News from Egypt suggests there may be change in the works not only for Egypt, but many other places around the world as we wait for the chaos to die down a bit. With the future of this ancient government still in an uncertain time, there is much speculation running through media both public and private. But throughout it all, it seems Nostradamus, the ancient prognosticator may have something to say about the events unfolding today (and tomorrow).
Nostradamus (actually Michel de Nostredame) was born in 1503 and throughout his life would make predictions of the future that would remain even today. The predictions have been criticized for their vagueness, praised for their accuracy, and generally circulated in times of uncertainty to guide those looking for answers on unfolding events. And now with the revolution in Egypt, a small quatrain of the ancient seer and apothecary’s work has gained attention by the occult blog Occult View. The Quatrain in question follows:
“The false trumpet concealing madness
will cause Byzantium to change its laws.
From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants
the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.”
As with previous predictions made by Nostradamus, this one does not use exact terminology but hides several facts behind poetic use of language. The false trumpet could be any number of things, but in the past has been used as a message projected over space to a great many people. It could come in the form of a television broadcast, a speech, a general social meme, or any number of ideas. But Nostradamus warns that this will be a false trumpet that conceals a great madness. Madness in itself seems fairly straightforward as a destructive thought pattern that could become viral.
Byzantium was a city founded in 667 BC that served as the seat of the Roman Empire. As the Roman Empire fell, many of its motifs were then translated over into the United States and some people consider the US the “New” Rome. Of course another interpretation is that the meaning of this term holds true today. Byzantium became Constantinople, which became what is known today as Istanbul in modern Turkey. A recent article from NBC stated that Istanbul was one of three main safe haven locations for evacuating US diplomats from the Egyptian Embassy. But the most interesting point is that Byzantium (Istanbul) is the site now for nuclear talks between six major world powers and Iran according to an article from MSNBC and ended on the 29th. Photos have been released of protesters supporting Egyptian revolution and declaration by officials that the two countries will be able to preserve their diplomatic ties despite the revolution.
It’s also possible that this revolution could have a major impact on global economic policies judging from the final two quatrains. Could this be the end of paper based currency and an emphasis on other forms of commodity trading? Or could it mean Egypt alone will change governments and – therefore – only its own currency? It’s difficult to say just how much will be different in the coming weeks, but one thing is for sure. We will be there to bring you news on the stranger side of those developments as they unfold.