Nostradamus’ 1555 Preface to Cesar
PREFACE BY MICHEL
NOSTREDAME TO HIS
To Caesar Nostradamus my son
Long life and happiness
PREFACE DE M. MICHEL NOSTRADAMVS A SES PROPHETIES
Ad Caesarem Nostradamum filium,
Vie et felicite.
behind Nostradamus' publications
Intro to the Series of posts on
Six months ago I stated my intent
to show there is a logical trail in Nostradamus' Prophecies.
I also stated evidence for that trail lay in the papers that
accompanied the publication of the verses.
publication of Nostradamus' Prophecies was in two parts with the
first in 1555 accompanied by a Preface to his son Cesar and the
second larger set in 1558 which was accompanied by his Epistle
Throughout this six month period I have shown
that these accompanying papers are Nostradamus' entry points to
understanding the content of his verses.
The trail I have
laid out has forcused largely on the links provided by the
Epistle since they have a greater focus on issues of our time
March 2023 I reached a point where I felt the
evidence presented in the posts I have
presented via Facebook was enough for
a reasonable person to conclude that such a trail exists thus
making the Epistle the key entry point for many branches in the
However the material I had recently been working
covers events more relevant to the future so I made the choice
to hold off pubishing the set on the emergence of a superape
species and five other series dealing with the 22nd century
stories of the Christ DNA linked family wars.
is material in the 1555 Preface which I have already shown
provides vital links to the structural environment surrounding
the later part of this century. These cover vast floods, fire in
the sky and Polar Axis shift etc. Notably the material for that
purpose is only in the last one third of the Preface.
The other two thirds in the Preface is totally different in its
content but not its purpose.
As it stands that part of his
work is largely ignored and yet the space it occupies and the
distraction of its presence implies its purpose is profound.
I believe this first part of the Preface is vital to
unravelling Nostradamus' works as it sets out his answers to the
major issues raised by his claim to have written about the
In so doing he shows once again that his work is
It also shows that his thinking was not locked in
the sixteenth or even the twentieth century.
Nor is it
unscientific rather it incorporates knowledge scientists will
uncover in the next eighty years.
And of great
significance is it sets out how science can test the
propositions in his claims with the basis of that testing being
before and after measurements of changes in the brain of humans
who can and can't match his own claim.
Pt 1a & 1b (27/03/2023) #Metaphysical_Basis
In the intro to this series I
mentioned the opening two thirds of the preface was vital to
understanding Nostradamus' writings
The content of the last
part of the preface parallels that in the 1558 Henry Epistle but
the other two thirds in the Preface is totally different in that
aspect yet its purpose is the same.
This early part of
his preface is largely ignored and dismissed as occult sixteenth
century rambling yet the space it occupies and the distraction
of its presence implies its purpose is far more profound than
his critics proclaim.
This series divides that part of
the preface into twenty three parts and shows each of these is a
progression in thought dealing with the major issues surrounding
the presentation of his prophecies. In so doing Nostradamus
reveals a vast amount about his understanding of the universe
and its working.
What makes it significant is it is not a
sixteenth century perspective that emerges but one that although
close to views in the twenty-first century is more modern than
ours. It covers developments in understanding over the next four
This far reach is a difficulty because it
means it doesn't sit in the comfort zone of people used to a
particular point of view.
Nostradamus realized that this was
a problem for his own time and the centuries to follow and
addressed it in the beginning of the preface.
these posts it is advisable to refrain from premature judgements
of his wording based on personal views.
In taking this
approach you will find benefit in his selection of words and
insight into the beliefs Nostradamus did and didn't hold.
This post has the first of the segments as its focus and in
his words you can discern him making the same claim as I have
Firstly it is intended for us albeit that he
disguises it as a message to his young son.
The son's part
is included at the start where Nostradamus implies his nightly
vigils were a response to the child's constant crying.
