Everything is open to question in these pages, but prophecy-watchers will be stunned by Rudy Cambier’s assertion that Nostradamus stole and plagiarised the verses for which he is famous. After a decade of research, Cambier came to the breathtaking conclusion that the 10 Centuries could not have been written in the 1550s by Nostradamus, but were in fact penned between 1323 and 1328 by a Cistercian Prior, Yves de Lessions, Abbey of Camron in Hainaut on the French/Belgian border.
The supposed middle-French source just didn’t fit a language that looked like Picard, the 14th-century Flanders vernacular. So Cambier embarked on a detective journey to decode the language and uncover the facts. When he discovered the old monk’s writings and twigged to the similarities with the Nostradamus quatrains, he knew he was onto something. But it looked to him as if Nostradamus had been selective in what he borrowed, choosing passages that he judged to have a predictive quality and which he could make use of in the context of his turbulent times. Cambier suggests that Nostradamus misunderstood the prior’s misuse of the future tense in telling facts about the past, and thought he’d stumbled across some long-lost prophecies about chaos and cataclysm. These sorts of writings apparently were popular in his time.
But what was the Cistercian monk actually writing about? As Cambier interprets, it was the location of a Templar treasure that hadn’t been collected after the Order’s demise in 1307. Cambier went in search of it and found significant artefacts and documents. In Nostradamus and the Lost Templar Legacy, he challenges “Nostraddicts” to get real and look at the evidence before them.