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Nostradamus' Mechanisms -the Astronomy Cipher Sephirot revealed

© Allan Webber October 2017.

It is the purpose of this chapter to present the Sephirot Chart showing how Nostradamus fulfilled his claims that his coding system was based on astronomic observations built into the rhythm of his poetry. 

Nostradamus made a great number of references to his use of astronomy in his 1555 Preface to Cesar and his 1558 Epistle to Henry and some of these references I include below. In the first of these he observes that his nightly fascination with the way the stars contribute to the nature of the universe led him to his conclusions about future events.

when judgment  comes to perfection with the celestial judgment that you wish to show: you will gain knowledge of future causes. Rejecting distant fantasies from the imaginations that will happen limits this feature [of future-seeing] to the premises suited to supernatural divine inspiration. And giving celestial figures, places, and the time the property held by a hidden virtue lies in this power and divine understanding. In the presence of these the three times comprise eternity because the revolution that causes them is the past, present and future Nostradamus' 1555 Preface for Cesar (PCE5)

In the above Nostradamus seems aware of the part time plays in human life. It stresses that the vagaries of mortality restrict the usability of human calendars to small packets of history and in order to relate the future to present and past requires an eternal clock such as astronomy offers.

In the next passage he states that he links temporal events to the position of the stars and suggests it is the only way by which truth can be judged. In other words the star patterns that accompany his vision are his means of setting dates that are independent of mankind.

Star positions can be calculated for periods stretching over the distant future. But a further aspect is required if this perfect clock is to serve his end; the event must be locked to that setting. It is only if there are credible correlations between the envisioned and the calculated that any faith can be had in their reality.

But when judgment comes to perfection with the celestial judgment that you wish to show: you will gain knowledge of future causes. Rejecting distant fantasies from the imaginations that will happen limits this feature [of future-seeing] to the premises suited to supernatural divine inspiration. And giving celestial figures, places, and the time the property held by a hidden virtue lies in this power and divine understanding. In the presence of these the three times comprise eternity because the revolution that causes them is the past, present and future: Nostradamus' 1555 Preface for Cesar (PCE5)

being surprised at how sluggishly time flows, I have made long calculation and during the time of night's sweet odours 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. Nostradamus' 1555 Preface for Cesar (PCE6).

In the next passage he uses these two factors, the vision of the stars and the linked event, and places them in his poetry. He states their accuracy is maintained for events at different locations on the earth by his correctly calculating and building into his verses the exact location of the stars. These perceived planet locations depend on the place on earth from which they are viewed. A conclusion that can be reached is this accuracy is only possible through code concealed within the lettering of his verse.

my nocturnal and prophetic calculations, which are composed out of a natural instinct, accompanied by a poetic furore rather than in accord with the strict rules of poetry. And in the most part they 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. Nostradamus' 1558 Epistle to Henry (HEE2)

There is a completion of this picture in the last of these passages from Nostradamusí prose papers that accompanied the first publication of his Prophecies. Throughout each of these extracts there is the disguise of astrology but the details offered along with that narrative suggest they are a description of his date validation mechanism. Only visions accompanied by star patterns that match to real time and real locations can be included in the prophecies. And in the passage below he adds an important aspect; he has included these patterns especially for the issues of greatest importance. In doing this he acknowledges he has hidden it from view but insists it is recoverable by sticking to the rules that govern the movement of stars and planets.

Sire, by this discourse I present these predictions with confusion as to when they will be and the event involved for
the enumeration of time that follows has no more than a little consistency in it. Much that is superior is seen to be astronomical and is the same as in other sacred writings, using both means I can not fail at all. Nostradamus' 1558 Epistle to Henry (HEE19a)

With this in mind it is therefore essential that close attention be given to the language of astronomy in anagrammatic form. It is only via this means that Nostradamus could demonstrate that his work involves the science of astronomy rather than the fictions of astrology.

There are a total of eight unique anagrammatic English terms that are variants of astronomy in anagrammatic forms in Nostradamusí Prophecies. By comparison there is only one where the base astrology is used yet there is no reason for such a divergent relationship based on the lettering of these two terms. Astrology only requires an exchange of an n for l and m for g to be transformed into astrology. Yet these interchanged letters have equivalent counts in the prophecies.

