Nostradamus: Prophecies For Women"And I have to specially make a very important request to the women that in these Modern Times they are the ones who are going to save the world, not the men. They have done their job before. Now it is for you to save with your understanding, with your compassion, with your sacrifices, with your wisdom, and innate love not only your children, your husband, your family, but the whole world. It is a very great opportunity for all of you to do your bit... . The whole Cosmos, just in complete respectful attendance, is waiting for their arrival." Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Nostradamus: Prophecies For Women
Nostradamus also prophesied what will probably become one of the most important third millennium issue for Humankind: The rise and empowerment of women who will heal the world with Love, Compassion, Cooperation and Harmony. The debilitating patriarchal world of aggression, destruction, rape and pillage will have to step aside and let them nurse humanity back to sanity. Women will rise in strength and power for they have been abused for just too long—just like Mother Earth.
Manuela Dunn Mascetti and Peter Lorie in their book Nostradamus: Prophecies for Women (Labyrinth Publishing [UK] 1995) have interpreted Nostradamus prophecies that predict the decline of patriarchy. However, they explain certain prophecies with the existing knowledge and this has to be put in proper perspective. They admit that"Nostradamus' verses are very difficult to understand and interpret as 'sensible' prophecies relating to our future", and is self-explanatory.
"New law to occupy the new land
Towards Syria, Judeau and Palestine:
The great barbarian empire of men decay,
Before the moon completes its cycle.
A new law will emerge in the new world of America,
At a time when Syria, Judeau and Palestine are significant:
The great barbarian empire of patriarchy that men have created will decay
During the time that the feminine spirit is completing its cycle."
Manuela Dunn Mascetti and Peter Lorie
Nostradamus: Prophecies for Women, Simon & Schuster, 1995, p. 47.
They have correctly interpreted this verse, adding that"Throughout his verses Nostradamus frequently refers to"the new land"to mean America. This is an established interpretation, and in this case the"new law"which will arise there is related, in the last two lines, to two factors—the existence of a"barbarian"male empire, which is in decay, which is in turn is related to the Moon and its cycles—a common metaphorical association with woman. Put simply, the great virgin territories of the New World will be the source of a rising"lunar"consciousness as a time when the Judeo-Christian is at its peak."They believe that this brutal rule of patriarchy will start disintegrating before the female evolution is over. Syria, Judeau and Palestine refers to the three great religions rising from those lands—Islam, Judaism and Christianity—that have for centuries done the greatest damage to the spiritual development and emancipation of humankind, reducing their into religious retards totally dependent on doctrines and rituals for salvation. Of even greater damage has been the divinity of women, who for nearly two millenniums have been regarded as evil entities laden with latent lust, sperm receptors for a painful childbirth. The latter is regarded as a fitting punishment by a wrathful male god to all women because Eve discovered the deceitfulness and impotency of his death threat.
The prophecy that"the great barbarian empire of patriarchy that men have created will decay during the time that the feminine spirit is completing its cycle"is specifically taking place now. Ancient spiritual warriors of the Great Primordial Mother (both male and female) are taking birth on Earth in ever increasing numbers. They are the First Phalanx who will battle this great barbarian empire of patriarchy and destroy it with the Truth of the feminine Holy Spirit. The Divine has already drawn the line between His messengers on Earth spreading the Good News of Resurrection to all and the vast Armies of Armageddon arraigned against them, promising the Dark Paradise exclusively reserved for their branded herd.
The Truth that the prophecies of these patriarchal religions have already been fulfilled has left these Evening Empires devoid of divinity. What prophecies do they have to fulfill now? They are now empty shells. The Spirit of the Living God has taken their precious pearls and distributed them to all humankind. This feminine Spirit of God has begun to complete Her cycle just as the decadent patriarchal empire is battling desperately for more souls. In this next century they will be in their death throes and, as the sun finally sets on them, they will plunge into darkness and will never rise again!
Manuela Dunn Mascetti and Peter Lorie also narrate the rising feminine power in economic, social, judicial, religious and political terms. But this is not the case. Any attempt by women to assume traditional male roles, without Self-Realization, will only make them succumb to the aggressiveness necessary for success. They will slowly, but surely, lose their feminism. Soon they will be drinking beer, puffing cigars, and pumping iron—or are they already?
