Nostradamus, Bibliomancer: The Man, the Myth, the Truth

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New Page Books, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
Do you think Nostradamus, the famous 16th century "Prophet of Provence," was some kind of magician, perhaps a doctor, astrologer, and seer, too? If so, Peter Lemesurier's revelation that he was really just an ordinary man using an equally ordinary technique may come as a shock.

After re-examining the original sources, Lemesurier concludes that Nostradamus was in fact neither a doctor nor an astrologer, nor even (by his own admission) a prophet. He merely believed that history repeats itself, thus and projected known past events onto the future. To do so, he used the process of bibliomancy--randomly selecting extracts of randomly chosen books, then claiming "divine inspiration."

Unsurprisingly, he has almost never been proved right.

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About the author (2010)

Peter Lemesurier is the author of many works on the world's great mysteries and is widely regarded as the leading English-language expert on Nostradamus. He has written several books on Nostradamus, including the best-selling Nostradamus Encyclopedia, the authoritative The Unknown Nostradamus, and Nostradamus: The Illustrated Prophecies. Born in 1936, he has been a musician, teacher, translator, author, and jet pilot. He has twice been invited by the town of Salon-de-Provence (Nostradamus's hometown) to lecture in French on the seer, and has appeared on numerous TV productions and radio programs, including, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and UK's Channel 4. He lives in Pembroke, UK.

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