Saturday, 13. September 2008
Countdown to Armageddon

The divine chronology outlined in the Old Testament's 'Book of Revelations' has convinced thousands of Christians that the end of the world is rapidly approaching. This absorbing and startling documentary argues that the signals of Armageddon’s imminent arrival are everywhere.

Incredible High Definition footage of perilous natural disasters and manmade tragedies starkly demonstrates that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may be closer than we think.

'Countdown to Armageddon' is a documentary film that reviews the history of apocalyptic literature (Armageddon). The documentary features archaeologist/historian Eric H. Cline, Orthodox Christian scholar John McGuckin, televangelist John Hagee, author Tim LaHaye and author Gershom Gorenberg.

'Countdown to Armageddon' by History Channel, 2004
Duration: 44 minutes

From the cover:

"The End is Near" is a cry that has echoed throughout human history. Every religion has stories of the end of the world, and believers in every era have prophesized that the time was at hand. So far, these predictions have come to naught, but a rash of unusual events and the rise of fundamental faiths have led to a new golden era of doomsayers.

Asteroids on a collision course with Earth, super volcanoes, global warming, killer viruses--all are potential catastrophes that threaten to wipe out life on our planet. Are these simply natural disasters that have been occurring since time immemorial? Or are these threats terrifying prophesies from the Bible that are at last coming true? Are our fears overblown? Or are the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding among us in a countdown to Armageddon?
Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 17. August 2008
The Lost Book of Nostradamus

Could it be that Nostradamus, the "go to" prophet of all time, is reaching forward into the 21st century to give us a last warning? Is it already too late?

In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at the Italian National Library in Rome conducting research on old texts, when she stumbled upon an unusual find in its stacks; a mysterious manuscript dating to 1629. The name of the book was surprising: NOSTRADAMUS VATINICIA CODE. On the inside of the book was the name of the author, in indelible ink—Michel de Notredame—the prophet Nostradamus. This find was particularly remarkable; the manuscript included over eighty watercolor illustrations that were painted by the master prophet himself. Contained in the pages of the book are cryptic, bizarre images that some say are prophecies of our future. Letters, symbolic objects, banners, candles, crosses, and even a burning tower are all included in the manuscript. Are these images visual manifestations of his quatrains, which extend to the 21st century, as some say? How did this book come to be in the library? Why was this book hidden for over 400 years? And are these images so frightening that Nostradamus deliberately hid them, as some say, until their time was near?

This special will follow the investigative trail of how the manuscript came to be found in the archives, and exactly how it got there. The story will also give new insight into the life of Nostradamus—his relationship with his son, Cesar, and his connection to the Vatican—in particular, Pope Urban VIII, who knew about this manuscript and in whose possession it was for many years.

Whether you are fan of the man or not, these drawings are fascinating!

The Lost Book of Nostradamus by History Channel, 2007
Runtime 86 minutes

Check out the website for an animated tour of the book itself and a cool logic game: Lost Book of Nostradamus.
Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 25. May 2008
Decoding The Past: The Other Nostradamus

He predicted World War II, the deaths of Presidents and the turmoil of the 1960s. He prophesied that Israel would become a state fifteen years before the event, and foretold the Great Depression. Many of his visions that seemed to pass unfulfilled are now being proven accurate.

His name is Edgar Cayce and to many, he is known as the other Nostradamus. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Cayce was a well-known figure in America, known for his "healing abilities" as well as his prophecies.

Cayce's predictions are documented in the transcriptions of his readings, which he gave until his death in 1945. The Other Nostradamus looks at Cayce's life and prophecies - those that have come true as well as those that have not.

This film examines his life and prophecies

'The Other Nostradamus' by the History Channel, 2005.
Runtime: 44 Minutes

Related Entry: Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet
Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Saturday, 12. April 2008
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

'The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained' consists of fourteen broad-subject chapters covering a wide range of high-interest topics: Afterlife Mysteries; Mediums and Mystics; Religious Phenomena; Mystery Religions and Cults; Secret Societies; Magic and Sorcery; Prophecy and Divination; Objects of Mystery and Power; Places of Mystery and Power; Ghosts and Phantoms; Mysterious Creatures; Mysteries of the Mind; Superstitions, Strange Customs, Taboos, and Urban Legends; and Invaders from Outer Space.

