...and from the heavens will fall a great abundance of fire and white-hot stones, so nothing shall remain that is not consumed. And all this is to occur, in brief, before the last conflagration...1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE8)
Throughout his work Nostradamus links the great abundance of fire and white stones falling from the heavens to the great floods which I have shown carry signals for events happening in the late 21st century. Like the theme of floods, that of fire from the sky seems an unlikely primary motivator for Nostradamus' interest in events some five hundred years after his death and the evidence in his works suggests that like the floods the fires represent the vehicle for much greater mutations than wrought by flame and water.
In the verse at the head of this page 'The Great Motor renews the ages' offers more evidence that the precession of the pole star is the period when conflagration is initiated by stones falling from the sky. In the chapter on floods I uncovered Nostradamus' dating for the rise of the floodwaters as being from 2065 to 2105 CE and this event is then the great trouble for humanity mentioned in the first line while the greater one is the massive conflagration that follows shortly after that date.
With these disasters in mind the statement in the third line of rain, blood, famine, steel and plague is a highly likely consequence. However the milk mentioned in the same cluster seems an ill-fitting result of either great floods or vast conflagrations since it suggests some form of nourishment.
The story involving the conflagrations brings in elements that are different to those found in verses about floods and two of these are war and genetic change. Of these factors it is genetic change that offers the most reasonable rationale for Nostradamus' interest in the 21st century and beyond because it is directly related to human mutation of a type not relevant to any earlier period.
But now I want to reach out and declare happenings of common interest through incomprehensible and perplex sentences about future causes. The most urgent are those in which I perceive some human mutation...1555 Preface to Cesar (PCE8)
Meteorites are the source of fire in the sky.
In Verse C1 Q46 the great fire falling from the sky is linked to an after shock that shakes the earth around its impact zone in Southern France. The first line which names three towns in its text conceals an anagram for meteorites (store et Mi) that directly relates to this great fire. There are only two anagrams for this term in Nostradamus' Prophecies and the appearance of one of them here together with the text telling us the great fire falls from the sky for three nights suggests it is not just a single meteorite but many.
Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande
The meteorites and trembling earth within the above verse become the earthshaking fire in the first line of text of C1 Q87. The text suggests the continuous impact of heavy objects triggers earthquakes and violent volcanic flows. This idea of continuous strikes is supported by a set of adjacent anagrams for shower swipe earth (ue Puis- Areth- huſe rou) located in the fourth line.
It is noteworthy that Earth appears in two lines, once in the text and the other time as an anagram. This decreases the chance the anagram is a product of chance alone. The verse also suggests these events are the triggers for the great war which the previously established arguments show commences in the 22nd century.
Earthshaking fire from the center of the earth
Ennoſigee feu du centre de terre
Verse C2 Q43 which has much the same theme in its text as C1 Q87 introduces another theme that I will take up in later sections and this is the involvement of three princes. Just as floods and conflagration can be seen in many places in the 1555 Preface and 1558 Epistle that accompany the Prophecies so too can the three prince stories and these characters are almost always mentioned as major activators and participants in the direst of religious wars.
The three brothers will have their differences and then they will have such great cooperation and agreement that the three and four parts of Europe will tremble. The youngest of them will sustain and augment the Christian monarchy, elevate sects and suddenly cast them down, Arabs retreat, kingdoms unite and new laws are promulgated...1558 Henry Epistle (HEE8a)
The description provided by the text of C2 Q43 affirms the details of the dramatic events at the start of the 22nd century but brings in new dimensions. And we can be sure that these three belligerent leaders are linked to the time of fire falling from the sky since once again the anagrams present the turning of the pole star in a set of adjacent anagrams occupying all of line one. This line says constellatile wheel appear turned (ant lestoille c - heuelu - e appar - nte Dur). This complex sequence is made up of rare anagrams since there are no other anagrams for constellatile and only two others for wheel to be found within the Prophecies. ( I have included this sequence even though the word ‘constellatile’ is not a normal word since its meaning is somewhat obvious).
The modern aspects of meteorite bombardment.
As I present this series of verses it is apparent that their texts tell parts of a continuous story but it would not have been feasible for Nostradamus to directly talk of ideas within his text that relate directly to modern science. This role is left to the anagrams and before introducing more specialised terms from our times I wanted to show these verses do carry anagrams of import for the message in their text. So I have begun with verses which carry anagrams for the Polar turning and meteorites since they are able to be conveyed by ideas such as the 'great mover' and 'white-hot rocks' which have a degree of meaning to the sixteenth century and I have then shown how the anagrams develop the same ideas as conveyed by the verse. At the same time I have shown that some anagrams relate to a fuel-based rationale for war.
In verse C5 Q100 the text identifies elements seen in earlier verses such as towns in Southern France which serve to indicate this region is subjected to fire from the sky and as in C1 Q46 where there is an anagram that represents fire in the sky using a word well known to Nostradamus. In the second line there is comets (s et Com) but this anagram also occurs in five other verses so it is not exceptionally rare.
