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The Prophecies of Nostradamus

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In The Prophecies he compiled his collection of major,
long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555. The second,
with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557. The third edition, with
three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but now only
survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after his death in
1568. Th

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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published May 4th 1555)
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Huda Yahya


صدق.. كذب..تلاعب بالكلمات..
خرافات.. توقٌ لهذا الذي لا نعرف

أيا كانت الحقيقة
قراءة هذه التنبؤات متعة في ذاتها
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المرة الأولى التي قرأت فيها عن هذا الرجل الغامض
كانت في كتب الراحل أنيس منصور
وهذا ما دفعني لقراءة الكتاب فورا
وقت رؤيته في المكتبة العامة من أعوام طويلة

ولكن قراءة الكتاب وحدها لا تكفي
فالقراءة عنه أهم
كي تعرف كيف تقرؤه أصلا
فمثلا فرنسا عند نوستراداموس هي رمز الغرب
إيطاليا هي العالم المسيحي و أمريكا هي إسبانيا

وكان علي قراءته الإنجليزية مجددا
والبحث عن عدة مصادر كي أفهم أكثر

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Dani (The Pluviophile Reader)
I had been really looking forward to reading this book for sometime and I'm sad to say that I was slightly disappointed.

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
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James Swenson
Mar 12, 2012 James Swenson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: started
Let's take a page at random. There are 168 pips in a set of double-six dominoes, so we turn to page 168. On that page, we select quatrain 69, because 1+8=9, so that page 168 indicates 69 hermetically, and because the digits in the number 69 are symbolic of Cancer, astrologically:

Cancer astrological symbol

The psychic significance of this quatrain thus established, we discover a genuine prophecy!


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 shal
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Lammoth
Oct 18, 2012 Lammoth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
След няколкодневни анализи на пророчествата на Нострадамус и разшифроване на четиристишията му, най-сетне успях да разбия кодовете и да разкрия неговите предвиждания за следващите месеци и за цялата 2013 година:

Декември, 2012
21.12.2012
Цял свят очаква краят на света. Никъде нищо не се случва, освен на едно място - в България. Там е регистрирано поредно земетресение с магнитуд 7 по Рихтер. Оказва се, че Искра Фидосова е скачала на батут във вилата си, който се скъсал.
Мит Ромни печели изборите в СА
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Esraa soso
كل واحد مفسر التنبؤات ع كيفو -_- !

كذب المنجمون ولو صدقوا
جابر طاحون

"سيندم الملك بعد فوات الأوان
على انه لم يعدم خصمه:
ولكنه سرعان ما سيوافق على أشياء اعظم،
ستؤدي إلى انقراض سلسلة نسبه بكاملها."

"بهيمة في المسرح يعد المشهد والحبكة.
أفعال الأيام السالفة ترفع من شأن المؤلف،
الطوائف المنشقة تضع العالم في حالة اضطراب"

"و حسرتاه، كيف سنرى أمة عظيمة تتعذب إلى هذا الحد،
والقانون المقدس في خراب تام."


"وستبدو السماء غير عادلة في البر والبحر والجو.
طوائف، مجاعة، ممالك، أوبئة، اضطراب"
"يقضى على الأوبئة، ويصبح العالم اصغر،
وستسكن الأرض مدة طويلة بسلام
سيسافر الناس بأمان عبر السماء،
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Marwan
Dec 21, 2014 Marwan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on, others
الحقيقة لم أفلح فى فهم أى شىء و لم استطع أكمال الكتاب قهو مليىء بالقصص الوهمية التى يمكن تطبيقها على أى شىء يريده الباحث .
هل المشكلة فى الترجمة؟ أم فى قلة الحواشى , على كل حال الكتاب بالنسبة لى يعتبر ملىء بسخافات و لغط القرون الوسطى. ما أعرفه أن الأعلام العالمى و هو موجه بشكل غير مباشر من صناع القرار فى الدول العظمى أستخدموه فيما يتعلق بأحداث الشرق الأوسط و بالتحديد ضد صدام حسين و ذلك لتخويف الرأى العام منه و هذا يكفينى لأحكم عليه بكونه هراء, فالواضح أنه أداة أعلامية رخيصة و الأهم فى النهاية لم
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Nicolo Yu
A very interesting book to say the least. This is a volume that needs to be reissued to fit modern times.

This translation of Nostradamus' prophecies came at a time when the stated date of his armageddon was nigh. More than a decade has passed, but people should still be wary. The French mystic had an uncanny ability for prognostication and though he wasn't a hundred percent accurate it was still scary close. That was reason enough for people in the centuries after his death to study his more ob
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Bashar Alhamwi
Jan 01, 2015 Bashar Alhamwi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
انا لا أومن بالتنبؤات او التنجيم ..ولكن احد الاصدقاء نصحني بالكتاب و قال انه تم التنبؤ باغتيال كندي و احداث برج التجارة العالمي ...قرات القليل و لم استطع اكماله ...كتاب غامض و تافه مليء بالخرافات التي يمكن تفسيرها كيفما اتفق و بطريقة عشوائية ,,لا انصح ابدا بقراة الكتاب
Ahmed Ziada
Jul 01, 2013 Ahmed Ziada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب ده وانت بتقرأه لازم تكون قاعد على النت, علشان تدور على الأحداث الخاصه بكل نبوءه, عالم تاني خالص بتشوفه في الكتاب ده, عراف قدر يشوف المستقبل بطريقه مدهشه
Joel Mitchell
Jan 16, 2016 Joel Mitchell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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." ...more
إسلام عماد
الترجمه ضعيفة بعض الشئ, ولكن التفسيرات جائت مرضية قليلاً
Fin Zy
Nov 21, 2014 Fin Zy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't believe in fortune telling, nor the world needs some sort of prophecies from the past to tell what will happened in the future. A quatrain, 5/41 -1999 (sorry for not using some proper medieval Latin spelling);

Nay souz les umbres et journee nocturne
Sera en rege et bonte souveraine
Fera renaistre son sang de l'antique urne,
renouvellant siecle d'or pour l'aerain

He predicted that an eclipse on 11/8/1999, a savior will be born when the the sun views is blotted. This savior will lead the world
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University of Chicago Magazine
Stephane Gerson, AM'92, PhD'97
Coeditor

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 meltd
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Darth
Jul 11, 2013 Darth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 e
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Tom
Jan 15, 2016 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wierdness
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
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Steven Belanger
Jul 12, 2010 Steven Belanger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 trans ...more
Morgan
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 ...more
Kenny
Nov 13, 2015 Kenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
worth a read but a Load of old tosh really
Veronica
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احمد اسماعيل
للاسف هرى
azhar
Apr 18, 2007 azhar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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...
Becky
Sep 29, 2012 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Melisa Blankenship
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.
Jeraviz
Oct 30, 2013 Jeraviz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Siempre me han atraído los mitos y leyendas que rodean a las profecías de Nostradamus, pero una vez leídas tampoco parecen nada del otro mundo. Pueden ser originales, ciertas, inciertas o simplemente aburridas. Pero hay que reconocer que es un clásico que todos los curiosos sobre estos temas han de leer.
Tessa
Jan 01, 2016 Tessa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this out of jest more than I did out of seriousness. Prophecies can be fun to think about, that doesn't mean you have to believe them. If you want to scratch your head and laugh, read over these and I guarantee you more than half of them won't make any sense.
Natajia
Aug 21, 2012 Natajia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Gaile
Sep 01, 2010 Gaile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Denise
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.
James Violand
Dec 04, 2015 James Violand rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seers.
Shelves: own
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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Michel de Nostredame (14 December or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties ("The Prophecies"), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of ...more
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