Saturday, 24 March 2012

Nostradamus, Iran, Asses, a Challenge to Dolores Cannon


It is St. Patrick’s Day. Time for some blarney mixed with real Brachidaen oracles of Nostradamus. But first:

In a recent article posted on 20 January 2012, I revealed how the 16th-century seer, Nostradamus, named the Strait of Hormuz by the old name of the coast on the Iranian side of this narrow channel from which a quarter of all global oil and gas exports flow: Carmania. The prophecy hinted of an “asinine” act from Ishmaelites (Muslims) coming from that direction. This brought a recent comment from “Turiya” about the “ass” invective of Nostradamus and my interpretation of it.

“Turiya” Hey John. You say, “The asses is Nostradamus’ general condemnation of the Islamic fundamentalists of Iran…”


My full quote was: “The [use of] asses is Nostradamus’ general condemnation of the Islamic fundamentalists of Iran, near past and future. Their brand of fearful, grim, Saturnian Islamist ideology will land its adherents inside white shrouds of Islamic burial. It predicts also the final burial of Usama bin Laden, or Ahmadinejad, or Ayatollah Khamenei’s or any other Jihadists’ mad hateful dream of a totalitarian theocratic world Caliphate. The war with Iran will initiate the beginning of “their” ideology’s end in naval suicide attacks across the waters of the Strait of Hormuz.”

I did not write this passage back on 20 January 2012. I originally wrote and published it in the spring of 2007 in my book on Nostradamus’ prophecies about a war with Iran. Since then, Osama bin Laden has been buried in a white shroud at sea as of May of last year. His black flagged brand of Wahhabi fundamentalism is out of favor for now, eclipsed by popular uprisings of the Arab Spring.

President Ahmadinejad’s political power if not his person has been thrown into a kind of white funerary shroud with his arch rival in Iran, the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, flooding the Iranian Parliament with his hand-appointed and ballot rigged legislators.

Grand Ayatollah Khamenei.

I am not saying the ballots were stuffed falsely. Strangely enough, Iran in its lower politically mundane levels functions like a democracy. However, the Council of Ayatollahs, which Khamenei oversees, is a political law above any faux democracy in Iran. Khamenei did not fake ballots, he simply made sure that only his candidates would have advantages the opposition could not have. He decided who would run in parliamentary elections. He chose only those more and “very” sympathetic to his views. So, politically at least, Osama is in his shroud, Ahmadinejad is being politically sewed into his for now.

That leaves Ayatollah Khamenei next in line for shrouding. I believe Nostradamus in one of his quatrains may indicate the base of operations of an act, which would see his violent end. Carmania (the northern, Iranian, shore of the Strait of Hormuz) is where Iran harbors its patrol boat fleet that could be used to close the strait to shipping that contains 25 percent of the world’s daily oil exports.

Such an act would be “asinine” indeed. It could cost the lives of 20,000 Iranian naval personnel in a suicidal battle with the American naval leviathan. Iran would be destroyed like Iraq and I would add that Ayatollah Khamenei might well suffer execution by his own people for it, if he were to hold to his own extreme, saturnine brand of Shiite ideology and not step aside for more liberal reform.

This will not happen. Khamenei will not initiate his self-destruction, that is. The Americans will have to squeeze the trigger for regional apocalypse. They will not do it in 2012. We are three years away from this terrible, asinine act.

Next Turiya changed the subject somewhat to bring my attention to author Dolores Cannon’s prescient claims and her take on a few key Nostradamus quatrains that may also describe a future war with Iran.

Dolores Cannon.

I am sure you’ve heard of Dolores Cannon, a hypnotherapist specializing in past-life regression technique, and the books she has written, “Conversations with Nostradamus”, claiming the information came to her by way of her connecting with the Collective Unconscious through a number of her sessions using hypnotherapy with some of her clients.


Chateau de l'Emperi.

