Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus was born during a winter storm within the 16th century. It was during a time of a star that was portentious to sight. During his long years of his career he had told over 1000 prophesies. Nostradamus was a famous astrologer who lived in the 16th century. He made many prophecies, both for his current era and the distant future. Most famous are his Centuries, a series of 942 verses, grouped in sets of 100, describing future events. A single verse is commonly called a quatrain and 100 quatrains a Centurie.

  His writings were in French. And, He was thought to be into the dark arts and therefore had to write his quatrains in code to prevent his persecution during the Inquisition. A few of the major subjects that he covers in his writings are about times of trouble, the anti-Christ, Scientific achievements, Geological changes and World War III. As you can tell from the themes in some of these quatrains, even thought he didn?t make concrete statements, Nostradamus was definitely a apocalyptic thinker.

  The first years were pure oblique living. Then the visions started coming to him. One day he was walking along a riverbank and he saw a plant. Then his vision blurred and he was watching a strange picture box from outside a strange house. It showed a report that had pictures of a murder that was to come. His vision came back to focus on the plant again and he blinked his eyes. This was his first vision.

  The process that started out as vision recording turned out to be that he was tied to a chair or locked in a room by himself with nothing in it to keep from hurting himself as he was then living out the visions. Then as he raved on people he paid would listen to his descriptions and write down the things they understood him speaking with much debate afterword. The things they wrote down were often unknown to them yet he managed to get over 1000 prophesies written for him. The one I think about the most is the prophesy of the world trade center being destroyed by an airplane. It was quoted as thus "A big metal bird which flies into a building and the building burns." He also had dreams which he wrote down. He took to staring at fires and water bowls to gain glimpses of the future through the focus of the words future sight as a daily practice. His visions were very far reaching as sometimes the visions came unbidden. The act after the ceromonies of future vision was the act of cleansing. I myself have done several future visions and controlled the sight at night. Afterwords, I always cleanse myself or find myself slightly confused all day long.

  The prophetic writing of Nastradamus are loosely interpreted by scholars and religious fanatics alike. From each group of individuals we gain a different meaning of the prophecies themselves. According to the scholarly type the prophecies are taken in a literal form and observed for accuracy and lack of accuracy. The point is not so much to prove something right or wrong but to observe the prophecies and see if they do correspond to current and future events. Scholars take the view of a skeptic in a sense, just as the average public, so as to calm a curiosity that lurks in the mines of all, "What of tomorrow?". If we can be sure of certain events than we can atleast have an ideal of the fate that is to we are destine for. It doesn?t change the value of life as long as we don?t indicate when these events should occur. And in accordance with the prophecies of Nostradamus, there are very few dates shone in the course of prophetic career.

  As far as the fanatic you find a whole other view of what the prophetic writings mean. This group uses the prophecies in correlation with their religions doctrine, usually the Bible. Such as Jean-Charles de Fontbune, author of "Nostradamus: countdown to Apocalypse" and "
Nostradamus 2; into the 21st century. She appears to be correlating the Biblical Apocalyptic text with the prophecies in attempt to prove that we are in the final days of the earthly existence, as we know it. Dates are calculated and reinterpreted instead of observed for fact or fiction. Events are elaborated on to show more meaning. And facts are made of a man?s dreams.

  I am not making a personal judgement call about the way that the prophecies are interpreted. I am merely stating obvious observations made in the course of a month long study. The fact is that Nostradamus never made any end of the world prophecies. He just stated some events that he believed would occur. The word "end" is used only to describe the end of a period or era. The key is to observe why scholars? view the text and what has doing so done for them. And view the more fanatical groups and learn why they believe as they do and illustrate the correlation to the viewers of this page.

Traditional Interpretation of Prophecies by Traditional Apocalyptic thinker Religious Group

  The prophecies of Nostradamus have a specific meaning to this group, mostly comprised of the pre-millennialist who believe that Nostradamus some how for saw the end of the world. Nostradamus said that his quatrains would foretell events from his day (1555 AD) to the year 3797 AD in a letter to Cèsar. To apocalyptic thinker this was but a piece to the puzzle of when the world would end. Apparently they believe the difference between the dates 1555 AD and 3797 AD added to the amount of years between Adam (the first man) and Christ (Jesus) was the key to the end of days. The 6,999 years were dates from the biblical creationto come to the date 1999. Since this date has passed, the ideology behind this date formulation is proven false. Nevertheless, this date was also justified by two quatrains in the first and tenth century of his prophecies.

C1, Q48
After twenty years of republican power, another will establish the monarchy until the 7th millennium. When this monarchy misfortune then shall my prophecy be accomplished and terminated.

C10, Q74
When the 7th millennium is reached there will then take place a veritable hecatomb, which will happen near the millennium. Then those, who have entered the tomb, will emerge from it.

Apparently the importance of these prophecies to this particle group must be re-accessed if the are to have any value in the ideology to the Apocalyptic thinkers that look at the text and correlate it with the bible.

Interpretation of Prophecies by Scholarly Popular Apocalyptic thinkers.

  To the scholarly there is very little conflict as to dates indicated in the quatrains of Nostradamus. There is still at least another millennium worth of prophecies ahead of us. We have seen some of the prophecies come true, such as the quatrains about the different anti-Christ. I say different anti-Christ because it appears that Nostradamus indicates more than one.

