Wednesday, February 28, 2007
"And it came to pass...when I was 42 years and 7 months old, that the heavens were opened and a blinding light of exceptional brilliance flowed through my entire brain. And so it kindled my whole heart and breast like a flame, not burning but warming...and suddenly I understood of the meaning of expositions of the books..."
What follows is a portion of her prophecies concerning the future - I pulled it off the internet, unfortunately the book I have of her writings is packed somewhere in a box that's hard to get to at the moment:
THE MINOR CHASTISEMENT
"The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property will be secularised. Priests will be persecuted. After the birth of Antichrist heretics will preach their false doctrines undisturbed, resulting in Christians having doubts about their holy Catholic faith."
At that period when antichrist shall be born, there will be many wars and right order shall be destroyed on earth. Heresy will be rampant and the heretics will preach their errors openly without restraint. Even among Christians doubt and scepticism will be entertained concerning the beliefs of Catholicism
"Toward the end of the world, mankind will be purified through sufferings. This will be true especially of the clergy, who will be robbed of all property. When the clergy has adopted a simple manner of living, conditions will improve.
At this time as a punishment for their sins Christians especially will attempt armed resistance to those who at that time are persecuting them, sensing no concern for the death of their bodies.
"A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with great fear.
Then within the Christian people the Holy Godhead will accomplish signs and wonders as if accomplished them at the time of Moses with the pillar of cloud and as Michael the archangel did when he fought the heathen for the sake of the Christians. Because of Michael's help Gods faithful children will march under his protection. They will decimate their foes and achieve victory through Gods power…As a result of this a large number of heathens will join Christians in true faith and they will say "The God of the Christians is true God because such wondrous works have been accomplished among the Christians".
After that there will be so few men left that seven women will fight for one man, that they will say to the man: "Marry me to take the disgrace from me." For in those days it will be a disgrace for a woman to be without child, as it was by the Jews in the Old Testament.
"Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the east through a Tiger and a Lion.
The Comet by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. [After the] great Comet, the great nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease.
For in none of these cities does a person live according to the laws of God. Peace will return to Europe when the white flower again takes possession of the throne of France.
During this time of peace the people will be forbidden to carry weapons and iron will be used solely for making agricultural implements and tools. Also during this period the soil will be very productive and many Jews, heathens and heretics will join the Church.
"Peace will return when the Lily ascends the Throne again. The land will be very productive . During this time weapons will be forbidden. Iron will only be used for agricultural tools. In this period the land will be very productive. Jews, heathen and heretics will join the church.
The throne of the last catholic Empire will crumble and the sceptre will fall out of the hand of him who sits on the throne. The Great Monarch by this time will be a very old man. All justice will cease and will be trodden under foot. The latter times will be more evil and corrupt in the eyes of God. Children of God will be persecuted by the most hateful means in the eyes of God. Almost immediately after the death of the Monarch comes antichrist.
When the great ruler exterminates the Turks almost entirely, one of the remaining Mohammadans will be converted, become a priest bishop and cardinal, and when the new pope is elected (immediately before Antichrist) this cardinal will kill the pope before he is crowned, through jealousy, wishing to be pope himself; then when the other cardinals elect the next pope, this cardinal will proclaim himself Anti-pope, and two-thirds of the Christians will go with him. He, as well as Anti-christ, are descendants of the tribe of Dan.
An unchaste woman will conceive an unchaste son. The wicked serpent who deceived Adam will influence this child in such as way that nothing good or virtuous will enter him; nor under the circumstances will it even be possible for any good to be in him
The mark (of Antichrist) will be a hellish symbol of Baptism, because thereby a person will be stamped as an adherent of Antichrist and also of the Devil in that he thereby gives himself over to the influence of Satan. Whoever will not have this mark of Antichrist can neither buy nor sell anything and will be beheaded.
He will win over to himself the rulers, the mighty and the wealthy, will bring about the destruction of those who do not accept his faith and, finally, will subjugate the entire earth.
The streets of Jerusalem, will then shine in the brightest gold with the blood of Christians which will flow like water. Simultaneously Antichrist will try to increase his wonders. His executioners will work such miracles when they torment the Christians that the people will think Antichrist is the true God. The executioners will not permit the Christians to win the martyrs' crown easily for they will endeavour to prolong their pain until they renounce their faith. Yet some will receive a special grace from God to die during the torments.
Antichrist will make the earth move, level mountains, dry up rivers, produce thunder and lightning and hail, remove the leaves from the trees and return them again to the trees, make men sick and cure them, exorcise devils, raise the dead to life. He will appear to be crucified and rise from the dead. All in all, Christians will be astounded and in grievous doubts while the followers of Antichrist will be confirmed in their false faith.
Finally, when he shall have converted all his plans into action, he will gather his worshippers about him and tell them that he will presently ascend toward Heaven. However, at the moment of the ascension a bolt of lightning will overwhelm and annihilate him. The planned ascent into heaven will have been prepared by the artful employment of ingenious devices, and the moment at which the event was to have taken place, leading to his destruction, will produce a cloud that will spread an unbearable odour. Through this many people will again come to their senses and to understanding.
Then the people should prepare for the last judgment, the day of which is indeed veiled in secrecy and obscurity, but not far distant."
Henoch and Elias are being instructed by God in a mysterious manner in paradise.