Women are destined for far greater glory in this millennium as they are the very source of feminine spiritual power, the Shaktis who will raise all humankind to a new level of consciousness. This"lunar"consciousness is the spiritual awakening among humankind of the feminine Holy Spirit, the Power of God Almighty!"In an age when the masculine virtues are becoming less adaptive for our survival, government by women might actually prove to be superior adaption in evolutionary terms." (Dr. Peter A. Corning, U. of Colorado.) Women have to acquire this Kundalini Power before they can assume their feminine roles in this macho society that lacks genuine love and compassion. Women have to seek their innate spiritual powers within them and then collectively heal the human species. The temples, churches and mosques cannot and will never empower them, and so, to those religiously inclined a question: What is there to be gained from these patriarchal regimes that have for millenniums regarded half of humanity as a hindrance, even curse, on spiritual emancipation?
The Great Mater Sanctissima, on the contrary, has emphasized that women are the very spring of spiritual power so vital for liberation. Every source of birth and sustenance is feminine. The Kundalini is feminine. Nature is feminine. Mother Earth is feminine. The entire Universe is feminine. God Almighty, like the human species, is both 'Male' and 'Female' (in the crudest sense of the word). The masculine half of God Almighty, like the human male species, is a passive Witness. The feminine Holy Spirit, like all females, is the active Creator. And this Millennium will see the rise of women who will nurse and heal our Earth back to sanity and spiritualism.
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
"To say something about the connection of Sahaja Yoga with this Mother Earth, it is very important that we must understand the value of the Mother Earth. She has been very kind to all of you, She has been sucking your vibrations. She has been, otherwise also—She has given you everything that you see around. So today, we have to understand the connection, and the symbolic expression of the Mother Earth within ourselves. I have told you before also that Kundalini, which is in three and a half coils is placed within a triangular bone. Now this abode of the Kundalini is called as Mooladhara, and is represented in this Universe as Mother Earth. Or in the Puja it is represented as the Kumbha...
And Aquarius is the same as the Kumbha—is the Mother Earth. So we are at the level of the Mother Earth. You can also see in the consciousness of human beings—I'm saying not only men, but women also and men—the consciousness is moving more towards the feminine expression of life."
Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Mother Earth, London, U.K. — August 21, 1983
"And I have to specially make a very important request to the women that in these Modern Times they are the ones who are going to save the world, not the men. They have done their job before.
Now it is for you to save with your understanding, with your compassion, with your sacrifices, with your wisdom, and innate love not only your children, your husband, your family, but the whole world. It is a very great opportunity for all of you to do your bit...
The whole Cosmos, just in complete respectful attendance, is waiting for their arrival."
Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Cambridge, U.K. — June 1988
"The most formidable objection to the notion of female primacy points to the women who have gained power in the male system, those who turn out to be cruel, ruthless, or violent or who at least seem to espouse the very destructive values that women, according to this proposal, are supposed to transcend. (The woman governor of Washington campaigns for nuclear plants, the prime minister of England wants to move away from collective power, Phyllis Schlafly opposes abortion, and the woman mayor of my own city vetoes rent controls.) Would the female of the species, if given the chance, repeat the violence of the patriarchy? I argue no, for it seems to me that the system itself guarantees that anyone remaining within it will be affected by its corruption. If we would see how women really manage power and government, then let them demonstrate their abilities in a system that they themselves create out of their own values. There has never been an antipatriarchal woman in power since the beginning of male domination, but only women who are puppets of men behind the scenes, or women who are pawns of male business interests ...
Consciousness cannot be halted by border patrols, and even consumerism and advanced technology may turn out to be aids in our learning about the lives of most of the world's women, in their learning about the benefits and the strictures of the lives of westernized women. If it is true that women universally have some fundamental sensivity it is true that there is some connection between the critical point that earth is now reaching in terms of resources and women's awareness of that, then the tide of women's rage may well rise up in response to those conditions. We may talk here in our English words of a female future, but it may well be the women of other nations who ultimately lead us in the most significant step toward that future ...
When we talk of a female future we are talking of something that once existed and that has been deliberately and with full malice held down and controlled by means so violent that no nonaggressive entity could hope to resist. We are talking here about the power of women, felt by every women at some time in her life, that tremendously rich and life-giving, life-affirming force that functions for both men and women, for the earth and her creatures as well as for the human species. When we talk about a female future we are talking about a force that has been denied, hidden, trivialized, ridiculed and suppressed. That's where the violence lies—in the minute-by-minute, day-by-day suppression of the very force that gives us all life. A female future means the challenge to and the obliteration of that violence.
