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Nostradamus et al.: Seher, Orakel, Divination


VON DER ANTIKEN WEISSAGUNG ZU DEN GROSSEN PROPHETEN

  • African shaman interpreting an oracle | 19th century wood engraving
  • Chiromancy was used for predicting the future of a person | Engraving, 17th century
  • Chiromancy: 17th century Textbook explaining the science of chiromancy
  • Chiromancy: Explanation of wrinkels and elevations on the palm of a hand by Robert Fludd [1574-1637]
  • Chiromancy: Frontispiece of J. Praetorius: Ludicrum chiromanticum seu thesaurus chiromantiae, 1661
  • Crystal ball traditinally used for inducing prophetic visions
  • Emblematic woodcut from the famous book on miraculous signs [prodigia] observed during the Roman Empire | Julius Obsequens: Prodigiorum liber, 1553
  • Emblematic woodcut of a prophetic book [Prognosticon] of alchemist Paracelsus from 1536
  • Metoposcopy: Interpretation of wrinkles of the forehead for divination | 17th century engraving
  • Moleoscopy: Divination by interpreting moles in the face | 17th century engraving
  • Nostradamus: At the ancient Fountain at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, where the prophet was born, a bust of Nostradamus by Liotard de Lambesc was erected in 1859
  • Nostradamus: Nostradamus in his study | Frontispiece of Etienne Jaubert: Eclaircissement des veritables quatrains de Maistre Michel Nostradamus, 1656
  • Nostradamus: Portrait of Michel Nostradamus from an early edition of the 17th century of his famous book: Les prohéties
  • Nostradamus: Portrait of famous prophet Michel Nostradamus [1503-1566] by his son César de Notredame [1553-1630]
  • Nostradamus: Residence of Nostradamus in what is today called Rue de Nostradmus in Salon-de-Provence | Today it houses a museum on the famous prophet
  • Nostradamus: Restored tomb inscription for Nostradamus placed in the Church of St. Laurent, Salon-de-Provence, France, after the rescue of his remains from the Church of the Cordeliers, destroyed during the French Revolution
  • Nostradamus: Statue of Nostradamus on the Place de Gaulle at Salon by Joseph Ré [1866] | Close-up view
  • Nostradamus: Statue of Nostradamus on the Place de Gaulle at Salon by Joseph Ré [1866]
  • Nostradamus: Title page of the now lost only known copy of the Almanach by Nostradamus for the year 1567
  • Nostradamus: Tower of the Châteu de l’Empéri in Salon-de-Provence, France | In his later years Nostradamus often worked during the night in the large tower of the castle, pondering the starry night, while writing his prophecies
  • Nostradamus: Windows of the residence of Nostradamus in what is today called Rue de Nostradmus in Salon-de-Provence | Today it houses a museum on the famous prophet.jpg
  • Prophecy of the Popes: Abbot Joachim writing his prophecies on prodigia [miraculos signs] in his cave | Joachim of Fiore: Vaticinia, Siue Prophetiae, Venice, 1589
  • Prophecy of the Popes: Abbot Joachim writing his prophecies on prodigia [miraculos signs] | Joachim of Fiore: Vaticinia, Siue Prophetiae, Venice, 1589
  • Prophecy of the Popes: An allegoric image as vaticinium [prophecy] about a pope| Joachim of Fiore: Vaticinia, Siue Prophetiae, Venice, 1589
  • Prophecy of the Popes: Famous book of prophecies connected with popes attributed to Joachim of Fiore: Vaticinia, Siue Prophetiae, Venice, 1589
  • Prophecy of the Popes: Wheel of allegoric prophetic images associated with Pope Pius IV [1499-1565] | Joachim of Fiore: Vaticinia, Siue Prophetiae, Venice, 1589
  • The I Ching [Book of Changes], dating to the 2nd millennium BCE  is the most famous chinese book of divination by use of yarrow stalks or three coins
  • The prophet Daniel by Antônio Francisco Lisboa [known as Aleijadinho, 1730-1814] | Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas in Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • The prophet Isaiah by Antônio Francisco Lisboa [known as Aleijadinho, 1730-1814] | Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas in Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Title page of Collin de Plancy: La fin des temps, confirmé par des prophéties auhtentiques, Paris, 1871

Alle Bilder: © Elmar R. Gruber