Nostradamus states he is writing because he knows that after his
death his work will be 'insulted over time' and considered a
work debased due erroneous judgement of its origin.
begins his defense using terms such as it is 'regulated and
governed by the power of inestimable God' and 'inspired not by
mundane human behaviour but by astronomical assertions'.
term 'inestimable God' sets the tone for that name as is shown
throughout the posts that follow. The picture that emerges is of
a God that doesn't fit with conventions such as guidance and
care for humans; rather it is a term for that which is
undeniable, a rationale of the universe of things and their
existence beyond the bounds of human intellect.
careful use of 'astronomical assertions' is highly important for
again it has special meaning implying explanation will follow.
The same is true of 'divine essence' where the choice of
words reflects a distinction Nostradamus felt needing
explanation in order to meet the challenge of the twenty-first
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 1c & 2a (27/03/2023)
At the end of
1a there is a short part written in Latin which means 'Only
divine will generates prophetic spirit and particular
He includes Latin quotes and phrases in
various parts of the preface and each time it reflects on the
gravitas and core of his purpose.
In the case indicated
above the term 'divine', is marked as essential to explaining
the existence and mechanics of prophecy.
marking using Latin also tells us 'divine will' also needs
explanation by him.
His immediate task however is to show
how he meets the many challenges his explanation and the content
in the prophecies impose.
In the two sections in this
post he makes it clear that 'speech is too fragile a vehicle'
and 'only writing offers him a realistic means'.
profound consequences which he understands for in choosing
writing over speech he avoids the wrath of those who given
insight would seek to destroy its perpetuation.
quote with which this section ends indicates the depth of his
fears; 'Do not give what is holy to the gods or cast pearls
before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, turn upon
you and tear you in pieces'
But although not stated by
Nostradamus in this section this choice of writing also opens up
a plausible venue of influence for the agencies he has already
PCE2. Purpose of Nostradamus' written work - Reasons for
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 2b & 3a (27/03/2023)
At the end of 2b in the previous post there is another Latin
quote which once again makes a strategically telling point.
Translated into Engish it states 'You have hidden these
things to the wise and prudent, that is from the mighty and the
kings and in its plainness its little bits seem insignificant.'
Firstly it suggests 'the preface is meant for the wise
and prudent' and to ensure no one else accesses it Nostradamus
resorted to hiding his messages.
The second part
referring to plainness implies he has used ways of making it
seem dull and ordinary and one of the means is to scatter little
bits within that tedium.
The reference to the little bits is
the fundamental secret and also the key to his method of hiding
But in the two sections in this post (and
throughout) he uses that same method to hide the nature of the
preface's content even though it is visible.
To do this is
harder than using anagrams and requires carefully used
distractions and entanglements that retain the inner message.
His stated method could also apply to anagrams which uses the
visible lettering to build a message via words that may not be
But that method is not used outside of his
However in these two sections he stresses
their content covers future causes where 'causes = actions that
lead to something new happening or coming into existence.'
And this aspect of causation is further conveyed by talking of
'human mutations' which hides his interest in the human origins
of those he called divines.
As these sections are
presented it will be seen that the divines are a product of the
evolutionary stream and may evolve from humans.
usage of 'litle bits' is seen in section 3a where there are
scattered terms and phrases that outline the agency behind his
In essence the bits in these two
sections say 'the divines are the key to linking mortals to the
timestream on which prophecy relies.'
They also tell the
insightful reader that the means are not mystic in origin but a
part of the natural processes that were, are and will be eternal
in the same manner as the universe.
One such process is
PCE3. Access to eternal time base a normal process in the
universe but limited within mortals
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 3b & 3c (29/03/2023)
to understanding Nostradamus is getting right the period in
which his thoughts were based. It helps when as in 3b he puts
some of his forementioned 'little bits in plain sight' in this
section for that gives us a means to understand the depth and
modernity of his thinking.