But time is short. And the species may not be able to adapt fast enough. For that reason it's imperative that the rising up of the female future be not just the rising of women but an action on the part of men as well—a movement of men who not only cease to hold down women but who earnestly lend their tremendous male power to the hastening of the female future. We can count on it: it will be for us all the most crucial, the most profound act that women and men have ever undertaken together. It may well be the very last act that we ever undertake together. For it becomes clearer with every moment: EITHER THE FUTURE IS FEMALE OR THE FUTURE IS NOT."
The Future—If There Is One—Is Female, Reweaving The Web Of Life,
Sally Miller Gearhart, New Society Publishers, p. 274-84.
"A passion for life is a passion for completeness. This means, at the most primal level, merging the male and female within oneself. The marriage of Shiva and Shakti is about spiritual potential, nothing less.
In men this means the advent of tenderness, nurturing, and trust. Having a woman supply these quantities is not enough. Male attributes of force and violence have become grotesquely exaggerated in this world because men leave the feminine energies to women. Aggression and violence will become unnecessary as the shadow energies they disguise—fear and impotence—come to the surface to be recognized and healed. Being venerable will then be seen as a human quality, not a weakness that makes a man only half a man. Competition based on raging (and insecure) ego will diminish with healing and the ability to cooperate will increase.
The worth of women in men's eyes will rise as men stop defending themselves as the opposite of female. Spiritually, male is the complement of female. Once this is accepted the awakening of male spirituality can come about, since it takes an infusion of female energy before our bodies and minds can totally merge with the silent field of pure awareness. By welcoming Shakti a man can truly be Shiva.
For women the journey to wholeness is different, because it first entails raising female qualities to full dignity with male. A woman must build up her energies, so long forced into submission by society, whereas a man typically has to diminish the dominance of his. In both instances what is being achieved is balance. No one has ever claimed that the world has too much affection, tenderness, nurturing, intuition, and beauty—all female spiritual qualities — while it is all too obvious that aggression, force, struggle, and competition — exaggerated male qualities—have gone too far.
A woman needs to allow herself however much time it takes to use Shakti energy to accomplish what has been reserved for the male ego. Shakti energy runs in everyone, but women have been given their femaleness to accentuate the difference between Shakti, which is subtle and spiritual, and brute force. This difference can be summarized as follows:
Shakti understands. Instead of imposing, she communicates.
Shakti has patience. Instead of forcing an answer, she waits for spirit to produce one.
Shakti is tender. Instead of ignoring emotions, she uses emotion to tell when someone else is ready to listen and act.
Shakti is peaceful. No situation ever requires force.
Shakti is creative. She creates answers where none were seen before.
Shakti is wise. She considers the whole picture rather than a few parts; she takes the cosmic perspective, which always comes from love."
Deepak Chopra, The Path of Love, Random House, 1977.
"There are many indications now that women are beginning to get in touch with their own fundamental nature in ways that have been forbidden to them by patriachal traditions, set up as the only acceptable moral system several thousand years ago, which have kept our civilizatin in thrall to a philosophy that derogates the feminine and natural world. The remote, transcendent deity postulated by Western culture has proved enormously violent in all"his"incarnation from the warlike Old Testament Yahweh to the familiar Christian deity of crusades, inquisitions, witch hunts, and battlefield invocations the world over. Now there is a fast-spreading tendency among women to reject this deity. Studies of the doleful history of Western religious sexism have made it clear that the God created in man's image has promoted more male cruelty toward women than any other single cause."
Barbara G. Walker, Feminism and the Future
(Barbara G. Walker is widely recognized as one of the founders of the new feminism. She is the author of many books, including The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, The Crone, Women's Rituals, and The Skeptical Feminist. Source: Georg and Trisha Lamb Feuerstein, Voices on the Threshold of Tomorrow, The Theosophical Publishing House, Quest Books, 1993, p. 139.)
"Even today Hebrew males are taught to offer daily prayer," Blessed Art Thou O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has not made me a woman."Mohammed stated," When Eve was created, Satan rejoiced."As the Hebrew myth of the creation was later adopted into the sacred literature of Christianity, along with all the other writings of the Old Testament, the writers and religious leaders who followed Christ assumed the same prose of contempt for the female, continuing to use religion to lock women further into the role of passive and inferior beings, and thus more easily controlled property of men."
Merlin Stone, When God was a Woman, A Harvard/HBJ Book, 1976, p. 224.
"Women's faces are a source of corruption for men who are not related to them."
Taleban Attorney-General's office, justifying why Afghan widows should be painted over to prevent unveiled women from being seen outside."
TIME (March 31, 1997