Who was Nostradamus?
(Taken from Better Than Nostradamus by Barry Smith)
Many people today, disillusioned with the present and not
understanding where they are heading, identify in some way with the prophet
Jonah. If you feel confused, how do you think he felt when he was swallowed by a
great fish. In their desperation, some even turn to the writings of -–
Born into a Jewish family, he later converted to Roman
Catholicism and dies in France on 2nd July 1566.
Although his name is known world-wide, most people know very
little about him or his prophecies.
On 6th November 1991, we were passing through
Singapore Airport on our way to another venue where we were to conduct lectures
on these subjects. A book title regarding Nostradamus caught my eye. I duly
parted with my 14.99 pounds feeling satisfied that I had indeed bought the book
at a bargain price. I reasoned that this type of book would normally cost at
least 15 pounds.
There have been many other books written about this man and
his prophecies, and all seem to agree that Nostradamus was a master occultist
who studied very old manuscripts and books which clearly outlines certain
rituals to be used for discovering the secrets of the future.
His fear of the Inquisition, and its varied tortures applied
to any who stepped out of line with orthodox church beliefs, caused him to write
his prophecies in a mystical and mainly unintelligible style.
One book in particular was very important to him. It's
title, "De Misteriis Egyptorum", published in Lyons in 1547.
Nostradamus quoted directly from this book in some of his prophecies. It is of
note that he was also very fond of Jewish literature -– in particular, the "Kabbalah",
which book serves as a basis for many of the mysteries in witchcraft and
This man in his old age, collected all his manuscripts and
prophecies together and burnt them as an offering to the Greek god called
Later working on the 'Phoenix principle' i.e. a mystical
bird, which is burnt and then at a later time in history, rises again from its
own ashes, Nostradamus used gnostic thinking and then rewrote his prophecies in
a strange and obscure form, i.e. mystical quatrains, so that future students
could delve into them at their leisure.
Only certain individuals, i.e. the Sages, the Elect, and
the Adepts, would be able to understand these gnostic mysteries at a certain
time in history. Others not enlightened, could merely guess and speculate at
He began making prophecies about 1547 which he published in
1555 in a book called "Centuries" (this word had nothing to do with a
hundred years). The work consisted of rhymed quatrains grouped in hundreds
called a 'century'. Some of his prophecies, co-mingling French, Spanish,
Hebrew, and Latin, appeared from time to time to be fulfilled and still continue
to create much controversy.
Therefore, it can be authoritatively stated from a Biblical
perspective, that his was a Luciferian knowledge, a clever mixture of truth
and lies e.g.
If you wish to administer poison to an enemy, do not hand him
a glass of red liquid saying "Here, drink your cup of poison!" It is
obviously far more appropriate to mix the poison with a pleasing drink and say
"Here, have a glass of raspberry juice."
The result was that Nostradamus appeared to be correct in
some cases but in others, wildly missed the mark.
Examples of Possibly Correct Prophecies
Century 2 no. 24:
Bestes farouches de faim fleuves tranner,
Plus part du champ encontre Hister sera.
En caige de fer le grand fera treisner,
Quand rien enfant de Germain observera.
Beasts wild with hunger will cross the rivers, the greater
part of the battlefield will be against Hitler. He will drag the leader in a
cage of iron, when the child of Germany observes no law.
Adolph Hitler leading the Nazi party observed no laws of
humanitarianism. From Germany, his ruthless army moved across many rivers into
various parts of Europe causing destruction and havoc wherever they went.
Century 2 no. 6:
Aupres des portes & dedans deux cites
Seront deux fleaux & oncques n'apperceu un tel:
Faim, dedans peste, de fer hors gens boutes,
Cirer secours au grand Dieu immortel.
Near the harbour and in two cities will be two scourges,
the like of which have never been seen. Hunger, plague within, people thrown out
by the sword will cry for help from the great immortal God.
Could this be a reference to the two atomic bombs, i.e.
the Fat Man and the Little Boy, that were dropped respectively by the
Americans on the two cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima?
News reports from Japan, at that time, told us that the
victims' bodies were burned black, very similar to the results of plagues
which have hit Europe over the years, causing these miserable survivors in their
death throes to call out to God for help in their misery.
Examples of Apparently Failed Prophecies
Century one no. 17.
Par quarante ans l'Iris n'apparoistra,
Par quarante ans tous les jours sera veu:
La terre aride en siccite croistra,
Et grans deluges quand sera aperceu.
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.
Possible meaning not clear.
A check on world weather statistics does not reveal a forty
year drought nor a forty year flood, and it would appear to be highly unlikely
that this would ever take place.
Century nine no. 14:
Mis en planure chaulderons d'infecteurs,
Vin, miel & l'huile, & bastis sur forneaulx
Seront plonge sans mal dit mal facteurs
Sept. fum extaint au canon des borneaux
The dyers cauldrons put in a flat place, wine, honey and
oil and built over furnaces. They will be drowned, without saying or doing an
evil thing, seven of Borneaux, the snake extinguished from the cannon.
On a farm in Borneaux, seven fine men concoct a mixture of
wine, honey, and oil, into which they quietly sink and are drowned. One of their
wives wishing to draw attention to the plight of her husband fires off a cannon
which unfortunately disturbs and kills a snake which is sleeping in a barrel.
Footnote: It is clear that none but the Sages, the
Elect and the Adepts, will be able to utilise the information given in this
prophecy in a constructive manner.
Question: At this point, the question may well be
asked "how did Nostradamus manage to correctly predict any major events
at all, at least 400 years beforehand?
Answer: Lucifer (Satan), his illuminator has major
plans for this world in the form of a complete takeover. He, who is called the
god of this world, simply revealed some of his plans to the occultist
Nostradamus with the purpose of leading as many as possible away from the true
However, a challenge:
"We have also a more sure world of prophecy, whereunto
you do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place."
It's a fact. The Bible, the Word of God, is far more
accurate than Nostradmus.