Anagram page. Enter a word up to 10 characters long and generate all possible anagrams (The page is very amusing. I [Zoltan] entered the word "mabus" and the most intelligent answer I got back was "as bum").
http://newciv.org/millennium_matters/index.htmlThe Millennium Matters Homepage.
http://newciv.org/millennium_matters/spiritm.htmlMalachy's Prophecy of the Popes: A collaborative effort by Mike Hebert and Zoltan.
http://www.ionet.net/~wes/A short course on understanding biblical prophecies.