The prophecies of Nostradamus have spanned the centuries, captivating humanity with their dark warnings. But who was he really and what did he really predict? Let's find out together.
Nostradamus : the boticario turned prophet
Often compared to other clairvoyants, Nostradamus, also known as Michel de Notre-Dame, is a figure who resurfaces at every event of great importance. Born in Saint-Rémy to a family that converted to Catholicism, he began his studies at the University of Avignon. Unfortunately, a plague epidemic forced the university to close its doors, forcing him to work as a boticario.
Nostradamus, despite a life marked by personal tragedies, including the loss of his first wife and their two children, eventually wrote “The Prophecies.” This book, first published in 1555, contains 942 poetic quatrains supposedly predicting future events. Fearing prosecution for heresy by the Inquisition, he made his quatrains extremely cryptic, to the point that they are very difficult to understand. This obscurity and their ominous tone have probably contributed to their enduring popularity over the centuries.
The alarming predictions of Nostradamus
Some of Nostradamus' prophecies seem to have been fulfilled. Among them, the rise of Hitler, the tragedy of the Andes and even the attacks of September 11 are interpreted as having been predicted by the French prophet. Indeed, his quatrains have been translated and analyzed in many ways, each finding possible clues to important historical events.
However, not all of Nostradamus' prophecies have come true. Predictions such as the advent of a third world war, the emergence of a universal language, the ability to communicate with animals or a terrible earthquake in the southwestern United States remain unfulfilled.
The new Nostradamus: Hamilton Parker
Currently, Hamilton Parker, nicknamed the “new Nostradamus”, is in the news. In 2017, he predicted that a flu pandemic would ravage the world, which allowed him to proclaim himself as the prophet of COVID. He also recently warned of an impending World War III, unrelated to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Comparisons between Hamilton Parker and Nostradamus are constant. However, only time will tell if Parker's predictions prove to be as accurate and lasting as Nostradamus'. Should we fear the dark prophecies of this “new Nostradamus” or take them with a grain of salt? Only time will tell.
As we continue to navigate a world full of uncertainty, one thing is certain: interest in prophecies and predictions will never die out. Whether it's Nostradamus, Hamilton Parker or any other prophet, humans will continue to seek answers and warnings in their cryptic words and dark visions. After all, who wouldn't want a glimpse of what the future holds?
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