Of the Dreamer Merlin and His Prophecies





On prior pages we saw that the playwrights Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare used their plays to identify and extract thirty-nine specific prophecies from the more than nine-hundred prophecies published under the name of Nostradamus. On this page, we will engage in wild speculations so perhaps the reader should not take this page very seriously. Here we will encounter evidence that those thirty-nine prophecies did not originate with Nostradamus or even in the 16th century, but are much, much older than that.

Back in the 12th century, in a short work called Prophetiae Merlini, a monk by the name Geoffrey of Monmouth refers to the very same prophecies that Marlowe and Shakespeare refer to. Since the Nostradamus prophecies were not published until hundreds of years later, we must assume that Geoffrey (who wrote in Latin) was looking at the original manuscript of those prophecies which were likely written in Latin, in which case the same prophecies in Nostradamus would be a French translation.

Here is a sampling of Geoffrey's Latin words followed, in brackets, by the French words of Nostradamus as seen in our illustrations of the Marlowe and Shakespeare correlations:

Aquilon [Aquilon], Arabes [Arabes], Aries [Aries], Boreas [Boreas], ferro [fer], fratres [fratricider], flores [fluer de lys], fruticosos [fruicts], Gallicanos [Gauloise], gentis [gens], humano [humain], mortem [mort], Mercurii [Mercure], muros [mur], nationis [nation], noctorno [nocturne], Orienti [Orient], pax [paix], prophetias [prophetie], regni [regne], rubeus [rubes], ruinae [ruyne], sanguine [saignera], saecula [siecle], sceptrum [sceptres], septem menses [sept moys], templis [temple], tempore [temps], tremebunt [tremblera], terra [terre]

Adrianne (poetic spelling of Ariadne) also appears. The city of Londoniam [Londres] makes frequent appearances in both Geoffrey and Nostradamus. In Geoffery, the Venus eclipse is referred to as Venus deseret statutas lineas and there is also a chariot to the Moon, currus Lunae. While Marlowe and Shakespeare associate Neptune with Venus to get a watery Venus, Geoffrey associates the god of the sea with blancheur, giving us Phoebus aequoreus, watery Sun!

Geoffrey's Vita Merlini correlates on even more words including including thiten [Thita] and tagus [el tago].

In Part I, we saw that Marlowe and Shakespeare based the plot of a few of their plays on specific prophecies. Similarly, Geoffrey of Monmouth bases a story on a specific prophecy. Here is a brief synopsis of that story:

King Vortigern was advised by his magicians to construct a tower for his own protection. Vortigern gathered together a construction crew but after laying down the foundation, from one day to the next this foundation would sink into the ground and vanish. The magicians told the king that they needed to find a boy who has no father, kill him, and sprinkle his blood upon the foundation to solidify it. They found Merlin. But Merlin said he could explain everything, claiming the there was a pool of water below the ground. The king had his men dig into the ground and they found the pool. Then Merlin said at the bottom of the pool there were two hollow stones and inside each they would find a sleeping dragon. The King had the pool drained and so it was, they found the two sleeping dragons.


Le tremblement de terre à Mortara,
Cassich sainct George à demy perfondrez:
Paix assoupie, la guerre esueillera,
Dans temple à Pasques abysmes enfondrez.

The trembling of the ground at Mortara,
Encircled, Saint George to one half, demolished,
Peace soporific, the war shall be awoken,
Within the temple on Easter-day, abysses opened up.

Saint George, the dragon slayer, gives us a dragon, and the half (demy) gives us two dragons, who are asleep (assoupie). When the dragons wake up (esueiller) they make war (guerre) against each other, causing the ground to tremble (tremblement de terre) and the king's tower (temple) to sink into the ground (abysmes enfondrez). Meanwhile, the Mortara (monument of death) is suspected of transforming itself into the villainess Morgana in Arthurian legend.

In summary, Marlowe and Shakespeare were not correlating on prophecies written by Nostradamus. They were, in fact, correlating on prophecies previously attributed to Merlin.

Other medieval writings (beyond the scope of this article) that refer to Merlin's prophecies (under other names) are the Sefer ha Bahir and several cabala fragments. These were written in the Hebrew language and some of it might predate Geoffrey of Monmouth. It is, however, unimaginable that Merlin's prophecies could ever be construed as a divine blueprint for the reconstruction of the Temple of Solomon but, if that were the case, it would make a lot of sense to hide them underneath the ruins, so that this blueprint would be available when needed in the distant future.

