Monday, February 8, 2010

What did Nostradamus predict that came true, and didn't come true?

I was watching the History Channel about Nostradamus, and I wanted to know what he predicted that came true and that didn't come true?What did Nostradamus predict that came true, and didn't come true?
He hasn't predicted anything that has come true. The events he is said to have predicted are only interpreted to have been such a prediction in hindsight -- after the event has occured. In other words, the predictions are practically useless until after they've happened. That is not prediction.

He has used vague descriptions which allowed for flexible interpretation, and for just about each ';correct'; prediction is at least an error or two (not including allowances for loose interpretation). His most accurate predictions were of events that had occured in his lifetime, giving him access to events and people that would make his predictions more accurate.What did Nostradamus predict that came true, and didn't come true?
As far as predictions from his quatrains, he wrote them in code as not to be arrested by the church. So predictions from those sources is up to a person's interpretations of those quatrains. Hindsight is 20/20, so many people apply events to quatrain verse after the fact, so it's not really a prediction.

Here is one prediction that was said to be true though: The the Seigneur de Florinville, while staying at his chateau in the province of Lorraine. Nostradamus was shown two pigs, one black, the other white. Florinville then asked Nostradamus to predict which they would eat that night for supper. Nostradamus replied they would eat the black pig. Florinville then told the cook to prepare the white pig. That evening at dinner, Nostradamus was again asked which pig they were eating, and again he replied the black one. Florinville triumphantly asked the cook to tell which pig it was that they were eating. The cook said that while preparing the white pig a tamed wolf cub had wandered into the kitchen and devoured it. The cook then slaughtered the remaining black pig and prepared it for the dinner.
Nostradamus didn't really predict like the way you're thinking. He didn't say ';Two planes will hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001';. He made ';prophecies'; in quatrains which people must interpret. So, people believe he has predicted things such as Hitler, Napoleon, WWII, the Russian Revolution just interpret what he says in the quatrain.

I think some of what he says is a bit eerily accurate but I also think others get into it way too much.

Here is what he says about Napoleon

';From a simple soldier he will aspire to Empire.

From a short robe he will aspire to the long.

Valiant in arms, harsh toward the Church,

He angers the priesthood as water fills a sponge.';-His rise to Military Glory and Empire

You can find the rest on Napoleon here鈥?/a>

Here are all of his quatrains.
Its a huge guessing game with that guy, his so called predictions were written as quatrains and never actually state an exact prediction, all he offered were open ended suggestions and riddles that could be read in any number of ways. Im not convinced he was all that. A bible teacher once told me that the book of revelations predicted thousands of things that have since come true, but on reading a few of them I found all the flowery prose was waaay too open ended and ambiguous in its intent and construction.
Ever read Shakespeare? Nostradamus spoke Medieval french and write his lines in that language. Then he tossed in some Latin and Old French just to confuse things.. Worse, he wrote everything in 4 line poems called quatrains. Today, we're at the mercy of whoever is doing the translations.

';Nostradamus' esoteric style also increases the chances of a perceived hit. His metaphorical writing highlights general relationships and conflicts, not specific details. People, or possibly nations, are described as animals; major figures are referred to by their attributes';鈥?/a>

Write in a language like Shakespeare; use poetry, don't give specific details, and get yourself translated after some of the events you supposedly predict. Certainly somebody will believe you. Best of all, have your stuff trotted out after the event.

Then there's what people do to the quatrains. After 9/11 this quatrain supposedly predicted the event:

';In the City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb';, The third big war will begin when the big city is burning';

- Nostradamus 1654 ';

Problem is it's fake. Nostradamus died in 1566! The quatrain was written AFTER 9/11 There's no such quatrain in his writings.

Here's a specific dated event:

';World War Three will start in July in the Balkans, last seven months and end in victory for the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization, according to a new analysis of 16th century French seer Nostradamus. ';He is clear it will start before the end of the century during the period of Cancer which is between June 22 and July 23, and in a triangle bordered by Greece, Italy and Turkey, which is the Balkans,';鈥?/a>

Except the date of the war is 1999!

';';In the year 1999, in the seventh month, from the skies shall come an alarmingly powerful king'; is one of the few Nostradamus passages with a concrete date. It ends with the words ';before and after Mars shall reign at will';

Whoops.Hey did anyone promoted the ';WWII in 1999'; ever say they were wrong?

The current rage is 2012 and everything ends. Let's agree to post on this date in 2013 and see how many of the ';Nostradamus is right'; group will apologize.

He didn't necessarily predict anything that came true. Most of his ';true'; predictions have come from people reading too much into them and trying to make some truth from it.

But some of the ones that they say are ';true'; are the holocaust, 9/11,

the Wright Bros. first flight, Princess Di's death, the war with Iraq, the depression and there are a few others that I can't remember.
i think most of them are bs

look, they never tell you the exact time so it can be expand

like 2000 years later, it might happen

and the words pretty much alt around and can be different meanings

like the words can have more than 1 def and you can bend around it with the event
Well in all reality when something happened, people look back into it and think they've found something, just like the bible code.
Nostradamus could not predict the future.

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