God shows them the works of men as though they could see these with natural eyes. The two men are therefore, much wiser than all wise men put together. The same force which removed Henoch and Elias from the earth will bring them back in a storm wind at the time when the Antichrist will spread his false doctrine. As long as they will dwell amongst men they will always be refreshed after 40 days. They have the mission from God to resist the Antichrist and lead the erring back to the road of salvation. Both men, distinguished by age and stature, will speak to men: `This accursed one is sent by the devil in order to lead men into error. We have been preserved by God at a secreted place, where we did not experience the suffering of men. We are now sent by God in order to oppose. the heresy of this destroyer. Look, if we resemble you in stature and age.' And because the testimony of both shall agree they will be believed. All will follow these two aged men and renounce heresy. They will visit all cities and towns where previously the Antichrist had sown his heresy, and through the power of the Holy Ghost will work genuine miracles. All the people will be greatly astonished at them. Henoch and Elias will. confuse the followers of Satan with thunder strokes, and destroy. them and fortify the Christians in faith. Therefore, the. Christians will hurry to martyrdom, which the son of evil will. prepare for them like to a banquet, so that the murderers will. grow tired of counting the dead on account of their great. numbers; for their blood will run like rivers. Henoch and Elias have been taught much wisdom and knowledge. in Paradise while awaiting their return to earth. God will. instruct them every forty days while they are on earth. They. will receive exceptional graces and powers from God to use. against Antichrist. / Enoch and Elias will be instructed by God in a most secret manner in paradise. God reveals to them the actions and condition of men that they may regard them with the eyes of compassion. Because of this special preparation, these two holy men are more wise than all the wise men on the earth taken together. God will give them the task of opposing antichrist and of bringing back those who have strayed from the way of salvation. Both of these men will say to people: "This accursed one has been sent by the devil to lead men astray and into error; we have been preserved by God in a hidden place where we did not experience the sorrows of men but God has now sent us to combat the heresy of this son of perdition. They will go into all cities and villages where previously antichrist had broadcasted his heresies and by the power of the Holy Spirit will perform wonderful miracles so that all nations will greatly marvel at them. This as to a wedding feast, Christians will hasten to death by martyrdom which the son of perdition will have prepared for them in such numbers that those murderers will be unable even to count the slain, then the blood of these martyrs will fill the rivers
When the fear of God has been disregarded everywhere, violent and furious wars will take place. A multitude of people will be slaughtered and many cities will be transformed into heaps of rubbish.
The Son of Corruption and Ruin will appear and reign for. only a short time, towards the end of the days of the world's duration; the period which corresponds to the moment when the sun has disappeared beyond the horizon; that is to say he shall come at the last days of the world. He will not be Satan himself, but a human being equalling and resembling him in atrocious hideousness. His mother, a depraved woman possessed by the. devil, will live as a prostitute in the desert. She will declare that she is ignorant as to the identity of his father, and will. maintain that her son was presented to her by God in a. supernatural manner, as was the Child of the Blessed Virgin. She will then be venerated as a saint by deceived people.
Antichrist will come from a land that lies between two seas, and will practise his tyranny in the East. After his birth false teachers and doctrines will appear, followed by wars, famines, and pestilence. His mother will seldom let any one see him, and yet by magic. art, she will manage to gain the love of the people for him.
He will be raised at different secret places and will be kept in seclusion until full grown. When he has grown to full manhood he will publicly announce a hostile doctrine on religion. He will lure and attract the people to himself by granting them complete exemption from the observance of all divine and ecclesiastical. commandments, by forgiving them their sins and requiring of them only their belief in his divinity. He will spurn and reject baptism and the gospel. He will open his mouth to preach contradiction. He will say, `Jesus of Nazareth is not the son of. God, only a deceiver who gave himself out as God; and the Church instituted by him is only superstition'. The true Christ has come in his person. He will say, `I am the Saviour of the. world'. Especially will he try to convince the Jews that he is the Messiah sent by God, and the Jews will accept him as such. His doctrine of faith will be taken from the Jewish religion and seemingly will not differ much from the fundamental doctrine of Christianity for he will teach that there is one God who created the world, who is omniscient and knows the thoughts of man and is just, who rewards the obeyers of his commands and the trespassers he chastises, who raises all from the dead in due time. This God has spoken through Moses and the Prophets, therefore the precepts of the Mosaic laws are to be kept, especially circumcision and keeping the Sabbath, yet by his moral laws he will try to reverse all order on earth. Therefore he is called in Holy Writ the `Lawless One'. He will think that he can change time and laws. He will discard all laws, morals and religious principles, to draw the world to himself. He will grant entire freedom from the commandments of God and the Church and permit everyone to live as his passions dictate. By doing so he hopes to be acknowledged by the people as deliverer from the yoke, and as the cause of prosperity in the world. Religion he will endeavour to make convenient. He will say that you need not fast and embitter your life by renunciation, as the people of former times did when they had no sense of God's goodness. It will suffice to love God. He. will let the people feast to their heart's content so that they will pity the unfortunate people of former centuries. He will preach free love and tear asunder family ties. He will scorn everything holy, and he will ridicule all graces of the Church with devilish mockery. He will condemn humility and foster proud and gruesome dogmas. He will tear down that which God has taught in the Old and New Testament and maintain sin and vice are not sin and vice. Briefly he will declare the road to Hell is the way to Heaven.
"After having passed a licentious youth among very perverted men and in a desert, she being conducted by a demon disguised as an angel of light, the mother of the son of perdition will conceive and give birth without knowing the father. In another land, she will make men believe that her birth was some miraculous thing, seeing that she had not appointed a spouse, and she will ignore that, she will say, how the infant she had brought into the world had been formed in her womb, and the people will regard it as a saint and qualified to the title.
"The son of perdition is this very wicked beast who will put to death those who refuse to believe in him; who will associate with kings, priests, the great and the rich; who will mistake the humility and will esteem pride; who will finally subjugate the entire universe by his diabolic means.
"He will gain over many people and tell them: "You are allowed to do all that you please; renounce the fasts; it suffices that you love me; I who am your God."
