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    [ compiled and entered in PDF format by Arcanaeum: ][=- Note: Many of these are written in French with the English Translation directly .. The "original" source is Les Prophéties de M. Michel Nostradamus, the edition of by. Towards Aquitaine by British islanders. By these themselves great incursions. Frozen rain will make the soil unjust, The mighty refuge of the. The Complete works of Nostradamus compiled in one PDF. 1 March Edition: English translation from French PDF ebook download.

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    Michel's known siblings included Delphine, Jean c. After leaving Avignon, Nostradamus, by his own account, traveled the countryside for eight years from researching herbal remedies. In , after some years as an apothecary , he entered the University of Montpellier to study for a doctorate in medicine. He was expelled shortly afterwards by the student procurator, Guillaume Rondelet , when it was discovered that he had been an apothecary, a "manual trade" expressly banned by the university statutes, and had been slandering doctors. After his expulsion, Nostradamus continued working, presumably still as an apothecary , and became famous for creating a "rose pill" that purportedly protected against the plague. After their deaths, he continued to travel, passing through France and possibly Italy. Finally, in , he settled in Salon-de-Provence in the house which exists today, where he married a rich widow named Anne Ponsarde, with whom he had six children—three daughters and three sons. He was so encouraged by the almanac's success that he decided to write one or more annually. Taken together, they are known to have contained at least 6, prophecies, [26] [27] as well as at least eleven annual calendars, all of them starting on 1 January and not, as is sometimes supposed, in March. It was mainly in response to the almanacs that the nobility and other prominent persons from far away soon started asking for horoscopes and "psychic" advice from him, though he generally expected his clients to supply the birth charts on which these would be based, rather than calculating them himself as a professional astrologer would have done. When obliged to attempt this himself on the basis of the published tables of the day, he frequently made errors and failed to adjust the figures for his clients' place or time of birth. Some people thought Nostradamus was a servant of evil, a fake, or insane, while many of the elite evidently thought otherwise.

    A slight flame coming forth from the solitude, That which is not believed in vain is made to succeed. With rod in hand set in the midst of Branchus, With the water he wets both limb and foot: Fearful, voice trembling through his sleeves: Divine splendor. The divine seats himself near by. When the litter is overturned by the whirlwind, And faces will be covered by their cloaks, The republic will be vexed by new people, Then whites and reds will judge in contrary ways.

    In the world there will be one Monarch Who will not long be in peace or alive: Then the fishing bark will be lost, It will be ruled to its greater detriment. They will be driven away without much fighting, They will be very much harried in the country: Town and city will have a greater debate: Carcassonne and Narbonne will have their hearts tried.

    The eye of Ravenna will be forsaken, When the wings give way at its feet: The two of Bresse will have made arrangements in Turin and Vercelli, which the Gauls will trample. The arrival late, the execution completed, The wind contrary, the letters seized en route: The conspirators fourteen of a sect, The enterprises by the wise Red-haired One.

    How often will you be captured, O city of the sun? Changing laws that are barbaric and vain. Bad times approach you. No longer will you be enslaved. Great Hadrie will revive your veins. From the Orient will come the African heart to trouble Hadrie and the heirs of Romulus. Accompanied by the Libyan fleet the temples of Malta and nearby islands shall be deserted. A coffin is put into the vault of iron, where seven children of the king are held.

    The ancestors and forebears will come forth from the depths of hell, lamenting to see thus dead the fruit of their line. The motion of senses, heart, feet and hands will be in agreement between Naples, Lyon and Sicily.

    Swords fire, floods, then the noble Romans drowned, killed or dead because of a weak brain. There will soon be talk of a treacherous man, who rules a short time, quickly raised from low to high estate. He will suddenly turn disloyal and volatile. This man will govern Verona. Through anger and internal hatreds, the exiles will hatch a great plot against the king. Secretly they will place enemies as a threat, and his own old adherents will find sedition against them. 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. Mars threatens us with the force of war and will cause blood to be spilt seventy times. The clergy will be both exalted and reviled moreover, by those who wish to learn nothing of them.

