of Secrets of Nostradamus
it's time for a visit to my friendly neighborhood doctor, by
way of preparation I bring along a book for entertainment purposes
during the inevitable wait. On one particular trip my companion
happened to be Secrets
of Nostradamus: Radical New Interpretation of the Master's
by David Ovason.
ever curious doctor, noticing my choice
of reading, commented he'd lost faith in good old Nostradamus.
Yep! The Millennium had come and gone... and the end of the
world had not yet come.
I couldn't blame my skeptical doctor for his mistaken belief
that Nostradamus had predicted
the end of the world at the Millennium. Dozens of books
had been published over the previous several years, written
in preparation for the turning of the Millennium, many seeming
(and cash in on) just such a false idea.
as I explained
to my doctor, according to David Ovason, Nostradamus
does not predict the end of the world; and furthermore, his
the 27th century AD.
For over 40 years, author David Ovason has taught
studied the life and writings of Nostradamus. As such, he
brings with him a wealth of new and uniquely different information
and/or techniques when examining and interpreting the quatrains
the introduction to the book, astrologer and author Ovason
points to what he sees as three important factors that must
be recognized (and utilized) whenever
to interpret any of the Nostradamus'
When Nostradamus wished to pinpoint a specific time, he utilized
astrology. This should not come as a surprising and/or shocking
revelation; since, along with being a mystic, Nostradamus
was an astrologer.
However one must also keep in mind that the astrology used
was a specific type
of astrology practiced in France during the 16th Century.
When Nostradamus spoke in terms of a general period of time,
he utilized an occult system of astrological planetary periods
that was familiar enough to astrologers in 16th Century
France, but is now virtually unknown.
in purposely hiding the meanings of his quatrains, utilized
an "occult blind" language that was popular
among 16th Century esoterists.
in order to take a proper look at the mysterious Nostradamus
quatrains... it calls for knowledge of astrology
as practiced in 16th Century France, familiarity with the planetary
periods that Nostradamus appears to have used, and being versed
in deciphering the 16th Century "Green Language." (It
also doesn't hurt to be quite knowledgeable of the history
for the reader, Ovason is the one and only Nostradamus author
out there that fits the bill.
on to Your Seats
As the subtitle of Ovason's book predicts, Secrets
of Nostradamus is a "Radical New Interpretation of
the Master's Prophecies." Ovason is no respecter of people
and/or of popular interpretations. So readers should be prepared
(at times) have their previous conceptions regarding the prophecies
of Nostradamus dashed and smashed into smithereens (or at the
very least "challenged").
of ideas "smashed into smithereens" is
the quite common belief that Nostradamus predicted the 20th century
rise of Hitler and called him by name. To somewhat soften the
blow, the author is quick to point out many of the places where
Nostradamus did correctly place an exact name on people and/or
author, likewise, points the reader toward the places where
Nostradamus spoke of 20th Century W.W.I and W.W.II. The
author, however, convincingly dispels the popular belief
that a quatrain using the word "Hister" was referring
to the dictator Adolph Hitler.
to the author, Hitler (being a fan of the occult and being
convinced it was his spiritual
destiny to rule the world) was quite honored about the possibility
that Nostradamus had seen fit to name him (Hitler) in a quatrain.
doesn't come out and say it, however one is left with the rather
eerie feeling that Hitler, himself, may have been
the one primarily responsible for promoting the now popular
idea that Nostradamus had named him in the "Hister" quatrain.
To Consider Before Buying
Ovason book (sometimes dry as dust) is definitely not an
easy breezy read, but it's a worthwhile read.
of all the other Nostradamus material out there will likely
get seriously steamed, call it rubbish, and then call Ovason
a "pinhead." I admit it... this is a controversial
and challenging book that you'll truly either love
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