C8, Q77

The third anti-Christ very soon annihilated. 27 years his bloody war will last. The heretics are dead, captives, exiled blood soaked human bodies, water and a reddened icy rain covering the entire earth.

More information is to be accessed to be fact or fiction by the occurrences. Anyway, the way the Nostradamus sees the world ending is not conventional. He says that the earth will be flooded and that meteors will hint the earth. However the human race with survive because he says that we would have colonies in space by the time that this happens. This is indicated in the Preface to Ceasar and the quatrains of Nostradamus.

Preface: "
Before the universe conflagration the world will be deluged by many floods of such height that there will remain scarcely any land not covered by water. And it shall last so long that everything will perish except the dry earth itself and the human race. Before and after these floods many nations shall see no rains and there will fall from the sky such a great amount of fire and meteors that nothing will remain unconsumed. All this will happen a short time before the conflagration".

C8, Q16

At the place Jason built his ship (in Greece), there will be such a great and sudden flood that one will have no place or land to fall upon. The waves crest over Mount Olympus (9,570 ft).

The Old Testament predicts that seven great events will
happen at roughly the same time, all of which shall be indicators
that mankind is approaching Armageddon, Nostradamus' Millennium.
Horrifyingly enough, these events appear to have already started
and mankind will have to act quickly if the predictions are not
to be fulfilled.

  According to both Erika Cheetham and John Hogue, the following quatrains could very well refer to the "Third Antichrist." Cheetham sees connections between Nostradamus' use of the word Brodde and translates it as meaning either black or dark brown or decadent. Hogue senses great meaning in the enigmatic Mabus in terms of the Antichrist. The future Antichrist would be the third; the first two were Napoleon and Hitler.

  Erika Cheetham writes, " great disasters have to accumulate and come together to give warning of its [the prophesied "Millennium" of Nostradamus] actual coming and of the Third Antichrist. Phenomena such as showers of blood, Saturn in a bad aspect, and war together with some great evil affecting the Vatican and the Papacy and a naval war are all portents. Nostradamus intended for the reader to take note of these events and to try to halt them, but the way the world is going this tragically seems unlikely."

Remember that these are opinions and that your own educated impressions could well be more accurate than those that follow.

Century 1, Quatrain 50

From the three water signs will be born a man
who will celebrate Thursday as his feast day.
His renown, praise, rule and power will grow
on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East.

Cheetham: Describes a person born with the signs of Aries, Cancer,

and Aquarius; presumably not a member of any of the modern religions
of today; takes Thursday as a holy day. [Several visitors have pointed out that the three water signs actually are: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Thanks to all who responded. -- Morgana]

Century 2, Quatrain 30

One who the infernal gods of Hannibal
Will cause to be reborn, terror of all mankind
Never more horror nor the newspapers tell of worse in the past,
Than will come to the Romans through Babel (Iraq).

Cheetham: Eternal gods of Hannibal means North Africa or the Middle

East; there comes forth a man who will bring trouble to the whole
world; the last line may refer to the collapse of the Catholic

Hogue: Nostradamus may be hinting that the Third Antichrist [The

first was Napoleon; the second was Hitler.] comes from a modern
day region in North Africa or the Middle East; the concept of
newspapers was unheard of in the time of Nostradamus; perhaps
it refers to terrorism in the headlines.

Century 2, Quatrain 62

Mabus then will soon die, there will come
A horrible slaughter of people and animals:
At once vengeance is revealed coming from a hundred hands,
Thirst and hunger when the comet will run.

Cheetham: Is "Mabus" an anagram for the Antichrist?

Hogue: "Mabus" is one of Nostradamus' most famous prophetic

enigmas; may provide a clue to the name and identity of the third
and final Antichrist; it may already be too late to decode and
prevent "its" terrible destiny; the final line dates
the beginning of his legacy of terror around the time of the appearance
of a comet. [Halley? Hale-Bopp? Both Hogue and Cheetham use Halley's
Comet as THE signpost; however, at the time that they were writing,
they had no knowledge of the splendor of the Hale-Bopp Comet, which appeared in 1996-1997. -- Morgana]

[The following quatrains are presented here without "professional"
interpretation except for minor adjustments to the translations. They are often interpreted as referring to the Antichrist or
the time of the Third Antichrist.]

Century 2, Quatrain 89

One day the two great leaders will become friends (and/or halved,
Their great power will be seen to increase:
The new land will be at the height of its power (America),
To the bloody one the numbers are reported.

Century 4, Quatrain 95

The rule will be left to two; they will
hold it for a very short time.
Three years and seven months passed, they will go to war:
Their two vassals rebel against them,
The victor is born on Armenian (?) soil.

Century 8, Quatrain 77

The Antichrist very soon annihilates the three,
Twenty-seven years the blood of his war will last.
The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled;
With blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth.

Century 10, Quatrain 66

The chief of London through the realm of America,
The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost:
King and "Reb will face an Antichrist so false, [or Roy Reb or Reb the King]
That he will place them all into the conflict.


Century 2, Quatrain 62
Mabus plus tost alors mourra, viendra,
De gens & bestes vn horrible defaite:
Puis tout à coup la vengeance on verra,
Cent, main, faim quand courra la comete.

Mabus then will soon die, there will come

A horrible undoing of people and animals:
At once vengeance one will see vengeance,
One hundred hands, thirst, famine, when the comet will run.