"He will show them treasures and riches, and he will permit them to riot in all sorts of festivities, as they please. He will oblige them to practice circumcision and other Judaic observances, and he will tell them: "Those who believe in me will receive pardon of their sins and will live with me eternally."
"He will reject baptism and evangelism, and he will reject in derision all the precepts the Spirit has given to men of my part.
"Then he will say to his partisans, "Strike me with a sword, and place my corpse in a proper shroud until the day of my resurrection." They will believe him to have really given over to death, and from his mortal wound he will make a striking semblance of resuscitation.
"After which, he will compose himself a certain cipher, which he will say is to be a pledge of salute; he will give it to all his servitors like the sign of our faith in heaven, and he will command them to adore it. Concerning those who, for the love of my name, will refuse to render this sacrilegious adoration to the son of perdition, he will put them to death amidst the cruellest torments.
"But I will defend my two Witnesses, Enoch and Elias, whom I have reserved for those times. Their mission will be to combat the man of evil and reprimand him in the sight of the faithful whom he has seduced. They will have the virtue of operating the most brilliant miracles, in all the places where the son of perdition has spread his evil doctrines. In the meanwhile, I will permit this evildoer to put them to death; but I will give them in heaven the recompense of their travails.
"Later, however, after the coming of Enoch and Elias, the Antichrist will be destroyed, and the Church will sing forth with unprecedented glory, and the victims of the great error will throng to return to the fold."
"The Man of Sin will be born of an ungodly woman who, from her infancy, will have been initiated into occult sciences and the wiles of the demon. She will live in the desert with perverse men, and abandon herself to crime with so much the greater ardor, as she will think she is authorized thereby to by the revelations of an angel. And thus, in the fire of burning concupiscence she will conceive the Son of Perdition, without knowing by what father. Then she will teach that fornication is permitted, declaring herself holy and honoured as a saint.
"But Lucifer, the old and cunning serpent, will find the fruit of her womb with his infernal spirit and entirely possess the fruit of sin.
"Now when he shall have attained the age of manhood, he will set himself up as a new master and teach perverse doctrine. Soon he will revolt against the saints; and he will acquire such great power that in the madness of his pride he would raise himself above the clouds; and as in the beginning Satan said: "I will be like unto the most high", and fell; so in those days, he will fall when he will say in the person of his son, "I am the Saviour of the World!"
"He will ally himself with the kings, the princes and the powerful ones of the earth; he will condemn humility and will extol all the doctrines of pride. His magic art will feign the most astonishing prodigies; he will disturb the atmosphere, command thunder and tempest, produce hail and horrible lightning. He will move mountains, dry up streams, reanimate the withered verdure of forests. His arts will be practiced upon the elements, but chiefly upon man will he exhaust his infernal power. He will seem to take away health and restore it. How so? By sending some possessed soul into a dead body, to move it for a time. But these resurrections will be of short duration.
"At the sight of these things, many will be terrified and will believe in him; and some, preserving their primitive faith, will nevertheless court the favour of the Man of Sin or fear his displeasure. And so many will be led astray among those who, shutting the interior eye of their soul, will live habitually in exterior things...
"After the Antichrist has ascended a high mountain and been destroyed by Christ, many erring souls will return to truth, and men will make rapid progress in the ways of holiness."
"Nothing good will enter into him nor be able to be in him. For he will be nourished in diverse and secret places, lest he should be known by men, and he will be imbued with all diabolical arts, and he will be hidden until he is of full age, nor will he show the perversities which will be in him, until he knows himself to be full and superabundant in all iniquities.
"He will appear to agitate the air, to make fire descend from heaven, to produce rainbows, lightning, thunder and hail, to tumble mountains, dry up streams, to strip the verdure of trees, of forests, and to restore them again. He will also appear to be able to make men sick or well at will, to chase out demons, and at times even to resuscitate the dead, making a cadaver move like it was alive. But this kind of resurrection will never endure beyond a little time, for the glory of God will not suffer it.
"Ostensibly he will be murdered, spill his blood and die. With bewilderment and consternation, mankind will learn that he is not dead, but has awakened from his death-sleep.
"From the beginning of his course many battles and many things contrary to the lawful dispensation will arise, and charity will be extinguished in men. In them also will arise bitterness and harshness and there will be so many heresies that heretics will preach their errors openly and certainly; and there shall be so much doubt and incertitude in the Catholic faith of Christians that men shall be in doubt of what God they invoke, and many signs shall appear in the sun and moon, and in the stars and in the waters, and in other elements and creatures, so that, as it were in a picture, future events shall be foretold in their portents.
"Then so much sadness shall occupy men at that time, that they shall be led to die as if for nothing. But those who are perfect in the Catholic faith will await in great contrition what God wills to ordain. And these great tribulations shall proceed in this way, while the Son of Perdition shall open his mouth in the words of falsehood and his deceptions, heaven and earth shall tremble together. But after the fall of the Antichrist the glory of the Son of God shall be increased.
"As soon as he is born, he will have teeth and pronounce blasphemies; in short, he will be a born devil. He will emit fearful cries, work miracles, and wallow in luxury and vice. He will have brothers who are also demons incarnate, and at the age of twelve, they will distinguish themselves in brilliant achievements. They will command an armed force, which will be supported by the infernal legions.
"After the Son of Perdition has accomplished all of his evil designs, he will call together all of his believers and tell them that he wishes to ascend into heaven.
"At the moment of his ascension, a thunderbolt will strike him to the ground, and he will die.
"The mountain where he was established for the operation of his ascension, in an instant will be covered with a thick cloud which emits an unbearable odor of truly infernal corruption... At the sight of his body, the eyes of great number of persons will open and they will be made to see their miserable error.
"After the sorrowful defeat of the Son of Perdition, the spouse of my Son, who is the Church, will shine with a glory without equal, and the victims of the error will be impressed to re-enter the sheepfold.