    A scythe joined with a pond in Sagittarius at its highest ascendant. Plague, famine, death from military hands; the century approaches its renewal. For forty years the rainbow will not be seen. For forty years it will be seen every day. The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods when it is seen. Because of French discord and negligence an opening shall be given to the Mohammedans.

    The land and sea of Siena will be soaked in blood, and the port of Marseilles covered with ships and sails. When the snakes surround the altar, and the Trojan blood is troublerd by the Spanish. Because of them, a great number will be lessened.

    The leader flees, hidden in the swampy marshes. Tents will be pitched by people of foreign tongues; rivers, darts at Rennes, shaking of land and sea.

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    The rock holds in its depths white clay, which will come out milk-white from a cleft, Needlessly troubled people will not dare touch it, unaware that the foundation of the earth is of clay. A thing existing without any senses will cause its own end to happen through artifice. At Autun, Chalan, Langres and the two Sens there will be great damage from hail and ice. In the third month, at sunrise, the Boar and the Leopard meet on the battlefield. The fatigued Leopard looks up to heaven and sees an eagle playing around the sun.

    At the New City he is thoughtfil to condemn; the bird of prey offers himself to the gods. After victory he pardons his captives. At Cremona and Mantua great hardships will be suffered. 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 rumours he shall be dishonoured. The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt. An evil deed, foretold by the beare of a petition.

    According to the prediction another falls at night time. Conflict at Reims, London, and pestilence in Tuscany. Beneath the oak tree of Gienne, struck by lightning, the treasure is hidden not far from there.

    That which for many centuries had been gathered, when found, a man will die, his eye pierced by a spring. Tobruk will fear the barbarian fleet for a time, then much later the Western fleet. Cattle, people, possessions, all will be quite lost.

    What a deadly combat in Taurus and Libra. When the fish that travels over both land and sea is cast up on to the shore by a great wave, its shape foreign, smooth and frightful. From the sea the enemies soon reach the walls. Because of the storm at sea the foreign ship will approach an unknown port. Notwithstanding the signs of the palm branches, afterwards there is death and pillage.

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    The wars in France will last for so many years beyond the reign of the Castulon kings. An uncertain victory will crown three great ones, the Eagle, the Cock, the Moon, the Lion, the Sun in its house. The great Empire will soon be exchanged for a small place, which soon will begin to grow. A small place of tiny area in the middle of which he will come to lay down his sceptre. Near a great bridge near a spacious plain the great lion with the Imperial forces will cause a falling outside the austere city.

    Through fear the gates will be unlocked for him. The bird of prey flying to the left, before battle is joined with the French, he makes preparations.

    Some will regard him as good, others bad or uncertain. The weaker party will regard him as a good omen. The young lion will overcome the older one, in a field of combat in single fight: He will pierce his eyes in their golden cage; two wounds in one, then he dies a cruel death. Too late the king will repent that he did not put his adversary to death.

    But he will soon come to agree to far greater things which will cause all his line to die. Shortly before sun set, battle is engaged. A great nation is uncertain.

    Overcome, the sea port makes no answer, the bridge and the grave both in foreign places. The Sun and the Eagle will appear to the victor. An empty answer assured to the defeated. Neither bugle nor shouts will stop the soldiers. Liberty and peace, if achieved in time through death.

    At night the last one will be strangled in his bed because he became too involved with the blond heir elect. The Empire is enslaved and three men substituted. He is put to death with neither letter nor packet read. The false trumpet concealing maddness will cause Byzantium to change its laws. From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.

    The city is beseiged and assaulted by night; few have escaped; a battle not far from the sea. A woman faints with joy at the return of her son, poison in the folds of the hidden letters. The tenth day of the April Calends, calculated in Gothic fashion is revived again by wicked people. The fire is put out and the diabolic gathering seek the bones of the demon of Psellus. Before the Empire changes a very wonderful event will take place. The field moved, the pillar of porphyry put in place, changed on the gnarled rock.