John Hogue's Interpretation

Nostradamus? Third Antichrist has yet to be positively identified. In contrast with his certainty about Napoleon and Hitler, Nostradamus is less clear who this third tyrant is. Perhaps this is an example of his prophetic myopia that enabled him to be clearest about events of local or European history. When contemplating future events in more distant lands, the prophet?s vision tends to be cloudier. What does come through clearly is the fact that this Third and final Antichrist is not a prominent European leader. He may even be a minor player in a future conflict, an insignificant terrorist such as Gavrilo Princip, the Serbian nationalist who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, triggering World War I.

The man we know as Mabus may be some obscure future terrorist who, if he is not identified and restrained in time, will trigger World War III and the extinction of civilization as we have known it.

The time we have left to positively decode who or what Mabus is, and how to prevent the foretold terrible destiny, may already have passed. The final line could date the beginning of his legacy of terror around the time of the appearance of Halley?s Comet (1985-86), the collision of the comet Shoemaker-Levi (1994), or the comet Hale-Bopp (1997), which appeared right at the millennium of the Jewish lunar calendar.

Mabus could be a cryptogram for Thurbo Majus, the classical Roman name given to the infernal god of Hannibal, or a cryptogram for Megabyzus, one of several conspirators who overthrew a Zoroastrian priest who had usurped the throne of Persia.

An argument could be made that upon this classical foundation, Nostradamus is building a prophecy for the near-future debacle of Saddam Hussein from within, by a Persian (Iranian) ally.

Try this experiment: Take a piece of paper and write "SAddAM." Hold it in front of a mirror.

The mysterious Mabus could be one of dozens of Saddam Hussein?s more sophisticated Al Abbas versions of his Scud missiles. Mabus therefore becomes a weapon launched by the Antichrist in a surprise attack. It "will soon die" in the flames of its own successful explosion after its supersonic journey.

Erika Cheetham's Interpretation

Nostradamus mentions a comet together with destruction and war. The "hundred hands"
is evocative of the many refugee camps all over the world, where people are suffering from thirst and hunger. When Halley?s Comet passed in 1986 there were famines in Africa, the Far East and South America. Is Mabus the name, possible an anagram, of the Third Antichrist to come? Ms. Cheetham believes it more likely that he is envisaged as a forerunner, so the time of the Antichrist is still awaited.

The Old Testament predicts that seven great events will
happen at roughly the same time, all of which shall be indicators
that mankind is approaching Armageddon, Nostradamus' Millennium.
Horrifyingly enough, these events appear to have already started
and mankind will have to act quickly if the predictions are not
to be fulfilled."

The "seven signs" mentioned in the Old Testament are: religious

deception, internal revolution, worldwide war, famine, the poisoning
of the earth, earthquakes, and plagues and disease. Below are
some of Nostradamus' quatrains dealing with famine, plague, and earthquakes.

Century 1, Quatrain 67

The great famine which I sense approaching
Will often turn [up in various areas] then become worldwide.
It will be so vast and long-lasting that [people] will grab
Roots from the trees and children from the breast.

Century 1, Quatrain 69

The great mountain, seven stadia [4,247 feet] in circumference,
After peace, war, famine, flooding,<br>
[The impact?] Will spread far, drowning great countries<br>
Even antiquities and their mighty foundations.

Century 2, Quatrain 75

The voice of the unusual bird is heard,
In the pipe of the breathing floor:
Bushels of wheat will rise so high,
That man will devour his fellow man.

Century 5, Quatrain 90

In the Cyclades, in Perinthus and Larissa,
In Sparta and the entire Pelopennesus: [the Balkans and all of Greece],
Very great famine, plague through false dust,
Nine months will it last throughout the entire peninsula.

Century 5, Quatrain 63

From the vain enterprise honor and undeserved complaint,
Boats tossed about among the Latins, cold, hunger, waves
Not far from the Tiber the land stained with blood,
And diverse plagues will be upon mankind.

Century 6, Quatrain 5

Very great famine (caused) by a plague-ridden wave,
Will extend through long rain the length of the Arctic pole:
&quot;Samarobryn&quot; one hundred leagues from the hemisphere,
They will live without law, exempt from politics.

Century 8, Quatrain 17

Those at ease will suddenly be cast down,
The world put into trouble by three brothers;
Their enemies will seize the marine city,
Hunger, fire, blood, plague, all evils doubled.

The horrible war which is prepared in the West,

The following year will come the pestilence,
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast (will survive),
Blood, fire, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.

Century 1, Quatrain 46

Very near to Auch, Lectoure and Mirande, [Southwestern France]
Great fire in the sky for three nights will fall:
A very stupendous and marvelous event will happen,
Very soon after the earth will tremble.

Century 3, Quatrain 3

With Mars and Mercury and the Moon in conjunction,
Toward the south there will be extreme drought:
In the depths of Asia one will say the earth trembles,
Corinth, Ephesus then in a troubled state.

Century 9, Quatrain 31

The trembling of the earth at Mortara
The tin island of St. George half sunk;
Drowsy with peace, war will arise,
At Easter in the temple abysses open.

Century 9, Quatrain 83

Sun twentieth of Taurus the earth will tremble very mightily,
It will ruin the great theater filled:
To darken and trouble air, sky and land,
Then the infidel will call upon God and saints.