"As to the day, after the fall of Antichrist, when the world will end, man must not seek to know, for he can never learn it. That secret the Father has reserved for Himself."
After Enoch and Elias suffer physical death the spirit of life will reawaken them raise them up into the clouds and the rejoicing of that man's followers (antichrist) will change into fear, sorrow and dismay. Then the son of corruption will gather together a large group of people in order that his glory can be openly shown forth. He will attempt to walk through the heavens so that any remnant of the catholic faith that might remain throughout the world might completely disappear. In the sight of crowds standing around and listening he will order the high strata of the sky to lift him up during his ascension into heaven and the words of my loyal servant Paul will be fulfilled and these are the words which Paul who is full of the spirit of truth says" and the lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and will destroy him with his glorious appearance at his coming…" "…when the son of corruption ascends on high through diabolical trickery he will be thrust down again by divine power. The fumes of sulphur and pitch will consume him such that the crowds standing nearby will flee into the mountains for protection. Such abject fear will seize all who see and hear these things that they will reject the devil and his spiritual son antichrist and be converted to the true faith by baptism.
The son of perdition will come when the day declines and the sun sinks, that is when the time arrives and the world loses its stability."
Saturday, February 24, 2007
She was in a car with her family with her former fiance from Iran. Her family then kicked him out of the car. Her former fiance was tall, but weak and crippled. He felt very dishonored that her family did not want him. Sibel went out of the car to help him walk, and they came to her home. However I was there, but when Sibel looked at me my face was different. She saw someone who was very intelligent, always thinking, but snippy and selfish. My nose was bigger, and looked almost Jewish. When her former fiance saw that I was there, he realized it was time for him to go. He was weak and hungry, and wanted to go to dinner with Sibel for one last time. She does not remember if she did have dinner with him, and it may be towards the end he was crying. She awoke, and she felt this had to do with something concerning Iran. She called me and asked if there was anything in the news concerning Iran.
And of course July 12 was the day when Hezbollah captured an Israeli soldier, which was used as a pretext to start an unjustified war against the country of Lebanon. As my wife's former fiance was from Iran, he being kicked out of the car represents an effort to kick out Hezbollah out of southern Lebanon. As for the car, this may symbolize the car bomb that killed Hariri - Syria had to withdraw from Lebanon before Israel dared to invade it. As for me, I represent the United States, whose foreign policy is influenced by Israel (I am American but not Jewish). Iran is a proud country, but its position will now be weakened. As my wife is Turkish, she represents the country of Turkey, who is a strong ally of the United States.
The dream is interesting in that it is describing past events that have occurred to us on a personal level. But on another level of interpretation, these personal events are some times used to show things on a more world wide scale - in this case the war between Israel & Lebanon, and perhaps future action against Iran by the United States.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
It was the morning of September 11, 2001. I had the following dream:
I am in a city, and I see a great big shark flying through the sky between the buildings. It starts to devour people with its mouth. Just when I think it could not get worse, another shark shows up, and starts devouring people. Then another (I am not sure of the number). I look for a gun to shoot them down, but my father shows up. He says for me not to use any large gun such as a shotgun, but instead to use a bee-bee gun. I thought how ridiculous, I'll never be able to kill one of these sharks with a bee-bee gun. The dream ends.
I woke up and told my wife the dream. Later that morning, she received a call from her sister in
Sunday, February 18, 2007
The Prophecies of Stormberger
Here is an excerpt from Fate of the Nations, by Arthur Prieditis:
Stormberger lived in the 18th century. He was born in Rabenstein, in the Bavarian forest region of Germany, not far from the present border of Czechoslovakia. Almost all his life he was a cowherd, living in solitude and close union with nature. Whoever met him and saw him, was astonished by his frequent visions and significant predictions, many had superstitious dread of him, others felt even hostility. That was little to be wondered at, because Stormberger predicted things that in his time i.e. 200 years ago, in every respect had to be considered products of a morbid fantasy. His predictions extended over three great periods. The first period comprised the second half of the 19th century, the second period the first half of the 20th century, and the third the years between 1950 and 2000. For the first period he predicted the invention of the locomotive, the automobile and the airplane, in his time things of impossibility: "Iron roads will be built, and iron monsters will bark through the wilderness. Cars without horse and shaft will come, and men will fly through the air like birds." In similar picturesque manner he predicted the First World War:
"When in the outskirts of the forest the iron road will be finished, and there the iron horse will be seen, a war will begin, to last for twice two years. It will be fought with iron fortresses that move without horses, and with powers that come from the earth and fall from the sky."
This prophecy was accomplished in all exactitude. The iron road was the railway section from Kalteneck to Deggendorf, which leads through the outskirts of the Bavarian Forest and which was officially opened for traffic - take notice - of all days, on August 1, 1914. Stormberger had exactly predicted the day of the outbreak of the First World War, and also the tanks, mines, and air raids, all of which were for the first time employed in the war of 1914/18. He continued the prophecy with the words:
"Right after this horrible war there will come a time when money will have no value. For two hundred guilders not even a loaf of bread will be available, and yet there will be no famine. Money will be made of iron, and gold will become so valuable that for a few gold coins a small farm could be bought."
