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The Quotes in this section are related to the works of Lux Nova and his studies and analysis of the Works and Prophecies of Nostradamus. Lux Nova provides separate themed books of Nostradamus Prophecies, each of which can be accessed in the Secret Vault. This Quote or 'Extract' if you prefer, draws reference from the following books by Lux Nova:
Quand seront proches le defaut de lunaires,
De l'un `a autre ne distant grandement,
Froid, succite, danger vers les frontieres,
Mesme ou` l'oracle a prins commencement.
Authors works consulted for variations in French: (a) John Hogue. (b) Henry C. Roberts. (c) Mario Reading. (page, 242.) (d) Edgar Leoni. French rendered the same except. (a)(b)(c) have, 'des,' line 1. (b) has, 'deffaut.'
Quand= when. Proches= Neighbouring, close, nearby. Deffaut. Default. A default, fault, offence, defect. Lunaires= Those who worship the Moon, of the Moon. Distant= Distant, different, diverse, far off, far removed. Grandement= Greatly, largely; hugely, mightily; exceedingly, extremely; earnestly, vehemently; very much. Froid= Cold; coldness. Siccite= Dry, parched. Mesme= The same, same, self, the self-same, the very same. Oracle= A sentence delivered, an answer given, by God. Prins= Taken, seized, caught, apprehended. Commencement= A beginning, starting, commencement, an overture, an entrance into.
The Lunaires, Lunar ones, are those who worship the Moon, as those who adorn their temples with the Crescent moon; and Isis was Moon goddess of ancient Egyptians.
The Oracle, if we know our history, we might be tempted to consider Greece, the most important oracles of Greek antiquity were Pythia, priestess to Apollo at delphi, and the oracle of Dione and Zeus at Dodona in Epirus. Other temples of Apollo were located at Didyma on the coast of Asia Minor, at Corinth and Bassae in the peloponnese, and at the islands of delos and Aegina in the Aegean Sea. Or, Walter Burkert, observes that "Frenzied women from whose lips the god speaks" are recorded in the Near East as in Mari in the second millennium BC and in Assyria in the first millennium BC. In Egypt the goddess Wadjet (eye of the moon) was depicted as a snake-headed woman or a woman with two snake-heads. Her oracle was in the renowned temple in Per-Wadjet (Greek name Buto). The oracle of Wadjet may have been the source for the oracular tradition which spread from Egypt to Greece. Evans linked Wadjet with the Minoan snake goddess, a chthonic deity and one of the aspects of the Great Mother.
However, an oracle was a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods, or God. As such it is a form of divination. (see Secret Vaults book, Cotgrave, Astrology, for various forms of Divination.) Thus, we might consider France, as Nostradamus is the source of the Centuries, which according to C1v2, lines 3 and 4
For more details on the books considered by these authors, and others, see Nostradamus references.
For further insight into the French words, treated, or deemed unnecessary, consult the Secret Vault Dictionary on words used by Nostradamus.