I do not have to put a person under hypnosis to peel back the centuries to speak to Nostradamus. This is what Dolores Cannon claims to do in her three-volume book series Conversations with Nostradamus. I have challenged her since 1997 to prove the foundation and credibility of her work. (click on Nostradamus.)
In the beginning, only two people were witnesses to this – the two being Dolores and me. We met at a dinner party held for guest speakers of the first Axiom Prophecy Conference, sonically overshadowed by the airline jet thundering shadow of LAX in March 1997. We stood, drinks in hand. I cordially forewarned her that I would publicly criticize the basis of her purported “conversations” the next day. I would ask her to explain before a large audience how she can prove she talks to Nostradamus in the 1550s through the conduit of one of her hypnosis subjects.
This might surprise some of you who have suffered my withering critiques, but I do not like to ambush people. I say what I have to say in my writings here or in my printed or e-Books. You freely enter the Hogueprophecy realm by your own choice. I do not come into your inbox to leave an unsolicited comment about your politics, religion or beliefs.
Nevertheless, if you feel compelled by what I write to leave a comment in my inbox, or in the comment boxes of Hogueprophecy.com, I will respond and if necessary attack your views, vigorously if need be and dismantle your cherished points of belief in detail.
Thousands of you have thanked me for being taken to task or challenged to think and feel differently. Thousands more have hated me for it. So be it. I do not seek to be popular or write books that make a lot of money because they add butter to the bread of spiritual bullshit on a shingle. You will infrequently see me invited to this new age expo or that. It is not because I am a recluse. I am not. Nevertheless, as the Axiom people in 1997 soon found out, I am spiritually incorrect as well as politically incorrect. Since they were paying my way and paying an honorarium too, I felt obligated to forewarn them that I would make a public show of my attack of Dolores Cannon’s premise about talking to Nostradamus. I gave the administrators of the Expo the chance to dis-invite me.
The person on the other end of the phone chirped that controversy was healthy and good for the Expo.
I listened to her, thinking, “you have no idea what you are saying yes to.”
So, it was agreed I come on my terms.
It is like what I said to Bill O’Reilly’s producer when I appeared on Shawn Hannity’s Hannity and Colmes on 31 December 1999 for Fox News. There were some rumbles about having me on O’Reilly’s show to talk about Catholic Prophecy. Talk about the Third Secret of Fatima was loud enough to buzz some ratings biz for cable news networks.
I warned the Axiom people. They smiled it off. I warned Dolores Cannon the night before the panel meeting to prepare for my attack and for the sake of enlightening the audience, take the time overnight to prepare a good defense.
She held her drink and just smiled it off.
On some level she did not take it in. That following afternoon I came after her theory and I did most vigorously. There almost was a riot. The transcript of what transpired will be the subject of a future article.
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Today I want to give Israel and Iran a break to answer two very different reaction-responses to my Dolores Cannon article from 17 March 2012.
There are any number of books interpreting Nostradamus prophecies, yours being only one of the many.
Delores Cannon, indeed, published channeled information regarding the truths relating to her experiences with Nostradamus.
Why would this be a threat to you?
It is not a threat to me. If you actually read my works on Nostradamus before judging them, you would find Dolores in them when she makes an interesting interpretation. I cite her fairly for it. However, I cannot in all fairness to truth, support a contention of channeling Nostradamus that again and again shows she is not getting fundamental facts straight. These are facts that are beyond question about the well-documented life of the prophet. She describes Nostradamus’ secret study as “cold, dank and dark and made completely of stone” in Part One of Ancient Prophecies (NBC). Nostradamus abhorred damp climates. He lived in a Mediterranean style house of stone and wood. The house still stands.
I pointed this out in my public challenge and asked her to explain why her hypnotic subject would miss these details in his or her travel through time back to the house in the mid-1550s.
Marianne, do not be threatened by trusting and verifying paranormal claims. Dolores Cannon’s “truths relating to her experiences with Nostradamus” are based on channeled information about Nostradamus and his secret study that are patently wrong. Indeed, talking to her over cocktails, Mrs. Cannon did not know the difference between Nostradamus’ birth house in St Remy, Provence, and his three-story house in Salon-en-Provence. Cleary her mesmerized subject did not know one house from the other when he or she was having these “conversations” inside said house and secret study with Nostradamus.