With this prediction Stormberger strikingly describes the inflation in Austria and Germany. In fact, a loaf of bread did cost at that time in Germany two billion marks. For fifty gold coins of twenty crowns each you could then buy in Austria a small farm. In Germany and Austria money then was coined of iron and aluminum. But the predictions of Stormberger include also the story of two other wars:
"Two or three decades after the first great war will come a second, still greater war. Almost all nations of the world will be involved. Millions of men will die, without being soldiers. Fire will fall from the sky and many great cities will be destroyed. Nobody will endure his fellowman anymore. Even the Lord, our God, will be dragged out of his corner. Everybody will have his own, different mind. The little ones will become great and the great ones small. Laws will be made that nobody will keep, and taxes announced that nobody will be able to pay. Nothing will be holy anymore. Everything will be upset. The great clearance will commence. All states will be pitted against each other. The free life and thought will be imprisoned and banished. Severe masters will rule and will try to get everything under their discipline. It will be a terrible time. Whoever flees, should not look back. Whoever has two loafs of bread, will come through. After the clearance, during which pestilence will tarry in the air and in the cellars and on the roof, millions of men will have no free ground any more, no country and no home, because many cities will be no more and the frontiers of many states we be fixed anew. And after the second great struggle between the nations will come a third universal conflagration, which will determine everything. There will be entirely new weapons. In one day more men win die than in all previous wars combined. Battles will be fought with artificial guns. Gigantic catastrophes will occur. With open eyes will the nations of the earth enter into these catastrophes. They will not be aware of what is happening, and those who will know and tell, will be silenced. Every thing will become different than before, and in many places the earth will be only just a great cemetery. The third great, great war will be the end for many nations."
Another translation and analysis of Stormberger can be found here.
One of the greatest and most trustworthy prophets of this century has been a simple, pious Norwegian fisherman, Anton Johansson. He was born in 1858, in Sweden, but at the age of sixteen he moved to Norway and made a living by fishing. In later years he became surveyor of land. Already since 1884 he had begun to see visions and to hear voices, which bade him to pray on behalf of men who were to be shortly carried off by death. His predictions always came true. At night he often woke up, hearing the command to pray on behalf of fishermen who were at sea, of seamen whose ship was endangered by a tornado in the Carribean Sea, of people who were imperiled during the earthquakes of Messina and San Francisco. He later related how he had to pray also on behalf of the Titanic's passengers on the night of the shipwreck.
This simple man in December, 1913, left his village. He had saved 200 crowns for the journey to Kristiania (now called Oslo), the capital of Norway. In Kristiania he called on Keilhug, the minister of war, and asked him to inform all other members of the cabinet, that in the next year, 1914, a great war would flare up. He implored the government of Norway to do everything in its power to prevent the war. He informed the Norwegian authorities of his intent to go to Stockholm and then to Berlin, in the hope that he would able to persuade Kaiser Wilhelm to abstain from intervening in the coming war.
After his arrival in Stockholm, Johansson called on Emil Melander, colonel of the Swedish general staff. Melander received him in his office, conversed with him and then took him home, where Johansson revealed to him all his prophecies, which Melander wrote down as dictated by Johansson. Melander dissuaded Johansson from journeying to Berlin and assured him that his message of war could as well be made known to the world through the medium of newspapers. Melander kept his promise and published Johansson's message in the March 14, 1914, issue of Stockholm's daily "Svenska Morgonbladet." Johansson's predictions aroused enormous attention, and when a few months later war broke out, interest in this strange man grew even greater. His visions and revelations were published in book form in 1918 and have been repeatedly reprinted. Translated into German, they were published in 1953. It is impossible to relate here in detail all his predictions, but I shall attempt to render the most important ones in a condensed form, in his own words:
"I had my greatest vision in 1907, during the night of November 13. On that day I felt very tired and went to bed early. In the middle of night I was awakened by a voice which said: Thou will be given to know the secrets of heaven. My room was filled with so bright a light that it dazzled me. I wanted to look up towards from where I had heard the voice, but felt myself unworthy and bowed down in prayer. My soul was filled with overwhelming heavenly bliss, and I understood that my Saviour himself had awakened me.
"Then I was led in spirit to a place from where I could see everything that will happen to the world and especially to my homeland Norway. I was shown the greatest misfortune that will afflict the world - a great war. In spirit I saw the officers under whom I will have to work as a surveyor in Finnmarken during the next seven years. I was told their names, and for each name a year was mentioned. This revelation I understood as a sign that the great war will come after the seven years will have passed. I saw and heard that the war will break out between Austro-Hungary and Serbia. Then I saw the German eastern front with trenches full of men and weapons. The front was stretching from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea, and over the whole front great noise was reigning. I saw how the Russians in great masses overflowed great regions of German land, and how great clouds of smoke were rolling forward, together with the front. Great fires could be seen in many places. Then the voice said: The war will come because of the wickedness of men, but thou shall warn the Norwegian government and shall go also to Stockholm and Berlin. Thou shall be my witness. I answered: 'I am unworthy of being thy witness before these high lords. I have not attended school, I can write only with difficulty and I do not speak German.' The voice said for the second time: Thou shall be my witness! I answered: 'I shall try.'"
About the postwar period Johansson predicted the spreading of frightful diseases. It came true in the form of influenza epidemics, which took the lives of several hundred thousand men. He further predicted that socialism and its varieties would grow immensely throughout the world and cause revolutions and upheavals in Russia, Germany, Austro-Hungary, England, Italy and also in America, Canada, India and China. In Russia war, revolutions and diseases will carry away so many victims that nobody will ever know the number of people that will perish there. Finland too will have a revolution and will liberate itself from the clutches of Russia, but only for a short while. She will become enslaved by Russia again, and will be oppressed more than ever, and much blood will be spilt in that land. Johansson urged the Finnish nation to turn to God in prayer, in order that it should not remain oppressed forever. Germany will be long tormented by revolutionary movements, especially in her southwestern part. In England the worst disturbances will be in the southern part of Wales and the surrounding country. In this connection the voice said, England stands on the brink of a precipice. Disturbances and rebellion, war in the colonies, war in Ireland and natural catastrophes will be among the misfortunes that will befall that land. Heavy fighting will take place in India: "It will begin with a great rebellion in northern India, where I heard the name of Delhi as a city greatly visited by war. After that, rebellion will break out also in central and southern India. I heard the name of Calcutta mentioned. The war will end with India's complete deliverance from England, but will be followed by dreadful epidemics and unprecedented famine and other afflictions. War and its consequences will kill twenty-five million Indians."