Nostradamus' Latin expression
at the end of 3b says 'Because he does not know about our times,
or dates, etc.' and that is his reasoned explanation to the
preceding expression in French implying 'Mortals have no
abilities that allow a meaningful relationship with the
non-religious concept Nostradamus calls God'. This idea that
'the timeless nature of God' creates an insurmountable barrier
between us (based in the instant) and 'God' is profound with
such thinking being more in keeping with our time than his own.
Yet the barrier reflects a reality of the mortal dilemma;
our mortal senses are built around the vector of time while
God-ness in all forms embraces all time.
Mortals differ in
many other ways from the timeless ones but this barrier is
not unique; we differ from other things in our known universe
that are unacknowledged in their timelessness.
and other mortals can do many amazing things but we cannot make
something from absolute nothingness hence the existence of the
universe is the ultimate timeless mystery. But the universe does
exist and there was an exact immense amount of matter-energy
that suddenly was where it hadn't been.
No mortal can make a
new universe on the scale of ours.
God is one answer to
the mystery of this particular universe and yet it is just a
term of acknowledgement of something real that we can't grasp.
Things we can't grasp make it difficult for us in many ways and
finding the right words to cover this type of event is one of
Accordingly Nostradamus is careful in his choice of
words about the origin of prophecy. I believe that is because in
talking of God he wanted the unwise to assume he's presenting
old religious versions of that God term while his intent is to
disclose the reality of our intellects limits to his preferred
But acts of creation from nothing are also
apparent within this universe in many other forms yet how
mortals cope with them is not always the same. For instance the
origins of life, memory and evolution are as enigmatic as the
presence of the universe itself and we bypass their difficulties
as acts of god or natural causes and fail to recognize the class
of creation capable processes is more than a single event.
Pt 4a & 4b (29/03/2023) #Nostradamus_on_Agency_enabling_prophecy
The previous sections of the
Preface indicate that prophecy by mortals requires there to be a
bridging agent connecting the instant-bound nature of mortal
senses with a timeless eternal stream.
That bridge has to be
an agency existing within a broader stream than offered by an
instant based foundation.
In the two sections of the preface presented in this
post that necessity begins to be addressed by Nostradamus.
In 4a he acknowledges his prophetic abilities have
dependency on processes accessible in the real world but these
are insufficient on their own; they need the channel or bridge
to both access and make those natural processes have an affect
When he writes 'the hidden prophecies that I
received were by the subtle spirit of fire, which sometimes
comes from restless understanding while attentively
contemplating the stars above' he refers to something affecting
his brain when he allows it to focus for a long time on a single
elementary task. Notably there is no mention of voices or
visions from the agencies that led to the universes existence
yet these are factors mentioned in other accounts of Nostradamus
None of these incidental experiences is unusual
in mortals for human memory relies on feelings to both encode
and recall events.
In the darkest place you can find lie
down and close your eyes and look with them. With no other
stimulus but that from your mind you can see colours, tunnels of
white, eyes.... You can also experience warmth, cold, love, fear
and sometimes intrusions of background voices. Intangible
emotions and your own thoughts trigger these responses.
Nostradamus' writings tell us that the entwining of emotive
forces from presences living in the future can deliver even more
In section 4b Nostradamus goes on to proclaim a
restrictive definition of a prophet and uses it to disclaim that
title for himself based on his mortalness. To stress the vital
nature of this definition he again presents a Latin quote which
in French says' The Prophet of today was once called a seer.'
He then gives reasons why a common misperception of people like
himself being in some way divine is unhelpful.
tell us he recognizes hubris as another weakness of mortals; one
in which a person revels in being called divine when that term
can never apply to a mortal.
The divine by his
definition are evolved beings that have both a physical presence
in the future and organs that allow a broader sensing of time.
And all of this is done in order to cleanse the path for his
updating our world picture so the 'divine essence' mentioned in
1a finds a rightful place.
The essential issues & components needed for
mortals to access the eternal time base.
