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

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Watkins Media Limited, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 282 pages

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 stories—including 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.  



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About the author (2009)

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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