Each chapter begins with an Overview that summarizes the chapter’s concept in a few brief sentences. Then the Chapter Exploration provides a complete outline of the chapter.


Further each chapter contains photographs, line drawings, and original graphics that were chosen to complement the text; in all three volumes, approximately 300 photos and illustrations images enliven the text.

The Steigers, prolific writers on the paranormal, have written an encyclopedia for believers. The volumes are meant to "explore and describe the research of those who take such phenomena seriously". Almost everything from mediumship to crop circles is taken at face value. Even Houdini's attacks on phony mediums are interpreted to suggest he was taking on frauds and not real mediums.

The work covers material of interest to a large segment of the public in a way that is clear and readable.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 1
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 377 pages | PDF | 7.1 MB
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 2
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 335 pages | PDF | 9.2 MB
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 3
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 357 pages | PDF | 7.2 MB
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger.
Category: Books & Magazines | Ghosts & Spirits | Incarnation & Death | Magick & Witchcraft | Mysteries & Enigmas | New Legends & Claims | Para & PSI | Prophecies & Mediums |

Saturday, 05. April 2008
Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies


In this book Nostradamus compiled his collection of major, long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555.

The second, with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557.

The third edition, with three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but nowadays only survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after his death in 1568.

This version contains one unrhymed and 941 rhymed quatrains, grouped into nine sets of 100 and one of 42, called "Centuries".

The Complete Prophecies by Michel Nostradamus.
Year 1555 | 197 pages | PDF | 1.3 MB


See also:
Complete text in French and several English translations of the prophecies of Nostradamus, cross-linked and collated: The Prophecies of Nostradamus.
Category: Books & Magazines | Prophecies & Mediums |

Monday, 07. January 2008
Indigenous Native American Prophecy - Elders Speak

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Indigenous Native American Prophecy: Elders Speak - Part 1 (06:36)
Indigenous Native American Prophecy: Elders Speak - Part 2 (08:42)
Indigenous Native American Prophecy: Elders Speak - Part 3 (07:50)
Indigenous Native American Prophecy: Elders Speak - Part 4 (07:59)
Indigenous Native American Prophecy: Elders Speak - Part 5 (04:29)

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Category: Ethno & Shamanism | Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Tuesday, 18. December 2007
Apocalypse Woodcuts

Apocalypse comes from Greek meaning an `unveiling'. The faith of the early Christians, living under persecution, was sustained by the expectation of Christ's imminent second coming.

St John's Vision of Christ and the Seven Candlesticks, 1497-98

The Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Seven-headed Dragon, 1497-98

Click the pictures for a larger view

This found literary expression in the Revelation of John, written at the end of the first century A.D., an allegory foretelling the destruction of the wicked, the overthrow of Satan and the establishment of Christ's kingdom on earth, the `New Jerusalem'. It followed the tradition of Jewish apocalyptic writing going back to Daniel in the 2nd century B.C., in which was foreseen the deliverance of Israel from her oppressors by a sudden act of the divine will, and from which the author of the Revelation borrowed much of his imagery. Popular belief, for which there is no historical evidence, identified the writer whose name was John with John the Evangelist, and he is so represented in apocalyptic themes. Though the author is alluding to the contemporary condition of Christians under the Roman empire, succeeding ages placed their own interpretation on the allegory. Thus the figure of the Beast, or Antichrist, which stands for the pagan emperor (either Nero or Domitian both of whom caused the blood of many martyrs to flow), came to symbolize Islam to crusading Christians; to Catholics at the time of the Reformation it stood for Protestant heresy, while Lutherans made it a symbol of the corrupt papacy. The sequence of fantastic images with their often obscure symbolism - the author's `visions' - forms a loose cycle of themes that are found in religious art from the time of the Carolingian renaissance. They are seen in illuminated manuscripts, in the sculpture, stained glass and frescoes of churches, and in engravings and tapestries.

The greatest printmaking achievement of Dürer's early years was The Apocalypse, a set of 15 woodcuts on the revelations of St John. Telling the story of the end of the world and the coming of the Kingdom of God, this series of large prints displays great imagination and power. The famous series influenced the later treatment of the subject in northern Europe, especially France.

The Apocalypse was an immediate success. The terrifying, visions of the horrors of doomsday, and of the signs and portents preceding it, had never before been visualized with such force and power. There is little doubt that Dürer's imagination, and the interest of the public, fed on the general discontent with the institutions of the Church which was rife in Germany towards the end of the Middle Ages, and was finally to break out in Luther's Reformation. To Dürer and his public, the weird visions of the apocalyptic events had acquired something like topical interest, for there were many who expected these prophecies to come true within their lifetime.

Apocalypse Woodcuts (1497-98) by Albrecht Dürer.

The Angel with the Key to the Bottomless Pit, 1497-98

See also woodcut series:
The Large Passion (1497-1500)
Life of the Virgin (1511)
The Small Passion (1511)
The Triumphal Arch (1515)
Category: Art & Visions | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 28. October 2007
Decoding The Past: Prophecies Of Israel

The Tanakh of the Jews is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible, equivalent to the Old Testament to Christians.

Within the 24 books of the Tanakh (or Mikra as it was called during the period of its recording) are astounding predictions of the future. Many of the prophets who wrote or appeared in the scriptures prophesied about the fate of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

Supported by archival footage and dramatic recreations, on-camera experts representing the three major religions, and secular perspectives, the film explores the most significant of these ancient prophecies.

Are the prophecies real? Are they unfolding before our eyes? Who believes, who doesn't, and why?

Decoding The Past: Prophecies Of Israel by the History Channel, 2007.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Wednesday, 17. October 2007
History’s Mysteries: Prophecies

Since modern psychics they claimed to see tomorrow just as clear as the rest of us see today.

Do some people possess the ability to peer though time? Most scientists maintain the claims of prophetic powers are groundless. The future is unknown. But what about Nostradamus, the Oracle at Delphi or the recent visions that have come true?

Since a long time man has sent probes into space to unlock the secrets of the atomic world. Yet one frontier remains an enigma - the challenge of knowing the future. And yet since ancient times a handful of prophets, seers, and oracles have believed they can
see beyond the barrier of time...

History's Mysteries: Prophecies / Part 1 (10:00)

History's Mysteries: Prophecies / Part 2 (9:51)

History's Mysteries: Prophecies / Part 3 (9:10)

History's Mysteries: Prophecies / Part 4 (8:31)

History's Mysteries: Prophecies / Part 5 (3:50)

Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 15. July 2007
Decoding the Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy

The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012!

The ancient Maya made this stunning prediction more than 2,000 years ago. We'll peel back the layers of mystery and examine in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Journey back to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, the hub of Maya civilization deep in the heart of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, to uncover the truth about this prophecy. The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers - their calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made extraordinary predictions based on them - many of which have come true.

Could their doomsday prophecy be one of them? Is it possible that these masters of architecture, technology and hieroglyphics possessed a genuine insight into the future fate of the planet? Or have their prophetic writings been misinterpreted?

In insightful interviews archaeologists, astrologers, and historians speculate on the meaning of the 2012 prophecy. Their answers are as intriguing as the questions.

Very informative 44 minutes by History Channel!
But I dont think the end will happen on that particular day ...

Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 27. May 2007
The Doomsday Code

Tony Robinson travels to America, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa to gather evidence that might uncover the realities behind the prophecies contained within the Book of Revelation. He interviews people who believe millions will be spirited up to Heaven, Israel will fight a nuclear war, that the Secretary General of the UN will be unmasked as the Anti-Christ and the world will end after the Battle of Armageddon.

Read more about this Channel 4 documentary. This 90 minutes film aims to give some answers to the question: Are we living in the 'End Times' according to the book of Revelation in the bible?

Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums | Religion & Early Cultures |

Saturday, 18. November 2006
Secrets of Alchemy - The Great Cross and the End of Time

In this visually compelling and thought-provoking documentary, author and modern-day Indiana Jones, Jay Weidner uncovers some of the deepest secrets of the ancient western tradition of Alchemy - the knowledge of the fatal season of the apocalypse, the end of time and the great and imminent transformation of humanity.

Using the work of the mysterious twentieth century French Alchemist, Fulcanelli, as his foundation, and his discovery of a three hundred fifty year old Alchemical Cross in the South of France, Jay Weidner describes the experiences, insights and powerful evidence that opens the door to a new view of the intimate relationship between myth, history, science and the true destiny of humanity. In doing so, he reveals the ultimate meaning underlying the resurrection of Christ, the message of the Book of the Revelations, the vision of Ezekiel and the Kabbalistic concept of the "Restoration of the World."

Join him on this remarkable adventure as Jay Weidner journeys from the shores of Southern France through Alchemical Europe, Ancient Egypt and Peru, to decode the powerful and haunting message of the Great Cross of Hendaye.

Much better than the Da Vinci Code ...
Secrets of Alchemy - The Great Cross and the End of Time (2004) by Jay Weidner.

Total duration of this video is 59 minutes.

See also:

The Official Web site for Jay Weidner

More about the theories of French alchemist Fulcanelli:
Is the end of time approaching?

The Alchemy of Time: Understanding the Great Year & the Cycles of Existence by Jay Weidner (New Dawn Magazine, July-August 2005)
Category: Movies & TV | Mystics & Alchemy | New Legends & Claims | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 17. September 2006
Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet

"Learn to live! Then there is no death, save the transition, when desired. Many live who have never died as yet." - Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) was an American psychic who channeled answers to questions on subjects such as health, astrology, reincarnation, and Atlantis while in trance. Although Cayce lived before the emergence of the New Age movement, he remains a major influence on its teachings. Cayce is considered by some to be the father of holistic medicine.

Today there are several tens of thousands of Cayce students. Most are located in the United States and Canada, but Edgar Cayce Centers are now found in many other countries. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE) is the major organization promoting interest in Cayce.

Learn more and watch the video "Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet" by ARE.

This streaming video takes 27 minutes.

Official site of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. - Association for Research and Enlightenment, founded 1931 by Edgar Cayce.

Edgar Cayce's Free Personal Spirituality.

View also the video The Edgar Cayce Story by Cayce TV.
Category: Movies & TV | People & Organisations | Prophecies & Mediums |

Sunday, 13. August 2006
Nostradamus: His Life and Prophecies

This is a 1998 documentary on Nostradamus himself and interpretations of his prophecies, containing various quality newsreel footages of his 'hits and misses'. The video also contains a second part, with an excellant commentary on prophets and visionaries over the past few centuries and their "insights, predictions, warnings and hopes for the future".

This streaming video takes 87 minutes.
Category: Movies & TV | Prophecies & Mediums |

Monday, 02. January 2006
Apocalyptic Theories

William Blake - Click the picture for a larger view

The literary genre of apocalypses flourished from about 200 BCE to about 200 CE. Its roots, however, can be found in the Hebrew prophets, in the ancient mythologies of the Near East of the second millennium BCE, 'known to us now through the rediscovered Akkadian and Ugaritic literatures, and in independent apocalyptic traditions from Persia of the same time.
Even though a great part of the existing apocalypses were written before 200 CE, the literary tradition remained popular throughout the entire middle ages.

The genre derives its name from the first word of the Apocalypse of John, or Book of Revelation, the Greek 'Apokalypsis' which means revelation. The use of the word as genre label became common from about the 2nd century onward.

Apocalypses are revelatory texts, usually embedded in a dream or vision, in which a divine being (usually an angel) mediates or explains a chronologically or spatially transcendent reality. They mostly disclose an eschatological scenario that focuses on the judgement of the dead and the kingdom of God that is to come. The language applied is generally cryptic. Animal imagery, number symbolism and other worldly journeys are common instruments.

Albrecht Dürer - Click the picture for a larger view

Michelangelo - Click the picture for a larger view

With the exception of the Apocalypse of John, and the Synoptic Apocalypses the existing Jewish and Christian apocalypses are pseudonymous. They used the names of famous ancient men, such as Enoch, Daniel or Peter and thus were 'prophecies after the fact', or 'vaticina ex eventu. This gave them credibility through authority.

Apocalyptic Theories by Carolin Esser. (English)

The main focus will be set on apocalyptic theories and Anglo-Saxon literature. You will also find information about Anglo-Saxon society, a gallery, a timeline and a glossary that explains not only terminology, but offers information about the most important symbols and persons as well.

Category: Prophecies & Mediums |

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