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 4c (30/03/2023)
In section 4c
Nostradamus emphasizes the time-sense gap between mortals based
in the instant, divines who have a broader range time-band and
timeless 'something from nothing creation' agencies with the
latter being the cause of all existence including that of
mortals and their senses.
Because that gap relates to
three classes built on three different ways to experience time
and neither the concept of time classes or its agencies are yet
recognised widely by modern scientists it is hard to find words
in the human vocabulary when discussing their plausibility. That
recognition failure is not due solely to lack of evidence.
For instance in respect to the absence of a word with a
science-credible foundation for discussing the large class of
events that come into existence without a precedent there are
creation events such as the start of the universe, life, organs
capable of awareness of existence and countless other 'creation
of something from nothing' events that not only have happened
but are ongoingly being generated. Evolution is just one of many
processes ensuring both past and future occurrences of similar
There is another class of events that
are even more intangible but still self-evidently exist.
This class includes the full gamut of geometric shapes,
patterns, numbers, the universal constants that are uniquely
part of gravity, electromagnetic fields, awareness of existence
etc. The members of this class have an equally valid proof of
existence yet lack the ability to be touched, seen, confined,
dated or put in a box.
both these classes are distinguished from fantasy by their
effects being able to be measured in tangible ways. And vitally
important is they have critically crucial roles in cosmology.
One of the things I believe can help me in this regard
is the only term I could find that comes close to being
applicable. And as Nostradamus had to use Latin for his message
so did I. In this instance the term is 'ex nihilo' meaning
'something created from nothing'.
It is my intent to use
the term 'ex nihilo agency' for Nostradamus' creator concepts.
This term then carries all the burden of describing a timeless,
spaceless, massless, energy-less, boundless presence behind the
origin of existent things emerging out of its emptiness.
Of course 'the ex nihilo agency' can be equated to God but it
doesn't carry the burden of properties added by religion etc in
order to humanize it.
So Nostradamus' message in 4c is
the properties of both this 'ex nihilo' agency and that of
mortals create insurmountable barriers.
And then he adds a
Nostradamus acknowledges that pathways for
prophecy can and do exist in the human mind but require a form
of unusual stimulation 'through some indivisible eternity and by
means of Hiraclienne agitation the causes are made known
alongside the celestial movement.'
eternity' gives appropriate time attributes to the ex nihilo
agency while 'existence of an essence overlaying all time' does
the same for the divine agency. The content of what immediately
precedes those words is 'even from the present fact of all
eternity, which comes in itself to embrace all time.' This
wording reinforces his efforts to stress that time experienced
as a set of instants (the bounding root of mortality) is but one
class of what is a continuous universal spectrum.
wording of Nostradamus (and my own) seems awkward for we are
grappling to describe zones where time-realm differences apply
when that topic is not in the mainstream. These concepts are
however critical since these differences all focus on human
issues where the mind utilizes the past and present to predict
Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 4d (30/03/2023)
In this section Nostradamus stresses that despite
these time based barriers prophecy by humans is achievable by
intellectual means using a process of focussing on emotional highlights to manipulate
memory. But he also notes there is another ability that allows
living things including mankind to predict the future.
His words show he recognizes mankind has the special gift of
intellect allowing more than most living things to break the
bonds of instants. Using these special talents mankind can go
beyond the anticipation of the future capacityy found in life
forms. It is this that allows creatures to react
and escape or move before injury. This is another bounty of
evolution whereby an ability with no precedent in the universe
emerged but our intellect is a further advancement of awareness.
Mankind can see the stars and
can know that they will one day end. These are profound
abilities involving previously unknown interpretatins of time but
this process is not
a prophecy it is a prediction.
Awareness of all that I
have stated above is
there in Nostradamus' wording but as usual it in implicit rather
stressed by him.
Hidden within Nostradamus' words in both
this section and 4c is recognition the universe has an
eternal process to achieve the same end as intellect but unlike
us it requires no thought, no logic, no motivation and no sense
of time in order to progress. There was no word for
such a proces
in the sixteenth century but in the modern era that eternal process is called
evolution. This process is one of the universe's tools
Nostradamus nominated when he alluded to 'processes inherent in
And of course it is evolution that has allowed
animals as well as our kind to anticipate to varying amounts
events of the future.
