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The Mask of Nostradamus: The Prophecies of the World's Most Famous Seer Paperback – March 1, 1993
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The author has done a enormous amount of research, viewing and translating of the original editions of the prophecies. His research is by far more extensive than any ever done by Nostradamus believers.
The author has sorted out fraudulent editions of Nostradamus' writings with changes and predictions added long after his death. He has also uncovered many errors in various books regarding Nostradamus and his visions of the future.
In this book, we see that Nostradamus' prophecies were normally so cleverly vague (in the spirit of most prophecies, through all of history) that almost any event could be said to have been predicted by him. Some of his more specific prophecies were actually done after the predicted event, or else never came true. Several famous prophecies were modified, or made up, by other people, long after Nostradamus had died.
This book should be read by Nostradamus believers and skeptics alike.
But throughout the book is the sad truth that none of the facts or accurate translations will mean anything to "true believers." All of Randi's research and study is tossed out on a whim by anyone who believes in the prophet, because they don't require facts or logic for their beliefs. I wish that this book would be read by Nostradamians and serve as an eye-opener to the truth.....But I just don't see it happening.
And why is is that believers never offer accurate predictions based on his work until AFTER the event has already occurred?
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This was a great book. A few years ago I lent it to a very intelligent person who nevertheless bought the Nostradamus myth. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
I read a library copy of this book and then bought my own from "amazon.com" years later. Michel de Nostradamus was a 16th Century fraud who is used by many later frauds in their... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Pei Chia Li
James Randi does a good job digging for facts. The amount of work and study that was put into this book must have taken a long time to put together. I enjoyed the book very much. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by The Dark Horse
I enjoyed the book very much right up to the eleventh chapter.
The book is very well written, always fun to read, always engaging. Read more
The author of this book is controversial mostly because he has a following of fanatical, close minded, and angry fringe groups. What are they angry about, who knows? Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by William Perron
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I am a huge fan of James Randi's work in debunking various 'psychic' frauds who prey on innocent victims for fame and fortune, so... Read more
A good book, though a little light on "pure" Nostradamus material; much debunking of similar lunacy. Read morePublished on December 19, 2007 by Catsmate
I cant believe all the 5 star reviews this book receives. Its is badly written, most of the book is about other things rather than Nostradamus and it is not an objective view. Read morePublished on July 24, 2006 by Aristotle
I bought this book as a gift for my girlfriend ,
sow the Nostradumus name on the cover
and grab the book because i'm not
in this prophecies staff... Read more