The Riddle of Nostradamus

The Riddle of Nostradamus

In this book Georges Dumezil, renowned scholar of myth and religion, takes Nostradamus seriously in order to examine, for once, what happens if he is taken very seriously indeed.

Author: Georges Dumézil

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047490316

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Nostradamus (1503-66) is one of the most controversial writers of the Renaissance and one of the most widely read. Whatever his other accomplishments, he is best remembered as an enigmatic seer, the man who could foretell events, though he could not specify when in the future they would occur. Modern readers tend to view Nostradamus either as a relic from a superstitious age or as an inspired visionary. In this book Georges Dumezil, renowned scholar of myth and religion, takes Nostradamus seriously in order to examine, for once, what happens if he is taken very seriously indeed. Can one foresee the future, Dumezil asks, and fail to understand it?
Categories: Religion

The Essential Nostradamus

The Essential Nostradamus

DUMÉZIL, GEORGES. The Riddle of Nostradamus: A Critical Dialogue.
Translated by Betsy Wing. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
DUPÈBE, JEAN, ed. Nostradamus: Lettres inédites. Geneva: Droz, 1983.
FESTINGER ...

Author: Richard Smoley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649844

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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A handsome, compact new edition of the singularly reliable translation of the writings of history's most famous seer-now published with a new afterword on Nostradamus and 2012. The prophecies of Nostradamus have ignited intense fascination throughout the West since they were first published in the sixteenth century. These enigmatic quatrains have gained special meaning for many during our current countdown to the year 2012. The relationship between Nostradamus's prophecies and the Mayan prophecy of 2012 is hotly debated over the Internet and is the focus of today's most popular television documentaries. Now The Essential Nostradamus-the definitive literal translation of his key verses-is redesigned, reset, and repackaged in an affordable and beautifully produced Tarcher Cornerstone Edition. This volume features a brand-new afterword from translator/commentator Richard Smoley, critiquing the Nostradamus legacy in light of the Mayan prophecies about 2012. Smoley is one of today's most respected writers on esotericism, and his new afterword fully (and realistically) assesses the question of Nostradamus's prophecies in relation to 2012, engaging readers who are hungry to learn more and want help sorting fact from fiction. Perfect for any who are curious, and for scholars and students who want to understand the real content of these haunting verses, The Essential Nostradamus is the key sourcebook of its kind.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

All Religion Is Inter Religion

All Religion Is Inter Religion

So I browse bookshops; I serendipitously notice Dumézil's The Riddle of
Nostradamus in the window of the Magus Bookshop. I am delighted to discover
that this delicately arcane oddity was the last publication of the 86-year-old
Georges ...

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062221

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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All Religion Is Inter-Religion analyses the ways inter-religious relations have contributed both historically and philosophically to the constructions of the category of “religion” as a distinct subject of study. Regarded as contemporary classics, Steven M. Wasserstrom's Religion after Religion (1999) and Between Muslim and Jew (1995) provided a theoretical reorientation for the study of religion away from hierophanies and ultimacy, and toward lived history and deep pluralism. This book distills and systematizes this reorientation into nine theses on the study of religion. Drawing on these theses--and Wasserstrom's opus more generally--a distinguished group of his colleagues and former students demonstrate that religions can, and must, be understood through encounters in real time and space, through the complex relations they create and maintain between people, and between people and their pasts. The book also features an afterword by Wasserstrom himself, which poses nine riddles to students of religion based on his personal experiences working on religion at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Categories: Religion

The Curious History of the Riddle

The Curious History of the Riddle

National Treasure (film), 100, 103 “neck riddles,” 71 A New Model of the Universe
(P. D. Ouspensky), 121 The New-York Magazine, 67 Nizami, 31 Nostradamus, 55
NotPron (game), 100 Nowell Codex, 45 nursery rhymes,80, 84,94 ...

Author: Marcel Danesi Ph.D.

