How did Nostradamus calculate his dates (WIP)

I became interested in all thing Nostradamus after working out a theory that explained that all Biblical Prophecies were deliberate after the facts frauds. What also intrigued me was that while religious folks classed him as evil, in his mind he was one of the Go(o)d guys.

“Everything proceeds from the divine power of almighty God, from whom all goodness emanates” ~ Michel Nostradamus

Whilst I could easily give an account for Biblical Prophecy, due to being able to connect the stories to history preceding when they were written, Nostradamus was talking about events that lay ahead of even my time and certainly his. Because my research had given me a whole new perpective on all things empire and religion, I was able to identify some “predictions” that seemed quite plausible for the near future. And there were current media stories that seemed to point in the same direction.

Yet while I had some “interesting stuff”, I hadn’t got round to working out how he was calculating his dates. I figured if I could work out his method, I’d be able to more accurately pinpoint a “prediction” and that way when that time lapsed I would know for sure whether he was a scam artist or not.

The date system seemed key, in my mind, to his credability.

From another source, I’d been led to believe that we had to add 325 years to any dates. I found that interesting initially because my religious research for my second Book had ended with the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325. I was to later learn that date had relevance to setting the calendar we use today.

Well, given that Nostradamus was educated by his Jewish Grandfather, I’m thinking he may have used the Hebrew Calendar.

This is particularly interesting for me , because the Hebrew calendar, focuses on the year 2057 AD which is the date I arrived at as Nostradamus “Stated Time ” in his letter to his son Cesar. Letter is not from a valid source. Shows the games people will play. The date is valid and I’ll get back to the true letter when  time permits.

For before war ends the century and in its final stages it will hold the century under its sway. Some countries will be in the grip of revolution for several years, and others ruined for a still longer period. And now that we are in a republican (Wiki) era, with Almighty God’s aid, and before completing its full cycle, the monarchy will return, then the Golden Age. For according to the celestial signs, the Golden Age shall return, and after all calculations, with the world near to an all-encompassing revolution – from the time of writing 177 years 3 months 11 days – plague, long famine and wars, and still more floods from now until the stated time. Before and after these, humanity shall several times be so severely diminished that scarcely anyone shall be found who wishes to take over the fields, which shall become free where they had previously been tied.

This will be after the visible judgement of heaven, before we reach the millennium which shall complete all. In the firmament of the eighth sphere, a dimension whereon Almighty God will complete the revolution, and where the constellations will resume their motion which will render the earth stable and firm, but only if He will remain unchanged for ever until His will be done.

Nostradamus(AD 1503-1566) – Letter to Cesar[Nostradamus’ son]

Authentically good fathers never lie to their sons. (Keep that principle in mind for later. Good parents will know what I mean)

One Nostradamus speculator suggested that you have to add 325 years (interestingly that is the year AD, in which Constantine launched Rome’s brand of Christianity onto this world).

If that was indeed one of Nostradamus many “calculations” to obscure his prophecy then AD 2057 could be an approximate date for his “stated time”. Nostradamus book was published around AD 1555. Add 177 years and 325 years, to get AD 2057. Assuming he added his letter to Cesar, just prior to the first publishing.

I know how much sea level is capable of rising assuming a full ice melt. It’s 70m. That’s taking into account the known volume of water on the planet. Well, at least above ground. Makes you wonder about that Ark story, right. Ararat being 5137m above sea level. Can you imagine an extra 5 kilometres of water surrounding the globe and where the heck did it go?

One could expect an increase in storms and inundations with rising surface temperatures and increased evaporation, I suppose. Famine and war are certainly conceivable as a combination. Swine and bird flu suggest that we are yet free of plague potential. As an aside, I found it interesting that Flavius Josephus, alleged historian of the 1st Century AD, mentioned bubo in the groin which is related to the Black plague that’s haunted history. I hadn’t realized it went back that far.

Because of the solar heat on the sea, From Negrepont the fishes half cooked: The inhabitants will come to cut them, When food will fail in Rhodes and Genoa.

Nostradamus – Century II Quatrain 3

But what I’d like to know, for now; how rapid would temperatures have to rise to deliver Nostradamus schedule and is it scientifically feasible. Perhaps, it’s time we took climate change more seriously anyway.

Next. We have had near all encompassing revolutions in our history, just after the enlightenment of the 1700’s. Is Nostradamus “stated time” date launching from one of these revolution dates, perhaps? Giving a later date than AD 2057. Or is his prediction inferring there is another all encompassing revolution yet to come.

Since the numerous national revolutions, we have shifted away from the empire model and towards the republican or democratic models. We the people are supposedly the power. Is this power illusionary. Are we witnessing a shift back to empire with all that talk of a new world order? Or are a governments already more like the empires or old than they are republics.

The great lunar cycle – 532 years?

So it appears a key to Nostradamus timing model is these lunar Cycles and in particular a Great Lunar Cycle.  But we have only four mentions of Cycle to work with.

Century III Quatrain 97

“New law to occupy the new land Towards Syria, Judea and Palestine: The great barbarian empire to decay, Before the Moon completes it cycle.”

the fall of the Cyrus Corruption and new law and peace for the Middle east. Take particular note of the inclusion of Syria.

Century I Quatrain 25

The lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries. Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure. This is when the moon completes her great cycle, but by other rumors he shall be dishonored.


Alas! what a great loss there will be to learning
before the cycle of the Moon is completed.
Fire, great floods, by more ignorant rulers;
how long the centuries until it is seen to be restored.

Nostradamus – Century I Quatrain 62

When twenty years of the Moon’s reign have passed
another will take up his reign for seven thousand years.
When the exhausted Sun takes up his cycle
then my prophecy and threats will be accomplished.

Nostradamus – Century I Quatrain 48

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