Prophecies: 4,000 Years of Prophets, Visionaries, and Predictions

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Surveys the phenomenon of prophecy throughout the world, ranging across all continents and a timespan of 4,000 years is a fascinating anthology of amazing and curious stories, including the prophecies of Nostradamus and clairvoyant dreams about the sinking of the Titanic and the Reichstag Fire in Berlin investigates the accuracy of past predictions, and considers those still to be fulfilled describes how the great predictive systems work -- including the I Ching, the Mayan prophecies, the Aztec calendar, the ...
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Overview

Surveys the phenomenon of prophecy throughout the world, ranging across all continents and a timespan of 4,000 years is a fascinating anthology of amazing and curious stories, including the prophecies of Nostradamus and clairvoyant dreams about the sinking of the Titanic and the Reichstag Fire in Berlin investigates the accuracy of past predictions, and considers those still to be fulfilled describes how the great predictive systems work -- including the I Ching, the Mayan prophecies, the Aztec calendar, the Tarot, and West African divination gives special coverage to prophets and visionaries such as the Delphic oracle, Merlin, Joan of Arc, John Dee, Tezcatlipoca (the Lord of the Smoking Mirror), Sitting Bull, Jacques Cazotte, Edgar Cayce, Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, and many more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641598609
  • Publisher: Thorsons/Element
  • Publication date: 10/1/1902
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 Mouthpieces of the gods 8
The Roots of Prophecy 10
The Old Testament Prophets 12
The Coming of the Messiah 14
The Reign of the Antichrist 16
The Apocalypse of St John 18
A Divine Madness 22
The Navel of the World 24
Visions of the Sibyl 28
The Mysteries of Pachacamac 30
The Apostle of the Third Age 32
The Papal Predictions 36
The Voices of Joan of Arc 38
The Blood-Stained Path to Heavenly Peace 40
Joseph Smith, the Latter-Day Prophet 42
Native American Holy Men 44
The Secrets of Fatima 48
Chapter 2 Dreams and premonitions 50
The Gods of Mesopotamia 52
Foretelling Pharaoh's Future 54
Aztec Visions of the Cataclysm 56
Premonitions of Death 58
Dreams that Foretold Disasters 62
The Sinking of the Titanic 66
An Experiment with Time 68
Chapter 3 Systems of divination 72
The Ancient Roots of Astrology 74
The Book of Changes 78
The Druids 82
Roman Augury 84
The Tarot 88
African Divination 92
Calendrical Systems of Mesoamerica 94
The Scryer's Art 98
A Plethora of Methods 102
Chapter 4 Seers and clairvoyants 104
Merlin the Prophet 106
Wizards and Wise Women 110
The Templar's Curse 114
Nostradamus and the Centuries 116
The Cazotte Prophecy 122
"Second Sight" in the Scottish Highlands 124
The Woman Clothed with the Sun 126
The Sleeping Prophet 128
The Hitler Prophecies 130
Chapter 5 Thinking the future 134
Leonardo, the Renaissance Visionary 136
Utopia and its Neighbours 138
Jules Verne and the Technological Imagination 142
The Prophet of the Modern Age 144
Prediction as Science 146
The Rise of Futurology 150
Further Reading 152
Index 154
Picture Credits 160
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