Saturday, 25 June 2011

Death of Henry II

The Death of Henry II from a jousting accident is one of Nostradamus first and most famous fulfilled prophecies.

Here is the poem: The young lion will overcome the older one,
On the field of combat in a single battle;
He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage,
Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death.
(Century 1, poem 35)
In June 1559, Henry II ignored all warnings that Nostradamus gave him and participated in a jousting tournament against the Comte de Montgomery. Both men used shields embossed with lions. Montgomery was six years younger than Henry.
During the final bout of fighting in the tournament, Montgomery failed to lower his lance in time. It shattered, sending a large splinter through the king’s gilded visor (golden cage). The result was two moral wounds (two wounds made one and then he will die a cruel death.) One splinter spliced eye; the other impaled his temple just behind the eye. Both splinters from the lance penetrated his brain. Henry lived for ten days in agony, thus fulfilling the Nostradamus prophecy that he would die a cruel death.

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Kennedy Assassinations

The following two poems are attributed to describing the deaths of both Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy.
The ancient work will be accomplished,
And from the roof evil ruin will fall on the great man:
They will accuse an innocent, being dead, of the deed:
The guilty one is hidden in the misty copse.
( Poem 37)
This poem pleases all of the conspiracy theorists who believe that Oswald was not the murderer of the U.S. President.
The “ancient work” part of the poem has been interpreted many ways. Some perceive it the ancient work as being a curse on Joseph Kennedy for assisting the Nazis during World War II despite having knowledge of the Jewish exterminations. Others interpret it as simply “ betrayal ” in the manner of Brutus slaying Ceaser. Yet others interpret it of being the work of a secret society or the Freemasons (an organization descended from the Knights of Templar.)
The “from the roof” phrase implies that the killing shot came from somewhere other than Oswald.  Oswald is “ the innocent, being dead, of the deed” who was a “dead man” set up by the FBI as the pansy for the assassination.  The misty copse refers to the infamous grassy knoll where some witnesses say they saw a sniper shoot on the President's cavalcade.

Lee Harvey Oswald
The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,
The evil deed predicted by the bearer of a petition:
According to the prediction another falls at night,
Conflict in Reims, London, and pestilence in Tuscany.
(Poem 27)
This poem refers to the timing of the assassination. As per his prediction - JFK was shot in the day, at 12 noon, and his brother Robert Kennedy was shot at night, at 1 am. That year there were student riots in London and Paris (conflicts in Reims and London. There was also a big flood in Florence in 1968 that prompted fears of pestilence.

President John F. Kennedy

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur photographed by Pierre Lamy Petit
Born December 27, 1822
Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France
Died September 28, 1895 (aged 72)
Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Nationality French
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Dijon Lycée
University of Strasbourg
Université Lille Nord de France
École Normale Supérieure
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Notable students Charles Friedel
This is yet another quatrain where a scientists name is used exactly.
The lost thing is found, hidden for so many centuries,
Pasteur will be honored as a demigod
This happens when the moon completes her great cycle,
He will be dishonored by other winds.

This quatrain predicts the discovery of Pasteur. As a doctor, Nostradamus was himself very concerned with the mysterious nature of the plague and apparently made a link between running water, still water and the persistence of the plague.

Louis Pasteur was the scientist who discovered the existence of microscopic germs. Critics also accused Pasteur of faking his results, which is what Nostradamus may have meant by, dishonored by other winds.