of Nostradamus Prophecies for America
September 11, 2001 the term "Nostradamus" numbered
among the top 10 queries related to terrorist attacks at a
popular Internet search machine.
the 911 tragedy, interest in the mysterious 16th century seer,
prophet, and astrologer
Nostradamus has skyrocketed. Did Nostradamus predict the
September 11, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedy?
Ovason now says yes.
rather frankly admitted to obscuring the meanings of his quatrains
in such a way that no one would be able to fully
understand them prior to the events described. Therefore, taking
a "proper look" at the mysterious Nostradamus quatrains
calls for knowledge of astrology as practiced in 16th century
France, familiarity with the 15th century Trithemius planetary
periods used by Nostradamus, and being versed in deciphering
the esoteric 16th Century "Green Language" used by
Nostradamus. Fortunately, unlike any other Nostradamus authors
out there, Ovason fits the bill.
Book of Personal Healing
Despite my highest praise and recommendation of Ovason's previously written
groundbreaking, scholarly, and painstakingly thorough The Secrets
of Nostradamus - upon discovering his latest book
I made an unfortunate rush to judgment.
have to admit that I had misgivings and doubts as to why he
might have chosen
to write and release Nostradamus Prophecies for America so
very soon after the 911 tragedy.
upon picking up the small book (179 pages), any harsh judgments
on my part melted
into a shared empathy with the author's pain. Clearly,
in writing the chapters pertaining to September 11, Ovason
had been working
through his own grief, anger, disbelief, and shock in the
direct wake of the horror.
A Mile In His Shoes
Within hours of the 911 tragedy, reporters
had been bombarding Ovason
questions about "alleged" Nostradamus quatrains
predicting the 911 tragedy. Upon hearing the obviously forged
quatrains, Ovason was sickened that some were treating the horrific,
unimaginable tragedy in a manner that turned it into a game.
quickly informed reporters that the quatrains in question were
nothing more than sick forgery. Further, he told reporters
that - as far as he knew (at the time) - there was no Nostradamus
quatrain depicting the 911 tragedy.
the rest of us, feeling utterly helpless,
Ovason then buried himself in his books and studies.
Ovason's book, The Secrets of Nostradamus - that
is admittedly an extremely "tough read" - Nostradamus
Prophecies for America is a highly approachable and readable
book. As a book of personal healing and hope for the future,
it is a book that has been written for all of us, and not
just for scholars and/or students of Nostradamus.
quatrain that Ovason (and others) eventually went on to "rediscover" is
numbered as Quatrain 6:97.
translations of the quatrain may however be highly misleading.
translates and then breaks down the quatrain into sections.
He then continues on - using the reliable methods firmly established
in his previous book - to convincingly, succinctly, and systematically
demonstrate just how the quatrain specifically refers to New
York City, 5 hijackers in the first plane, an explosion in
sky, and even the event's connection with the country of Afghanistan.
not everyone can and/or will be convinced by Ovason's thorough
and painstaking scholarship... it's deceptively easy
for self-appointed critics to glibly sweep away something
that they've never bothered to seriously investigate.
Message of Hope
Thankfully, once again, Ovason has not written the typical "doom
and gloom" book about the prophecies of Nostradamus. Having
devoted a lifetime to dispelling the all-too-common image of
Nostradamus as a doomsday prophet, Ovason then goes on to provide
a message of hope, healing, and recovery based on a related Nostradamus
quatrain that speaks directly to the aftermath of the 911 tragedy
of the other American prophecies discussed in the book include
the settlement of Jamestown, the Declaration
of Independence, the development of electricity, the invention
of manned flight, and the Apollo space program.
fascinating of all, Ovason also discusses a quatrain [Quatrain
4:96] where Nostradamus has seemingly predicted exactly
how long the United States of America will continue to survive
and stand as a nation.
Without "letting the cat out of the
bag," I'll only say that the USA has little to fear for
the long foreseeable future.
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