    In a short time sacrifices will be resumed, those opposed will be put to death like martyrs. The will no longer be monks, abbots or novices. Honey shall be far more expensive than wax. A founder of sects, much trouble for the accuser: A beast in the theatre prepares the scene and plot. The author ennobled by acts of older times; The world is confused by schismatic sects. Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande a great fire will fall from the sky for three nights. The cause will appear both stupefying and marvellous; shortly afterwards there will be an earthquake.

    The speeches of Lake Leman will become angered, the days will drag out into weeks, then months, then years, then all will fail. The authorities will condemn their useless powers. When twenty years of the Moon's reign have passed another will take up his reign for seven thousend years.

    When the exhausted Sun takes up his cycle then my prophecy and threats will be accomplished. Long before these happenings the people of the East, influenced by the Moon, in the year will cause many to be carried away, and will almost subdue the Northern area. From the three water signs will be born a man who will celebrate Thursday as his holiday. His renown, praise, rule and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East. The head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn.

    Eternal God, what changes! Then the bad times will return again after a long century; what turmoil in France and Italy. Two evil influences in conjunction in Scopio. The great lord is murdered in his room. A newly appointed king persecutes the Church, the lower parts of Europe and in the North. Alas, how we will see a great nation sorely troubled and the holy law in utter ruin.

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    Christianity governed throughout by other laws, when a new source of gold and silver is discovered. Two revolutions will be caused by the evil scythe bearer making a change of reign and centuries. The mobile sign thus moves into its house: Equal in favour to both sides. I the land with a climate opposite to Babylon there will be great shedding of blood.

    Heaven will seem unjust both on land and sea and in the air. Sects, famine, kingdoms, plagues, confusion. Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the moon is thus led by its angel the heaves draw near to the Balance.

    The trumpet shakes with great discord. An agreement broken: Through a slit in the belly a creature will be born with two heads and four arms: The day that Alquiloie celebrates his festivals Fossana, Turin and the ruler of Ferrara will follow. The exiles deported to the islands at the advent of an even more cruel king will be murdered. Two will be burnt who were not sparing in their speech.

    An Emperor will be born near Italy, who will cost the Empire very dearly. They will say, when they see his allies, that he is less a prince than a butcher. The wretched, unfortunate republic will again be ruined by a new authority. The great amount of ill will accumulated in exile will make the Swiss break their important agreement. Fire, great floods, by more ignorant rulers; how long the centuries until it is seen to be restored. Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller, for a long time the lands will be inhabited peacefully.

    People will travel safely through the sky over land and seas: At night they will whink they have seen the sun, when the see the half pig man: Noise, screams, battles seen fought in the skies. The brute beasts will be heard to speak. A child without hands, never so great a thunderbolt seen, the royal child wounded at a game of tennis. At the well lightning strikes, joining together three trussed up in the middle under the oaks.

    He who then carries the news, after a short while will stop to breath: Viviers, Tournon, Montferrand and Praddelles; hail and storms will make them grieve. The great famine which I sense approaching will often turn in various areas then become world wide.

    It will be so vast and long lasting that they will grab roots from the trees and children from the breast. O to what a dreadful and wretched torment are three innocent people going to be delivered. Poison suggested, badly guarded, betrayal. Delivered up to horror by drunken executioners. The great mountain, seven stadia round, after peace, war, famine, flooding.

    It will spread far, drowning great countries, even antiquities and their might foundations. Rain, famine and war will not cease in Persia; too great a faith will betray the monarch. Those actions started in France will end there, a secret sign for one to be sparing. The marine tower will be captured and retaken three times by Spaniards, barbarians and Ligurians.

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    Marseilles and Aix, Ales by men of Pisa, devastation, fire, sword, pillage at Avignon by the Turinese. The inhabitants of Marseilles completely changed, fleeing and pursued as far as Lyons.