I believe this recognition of
evolution by Nostradamus is highly important since the Preface
to Cesar goes on from here to use it in resolving the paradox of
connectivity of time that is fundamental if prophecy is a
There is one other
important comment by Nostradamus in this section. He concludes
this section by emphasizing once again that mortal processes of
intellect can't make that
individual a prophet. Normal intelligent prediction on the other
hand covers things and properties that "are not too greatly
hidden from him nor, on the other hand can they be said to be
revealed at all. "
of the 1555 Preface to Cesar represents a pause to
highlight the #"essential
roles of the three agencies Nostradamus names as essential for
His wording in 4e tells us prophecy requires 1) a mortal
receptive to 2) a being or process that has access to 3) the
eternal zone that possesses all mechanisms vital to continue and
Nostradamus has stated time
capability differences precluded mortals from directly accessing
the latter primal cause zone or that zone having access to
humans. He also is adamant prophecy can only occur when there is
an intermediary that has the capability of resonating with both.
Such an agent is not yet acknowledged in the modern world so
this concept places Nostradamus claim in the sort of jeopardy he
raises in earlier sections. However it can and will be argued by
Nostradamus and myself that human knowledge of twenty-first
century science strengthens rather than precluding such an
What is apparent is he needed this pause to
highlight the reason why this intermediary is both logically
vital to the process's operations and plausible on the basis of
real world experience. To this end there are clues in this
In one part of 4e he states 'all prophetic
inspiration receives its prime motivating force from God the
Creator, then from happiness and nature.'
creator' is his wording and it highlights his focus on the
mechanisms where something comes into existence without a
Notably his inclusion of nature as
another agency in the process plays an increasingly prominent
part in the latter part of these twenty three sections of the
Preface that cover Nostradamus' prophecy mechanism. And that
term cannot escape ties to evolution since is is the founding
causative agent of nature as accepted in this modern era.
Evolution by its longevity and its mindless capabilities to
take advantage of any niche in the universe makes it one support
for the intermediary's existence as the time-crossed bridge in
Evolution has produced innumerable
instances whereby without the use of reason or plan it uses the
past to prepare beings for the future.
That is the way
life developed and changed so that new organs like the mind and
feathers emerged. So given the long time until the universe
ceases to function evolution will continue to expand its reach
into the future.
In each instance of creation of life the
element created is aware it has a greater span of time than just
the instant it was first created. So it not only has access to
the past (unlike rocks etc) but already reaches into the future
through inbuilt structures that ensure it endures. Hence the
probability turns to certainty that there will in the future of
the universe be a being whose time sensing abilities stretch
across a wider span than that of humans.
that inevitability of time-range in life-forms evolving means
sensations of a being formed in the future could be present in
some limited form in earlier times.
There is then a
finite probability that people in our time can be engaged in
that future being's contact with the past.
involves an encounter with creatures like us that have a sense
based recording mechanism (neural network in our case) then its
presence is another experience which evolution inevitably
embraces within both parties.
The last part of 4e also
presents references that raise the bridge from a conceptual to a
specific structure; it implies the voice coming from limbo via a
flame sets the guiding bounds. This aspect is reiterated in the
first two verses of Nostradamus' Prophecies. Interestingly that
is consistent with what we humans have learned in modern times.
PCE5. The way real life issues influenced Nostradmus
presentation of the universes time base.
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 5a & 5b (31/03/2023)
A sense of Nostradamus genuineness persists
throughout the first third of his Preface and it is enhanced by his
precise bounds for what is and isn't true of prophecy. It is
stated in several places but false means are the focus in section 5a where he explains his derision
of astrology is based on it having neither the intellectual
basis for prediction nor the mandatory prophecy mechanisms
needed to link mortals to a broader time realm containing past
present and future.
