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Title:
The mammoth book of Nostradamus and other prophets
Author:
Wilson, Damon.
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Publication Information:
New York : Carroll & Graf, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 548 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786706280
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Noted expert on the unexplained Damon Wilson selects a fascinating array of examples of foreknowledge: Nostradamus, perhaps the most prolific and accurate of them all; Mother Shipton, the sixteenth century woman who predicted cars and e-mail; Dr. John Dee, Queen Elizabeth's court magician; Jeane Dixon, the psychic who predicted the assassination of President Kennedy.


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Library Journal Review

British parapsychology expert Wilson promises to be as prolific as his father, Colin Wilson, on matters of the unexplained. This book concentrates on the prophesies of Nostradamus through the centuries, right up through the Gulf War, the fall of Russian communism, and the future. Wilson also provides comprehensive information on other, lesser-known prophets such as Mother Shipton and Kenneth Mackenzie (the Brahan seer). His opening chapter is a riveting look at Morgan Robertson's 1898 story, "The Wreck of the Titan," which allegedly prophesied the Titanic disaster. The history of oracles, especially the Delphic Oracle, dating back to around 1100 B.C.E., is discussed in detail. In addition to prophets, Wilson also looks at the uses of the I Ching and astrology as prophesying tools. None of this is new, but the book is packed with interesting information. Clear, well written, and reasonably priced, it belongs in all public libraries.ÄMarija Sanderling, Rochester P.L., NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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