Century 10, Quatrain 60

I weep for Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Genoa,
Savona, Siena, Capua, Modena, Malta:
For the above blood and sword for a New Year's gift,
Fire, the earth will tremble, water an unhappy reluctance.

Century 10, Quatrain 67

A very mighty trembling in the month of May,
Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus:
Venus also in Cancer, Mars in Virgo,
At that time hail will fall larger than an egg.

The Idiot Heir

An Internet Hoax

Come the millennium, month 12

In the home of greatest power
The village idiot will come forth
To be acclaimed the leader.

Shortly after the US Supreme Court selected George W. Bush as president in 2000, this quatrain made the Internet Rounds. After receiving many e-mail messages asking whether it had truly been written by Nostradamus, I used this site's <a href="nosearch.htm">Nostradamus Search Engine</a> to investigate. The following quatrain, which refers to an "Idiot Heir" -- not "Village Idiot" -- is perhaps the origin of the hoax. Scroll farther down this page to read comments made by John Hogue, author of many fine books concerning Nostradamus and his prophecies.

Century 1, Quatrain 78

D'vn chef vieillard naistre sens hebet&eacute;
Degenerant par s&ccedil;auoir & par armes,
Le chef de France par sa soeur redout&eacute;,
Champs diuisez, concedez aux gens gendarmes.

To an old leader will be born an idiot heir,

Weak both in knowledge and in war.
The leader of France is feared by his sister,
Battlefields divided, conceded to the soldiers.

[Found through this site nosearch.htm or Nostradamus Search Engine]

To an old chief will be born one with dull senses

Degenerate both in knowledge and in weapons:
The chief of France feared by his sister,
Fields divided, conceded to the soldiers on horses.

To a leader will be born an idiot heir,

Weak both in knowledge and in warfare.
The head of France is feared by his sister,
Battlefields divided, conceded to the military.

A Quatrain by "Hoax-tradamus"

"In 1555, Nostradamus wrote:

Come the millennium, month 12
In the home of greatest power
The village idiot will come forth
To be acclaimed the leader.

What a wonderful prophecy! Too bad it is a bald-faced hoax.

Can any of you see why? Or better, can any of you see which important

element is missing in this quotation?

Notice that this four-line prophecy attributed to Nostradamus does not

contain his Century and Quatrain indexing numbers?

I believe Nostradamus knew people would try to write prophecies under

his name. That is why he indexed all of his quatrains in his original
editions of "Les Propheties" -- his ambitious 941 quatrain history of the
future. If you have an authentically quoted prophecy's indexing number
you can find it in its original 16th century French. You can then
compare the translation in question against the original French
text for its accuracy and authenticity.

Rest assured. This is not a prophecy from Nostradamus. Only a hoaxer

writing for some yellow rag like the National Perspirer would avoid
such scrutiny by leaving out the index number.

By the way, I have cross-referenced every application of the over 36,000

words Nostradamus used in his prophetic works and none of them combine
to make this prophecy. This quatrain should be thrown in the same
garbage heap of non-indexed hoaxes like the famous "bloody glove of O.
J." quatrain. (Chuckle...)

There is, however, an authentic quatrain that

bears closer scrutiny in the coming years. It could be applied to the
future presidency of George W. Bush. It is Quatrain 13 of Century 6 of
his prophetic masterpiece, Les Propheties.

(First in 16th-Century French)

Vn dubieux ne viendra loing du regne,

La plus grand part le voudra soustenir:
Vn Capitole ne voundra point qu'il regne,
Sa grande change ne pourra maintenir.

(In English)

A doubtful one will not come far from the realm,

The greater part will want to support him:
A Capitol, will not want him to rule at all,
His great burden he will not be able to maintain.

This "doubtful one" could stand for the intellectually lightweight

George W. Bush. The "doubt" could imply some ongoing
suspicion throughout his presidency that Bush cheated Al Gore (who won
the majority of the popular national vote) out of the popular vote in
Florida by shady tactics. A fraud in the Florida vote count effectively
gave Bush the necessary electoral votes to "legally" win the election.
Nostradamus' use of "doubtful one" could also indicate that with time an
ever larger shadow of illegitimacy will cast itself across a Bush

The second line might describe a period of attempted healing during the

aftermath of the election. A time when a majority of the people of
America will try to rally around their "doubtful" new president.

Line three may hint to us who President Bush's real political enemies

are. By the way, it may not be the Democrats in the deadlocked Congress.
My sense is it will be the right wing elements of his own Republican
Party. But the obstacles do not end there. Those who "will not want him
to rule" could be those men behind the scenes that may have put this
maleable man into office to be their rehearsed puppet spokesman for
their agenda.

How could those who put him there turn against him?

Looking at Bush's natal astrological chart I see the potential for great

self-delusion and a predilection for substance abuse. The abuse in this
case comes from the drug called "power."

At some time in his presidency Bush will rebel against his handlers. As

his presidency becomes more besieged with problems and [lack of] credibility, he might strive to be his own man and cease to listen to his advisers,
causing even greater problems and greater strains upon himself. The last
line, therefore, may describe what I fear is some nervous breakdown or
health problem coming from the overwhelming pressures put upon a
basically good, yet emotionally and intellectually immature man.

