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Prophecies from different sources, times, and countries about world leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The author researched about 20 years about prophecy and included in this book what seems to be prophecies about the presidents who will be elected in 2012. Is 2012 a year of change?
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Overview

Prophecies from different sources, times, and countries about world leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The author researched about 20 years about prophecy and included in this book what seems to be prophecies about the presidents who will be elected in 2012. Is 2012 a year of change?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609420246
  • Publisher: International Alliance Pro-Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Author of Selected Prophecies and Prophets and Mother Shipton: Secrets, Lies, and Prophecies, Fabio R. de Araujo is a Brazilian Historian who researched 20 years about prophecies. In 2009 he had a book published in Germany (Prophezeiungen ├╝ber das Ende der Welt) about mythology and prophecies, which sold thousands of copies among the books about prophecies.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

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    Outstanding research. Concise, logical presentation. A good read.

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    Not only is 2012: The Year of The Changes a scholarly work but it is also eminently readable. It is obvious Mr. de Araujo has done exhaustive research over many years to bring us a concise compilation of prophesies about Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.

    His unbiased conclusions are presented in a format that is both informative and entertaining. He cites a lengthy list of documented sources which adds great credibility to his writing.

    Fabio R. de Araujo is not only a historian but he is also an accomplished linguist having an outstanding command of the English language as well as several others. This ability to read other languages allows him to explore many of the ancient prophecies in their original format, which in turn eliminates some of the errors introduced through translation.

    When I first opened the book I was a bit skeptical about prophecies in general and abut those concerning Presidents Obama and Putin in particular. I have read Nostradamus in the past and always found his prophetic writings to be open to wide interpretation. Fortunately for the reader, Mr. de Araujo does not fall in to the trap of predicting events based upon what a prophet might have been thinking at the time of the prophecy. However, he does present both sides to every story, positive and negative, and if he thinks a particular prophecy is a fake, he says so without reservation. These fantasy predictions he presents and debunks because they are being circulated as authentic prophecies. This, in my opinion, is one of the strong points of his writing and lends credibility to his research.

    If you are interested in the world-changing events that will take place in the year 2012, then this book should certainly be on your reading list.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    So timely, a "must read" for all interested in history, future, and how the government will affect their lives directly.

    Well written, insightful, well researched. It's very objective, and written so that the reader can read the facts and come to his/her own conclusions. Some might steer away from "prophecy" books, thinking they are religious or just the thoughts of the author's mind, but this book is not that at all. This writer is an excellent researcher and historian, and his writing style is very easy to read.
    I think everyone will be amazed at all of the information in this book. It's not just for those interested in prophecy, but those interested in politics and world affairs.
    Whether you are an Obama fan or not, everyone interested in history and in the future, and interested in how Obama's and Putin's positions might influence their life, need to read this. There are so many prophecies about Obama, but unfortunately, none in English, (the very language of people who need this information the most)...until now. I am grateful for this information and the lifetime of study the author went through to bring it to us in English, with such great timing.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    Fascinating history of prophecies!

    Admittedly, when I first picked up 2012 The Year of Changes: Prophecies about Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, other leaders, and the United States I was expecting it to be the ramblings of someone on the fringe. Oh how wrong I was! Author Fabio R. de Araujo is a historian, and 2012 is the culmination of years of his historical story-gathering, if you will, and is a wonderful erudite book about the history of the future.

    De Araujo begins 2012 with the history of prophecies in ancient civilizations and how people could gain control of others by heralding bogus prophecies or, more recently, forging them.

    Thankfully, de Araujo assures us that neither he nor anyone else knows if the prophecies he records will come true, and asks us to "Please view this work as nothing more than a curious compilation of prophecies about an American president, about a Russian President, and other issues related to the United States." With that said, we are free to enjoy reading these myriad prophecies about Obama, Putin, and the possibility of World War III with amusement along with the author, rather than incredulity about the author.

    Writing about how some prophecies are more believable than others, de Araujo tells us about a book written in 1898 called Futility, about an ocean liner named Titan that collides with an iceburg in an April night. More than 1,000 souls perish on the Titan due to too few lifeboats. Sound familiar?

    Closer to home, how about a 1926 book titled The Black President, predicting just that "in a year containing twos and an eight when the U.S. population would total 300 million." In this book he also predicts that "people will not go to the office everyday in a streetcar; they will work at home and will radiate the job done to the office." Sounds like e-mail to me! So far so good? Well, unfortunately, the book also predicts that whites will not accept the black president, that vehicles will no longer be necessary and that people will smoke from a distance. Go figure! Let's just hope the German prophet whom de Araujo quotes was wrong when he wrote in 1952 "Do you remember the 1929 crisis? A century later, it will come again. And it will be much worse, because it won't be only an economic crisis."

    Is Vladmir Putin the Antichrist? Will the world end in 2012? Is World War III imminent? Probably not, but what I can predict is that if you pick up 2012 The Year of Changes: Prophecies about Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, other leaders, and the United States you're sure to enjoy reading the surprising number of prophecies about all of these things and more!

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    An intriguing look at the future

    Much has been written about the historical significance of the year 2012. Did the Mayan civilization predict the end of the world or was it simply a resetting of their "long" calendar? In the new book, 2012: The Year of Changes, author Fabio R. de Araujo takes the investigation of various predictions a step further by looking at how 2012 impacts the leaders of, and countries of, the United States and Russia. Author de Araujo has spent 20 years gathering and studying prophecies from around the world. The results of his extensive research are neatly collected within the pages of this easy to read book. The author begins with a short introduction that looks at the history of prophecies, how leaders through the ages have twisted them in order to control the population, and even numerous examples of fabricated predictions. Finally, while some readers may suspect otherwise before reading the text, the author makes it clear that ".the book contains no political interest." He simply wishes to present the various prophecies, evaluate them, and let the reader decide for himself/herself. There are 18 chapters in 2012: The Year of Changes covering a vast array of predictions from the coming of the first black president in the United States to an economic crisis here in the States and Putin's rise to power in Russia. There are a significant number of footnotes, pointing to various books and websites, allowing the reader to investigate further many of the conclusions the author makes. The first few chapters of this prophecy book focus on the coming of Barack Obama. I had a bit of trouble getting into the discussion as it was, at times, unclear what the author was trying to say. For instance, in the first chapter, "A Fulfilled Prophecy: The 1926 Black President Prophecy," we first read how the human mind works in regards to the development of a story, and how that story might eventually turn into a prophecy. Then the text jumps to discussing the Titanic and a book called Futility, which may have predicted the cruise liner's sinking. Next, we're given a look at some of Jules Verne's works. I found myself wondering why this information was in a chapter discussing predictions about Obama until the author jumps to a discussion about a 1926 book about a black president. It was a very roundabout way to make a point about books predicting the future, without a lead-in, which would have helped the flow. Fortunately, after a few chapters, the author hits his stride and digs deep into some very interesting predictions. What I particularly liked about this book was that it shows both prophecies the author believes to be true and also many he feels are false, and how he came to those conclusions. In the chapter "Nostradamus and Mabus," de Araujo explains why some believe that "Mabus" is really Obama. How? Because, "Some experts believe Nostradamus adopted anagrams instead of proper names in his prophecies." The author shows how the name Mabus can be manipulated into the name Obama, which may strain credibility for some. What is quite interesting is how the author next analyses the various conclusions many scholars have come to regarding the name Mabus. The author's conclusion? "The only converging issue concerning Mabus seems to be that few agree about who he is." Quill says: An intriguing look at the future as predicted through innumerable prophecies.

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    Posted October 8, 2010

    An interesting look at the future.

    An interesting look at the future.

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