...Our descendants will go through all these things and
they will see that all these events will occur irrevocably...
to Henry II
...I notice that, if I
want to, I can give the time for
each quatrain; I could do so by astrological as well as by other
means, even I could draw this from the Bible, who can never
The investigation on which
Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is based, clarified many things
regarding his methods and ideas. It is a fact that he counted 8.000 years
for the existence of the world. The year 3797, the last year of the time
span of the quatrains, is an AD-year, which does not need to be
Nostradamus was convinced of the fact that God gave him revelations in
the form of "imaginations" (visions) and after each
imagination he casted a horoscope in order to determine where and when
would occur what he had seen. He got his first imagination in October
1524; at that time he was 20 years.
takes a prominent place in the methods of Nostradamus. It has shown that
Nostradamus worked with his own astrological concepts, which sometimes
were in contrast to the current ideas in his time.
the case of the Prophecies,
we are dealing with a great, voluminous work, in which Nostradamus tried
to describe the future of the world as he knew it for a very long time,
more than 2.200 years. Such a tour de force deserves the
predicate opus magnum.
the investigation, it was possible to establish the writing dates and
fulfilment dates of 39 quatrains. This is about 4% of the total number
of 942 quatrains. Despite this small percentage, it was possible to
evaluate the prediction value of both the quatrains and the letters.
The evaluation result is negative. The predictions in the quatrains and
letters will not be fulfilled. This conclusion is based upon for example
the obsoleteness of the millennium model. Nostradamus uses the Bible as
a reliable source of data. In his vision, the world was created on April
25, 4174 BC. In our time, archaeology showed that the world exists since
millions of years and the "homo sapiens sapiens" since 40.000
years. This means that the period in which the world exists, from
creation until perish, can not be framed in an astrological structure of
The 942 quatrains are supposed to be fulfilled in a period of 2242
years, from 1555 until 3797. Averagely, in each 1000 years, 419
quatrains should become fulfilled. The time span of the quatrains runs
far into the eighth millennium, which corresponds with the biblical
kingdom of 1000 years. Nostradamus writes that in this period, from 2827
until 3797, Satan is locked up and the Church returns to her greatest
power. He characterizes this period as a "golden age". If the
world's evil is chained, there will be no wars, disasters or epidemics.
In almost all quatrains, however, wars, disasters and epidemics are
predicted. Also in the quatrains from which is established that they
must be fulfilled in the eighth millennium, wars, disasters and
epidemics are predicted. The conclusion is that those quatrains that
have to be fulfilled in the eighth millennium, are contradictory with
the nature of this millennium.