So we can conclude from this one aspect that Nostradamusí focus was not on astrology and there is other evidence attesting to this. This evidence consists of links between the verses holding astronomic references.

I have therefore used the eight unique anagrammatic variants of astronomy as the key cipher for the verses used in the following Sephirot. The cluster is built around these terms and includes all examples of its use.

Frequency of this sephirot's most prominent anagrams in Nostradamus' Prophecies:

Appearing in this cluster are words, such as

giant_axles (1), verticalness (1), enstation (3), cognitive (1), signation (2), contrives (2), invocating (1), axles (4), failures (2),

deluge(2), deliverance (2), fricative (1), rhotic (1), rhetoric (1), versification (1), sequence (1), science (2), craftiness (2), requisite (2)
astronomer/s (3), astronomies (2), astronomist (2), astronomic (1), asterismal (2), asterism (9), astral (5), consortia (3),

Small-bears (1), Plough (2), Centauri(1)_axles (1), Altair (8), Alterf (5),
freemasons (1) masonal (3), chimeras (1), pouuerless (4), elementals (1)

These are clear rare English variants of terms highly related to Nostradamus' coding methodology using astronomic reference points to define dates.

Looking at the list of anagram frequencies in the chart alongside it is immediately apparent that those verses have a highly significant number of rare terms relevant to astronomy that are independent of the selection process.

Terms such as science, axles, Centauri, Small-Bear and plough are not accidental products found by reshuffling the lettering of the astronomy main ciphers. And the lettering of these independent terms also sets them apart from each other..

Yet the terms above are obviously modern English and as shown in later Sephirots hold twists that tie them to the astronomy of our century.

Within these ten verses are also found most of the five anagrammatic variants derived from the French term astronome (astronomie / astronome / astronomes). So does this French presence nullify the importance of the English anagrams?

I would argue it doesnít because this topic has meaning for both eras and a dual language quality serves the interest of dual audiences.

The English versionís inclusion in the Prophecies is based on statistics. Firstly the number of independent English based anagrams uniquely related to astronomic terms is notable as already stated. But even more significant is that none in the English form come from trivial extensions of mentions in the text. By contrast all but one of the French anagrams do.

In fact the strongest and most useful messages relating to Nostradamusí claims within the Prefaces to the content of these verses come from the English variants of astronomy. And this language choice is what one could expect if it was to be decoded in the 21stC as Nostradamus foretold.

In this Sephirot the French English anagram duality extends to poetry coding terms such as versification, fricative, rhetoric and rhotic. In order for people to read the secrets appropriate for different eras such a duality device was essential. Importantly the common nature of linguistic terms in both French and English languages enabled him to inform both his 16thC target audience and that of the 21stC without creating extra difficulties for the coding.

C6 Q100

Let those who read this verse consider it deeply
Let the profane and the ignorant herd keep away
And far away all Astrologers, Idiots & Barbarians
May he who does otherwise be subject to the sacred rites


Quos legent hosce versus ma ture censunto
Profanum vulgus et inscium ne at trectato.
Omnesq Astrologi Blenni Barbari procul sunto
Qui aliter facit is rite sacer esto.

And that consistency between the two languages extends to the lack of focus on astrology since there are also no French anagrammatic variants of astrologie or astrologue to be found.

The certainty that astronomy is the dominant form in Nostradamusí work is also to be found via a key verse where the text contains the only usage of the word astrologi (Eng: Astrologers). The verse is clearly part of Nostradamus's messages on code; it is a declaration that those who examine his work will find meaning and all those unfit to absorb that content should stay away from it.

In the third line the message classes astrologers amongst the idiots and barbarians who should heed this warning.

As you read the Sephirot below the unity that has been established between his claims and the decoded content of his verses becomes increasingly well defined. In doing so it also builds the bonds established in the sequence of Sephirots already presented.

This increase in bonding highlights it is highly improbable that these connections are a result of chance. If this is the case then Nostradamusí hidden work is worth uncovering for by it he shows he had prescient abilities.

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Access to the individual verses and the original paper where these analyses first appeared can be gained via the links below:

  C1 Q16 C1 Q22 C2 Q35 C9 Q15  C10 Q57 C8 Q78 C3 Q38 C5 Q89 C4 Q27 C1 Q17

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