If so, Peter Lemesurier's revelation that he was really just an ordinary man using an equally ordinary technique may come as a shock.
Author: Peter Lemesurier
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you think Nostradamus, the famous 16th century "Prophet of Provence," was some kind of magician, perhaps a doctor, astrologer, and seer, too? If so, Peter Lemesurier's revelation that he was really just an ordinary man using an equally ordinary technique may come as a shock. After re-examining the original sources, Lemesurier concludes that Nostradamus was in fact neither a doctor nor an astrologer, nor even (by his own admission) a prophet. He merely believed that history repeats itself, thus and projected known past events onto the future. To do so, he used the process of bibliomancy—randomly selecting extracts of randomly chosen books, then claiming "divine inspiration." Unsurprisingly, he has almost never been proved right.
Edgar Leoni, Nostradamus and His Prophecies (Mineola: Dover Publications,
2000), 15-22, 87, 89. 390. Ibid. ... Peter Lemesurier, Nostradamus, Bibliomancer:
The Man, the Myth, the Truth (Pompton Plains: Career Press, 2010), 80-8, 91.
Author: Catalin Negru
Every generation of people think that their problems are the most important ever. As history flows without interruption and doomsday scenarios fail, the following generations focus on their own contemporary events, ignoring or underestimating the past. In this way people always see "signs" in their times and the end of the world is constantly a fresh subject.
There are literally hundreds of books, and even more websites, about
Nostradamus—some crazy, and others serious ... Grosset and Dunlap, 1972
Lemesurier, Peter, Nostradamus, Bibliomancer, New Page Books, 2010
Lemesurier, Peter, The ...
Author: John Matthews
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In 1994 a researcher working in the Italian National Library in Rome discovered a manuscript containing 80 mysterious paintings, believed to have been devised by the mysterious prophet Michael de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. The manuscript, never published in his lifetime, was handed down to his son who later presented it to Pope Urban VIII. After that it remained forgotten and neglected. A brief glance at these extraordinary images shows how heavily they draw on the symbolism of Tarot. It is the belief of Tarot experts, Matthews and Kinghan, that Nostradamus was designing his own set of cards, drawing upon the visionary insights gleaned from his prophetic writings and visions. Now this Tarot has been brought to fruition by two modern experts and its secrets revealed for the first time. Visionary artist Wil Kinghan and New York Times best-selling author and longtime student of Tarot, John Matthews have devised a deck which incorporates Nostradamus' own images, fully updated to make what will surely be judged one of the most important decks of this age. Tarot Cards are not included in the Ebook Edition.