Sephirot giving impact of rising sea levels in Nostradamus' Prophecies.
© Allan Webber November 2017.
This Sephirot focuses on names of places and topographic structures affected by floods. The principal keys come from names given in the text and via anagrams found in the lettering of each prophecy where the text of the verse mentions vast flooding.
Unlike the majority of my Sephirots this one gains very little from the anagrams and relies on the details visible in the text. This is not to say there are no anagrammatic terms related to the topic but their presence isn't essential in order for a 16th century author to convey the story. It is however notable that in the absence of terms related to the topic of floods any other topic has equal probability of appearing in complex anagrams in this cluster by chance but none appear. Each of these indicators conforms to the concept that a high degree of sorting applies to the complex anagrams thereby linking them to the content of its verse.
Taking this as the basis, my work draws on the guidance Nostradamus left in his Epistle to Henry. In the following quote it is apparent he stresses that specific regions are unified by their sharing similar climatic effects and, by extension, these factors determine which towns, cities and rivers have relevance to any particular age:
..in the most part the prophecies have been composed and are in accord with astronomical calculations corresponding to the years, months and weeks of the regions, countries and most of the towns and cities of all Europe, including Africa and part of Asia. By changing of regions which approach the greater part of all these climates, and which consist of a natural group we can answer someone who needs to blow his own [trumpet/nose]... 1558 Henry Epistle HEE2
A very transparent part of Nostradamus' work shown in his Prophecies and their accompanying documents is that there will be a flood that will cover seventy percent of the land surface of France. To talk of climate in such a setting we can conclude that Nostradamus would have had to use a geography far different than that of his time or ours. . Maps must be redrawn, places removed and added, shorelines adjusted and climate and rainfall recalibrated to the new experience.
The reason for the need of such draconian measures is that to cover seventy per cent of France requires an increase in sea level of 180meters. Many low lying countries would disappear all together but others such as Iran would only be affected along their coastline. See my papers on Floods and Flood Sephirot for verses that establish this background.
I find that so many deluges
and such deep floods shall befall the world before the
universal conflagration that there shall not be scarcely any
land. And this will be for such a long time that except for
enenographies a and topographies all would be lost...1555
Cesar Preface (PCE8)
Although Nostradamus' claims are beyond what might be considered reasonable we need to apply his settings in order to judge the predictive value of his verses.
So intensive rains fall over an extended period, seas rise, coastlines move inland, low-lying cities are submersed, people flee to safer land, rivers flood, river streams pick up strength, storms rage and waves increase in strength. And as the rains continue arable land is taken out of production, river towns are destroyed by raging waters, seaports cease to be appropriately placed, large cities succumb to the water's embrace and people flee to safer land. Famine follows and disease. Revolution, robbery, civil dysfunction, corruption and exploitation match the waters rise. New towns spring up in higher regions, new ports and vessels are needed to serve country no longer easily linked by road.
And all of this can be seen in the verses of the cluster in this Sephirot. These verses are dominated by references to named rivers, cities, towns and seaside ports. Many verses contain names that don't fit to any known place but equally many are commonly known. In the past people have altered the names to try and make them work but it may well be they are rightly spelled and apply to a new future where the landscape has changed. . Importantly those that we can identify do show consistencies that fit the narrative of a flooded landscape.
When familiar rivers are used they relate to those with mountain sources
while those lost are the ones that currently traverse lowlands.
To this end Nostradamus’ wording
takes on the referencing properties of a gazetteer rather than a map.
For us, the people of the twenty-first century, this is not a story we can welcome. Impotence to affect such a world-wide change means we have to believe Nostradamus was wrong and it helps that it seems outside the realm of current science expectations. Yet it seems Nostradamus foresaw the dilemma his prophecies created for those whose lives approached such ruin since he left one piece of data in his 1555 Epistle that suggests mankind survives:
I have composed books of prophecies each containing a hundred quatrains of astronomic prophecies, which I have intentionally arranged a little obscurely. They contain perpetual predictions for (the period) from now until the year 3797......1555 Cesar Preface (PCE6)
The group of verses included in this Sephirot cover events that would accompany such a massive change in sea level.
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