How to use Nostradamus in a sentence
In fact throughout his entire book of Centuries, containing 942 quatrains, Nostradamus never once mentions Christ by name.
Born in December 1503 (scholars peg the precise date as either December 14 or December 21), Nostradamus was a French man known for writing down numerous poetic prophecies about the future.
Here are pedlars of Nostradamus, and writers of newspaper horoscopes, and academics preaching the End of History... Hmm.
Family Tree of Psychics part 1 Most people have heard of Nostradamus the famous sixteenth century seer and psychic.
According to Nostradamus none of these remedies work, or through lack of a clear decision remain untried.Advertisement
Many people now find themselves worried about predictions from Nostradamus, 2012 and the Mayan prophecies.
Both sources of prophecy, Nostradamus and Mayans have been credited for predicting events that have happened in modern day culture.
Many believe Nostradamus' abilities stem from the pain that he suffered and saw.
Many people look back at the works of Nostradamus and are sure that he has predicated numerous events over the years.
While the topic has been debated largely (especially on the Internet), there is no definite answer as to whether or not Nostradamus really predicted anything.Advertisement
Many critics point out that it is easy to take the prolific body of Nostradamus' work and mold it to fit any circumstance in retrospect.
Pairing this with the Mayan calendar ending, Nostradamus scholars believe that the statement is projecting that God will intervene on Earth in a powerful way, and that there will be a time of great horrors for humans.
However, many also point out that this particular Nostradamus forecast is not assigned a time period.
In other words, if this prediction comes true, there are no indicators by Nostradamus that it will come true in any particular year.
Nostradamus also predicted that a planet or other large astronomical collision would happen near the year 2000 (July 1999, to be exact).Advertisement
To couple beliefs of Nostradamus 2012 doomsday predictions with the media creates a powerful event.
Over the years, there has been much news and buzz regarding a supposed lost book of Nostradamus that predicted the world would end in 2012.
There has also been much interpretation of Nostradamus' theories as signaling the end of the World in 2012, even though the quatrains referenced bear no discussion of 2012.
However, others have viewed some of the Nostradamus predictions to be dated far past 2012.
Unlike the Mayan calendar, the Nostradamus 2012 predictions appear less than reliable.Advertisement
Many of the predictions that Nostradamus was touted to have made are usually only right when viewed in retrospect.
As a result, some read the words of Nostradamus as nonsense while others read them as true gospel.
Whatever the verdict, there is no way of telling whether or not Nostradamus was correct until the events (or non-events) of 2012 occur.
Michel de Nostredame, better known as "Nostradamus", was an acclaimed medical doctor of his day.
In a nod to the king of clairvoyance himself, many people immediately started comparing Nostradamus' quatrains (sections of his writing) to the 9/11 catastrophe.Advertisement
Nostradamus died in 1566 and never wrote the quatrain above.
Neil even admits to inventing the passage simply to show how Nostradamus passages are so cryptic as to allow whatever interpretation one would like to apply.
The real passage was written by Nostradamus as follows.
Like Nostradamus and other prophets before him, his predictions withstand the test of time with history bearing out many of them.
While such comparisons have been very common ever since Nostradamus' work was published, the 9/11 attacks were especially busy with claims that the most significant terrorist attacks in U.S. history was predicted by Nostradamus.Advertisement