The Mask of Nostradamus

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The Mask of Nostradamus

The Mask of Nostradamus By James Randi The Mask of Nostradamus Nostradamus finally meets his match internationally famous magician and debunker of New Age quackery James Randi The Mask of Nostradamus is the first in depth biography of this intriguing sixteenth ce

  • Title: The Mask of Nostradamus
  • Author: James Randi
  • ISBN: 9780879758301
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mask of Nostradamus By James Randi Nostradamus finally meets his match internationally famous magician and debunker of New Age quackery James Randi The Mask of Nostradamus is the first in depth biography of this intriguing sixteenth century astrologer and physician whose book of prophecies, The Centuries, is claimed by many to have foretold the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rise of HiNostradamus finally meets his match internationally famous magician and debunker of New Age quackery James Randi The Mask of Nostradamus is the first in depth biography of this intriguing sixteenth century astrologer and physician whose book of prophecies, The Centuries, is claimed by many to have foretold the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler, and other crucial historical events In his superb study of Nostradamus life and times, Randi shows the extent to which contemporary beliefs in magic and astrology adulterated sixteenth century science, and how Nostradamus used his skills as a physician and poet to become a cherished counselor to the courts of Europe Finally, Randi exposes some of the tricks used by Nostradamus to make his prophecies seem authentic, and the rationalizations of his predictions by his followers through the centuries.Four hundred years after his death, Nostradamus continues to fascinate us This is the first serious exploration of this complex figure whose fame still echoes in our own time.
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    1. Ana Mardoll on said:

      The Mask of Nostradamus 0 87975 830 9I am a huge fan of James Randi s work in debunking various psychic frauds who prey on innocent victims for fame and fortune, so it was a foregone conclusion that I would read The Mask of Nostradamus However, I will admit up front that the work has some slight flaws, in my opinion The largest criticism I can level is that if you ve read any of Randi s other works, a great deal of this book will seem like repeat material Randi s treatment of magic vs science wi [...]

    2. LovelyGirl on said:

      This book wasn t revolutionary or groundbreaking, but if you like PennTeller Randi is a mild version of them Not profound as Bertrand Russell or Carl Sagan, not Dawkins feisty, but quite enjoyable nonetheless Wish you a pleasant reading.

    3. Antonia on said:

      Nostradamus enduring legacy is astonishing than his prophecies Randi unmasks the man and systematically debunks them Centuries was a serial publication written by Nostradamus, and was nothing than a series of convoluted poetry that has been re interpreted to extract prophetic and subjective meanings Randi refers to the believers as Nostradamians They have, since his death, linked these verses to major world events and called them prophesies.Nostradamus thrived during a time of political and re [...]

    4. Marty on said:

      I like James Randi and was interested in his take on Nostradamus, but found this book excessively long and detailed I knew little about Nostradamus before reading it, but would have been happy with Nostradamus was an astrologer No debunking is required than that.It was interesting to see the description of the nonsensical methods used by Nostradamus and the true believers ever sense To summarize, decide what you want to predict, then rewrite things using whatever method is needed so it agrees w [...]

    5. Jerry Smith on said:

      Not quite what I was expecting but an interesting read nonetheless Randi makes no bones about his skepticism of all things that cannot be explained by logic and science and I am with him on that This book is part an examination of the so called prophecies of Nostradamus, past biography, part skeptical observation on seers generally and part historical account.It tells the reader a lot about the man and the time, as well as examining the vagueness of the prophecies and a comprehensive analysis of [...]

    6. Troy on said:

      Probably the best and most informative scholarly work on the subject of the Seer of Salon thus far written Randi s writing shows a sense of humor characteristic of his style as he describes details of Nostradamus family, life and history, and deconstructs erroneous but popular notions of the lore surrounding him and his work If you want to be informed about Nostradamus, this is the book to read.

    7. Diana on said:

      Molto molto interessante, esaustivo e scientificamente attendibile nello smontare la presunta preveggenza delle quartine di Nostradamus Esattamente il libro che volevo leggere riguardo a questo enigmatico personaggio che ha saputo vendersi benissimo, ma che nulla dimostra abbia davvero avuto dei poteri divinatori Ammetto di averlo sottolineato tanto, ma un libro bc, quindi dovr liberarlo e ricomprarne una copia per me

    8. Usha on said:

      A scientific review of Nostradamus, although portraying him near to a quack Hard to evaluate if he was really trying to falsify his claim to fame or really trying to keep himself away from the then Inquisitions.

    9. Lynn on said:

      I don t know many people who take Nostradamus seriously, and I certainly never had I guess at the time this was written Nostradamus was a little in vogue It s a good book considering the subject isn t all that interesting today I just read it because I like James Randi.

    10. Joseph on said:

      Intensive research by Randi helps us get a better picture of who Nostradamus was as well as the cultural context in which his prophecies were written.

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