Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nostradamus Predicted Revolution in Egypt ......... Really???

There was a revolution is Egypt but more shocking is the fiction that Nostradamus predicted it.  As we wait for the chaos to subside a bit, with the future of many Arab governments still very uncertain, lets analyze what Nostradamus had said about the events unfolding today.

Nostradamus made predictions about future throughout his life that would remain even today.  The predictions have been criticized for their ambiguity, praised for their accurateness, and usually circulated in times of insecurity to direct those looking for answers on relating events.  And now with the revolution in Egypt what he said was.

"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the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards."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 earlier predictions made by Nostradamus, this one does not use precise terms but hides quite a few details behind rhythmical use of language.  The false trumpet could be many things, but it has a usage as a message projected over space to numerous people.  So this may be television broadcast, a speech, or anything that comes in mind.  But when we talk about false trumpet that conceals a great madness, for me it becomes great demonstrations.

Byzantium was a city of the Roman Empire.  It is commonly thought that United States is today’s Roman Empire; US the "New" Rome.  Another interpretation may be that, Byzantium became Constantinople or Istanbul (Turkey) as we call it today.  It was the place where US evacuating diplomats from the Egyptian Embassy.  Also recently nuclear talks between six major world powers and Iran were held at Byzantium (Istanbul).  

It's also likely that this revolution could have a key impact on international economic policies as mentioned in last two verses.  Is it the end of paper based currency or just change in Egyptian currency is something we will see in the coming weeks, but one thing is for sure.  This all is strange.

Now to the part that what do I feel about it. I feel this all Nostradamus thing is just fiber of our imagination; we tend to link all major events to his predictions. If all of his prediction were so true, so accurate, so wonderful then why didn’t we were able to point out any of his predictions before the event happened and  told the world that we are going to see twin towers go down soon. So I am not able to convince myself that Nostradamus knew what he was talking about. 


  1. Few years back, I did a little research on Nostradamus of my own, and it wasn't long before I reached the conclusion that its one of the most ridiculous hoaxes ever. The most convenient aspect of his (so called) predictions is that it can be interpreted in thousand different ways, and can be made to fit in any era/age.

  2. He is fun to read as long as don't believe....He is said to be mentally unstable around the time he wrote his so called predictions...

  3. I agree with your view. Anything can be twisted around in hindsight, and unless it was told beforehand, I have no faith in it.

  4. @ A Great Liar

    Yes you are right. for me too its only hoax

    @ Rekha

    You are right we can enjoy ourselves reading his writing but we have to take them as fictions.

    @ Rachna

    that was exactly my point. If he was so accurate why don't he just said whatever he wanted in plain language so we could correlate the prediction with happening before hand.

  5. I agree with you.. :) Nice write up!! :D


  6. I'm not sure what to think about that fellow myself, but I wouldn't go by him for any kind of guidance! :)

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  7. Must be fun to read such prediction, and sometimes when they come true we start believing them, just like astrology, though we may not believe in them blindly, yet if we get chance to hear someone predicting our future we would definitely listen to him/ her with great interest. That is the human psychology I suppose.

  8. @ Tanvi

    Thanks a lot and keep visiting.

    @ Elizabeth Mueller

    You are right we just can't take his words :-)

    @ rama

    That is human psyche you are right

  9. Nostradamus predictions are quite strange and somewhat true as well but still hez not God. Many of his predictions arent very clear so beleiving everything he says is not correct.

  10. @ Kiran Ashraf

    Yes he may be fun read but we can't believe him