Nostradamus' AFFRIQUE

Fox Lake, IL

#197 Jan 22, 2014
Love of Man
Angle throne

Bacon and Freud were friends and artistic rivals.Introduced in 1945 by artist Graham Sutherland, they swiftly became close friends who met frequently. The two artists painted each other several times, starting in 1951, when Freud first sat for Bacon.Two full-length triptychs of Freud by Bacon resulted. Three Studies of Lucian Freud is the later of the two; the first one, created in 1966, has not been seen since 1992.They form part of a series of large triptych portraits of Bacon's friends painted in the 1960s; other subjects

Chicago, IL

#198 Jan 22, 2014
Three Studies of Lucian Freud is a 1969 oil-on-canvas triptych by the Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon, depicting artist Lucian Freud. It sold in November 2013 for US$142.4 million—the highest price attained at auction for a work of art when not factoring in inflation

Tinley Park, IL

#200 Jan 26, 2014
Mona Lisa is distinguished by her complete absence of jewellery whereas the norm for the day was to present subjects with elaborate decoration as can be seen in the painting done by Titan of Caterina Cornaro, Queen Of Cyprus. Mona Lisa's hair is smooth with only the covering of a black veil, hands are free of rings or bracelets and nothing adorns her neck. There are small intricate loops across the neckline of her dress; such was Leonardo's interest in codes that many people have searched in vain for a message in these loops. This painting went against all the trends of the time and is a perfect example of how Leonardo never followed traditions. He abandoned the usual poses, which had subjects shown as stiff and upright, replacing this with a relaxed sitter, her beautifully painted hands resting easily on the arm of her chair.

The Mona Lisa had pillars on each side of her in the painting that were destroyed when the frame removed.

Mona \m(o)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced MOH-nah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mona is "noble, aristocratic". Also an Italian short form of Madonna.

The meaning of the name Lisa is God Is My Oath

Chicago, IL

#201 Jan 26, 2014
The Pillars in Syriac geography
Syriac scholars were aware of the Pillars through their efforts to translate Greek scientific works into their language as well as into Arabic. The Syriac compendium of knowledge known as Ktaba d'ellat koll 'ellan. "The Cause of all Causes", is unusual in asserting that there were three, not two, columns.

Dante's Inferno
In Inferno XXVI Dante Alighieri mentions Ulysses in the pit of the Fraudulent Counsellors and his voyage past the Pillars of Hercules. Ulysses justifies endangering his sailors by the fact that his goal is to gain knowledge of the unknown. After five months of navigation in the ocean, Ulysses sights the mountain of Purgatory but encounters a whirlwind from it that sinks his ship and all on it for their daring to approach Purgatory while alive, by their strength and wits alone.

The title page of Sir Francis Bacon's Instauratio Magna, 1620
Sir Francis Bacon's Novum Organum
The Pillars appear prominently on the engraved title page of SirFrancis Bacon's Instauratio Magna ("Great Renewal"), 1620, the foreword to his Novum Organum. The motto along the base says Multi pertransibunt et augebitur scientia ("Many will pass through and knowledge will be the greater").

The frontispiece of the Instauratio Magna depicts a ship sailing between two pillars, an allusion to the Pillars of Hercules, which have been seen as portals to exploration or discovery through the Strait of Gibraltar. The pillars upon the cover are labeled "plus" and "ultra", which translate to "more beyond", emphasizing Bacon's belief that science should transcend the classical theories of Aristotle. The allusion is carried into the realm of intellectual discovery by the imprinting at the bottom of the page of a quotation from Daniel 12:4 - "Multi pertransibunt & augebitur scientia" ("Many will pass through and knowledge will be increased"). This quote also shows Bacon's desire that knowledge gained through experimentation be brought to Europe from this new world. Several dangerous sea monsters are also depicted around the sailing ship - it will be risky to sail in uncharted waters. Furthermore, the task that Bacon presented was one that hadn't been done for hundreds of years - experimentation. Experimentation is what will increase a persons knowledge and allow them to truly know what they are talking about.

Naperville, IL

#202 Jan 26, 2014
Zechariah 4
King James Version (KJV)
4 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

8 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

(Pillars of Hercules?)

In Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" Video ,Michael is between two trees ,and then the Earth is restored.