    Narbonne, Toulouse angered by Bordeaux; the killed and captive are almost one million. France shall be accused of neglect by her five partners. Tunis, Algiers stirred up by the Persians. Leon, Seville and Barcelona having failed, they will not have the fleet because of the Venetians. After a rest they will travel to Epirus, great help coming from around Antioch. The curly haired king will strive greatly for the Empire, the brazen beard will be roasted on a spit.

    The tyrant of Siena will occupy Savona, having won the fort he will restrain the marine fleet. Two armies under the standard of Ancona: The man will be called by a barbaric name that three sisters will receive from destiny. He will speak then to a great people in words and deeds, more than any other man will have fame and renown.

    A promontory stands between two seas: A man who will die later by the bit of a horse; Neptune unfurls a black sail for his man; the fleet near Gibraltar and Rocheval. To an old leader will be born an idiot heir, weak both in knowledge and in war. The leader of France is feared by his sister, battlefields divided, conceded to the soldiers.

    Bazas, Lectoure, Condom, Auch and Agen are troubled by laws, disputes and monopolies. Carcassone, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bayonne will be ruined when they wish to renew the massacre. From the sixth bright celestial light it will come to thunder very strongly in Burgundy. Then a monster will be born of a very hideuos beast: In March, April, May and June great wounding and worrying.

    Nine will be set apart from the human flock, separated from judgment and advise. Their fate is to be divided as they depart. When the great wooden columns tremble in the south wind, covered with blood. Such a great assembly then pours forth that Vienna and the land of Austria will tremble. The alien nation will divide the spoils. Saturn in dreadful aspect in Mars.

    Dreadful and foreign to the Tuscans and Latins, Greeks who will wish to strike. The moon is obscured in deep gloom, his brother becomes bright red in colour.

    The great one hidden for a long time in the shadows will hold the blade in the bloody wound. The king is troubled by the queen's reply. Ambassadors will fear for their lives. The greater of his brothers will doubly disguise his action, two of them will die through anger, hatred and envy. When the great queen sees herself conquered, she will show an excess of masculine courage. Naked, on horseback, she will pass over the river pursued by the sword: Earthshaking fire from the centre 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. The divine wrath overtakes the great Prince, a short while before he will marry. Both supporters and credit will suddenly diminish. Counsel, he will die because of the shaven heads. Those of Lerida will be in the Moselle, kill all those from the Loire and Seine. The seaside track will come near the high valley, when the Spanish open every route. Bordeaux and Poitiers at the sound of the bell will go with a great fleet as fas as Langon.

    A great rage will surge up against the French, when an hideous monster is born near Orgon. The gods will make it appear to mankind that they are the authors of a great war. Before the sky was seen to bee free of weapons and rockets: Under one man peace will be proclaimed everywhere, but not long after will be looting and rebellion.

    Because of a refusal, town, land and see will be broached. About a third of a million dead or captured. The Italian lands near the mountains will tremble. The Cock and the Lion not strongly united.

    In place of fear they will help each other. Freedom alone moderates the French. The tyrant Selim will be put to death at the harbour but Liberty will not be regained, however. A new war arises from vengeance and remorse. A lady is honoured through force of terror.

    In front of a monastery will be found a twin infant from the illustrious and ancient line of a monk. His fame, renown and power through sects and speech is such that they will say the living twin is deservedly chosen.

    A man will be charged with the destruction of temples and sectes, altered by fantasy. He will harm the rocks rather than the living, ears filled with ornate speeches. That which neither weapon nor flame could accomplish will be achieved by a sweet speaking tongue in council.

    Sleeping, in a dream, the king will see the enemy not in war or of military blood. The leader who will conduct great numbers of people far from their skies, to foreign customs and language.

    Five thousand will die in Crete and Thessaly, the leader fleeing in a sea going supply ship. The great king will join with two kings, united in friendship. How the great household will sigh: For a long time a grey bird will be seen in the sky near Dole and the lands of Tuscany. He holds a flowering branch in his beak, but he dies too soon and the war ends.

