The Supernatural in History and Legend: Nostradamus (2000)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, New Age & Metaphysics, World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This film is one in a three-part set that explores the world of the supernatural, a world given to phenomena that cannot be explained by science. In this volume, the subject is the famed prophet Nostradamus. Nostradamus was a physician who had an interest in astrology and metaphysics. In 1555, he published his Centuries, a compendium of over 900 quatrains containing predictions about the fate of the world for centuries to come. Though written in sometimes vague and obscure language, the clear meaning of some of his verses seems to indicate foreknowledge of such events as the Great Fire of London in 1666, the details of the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and Hitler, the course of World War II, and the assassination of President Kennedy. His verses, some pertaining to the present day and beyond, are still the subject of much debate. His work remains a classic in occult literature.

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prediction, prophet, soothsayer