Lake Villa, IL

#204 Feb 9, 2014
Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre was born, of Irish origin, at Arras, May 6, 1758. He was admitted avocatin 1781, and was elected to the Estates General in 1789 by Artois. He attached himself to the extreme left wing, and soon commanded attention. His influence grew daily, and the mob frantically admired his earnest cant and his boasted incorruptibility.

Paducah, KY

#206 Feb 11, 2014
Mindless drivel.

Lake Villa, IL

#209 Feb 28, 2014
Examining self comparison to star
The iris (plural: irides or irises) is a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina.The color of the iris is often referred to as "eye color."
Let's see sub genus " Scorpiris" Similiar to Scorpio
Iris is Greek word for "Rainbow"
Scorpiris commonly known as "Junos"

Michael does that which I do not,
He sings ,he dances ,and he says what I think and do not say.
He wore the glove on the left hand, it is my right hand that repeatedly goes numb.
Jackson wrote "Billie Jean" with his female fans in mind, and later stated that when he wrote the song, he knew it would be a success: "A musician knows hit material. Everything has to feel in place. It fulfills you and it makes you feel good. That's how I felt about 'Billie Jean'. I knew it was going to be big when I was writing it."The singer explained that he was so absorbed by the song that, in one instance, he did not notice that his car had caught fire as he drove down a freeway with a friend until a passing motorcyclist informed him. Jackson noted: "The kid probably saved our lives."
Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenusScorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.

Lake Villa, IL

#210 Feb 28, 2014
noun, plural lil·ies.
any scaly-bulbed plant of the genus Lilium, having showy, funnel-shaped or bell-shaped flowers. Compare lily family.
the flower or the bulb of such a plant.
any of various related or similar plants or their flowers, as themariposa lily or the calla lily.
fleur-de-lis, especially as the symbol of France.
Bowling. a split in which the five, seven, and ten pins remainstanding.

The botanic name Lilium is the Latin form and is a Linnaean name. The Latin name is derived from the Greek , leírion, generally assumed to refer to true, white lilies as exemplified by the Madonna lily.The word was borrowed from Coptic hleri, from standard hreri, from Demotic hrry, from Egyptian"flower". Meillet maintains that both the Egyptian and the Greek word are possible loans from an extinct, substratum language of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Greeks also used the word xxxxnon, albeit for non-white lilies.
Trumpet lilies (Division VI), including Aurelian hybrids (with L. henryi). This group includes hybrids of many Asiatic species and their interspecific hybrids, including L.× aurelianense, L. brownii, L.× centigale, L. henryi, L.× imperiale, L.× kewense, L. leucanthum, L. regale, L. rosthornii, L. sargentiae, L. sulphureum and L.× sulphurgale. The flowers are trumpet shaped, facing outward or somewhat downward, and tend to be strongly fragrant, often especially night-fragrant.

Words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, encouraging his followers not to worry about their worldly needs:“Why take ye thought for raiment [clothing]? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Lake Villa, IL

#211 Feb 28, 2014

Century 5 Quatrain 50.(55)10
The year that the brothers of the lily come of age,
One of them will hold the great Romania:
The mountains to tremble, Latin passage opened
Agreement to march against the fort of Armenia.

The Kingdom of Armenia was established in the 6th century BC, after the fall of Uartu it became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its religion, in the early years of the 4th century (the traditional date is 301 AD).For this reason, Armenia is often called "the first Christian nation." An Armenian principality and later a kingdom, known as Cilician Armenia, existed on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 14th centuries.The native Armenian name for the country is Hayk’. The name in the Middle Ages was extended to Hayastan, by addition of the Iranian suffix -stan (place). The name has traditionally been derived from Hayk ,the legendary patriarch of the Armeniansand a great-great-grandson of Noah, who, according to the 5th century author Moses of Chorene, defeated the Babylonian king Bel in 2492 BC and established his nation in the Ararat region.

Name of Romania
Romania derives from the Latin romanus, meaning "citizen of Rome". The first known use of the appellation was by 16th-century Italian humanists travelling in Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia.

