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Prophecies of Nostradamus

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A classic of the occult and astrological literature, The Prophecies of Nostradamus seems even more timely with the recent happenings in the Middle East. This highly literate edition is translated and interpreted by the Oxford scholar Erika Cheetham.
Paperback, 439 pages
Published May 15th 1975 by Perigee Trade (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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Foad
پيشگويى هاى نوستراداموس

١. علوم خفيه
شب هنگام
در كتابخانه اى پنهانى
به تنهايى نشسته ام
شعاعى باريك
از ژرفاى خلأ بيرون مى جهد
صدايى بر مى خيزد
در ردايم به لرزه مى آيم:
خداوند نزديكم نشسته است!

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James Swenson
Mar 12, 2012 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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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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Dani (The Pluviophile Writer)
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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J. Kahele
Rambling...way too much. I was very disappointed.
Lammoth
Oct 18, 2012 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
C
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ohhlallaaa back to the future, there and here again! amazing alchemist,
mon bien-aimé sage, michel de nostredame
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
Jun 29, 2014 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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azhar
Apr 18, 2007 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...
Hayder
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
نوستراداموس عبقري من ناحية انه يترك كلامه مبهما يحتمل عدة تأويلات كما انه يستخدم تأثير بارنوم،. ولو قال نوستراداموس ان كتابه منزل من الاله لوجدنا مراكز للأعجاز تشرح كيفية لوي عنق نصوصه كي تنطبق على الاحداث والعلوم، لأنها ببساطة من نوع النصوص الرمزية التي تقبل عدد لا محدود من التأويلات.
انا لو كنت قرأت رباعياته بلغتها الأم لأعطيتها تقييما اعلى لكني اقيم على قدر فهمي واستذاقتي لما هو متوفر.
Bashar Alhamwi
Dec 31, 2014 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
Nandakishore Varma
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!
إسلام عماد
الترجمه ضعيفة بعض الشئ, ولكن التفسيرات جائت مرضية قليلاً
Andreas Schmidt
Jul 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Preface would suffice
Credo che l'introduzione sia tutto dire delle "Profezie" di Nostradamus. Anche a volerle leggere con tutta la buona volontà di questo pianeta, non hanno alcun significato; inutile soffermarsi sul fatto se, effettivamente, Nostradamus poteva vedere il futuro. Egli parla del mondo che conosce: Francia, Inghilterra, Germania, Italia, Francia e quel che era noto a oriente. Che trattasi in fondo delle conoscenze degli uomini dotti del Quindicesimo secolo. Dunque, se anche Nostrad
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Mari
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Krystle
Well, I can certainly say that I've read Nostradamus now.

And it was just as vague and meandering as I had been expecting.

The Appendix (which is a quick look at reading these prophecies over the centuries) is what makes this so interesting. From a 'people will always try to force their favored interpretation' sort of angle.
Darth
Jul 11, 2013 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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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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Joel Mitchell
Jan 15, 2016 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
Steven Belanger
Jul 12, 2010 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
Michael
Feb 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 predictio ...more
Tom
Jan 15, 2016 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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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
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.
Becky
Sep 08, 2012 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.
Jeraviz
Oct 30, 2013 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.
Gaile
Sep 01, 2010 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.
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