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Diagrams of rubbing the back


People in the West have heard of Nostradamus, the sixteenth century French prophet. A book written in China by [Li Chunfeng] and [Yuan Tiangang] during the reign of Emperor Tang Taizong (599-649) gave incredibly accurate forecast.

Written about one thousand three hundred years ago, the book consisted of sixty illustrated diagrams, each with lyrics and descriptions in a cryptic style. Each scenario uses a “Celestial Stem and Terrestrial branch” (Refer to Chapter Eight) used in Chinese calendar, as well as a scenario from I-ching (Refer to Chapter Ten ). Each scenario accurately predicted events in Chinese history from the [Ta´ng] dynasty onwards. It accurately predicted that there would be 21 emperors in the [Tang] dynasty from the [Li] family, with one of them not from within the family. It also forecasted the rise of Empress [Wu Zetian], the only ruling empress in the history of China, and so on.

The book has yet to be translated into English, since it is extremely difficult to do so. This is evident when we look at scenario 39, which depicts a bird standing on top of a mountain, with the rising sun at the bottom.

The lyrics:

          “Bird without leg, moon in the mountain.”

            “The sun rises, everyone cries.”

 “Disharmony in mid-December.”

    “Sparrows to the south of the mountain, traps to the north.”

“One morning cries from metal rooster is heard.”

            “The sea is lifeless, the day is over.”


The writings are cryptic. The Chinese character of a legless bird with a mountain is the character “Island” . Hence the event refers to an Island nation. The island nation is linked to the rising sun, hence Japan. When a million soldiers invaded China with unprecedented cruelty and inhumanity, everyone cries.

In December of 1941, the Japanese talked peace in the United States, while secretly attacking Pearl Harbour, fits the description “Disharmony in December.”

There are sparrows (small birds) south of the mountain, referring to small nations in South East Asia being captured. In the picture there is certainly an eagle that could trap it, coming from in the North, symbolizing the United States. (Incidentally the word “Luo” is also the first word of the Chinese name for President Roosevelt, the U.S. president who subdued Japan.

Japan surrendered in August 1945. This corresponds to the Chinese calendar year of rooster. The month of surrender was August, a metal month (refer to Chapter nine).

The sea is lifeless when Japanese troops surrender uncondi­tionally. “ri” refers either to the day, or in this case to Japan [riben].

While the earlier scenarios depict events from the various dynasties, the later scenarios could probably describe events outside China. 


More information could be found in Chapter six of the book


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