Neacșu's Letter from 1521, the oldest surviving document written in Romanian.
The oldest surviving document written in Romanian, a 1521 letter known as the "Letter of Neacșu from Câmpulung",is also notable for including the first documented occurrence of the country's name: Wallachia is mentioned as Țeara Rumânească ("The Romanian Land",țeara from the Latin terra, "land"; current spelling: Țara Românească).

Two spelling forms: român and rumân were used interchangeably until sociolinguistic developments in the late 17th century led to semantic differentiation of the two forms: rumâncame to mean "bondsman", while român retained the original ethnolinguistic meaning.After the abolition of serfdom in 1746, the word rumân gradually fell out of use and the spelling stabilised to the form român. Tudor Vladimirescu, a revolutionary leader of the early 19th century, used the term Rumânia to refer exclusively to the principality of Wallachia."

L'an que les freres du lys seront en aage,
Lvn d'eux tiendra la grande Romanie:
Trembler les monts, ouuert Latin passage
Pache marcher, contre

Lake Villa, IL

#212 Feb 28, 2014
L'an que les freres du lys seront en aage,
Lvn d'eux tiendra la grande Romanie:
Trembler les monts, ouuert Latin passage
Pache marcher, contre fort d'Armenie.

Lake Villa, IL

#213 Feb 28, 2014
Lily definition
The Hebrew name shushan or shoshan, i.e., "whiteness", was usedas the general name of several plants common to Syria, such as thetulip, iris, anemone, gladiolus, ranunculus, etc. Some interpret it, withmuch probability, as denoting in the Old Testament the water-lily(Nymphoea lotus of Linn.), or lotus (Cant. 2:1, 2; 2:16; 4:5; 5:13;6:2, 3; 7:2). "Its flowers are large, and they are of a white colour,with streaks of pink. They supplied models for the ornaments of thepillars and the molten sea" (1 Kings 7:19, 22, 26; 2 Chr. 4:5). In theCanticles its beauty and fragrance shadow forth the preciousness ofChrist to the Church. Groser, however (Scrip. Nat. Hist.), stronglyargues that the word, both in the Old and New Testaments, denotesliliaceous plants in general, or if one genus is to be selected, that itmust be the genus Iris, which is "large, vigorous, elegant in form, andgorgeous in colouring." The lilies (Gr. krinia) spoken of in the NewTestament (Matt. 6:28; Luke 12:27) were probably the scarletmartagon (Lilium Chalcedonicum) or "red Turk's-cap lily", which"comes into flower at the season of the year when our Lord's sermonon the mount is supposed to have been delivered. It is abundant inthe district of Galilee; and its fine scarlet flowers render it a veryconspicous and showy object, which would naturally attract theattention of the hearers" (Balfour's Plants of the Bible). Of the true"floral glories of Palestine" the pheasant's eye (Adonis Palestina), theranunuculus (R. Asiaticus), and the anemone..........

Lake Villa, IL

#214 Feb 28, 2014

..........a coronaria,
the lastnamed is however, with the greatest probability regarded as the "lilyof the field" to which our Lord refers. "Certainly," says Tristram (Nat.Hist. of the Bible), "if, in the wondrous richness of bloom whichcharacterizes the land of Israel in spring, any one plant can claim pre-eminence, it is the anemone, the most natural flower for our Lord topluck and seize upon as an illustration, whether walking in the fieldsor sitting on the hill-side." "The white water-lily (Nymphcea alba) andthe yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea) are both abundant in the marshesof the Upper Jordan, but have no connection with the lily of Scripture"

Definition for bell
a: the corolla of a flower
Definition of corolla
: the part of a flower that consists of the separate or fused petals
and constitutes the inner whorl of the perianth
co·rol·late adjective
Origin of corolla
New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of corona
First Known Use: circa 1753
Origin of corona
Latin, garland, crown, cornice — more at crown

Lake Villa, IL

#215 Mar 1, 2014
Century 2 Quatrain 28
The penultimate of the surname of the Prophet.
(answer: baal, bal. bell)
Will take Diana [Thursday] for his day and rest:
He will wander far because of a frantic head,
And delivering a great people from subjection.

