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Final Prophecies of Nostradamus, The

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Includes selections from the Prophecies of Nostradamus, in Old Provencal with English translations by Oxford scholar Erika Cheetham.

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Fresh translations and scholarly interpretations of Nostradamus's last prophecies, focusing on new and startling predictions through the end of this millennium.

"Erika Cheetham, an English medieval scholar who made a fortune translating the predictions of the 16th-century physician and astrologer Nostradamus, who gazed not only at the stars but also, legend had it, into a brass bowl of water to see visions of the future, died on May 3,1998 in London. She was 58.

Her books, The Prophecies of Nostradamus, The Further Prophecies of Nostradamus and The Final Prophecies of Nostradamus, in which she claimed to have found predictions of the execution of Charles I, the Great Fire of London, the Apollo 13 catastrophe and the spread of AIDS, sold in the millions. They were on mass-market paperback best-seller lists for years in the United States, Britain and other countries, and, since the first book appeared in 1973, they have never been out of print.

Her good fortune came about because of a mistake at the Taylorian Library at Oxford, where she was working toward a doctorate in medieval languages. The librarian gave her the wrong book, the Propheties de M. Nostradamus. She found it fascinating and saw in it what she interpreted to be a prediction of World War II."         ~The New York Times, Holcomb B. Noble

"Since governments, sects and countries will undergo such sweeping changes, diametrically opposed to what now obtains, that were I to relate events to come, those in power now - monarchs, leaders of sects and religions - would find these so different from their own imaginings that they would be led to condemn what later centuries will learn how to see and understand. Bear in mind also Our Saviour's words: Do not give anything holy to the dogs, nor throw pearls in front of the pigs lest they trample them with their feet and turn on you and tear you apart. The whole work is thus written in a nebulous rather than plainly prophetic form.

I do not wish to ascribe to myself the title and role of prophet, but emphasize inspiration revealed to a mortal man whose perception is no further from heaven than the feet are from the earth. I cannot fail, err or be deceived, although I may be as great a sinner as anyone else upon this earth and subject to all human afflictions.

But after being surprised sometimes by day while in a trance, and having long fallen into the habit of agreeable nocturnal studies, I have composed books of prophecies, each containing one hundred astronomical quatrains, which I want to condense somewhat obscurely. The work comprises prophecies from today to the year 3797."      ~Letter to Michel's son, Salon, 1 March 1555

Editor Cheetham, Erika
Author Nostradamus, Michel
Translator Cheetham, Erika
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 445 pp.
Publisher Putnam Publishing Group 1989
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