Title page from the 1555 edition of the Prophecies

The following slightly revised article was first published in alt.prophecies.nostradamus as

Subject: Anagrams in Nostradamus' Titles
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Keywords: Nostradamus, Anagrams, Title
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 19:43:15 GMT
Recently in this Newsgroup, I have posted a short series of articles illustrating how Nostradamus hid his prophecy about the destruction of Paris everywhere, even in the titles to his books.

Titles are interesting to study because they offer a series of very irregular lines, some very short, some not, showing anyone able to read them how clever the man who has constructed them really was.

The example shown in this post starts with the nine anagrams derived from the front page of Nostradamus' very first edition (1555) of his Prophecies:

01.---------------------------- L E S ----------------------
02.-------------------- P I R E S  A T H É S ---------------
03.--------------------- D E  L A  C H I N E ---------------
04.------------------- S I  R V D E  A I A N T -------------
05.--------------------------- NYÉ LA ----------------------
06.--------------------- Bombe cachée en mon ---------------
07.---------------------------- "VIL -----------------------
08.----- Oracle" (selon Paris) tuent bien des Gens de l'U S
09.--------------- Q V I  S E  V E N G E  I C Y ! ----------

In English? The worst Atheists of the so rude China who has denyed the Bomb hidden in my "vile Oracle" (according to Paris) kill many People from the U S, who takes her revenge here!

This is one way of stating the essence of Nostradamus' prophecy so hidden absolutely everywhere.

And here is the original text from which these lines were found:

01.--------------------------L E S -------------------------
02.------------------- P R O P H E T I E S -----------------
03.------------------- D E  M. M I C H E L -----------------
04.------------------ N O S T R A D A M V S. ---------------
05.------------------------- A LYON, -----------------------
06.------------------- Chés Macé Bonhomme. -----------------
07.----------------------- M.  D.  LV. ---------------------
08.------ La permission est insérée à la page suiuante. ----
09.--------------- A V E C  P R I V I L E G E. -------------

The original page can be consulted on Mario Gregorio's website at the following address.

Only one typographical oddity strikes the reader of this text: the word chez at line 6 is spelled Chés. No problem, it sounds the same in French. But the funny thing is that it does not affect the anagram at all. Nostradamus could have written chez and been able to hide the very same text.

What is most telling of this original text is that its line 8 is perfectly useless, unless one would call Nostradamus' readers a bunch of morons who needed to be told what they would find on the next page. For the anagram, however. it is an absolutely vital part of the title. Which is why it is there.

This 1555 edition having been photographically reproduced only in 1984 by Les Amis de Michel Nostradamus in Lyon, France, my predecessors, those French commentators of the late 19th and early 20th century, might not have had an opportunity to see this text in its original form, which might explain in part why the presence of anagrams was not detected earlier by these fine French authors.

Once Nostradamus' game of anagrams is discovered, it does not take much for them to be seen everywhere, as he himself says in the very first decyphered word of his Letter to Caesar.

To top the cake, one can even find them in the conclusion to his little books. In the last two lines of this 1555 edition, for instance:

01. ----- Ce present liure a esté acheué d'imprimes --------
02. ----- le I I I I. iour de Mai  M. D. L V . -------------

Which yields in anagrams:

01. ----- Ce liure de Michel Nostradamus tue Paris ---------
02. ----- d'Atome en II Mil Dix VII. -----------------------

For the gallically challenged: This book by Michel Nostradamus kills Paris by the Atom in II Thousand [and] Seventeen.

Which is again Nostradamus' prophecy hidden everywhere.

Clever, eh, this Nostradamus?! :-)

Claude Latrémouille
Le 14 juillet 2000

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