Prophecies Of Nostradamus :: Flowering of a new religion
“Almost all the publications on Nostradamus’ work which have appeared this century focus exclusively on the negative aspects of his predictions, making him, in the popular mind, a prophet solely of destruction and disaster, plague and nuclear war.
But are we inevitably doomed to a future world of natural and ecological disaster, plague and nuclear war? Is our future destiny, as foreseen by Nostradamus, immutable, or will we be given an opportunity to improve our chances of survival?
Throughout the prophet’s visions of apocalypse the theme of a new religious consciousness occurs again and again. It will flourish, he says, before the end of the 20th century …
In their present state the established religions show little signs of an ability to bring peace on earth. On the contrary, most of the wars of history have been fought over differences of faith and different definitions of the nature of”truth.”
By clearing predicting the flowering of a new religion, Nostradamus discounts all the familiar established faiths. What is the nature of this new religion? Is it already developing, or yet to be born?”
John Hogue, Nostradamus: The New Revelations
Element Books, Inc., 1994, p. 225.
Nostradamus (December 14, 1503—July 2, 1566)
Nostradamus is one of the world’s most famous authors of prophecies. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, which consists of one unrhymed and 941 rhymed quatrains, grouped into nine sets of 100 and one of 42, called”Centuries.”
Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame) – a Jewish prophet, astrologer, astronomer and physician – was born in St. Remy, France, and converted to Catholicism to avoid religious persecution. His intrinsic wisdom and future visions were true in many cases (although many of his one thousand or so quatrains are vague.) In Centuries he foresaw events far removed from his times — flying machines, the fall of communism, the world wars, alien visitors, and others.
The accuracy and uncanny detail of Nostradamus’ prediction in 1556 foreseeing the death of Henry II by 1559 propelled him to new heights and royal recognition. His immense visionary power made him vulnerable to religious persecution and was hounded by the Inquisition for a decade prior to his death. It is for this reason his prophecies are obscure and safeguarded in ancient languages and cryptic camouflage, with strange references and metaphors to contemporary as well as future events. Given the latent paranoia of the evil of women during his time, any prophecy to their rise had to be well hidden from inquisitive minds. Even if he had been forced to explain them there were always”safe”Interpretations.
He was a man ahead of is times.
The essence of his powers laid in his understanding of the ancient art of intuition, as is evident in this preface to his son Cesar:
“I emptied my soul, brain and heart of all care and attained a state of tranquility and stillness of mind which are prerequisites for predicting by means of the brass tripod … human understanding being created by intellect cannot see secret things unless helped by voices from a void which is helped in turn by the thin candle flame … from which comes a clouded vision of great events, unhappy and important, cataclysmic adventures arriving at the right time.”
We will present a number of authors and redirect the readers’ attention towards a different way of reflecting past interpretations. We are of the opinion that there is more than meets the eye.
“The very meaning of Nostradamus means”Our Lady”In Latin. So his prophecies of women are much more than has been understood till today.”1
“Radical attempts to lift human consciousness always meet with violent opposition, particularly from those with vested interests in retaining the status quo. Throughout history men of vision have been subject to persecution. Ironically, many of the political and religious groups, the”Authorities,” which silenced them, later capitalized on their deaths, presumably in an effort to consolidate both their power and influence.
An example is the way the pagan Roman Empire crucified Jesus, then later established Christianity as a state religion. The history of the Roman Catholic church and its Vatican, built over the bones of a crucified Peter, stems from these beginnings.
Can we be open to the possibility that there may be spiritual teachers among us now who have new insights into how we can all live happily on our planet? Such a fresh look at our mystic contemporaries may require us to set aside our accepted beliefs and preconceptions. By branding modern visionaries as eccentric, or dangerous enough to outlaw, as our society often does, we may be repeating the mistakes made by the God-fearing citizens of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago when they branded Jesus Christ as a guru of a mad cult.
Some 60 quatrains of Nostradamus’ prophecies seem to chronicle today’s new spiritual teachers and their movements. The pattern of these prophecies indicates the unique historical phenomenon which we call the“Human Potential”or”New Age”movement … These 60 quatrains contain eight major clues to the character of the new religion and its teachings, and to the identification of its visionaries.”
John Hogue, Nostradamus: The New Revelations
Element Books, Inc., 1994, p. 226-27