There are as many truths/realities on this planet as there are souls.
This is “new age” pabulum. As if you actually know. This is just something you have borrowed from others and made part of your ignorance support system, otherwise known as a “belief-system”. It is better to embrace the unknown and become intimate with the “unknowable” than coat your soft and open soul with the hard shell of these borrowed bromides and platitudes. They retard our growth in spirit.
For millenniums Earth has been ruled by a “chosen few” using fear, greed and hate as controllers. But ~ our world is in a process of being reclaimed by the downtrodden souls awakening and the proof is everywhere! There are many of us who chose to accept and honor all truths, even when we disagree ~ as you might wish to do also.
Nice words of intention but if you really understood what you are saying, questioning Dolores Cannon’s claims would be part of accepting and honoring truth. Truth cannot be hurt by tests. Only lies and illusions can be destroyed, or better, revealed to have no substance, like shadows cast suddenly in the light of truth.
Why not ask Dolores why she has not gladly and happily taken on this challenge. Why is she avoiding it all these years? Does truth avoid a challenge?
If she were a lover of truth, would she not ask her channel to tell Nostradamus to prove this connection is real? Imagine what good it would do for others if Nostradamus could clearly tell us what he meant in his prophecies.
Would not the real Nostradamus want to prove for the last time that he had found his portal into these currently apocalyptic and revelatory times he so often seems to describe?
Would he not want to claim his channel in the 21st century and send packing people like others and me publishing “a number of books interpreting Nostradamus prophecies”?
No, Marianne, meeting this challenge has not happened. It will not happen, because we are not talking about honored truths here. We are exposing the masquerade of “belief”, or qualified ignorance, pretending to be “truth.”
This world will not be reclaimed by downtrodden souls if they are caught playing an “I’m OK, you’re OK” new age politically correct pretense. Belief is the opiate that your “chosen few” use to keep people downtrodden. The “controllers” as you call them, do not want you to question opinions. They want you to leave all claims untested. They want you to feel comforted and go back to sleep dreaming nicey-nice spiritual bromides like: “there are as many truths/realities on this planet as there are souls.”
Whether there are many truths or not, what about your truth? Your Reality? Are you pleasantly bleating and lowing along in a herd with the other “truthies”, the other “sheeple” so that you can feel comforted by this truthiness in the security of numbers?
If you do not completely encounter and understand your whole truth, how can you recognize the many herded together truths of others?
In such a socio-political mind game as this, it is more important not to make waves than to question and explore. That is EXACTLY what the controllers want you to do. Be an obedient and compliant member of a herd of dreamers, fantasizing that the world is undergoing a “process of being reclaimed” by the poor schleps of the world. Your passive, spiritual docility is just what they need while they are taking the world over and returning the world full circle since the 1930s and 1940s to a new form of Fascism – this time it is corporate, rather than Nazi.
I cannot honor what you call “many truths” because I do not see that truth is what your statement perpetrates.
Sorry to say all of the above, but someone has to love you enough to say it. All your friends who support your belief system are doing you a disfavor. The sheeple leading the sheeple into an abyss.
I experience “belief” as one of the ugliest, retarding, four-letter words (in six letters). The sooner belief and its soul mate, “disbelief” has dropped from human consciousness the better for its golden future. When both of them have faded away, people will only have knowing and experiencing as a free option. Each of us will embark in our unique ways within and without in an exploration of this Mystery of Existence. And society free of its belief-based religions will at last ‘know’ religiousness liberated from dogma and spiritual politics. That society will be available to support and nourish every human being to become religiousness unto themselves.
I exult in joy for it.
I fight for it.
I am ready to take your slings and arrows for pouring the message of the new man coming, like sand poured into the oyster of your belief-systems so that it chafes you and makes inside you eventually a new hu-womanity pearl of transcendent people.
I have dedicated my life and I am happy to give my life for that future, if those programmed to stay in the shell of belief should violently react to my constant outpouring of sand each week in these articles at Hogueprophecy, or suffer the initiation of a deeper chafing that awaits readers of my books.
Just understand if you can that I do not throw sand on your oyster blithely, letting it fall into the shell cracks irritating your belief-systems’ tender weaknesses from within.
The light of tomorrow’s potential – your potential to become human beings in a way you cannot imagine as long as belief-systems retard – makes me say these hard things to you yesterday, today and tomorrow.
