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