Nostradamus use of Presage as poetic cipher for prescient beings
© Allan Webber August 2018, Aug 2020.
This presentation brings together verses that reveal the two-part mechanism Nostradamus employed to implant into his Prophecies ideas unknowable to the last five centuries .
It relates to the emergence of a species beyond mankind that has enhanced capabilities to experience space-time. Like its companion set of verses found at Prescient beings it draws its cluster around wording for presage and prescience.
But the two sets differ; the hidden content of this second cluster relates more to Nostradamus' poetry mechanisms and focuses on the issues that will be encountered as this prescience-based evolution takes place. Yet in reading both these pages it is apparent their themes, their epoch and events are shared.
In regard to the second dimension Nostradamus claimed he had inherited his prescient abilities from his ancestors. If there is truth in that then it is only natural that he should include details about the emergence of people he saw as having enhanced abilities of the type he had himself inherited. From his own base he would have felt the capacity of the future beings. To see the future requires the presence of an empathic future agent capable of communicating emotions, images and understanding back into one's own mind. Of course it is an unequal transfer but not impossible.
This work of mine implies that Nostradamus' Prophecies and associated papers were meant to provide evidence that these abilities exist. Add to this the concept of inspiration where humans commonly conceive of things beyond their experience and knowledge range and we have recognition that a limited range of prescience already exists.
For instance a child learns to speak in a way that becomes lost with maturity. The infant brain has no word base by which to transpose new terms. Yet it absorbs repeated words and in the absence of a template it builds its own language base. This not a skill seen in other life forms. Adult humans find it difficult to learn another language by absorption. It is a talent with no origin in the past but a skill inherited as a future-seeing tool advantaging the human species.
Nostradamus advances his claims couched in cautious modest phrasing.
How then do these ambiguous opinions exceeding all Mahommedan dreams arise by natural reasons, when God the Creator is timeless; it is by the minister of his messengers of fire. The missive is in their burning flame which comes to offer us external reference. Similarly our eyes then become causes of future prediction, signifying future cases that must occur to him that presages... Nostradamus' Preface to Cesar (PCE10).
And he repeats this message later in the Preface thereby showing it is a carefully selected sequence of considered ideas not the occult rant of a charlatan.
Because where human understanding is created intellectually it cannot see hidden things except by the voice coming from limbo via the thin flame, showing in what direction part of the future causes will be inclined... Nostradamus' Preface to Cesar (PCE4).
Likewise every creature on this planet can experience the advanced capabilities of mankind without even knowing how we manifest our presence in their localised realm. An ant can be killed or injured by our manufactured chemical spray but those that survive will learn, evolve and increasingly adapt to our presence without having a plan or knowing what we are capable of.
Experience between evolutionary unequals is universal and is an essential part of evolutionís success. But no worm learns to see because of contact with us, no dog sits and contemplates the beginning of the universe and no human speaks with dolphins although some people try. The bounds of evolution restrict each creatureís aspirations and access.
So a prescient being living in the 16thC or 21stC would know inequality and limitations between themselves and one or more advanced beings. This would expose them to experiences outside their knowledge base. The prescient one would know that ignorance presents an incomplete but real barrier to their fully using their exposure to a more advanced culture. Hence the guidance and input from the future may be accessed unknowingly. Yet as one writes the experience of that contact affects the choices & selections and imbeds it in an unrecognisable format. Hidden, it lies there waiting for later generations who can see and know its form.
Yet what is contained in set-down thoughts but not fully revealed may be
recognised as being outside the scope of the prescient oneís ability by any
person to whom it is presented and this can lead to danger. People of the 16th
century as with those in every other are quite capable of recognizing
inspiration but how they react to it will depend upon the perceived benefit
versus threat inherent in the revelation.
Again Nostradamus writes of this in a way that makes it clear he understands the process behind his vision even if its mechanisms lie beyond his reach.
Although my calculations may not hold good for all
nations, they have, however, been determined by the celestial movements, and by
association of emotion infused at certain hours. This the emotion left to me
by my forebears. But the danger of the times, O Most Serene King, requires that
such secrets are of events that should not be manifested except in enigmatic
sentences having, however, only one direction and a unique meaning, and nothing
shall be put [into it] that is ambiguous nor anything of ambiguous calculation.
