posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 11:55 AM
The problem with the Nostradamus stuff is that it's always interpreted after-the-fact, so the symbolism can be fudged to fit a particular event.
There is one, however, that I always felt predicted a future event. That's 4:8, which is:
The great city by prompt and sudden assault
Surprised at night, guards interrupted:
The guards and watches of Saint-Quentin
Slaughtered, guards and the portals broken.
The old-world village of St. Quentin didn't have huge walls or guards, so attributing this verse that that town is a mistake. However, the modern
San Quentin penitentiary in California remarkably matches the description, and would be a likely place for the actions in the verse to take place.
But unless Nostradamus is referring to the 1982 riot, the specific event hasn't happened yet.
So here is a chance to use at least one of the verses to predict a future event, not retroactively fit a verse to something that happened in the
Unfortunately, there's no clue in the verse about the time frame, so there's no way to pinpoint when the events in verse are supposedly going to
happen. And it's not a good prediction without a time mentioned.
I thought I read somewhere that there is a hidden key or cipher in Nostradamus's verses or the way they're arranged that allow for accurate
calculation of exact dates chronology, even for verses with no obvious astrological or historical references. I'm bored, so maybe I'll look that
Anyway, I tend to think that, like all fortune-telling systems, whether it's Tarot or I-Ching or tea leaves, the verses use symbolism to expand the
scryer's imagination, allowing for conscious creation (or at least an increase in probabilities) of future reality from virtual potentialities.