    Towards Aquitaine by British islanders By these themselves great incursions Frozen rain will make the soil unjust, The mighty refuge of the Moon will make invasions. The blue head will inflict upon the white head As much evil as France has done them good: Dead at the sail-yard the great one hung on the branch. When seized by his own the King will say how much. Because of the solar heat on the sea Of Euboea the fishes half cooked: The inhabitants will come to cut them, When the biscuit will fail Rhodes and Genoa.

    From Monaco to near Sicily The entire coast will remain desolated: There will remain there no suburb, city or town Not pillaged and robbed by the Barbarians. That which is enclosed in iron and letter in a fish, Out will go one who will then make war, He will have his fleet well rowed by sea, Appearing near Latin land.

    Near the gates and within two cities There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen, Famine within plague, people put out by steel, Crying to the great immortal God for relief. Amongst several transported to the isles, One to be born with two teeth in his mouth They will die of famine the trees stripped, For them a new King issues a new edict.

    Temples consecrated in the original Roman manner, They will reject the excess foundations, Taking their first and humane laws, Chasing, though not entirely, the cult of saints. Nine years the lean one will hold the realm in peace, Then he will fall into a very bloody thirst: Because of him a great people will die without faith and law Killed by one far more good-natured.

    Before long all will be set in order, We will expect a very sinister century, The state of the masked and solitary ones much changed, Few will be found who want to be in their place. The nearest son of the elder will attain Very great height as far as the realm of the privileged: Everyone will fear his fierce glory, But his children will be thrown out of the realm.

    Eyes closed, opened by antique fantasy, The garb of the monks they will be put to naught: The great monarch will chastise their frenzy, Ravishing the treasure in front of the temples. The body without a soul is no more in sacrifice.

    Day of death put for birth: The divine spirit will make the soul happy, Seeing the word in his eternity. At Tours, Gien, guarded, eyes will be searching, Discovering from afar her serene Highness: She and her suite will enter the port, Combat, thrust, sovereign power. Shortly before the monarch is assassinated, Castor and Pollux in the ship, bearded star: The public treasure emptied by land and sea, Pisa, Asti, Ferrara, Turin land under interdict.

    Naples, Palermo, Sicily, Syracuse, New tyrants, celestial lightning fires: The field of the temple of the vestal virgin, Not far from Elne and the Pyrenees mountains: The great tube is hidden in the trunk. To the north rivers overflown and vines battered.

    New, impetuous and sudden rain Will suddenly halt two armies. Celestial stone, fires make the sea stony, The death of seven by land and sea sudden. Newcomers, place built without defense, Place occupied then uninhabitable: Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure, Famine, plague, war, extensive land arable.

    Brothers and sisters captive in diverse places Will find themselves passing near the monarch: Contemplating them his branches attentive, Displeasing to see the marks on chin, forehead and nose.

    The ambassador sent by biremes, Halfway repelled by unknown ones: Reinforced with salt four triremes will come, In Euboea bound with ropes and chains. The imprudent army of Europe will depart, Collecting itself near the submerged isle: The weak fleet will bend the phalanx, At the navel of the world a greater voice substituted. Palace birds, chased out by a bird, Very soon after the prince has arrived: Although the enemy is repelled beyond the river, Outside seized the trick upheld by the bird.

    Beasts ferocious from hunger will swim across rivers: The greater part of the region will be against the Hister, The great one will cause it to be dragged in an iron cage, When the German child will observe nothing.

    The foreign guard will betray the fortress, Hope and shadow of a higher marriage: Guard deceived, fort seized in the press, Loire, Saone, Rhone, Gar, mortal outrage. Because of the favor that the city will show To the great one who will soon lose the field of battle, Fleeing the Po position, the Ticino will overflow With blood, fires, deaths, drowned by the long-edged blow.

    The divine word will be struck from the sky, One who cannot proceed any further: The secret closed up with the revelation, Such that they will march over and ahead. The penultimate of the surname of the Prophet Will take Diana for his day and rest: He will wander far because of a frantic head, And delivering a great people from subjection.