"About America I heard our Lord say that five great wars are to be expected for that land in the future, whereof two will be violent civil wars ending with America's division into four or five smaller confederations. In one of the great wars America will be drawn into a conflict with Canada. That was all I heard about America, but as the events of that land interest us less, I did not try to bear them in mind. I also cannot recollect any time or period being mentioned in this connection. Nor do I remember anything about Japan, but about China I heard that there will be immense revolutions, and more to come.
"I saw two natural catastrophes, one was an unheard of hurricane, raging over two continents and the other an immense earthquake, connected with the eruption of a volcano in the North Sea. I was led in spirit to the great cities on England's east coast. I saw ships thrown on the shore, many collapsed buildings, and much wreckage floating on water. At sea many ships were wrecked. Then I was shown Holland, Belgium and the German coast of the North Sea, which all were heavy visited. Among the most afflicted cities I heard the names of Antwerp and Hamburg mentioned. There great warehouses were flooded and all merchandise lost. Even Denmark's western and northern coast and Sweden's western coast had suffered." This prediction came true in February, 1953, with an unprecedented flood catastrophe in northern Europe. Everything took place exactly as described by Johansson. Whoever has forgotten these events, should reread news dispatches of those days. When this prediction in 1953 came to be accomplished, great excitement and anxiety arose in Sweden, since everybody began to fear that the rest of Johansson's predictions and especially the predicted Swedish-Russian war (which is described further on) might be imminent.
About natural catastrophes and epidemic diseases Johansson predicted: "Natural catastrophes will occur in many parts of the world, and a turbulent activity will begin within the womb of the earth. Great tremors of earth and vehement eruptions of volcanos will afflict the world and partly also such regions which hitherto have been spared. In Italy they will be more destructive than ever. Great many people there will save only the clothing on their bare backs. There will be a new eruption of the Vesuvius. Hurricanes of great violence will afflict not only America, but also Europe, especially England. I saw not less than five great hurricanes. Thunderstorms too will in those years be devastating and will occur in Denmark, North Germany and southern Sweden. Simultaneously with these trials by nature, great epidemics will roam about the World, carrying off many victims. They will come in three periods, whereof the first will begin already during the last part of the world war and will continue for several years after the war will have ended. The next period will come after the English-Indian war, when two new, unknown diseases will spring into existence. They will be more dangerous than all others and will spread over the whole world, claiming an immense number of victims. In Russia they will be especially intense, and the voice told me that these and other diseases would visit Russia because of her great impiety. If I remember correctly, a fourth part of her people will perish through these diseases. One of the most dangerous diseases will consist of people becoming blind and losing their mind. For those afflicted by this disease, it will be very dangerous to drink alcohol. The third great period of epidemics will come after the Spanish-French war. Mostly it will be a serious pulmonary disease, but there will be also other unknown maladies, one such that people will become utterly emaciated, another one similar to leprosy, because the flesh of the afflicted persons will start to peel off. Both belligerents will be the first to become acquainted with these maladies, but they will later spread over all Europe and over great parts of other continents. France will suffer most and will lose almost all her young men and women.
"The last great calamity, seen by me that night of 1907, was Sweden's and Norway's war against Russians and Frenchmen. Socialism will at that time have gained power in both northern countries, and in Sweden socialists will have the reins of government in their hands. They will do what they will and by their actions will be partly responsible for the war and its unfortunate result. Socialists will have drawn a great part of the Swedish nation into atheism. Sweden will be forced to prepare for war in great haste. Yet, during the war, it will turn out that Sweden also has new weapons and inventions, unheard of by the people and kept secret bt the government. One of these will be an electrical invention, owned only by Sweden and unknown in the whole world. Because of it, Frenchmen will perish in great numbers near Goteborg. Little would be needed, and Swedes would have won the war. Had not other means of resistance been so deficient, the French or the Russians would have come to terms with Sweden. The voice told me: If the Swedes could hold out only fourteen days more, the French army would have capitulated, and had Frenchmen known that the Swedes have weapons so formidable they would never have dared to attack."
Then Johansson relates in detail the course of the war, mentioning cities and other place-names. Heavy fighting will take place around Goteborg, which city will almost entirely be reduced to a heap of rubble. Frenchmen will there suffer great losses, but will put to shore always new troops and reinforcements. French resources will be nearly exhausted when the Swedes will suddenly capitulate. Halsingborg, Malmo and Lund also will be among the heavily devastated cities, but Stockholm will suffer less because of better organized and more effective air defense. Among the heavily bombarded cities of the west coast, Johansson mentions also Falkenberg. He reports on having seen there immense shipmasts, imbedded in the ground, and says that he cannot understand what it means, because the sea is still quite remote from that place. The interpreters of Johansson's attach to these sentences great importance, since it is clear that Johansson has seen the present antenna masts of the great Grimeton radio transmitting station. The fact that Johansson has seen them at a time when they had not yet been built and when such radio transmitting stations did not yet exist at all, can be considered as a proof that Johansson's visions of the future are true and authentic.
The further course of the war: "Russians will invade North Sweden partly through Tornea, partly over Kvarken. Heavy fighting will take place north of Stockholm, with great bravery on the Swedish side. Russians will lose men in great numbers, but it will be of no avail since they will come on in ever new masses. They will conquer all northern Sweden, and as one of the most afflicted and plundered cities I heard Gavle mentioned. Boden will have surrendered without having offered resistanoe. South of Stockholm the Russians will first take the islands Gotland and Oland. Then they will disembark on Sweden's soil near Vastervik and will proceed partly towards Stockholm, partly in the direction of Goteburg, to aid the Frenchmen. But they will not get far, before the Swedes in Goteborg will have capitulated.
