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At the very moment when, on the day of the "blue moon" of August 20, 2013, I came up with the idea of regrouping my astrological works in two journals - the Journal of Mundane Astrology (JMA) and the Bulletin of Mundane Astrology (BMA) - supplemented by Astrological Studies for astrological works that do not concern the world – I envisaged the publication, on the one hand of a magazine dedicated to my literary works, on the other hand of another a journal dedicated to the presentation and discussion of works related to the unfolding and the end of the great cycles in progress, of which various traditions speak. I have had the opportunity during my existence to meet the work of René Guénon and the writings of his various epigones, and to make the personal acquaintance of Jean Phaure - author of the Cycle of Adamic Humanity - and Vlaicu Ionescu, a qualified exegete of the prophetic work of Nostradamus for the "Proletarian Era" of ours, in the wake of the French Revolution and the Russian revolution of 1917. In addition, I have studied in depth the work of Raoul Auclair and I have more recently approached the writings of Ittahor, which deserve reflection. Having had the "sense of eschatology" since my youth - the two books that appear at the opening and closing of Sacred Scripture, the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation are those which I have most frequented in the double library of the Old and New Testaments - it was, in a way, natural for me to pay special attention to authors who were also animated by a keen sense of " actuality of eschatology ". For all that, I have no pretension to play the role of prophet, nor even exegete of the prophetic texts. My only ambition is to reflect on this issue of a close cyclical end, to think critically by confronting several exegeses of quality, and to provide those who are interested in these matters with texts and comments often little accessible. Far from thinking of throwing terror among people who feel terrified by the signs of an apocalyptic end, I want to try to share, on the contrary, the unspeakable joy that lives in the hearts of those who see beyond the fatal wall towards which our world is heading like a bolide. In the very heart of the darkest of the Dark Age, there always shines in the eyes of the wise a reflection of the light of the Day without twilight. It is thus that Gandalf, at the worst moment of the War of the Ring, when everything seems lost, shines with an inner light :

Gandalf and Pippin arrived at a house next to the wall of the citadel on the north side, not far from the shoulder which connected the hill to the mountain. Gandalf stood beside him, an arm passed around the shoulders of the Hobbit. Pippin cast an astonished glance at the face close to his, for the sound of that laugh was cheerful and joyous. At first, however, he saw only the wrinkles of care and sorrow in the figure of the magician ; but, looking more attentively, he perceived that there was great gaiety behind it : a fountain of joy sufficient to put a whole kingdom into joy, if it spouted.

Lord of the Rings, p. 813.

The Journal of Traditional Cyclology (JTC) will be published half-yearly, at the time of the winter and summer solstices, under the patronage of the two saints John : the Precursor and the beloved disciple.

JTC n° 1 - Traditional Cyclology

JTC n° 1 - About Traditional Cyclology
About Traditional Cyclology


This first issue of the Journal of Traditional Cyclology is devoted first to a general presentation of traditional cyclology.

A first article, entitled "About Traditional Cyclology", begins by evoking our own journey which led us, from the reading of the work of René Guénon, to be particularly interested in the work of his epigones to those concerning the traditional doctrine of the cosmic cycles and to the reflections on the end of time and the eschatological climate which seems to us to be an essential mark of our time. We define our own approach as that of a mind that is both open to this sense of eschatology and prudent, insofar as we aim to confront various exegeses in order to discern the reasons for their differences and possible errors of perspective. We insist on the need to avoid the trap of the spectacular and the sensational and we emphasize the great hope which shines in the darkness of the inevitable tribulations of the End and on the spiritual joy promised by the great cyclical renewal, approach.

Some Aspects of the Tradition


A second article takes up a talk from the spring of 1999 on some aspects of Tradition in the living conditions of the modern world.

First of all, we are concerned with the awareness of Tradition in the modern world, in the twofold form of traditional sensibility and the possibilities of an understanding of Tradition. This part is illustrated in particular by the reflections of Jean Biès in his work Passeport for new times and by the beautiful book by Louis Lallement - thorough connoisseur of Saint John of the Cross and precious guide in the reading of the Divine Comedy of Dante - On the Vocation of the West, where he proposed a remarkable picture of sacred royalty in France at its culminating moment during the reign of Saint Louis. The works of the first order that Jean Hani has devoted to the themes of the symbolism of the Christian Temple, the Divine Liturgy and the sacred kingship are presented.

A second part presents the work of Jean Phaure - poet, cyclologist and metaphysician - insisting on the doctrine of the four ages of cyclic involution ; As well as that of Jean Borella, as part of a critical extension to the thought of René Guénon and a reference to Neo-Platonic philosophy. His book on desecrated Charity remains enlightening in many ways in the face of the current confusion in addressing humanitarian challenges.

The third part addressed the question of the difficulties of all kinds as to the return of a life of tradition in the circumstances of postmodernity. It is to the work of Jean Reyor and his reflections on the possibilities of a spiritual realization in the times of the End that reference is made in this last part.