    The Easterner will leave his seat, To pass the Apennine mountains to see Gaul: He will transpire the sky, the waters and the snow, And everyone will be struck with his rod. One who the infernal gods of Hannibal Will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind Never more horror nor worse of days In the past than will come to the Romans through Babel.

    In Campania the Capuan [river] will do so much That one will see only fields covered by waters: Before and after the long rain One will see nothing green except the trees. Milk, frog's blood prepared in Dalmatia. Conflict given, plague near Treglia: A great cry will sound through all Slavonia, Then a monster will be born near and within Ravenna. Through the torrent which descends from Verona Its entry will then be guided to the Po, A great wreck, and no less in the Garonne, When those of Genoa march against their country.

    The senseless ire of the furious combat Will cause steel to be flashed at the table by brothers: To part them death, wound, and curiously, The proud duel will come to harm France. The fire by night will take hold in two lodgings, Several within suffocated and roasted. It will happen near two rivers as one: Sun, Sagittarius and Capricorn all will be reduced.

    The letters of the great Prophet will be seized, They will come to fall into the hands of the tyrant: His enterprise will be to deceive his King, But his extortions will very soon trouble him. Of that great number that one will send To relieve those besieged in the fort, Plague and famine will devour them all, Except seventy who will be destroyed. A great number will be condemned When the monarchs will be reconciled: But for one of them such a bad impediment will arise That they will be joined together but loosely.

    One year before the Italian conflict, Germans, Gauls, Spaniards for the fort: The republican schoolhouse will fall, There, except for a few, they will be choked dead. Shortly afterwards, without a very long interval, By sea and land a great uproar will be raised: Naval battle will be very much greater, Fires, animals, those who will cause greater insult.

    The great star will burn for seven days, The cloud will cause two suns to appear: The big mastiff will howl all night When the great pontiff will change country.

    Cock, dogs and cats will be satiated with blood And from the wound of the tyrant found dead, At the bed of another legs and arms broken, He who was not afraid to die a cruel death.

    During the appearance of the bearded star. The three great princes will be made enemies: Struck from the sky, peace earth quaking, Po, Tiber overflowing, serpent placed upon the shore. The Eagle driven back around the tents Will be chased from there by other birds: When the noise of cymbals, trumpets and bells Will restore the senses of the senseless lady.

    Too much the heavens weep for the Hermaphrodite begotten, Near the heavens human blood shed: Because of death too late a great people re-created, Late and soon the awaited relief comes.

    After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared The Great Mover renews the ages: Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel and plague, Is the heavens fire seen, a long spark running.

    The great old enemy mourning dies of poison, The sovereigns subjugated in infinite numbers: Stones raining, hidden under the fleece, Through death articles are cited in vain. The great force which will pass the mountains.

    Saturn in Sagittarius Mars turning from the fish: Poison hidden under the heads of salmon, Their war-chief hung with cord. The advisers of the first monopoly, The conquerers seduced for Malta: Rhodes, Byzantium for them exposing their pole: Land will fail the pursuers in flight. Behind their flanks there will be cruel wars, The ancient wound will do worse than enemies.

    The blood of the just will commit a fault at London, Burnt through lightning of twenty threes the six: The ancient lady will fall from her high place, Several of the same sect will be killed. For several nights the earth will tremble: In the spring two efforts in succession: Corinth, Ephesus will swim in the two seas: War stirred up by two valiant in combat. The great plague of the maritime city Will not cease until there be avenged the death Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime, Of the great lady unwronged by pretense.

    The whole work is thus written in a nebulous rather than plainly prophetic form. So much so that, "You have hidden these things from the wise and the circumspect, that is from the mighty and the rulers, and you have purified those things for the small and the poor," and through Almighty God's will, revealed unto those prophets with the power to perceive what is distant and thereby to foretell things to come.