Once more there are words within his writings that bear this out but this time repeated in different documents separated by three years.
Amongst those things we can know about prescience and evolution is that it cannot be a simple add-on skill to manís current repertoire. Evolution is a holistic shifting in patterns. That is, large shifts in evolution often require the existence of precise conditions where harmonic patterns of a complex nature exist for long enough to be propagated into the future. This has to be the case since evolution involves a chain of repeated patterns that unite continuous bands of time.
One of the so far unremarked aspects of Nostradamusí works is his use of repeated chains of words, letters and sound patterns in his text to build continuous sequences. It is that format that allows easy implantation if linked to a future being.
And although my work doesnít use the poetic form, patterning is what my Sephirots achieve. Each chart is built by using repetitions supplied by Nostradamus. As these are now presented in this modern work of mine there can be no doubt I am incorporating patterns unknown to me. This true irrespective of any future source since my material relies on what lies in published works of Nostradamus. Patterning imposed through me is in addition to those I detect in the original book and the ones I miss.
All writing implants patterns of thought through exposure to the writings of others. When I was 17 I read Will Durants, The Story of Philosophy; it is only when I re-read it decades later I realised how much it shaped my thoughts. And people use quotes from Shakespeare even without having read his work. Words of the bard have imbedded themselves in us through common usage.
All of us live in a world where the future trespasses on the boundaries of our own evolution for it is the nature of the process. Evolution doesn't work on one or two of us, it doesn't stop and start or go to sleep; it acts eternally in all space-time. We already feel the imprint of the future because that is where we trespass. The present takes us not just to another instant but beyond.
So every thought balances the dangers, the options, the defences needed, the reactions required; it is the future that is always on the cusp of every living thing. And yet there is constancy coming from our past and out of this, awareness of the need to be ready for and anticipate what that future might bring. We are event-prepared creatures ready for the challenge that the future brings no matter how unwittingly or otherwise we recognise and accept that aspect of ourselves.
We have learnt much without being asked or having given it thought. We even use pattern and the past to our advantage since by the use of disciplined repetition such as that in using chant, song, poetry, images and evoked emotion we carry memories into the future.
This is the means by which it is possible to explain what seems impossible, Nostradamusí incorporation of modernity in his work. In other words he knew he was doing it, without knowing exactly what he was inbuilding or having any thought of preventing it.
Once more there are words within his writings that bear this out but this time
repeated in different documents separated by three years.
By various nocturnal visions it is prophesied and made certain by conjoint astronomical calculations administered in the day. Thereby this a sanctified prediction of the future with no consideration from elsewhere that is based on free will... Nostradamus' Preface to Cesar (PCE10)
I do not say, my son, that the knowledge of this matter cannot impress itself upon your feeble brain, nor do I say that very distant future causes are not knowable by a reasoning creature. If they are simply the creation of a goodly creature's intellectual soul out of current events, then they are not too greatly hidden from him nor, on the other hand can they be said to be revealed at all.
But the perfect causes cannot be acquired without divine inspiration since all prophetic inspiration receives its prime motivating force from God the Creator, then from happiness and nature. Wherefore causes that are indifferent are produced indifferently the presage only partly comes true where it has been predicted. Because where human understanding is created intellectually it cannot see hidden things except by the voice coming from limbo via the thin flame, showing in what direction part of the future causes will be inclined. ... Nostradamus' 1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE4).
It is quite true, Sire, that my natural instinct has been inherited from my forebears, who did not believe in predicting, and that this a natural instinct that I have adjusted. Together with my long calculations this [instinct] unifies and empties my soul, mind and heart of all care, solicitude and vexation. By repose and tranquillity of the spirit all is made ready for the presage and this in part due to the brazen tripod... Nostradamus' 1558 Epistle to Henry (HEE3).
My two Sephirots built upon the base of presage and prescient cipher clues contain many repetitive elements. It is this that enables their reconstruction into clusters of verses bound to consistent story lines. And in these two clusters are invaluable rare anagram references to poetry, poetries and Nostredame. There are many other ties whose value is enhanced by their rarity, complexity and the consistencies unifying word to word, phrase to phrase, concept to concept, event to event, purpose to purpose and story to story.
