Why Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong
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For almost 3,000 years apocalypse prophecies have convinced people all over the world that the future is about to give them the world they want instead of the world they’ve got. All the end-time prophecies splashed across the media in every age have had something else in common: every one of them has been wrong. With Apocalypse Not, acclaimed author John Michael Greer offers a lively and engaging survey of predictions about the end of the world, along with the failed dreams and nightmares that have clustered around them.
Greer cuts a wide swath, as he highlights a host of stories: the birth of the apocalypse meme out of archaic star myths in the ancient Middle East; the failed end-time prophecies of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton and other famous prophets; the long and murky road from the Great Pyramid to today’s Rapture beliefs; the central place of Bible prophecies in the life of the world's most notorious Satanist; the tangled interconnections between end-time beliefs and the UFO phenomenon; and the real origins of the belief in apocalypse in 2012 (which turn out not to be Mayan at all).
Apocalypse Not traces a remarkable and often alarming facet of human cultural history.
Softcover Book : 272 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press, Inc. ( September 13, 2011 )
Item #: 13-429130
Product Dimensions: 5.0 x 8.0 x 0.56inches
Product Weight: 7.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
The author provides a readable, historical, entertaining account of the Apocalypse "meme." Even after the 2012 non-events, the book is relevant for its comparison of scripture, history, philosophy, and our all-too human response to the last and next big bang, which may happen, based on apocalyptic logic, after the year 2,223,000CE...or not.
Well worth the time spent reading it!
Reviewer: Dmarie F
This author is wrong about the end times. Read the LaHaye/Jenkins books for a more accurate account of the end, and use the $12 toward the right books!
I have to admit that I didn't read this book either to know that like the other reviewer that it is all hype, however someday it will happen when our sun goes super nova or that huge rock smashes into us but until then I wont lose any sleep over it. and save the $12.00 for something else.
I didn't have to read the book to know that the 2012 Nostradamus Apocalypse is just a myth. Also that weird guy's prediction of October 21st being the end of the world is also wrong. Thank you Discovery Channel.
Reviewer: Justin W