1.Bal, a colorless,oily viscous liquid,used as an ANTIDOTE for poison
caused by lewisite,organic,arsenic compounds,and heavy metals including
mercury(quicksiver) and gold
2. balance
3.bal ,blood alcohol level.
(pertinent as you will see) Micah 2:11
2.Ba·al [bey-uhl, beyl] noun, plural Ba·al·im
A:. any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples,
typifying the productive forces of nature and worshiped with much
B.( sometimes lowercase ) a false god.
C:Hebrew ;al : lord

Lake Villa, IL

#216 Mar 1, 2014
Angraecum sesquipedale (Christmas Orchid, Darwin's Orchid, King of the Angraecums, or Star of Bethlehem Orchid,
Star-like waxy flowers are produced on 30 cm (11.8 in) inflorescences arising from the stem from June to September in the wild with most flowers wilting by August. When cultivated in Europe however, the plant flowers between December and January. This flowering habit is what lends the orchid several of its common names such as "Comet orchid" due to the shape of its flower and "Christmas orchid" due to the timing of its flowering.
Darwin made a study of the pollination of orchids – the orchids’ partnership with bees and other insects.
Darwin says:“The contrivances by which orchids are fertilised are as varied and almost as perfect as the most beautiful adaptations in the animal kingdom”. He wrote that each kind of orchid has its special kind of mechanism, complex and fascinating, though the general design is the same. The plants are primarily epiphytic, meaning they grow attached to the trunks or branches of trees and shrubs. The orchids are not parasitic and so do not obtain their nutrients from the host plant. A number of angraecoids are lithophytes, meaning they grow attached to rocks. Angraecoids can be found in rainforests, but also in very dry areas in Madagascar and Africa. Plants of Angraecum sesquipedale grow slowly, but over time blooms become more and more dramatic.King of the Angraceum hybrids. The cross was between A. sesquipedale and A. eburneum."Pridgeon"T here is some ambiguity in the literature as to the parentage of this hybrid. Some sources claim that the seed parent is A. eburneum subsp. superbum, while the majority of the sources like the Royal Horticultural Society claims it's simply A. eburneum and that (A. eburneum subsp. superbum xA. sesquipedale) should be called Angcm
Illustration of Angraecum sesquipedale
Tab. 5113 from Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume XV (1859).
Cassandra Seerseeker

Oakland, CA

#217 Mar 1, 2014
What about the old disco song, inspired by international air travel, called L'Afrique ["Tré Chìc, Freak Out!]?? Remember the year? Who lost and gained power then? For more clues, read the lyrics to Cêst Plan Por Moi, by Plastique Bertrand!

Lake Villa, IL

#218 Mar 31, 2014
Godstone Surrey
The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred. It is built along a stretch of the London to Brighton Way Roman road, which comes through the high Caterham Gap and continues southward along Tilburstow Hill Road.
Godstone initially had a different name, Walkingstead, meaning 'Wolcen's place', from the Old English personal name Wolcen (related to modern English "welkin" meaning cloud") and stede "place, homestead", related to modern English stead. A record of the name from 932 as Wuulicinsted proves this. Another record, undated, shows the name as Wolinstede, suggesting the same etymology. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it wasWachelstede.
The name of the village was recorded in 1248 as Godeston, suggesting an etymology of the Old English personal name Goda and tun "farm, village", here in the sense "village" rather than "estate" considering the village size. Thus the suggested etymology is "Goda's farm". Goda was the daughter of Aethelred The Unready. She died in 1055 but the Domesday book of 1086 records the parish as being held by her husband, Count Eustace II of Boulogne.
Earlier records have the name listed as Cudeston (1153) and Codstune (1173) suggesting "farmstead of a man called Cod (pronounced as "code", not "cod"), as with the Cotswolds, meaning "high-forest land of a man called cod

Lake Villa, IL

#219 Mar 31, 2014
If you could see the way surrey is divided up , 123 at the top ,1011 at one side and 7 11 on the lower corners ,the streets have a 4 and 7 intersecting at the top of a slanting cross.

"Stoned Soul Picnic" is a 1968 song by Laura Nyro. The best-known version of the song was recorded by The 5th Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title. It was the most successful single from that album, reaching #3 on the U.S. Pop chart and #2 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song was also recorded by its composer, Nyro, and released on her Eli and the Thirteenth Confession album in the same year.
The word surry, used frequently in the lyric (e.g. "Surry down to a stoned soul picnic"), is a neologism by Nyro; its meaning is unclear. The verb surry is spelled differently from the noun surrey (an old-time carriage). When asked by producer Charlie Calello what the word meant, Nyro told him, "Oh, it's just a nice word."