Now, with this interpretation said, I wish to caution you all that there

is an even stronger application for this quatrain for an earlier
Republican president; one respected by the French people. It must be
remembered that Nostradamus saw the future through the perception of a
Frenchman. If foreigners come into his vision it is because they are in
some way appreciative of, or are influencing the future of, France. We
do not know how the French will ultimately regard Bush. Indeed the early
signs point to present day and future ridicule. Be that as it may, on
page 448 of my book <i>Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies,</i> I applied this prophecy to Richard Nixon back in 1997.

Here is what I said:

"This is [about] Nixon. Nostradamus would not overlook a man who did so
much to change the course of 20th-century history. But our prophet, ever
the pessimist, had Nixon to "kick around" long before the controversial
American president was born.

"In line 1 Nixon is the "doubtful one" who is regarded warmly in

France. Even the querulous Charles De Gaulle was an admirer. After
Nixon's fall following the Watergate scandal, he could still find
respect and honors during his visits to the "realm" of France. Perhaps
Nostradamus is saying that Nixon is "not far" from being a Frenchman. In
line 2 the "greater part" supporting Nixon during the 1968 presidential
election was what he called the "Silent Majority." He declared himself
the champion of normal, middle-class Americans who were not represented
in the turbulent political arena of the late 1960s. Line 3's "Capitol"
represents Washington DC, and the Democrat-controlled Congress of the
United States. Their fierce political rivalry with the Republican
president finally led to their vote for his impeachment, forcing him to
resign from office. Line 4 depicts a Nixon burdened with the cover-up
over Watergate, unable to maintain power and fulfill his far-reaching
geopolitical dreams to end the Cold War."

Time and events will tell whether Nostradamus' Quatrain 13 of Century 6

describes the tragedy of a president past, or president future.

Two Chiefs Elected
Century 9, Quatrain 4

L'an ensuyuant descouverts par deluge,
Deux chefs esleuz le premier ne tiendra:
De fuyr umbre &agrave; l'un d'eux le refuge,
Saccagee case qui premier maintiendra.

The year following discoveries out of a flood,

Two leaders elected, the first one will not hold:
For one of them refuge from fleeing a shadow,
Plundered [will be] the house which [the] first will maintain.

Prophetic Method of Nostradamus

Nostradamus used a variety of magical arts and tools to induce ecstatic trances.
Visions came to him through flame or water gazing, sometimes both
together. he also followed the practice of Branchus, a Delphic
priestess of ancient Greece, requiring him to sit, spine erect,
on a brass tripod, the legs of which were angled at the same degree
as the Egyptian pyramids. The upright position, and possibly the
use of nutmeg (a mild hallucinogen when consumed in sufficient quantity -- [deadly when the dose is too large]),
stimulated the mind; the angle of the tripod legs was thought
to create a bioelectric force which would sharpen psychic powers.

Or the prophet would stand or sit before a tripod that held a

brass bowl filled with steaming water and pungent oils. &quot;I
emptied my soul, brain and heart of all care and attained a state
of tranquillity and stillness of mind which are prerequisites
for predicting by means of the brass tripod.

Although the everlasting God alone knows the eternity of

light proceeding from himself, I say frankly to all to whom he
wishes to reveal his immense magnitude -- infinite and unknowable
as it is -- after long and meditative inspiration, that it is
a hidden thing divinely manifested to the prophet by two means:
One comes by infusion which clarifies the supernatural light in
the one who predicts by the stars, making possible divine revelation;
the other comes by means of participation with the divine eternity,
by which means the prophet can judge what is given from his (her)
own divine spirit through God the Creator and natural intuition.

[Preceding from Nostradamus: The New Revelations p. 34,
by John Hogue. Above italics are mine.]

My own independently arrived at conclusion is that no magic is
required for basic prophecy; prophetic ability isn't very eerie at all. Intense meditation would, of course, have been necessary for a prophet on the order of Nostradamus, one who was looking into the very far future. Ritual tools might have helped his concentration.

The art of prophecy seems (to me) to be comprised of studied,
practiced mastery of the following (not necessarily in order of importance):

A thorough knowledge of the cycles of history;
Careful, detached observation of the recent past and the present;

More than passing familiarity with basic human nature;
Meditation, contemplation -- ability to eliminate one's own thoughts, desires, biases;
Intuition, common sense, and compassion.

Keep in mind that a fulfilled prophecy is a failed prophecy. The great prophets didn't broadcast their predictions so that they could sit back and laugh, "I told you so!" They were issuing warnings about visions that, for the most part, they would rather not have seen.

Personally, I don't trust the results of many of today's so-called
prophets or experts who charge high fees for seminar attendance, issue press releases, and mail or hand out brochures boasting about their own success rates.

While I'm on the subject, those of you who are familiar with Dolores
Cannon, a present-day Nostradamus interpreter, might notice that I haven't used her work here. This is because her interpretations are purportedly channeled material. I do not discount all channeling. However, there's too much room for error. The channel might be innocently &quot;channeling&quot; her/his
own subconscious thoughts and desires. More to the point, outright fraud is inherent in the field, unfortunately. If Ms. Cannon had published her interpretations as educated guesses, I would have given them more than a casual glance. This is not to say that I am accusing her of any malevolence.

This is the complete century X nostradomus 100 prophesies.
This is the tenth and final Century of Nostradamus.

[Note: This is not my translation. It was found on the Internet a few years
ago on a site that no longer exists. I have cleaned up gross misspellings
and typos but have otherwise left the text intact. At some point, I hope to
update with what I consider better translation. Due to lack of time on my
part, this will have to suffice for now.]

