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Profezie di Nostradamus

Prophecies of Nostradamus
Da Nostradamus
Recensioni: 27 | Valutazione complessiva: Male
Questa edizione della New Albion Press contiene tutti e dieci i "secoli", o gruppi di 100 quartine, che compongono le Profezie, è illustrato con dipinti contemporanei e xilografie, nonché illustrazioni successive, e include le lettere di Nostradamus a suo figlio Cesare e ad Henri II re di Francia.


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Ruffina Perdeep

Diamo una pagina a caso. Ci sono 168 pips in un set di doppio-sei domino, quindi passiamo alla pagina 168. In quella pagina, selezioniamo la quartina 69, perché 1 + 8 = 9, quindi quella pagina 168 indica 69 ermeticamente e perché le cifre nella il numero 69 è simbolico del cancro, astrologicamente:

Simbolo astrologico del cancro

Il significato psichico di questa quartina così stabilito, scopriamo una vera profezia!

The great one shall be no more in a false sleep,

The restlessness shall take rest,

He shall raise an army of gold and azure

He shall conquer Africa and gnaw it to the bone.

"The great one" qui è un riferimento alla guardia Trey Burke, che ha segnato trenta punti per guidare il Michigan (mais e blu) sul Minnesota, 73-69, negli straordinari, nei quarti di finale di un torneo di basket maschile Big Ten il 9 marzo 2012. Nostradamus è incredibilmente preciso nel prevedere "irrequietezza" di Burke - ha giocato tutti i 45 minuti. (casella di punteggio) Burke "si riposa" dopo la semifinale, vinto 77-55 dallo Stato dell'Ohio. Viene descritto come "rosicchiare fino all'osso" per chiarire ulteriormente l'allusione ai Wolverini. "Africa" ​​si riferisce al capo allenatore dei Golden Gopher, Tubby Smith, che è afro-americano.

Henry C. Roberts scrisse alcune sciocchezze associando questa quartina alla seconda guerra mondiale; forse la sua visione profetica lo ha deluso.

*** segue una recensione seria ***

L'apoteosi della malattia mentale, raggiunta con grande sforzo da generazioni di truffatori e sciocchi creduloni.
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Fotinas Spartichino

Un libro molto interessante per non dire altro. Questo è un volume che deve essere ristampato per adattarsi ai tempi moderni.

Questa traduzione delle profezie di Nostradamus arrivò in un momento in cui la data dichiarata del suo armageddon era vicina. È passato più di un decennio, ma le persone dovrebbero essere ancora caute. Il mistico francese aveva un'incredibile capacità di pronostico e sebbene non fosse preciso al cento per cento, era ancora spaventosamente vicino. Questa era una ragione sufficiente per le persone nei secoli successivi alla sua morte per studiare le sue quartine più oscure e ancora attive.

Non sono certo della mia interpretazione, ma sembrava che persino Nostradamus avesse predetto l'9 settembre e l'avvento di Osama bin Laden e Al Qaeda; l'ascesa della Cina e il recente tracollo economico globale. Leggi e vedi cosa ne pensi.
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Marcos Leehy

Non vedevo l'ora di leggere questo libro da un po 'di tempo e sono triste di dire che sono stato leggermente deluso.

I enjoyed the introduction that Nostradamus wrote for his son and King Henry as they gave me an insight to Nostradamus as a person and to a small extent the way in which he came up with prophecies and how he himself did not consider himself a prophet. What was surprising to me was the prophecies themselves as they are written in verses like a poem which I didn't expect. While the prophecies themselves are not poorly written I felt that I was reading a riddle through the entire book or like reading a book without ever determining the context of it just because I wasn't able to visualize or pin point any historical events myself. Nostradamus' period of reference (the 15th century) didn't work to his advantage when writing about centuries to come as much of his references had to do with monarchy which, no longer exists and hasn't existed for some time.

