Have you heard of renowned prophecies about JFK’s assassination or Hitler’s rise to power? Or perhaps about the famous seer Nostradamus, whose predictions have intrigued many for centuries? Have you ever wondered whether Nostradamus predicted the fate of the Pearl of the Orient Seas?
Nostradamus’s predictions are written in cryptic verses known as quatrains. These have been analyzed and reanalyzed repeatedly, resulting in diverse theories about future events. Although his works are controversial, they continue to ignite discussions among scholars, historians, and enthusiasts.
In this article, we will discuss any predictions Nostradamus may have made about the Philippines and explore their possible connection to Bongbong Marcos.
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Nostradamus and the Pearl of the Orient Seas
Given Nostradamus’s reputation for “accurate” predictions, it’s natural to question whether he penned a prophecy about the Pearl of the Orient Seas. His prophecies primarily concern general events such as natural disasters or conflict-related occurrences like wars. Yet, none of his quatrains seem to specify the Philippines or any individual therein, including Bongbong Marcos. However, the ambiguity and cryptic nature of his writings leave room for interpretation, often leading to speculative connections.
Contrary to speculation, Nostradamus never mentioned the phrase ‘pearl of the orient seaas’ in his book of prophecies. According to the book Philippines by Lily Rose R. Tope and Detch P. Nonan-Mercado, the phrase originated from Father Juan J. Delgado, a Jesuit historian, in 1751. Jose Rizal also used the phrase in his poem Mi Ultimo Adios in 1897. This was approximately two centuries after Nostradamus published his book in 1555. As such, there’s no evidence to support Nostradamus’ predictions in the Philippines.
Nostradamus Predictions 2023
Here are the some of Nostradamus’ predictions for 2023:
- Global Warming
“Like the sun the head shall sear the shining sea: The Black Sea’s living fish shall all but boil. When Rhodes and Genoa half-starved shall be, the local folk to cut them up shall toil.”
Nostradamus predicted that sea levels and temperatures would rise to unexpected levels.
- The Great War
“Seven months into the Great War, people died of evil-doing. Rouen, Evreux shall not fall to the King.”
The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been prophesied to potentially escalate into World War 3. In this alarming prophecy, it seems that the French city of Rouen might avoid the conflict.
- Celestial Fire
Nostradamus predicted a “Celestial fire on the Royal edifice,” which many interpret as a sign of a new world order emerging after a significant upheaval. Followers of Nostradamus speculate this could signify the “apocalypse” or the initiation of a new global structure.
- Civil Unrest
Nostradamus predicted, “Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeance.”
He also wrote, “The trumpet shakes with great discord. An agreement broken: lifting the face to heaven: the bloody mouth will swim with blood; the face anointed with milk and honey lies on the ground.”
Due to the ongoing cost of living crisis and increasing global warming, 2023 could potentially see escalated civil disturbances. The prediction suggests a possible uprising against the affluent as a response to the declining economy.
- Economic Disaster
“So high will the bushel of wheat rise, that man will be eating his fellow man”.
This prophecy suggests that a financial crisis could result in distress and discord because of increasing costs of living.
- Humans on Mars
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and current owner of Twitter, predicted that humans will land on Mars by 2029. This prediction aligns with Nostradamus’ mention of “light on Mars falling” in his book of prophecies.
This phrase could be interpreted in two ways: (1) the planet moving backward in the sky due to retrograde motion, or (2) an allusion to future human habitation on Mars.
- New Pope
The French seer wrote, “In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will be Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”
Nostradamus predicted that a new Pope would take over in 2023 following Pope Francis, who he suggested would be the last true Pope. He also foretold that this forthcoming Pope would instigate a significant crisis.
Nostradamus and BBM
A Tiktok video posted on June 24, 2021 claimed that Nostradamus supposedly predicted that Bongbong Marcos would rule the Philippines. With 77,500 followers, @ericp765 posted a video that got 16,300 likes.
According to the video, Nostradamus predicted the following: “In 1957, a baby will be born in Luzon, a baby of peace and justice, blood made of love, an innocent child will be born in the blessed land of the pearl of the orient.”
However, this claim has been debunked. In the English version of Nostradamus’ book of prophecies, he did not mention anything about the word “pearl” or “Luzon.”
Moreover, numerous versions of this claim spread throughout the internet. One claim referred to the 2016 elections: “By the 16th year after the new millennium of the twenty-first century, a new leader shall rule the pearl of the orient (The Philippines) island in Asia. His name has eight letters, beginning [with] the second of the alphabet (That’s letter B for Bongbong). This man shall change the history of the whole world and every man shall shout his name twice like the sound of a big bell (Bongbong).”
Contrary to some beliefs, Nostradamus did not write any of these prophecies in his book
While Nostradamus’s prophecies have intrigued many for centuries, it is important to approach them with a critical eye. His puzzling verses are open to different interpretations, and it can be easy to draw speculative connections.
However, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that Nostradamus made specific predictions about the Pearl of the Orient Seas or any individuals therein, including Bongbong Marcos. Therefore, one should be wary of baseless claims and always seek reliable sources when exploring such topics.