Lake Villa, IL

#220 Mar 31, 2014
Fourchambault,France,(pretty close to the center of France)
Coordinates: 47deg 01min 10sec N 3 deg 05 min 08 sec.
(11 1 10 )
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Nevers
Canton Pougues-les-Eaux
Intercommunality Nevers
• Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-René Leroy
• Land1 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (1999)
INSEE/Postal code 58117 / 58600

In Fourchambault you will find a rue de Balthazar :
Belshazzar "Bel, protect the king", sometimes called Balthazar //, was a 6th-century BC prince of Babylon, the son of Nabonidus and the last king of Babylon according to the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible. In Daniel 5 and 8, Belshazzar is the King of Babylon before the advent of the Medes and Persians. Although there is evidence that Belshazzar existed, his famous narrative and its details are only recorded in the Book of Daniel, which tells the story of Belshazzar seeing the writing on the wall. In Daniel Chapter 5, the details start off by there being a banquet for a thousand of his lords. Belshazzar next orders the vessels of gold that were taken from the Temple in Jerusalem, to be brought so that everyone can drink wine from them and praise their gods. It is at this moment that a man's hand appears and starts to write on a wall. Belshazzar's countenance is stated to have changed and he cries out to bring in his astrologers, Chaldeans and Soothsayers and that whoever interprets the writing will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom. The queen comes in and suggests that he call for Daniel who is by now an old man because Nebuchadnezzar made him his chief of the Magicians, Astrologers, Chaldeans, and Soothsayers. Belshazzar offers Daniel the position of third highest ruler in the kingdom if he can interpret the writing but Daniel doesn't want to be rewarded. Daniel interprets the writing, what it means for Belshazzar and consequences for him. Belshazzar immediately makes Daniel the third highest ruler in the kingdom anyway. The last two verses state that that very night Belshazzar was slain and Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty two years old. Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus, who after ruling only three years, went to the oasis of Tayma and devoted himself to the worship of the moon god Sin. He made Belshazzar co-regent in 553 BC, leaving him in charge of Babylon's defense.In 540 BC, Nabonidus returned from Tayma, hoping to defend his kingdom from the Persians who were planning to advance on Babylon. Belshazzar was positioned in the city of Babylon to hold the capital, while Nabonidus marched his troops north to meet Cyrus. On October 10, 539 BC, Nabonidus surrendered and fled from Cyrus. Two days later the Persian armies overthrew the city of Babylon.

Lake Villa, IL

#221 Apr 1, 2014
Century 8 Quatrain 69

Beside the young one the old angel falls,
and will come to rise above him at the end:
ten years equal to most the old one falls again,
of three two and one, the eighth seraphim.(Centuries B.C.)
Aupres du ieune se vieux Ange baisser,
Et le viendra sur monter à la fin:
Dix ans esgaux aux plus vieux rabaisser,
De trois deux l'vn huictiesme Seraphin.
Septuagint, abbreviation Lxx, the earliest extant Greek translation of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew, presumably made for the use of the Jewish community in Egypt when Greek was the lingua franca throughout the region. Analysis of the language has established that the Torah, or Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament), was translated near the middle of the 3rd century bc and that the rest of the Old Testament was translated in the 2nd century bc.

The name Septuagint (from the Latin septuaginta,“70”) was derived later from the legend that there were 72 translators, 6 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel, who worked in separate cells, translating the whole, and in the end all their versions were identical. In fact there are large differences in style and usage between the Septuagint’s translation of the Torah and its translations of the later books in the Old Testament. A tradition that translators were sent to Alexandria by Eleazar, the chief priest at Jerusalem, at the request of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285–246 bc), a patron of literature, first appeared in the Letter of Aristeas, an unreliable source.

The language of much of the early Christian church was Greek, and it was in the Septuagint text that many early Christians located the prophecies they claimed were fulfilled by Christ. Jews considered this a misuse of Holy Scripture, and they stopped using the Septuagint. Its subsequent history lies within the Christian church.

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