Hello again, citizena-ga,
I conducted a thorough search for the Liber Vaticinationem Quodam
Instinctumentis. There is no mention that I could find in any of the
Other Newspaper historical archives (NY Times, Washington Post, and others)
Online Medieval & Classical Library
These are all very "deep" resources that collectively include billions
of pages in millions of documents, span an enormous amount of content,
and cover both the popular and scholarly, the modern and historical.
But nothing shows up on your query, I'm afraid.
In fact, I found mention of the LVQI in only one source. The
description of it is so imprecise as to lead one to wonder whether, in
fact, there ever was such a document as the author describes.
The LVQI was found in a search of the A9.com database, which can
search inside the content of many of the books offered at Amazon.com.
I believe it is necessary to be registered with A9/Amazon before you
can actually view the content of the books, but there is no charge for
registering, and it is a simple process (you'll be prompted to
register if you try to view any book results at the A9.com site).
You should certainly have a look for yourself, however, at the
write-up on the LVQI.
First, head to:
and search for [ Liber Vaticinationem Quodam Instinctumentis ]
The search results page will show you web search results similar to a
Google search, but it will also show one "Book Result" (which does not
appear on a Google search). The book in question is:
The Prophecies of Nostradamus and the World's Greatest Seers and Mystics
by Francis King and Stephen Skinner
Carlton Books, 2002
This is a popular book -- rather than an academic or scholarly
treatise -- and it devotes several pages to a discussion of LVQI,
beginning on page 230 of the book.
The authors introduce LVQI with the language I provided earlier:
"Around AD 346 one of the most extraordinary books of prophecy, the
Liber Vaticinationem Quodam Instinctumentis, was born. Written by an
unknown scholar, it is the only prophetic book to provide exact
Of the actual history and whereabouts of LVQI, the authors say only this:
"This book was rigorously supressed by the Vatican, and appears to
have only survived in one or two manuscript copies. One copy found
its way into the huge collection of esoteric books and manuscripts
amassed by the Nazis during World War II, and was stored in a
warehouse in Poznan in Poland.
The manuscript probably dates from around the second half of the 16th
century, and may have been made from a much earlier original. The
main text is written in Latin..."
That's it, I'm afraid. There's no description of where the manuscript
was originally found, where it is at present, how the authors located
it, or of the process whereby the authors translated a text written in
4th century Latin into modern English.
And there's no mention of where one can access the translated text to
read the LVQI for oneself.
Beyond that, there are a few pages in "Prophecies" that discuss the
predictions made in LVQI. The authors assert that it is the "only
prophetic book to provide exact dates", but as I mentioned earlier,
this is a hard claim to take seriously.
Some of the text presented is suggestive of future events, such as the
great wars of the 20th century.
However, the authors provide absolutely no interpretation of text that
makes any predictions for events that have not yet happened. The 64th
"norma" of the book applies to the period 1945-2089, according to the
authors, but they only provide some brief text from this norma, and do
not provide any insight into what the future holds in store, according
to the prophecies of the LVQI.
Again, there's no convincing evidence presented that this text
actually exists anywhere, except in the imaginations of a few
I wish I could tell you definitively that the LVQI does or does not
exist. I suspect it does not, as there is absolutely no evidence to
I trust this information fully answers your question. However, please
don't rate this answer until you have everything you need. If you
would like any additional information, just post a Request for
Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further, and I'm at
All the best in your continuing quest for the truth,
Request for Answer Clarification by
02 May 2005 02:16 PDT
Pafalafa: Well, I'm going to have to hold on to you for future needs!
You certainly seem to know your way around reference sources which
I've not even heard of, which, IMO, makes you an exceptional resource!
I followed your lead to the book. I find it amazing that these authors
seem to be the only ones with knowledge of this LVQI. But I would not
have even known about this book, (from which probably all the internet
references spring), unless you had found it. And so just out of
curiousity, even though it appears to be a generally worthless book, I
splurged and purchased a copy for only $.01 (used) just to see what
kind of bibliography or reference at the back of the book, if any,
they may have. If, on the seemingly off-chance there is a source
listed, I may have you help me on that. However, as you have already
pointed out, the absence of any mention of the LVQI by reputable
sources make it's existence unlikely. ButI have stopped and asked,
however, just who wrote the stuff cited in the Nostradamus book? (The
obvious answer is the authors themselves!) But maybe we'll learn
something else from their book, who knows?.... In the meantime, I am
extremely satisfied with your research and the efforts you took to do
an indepth inquiry, and will close the question. If I find a reference
I can't track down after seeing their book, I'll be sure to ask it at
GA, so keep an eye out. Thanks again for a great job.-citizen.a-ga