For the French version, go to Nostradamiana at:


To the enemy, the enemy faith promised
Will not be kept, the captives retained:
One near death captured, and the remainder in their shirts,
The remainder damned for being supported.

The ship's veil will hide the sail galley,
The great fleet will come the lesser one to go out:
Ten ships near will turn to drive it back,
The great one conquered the united ones to join to itself.

After that five will not put out the flock,
A fugitive for Penelon he will turn loose:
To murmur falsely then help to come,
The chief will then abandon the siege.

At midnight the leader of the army
Will save himself, suddenly vanished:
Seven years later his reputation unblemished,
To his return they will never say yes.

Albi and Castres will form a new league,
Nine Arians Lisbon and the Portuguese:
Carcassonne and Toulouse will end their intrigue,
When the chief new monster from the Lauraguais.

The Gardon will flood Nîmes so high
That they will believe Deucalion reborn:
Into the colossus the greater part will flee,
Vesta tomb fire to appear extinguished.

The great conflict that they are preparing for Nancy,
The Macedonian will say I subjugate all:
The British Isle in anxiety over wine and salt,
"Hem. mi." Philip two Metz will not hold for long.

With forefinger and thumb he will moisten the forehead,
The Count of Senigallia to his own son:
The Venus through several of thin forehead,
Three in seven days wounded dead.

In the Castle of Figueras on a misty day
A sovereign prince will be born of an infamous woman:
Surname of breeches on the ground will make him posthumous,
Never was there a King so very bad in his province.

Stained with murder and enormous adulteries,
Great enemy of the entire human race:
One who will be worse than his grandfathers, uncles or fathers,
In steel, fire, waters, bloody and inhuman.

At the dangerous passage below Junquera,
The posthumous one will have his band cross:
To pass the Pyrenees mountains without his baggage,
From Perpignan the duke will hasten to Tende.

Elected Pope, as elected he will be mocked,
Suddenly unexpectedly moved prompt and timid:
Through too much goodness and kindness provoked to die,
Fear extinguished guides the night of his death.

Beneath the food of ruminating animals,
led by them to the belly of the fodder city:
Soldiers hidden, their arms making a noise,
Tried not far from the city of Antibes.

Urnel Vaucile without a purpose on his own,
Bold, timid, through fear overcome and captured:
Accompanied by several pale whores,
Convinced in the Carthusian convent at Barcelona.

Father duke old in years and choked by thirst,
On his last day his don denying him the jug:
Into the well plunged alive he will come up dead,
Senate to the thread death long and light.

Happy in the realm of France, happy in life,
Ignorant of blood, death, fury and plunder:
For a flattering name he will be envied,
A concealed King, too much faith in the kitchen.

The convict Queen seeing her daughter pale,
Because of a sorrow locked up in her breast:
Lamentable cries will come then from Angoulême,
And the marriage of the first cousin impeded.

The house of Lorraine will make way for Vendôme,
The high put low, and the low put high:
The son of Mammon will be elected in Rome,
And the two great ones will be put at a loss.

The day that she will be hailed as Queen,
The day after the benediction the prayer:
The reckoning is right and valid,
Once humble never was one so proud.

All the friend who will have belonged to the party,
For the rude in letters put to death and plundered:
Property up for sale at fixed price the great one annihilated.
Never were the Roman people so wronged.

Through the spite of the King supporting the lesser one,
He will be murdered presenting the jewels to him:
The father wishing to impress nobility on the son
Does as the Magi did of yore in Persia.

For not wishing to consent to the divorce,
Which then afterwards will be recognized as unworthy:
The King of the Isles will be driven out by force,
In his place put one who will have no mark of a king.

The remonstrances made to the ungrateful people,
Thereupon the army will seize Antibes:
The complaints will place Monace in the arch,
And at Fréjus the one will take the shore from the other

The captive prince conquered in Italy
Will pass Genoa by sea as far as Marseilles:
Through great exertion by the foreigners overcome,
Safe from gunshot, barrel of bee's liquor.

Through the Ebro to open the passage of Bisanne,
Very far away will the Tagus make a demonstration:
In Pelligouxe will the outrage be committed,
By the great lady seated in the orchestra.

The successor will avenge his brother-in-law,
To occupy the realm under the shadow of vengeance:
Obstacle slain his blood for the death blame,
For a long time will Brittany hold with France.

Through the fifth one and a great Hercules
They will come to open the temple by hand of war:
One Clement, Julius and Ascanius set back,
The sword, key, eagle, never was there such a great animosity.

Second and third which make prime music
By the King to be sublimated in honor:
Through the fat and the thin almost emaciated,
By the false report of Venus to be debased.

In a cave of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole a goat
Hidden and seized pulled out by the beard:
Led captive like a mastiff beast
By the Bigorre people brought to near Tarbes.

Nephew and blood of the new saint come,
Through the surname he will sustain arches and roof:
They will be driven out put to death chased nude,
Into red and black will they convert their green.

The Holy Empire will come into Germany,
The Ishmaelites will find open places:
The asses will want also Carmania,
The supporters all covered by earth.

The great empire, everyone would be of it,
One will come to obtain it over the others:
But his realm and state will be of short duration,
Two years will he be able to maintain himself on the sea.

