There are many words which have religious significance that are not
represented in Nostradamus' text. In appreciating those that are, it is helpful
to have an idea of the range which are excluded. These include Church/es,
cathedral, bishop, Cardinals, crematorium, mausoleum, evangelist/s, catholic,
orthodox, apostolic, minister, Saint-John, Saint-Paul, Saint-Marq, Christian,
martyr/s, beatification, Jesus, crucified, purgatory, heresy etc.
Many short words are, as expected, quite abundant and the accidental rate
would be high even if the text isn't coded. These include Iesus (17), pastor
(12), priest(26), Pope (9), Moses (13), Islam (20), Saints (38), Qoran (22),
Quran (28). These words are only included in the table
below when they occur in conjunction with rarer words.
The table below shows a list of those religious anagrams that are of lower number and of other
words also of religious significance that are in the same verse in visible or hidden
form. It also shows any other anagrams found in the verse that may give meaning.
In developing these tables I have drawn on the anagrams recovered by my
programs. They have been built using those words that are least frequent.
I have not chosen to exclude or include words to produce a particular
effect. However, having gathered them together in this fashion I believe there
are consistencies within each verse that tie in with the external references to
the key words.
The anagrams in the following tables are out of context so it is unwise to draw premature
conclusions to their relevance. As presented they don't carry the authority of
linking the visible with the hidden text nor do they carry the depth and breadth
of meaning bestowed by interweaving the Norn like threads of past present and
future. Note, however, that I think that by reference to
their context in Nostradamus' text
I will be able to establish they are united by one theme and that
is the threat from future acts of fundamentalism / zealotry. I also believe they
supply the names and places of the definitive sources for the deepest level of
It is worth looking at the list of occurrences given below each table. Not
only does it indicate the worth or otherwise of the words grouped together but
there is a hint that their frequency may other another dimension to their
In these Tables of Verses and Anagrams, Words in the visible text
are shown in bold. These may
not necessarily be found elsewhere as anagrams.
St Quintin was a Christian martyr, executed for his missionary zeal at Amiens
on the 31st October, 287CE. He had been seized and thrown into prison, loaded
with chains. The court before which he was brought could not alter his zeal
through either promises or threats and the magistrate condemned him to a
barbaric torture. His body was pierced with two iron wires from the neck to the
thighs, and iron pins were thrusts under his nails, into his flesh, his skull.
Lastly his head was cut off.
The first of the third group of Mysteries associated with the rosary prayers
is called The Agony of the Garden. One point in this recital says An angel
appears to Him from heaven to strengthen Him.
Super-sacerdotal: means highest priestly authority. Eleusian (mysteries): Ancient mysteries that were celebrated in early
autumn when seed was sown. The rituals celebrated the abduction and return of
Persephone and symbolized the annual cycle of death and rebirth in nature as
well as the immortality of the soul. Ancient belief held that they were
instituted in Eleusis by Persephone's mother, Demeter. Dionysus was also much
Temple of Artemis/Diana in
Ephesus, Turkey was considered one of the seven
wonders of the ancient world. At the core it involved the worship of the Goddess
who is identified by many names, one of which is Isis.
(Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) lived and died in the 3rd century of Christian
era. He was an early Christian writer and taught rhetoric. His writings about
Jews and their part in the stories of the New Testament have remained
constant source for anti-Semitic ideas.
By this alone the Jews can receive pardon of their sins, if they wash
away the blood of Christ slain, in His baptism, and, passing over into His
Church, obey His precepts. In Isaiah the Lord says: 'Now I will not release your
sins. When ye stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my face from you; and
if ye multiply prayers, I will not hear you: for your hands are full of blood.'(Against the Jews)
His ideas were also important in establishing the
foundation of the Holy Trinity and the role of Virgin Mary as Mother of God.
These gave credence to
the family "brought into unity from the unity
of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Saint Cyprian, "De
Orat. Dom.," 23: PL 4, 536), at whose heart is a new bond between the
Mother and the disciple.
On September 13, 258, Cyprianus was imprisoned
sentenced to die by the sword because of his Christian beliefs. His only answer
was "Thanks be to God!" The execution was carried out at once in an
open place near the city. A vast multitude followed Cyprian on his last journey.
He removed his garments without assistance, knelt down, and prayed. Two of his
clergy blindfolded him. He ordered twenty-five gold pieces to be given to the
executioner, who with a trembling hand administered the death-blow.
His altruisms and dogmatism are a foundation of
many fundamentalist ideas. His sayings include :
"He can no longer have God
for his Father who has not the Church for his mother;.. he who gathereth
elsewhere than in the Church scatters the Church of Christ"
.. "nor is there any other home to believers but the one Church".
The most famous saying of Cyprian,
states "Outside the Church there is no salvation,"
An Epicurean is
a follower of the philosophy advanced by Epicurus that
considered happiness, or the avoidance of pain and emotional disturbance, to be
the highest good and that advocated the pursuit of pleasures that can be enjoyed
in moderation (See prayers
for other instances).
Caxton (William) (see
reference in Wilkpedia for more):Recuyell of the Historyes of
Troye or Recueil des Histoires de Troye, is a courtly romance written
by Raoul le Fevre, chaplain to Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. It was the first
book printed in the English language. It was translated by William Caxton and
printed by him with Colard Mansion in Bruges (about 1475). This predates his
establishing of his printing press at Westminster in 1476. Caxton's translation
of the Golden Legend, published in 1483, contains some of the earliest
verses of the Bible to be printed in English, rather than copied. This popular
medieval classic was about the lives of the Saints worshipped in the late 15th
century. Originally its title was simply Legenda Sanctorum
which is Latin
for "Saints' readings".
The author , Jacobus de Voragine,
usually begins his tale with a fanciful etymology of the saint's name, even
though it is likely he knew their accurate meaning. At that time it was not
uncommon to use linguistically accurate derivations set out beside
allegorical and figurative explanations. An example (in Caxton's translation)
shows the author's method:
Sylvester is said of sile or sol which is light, and of
the earth, as who saith the light of the earth, that is of the church. Or
Silvester is said of silvas and of
trahens, that is to say he
was drawing wild men and hard unto the faith. Or as it is said in
glossario, Silvester is to say green, that is to wit, green in
contemplation of heavenly things, and a toiler in labouring himself; he was
umbrous or shadowous. That is to say he was cold and refrigate from all
concupiscence of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.
It seems to me that the code used by Nostradamus' is very akin to this
process used by Voragine.