Was he a gifted seer? Or simply skilled at writing about typically occurring events in a vague and cryptic manner? Nostradamus began his medical practice in Agen sometime in the s, despite not only never having taken a medical degree but also apparently having been expelled from medical school. In he moved to Salon, where he gained renown for his innovative medical treatments during outbreaks of the plague at Aix and Lyon in —
It also was a way to draw readers in besides prophecies, Nostradamus produced horoscopes and almanacs, so he understood how to appeal to the public. The result is work so general that people can find their own meanings. For example, a prediction about the dangers of global warming can be seen in Nostradamus writing about the sea getting so hot that fish become half-cooked.
Similarities abound in human history, so drawing on the past gives his work another layer of believability. The warning about a dictator is clear in: Nostradamus also wrote about fire, famine and floods, all of which have occurred repeatedly over the centuries.
This is reflected in his work, and it provides a connection to people who are experiencing upheaval in their own lives. After the September 11,terrorist attacks, bookstores saw a marked upswing in sales of Nostradamus-related books — with the world feeling unsafe and the World Trade Center destroyed, some found comfort in these prophecies.
After the attack fake Nostradamus predictions of it circulated online, usually combining out-of-order Nostradamus lines with other writing. During World War II, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels — prompted by his wife — used lines from Nostradamus to convey that the German army was destined for victory.
Pamphlets were distributed across Europe with this information, in the hopes of smoothing the way for the Nazis.
But the Allied powers also recognized how useful Nostradamus could be, with Britain putting together its own pamphlets. And with the goal of increasing morale in America, MGM released several short films about Nostradamus, which made the general public aware of the seer.
Going Forward with Nostradamus Nostradamus wrote about the world ending inso apparently people today have a few years left. Think of Henri II, the king whose decision to joust led to his death in The Occult: Nostradamus, Druids, and Witches (With K. Li and S.
Nostradamus had the wit (or insolence) to aim for the top, directly at the French court, with his quatrains, even to dedicating the last series to Henry II, and he was bold and aggressive in. "'Nostradamus: A Life and Myth' is really the most definitive, evidential and carefully researched work about Nostradamus and his prophecies, and a must-read for anyone who is seriously interested in our future." —Professor Dr. Hans Holzer, Author, Television Producer, Parapsychologist BIOGRAPHY John Hogue, defines himself as a "Rogue" Scholar. Biography of Nostradamus Listen to Excerpt 1 Listen to Excerpt 2 Michel de Nostredame (Michael of Our Lady), whose latinized name was Nostradamus, was born on December 14th, , 11 years after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World.
Schwartz) The occult deals with supernatural forces, things that are beyond human understanding. And by writing that would mark “a new age,” Nostradamus may have foreseen the French Revolution ( was the year the new Revolutionary calendar used for its starting point). Though Nostradamus’ work has its holes and weak points, it’s still had a real impact.
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Nostradamus is the Latinized form of Michel de Nostredame, the French astrologer, who lived from to His great popularity is apparent when one ponders that he is one of the few authors whose work has never been out of print for over four hundred years!
In time, Nostradamus found himself somewhat of a local celebrity for his treatments, and received financial support from many of the citizens of Provence.
1n , he was invited to work with a leading scholar of the time, Jules-Cesar Scaliger in Agen, in southwestern France.
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