Yes indeed, Turyia. I famously pointed out the weaknesses of her theory in a debate before a thousand people at the Axiom Prophecy Conference in Los Angeles in March 1997. I claimed that her “clients” were channeling information about Nostradamus that is fundamentally inaccurate. For instance, Cannon says in her interview on Ancient Prophecies (NBC) in 1994 that Nostradamus’ secret study was made completely out of stone and was cold, dank and dark. The house in which Nostradamus made those prophecies still exists and it is not totally constructed out of stone. Moreover, Nostradamus was famously adverse to the damp and later in life suffered so terribly from the lightest damp that he moved to the driest part of “dry” Provence, to Salon-en-Crau (modern Salon-en-Provence) to write his prophecies next to the closest thing in Provence to a hot and dry desert. I know it first hand. I have stood on the parapet of the Château de l’Empéri atop a rock outcropping set in the center of Salon. Beyond the town to the west stretches a huge expanse of graveled desiccated land that looks a great sight better in our day thanks in part to the financial patronage of Nostradamus to Adam de Craponne who constructed a canal to refresh with grass and farmland much of the Crau desert. You can read the full story in my Nostradamus biography.

Statue of Adam de Craponne.

Because the question of Cannon’s questionable claim keeps popping up in comments from my readers, I think it is time once again to deliver to Mrs. Dolores Cannon my challenge to “shoot” back in time through her clients a test for Nostradamus to prove he is talking to them and to her.

Tell Nostradamus to place a hermetically sealed little box in a specific corner of a wall in his house at Salon-en-Provence that we know in the future has not been touched by any remodels since he lived there. In that box, written in French in his secretary’s handwriting (Jean-Aymes de Chavigny) and signed with Nostradamus’ arthritic signature scrawl, is the line in French that will say:

Mme. Dolores Cannon interprète mes prédictions au 21e siècle

Chavigny's handwriting is signed off by the arthritic scrawl of Nostradamus.

That translates to, “Madame Dolores Cannon interprets my prophecies in the 21st century.” If her theory is correct then as soon as she sends the psychic telegram across the fourth dimension via her mesmerized client(s), he will somehow do something he never showed signs of accomplishing – translating English into French – then put our return message in a box in the wall. The timelines must be connected. Otherwise, it would be impossible for Dolores and those people under her influence to connect with Nostradamus in his time. Thus his box with the letter would immediately appear some 450-plus years older inside the wall where we indicated it should go and we pull it out on camera with noted skeptics and believers in Nostradamus present.

If Nostradamus is indeed talking to her clients then I would be happy to retire from this work.

The dry gravel desert of the Crau.

Then Turiya presented one of Cannon’s interpretations to a quatrain of Nostradamus:

In volume one of [Cannon’s] book, she denotes that in Century [2 Quatrain 60] refers to a nuclear confrontation that takes place in the Middle East (Strait of Hormuz). Nostradamus uses the term ‘mule’ to refer to the Democratic Party. And refers to a mule being an elected Democratic U.S. President as to when this incident takes place.

[2 Q60]
Faith with Africa broken in the East
Great Jordan and Rosne, Loire and Tagus will Change
When the hunger of the mule is sated
The fleet is scattered and bodies swim in blood.

Now we all know that a ‘mule’ is also an ‘ass’. Much of your work, imo [in my opinion], shows that you are consistently interpreting Nostradamus Quatrains as to paint the U.S.G. as being in a savory light. I only hope you are doing so, as Nostradamus did with the Vatican of his day, so to throw off the scent of the hound-dogs that run the show behind the scenes with the government of our day.

Turyia’s quotes are problematic. I have tried to clean up the spelling but I believe she means I paint the US in an “unsavory” light as I often do the Vatican. Americans and Catholics I love, I just do not love the perverse minds of priests and politicians. They are, as Osho notoriously quipped, are “mafia of the soul.” In the name of America’s nobility, its politicians twist it. In the name of the “Universal”, the popes and priests try to cram the universe down their narrowed and dogmatic view.

Let us look at the original French for 2 Q60 and refresh this prophecy a little:

La foy Punicque en Orient rompue,
Grand Iud. & Rosne, Loyre & Tag changeront:
Quand du mulet la faim sera repue,
Classe espargie, sang & corps nageront.

This prophecy will require a refreshing of interpretation, because Cannon often uses Ericka Cheetham’s translations verbatim, mistakes in translation included. This makes me wonder why Mrs. Cannon does not ask Nostradamus through her entranced intermediaries to give better translations of the prophetic master. Anyway, (La foy Punicque) is a classical allusion to the Punic (Carthaginian) law of deceit coming out of North Africa. In a modern context, he might be referring to a treachery coming out of what once was the heart of the Carthaginian Empire (modern Libya and Tunisia).

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