Yet he then goes to the trouble of
extracting the science of astronomy from within the embrace of
astrology. In so doing Nostradamus makes it clear this is not an
ill-considered disdain but a forensic presentation of usefulness
based on what is possible and what is false.
disclaimer is then backed up in section 5b which is there as a
statement about his personal interest in books on astrology and
his destruction of them. It is his recognition that these
represent a tool by which his careful thinking could be
That section also makes it clear his
interest in them was based on being widely read before
condemning them not what they could add to his writings.
5c & 5d (31/03/2023)
section 5c Nostradamus begins to bring some of the scattered
bits together to form a credible memory-making structure that
Again little bits in this section
provide the key to Nostradamus' commentary on mortal prophetic
mechanisms. For example 'divine essence' in 1a links to 'divine
understanding' in this part of the Preface. This linkage makes
it clear the exchange process is related to the agent
interfacing different appreciations of time. It also indicates
that this interfacing agent has both a finite presence (in the
period following its creation) and a wide ranging intangible
essence which makes it capable of enlightening the mortal mind
in earlier times.
There is also detail about the
mechanism that is engaged within the mortal mind. It is memory
based and that human recording process we have long known as a
processor of intangibles such as images and words which in turn
are received by equally intangible light waves and sound. So we
know that memory is an evolved time-extending mechanism relevant to each human's
survival but rarely to the extent that makes mortals prophets.
The meaning of other earlier bits are also advanced in this
section. For instance Nostradamus mentions 'celestial figures,
places and time are held by a hidden virtue'. This reference to
a hidden virtue fits to the forementioned divine essence (1a)
and that implies it is the divine agency that is the interface
between realms where different scales of the time dimension
And the crucial value of astronomic data is it is
an aspect consistently perceivable despite difference in the
time perception that defines these three realms.
picture of the model comes into better focus and indicates it is
the presence of all three agents that allows a mortal to capture
and recall the encounter in his mind as a standard human memory.
It is the universe's eternal processes that are one pillar;
while human intellect is the other and those Nostradamus calls
divine provide the bridging span.
The bringing together
of time-based bits by Nostradamus continues in this section and they stress
the critical difference between the mortal, primal cause and the
divine agent. At the end of the section Nostradamus wrote 'in
the presence of these the three times comprise eternity because
the revolution that causes them is the past, present and
The revolution of time is evolution that transforms
insensate objects into sentient clusters thereby bestowing capabilites ensuring
their continuance, It takes such material along a path that
leads to life forms capable of utilizinging both the present and
memory of the past to predict the future.
It is By
Nostradamus' wording that we can add to the properties of the
divine; it stretches across a zone of time and isn't timeless
like concepts and 'ex nihilo' events. Nor is it bound to the
present as mortals are. Yet combining the three classes 'past,
present and future' defines all time. Hence the bridge has the
means of accessing the future to a more meaningful extent. Such
understanding is quite remarkable but is clearly contained in
Nostradamaus' discussion of the prophetic mechanism,
And the crucial importance of all of this is once again
expressed by Nostradamus at the end of 5C where he uses Latin
lettering to say (in English) 'because all are naked and exposed
[i.e. freed of confining barriers].
At this point we have
the outline of Nostradamus' explanation of the mechanism
enabling him to write the prophecies. This stage of completion
allowed Nostradamus to turn his attention to its use and to make
notations within the content of section 5d to indicate this
shift in his explanation.
But in setting out the
structure in the detail already presented Nostradamus leaves
practical evidence for our modern era that his abilities belie
his sixteenth century physical location in time.
Concluding this section Nostradamus once again remarks 'Not that
I wish to attribute to myself either the name or the role of a
prophet, but (rather rely on) inspired revelation, like any man
whose senses are no less distant from heaven than his feet are
from the ground.'
