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The most famous visionary of them all.
Michel de Nostredame, sixteenth-century French apothecary and seer is best known worldwide for his visionary insights and collections of prophetic writings. First published in 1555, The Prophecies has rarely been out of print since his death, and has attracted a following that credits him with predicting many major world events - including the rise of Hitler, the assasination of Kennedy, 9/11 and, most recently, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Less known is that in 1994, in the Italian National Library in Rome, a manuscript believed to be by Michel de Nostredame was discovered along with 80 mysterious paintings drawing heavily on the symbolism of the tarot. With great excitement, John Mathews and Wil Kinghan realized the implications of this work, and, after much research, now bring it to fruition as The Lost tarot of Nostradamus.
With fresh translations of the original quatrains by Cailin Matthews, the astounding power of the prophecies is married to the predictive imagery of the tarot for the first time. This is, without question, the ultimate oracle from the primary prognosticator - and probably one of the most important decks of our age.
Pack Information: 78 Cards, and 160-Page Guidebook
In 1994 a researcher working in the Italian National Library in Rome discovered a manuscript containing 80 mysterious paintings, believed to have been devised by the mysterious prophet Michael de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. The manuscript, never published in his lifetime, was handed down to his son who later presented it to Pope Urban VIII. After that it remained forgotten and neglected. A brief glance at these extraordinary images shows how heavily they draw on the symbolism of Tarot. It is the belief of Tarot experts, Matthews and Kinghan, that Nostradamus was designing his own set of cards, drawing upon the visionary insights gleaned from his prophetic writings and visions. Now this Tarot has been brought to fruition by two modern experts and its secrets revealed for the first time. Visionary artist Wil Kinghan and New York Times best-selling author and longtime student of Tarot, John Matthews have devised a deck which incorporates Nostradamus' own images, fully updated to make what will surely be judged one of the most important decks of this age.