Traditional Cyclology and the End of the Kali-Yuga


The third article of this first issue of the JTC, entitled "Traditional cyclology and the end of the Kali Yuga", takes up the conclusions of a world astrology seminar given in Paris in 2008 and sets out first the double articulation of our work Between global and geopolitical astrology, on the one hand, and between world astrology and traditional cyclology, on the other.

The article deals with the two currents of traditional cyclology : Hindu cyclology, which was honored by René Guénon in an article published in 1937 and later developed by Gaston Georgel ; The biblical cyclology, to which Raoul Auclair devoted his entire work, based on his fundamental work, Le Livre des cycles (published in 1947, the same year as Gaston Georgel’s first book, Les Rythmes dans l’Histoire ).

There follows a few reflections on the end of the current cycle, with the development of the 42-year period between 1989 and 2031, which follows the 72-year period between 1917 and 1989. This reflection also introduces an astrological element The consideration of the Transneptunians of the Hamburg School and the next Hades-Kronos conjunction of 2030. The conclusion of the article insists that it is imperative to distinguish the notion of "end of cycle" with The end of the world.

JTC n° 2 - Vlaicu Ionescu

JTC n° 2 - Vlaicu Ionescu
Vlaicu Ionescu

This second issue of the Review of Traditional Cyclology is devoted to Vlaicu Ionescu, the great Romanian exegete of the work of Nostradamus. A first part presents biographical elements ; The second, a general overview of the work that concerns both the artist and the painter Vlaicu Ionescu as the exegete of Nostradamus and the cyclologist.

The first part opens with a presentation of the family environment and the strong personality of the father of Vlaicu Ionescu, Orthodox priest, then the decisive encounter of Vlaicu Ionescu with Lidia Pecurariu whom he married in 1944 and of whom he will have three children. The attraction for traditional thought dates back to the time of adolescence, but it is a sort of illumination that leads Vlaicu Ionescu, twenty years old, to take the main object of his research Nostradamian work. The spiritual milieu in which the personality of Vlaicu Ionescu is forged is first of all that of Orthodoxy and we present a brief history of the "Burning Bush" group which was formed in Bucharest in 1943 and which will be nourished in the inherited Hesychast tradition Of the Optina monastery in Russia through Father Jean l’Etranger (Ivan Kouliguine). The other spiritual anchor of Vlaicu Ionescu is related to the traditional thought developed in the writings of René Guénon, which deeply marked several Romanian personalities, both within the framework of orthodoxy and that of Islam. In this context, we draw attention to a book that deals with Hyperborean Dacia, published in 1936 by Vasile
Lovinescu under the pseudonym Geticus.

The second part is a general overview of the work of Vlaicu Ionescu. As for the artist and the painter, our sources come from the beautiful book by Doina Uricariu, published in 2012, where the emphasis is on the visionary sense of his pictorial work and on an artistic thought that operates a synthesis between a A mystical culture and a mystique of arts and culture. A work dominated by the number of gold and the influence of the Scottish biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, author of a book called Form and Growth.
However, Vlaicu Ionescu is now known worldwide as an exegete of Nostradamus. We recall his main prediction of the end of communism in Russia - which dates from the summer of 1991 (Boris Yeltsin’s victory over Mikhail Gorbachev) announced in the 1950s by Vlaicu Ionescu on the interpretation of Centuries of Nostradamus. Next is the trilogy of books devoted to Nostradamus by Vlaicu Ionescu and published in French : first, in 1976, The Message of Nostradamus on the Proletarian Era, and then, in 1987, Nostradamus. The Secret History of the World, finally, in 1993, The Last Wins of Nostradamus¸ fruit of a series of interviews with Marie-Thérèse de Brosses.

But we also give pride of place to the presentation of the Tetralogy, a project not yet realized, which should add to the Nostradamian studies already mentioned important contributions on cyclology and numerology. In order to give an idea of how Vlaicu Ionescu tackles these delicate questions, we are at the beginning of a chapter where there are two distinct chronologies contained in the Epistle to Henry Second of Nostradamus. Another aspect of these studies appears in an article by Vlaicu Ionescu published in the journal Atlantis in 1995 under the title "Saint John the Pythagorean. Some numerological and cyclological aspects of the Apocalypse ". Here Vlaicu Ionescu highlights the arrhythmosophical and Pythagorean dimension of St John’s text and his article combines references to musical theory and astrology. Finally, to give an idea of the final Nostradamian interpretations of Vlaicu Ionescu, we gather some elements which have for object the "Gesture of the Great Monarch", of which Vlaicu Ionescu fixed the birth at the time of the famous "nostradamic" eclipse of 11 August 1999.

JTC n° 2 - Annexe
Three Witnesses


Finally, there is an appendix to our previous article on "Three Witnesses to Tradition" (Jean Phaure, Raoul Auclair, Vlaicu Ionescu) and an interview with Silvia Chitimia in 2003 on the destinies of Romania and relations between astrology And traditional cyclology.