By Vincent Bridges (02/20/03)
II: 46Apres grad troche humain plus grad s’appreste,Le grand motor des siecles renouuelle:Pluye, sang, laict, famine, fer & peste, Au ciel veu feu, courant longue estincele.
After a great misery, an even greater approaches, The great motor of the cycles is renewed: Raining blood, milk, famine, iron and pestilence,In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a trail of sparks.
II: 62Mabus puis tost alors mourra, viendra,De gens & bestes une horrible defaite:Puis tout a coup la vengeance on verra,Cent, main, soif, faim, quand courra la comete.
Mabus will soon die, then will come,A horrible “undoing” of people and animals,At once one will see vengeance,One hundred (days) of power, thirst, famine, when the comet will pass.
VIII: 77L’antichrist trios bien tost annichiliez,Vingt & sept and sang durera sa guerreLes heretiques morts, captifs, exilez,Sang corps humain eau rogie gresler terre.
The Third Antichrist soon annihilated,Twenty-seven years his bloody war will last: The heretics dead, captives exiled,Blood soaked bodies, and a reddened, icy hail covering the earth.
These three quatrains from the Seer of Provence point to a connection between a comet, the death of a “Mabus” who is the third antichrist, and the 27 year long war with Islam, the Final Crusade of World War III, with its very, very destructive scenarios. While the space shuttle Columbia disaster was indeed a mythic event that could be seen as a comet-like trail of fire and sparks n the sky, it is possible that Nostradamus, in his crafty way, is also directing us to a real comet. This added coincidence, a real comet, a mythic disaster to the faux goddess Columbia, and the impending war and probable sudden death of one of the three Mabus archetypes, leaves one simply gasping for breath at the strength of the insight.
What real comet? Well, chances are, you haven’t heard of C/2002 V1, or Comet NEAT yet, but you will.
In the middle of September 2002, around the equinox, a large cometary body, twice the size of Pluto, plunged through the asteroid belt into the inner solar system headed on what could only be called a close encounter trajectory with our sun. It brightened rapidly and on November 6th 2002 was discovered by NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Tracking, or NEAT, program as it emerged from the asteroid belt. Closer examination showed that it was not an asteroid, but a strange nickel/irridum rich snowball of a comet.
It came from the direction of the constellation Pegasus and after swooping around our sun inside the orbit of Mercury would head off again in a long, one and one half a precessional cycle orbit of between 37,000 thousand and 39, 000 years. The last time it visited, modern man had yet to develop from the earlier homonids. A few thousands years later, the Neanderthal was extinct and Homo sapiens sapiens, or monkey too smart for his own good (also known as killer monkey for what they did to the Neanderthal), was the lord and master of the planet. Is it our turn, when, as Nostradamus reminds us, the comet shall pass?
The comet was visible, though not with the naked eye, to those who knew where to look when the space shuttle went down. As the Columbia streaked east into the dawn and her doom, the faintest traces of the glow of the comet could be seen just below Pegasus and just above the juncture of Pisces and Aquarius. Ten days later, it could be seen with the naked eye in the moments just before dawn, a tiny silver star on the horizon.
And then it plunged too close to the sun to be seen, except by NASA’s SOHO solar observatory. As SOHO watched the object’s close encounter with the sun, pulses and flares erupted and on February 18th an enormous coronal mass ejection surged out from the sun and swatted the comet as it passed. And then the fun began.
One day after the CME struck the comet, the Homeland Security folks issued a very serious toned warning about preparing for a disaster or a terrorist attack. Included were provisions for “clean air” such as “sealing doors and windows with duct tape and using heavy-duty plastic bags. The person should also try to keep the nose/mouth clear of any dust (you should have a dust/comfort mask handy). Read the steps for ‘clean air’ as advised by the Homeland Security Department.” http://www.ready.gov/clean_air.html
Other items included:
© “Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.” http://www.ready.gov/overview1.html
© “Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. http://www.ready.gov/overview.html
© “You may have trouble getting through, or the phone system may be down altogether, but be patient.” http://www.ready.gov/overview2.html
© “If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to “shelter-in-place” http://www.ready.gov/overview2.html
These are rather curious suggestions if your talking about a terrorist attack, even a nuclear one. But they just might make sense if NASA had suddenly decided that a period of cometary debris was about to hit. The Homeland Security folks didn’t get the timeframe correct and set off a panic too early. At the height of that over the top alert panic, a small story appeared concerning a think tank scientist whose study suggested that the government not tell the people of an imminent and unavoidable world-class event was due.