There are however rarer anagrams that form an identifiable biological cluster and these are genomic (Cominge), axons (Saxon) and caudicle (du ciel a C). These anagrams occur only here or have a maximum of two other verses where they can be found. This cluster helps define the fire in the sky as having an impact on the future evolution of life on this planet, a theme that will be further developed as more specific stories are told in later chapters.
There is another story-line that has great significance. The text suggests that a high-up leader survives the initial conflagration in Southern France but dies through a fire within his own body that he and others start. The references in this verse comply with others discussed later in this book whereby material from space is used for genetic manipulation by the wealthy. They use biological factors found in comets to create human clones engineered to meet their future medical needs.
In the preceding verse I show there is a group of rare anagrams that relate to biological processes and as I proceed I will show that this theme is closely tied with that of the celestial objects that fall from the sky in the early 22nd century.
In C2 96 shown below, the text once again reinforces the link of bright objects seen in the sky around southern Europe and like many others the text links the fire in the sky to the onset of a war. Famine is once again an outcome of these events and the anagrams in the first line provide a well defined context.
One anagram that occurs only in this verse is that for radio-nucleates (ardent au ciel so). Although the word radio-nucleate is not found in many online dictionaries it is a modern term increasingly used in the medical and science fields to describe matter that has undergone exposure to radioactivity and become radioactive in the process. The anagram for nucleotidase (dent au ciel so) also comes out of the same section of the line. This is a term related to the fundaments of digestion since it refers to enzymes that make use of the proteins in food materials. This vital reference is part of a sequence of anagrams that say nucleotidase fuel arrives (ent au ciel so - ir sera v - eu, Fl).
In the third line there is also an anagram sequence that says leaving altered power sources (ne glaiu -e tard le - secours - pourue). Each sequence has internal relevance to the chemistry of biological materials and these sequences do contribute to the more complex rare anagrams then we are seeing yet another dimension to the fire in the sky story. What encourages me to accept their validity is similar ideas recur in many verses and they suggest radioactivity released into the environment from destroyed nuclear power plants causes mutations in the food chain.
The regions struck by meteorites and comets.
The terrain over which the fire falling from the sky is felt is not as great as that for the floods but it isn't confined to France alone as indicated in the verses below. These verses are presented only cursorily here since they will be presented in more detail within the themes they highlight in their text. They cover events such as the leader being struck dead by fire from the sky, details of incidents in the great war of the 22nd century and the destruction that conflagrations and floods bring to Italy.
The motion of senses, heart, feet and hands
Fire color of gold from the sky seen on earth:
Very near the Tiber presses Death:
From the celestial fire on the Royal edifice,
Sources of the meteorites.
The next three verses hold common threads via their mention of 'Cancer' and 'degrees' in a context that fits to an astronomic usage where 'location of origin' is given rather than time. Although not as prolific as meteor showers such as the Leonids there are meteor showers originating in the region of Cancer.
The first of these verses includes a reference to 48 degrees and that same reference is found in a passage of the Epistle to Henry as shown below. The combination of the verse and quote highlights that they relate to the period of religious war in the early part of the 22nd century with one of the locations being the city at 48 degrees; namely Budapest.
At the forty-eighth climateric degree,
At forty-five degrees the sky will burn,
If Nostradamus could see the future does it mean the Prophecies are true?
I have used more anagrams in this section than in the earlier ones and my reason for doing so was that I wanted to demonstrate that they form a lattice that brings the verses together and gives flesh to the skeleton of the text. Although I have up to this point only covered a small portion of the 942 verses the ones I have presented hold anagrammatic terms that should have been unknowable at the time of Nostradamus' writings. In particular modern terms such as radionuclear, denuclearisation, genomic, spermatogenic and nucleotidase should not be part of his knowledge base.
These anagrams are quite remarkable because not only do they have descriptions that fit stories in the text but they form definable groups within verses and between the stories of fire in the sky. And these groups which are overly represented in the Prophecies comply with the known goals set out by Nostradamus. All this again adds to the remarkable nature of their existence. The evidence does point to the anagrams being an integral part of the Prophecies rather than a product of chance alone.
But do these anagrams show he could see the future? And if he could accomplish this feat does his vision show our inevitable fate?
The answer has to be 'no' to both questions but their presence in the form and to the extent which I have shown and will show for other verses does shift the balance of probability towards his being able to see the future. However as with every human act of communication his observations may be shaped by the way his knowledge was acquired and the sources from which it came.
For instance the seen-future may be part of the electromagnetic spectrum generated by modern or future man. If so it could be flawed since the electro-magnetic spectrum contains fictional as well as factual stories and all could be backed by a correct understanding of future technology. So if the knowledge comes from images from the future they might be the TV programs we and later generations watch.
And if his connection was with individuals from other times then Nostradamus' vision would inevitably be shaped by the bias, limitations and scope of his source as well as the usual problems of focal depth and aberration a person has in observing the world.
It is unlikely Nostradamus could have had omniscience, a property that would give him universal understanding and so what he saw may be perfect in its detail but invalid in its story-lines which rely on the veracity of his sources.