"In Norway the Russians will invade Finnmarken. The Norwegians will repel the first attack, but will finally be defeated and will retreat southward to the Porsanger Fjord. In southern Norway, south of Kristiania (Oslo), near the Swedish border, Swedes and Norwegians will fight shoulder to shoulder. French airplanes will bombard the whole coast up to Trondhjem. As the most afflicted cities were mentioned Bergen, Drammen and Kristiania, but none of the Norwegian cities will be so totally destroyed as Kristiansand.
"Norway's defeat will be sealed simultaneously with the defeat of Sweden. Norway will have to cede to Russia all land north and east of Lyngenfjord. Sweden will cede a part of its northern region and the island Gotland. Europe will be astonished seeing that the Russians do not keep all of the occupied northern half of the Scandinavian peninsula. When I anxiously asked the Lord if both our lands will indeed become oppressed and pillaged, the Lord pointed towards Lyngenfjord and said: So far they will come but not farther. The war will be short. It will break out in summer and will end when the autumn will have hardly begun. It will be caused by a conflict at Norway's northern frontier. Hostilities will be opened by the Russians, whereafter the French will help them. Nobody will come to help Sweden. The Germans will be in disagreement, England will have war in Ireland, in southern Europe heavy earthquakes will take place, Belgium will have the same frontier as the military frontier of April 1918. The Finns will take no part in the war. They will be heavily oppressed, will have no access to weapons, and after the war they will be oppressed more than ever. The Balkan states will be in a deplorable situation at that time, especially Romania and Serbia. Even Greece will then be helpless. As for Turkey, I want to warn its citizens not to persecute Christians, but to become devoted to Jesus lest they get effaced from among the number of independent countries. The Jews will at that time have returned in great crowds to Jerusalem.
"Having seen and heard all this, I prayed in spirit to God and said: 'I know that no man shall be informed of the day of Thy coming, but tell me how far or near we then will be from the tribulations of the Book of Revelation?' The Lord answered: Before many more tribulations will come, other men will appear who will prophesy and warn mankind of what will happen."
Anton Johansson died in 1929. For further analysis of the prophecies of Anton Johansson, I recommend the book, The Fate of the Nations, by Arthur Prieditis. The sequence of events is often hard to determine, but he clearly stated that the war in India would precede the future Franco-Spanish War. At the time India was an English colony, so Johansson understood that it would be a war between India and England. I consider it more likely that he saw a war that would erupt between Pakistan and India. India became divided between Pakistan and India in 1947, and ever since that time there have been several wars between the two nations over border disputes. And now both countries are developing nuclear weapons. I don't believe the timing of prophetic events is ever set in stone; perhaps the peaceful work of Gandhi in India had delayed the prophecy from reaching fulfillment.
As for Johansson's comments on Greece and Turkey, I believe there will be another war in the future between those two countries. Nostradamus foresaw a conflict in Greece that would cause NATO to be disbanded in that area, and a newer alliance formed. Again, nothing is set in stone, and these prophecies can be lessened through human action. That is why Johansson urges Turkey not to persecute Christians. A simple understanding between Christians and Moslems would have prevented the outbreak of many wars.
Johansson foresaw three great hurricanes before the coming of the Franco-Spanish War. The hurricanes he describes are intense and nothing like we have ever seen before. Some interpreters have doubted what he said concerning these hurricanes, and thought he might be describing atomic weaponry. One hurricane will begin around Panama, affect the Gulf states and Florida, and will move in a wide belt along the Missisippi and gather strength around the Great Lakes. Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington and New York will suffer. Skyscrapers will rock and collapse, and wide areas will be set on fire. From Canada the hurricane will travel across the Atlantic and hit west and south-west Europe. No hurricane has ever behaved in this manner. We now know that the earth's weather is gradually warming, and due to global warming hurricanes and tornadoes are going to become more frequent and intense. America is primarily responsible for much of the global warming, though the government does not want to admit it. Global deforestation is also a contributing factor. What goes around, comes around. The hurricane will be so great that America will not recover from the devastation.
An interesting collection of prophecies concerning a future war involving Russia and Europe can be found here.
Michael Nostradamus was a doctor, astrologer and prophet who lived from 1503 to 1566. He came from a Jewish family which had converted to Catholicism before he was born. As a doctor he fought against outbreaks of the plague in southern France. Between the years 1555 and 1558 he published almost a total of a thousand prophetic quatrains, divided into groups of a hundred, each group called a "Century." The quatrains are written in an obscure style in French, Latin and Greek. He became famous for predicting the death of King Henry II of France who died in a jousting tournament in 1559, and advised Queen Catherine de Medici on several occasions. It can be historically documented that he predicted the timing of the death of the young King Francis II, and knew long in advance that Henry of Navarre would become king of France, who founded the Bourbon dynasty which would last over 200 years. As the years have passed many of his prophecies have been fulfilled, and he became well known for those that predicted the French Revolution, Napoleon, and World War II. In the future, America will decline in power and a world leader, the Antichrist, will arise in the east and invade the countries of Europe.
I am writing a book on Nostradamus, which has taken many years of research, but as world events have rapidly unfolded I decided to quickly publish some of this research on the internet. I intend to deal with past fulfillments and future prophecies of Nostradamus in more detail in my book. In the future I may put up a video clip from a movie on Nostradamus that I appeared in on CBS, called Mysteries of the Ancient World. What follows are selections from the writings of Nostradamus, and my interpretations of them.
