As the Maya prophesies are coming to light it brought to mind one of England’s notary prophetess She was known as Old Mother Shipton .born in Knaresborough Yorkshire a short distance from where I lived. My connection is my mother was also born near there and her family moved to Lancashire where she married my father.
Old Mother Shipton was a legend in her time(if you would like to read more there is lots of information on Google).She was renowned as a soothsayer , a seer and more. I would like to share with you one of her most famous poems in its original form ,which was written around 1449.
I have carried this poem around with me for so long and often take it out of its place to re read.Maybe because its a memory of long ago, that holds dear to me. Or maybe because the mysteries of life have re opened in my life.
And now a word in uncouth rhyme
Of what shall be in future time
For, in those wonderous far off days,
The women shall adopt a craze.
To dress like men and trousers wear
And cutoff all their locks of hair.
They,ll tide a stride with brazen brow,
As witches do , on broomsticks now
Then love shall die and marriage cease
And nations wane as babes decrease,
Then wives shall fondle cats and dogs
And men shall live much the same as hogs.
A carriage without a horse shall go,
Disaster fill the world with woe
In London Primrose Hill shall be ,
Its centre hold a Bishops See
Around the world men,s thoughts shall fly
Quick as a twinkling of the eye.
And waters shall great wonders do
How strange and yet it shall come true.
Then upside down the world shall be,
And gold found at the root of tree.
Through towering hills proud man shall ride,
No horse or mule move by his side.
Beneath the water men shall walk,
Shall ride,shall sleep, and even talk.
In the white , in the black ,and even the green
A great man then shall come and go
For Prophecy declares it so.
In water from then shall float,
As easy as a wooden boat
Gold shall be found in streams and stone
In land that is yet unknown.
Water and fire shall wonders do (steam)
And England shall admit a Jew
The Jew that once was held in scorn
Shall of a Christian be born
A house of glass shall come to pass (the crystal palace)
In England….. but alas alas!
A war will follow with the work
Where dwells the pagan and the Turk.
The states will lock in fiercest strife
And seek to take each other,s life.
When North shall thus divide the south
The eagle builds in lions mouth
Then tax and blood and cruel war
Shall come to every humble door
Then, when the fiercest fight in done
England and France shall be as one
The British olive next shall twine
In marriage with the German vine
Men shall walk beneath and over streams
Fulfilled shall be out strangest dreams.
All Englands sons that plough the land
Shall oft be seen with book in hand.
The poor shall now great wisdom know,
Great houses stand in farflung vale
All covered o,er with snow and hail.
In nineteenhundred twenty six
Build houses light of straw and sticks
For then shall mighty wars be planned
When pictures seem alive with movements free
When boats like fishes swim beneath the sea,
When men like birds shall scour the sky.
Then half this world, deep drenched in blood shall die.
But those who live to see all this trough,
In fear and trembling this will do
Flee to the mountains and the dens,
To bog and forest and wild fens
For storms will rage and oceans roar
When Gabriel stands on sea and shore
And as he blows his wonderous horn
Old worlds shall die and new be born.
Note the thatched roof typical of this time but still here in the Yucatan its normal to see Techos de huanos. Palm roofs.