I think if I were to have a reference novel or research paper to accompany me while I read this I would have been able to take a lot more away from this book. In saying that, I now have a strong desire to read some essays and books by people who have taken the time to analyze this work properly so that I pursue what I properly missed by reading this book on my own.
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Kendra Mittelstaedt

I think the predictions are silly, and the interpretations far-fetched; but some of the quatrains are spooky. So as a horror afficionado I enjoyed it!
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Renaud Slough

ohhlallaaa back to the future, there and here again! amazing alchemist,
mon bien-aimé sage, michel de nostredame
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Kahle Stryjewski

spooky!...i used to read this book all the time when i was little...basically i was trying to see if nas (his street name) had prophecized about stuff like what day my schoolbus would be late, or when my teacher would call in sick so i wouldn't have to study for the exam scheduled to be given that day--you know, that kinda stuff...looking back on it now that i'm (much) older and (somewhat) wiser, i realize the guy was just talking to jinn...big deal...
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Kei Bearman

Urgh, finally done with this incredibly boring book. Please note that this review is of Cheethams version. A boring but educational read. The education comes from seeing how silly it is to pay heed to these prophecies. I have to admit I am almost impressed by how creative and desperate some people have been to make some of these prophecies fit historical events. No need to dwell on how tenous the relation between the events the prophecies are in most cases, but it laughable to read Cheethams own attempts making predictions based on the prophecies. According to her WWIII should start in the mid 80s, the third antichrist should have come 20 or so years ago and New York is supposed to be destroyed by now... Only possible reason to read this book, would be to destroy any notions one has whether the prophecies should be taken seriously...
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Koblick Rajendra

This has got to be one of the greatest examples of people reading into what isn't there that I've ever seen, even greater than what people do to the Bible, horoscopes, and Shakespeare. Any reasonable reading would find these prophecies far too specific and irrelevant to the modern day to be useful, but the desire to make sense of our chaotic world is so strong that thousands sort of will themselves to believe one guy with no particular other talents could foresee five hundred years of human history. They find themselves saying "Well, that's just a metaphor" and "isn't it amazing this one four-line quote of a giant work, if you squint and mistranslate it just right, looks like it could have predicted this present-day thing?" No, it isn't.
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Lawtun Wanke

I have read and i liked his style in describing future events. A clever style, he used the expressions and details of the sixteenth century to reflect future events, especially how he described the events of the twentieth century. However, there is some ambiguity in his style, either a weakness in his astrological and occultism ability to prove the accuracy of details either as a means of escaping the reputation of a "magician" and thus escaping from the Inquisition.
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Gerger Manormapal

Now that I have read the quatrains, I am persuaded that these lines can be applied, interpreted, and re-interpreted any which way the reader wishes to 'bend' the meaning. For example, we can construe the prophecy of a bride offended by the mother-in-law and husband and turns out more pitiable than the latter to Charles/Diana or many other European marriages.
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Groh Nyhan


I don’t know what I was expecting, but Nostradamus has so much hype as to how he predicts the future, but these predictions are SO vague, obviously you can twist it around to fit the events. Much like any religion IMO
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Augustin Bienfang


It’s okay if you are into Nostradamus, this was written in 1555. Interesting to see what he wrote down back then
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Clarey Quinn

This is not the easiest read, especially when you are con- reading it with a nine year old but it is a quite remarkable read, just not that fun.
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McGean Giraldo

Definitely a tome written by and for the true believer in Nostradamus.
There is not the slightest attempt to be in any way impartial, at one point going so far as to include in writing that the original editor (the current revisions grandfather) had it in his mind that he was the reincarnation of Michel.

I think these kinds of books can be interesting if approached with the right mindset. Who hasnt had a curiosity about the occult, and wondered if there was anything to it, or even just wanted to explore it as an entertainment.

This volume fails on all scores for me personally. I think it lost a lot of credibility for me, when the introductions (there are a few) mention how the quatrains were re-translated and re-interpreted. I played telephone as a kid. I know that more often than not, a "RE-TRANSLATION" by someone even FURTHER removed from source is pretty unlikely to yield anything CLOSER to the original. And "RE-INTERPRETATION" to me sounds an awful lot like just trying to find something to cram into line and say the original author meant.
I do not remember every instance from the book, but there was a great example on the one that is talking about a King in the west, and the city of Condone, and prisoners going free.
This they decided was about Rodney King.
Just so unrelated and such a stretch to even begin to try and cram the "meaning" with the original text, no matter how vague - and the Nostradamus centuries are NOTHING if not vague

I guess at the end of the day, the lesson is there, and clear for all to see. If you are interested in silly nonsense, and read a book about silly nonsense, you shouldnt complain when what you find is silly nonsense...
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Elmaleh Schebel

Stephane Gerson, AM'92, PhD'97

From the coeditor: "The first major literary presentation of Nostradamus's Prophecies, newly translated and edited by prizewinning scholars.

