9781906787134

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

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    9781906787134

  • ISBN10:

    1906787131

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-05
  • Publisher: Watkins
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Summary

From the diviners consulted by Chinese emperors to modern visions of catastrophe, this overview of prophecy encompasses 4,000 years of world history. It's a fascinating anthology of amazing storiesincluding clairvoyant dreams about the sinking of the Titanic. Find out whether past visions of the future have turned out to be accurate, and trace the continuity of the prophetic tradition from ancient shamans and soothsayers through Egyptian dream analysis, Greek oracles and Roman auguries, messianic visionaries, Aztec prophecies of cataclysms, Nostradamus's "Centuries," the futurism of H. G. Wells, and beyond. - Learn how the great predictive systems work, including the I Ching, Mayan prophecies, the Aztec calendar, the Tarot, and West African divination - Offers special coverage of prophets and visionaries such as the Delphic Oracle, Merlin, Joan of Arc, Tezcatlipoca (the Lord of the Smoking Mirror), Sitting Bull, Edgar Cayce, Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, and more

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