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 6a & 6b (1/4/2023)
Sections 6a and 6b are self explanatory but their
significance lies more in their inclusion witin the project than
their content. What they do is act as footnotes completing a
well thought out comprehensive presentation of his advanced
knowledge about the prophecy process. It is the quality of this
project that acts as a greater level of proof than can be
provided by individual prophecies.
For instance it seems
logically very difficult for his process to be wrong and yet
present a holistic narrative of processes that are increasingly
part of modern science's understanding of our universe and its
It is a paradox if Nostradamus could
describe his process with concepts only moderns know to be true
yet the content in his prophecies is false.
certainly be pointless and wasteful in any century to include
material in a document that will never have relevance for anyone
and yet that is what has been assumed he did.
however shows he addresses the full gamut of issues related to
the mechanics of prophecy without it being easily detected by
anyone in his own life time and beyond.
In doing this I have
illustrated that his process lies outside 16th century
presumptions about the way the world operates and embraces
concepts in a way more in keeping with modernity. The begining
of the Preface has been dismissed for 500 years and that
dismissal is also consistent with what that part of his document
tells us would happen.
PCE6. Nostradamus prophecies covering a period of 3797CE as base
for testing process.
PCE7 Reasons why the process confined to a few mortals but
increasingly known to all.
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 7a & 7b (1/4/2023)
In section 7a Nostradamus indicates 'there are only
a small number able to prophesy' in words that an earlier
section (3a) and the end of 7b imply is because a prophet
requires a rare genetic variant enabling resonance with the
essence of a divine. This is also implied early in
Nostradamus' 1558 Epistle to Henry where he says "my natural
instinct has been inherited from my forebears, who did not
believe in predicting, and that this is a natural instinct that
I have adjusted.".
It is then the combination of
agencies that allows encounters to become locked in the human
mind alongside the real world events occurring when the
encounter is experienced. At a later date that experience can be
used to trigger recall which will inevitably recall data
previously only accessible to the divine.
7b we are given an explanation of the prophetic process that
matches that uncovered in modern research into human memory. Nostradamus
mentions two of the three stages that are used in modern
literature; 'One of these allows the clarity of the supernatural
light to infuse the [person]' parallels the modern 'encoding
stage' while 'the other enables the prophesies to become
inspired revelation' becomes the 'storage and recall' stages of
And at the end of these two sections the bits
which were explained in different parts of Nostradamus'
discussion of the causes are brought together; 'All of which is
certainly the participation of the divine eternity, by means of
which the Prophet comes to judge that his divine spirit has been
given to him by means of God the creator, and a natural
#Nostradamus_1555_Preface_to_Cesar. Pt 7c (1/4/2023)
Section 7c is the last of the twenty three sections in which
Nostradamus explains the process of prophecy to people of our
In the previous two sections he stated that
eventually all humans would know of these mechanisms but not all
would be able to use them. In this last section he indicates
that knowing how the process works makes both the prophet and
the listeners confident of its truths.
But at the same
time he implies that the flame and light that are mentioned (in
small bits) throughout this explanation (and the verses where he
describes his experiences of receiving prophecy) are part of the
recall mechanism. They are the emotionally induced translations
of the act of recall. They are the feelings of warmth and
enlightenment that accompanies the thinking process and give the
prophet confidence in his expression of that experience.
These are also experiences we all have felt in our daily lives.
There is for instance an aura surrounding everything that we
recall from memory that is intangible and is experienced as a
sensory parallel to the time in which it happened. There is
emotional baggage with every memory that not only enriches the
experience but acts as both a recall aid and a stimulator of
other impressions existing at the time it was memorised.
It is already known addition it
is known that using the mind can change the normal passage of
illness and healing. Our experience is that our minds do far
more than robotically recall details of touch, sight etc.
this is the material that evolution has more than 22 billion
years to work on. It took evolution about 3.7 billion years from
the time life began to produce humans so what lies ahead for
life forms is countless dimensional reshapings that our then
primitive form can at best only sense as an aura.