Also we are reminded, as the world hovers between war and cometary cataclysm, of Fulcanelli’s season of the double catastrophe, and even more sharply of “Paul Mevryl’s” comet or asteroid interpretation in K. R. Johnson’s Fulcanelli Phenomenon. There he connects the comet, eerily enough, with the constellation of Pegasus and the idea of a fiery hail falling on the Middle East. And the timing of the prediction is nothing short of astounding for a pre-modern astronomy. Fulcanelli pinpoints the 20 years from 1992 to 2012 as the season of the double catastrophe, with the most likely time being around the fall equinox of 2002. Being off by only a few months on a cometary period of 37,000 years is remarkable by any standard.
And there is also the Egyptian goddess aspect, the return of the goddess Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra. In the oldest of Egyptian catastrophe myths, the lion headed Goddess Sekhmet is dispatched by Ra to destroy mankind because of their insistence on following Set instead of Ra’s governors, Osiris and his son Horus. She was distracted from her duty, and became instead the goddess of love and healing, Hathor. But the secret catastrophic Sekhmet retained a special place in Egyptian theology. It was thought that she would return to finish her task at some future date, and so should be worshipped and propitiated just in case.
The Egyptians left no clue as to when this could be expected, except that the sky would be the opposite from that of the Zep Tepi, or the first time. Given the period of the comet, close to one and one half a precessional cycle, just a little more than one zodiacal age off, the sky on its return, in terms equinox and solstice alignments to the zodiac and galactic center, will always be exactly opposite each time. In other words, 37,000 thousand years ago, when it last appeared out of Pegasus, the fall equinox was at the cusp of Aquarius/Pisces not the spring, which was in Leo/Virgo, hence the Sekhmetian image of half lion, Leo, and half woman, Virgo, and the tilt was toward galactic center. Now it is reversed: spring equinox in Aquarius/Pisces and fall equinox in Leo/Virgo, with the tilt away from galactic center.
Is the comet, with its nickel/irridum redness and its possible debris storm the destructive “goddess” the Egyptians called Sekhmet? And is she now returning for a second run at cleansing the planet?
Curiously enough, the SOHO photos taken on February 18th of the CME that struck the comet also show a sign, if we can see it. The fiery mass of force surges up from the sun and swirls, as it gets closer to the comet, into a rough but recognizable eye of Ra.
So, sometimes within that hundred-day framework Nostradamus predicted, while the world watches the lock step to war and possibly over the brink to that 27-year war of global destruction, the earth will pass through at least the tail of the comet. It is almost impossible that the comet itself could have been skewed enough to actually hit the earth, but passing through its tail, full of heavy metal meteors that may precipitate as dust, and probably as chunks much larger as well, maybe disaster enough. A double disaster, in fact, just as Fulcanelli predicted, or an omen, a sign from the Goddess, that if we don’t work together, we just might die together, whether we like it or not.
From my best guess based on the information at the websites listed below, we will pass through the tail of the now deflected comet anytime from late April through June. The earlier it starts after the next closest approach to earth around the spring equinox, the more disastrous the consequences. The closer to the summer solstice, the more likely it is that it just be a good light show in the sky with millions of bright red meteors streaking down like hail. If nothing shows up by the summer solstice, we have dodged the bullet once again.
At the very least though, these signs and portents in the sky, these omens, should be a wake up call. If we understand the myth and its metaphor, then we just might be better prepared to face the perilous times and navigate them safely. All we can really do, however, is hope the goddess is lenient and cautionary, rather than vengeful and destructive.
The Night of Sekhmet is coming to a reality near you this spring or early summer. What kind of world would you like to awake to?
Sources for Comet NEAT: