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    Author Pickover, Clifford A

    Title Dreaming the future : the fantastic story of prediction / Clifford A. Pickover
    Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001

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    Descript 452 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
    Contents Beyond sticks and stones -- Mind, myth, meaning -- Nostradamus and other prophets -- Science and the will to believe
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-442) and index
    Summary People of every culture have practiced a broad range of dramatic and sometimes frightening techniques to peer into the future. In this book, acclaimed author Pickover presents a nearly exhaustive list of fortune-telling techniques, from human sacrifice to reading clues on the Internet. Pickover not only explores a vast array of methods of prediction--including dreaming--he also evaluates the accuracy of some of the most astonishing prophecies made throughout history. Just how accurate were such famous soothsayers as Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, the children of Fatima, and dozens more? He also explores our inner psyches: Why does looking into the future provide a source of solace in a world filled with uncertainty, disease, and chance? And why do prognosticators so often warn of natural catastrophes of biblical proportions, such as earthquakes and floods that will signal the end of the world?--From publisher description
    Subject Divination
    Fortune-telling
    Prophecies (Occultism)
    ISBN/ISSN 157392895X (alk. paper)
    9781573928953 (alk. paper)


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    Pace Mortola Stacks-PLV   BF1750 .P53 2001 AVAILABLE
    USMA CIRCULATING BOOKS   BF1750 .P53 2001 AVAILABLE