"The mysterious quatrains of the sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus have long proved captivating for their predictions. Nostradamus has been credited with anticipating the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, as the world grapples with financial meltdowns, global terrorism, and environmental disasters—as well as the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on December 21, 2012—his prophecies of doom have assumed heightened relevance.

"How has The Prophecies outlasted most books from the Renaissance? This edition considers its legacy in terms of the poetics of the quatrains, published here in a brilliant new translation and with introductory material and notes mapping the cultural, political, and historical forces that resonate throughout Nostradamus's epic, giving it its visionary power."
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Koffman Rego

I only managed to struggle through about half of this. Nostradamus' predictions, all in the form of quatrains are mostly so vague that they could apply to just about anything. When one or two lines of a quatrain vaguely match something in later history (make enough predictions about conflict in Europe and some of them are bound to match up with the next few hundred years of history) the other two or three lines and any contradictory details are ignored and it is hailed as a "fulfilled prophecy." The "interpretations" given along with the quatrains are so arbitrary that the same verse is said to predict the death of a 17th century noble and of Bruce Lee's son. Absolutely ridiculous rubbish.
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Marigolde Brannock

I started writing Apocalypse after reading this book, when I was 14. Very creepy at times; puzzling at others. For those who think that anyone can write gibberish and then readers can "see" in it whatever they want, I urge a review of the book's--and author's--history. The guy could certainly see something. If he could, it proves that history (aka fate and time) is interconnected and linear. That view led to my (so far only) published short story, "Hide the Weird." Cheetham does a good job translating and editing and occasionally commenting, but there's scant scholarship for these translations. I doubt anyone's radically differs.
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Pammi Cretella

I actually had a version from the '70s, and it's really funny to look at the translations and what they actually are supposed to mean, and then compare that to the zeitgeist of the times that it was edited. There was one in the 10th decade where he mentions something about a king returning around the time of the "apocalypse", and the word he uses refers to an Eastern influence, and the translator/editor is wondering if this is a Chinese attack, a Russian, or something like that, and here we are thirty years later with our problems in the Middle East.
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Daven Louras

I can't believe people actually believe this crap. The "prophesies" are extremely vague and could apply to any time in any era. He claims they're vague so people don't try to avoid them coming true and change the future. Yeah, I'm sure that's it. It has nothing to do with the fact that you're a QUACK. It's the same technique used by modern psychics: Make a bunch of vague predictions, hope most come true, and claim the rest are yet to come. This is why he gave a 2000 year window for his predictions to come true. What a load of crap.
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Hilliary Trentz

Remember picking up this book way back when just to see what all the hub-bub was about Nostradamus and his "amazing predictions". My overall impression: meh... Not that it isn't kind of fun to read the quatrains and imagine what they might mean. But imagine is all you really can do. Claiming to know with some authority that they mean anything specific is pretty laughable.

What does kind of amaze me is that I still have this darn thing in my possession after all these years. Is it possible that I might be a book hoarder??
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Puri Klatte

Nostradamus's "predictions" are way too obscure to actually pull events/dates/times out of them. Most of the interpretations in the book are far-fetched and many don't make sense at all. While it was an interesting read, the author's supposed interpretations/explanations didn't really do much to clear up the confusion surrounding Nostradamus's actual verses.
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Hendrickson Lingerfelter

They all started to sound the same to me. My copy had possible interpretations that (while some seemed spookily real) mostly came across as ghost story hype in that the poems of Nostradamus are so vague they could be applied to anything, but they're being applied to the Kennedy assassination and other American events.
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Flori Cowans

Couldn't survive it. This is more of a reference book if you want to look up specific quatrains. These are so vague that they can really refer to many different happenings throughout history, and Henry Roberts usually goes with the lamest one.
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Rother Bielski

Talk about hiding in plain sight. Nostradamus was a wanted man and so he changed his last name. In Latin, Nostradamus means our ladies so the actual title of this book would be The Prophecies Of Our Ladies. Read The Book Of Love by Kathleen McGowan.
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Deane Monasterio

The book reads like a long list of fortune cookie predictions that are far too general to mean anything. Information about his life is interesting and can be found for free on Wikipedia. Skip this book, it isn't worth the time.
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Lauro Tardie

Nostradamus wrote such enigmatic quatrains that it's anyone's guess what he meant. Then throw in a translator and who knows what he said? If you like to discover meaning in what could be meaningless, read this book.
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Teador Langi

Very interesting read. The greatest of all the modern prophets' visions are told and translated here. Very recommended

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