As evolution has done so successfully over trillions of years this model for a presagient mechanism relies on holistic patterns to grow and take shape from a sea of disorder. Yet no living organism ever played an active part in its own creation or its evolution.
This same limitation has not inhibited nature and evolution but the past and present have always fed back into existing structures parts that amplify their harmonies. So too it is possible for feedback to be exploited by humans. It has always happened in us and every living thing, since feedback loops are in-built to bring us into existence. We breathe, we manufacture chemicals, we reproduce offspring and in every part of our lives it is the same materials as found in things that do not ever live or have awareness. What differentiates the chemistry of a rock and us is successful, holistic loops nurturing time enduring patterns.
What we take to be the qualities of humankind have gone further than most. For instance so much of what humans utilize in technology relies on feedback mechanisms in order to work. Devices such as mobile phones, televisions, airplanes and cars incorporate and depend upon feedback loops. Yes we use use the arts of the universe but we would be in error if we felt we have gone beyond the capacities that our unthinking universe has to offer.
And the evolution of prescient beings should not be an unexpected future event since evolution offers a very reasonable path for this to occur.
Evolution always starts from singularities of physio-chemical origin and it goes beyond that only because the patterns persist across a range of time and space.
Evolution creates opportunity based on persistence and its patterns only alter when the bounds that hold them are reshaped by a singular chance. Old bounds are distorted, rarely destroyed, but when one part shifts the rest has no choice, it must follow and if it can't the only possibilities are death and restoration of the whole to the original bounds.
By this means awareness grew from nothing to become a real experience in living things and it did so in parallel to memory. The profundity of this can be easily missed. Two thirds of the existence of the universe was occupied by the same material as today albeit in different phases yet not a single item or atom was aware of its own or the universe's existence. Despite this lack of a seed awareness has become real. It came from nothing and emerged along the path of evolutionary events and life forms. Then suddenly awareness! Nothing was aware that awareness was born for there was nothing capable of such a view. And similar evolutionary development is true of many things that emerged along the path of life, memory and cognition to name but two.
So it is possible for this universe to hold aspects where the only validity or precedence is tied to the process of evolution.
Things that had no identifiable presence emerge through evolution and become more complex with each change. And given the great span of time still left in which the universe will continue to exist we know with certainty that processes unknown to man will be accessible to life forms of the future.
Now Nostradamus had to be aware of evolutionary theory or else his claim to being prescient couldn't be true. No person from the past could experience our time and make sense of its genetics without such a concept. So when Nostradamus wrote about the emergence of a new species then his story had to reflect facts imposed by the bounds of its evolution.
And much of the above mechanism of dual authorship, which such an understanding requires, is quite transparently stated in Nostradamus' first two prophecies.
Although in the 16thC an understanding based on evolution was rarely present in most humans Nostradamus seemed to have incorporated factors that apply to all evolution in these verses on the emergence of prescient beings. These include changes in life-span, interactivity with time-space and the mandatory shifts to sexual proclivity and gender roles. This particular set of verses and its companion reflect these issues since they are the most potent drivers of human response.
But this current set of verses includes recognition of the difficulties ahead and the means by which their resolution will unfold. It includes an anagram for paratrophy a modern term related to aberrant genetic creation. It also has a rare anagram for feminacy which relates to feminine nature, qualities or aspects. This particular reference in conjunction with others covering male illness are quite pertinent since when evolution progresses to creation of omnitemporal and omnipresent beings inevitable adjustments will occur. For instance it must take the new species away from the dual sex model on which mammalian life abounds. And this will be one of the greatest causes of threat when the populace becomes aware that a new species of prescient beings is developing in their midst. The terms omnipresent meaning everywhere present and omnitemporal which is applicable to things existing through all times are anagrams found in Nostradamus' Prophecies as indicated in the above frequency table.
The intrusion of these developments into our records via Nostradamus alters nothing; it isn't intended that it do so, for the future has no means of altering what must be. And just as Nostradamus or any living person cannot alter our past or future, beings of the future can only reflect within us as an informational narrative.
But human groups inevitably will reject a future where males are sidelined and yet again no group can prevent its occurrence. Evolution is not an animate thing but its process cannot be thwarted since space-time is what we experience.
This chart has strong connections to my paper on
The Sephirot I present below illustrates each of the points made above. Access to their full verse analyses is available using the following links:
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