In medieval times, the ability to accurately foresee the future was often associated with satanic powers. Consequently, the creation of Merlin was forced upon them. As the son of the Devil, Merlin would have all the Devil's powers to foresee the future and then, in rebellion against his father, he would be able to use those powers for good rather than evil.

What about authorship? Who was the real author of Merlin's prophecies?

Only Christian Rosenkreutz ventures to take a guess:

per scalam quandam caeli - sic fabulosa et poetica. Hoc tamen veritatis immiscetur regionem illam Atlantidis tam illam Peruviae tunc Coyam vocatam … per secretam quandam cabalam.

Needless to say, it is sheer madness to think that Merlin's prophecies (cabalam) were written in the skies (caeli) above ancient Peru (Peruviae)!

But all may not be lost. We are still left with a very intriguing What if? What if the author of Merlin's prophecies decided to use his prophecies to tell us who he was?


In the year 580 more and less,

That long ago?

Note that this date may have forced the writers of Arthurian legend to extend the life of Merlin well beyond the time of Arthur. Wikipedia reports that the Annales Cambriae record for the year AD 573, that after "the battle of Arfderydd, between the sons of Eliffer and Gwenddolau son of Ceidio; in which battle Gwenddolau fell; Merlin went mad," which, of course, brings us more or less to the given year. In case you were wondering, they likely say "Merlin went mad" because the next line of that prophecy (One shall await a century very strange) looks delusional from the viewpoint of the 12th century, but they were unaware of happenings in faraway places.


More Macelin than king in England,
Born in obscure place, by force he shall have the empire,
Of loose morals, without law, without faith, the ground shall bleed,
His time is so near that I sigh.

Do we need to recall the anagram rules?


In the year 703, skies in testimony,

This is a 123 years later. What took so long to accomplish? What are we seeing from the sky?


Samarobryn a hundred leagues from the hemisphere,
Living without law, exempt from politics.

The opposite of apocope?


So great shall grow the number of astronomers,
Chased out, banished, and books censured,
The year 1607 by sacred ball of thread,
That none shall be safe in sacred places.

A VIII-71 (871) rewind?


By Nebro to open of Brisanne the passage,
A long way away, el tago shall make a display,

Rhetorical devices galore, but far away from where? And where are we seeing this display? Who's El Tago?


The penultimate of the surname of the prophet,
Shall take Diana for his day and rest,
Far he shall wander by frenetic head,
And delivering a great people from impositions.

Surely the penultimate (and ultimate) who adopted the prophet's name are findable in the encyclopedias, no?


From the four parts they shall come to honor him.

Him, the penultimate? Where on Earth do we find the Four Parts?

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All of the above are just riddles. Solve those riddles, and you will find an unmistakable pointer to the prophet, the true author of the prophecies that so inspired the great Shakespeare.





The following items are presented not as statements of fact but as matters that could merit debate and discussion by scholars from relevant fields of interest.

1. It is a misnomer to say that Marlowe and Shakespeare borrowed material from the Prophecies of Nostradamus. To the contrary, Marlowe and Shakespeare were contributing authors of the Prophecies of Nostradamus which were then backdated and attributed to Nostradamus.

2. Shakespeare's First Folio and Nostradamus' Prophecies are companion volumes. The Prophecies hide and mask a French translation of the prophecies of Merlin and the First Folio provides the keys for finding Merlin's prophecies that are hidden inside the Nostradamus volume.

3. Shakespeare's First Folio and Nostradamus' Prophecies were both designed as time capsules intended to reach the year 1999, the last date given by Merlin in his prophecies though not the last prophecy. They counted on individual prophecies coming true one by one across the centuries and on the high quality of the plays to propel these works into the future.

4. The name William Shakespeare (as playwright, actor and shareholder) was created after 1616 as a better alternative to publishing the First Folio (printed in 1623) under anonymous authorship. Consequently, all quarto publications, books and documents dated prior to 1616 and connecting Shakespeare to the London theater are backdated forgeries verifiable by carbon dating which would produce a range skewed toward a later date.

5. The authors of the works of Marlowe and Shakespeare wrote plays but were not playwrights. In other words, were it not for Merlin's prophecies, the plays of Marlowe and Shakespeare would have never come into existence. Moreover, were it not for the need to open a gateway for the Marlovian and Shakespearean plays, the entire theater industry of London may not have been allowed to flourish as much as it did during Elizabethan and Jacobean times.

6. A teenage girl called Jane Grey gave birth to a baby boy in April, 1553, just three months prior to becoming Queen of England. Who was that baby boy? Where did he go to school? What did he do when he grew up?



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