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

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Duncan Baird Publishers, Dec 19, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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Discover how accurate past visions of the future have turned out to be and explore the continuity of the prophetic tradition. This is a fascinating anthology of amazing and curious stories - such as clairvoyant dreams about the sinking of the Titanic and the Reichstaag Fire in Berlin. It includes features on ancient shamans and soothsayers, Egyptian dream analysis, Greek oracles and Roman auguries, the ancient roots of astrology, messianic visionaries, medieval seers, African systems of divination, Aztec prophecies of cataclysms, the mysteries of Pachacamac, Nostradamus and his "Centuries" and the futurism of H. G. Wells.

 

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Contents

Introduction
PART ONE MOUTHPIECES OF THE GODS
The Roots of Prophecy
The Old Testament Prophets
The Coming of the Messiah
The Reign of the Antichrist
The Apocalypse of St John
A Divine Madness
Roman Augury
The Ancient Roots of Astrology
The Book of Changes
The Druids
The Tarot
African Divination
Calendrical Systems of Mesoamerica
The Scryers

The Navel of the World
Visions of the Sibyl
The Mysteries of Pachacamac
The Apostle of the Third
The Papal Predictions
The Voices of Joan of
The BloodStained Path to Heavenly Peace
Joseph Smith the LatterDay Prophet
Native American Holy
The Secrets of Fatima
PART TWO DREAMS AND PREMONITIONS
The Gods of Mesopotamia
Foretelling Pharaohs Future
Aztec Visions of the Cataclysm
Premonitions of Death
Dreams that Foretold Disasters
The Sinking of the Titanic
An Experiment with Time
PART THREE SYSTEMS OF DIVINATION
A Plethora of Methods
PART FOUR SEERS AND CLAIRVOYANTS
Merlin the Prophet
Wizards and Wise Women
The Templars Curse
Nostradamus and the Centuries
The Cazotte Prophecy
Second Sight in the Scottish Highlands
The Woman Clothed with the
The Sleeping Prophet
The Hitler Prophecies
PART FIVE THINKING THE FUTURE
Leonardo the Renaissance Visionary
Utopia and its Neighbours
Jules Verne and the Technological Imagination
The Prophet of the Modern
Prediction as Science
The Rise of Futurology
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About the author (2011)

Tony Allan studied history at Oxford and was for many years a writer and editor with Time-Life Books, serving as Series Editor of the Time-Life History of the World, and working as an author and consultant on Myth and Mankind, a 20-volume study of comparative mythology.

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