The cruel faction in the long robe
Will come to hide under the sharp daggers:
The Duke to seize Florence and the diphthong place,
Its discovery by immature ones and sycophants.

The Gaul who will hold the empire through war,
He will be betrayed by his minor brother-in-law:
He will be drawn by a fierce, prancing horse,
The brother will be hated for the deed for a long time

The younger son of the king flagrant in burning lust
To enjoy his first cousin:
Female attire in the Temple of Artemis,
Going to be murdered by the unknown one of Maine.

Upon the King of the stump speaking of wars,
The United Isle will hold him in contempt:
For several good years one gnawing and pillaging,
Through tyranny in the isle esteem changing.

The great assembly near the Lake of Bourget,
They will meet near Montmélian:
Going beyond the thoughtful ones will draw up a plan,
Chambéry, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Saint-Julien combat.

Sprightly love lays the siege not far,
The garrisons will be at the barbarian saint:
The Orsini and Adria will provide a guarantee for the Gauls,
For fear delivered by the army to the Grisons.

First son, widow, unfortunate marriage,
Without any children two Isles in discord:
Before eighteen, incompetent age,
For the other one the betrothal will take place while younger.

The young heir to the British realm,
Whom his dying father will have recommended:
The latter dead Lonole will dispute with him,
And from the son the realm demanded.

On the boundary of Caussade and Caylus,
Not at all far from the bottom of the valley:
Music from Villefranche to the sound of lutes,
Encompassed by cymbals and great stringing.

The humane realm of Anglican offspring,
It will cause its realm to hold to peace and union:
War half-captive in its enclosure,
For long will it cause them to maintain peace.

Too much good times, too much of royal goodness,
Ones made and unmade, quick, sudden, neglectful:
Lightly will he believe falsely of his loyal wife,
He put to death through his benevolence.

When a King will be against his people,
A native of Blois will subjugate the Ligurians,
Memel, Cordoba and the Dalmatians,
Of the seven then the shadow to the King, New Year?s money and ghosts.

The shadow of the realm of Navarre untrue,
It will make his life one of fate unlawful:
The vow made in Cambrai wavering,
King Orléans will give a lawful wall.

In life, fate and death a sordid, unworthy man of gold,
He will not be a new Elector of Saxony:
From Brunswick he will send for a sign of love,
The false seducer delivering it to the people.

At the Garland lady of the town of Burgos,
They will impose for the treason committed:
The great prelate of Leon through Formande,
Undone by false pilgrims and ravishers.

Banners of the deepest part of Spain,
Coming out from the tip and ends of Europe:
Troubles passing near the bridge of Laigne,
Its great army will be routed by a band.

Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.

The Meuse by day in the land of Luxembourg,
It will find Saturn and three in the urn:
Mountain and plain, town, city and borough,
Flood in Lorraine, betrayed by the great urn.

Some of the lowest places of the land of Lorraine
Will be united with the Low Germans:
Through those of the see Picards, Normans, those of Main,
And they will be joined to the cantons.

At the place where the Lys and the Scheldt unite,
The nuptials will be arranged for a long time:
At the place in Antwerp where they carry the chaff,
Young old age wife undefiled.

The three concubines will fight each other for a long time,
The greatest one the least will remain to watch:
The great Selin will no longer be her patron,
She will call him fire shield white route.

She born in this world of a furtive concubine,
At two raised high by the sad news:
She will be taken captive by her enemies,
And brought to Malines and Brussels.

The unfortunate nuptials will be celebrated
In great joy but the end unhappy:
Husband and mother will slight the daughter-in-law,
The Apollo dead and the daughter-in-law more pitiful.

The royal prelate his bowing too low,
A great flow of blood will come out of his mouth:
The Anglican realm a realm pulled out of danger,
For long dead as a stump alive in Tunis.

The uplifted one will not know his scepter,
He will disgrace the young children of the greatest ones:
Never was there a more filthy and cruel being,
For their wives the king will banish them to death.

In the time of mourning the feline monarch
Will make war upon the young Macedonian:
Gaul to shake, the bark to be in jeopardy,
Marseilles to be tried in the West a talk.

Within Lyons twenty-five of one mind,
Five citizens, Germans, Bressans, Latins:
Under a noble one they will lead a long train,
And discovered by barks of mastiffs.

I weep for Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Genoa,
Savona, Siena, Capua, Modena, Malta:
For the above blood and sword for a New Year's gift,
Fire, the earth will tremble, water an unhappy reluctance.

Betta, Vienna, Emorte, Sopron,
They will want to deliver Pannonia to the Barbarians:
Enormous violence through pike and fire,
The conspirators discovered by a matron.

Near "Sorbia" to assail Hungary,
The herald of "Brudes" (dark ones?) will come to warn them:
Byzantine chief, Salona of Slavonia,
He will come to convert them to the law of the Arabs.

Cydonia, Ragusa, the city of St. Jerome,
With healing help to grow green again:
The King's son dead because of the death of two heroes,
Araby and Hungary will take the same course.

Weep Milan, weep Lucca and Florence,
As your great Duke climbs into the chariot:
The see to change it advances to near Venice,
When at Rome the Colonna will change.

O vast Rome, thy ruin approaches,
Not of thy walls, of thy blood and substance:
The one harsh in letters will make a very horrible notch,
Pointed steel driven into all up to the hilt.