The year 1999, seventh month
From the sky will come a great King of terror
To bring back to life the great king of Angoumois
Before and after, Mars to reign by good luck.
(Century X, quatrain 72)
The first line of this quatrain refers to the seventh month, thus many believe that Nostradamus is refering to the month of July. However when this quatrain was written the old Julian calendar was in use, and we now use the modern Gregorian calendar which was implemented in the year 1582 A.D. The date that Nostradamus is refering to is August 11, 1999 on our calendar, which is July 29, 1999 on the old Julian calendar. On August 11 a great solar eclipse will take place, passing over Europe, the Middle East, Iran, Pakistan and India. The path of the solar eclipse is shown in the map (courtesy of Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page) below.
The path covers a wide territory over the earth, but we are interested in the location of the maximum duration of the eclipse at 11:00 UT. The maximum solar eclipse will occur in Romania at 11:00 UT at which time the eclipse will also be seen in Yugoslavia. Where in Yugoslavia? Take a closer look at the map below:
Nostradamus made use of solar eclipses in other quatrains to date other events that have been fulfilled, and to pinpoint the geographic region. The event would either take place near the path of the eclipse, or near the central longitude of an eclipse path. I do not intend to discuss these past fulfillments here. In fact, solar eclipses have been noted by astronomers and astrologers throughout the ages, and this involves a whole separate area of study. Two total solar eclipses worth mentioning is one that took place on November 29, 29 A.D. which was visible in Palestine and marked the baptism of Christ and the beginning of his ministry. Another took place on March 19, 33 A.D. which preceded the crucifixion of Christ. This was not visible in Palestine, but the central longitude of the eclipse path was to the east, passing through modern Saudi Arabia and Iraq. For other solar eclipses, see Solar Eclipses of Historical Interest
Nostradamus states, From the sky will come a great King of terror, to bring back to life the great king of Angoumois. In March of 1999 NATO forces led by America started a bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, which prompted Milosevic and his military to terrorize Kosovo and force the citizens to leave their country into the neighboring states of Albania, Macedonia, and the province of Montenegro. The bombing is opposed by Russia, a long-time ally to the Serbs in Yugoslavia. State propaganda in Yugoslavia and Russia is stating that the refugee situation in Kosovo is due to the NATO bombings, when in fact the military forces under Milosevic are forcing the Kosovo Albanians to leave their country, except for the males. As women, children, and old people leave the province their identities are being systematically removed. Serb military forces had wiped out the male population in Bosnia - Herzegovina, and indications are that Milosevic is doing the same in Kosovo, not unlike what Hitler did to the Jews in World War II.
Angoumois is a historic province in west central France, north-east of Bordeaux (see map of France above.) The capital is Angoulême. King Francis I of France (1515-1547 A.D.) was Count of Angoulême before he became king, and founded the Valois dynasty which ruled over France until 1589 A.D. Therefore some have interpreted this quatrain as predicting the coming of a future king of France. These lines would then describe a soul descending from heaven at the time of birth, giving life to a newborn child causing him to breathe. The word translated as bring back to life can be more literally translated as resuscitate. However, Francis I was not exactly a king of terror, thus the majority of English commentators have mistranslated the word for Angoumois as Mongols. The great king of terror would then be Ghengis Khan, a great Mongolian leader of the 13th century. The word in the actual text is Angolmois, thus this prophecy does not refer to the Mongols or to the revival of Ghengis Khan. This has led to many misinterpretations of this quatrain. Nostradamus talks about China and Mongolia in other quatrains concerning the future, but that's another story.
If we look further back into the history of Angoumois, the province was settled by the Visigoths in 418 A.D., one of the many groups of the barbarians that brought about the collapse of the Roman Empire. The Visigoths had defeated the Romans at the battle of Adrianople in 378 A.D., and then were settled in Thrace by the Roman Emperor Theodosius in 382 A.D. Under Alaric I, the Visigoths sought a new home and began a campaign of pillage through the Balkans (in the vicinity of modern Yugoslavia) and Greece. Alaric was then named "master of the military of Illyrium." Illyrium is on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea. In 401 A.D. he began a campaign against Italy, and although he was first beaten back in northern Italy he eventually led the Visigoths to the conquest and pillage of Rome in 410 A.D. However Alaric I was killed in southern Italy. His successors then led the Visigoths to eventually settle in western France and Spain.
Nostradamus is not referring to the revival of the Valois dynasty in France or Ghengis Khan of the Mongols - he is talking about the revival of the king of the Visigoths, Alaric I. The Visigoths had no permanent homeland until they had settled in western France, thus Nostradamus is using that location to refer to them. Alaric I was a king of terror. Nostradamus often makes use of past historical events to describe future prophetic events. Slobodan Milosevic, president of Yugoslavia, is our modern day Alaric. Like Alaric, he is seeking new homelands for his people, and like Alaric, Milosevic is conducting a campaign of pillage and war in the Balkans. Although he has created many refugees by forcing the Kosovo Albanians to leave their territory, there are still many Serbian refugees in Serbia from the previous war in Bosnia - Herzegovina. Currently, the bombing of Yugoslavia has consolidated Milosevic's power in his own country. Like Alaric, Milosevic's war is currently against military forces based in Italy. The last line of the quatrain states, Before and after, Mars to reign by good luck. Mars is the god of war, and Nostradamus knew in advance that there would be a war before and after August 11, 1999.
For the movie, Mysteries of the Ancient World, which aired on CBS just when the war in Bosnia - Herzegovina was under way, I presented some of this information to the movie producers as they were interested in quatrain X-72, since it included a specific date. However in order to present this quatrain, the path of the eclipse, and to describe how it is related to the war in Yugoslavia would have taken too much time. At that time I expected the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina to continue up to the year 1999. Instead that one ended, and a new one has taken place in Kosovo.