In this part is described: the methods of investigation, the sort of
astrology that is used and the nature of astrological calculations.
In this part, the private life of Nostradamus is described, his career
as a physician and his astrological practice. Besides information about
the conceiving of the Prophecies,
one can read about other predictions and books he has written.
Netherlands and the PROPHECIES
In this part, the origin of the first Dutch translation of the quatrains
and letters is described. This translation was issued in 1941. One can
also read about French editions of the Prophecies,
printed in the Netherlands.
2 The results of the
1. The millennium model
In this chapter, the
astrological model is described that Nostradamus has used to calculate the
number of years humanity will exist. With this model, 8 quatrains are
provided with a year of fulfilment.
In this chapter, other time structures Nostradamus wanted to develop,
are discussed, as well as printer's errors and alterations in the
original text of the letter to Henry II, king of France.
2. The CD100-system
letters which Nostradamus wrote to his son Cesar and the French king
Henry II, contain also predictions. Most of them are related to the
predictions he wrote in the quatrains.
In the letter to Henry II, a second prediction system regarding the
future of the world until its fall, is described: the CD100-system. The
date of the fall of the world, calculated with this system, is the same
as the date, calculated with the millennium model.
The principle of the CD100-system is illustrated with horoscope charts.
3. The horary astrology system and the CD4-system
methods of Nostradamus are explained: receiving visions and
applying astrology. In the investigation, the period during which he
conceived the quatrains is estimated. This is based on the zodiacal
longitudes of the planets that he mentioned. In this period, an
astrological calculation clue is hidden, with which he calculated years
of fulfilment: the CD4-system. With these systems, 19 quatrains have
been arranged chronologically. Not only the year of fulfilment is
calculated, but also the date on which these quatrains were conceived.
The book also contains the horoscope figures of these quatrains.
The correspondences and the differences between the CD4-system and the
CD100-system, the system Nostradamus uses in his letter to Henry II, are
4. Countries, regions, cities and villages
In the quatrains and letters,
Nostradamus mentions countries, regions, cities en villages. In a large
number of cases, he gives specific details, such as churches and other
buildings, roads, bridges and ports. In this chapter is explained
for which part of the world Nostradamus wrote his predictions. It is
also explained by which astrological method he determined countries,
regions, cities and villages.
This chapter is illustrated with geographical survey charts and
5. The reference number system
letters, Nostradamus gives a couple of times years. These years are
according to our calendar system, i.e. AD-years. The years he mentions
in a number of quatrains, are not according to our calendar system. They
deal with the time span, covered by the quatrains. With the arithmetical
clue that is hidden in this time span, 8 quatrains are put in
chronological order and years of fulfilment are calculated.
6. Inadequate clues
In this chapter, 36 quatrains are discussed which contain astrological clues which are too inadequate
to calculate years of fulfilment. The years of fulfilment of 4 quatrains
which deal with comets, are roughly estimated.
7. Motives and fundaments
In this chapter,
the message Nostradamus wants to give to humanity, is discussed. His
motives to write the Prophecies
are brought to light, as well as his considerations about whether or not
His ideas about divine revelation and the gift of
prophecy are discussed comprehensively.
The millennium model is compared with calculations of contemporary
astrologers regarding the number of years of existence of the world and
the date of the fall of humanity.
Next, it is described in
what way he tried to legitimate the practice of judiciary astrology.
There is a look at the role the Bible plays in his calculations.
there is a comparison between the ideas of Nostradamus and the ideas of
the Renaissance, the era in which he lived.
8. Investigation of the predictions
In this chapter, the
value of the predictions of Nostradamus is investigated. First, the
process of conceiving the predictions is described.
model is compared with present-day historical ideas about the existence
The predictions in the quatrains are compared as a whole
with the features of the millennium model.
The mutual correspondences
between the quatrains and the letters is examined.
methods of Nostradamus are compared with the present-day practice
of judiciary astrology. His biblical arguments are discussed as well as
the relation between on the one hand astrology and on the other hand the
Bible, the Church and society.
Finally, those predictions in the
quatrains and the letters which are expired, are examined to find out
whether or not they are fulfilled.
9. Summary and conclusions
In this chapter, the
conclusions of the investigation are described. The results of the
reconstruction of the methods Nostradamus applied, are listed.
or not the predictions of Nostradamus will be fulfilled, is established
on biblical, the historical frame Nostradamus used, astrology, logic,
correspondences and the expired predictions in the quatrains and the
contains a retrospect on the investigation. Unsolved questions are
discussed and recommendations for future investigation are given.
1. Chronological order of the examined quatrains
The 39 quatrains which are examined during this investigation, are
put in chronological order. Each quatrain is listed with its date of
conceiving and its date of fulfilment.
2. The letter to Cesar
A complete, revised
Dutch translation of the letter Nostradamus wrote in 1555 to his son
3. The letter to king Henry II
A complete, revised
Dutch translation of the letter Nostradamus wrote in 1558 to the French
king Henry II.
4. Biblical periods
A list of
biblical time dates in the Old Testament, which Nostradamus applied in
his calculations regarding the number of years of existence of the world.
appendix, astrology as it was practiced in the Renaissance, is briefly
described. Three horoscopes,
calculated by Nostradamus, are
re-calculated with present-day software, and annotated. Re-calculations
were also done for some of his monthly predictions.
6. Literature, software and Internet-publications
A survey of books, articles, Cd-rom's and publications on Internet,
which are used during the investigation and the writing of the book.
This vocabulary contains amongst others astrological terms and terms,
used in the investigation such as the millennium model and the judicial
astrology system. It also contains general information about for example
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