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9781577151982

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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The Curious History of the Riddle investigates the fascinating origin and history of the riddle, from the very first riddle (the Riddle of the Sphinx) to the twenty-first century, with riddles found in pop culture, including movies (Us), television shows (Game of Thrones) video games, and escape rooms. Riddles are ageless, timeless, and so common that we hardly ever reflect upon what they are and how they originated. Most importantly, their invention helped in the development of lateral thinking, the form of thinking that is the foundation of all kinds of discoveries, from mathematics to science and beyond. In The Curious History of the Riddle, puzzle expert Marcel Danesi delves deep into the riddle's origin and history and covers these fascinating topics: 1. The Riddle of the Sphinx: Origins, Legends, Patterns What creature walks on all fours at dawn, two at midday, and three at twilight? (answer: man) 2. The Greek Anthology and the Exeter Book: Medieval Views and Uses of Riddles This chapter looks at the spread of the riddle in recreational and educational contexts. 3. The Merry Book of Riddles: Riddles in the Renaissance By the late Renaissance, riddles were being tailored more and more to produce humorous or whimsical effects. 4. Enigmas, Charades, and Conundrums: Riddles from the 1600s to the Twentieth Century After the Renaissance, riddles had become virtually every literate European person’s favorite form of recreation, and were included as regular features of many newspapers and periodicals 5. The Twentieth Century: Riddles as Children’s Literature In the twentieth century, riddles became specialized for children, spreading throughout children’s literature and educational manuals. 6. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Riddles Go to the Movies and Online In this chapter, the focus is on riddles in various entertainment media, from best-selling novels such as Harry Potter, to movies, such as the Batman series. 7. Connections: Riddles and Rebuses This chapter explores the structure of rebuses as visual riddles, connecting them historically. Part history book, part puzzle book, The Curious History of the Riddle is fully illustrated with over 200 riddles interspersed throughout the text for solving.
Categories: Games & Activities

Nostradamus And Prophecies of The Next Milleneum

Nostradamus And Prophecies of The Next Milleneum

I have immense faith in the prophesies made by Nostradamus which I regard as
the riddle - ridden history of the future . In fact given in the terse and convoluted
terminology , these prophesies reveal the real history of future . I will try to prove ...

Author: A. K. Sharma

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 817182014X

Category: Prophecies (Occultism)

Page: 416

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Categories: Prophecies (Occultism)

The Nostradamus Prophecy

The Nostradamus Prophecy

The general ' s eyes flashed , “ Ah , but Vladivostok is key to answering the riddle
of who the state sponsor is . At first we thought the organizatsiya was just ... Now
we know better . The warheads were hauled The Nostradamus Prophecy / 91.

Author: John S. Powell

Publisher: Leisure Books

ISBN: 0843946520

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 497

Ex-CIA legend Friar Clarke joins forces with NEST, the Department of Energy's high tech nuclear SWAT team, to track down five thermonuclear warheads that were smuggled into the Outer Banks by a transnational cartel of Chechen mafia, militant Islamics, and a mysterious state sponsor
Categories: Fiction

Nostradamus

Nostradamus

The Next 50 Years : a New Translation Peter Lemesurier, Nostradamus. 1.32
Transferred shall be the Empire's power entire To a small spot which soon shall
grow apace – A tiny spot within a tiny shire – And at its heart his sceptre he shall
 ...

Author: Peter Lemesurier

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 042514433X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 297

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Collects new translations of the prophecies of Nostradamus, including foretellings of military forces moving from Asia into Europe through the Middle East, severe flooding in many parts of the world, and a long period of peace and prosperity.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Conversations with Nostradamus Volume 3

Conversations with Nostradamus  Volume 3

Nostradamus (Spirit), Dolores Cannon ... P: I perceive Nostradamus wanting to
explain and I only want to repeat, if I can, what he says, and not give my own
speculations. This was obviously a riddle on purpose, and it relates to the church.

Author: Nostradamus (Spirit)

Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 9780963277619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 366

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This volume contains 143 quatrains interpreted by the great master Nostradamus himself. Dolores Cannon is a regressionist and psychic researcher who has developed her own unique method of hypnosis that has enabled her to gain the most efficient release of information from her subjects. Since 1979, she has regressed and catalogued information gained from hundreds of volunteers.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Nostradamus and the New Millennium

Nostradamus and the New Millennium

1850 1860 1570 1870 1530 NOSTRADAMUS AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM
presents a radical new 1590 . look at Nostradamus and his work . Much of the
enigma of 1890 these writings is in the riddle of dating , which has meant that the
1900 ...

Author: Michael Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1858684749

Category: Millenium

Page: 128

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Based upon a more optimistic outlook than mo st books that delve into the prophecies of 16th century seer, Nostradamus, this study challenges many of the traditional views put forward regarding his predictions. '
Categories: Millenium

Nostradamus 2000

Nostradamus 2000

NOSTRADAMUS 2000 presents a radical new look at Nostradamus and his
work . Much of the enigma of these writings is in the riddle of dating , which has
meant that the individual prophecies are open to infinite interpretation . Michael ...