    For nothing can be accomplished without this faculty, whose power and goodness work so strongly in those to whom it is given that, while they contemplate within themselves, these powers are subject to other influences arising from the force of good.

    This warmth and strength of prophecy invests us with its influence as the sun's rays affect both animate and inanimate entities. We human beings cannot through our natural consciousness and intelligence know anything of God the Creator's hidden secrets, For it is not for us to know the times or the instants, etc. So much so that persons of future times may be seen in present ones, because God Almighty has wished to reveal them by means of images, together with various secrets of the future vouchsafed to orthodox astrology, as was the case in the past, so that a measure of power and divination passed through them, the flame of the spirit inspiring them to pronounce upon inspiration both human and divine.

    God may bring into being divine works, which are absolute; there is another level, that of angelic works; and a third way, that of the evildoers. But my son, I address you here a little too obscurely. His historical sources include easily identifiable passages from Livy , Suetonius ' The Twelve Caesars , Plutarch and other classical historians, as well as from medieval chroniclers such as Geoffrey of Villehardouin and Jean Froissart.

    Many of his astrological references are taken almost word for word from Richard Roussat 's Livre de l'estat et mutations des temps of — One of his major prophetic sources was evidently the Mirabilis Liber of , which contained a range of prophecies by Pseudo-Methodius , the Tiburtine Sibyl , Joachim of Fiore , Savonarola and others his Preface contains 24 biblical quotations, all but two in the order used by Savonarola.

    This book had enjoyed considerable success in the s, when it went through half a dozen editions, but did not sustain its influence, perhaps owing to its mostly Latin text, Gothic script and many difficult abbreviations. Nostradamus was one of the first to re-paraphrase these prophecies in French, which may explain why they are credited to him.

    Modern views of plagiarism did not apply in the 16th century; authors frequently copied and paraphrased passages without acknowledgement, especially from the classics.

    The latest research suggests that he may in fact have used bibliomancy for this—randomly selecting a book of history or prophecy and taking his cue from whatever page it happened to fall open at.

    Latin versions of both had recently been published in Lyon , and extracts from both are paraphrased in the second case almost literally in his first two verses, the first of which is appended to this article.

    While it is true that Nostradamus claimed in to have burned all of the occult works in his library, no one can say exactly what books were destroyed in this fire. Only in the 17th century did people start to notice his reliance on earlier, mainly classical sources. The first of these is reproduced at the bottom of this article and the second can be seen by visiting the relevant facsimile site see External Links.

    In his dedication to King Henri II, Nostradamus describes "emptying my soul, mind and heart of all care, worry and unease through mental calm and tranquility", but his frequent references to the "bronze tripod" of the Delphic rite are usually preceded by the words "as though" compare, once again, External References to the original texts.

    Interpretations[ edit ] Content of the quatrains[ edit ] Most of the quatrains deal with disasters, such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles—all undated and based on foreshadowings by the Mirabilis Liber.

    Some quatrains cover these disasters in overall terms; others concern a single person or small group of people. Some cover a single town, others several towns in several countries. Many of Nostradamus's supporters believe his prophecies are genuine. Roberts ' The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus of , reprinted at least seven times during the next forty years, which contained both transcriptions and translations, with brief commentaries.

    After that came Erika Cheetham 's The Prophecies of Nostradamus, incorporating a reprint of the posthumous edition, which was reprinted, revised and republished several times from onwards, latterly as The Final Prophecies of Nostradamus.

    This served as the basis for the documentary The Man Who Saw Tomorrow and both did indeed mention possible generalised future attacks on New York via nuclear weapons , though not specifically on the World Trade Center or on any particular date.

    In one commentator who claimed to be able to contact Nostradamus under hypnosis even had him "interpreting" his own verse X. Pepys records in his celebrated diary a legend that, before his death, Nostradamus made the townsfolk swear that his grave would never be disturbed; but that 60 years later his body was exhumed, whereupon a brass plaque was found on his chest correctly stating the date and time when his grave would be opened and cursing the exhumers.