You, Marianne, are not the first and you will certainly not be the last of many thousands that have come into my inbox with your views or left a comment at Hogueprophecy that an abiding compassion coming through me must upturn and shock. I too am being shocked because I am only the medium for these messages. They come from No-Where to Now-Here.
The creation of the new man in us will require the old man’s destruction in us. Faith, hope, belief are in the way of a brighter tomorrow and a golden destiny for humanity waiting beyond the breaking of chains of mind, prison bars of dogmas and the wooden pillory of a soul restraining personality.
When I am hard on any of you it is done with the love of a true friend and fellow traveler into that future.
This might sound odd, but in time, I trust it will be understood. What I am saying above, and what I have written to over 10,000 of you in personal letters since 1999 comes through this medium as a presence of pure love and concern for your freedom and spiritual growth.
This oracle, this portal to a better future, cannot remain silent as you dream of being a truth seeker seeking un-confrontational agreement from other dreamers when in reality your religious progress is being retarded and fossilized by bromides of belief-systems.
I cannot. I will not enable your dream because I have seen the nightmare your dreams of belief are making in my self.
It is time to wake up and become the new humanity.
Meditation is the way. Ask me for pointers and information about meditating. Contact me. Here are some words from my meditation teacher about what is needed to give birth to a new morality, a new humanity:
Obedience is not a value to me at all, neither is disobedience a disvalue. Your own understanding is the value. Out of that, obedience is good; out of that, disobedience is also good.
Morality does not disappear, but acquires a totally different meaning… Language provides numerous terms to pinpoint [the traditional] type of morality: loyalty, duty, discipline, obedience…
Great words! They can drive you into an unconscious, robotlike behavior.
This is now the greatest danger to human survival: the capacity for man to abandon his humanity; indeed, the inevitability that he does so as he merges his unique personality into larger institutional structures. It is not anger, violence, aggression, destructiveness, which is so dangerous, but the greatly valued idea of obedience…
Remember, if we want to create a new humanity, we will have to reconsider the whole mind of man. The past has created a very ugly mind – of course, with beautiful labels, with beautiful painted smiles, and behind is great animality.
My emphasis is on the individual – not on the society, not on the nation, not on the religion… The individual has to be freed from all kinds of social bondages and slaveries… Become aware…and out of your awareness, obedience is good, disobedience is good. But it has to be rooted in your awareness – then everything is good. And out of unawareness, obedience is bad, disobedience is bad.
Osho, Philosophia Perennis, Vol. I, Chapter 3
Next, I want to share with you what “K” said. As a preface to it, I will simply say, K gets me and she gets the “Great Work”:
As someone who has read lots of varying interpretations of Michele de Nostredame over the past 30+ years, including Ms. Cannon’s works (I’m sure you knew there were three volumes of “Conversations With Nostradamus”), I was so happy that someone else called her out for her work. Open as I am to all kinds of spiritual transmissions, I felt her information was a little too perfect, too contrived, to be real…but gods forbid you question anyone in the new age community. I believe that most every connection with the Divine is valid, but I get really skeptical when it is used as a revenue stream, and to be honest, her “channelings” smack of pandering to her audience.
As a part-time professional tarot reader, I have seen this before – a psychic / divination / etc., reader will tell their client what they want to hear in order to ensure future business. It has no bearing on ethics, or integrity, or even what is right. That kind of stuff gets me sick because it transmutes the sacred into the profane. Channeling, psychic work, divination, or any other activity that connects one with the Divine, and helping others connect to the Divine, is what we call the Great Work. To cheapen it by claiming something that isn’t true, or to say things which only further book sales / future meetings / public speakings / revenue streams is unethical at best. Look, I don’t begrudge anyone to make money in order to support themselves – and I don’t think that just because one is “spiritual”, that they have to live two steps above homelessness. But I don’t think it’s right to do it by bamboozling one’s audience and client base.
Thank you for calling her out. She’s not the only one, but she’s one of the more popular ones who uses a combination of New Age (my teacher told me it rhymes with “sewage”) buzzwords, popular but dead (therefore can’t speak with them) figures, and greed to further their own bank accounts. To me, it ends up being little more than a scam.
Thank you, K and thank you all for getting through this read.
(31 March 2012)
Here are links to some of my books and e-books where we can take the themes of this article far deeper:
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