there really be a knowledge of the future? How can knowledge of something that has
yet to happen exist anywhere? Were seers like Nostradamus just frauds as the skeptics
claim? Or does something which does know the future on rare occasions link into the
minds of certain men and women.
In the light of the first really strong evidence in our research for a precise
knowledge of a future event, which was centred around the
number 557, should we not wonder
at the source of the prophecies of Nostradamus. James Randi is a professional
magician who has made a career in trickery and sleight of hand, for that is all that so
called magic is. He is a prominent member of the skeptics organisation CSICOP. This
organisation styles itself the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Claims of the
Paranormal. My personal experience of them is that ridicule and mockery appear to be the
strongest weapons in their armoury, and that is not especially scientific. Then
there is the technique of just ignoring what cannot easily be explained away. James Randi
wrote a book in 1990 entitled 'The Mask of Nostradamus'. In this he endeavours
to show that Nostradamus was a fraud. On page 176, Randi makes the
statement "One of the two most compelling of the nearly 1000 Nostadamus
quatrains is this one, number 5-57". This reference is to Century 5, quatrain 57. The
Istra du mont Gaulsier & Aventine,
Qui par le trou advertira l'armee
Entre deux rocs fera prins le butin
De Sext mansol faillir la renomme.
Nostradamus verses are notoriously difficult to translate, the compositions being a
mixture of old French, Latin and obscure perhaps coded references. Added to this will be
the inevitable typesetting errors. One example here is the word 'Gaulsier'.
Was the original Gaulsier or Gaulfier? Randi reproduces a photographic
reproduction of the above text from a 1672 edition by de Garencieres of 'The True
Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus'. What is noticeable in the
photographic image is that the 'f'' is almost identical to the 's'. So, the question
is whether mont Gaulsier is really a reference to Montgolfier. The Skeptics say that
it is not and the verse is little more than gibberish, whereas the supporters of
Nostradamus contend that it is quite prophetic. One translation of the above verse
is as follows:
There will go forth from Montgaulfier and the Aventine
One, who through a hole will warn the army
The prize will be taken between two rocks
The renown of Sextus the celibate will fail
Montgolfier was the inventor of the hot air balloon, the first flight of which was in
1783, more than 200 years after the death of Nostradamus. A balloon was apparently
used by a scouting party at the Battle of Fleurus in 1794. The French victory at
Fleurus was the turning point in the first phase of the Revolutionary Wars paving the way
for the sack of Rome and the Aventine. Some interpret the hole to be a hole in
the bottom of the gondola. The word 'mansol' is said to be derived from 'manens
solus', 'he who remains alone' which could refer to the Pope, and Sext. is short for
Sextus. The only pope since the time of Nostradamus, apart from Paul VI was Pius VI
. He occupied the Vatican throne from 1775 to1799 i.e. at the time of the
Montgolfier brothers. By the Treaty of Tolentino of 1797, the Pope was
deprived of much of his lands, the rocks on which his power was based.
Yes, it is obscure. It can have many interpretations. As with so much in this
field, there is a certain intangibility. But is that sufficient reason to say that
there is nothing to touch at all? Did Nostradamus actually encode his rhymes at all?
Or did he write down what came into his mind?
Perhaps Nostradamus was inspired by the same Source of Intelligence that appears to
have engineered the coincidences surrounding the Lockerbie disaster, the enigma estate car
and the mysterious number 557. For Century V, Quatrain 57 expressed in a shortform
reference becomes V,57 or 5,57.
Coincidence as Verification or Confirmation
Meaningful coincidence appears to
cross-correlate with either inspiration or psychic messages as a kind of
external verification or confirmation. The following illustrates what I
mean. This is what happened at the time I first composed this page.
It is now twenty minutes to midnight as I write this. At midnight the date will
change to 14th March, 2003. The one specific date which Nostradamus gives is in his
Epistle to Henry II , King of France. He mentions the date on which he is writing his
letter to the king. It is 14th March, 1557. Today a strange thing happened whilst I was
scanning images into the 'Nearer My God' to Thee page of this website. I had scanned a
small portion of a photograph at high resolution so that the titles of the different tunes
would be legible. I chose the section with a cropping tool. I included Pachelbels
Canon simply because I like it and cropped the bottom edge to give approximately the
format I wanted. The image was then too big for the location in the page. I selected the
image resizing option. The idea came into my mind to set the image length as 300 pixels.
The computer instantly returned the following information:
Original image size: 454,656 bytes
New image size: 155,700 bytes
This number has 1557, 557 and 00, ie century. Is there Something that puts
thoughts into our heads on occasion, Something that knows precisely how much area is to be
included in an image so that when resized it will occupy precisely the correct number of
bytes of memory in my computer that will convey a message to me?
Such a precision in knowledge is
incredible in man, but perhaps Something
guided my hand this morning. Perhaps it was the same Something that guided the hand
of Nostradamus 446 years ago tomorrow. That is not so fantastic when you consider
that, well before 2nd December 1988, this same Something would seem to have known that Pan
Am 103, flying at 500 mph, on the night of 21st December, would be destroyed at such
a point that the body of the aircraft would gouge a crater cutting the line of latitude at
precisely 55 degrees 7 minutes North. As if to indicate what this Something might
be, the cockpit which had separated from the body of the jet was pointing to the lonely
little church of Tundergarth high up in the Border hills.
And remember that no human agency could have predicted the destruction of this
particular aircraft so precisely. Of course, you could fall back on the Skeptics' pathetic
explanation of 'Chance' but then they don't have a lot of options since there is no room
for God in their scientism.
Incidentally, I had to buy James Randi's book by post.
It arrived on 17th January 1992,
the first anniversary of the start of the Gulf War, my first successful prediction using
the Enigma Codes of
Destiny. God would seem to have a sense of humour.
Here are some examples of prophecy from the
Enigma Codes of Destiny.
Lockerbie and 557
558, 559 and.....600
A King Warns of Death
Things to come
Another good example of
this phenomenon will be found at
A Columbia Disaster
First written 14th March
2003 Revised 27th January 2004
More example are
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005
and the strangely cross-connected
English Floods of 2007
examples will be found on our new site at
These examples relate to
four Airbus crashes and the Australian bushfires over the period November
2008 to June 2009. Amended - 10th August 2009.