By James Randi
Nostradamus eventually meets his fit - across the world well-known magician and debunker of recent Age quackery - James Randi!
The masks of Nostradamus is the 1st in-depth biography of this fascinating sixteenth-century astrologer and health professional whose booklet of prophecies, The Centuries, is said through many to have foretold the nice fireplace of London, the French Revolution, the increase of Hitler, and different an important historic occasions. In his fabulous learn of Nostradamus' lifestyles and occasions, Randi indicates the level to which modern ideals in magic and astrology adulterated sixteenth-century technology, and the way Nostradamus used his abilities as a doctor and poet to develop into a loved counselor to the courts of Europe. eventually, Randi exposes many of the tips utilized by Nostradamus to make his prophecies look genuine, and the rationalizations of his predictions by means of his fans throughout the centuries.
Four hundred years after his dying, Nostradamus maintains to fascinate us. this can be the 1st critical exploration of this advanced determine whose status nonetheless echoes in our personal time.