Nostradamus C3 Q48: His poetry used to hide astronomic ciphers for man's inhumanity.
Copyright: Allan Webber, December 2015
This verse is one of those that contributed most to my earliest views on
how Nostradamus incorporated astronomic data into his poetry (See my paper
Astronomy for more). My attention was drawn to it by the
singular anagrams for
in size '. The mansions relate to an
equatorial system of astronomy and by making this connection I was able to
give meaning to the text of the fourth line. The decay of a particular
star beneath the horizon accounts for much of the content in the text
while another theme found in the anagrams can be tied into events arising
out of climatic disaster throughout this century.
The story within the text and anagrams has a wider scope than just a
statement on astronomy. It is about ecolology of the atmosphere and a
period in man's future where his pollution of the ecosphere will lead to a
plan to reduce the population of mankind.
Anagrams that help in giving meaning to this verse include:
step accents pacts if safest acts teaches rude men dements Sept cens captifs eſtachez rudement truer Nordien petrols uproots ourmoraliti time Pour la moitie meurtrir donne le ſort invaders raids prompt element petrol chore echoes ecosphere
raindrops diviner prordains Le proche eſpoir viendra ſi
promptement mansions it quot'sunique in size
astronomy Mais non ſi toſt qu'vne quinzieſme mort.
Seven hundred captives bound roughly.
Lots drawn for the half to be murdered: The hope at hand
will come very promptly But not as soon as the fifteenth death.
Sept cens captifs eſtachez rudement
Pour la moitie meurtrir donne le ſort Le proche eſpoir viendra ſi
promptement Mais non ſi toſt qu'vne quinzieſme mort.
Adjacent Anagrams plus Anagrams of highest merit. Selection Order based on letter rarity, word and
sequence length plus line completion
<rude men Safest Step accents pit><unmetred
Step teaches z fits caps> feaSts dementS cheatS / chaSte