This site shows how people such as Da Vinci ,Montorfano, Agrippa, Esclarmonde, Marguerite Angouleme and Bellaso are essential to understanding many of Nostradamus' verses.
The fore-mentioned are people that shaped the nature of the early 16thC southern France culture in which Nostradamus grew up.They are at the heart of his coding strategies and underpin his goals and motivation.
Much of the content in this page emerged in the 2nd quarter of 2022 when I turned my research to coding threads in verses that stand apart from from the mainstream stories about our times.
These verses although holding links to the mainstream have peculiar aspects that caught my attention decades ago.Snippets such as 'Lords-Name', 'sound named prime ordinates', 'my poetries' 'etyms' [word origins]' and 'eponymous poems' typify these peculiarities. They are found in the English anagrams within the verses and when placed in the context of other similarly peculiar verses Nostradamus' text is surprisingly enlightened.
The verses in this section are based on ciphers in the text and anagrams that relate to the use of words, sounds and imagesin poetic form. These verses can then be gathered into clusters that share links to places, names of people and these in turn are
empowered by the strength of their relevance to Nostradamus' life and known goals.I begin this first part with verse C3 Q66 that highlights the manner in which this page was advanced by this current research of mine.
In the above image of the verse showing the text in English and the original French alongside the English anagrams found in each line of verse it is immediately apparent that the anagrams stimulate word pictures. Of course their being found in English is disturbing but anagrams do create difficulties as to sequence. However such difficulties are not unexpected given the purpose of the prophecies as claimed by Nostradamus and they are surmountable if the quality and usage is disciplined.
Now da Vinci painted his famous Last Supper on the opposite wall to that of Montafarno's Crucifixion in the convent in Milan called 'Holy Mary of Grace' in the years 1495 to 1498. So the artist for the above artworks overlapped with da Vinci actually having a small part in the painting of figures shown in the Crucifixion.
The anagram for artifice adjacent to the name da Vinci then makes sense as Leonardo had the opportunity to encode both pictures.
That these artworks give unity to the findings in this verse is therefore quite remarkable and it goes much deeper.
That depth begins with Marguerite d'Angouleme and her brother Francis, King of France in 1515.
In that year da Vinci was invited and accepted as an honored guest into their courtly lives. He lived with
them until he died in 1519.
In about 1532 Michel de Nostredame later known as Nostradamus became a medical practitioner alongside Jules Scaliger. His talents seemed such that Jules took this unusual step and initially valued this new assistant as a valued member of the practice he had established quite quickly in the late 1520's.There is still physical evidence at Marguerite's court at Nerac located very close to Agen, that Scaliger was appointed to service the medical needs of that court in the 1540's. This liaison meant a substantive link existed between the heads of these neignbouring power centers.
The next part of the presentation goes further and shows the great interest Nostradamus seems to have taken took in the history of heroic French women such as Esclarmonde of Foix, Eleanor of Aquitania and Joan of Arc.
This interest is shown through C10 Q18 and C3 Q21 which are the only two verses where an anagram for Esclarmonde is found.
These are also tied to verse C3 Q66 through anagrams for Lords-name and a story line that ties them to the da-Vinci links found in C3 q66.Other anagrams that appear in the current post's two verses and nowhere else include etymons, Hriedmar, handsome and horseman. Etymons alludes to the origin and history of words.
The gemstone emerald also found here plays a significant role in the story of Hriedmarr who was the master craftsman of gemstones.
He appears in the Nordic mystic tales where he is a dwarf who gathers, shapes and hoards emeralds and gold.
Among the many aspects for which Eleanor of Aquitaine was famous was her magnificent ring holding a giant perfect emerald. The mystical part of the story of Esclarmonde includes her being the final keeper of the Cathar treasures with emeralds being a prominent part. Legend has it Esclarmonde was the guardian of an emerald chalice created by a master craftsmen that was used to catch Jesus blood.
The Nordic tales are of the 1st millennium, Eleanor lived in the early 12th century while Esclarmonde was born three decades later.Marguerite d'Angouleme and these two heroically strong women from her past reflected the culture and ethos of Southern France that undoubtedly influenced Nostradamus' life and motivations.
With his name of Nostredame meaning 'our lady' this Southern France culture undoubtedly felt personal to him. The cult of Mary has been and still is common throughout that region. The material attached to this page shows there is material in these verses (linked by terms about the power of words) that have great cohesion. The extent of this cohesion makes it nigh impossible to explain their sensible appearance together as a product of chance.
This evidence I produce of links in the verse of Nostradamus implies he played the main role in their patterned existence in this verse. His using such relevant legends only reflects on his methods and motivations without vindicating or disproving the truth of the legends. However being present in such a substantial manner they do suggest they have a relevance to our time since even Marguerite d'Angouleme was dead when his prophecies were first published.
This aspect is bolstered by their existence as English anagrams but of course. Although many of the anagrams such as Esclarmonde, Hriedmar, emeralds and sanctified are actually found in the same or very similar form in many languages. a great number aren't. I commend anyone interested in this topic to read the articles by Anne Baring on her website and in particular the one titled " Esclarmonde de Foix, Cathar Parfaite"
So much of the material that I have presented over the last twenty years mirrors that given in her scholarly presentation of the history of the female spirit in southern France. Now what unites these verses is their relationship to code techniques. A hint of the nature of da Vinci's code lies in Dan Brown's story; clues left in pictures that mean more to the initiated than the common viewer. In the case of Esclarmonde it lies in the way the Cathar central message survived the destruction of Montsegur and the genocide of the sects followers; legend has it that one way was the water marks in the fabric of their most sacred documents continued their mission.
Legend has it the Cathar documents formed the critical part of the treasure guarded by Esclarmonde and that during the 14 day grace period at the end of the siege she passed them on to an agent that escaped the burning of the most devout followers. But the relevance of these verses lie in its emphasis on code as a means of survival. In the case of Nostradamus' prophecies the verse about his code details are yet to be uncovered.
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