The chief of London through the realm of America,
The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost:
King and Reb will face an Antichrist so false,
That he will place them in the conflict all together.

A very mighty trembling in the month of May,
Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus:
Venus also, Cancer, Mars in Virgo,
Hail will fall larger than an egg.

The army of the sea will stand before the city,
Then it will leave without making a long passage:
A great flock of citizens will be seized on land,
Fleet to return to seize it great robbery.

The shining deed of the old one exalted anew,
Through the South and Aquilon they will be very great:
Raised by his own sister great crowds,
Fleeing, murdered in the thicket of Ambellon.

Through an object the eye will swell very much,
Burning so much that the snow will fall:
The fields watered will come to shrink,
As the primate succumbs at Reggio.

The earth and air will freeze a very great sea,
When they will come to venerate Thursday:
That which will be never was it so fair,
From the four parts they will come to honor it.

The year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror:
To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.

The present time together with the past
Will be judged by the great Joker:
The world too late will be tired of him,
And through the clergy oath-taker disloyal.

The year of the great seventh number accomplished,
It will appear at the time of the games of slaughter:
Not far from the great millennial age,
When the buried will go out from their tombs.

Long awaited he will never return
In Europe, he will appear in Asia:
One of the league issued from the great Hermes,
And he will grow over all the Kings of the East.

The great Senate will ordain the triumph
For one who afterwards will be vanquished, driven out:
At the sound of the trumpet of his adherents there will be
Put up for sale their possessions, enemies expelled.

Thirty adherents of the order of Quirites
Banished, their possessions given their adversaries:
All their benefits will be taken as misdeeds,
Fleet dispersed, delivered to the Corsairs.

Sudden joy to sudden sadness,
It will occur at Rome for the graces embraced:
Grief, cries, tears, weeping, blood, excellent mirth,
Contrary bands surprised and trussed up.

The old roads will all be improved,
One will proceed on them to the modern Memphis:
The great Mercury of Hercules fleur-de-lis,
Causing to tremble lands, sea and country.

In the realm the great one of the great realm reigning,
Through force of arms the great gates of brass
He will cause to open, the King and Duke joining,
Fort demolished, ship to the bottom, day serene.

A treasure placed in a temple by Hesperian citizens,
Therein withdrawn to a secret place:
The hungry bonds to open the temple,
Retaken, ravished, a horrible prey in the midst.

Cries, weeping, tears will come with knives,
Seeming to flee, they will deliver a final attack,
Parks around to set up high platforms,
The living pushed back and murdered instantly.

The signal to give battle will not be given,
They will be obliged to go out of the park:
The banner around Ghent will be recognized,
Of him who will cause all his followers to be put to death.

The illegitimate girl so high, high, not low,
The late return will make the grieved ones contended:
The Reconciled One will not be without debates,
In employing and losing all his time.

The old tribune on the point of trembling,
He will be pressed not to deliver the captive:
The will, non-will, speaking the timid evil,
To deliver to his friends lawfully.

Like a griffin will come the King of Europe,
Accompanied by those of Aquilon:
He will lead a great troop of red ones and white ones,
And they will go against the King of Babylon.

A Great King will come to take port near Nice,
Thus the death of the great empire will be completed:
In Antibes will he place his heifer,
The plunder by sea all will vanish.

Foot and Horse at the second watch,
They will make an entry devastating all by sea:
Within the port of Marseilles he will enter,
Tears, cries, and blood, never times so bitter.

The walls will be converted from brick to marble,
Seven and fifty pacific years:
Joy to mortals, the aqueduct renewed,
Health, abundance of fruits, joy and mellifluous times.

A hundred times will the inhuman tyrant die,
In his place put one learned and mild,
The entire Senate will be under his hand,
He will be vexed by a rash scoundrel.

In the year 1609, Roman clergy,
At the beginning of the year you will hold an election:
Of one gray and black issued from Campania,
Never was there one so wicked as he.

Before his father the child will be killed,
The father afterwards between ropes of rushes:
The people of Geneva will have exerted themselves,
The chief lying in the middle like a log.

The new bark will take trips,
There and near by they will transfer the Empire:
Beaucaire, Arles will retain the hostages,
Near by, two columns of Porphyry found.

Scorn from Nîmes, from Arles and Vienne,
Not to obey the Hesperian edict:
To the tormented to condemn the great one,
Six escaped in seraphic garb.

To the Spains will come a very powerful King,
By land and sea subjugating the South:
This evil will cause, lowering again the crescent,
Clipping the wings of those of Friday.

The Religion of the name of the seas will win out
Against the sect of the son of Adaluncatif:
The stubborn, lamented sect will be afraid
Of the two wounded by A and A.

Triremes full of captives of every age,
Good time for bad, the sweet for the bitter:
Prey to the Barbarians hasty they will be too soon,
Anxious to see the feather wail in the wind.

For the merry maid the bright splendor
Will shine no longer, for long will she be without salt:
With merchants, bullies, wolves odious,
All confusion universal monster.

The end of wolf, lion, ox and ass,
Timid deer they will be with mastiffs:
No longer will the sweet manna fall upon them,
More vigilance and watch for the mastiffs.

The great empire will be for England,
The all-powerful one for more than three hundred years:
Great forces to pass by sea and land,
The Lusitanians will not be satisfied thereby.

[From Morgana's Observatory-- the Main Index.]