The reader is encouraged to lay down all preconceived biased opinions and consider only the facts. Truth based on the evidence should be your only consideration when evaluating Nostradamus and his ability to foretell events. The following quotes primarily come from the books entitled, The Prophecies of Nostradamus by Erika Cheetham published by G. His great popularity is apparent when one ponders that he is one of the few authors whose work has never been out of print for over four hundred years!
Did Nostradamus, the 16th-century French physician-turned-seer, predict the Sept. Numerous popular books and thousands of websites suggest that Nostradamus was a true prophetbut was he?
Nostradamus came from a Jewish family that converted to Catholicism before his birth. As he grew up, he studied medicine and astrology.
He became a respected physician in Aix, the capital of Provence, France, for minimizing the number of deaths from bubonic plague among local residents.
When he began studying the occult, he wrote an almanac, which was a fashionable thing to do in the day. Soon nobility and other prominent persons began asking him for horoscopes and psychic advice.
With this success, he continued to write a new almanac each year. The Prophecies Then he set to writing his book of 1, quatrains—a quatrain being four lines of a poetic stanza—which he called The Prophecies.
This work was first published in In it, he deliberately mixed words from different languages, which made his predictions so vague as to make them impossible to use in predicting the future.
It was only after an event that people could try to link what he had written with what had occurred. Furthermore, he was careful not to practice any magic arts in order to avoid being executed by the Catholic Church. His book got mixed reviews. Some thought he was a servant of evil, a fake or insane.
Others, including many of the elite, thought his quatrains were spiritually inspired prophecies. Most of his quatrains dealt with disasters, such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts and battles.
In the preface to The Prophecies, Nostradamus stated that his prophecies would extend from the time of his writing to the year Critics point out that there is no evidence in the academic literature to suggest that any of his quatrains have ever been interpreted as predicting a specific event before it occurred, other than in vague, general terms that could equally apply to any number of other events.
Nostradamus and the World Trade Center? First on its list of top 10, Listverse.
Some go so far as to mention New York City by name, and others describe flying metal machines. As you can see—neither of these things are actually mentioned in the true text. Many people say that the two great rocks are a reference to the planes used in the attack.
Arethusa was a mythological Nymph who turned into a fountain. The problem here is that Hister is a term used in the time of Nostradamus to describe the Danube river.
It does seem to describe a war that has some relation to Germany, but there is no way of connecting this to Hitler or the Second World War. In an open letter to Privy Chancellor Birague, June 15,he wrote: The Essential Biography for His th Birthday, p.
Still, admittedly, he was a diviner and practiced astrology. A diviner is someone who attempts to contact supernatural powers to determine answers to questions hidden to humans and usually involving the future. God long ago warned His people against listening to diviners: The Bible reveals the existence of evil spirits, led by Satanwho fill the earth with lies, superstitious beliefs and deceptions.
In the last years Nostradamus has not had a record of accurate fulfillment of his so-called prophecies. It is obvious that God did not call him to be a prophet nor speak through him to declare events that are happening in our generation.Sorted alphabetically by last name (with some monarchs and leaders sorted by their first names, e.g.
William the Silent). This article refers only to last words of persons who actually lived or are believed to have actually lived. Last words of fictional characters can be found in Fictional last.
The Occult Review (UK Edn) (incorporating 'The London Forum' Sept to April ) London Ralph Shirley. "'Nostradamus: A Life and Myth' is really the most definitive, evidential and carefully researched work about Nostradamus and his prophecies, and a must-read for anyone who is seriously interested in our future." —Professor Dr.
Hans Holzer, Author, Television Producer, Parapsychologist BIOGRAPHY John Hogue, defines himself as a "Rogue" Scholar.
Did God Send Nostradamus? Personal from David C. Pack, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief January 10, television programs. According to one scholar, “ Nostradamus is probably the only author who could claim that his work has never been out of print for over years, apart from the Bible.
let’s examine Nostradamus’ life.
Michel De. The Occult: Nostradamus, Druids, and Witches (With K. Li and S. Schwartz) The occult deals with supernatural forces, things that are beyond human understanding. A two-part translation of Jean-Charles de Fontbrune's Nostradamus: historien et prophète was published in , and John Hogue has published a number of books on Nostradamus from about , including Nostradamus and the Millennium: Predictions of the Future, Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies () and Nostradamus: A Life and Myth ().