Author: Damon Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1581730446

Category: Prophecies (Occultism)

Page: 128

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The author applies a new dating system to the predictions of Nostradamus in order to present detailed prophecies of what the 21st century may hold in store.
Categories: Prophecies (Occultism)

Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca

00 cloth of the Riddle of Nostradamus A Critical Dialogue Georges Dumézil
translated by Betsy Wing At the beginning of the nineteenth century ,
commentators on Nostradamus found a quatrain that seemed to predict the arrest
of Louis XVI as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061295955

Category: College teachers

Page:

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Categories: College teachers

Nostradamus Countdown to Apocalypse

Nostradamus  Countdown to Apocalypse

Increasingly it seemed to me that I held the key to the riddle , and yet I felt even
more ignorant and inadequately equipped to grasp the amazing intelligence
demonstrated throughout Nostradamus ' work . If , from the letter he wrote on í
March ...

Author: Jean-Charles de Fontbrune

Publisher: Hutchinson Radius

ISBN: UOM:39015052931170

Category: Prophecies

Page: 453

View: 223

Categories: Prophecies

Plato s Rhapsody and Homer s Music

Plato s Rhapsody and Homer s Music

Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece : Cult , Performance , Politics . Cambridge .
Dumézil , G . 1984 . “ . . . Le moyne noir en gris dedans Varennes . ” Paris . - - - .
1999 . The Riddle of Nostradamus : A Critical Dialogue . Translated by B . Wing ...

Author: Francis Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Director Center for Hellenic Studies Gregory Nagy

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

ISBN: UOM:39015056478764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

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This book examines the overall testimony of Plato as an expert about the cultural legacy of these Homeric performances. Plato's fine ear for language--in this case the technical language of high-class artisans like rhapsodes--picks up on a variety of authentic expressions that echo the talk of rhapsodes as they once practiced their art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Bibliographic Guide to Psychology

Bibliographic Guide to Psychology

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064461281

Category: Occultism

Page:

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Categories: Occultism

The Prophecies and Enigmas of Nostradamus

The Prophecies and Enigmas of Nostradamus

Nostradamus Liberté E. LeVert. Se viendra rendre aux ... Much the most likely ,
though , is that Nostradamus is using the same riddle technique as elsewhere ,
and is working with the actual words rather than concepts . The half would refer to
 ...

Author: Nostradamus

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035673537

Category: Astrology

Page: 257

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Categories: Astrology

The Riddle of the Scrolls

The Riddle of the Scrolls

That does not prevent the appearance of new interpretations of the Book of
Habakkuk whenever there is another war, in the same way as there are
published the predictions of Isaiah, Daniel, St. Odile, or the quatrains of
Nostradamus, always ...

Author: Henri E. Del Medico

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025461828

Category: Damascus document

Page: 432

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Categories: Damascus document

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine

Of course not , if Edipus be in so great a hurry that he will not give himself time
enough to read the riddle that has been clothed under a form more or less
obscure , for ... This conveys a great propriety to the words selected by
Nostradamus .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011541737

Category: English periodicals

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Categories: English periodicals

Precarious Balances

Precarious Balances

Ever since , the metaphors and riddles of Nostradamus have been minutely
interpreted by fascinated scholars . Whether they have any validity is less to the
point of this book than the image problem they have subsequently created for an
 ...

Author: Charles Stewart Goodwin

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39076001987291

Category: History

Page: 523

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Precarious Balances: The Middle Ages of the Next Millennium explores a comparison of the present century and the next with the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, as a period of transition from one type of civilization to another. Goodwin compares the present socio-political trends with those of medieval Europe that developed the philosophy and the institutions that have dominated the last 500 years. He portrays the struggle between the choices that can be made and the potential effects they can have, discerning between what can and cannot be controlled. Goodwin proposes plausible alternatives to short term policies that may avoid the long term adversity he envisions now. He points out the downplayed realities of the twentieth century, a period dominated by technological achievement and the affluence of some, that actually was dominated by violence and a widening of wealth gaps. This pattern, he predicts, will lead to a new feudalism if action is not taken to redirect the socio-political tendencies now in place.
Categories: History