It has been over four and a half centuries of the publication of the first edition of "centuries" – the book of prophecies written by a French physician and astrologer. Author's name was Michel de Notre Dame, but he is better known to us under Latinized form of the name – Nostradamus. In popularity and in the people, and in the high society of his works are inferior except the Bible. Since the first editions of "Century" and on our twenty-first century, wrote an entire multi-volume library various books about Nostradamus and his prophecies, both hostile and approving nature. They were hung on the medieval astrologer various labels, from impudent charlatan to the greatest of sages. However, gradually, the number of fans still surpassed the number of critics, and Michel bravely for its fame as a wonderful prophet. They say that in his authority believed Hitler himself (although it can not be properly interpreted several quatrains?).
What is the secret of success of predictions of Nostradamus? Did he really managed to lift the curtain that hides the future and make unprecedented gift to many generations of descendants, eager to know the future? Or Maybe it's just a friend? For example, in the human psyche … In our opinion, such a prescription should not seek popularity in astrological calculations, extrasensory abilities or in some other, we of incomprehensible, knowledge of magic, with which Michel de Notre Dame and possibly possessed. To be a good predictor of one must only follow a few simple rules below: 1). The predictions of the form must be original. If possible, meet the poetic canon, have no visible digital logic and harmony of construction (eg, work-prediction, which consists of 13 chapters, each of which 13 poems of 13 lines.) 2). Predictions within the meaning must be as mysterious, obscure and almost meaningless (so that every commentator in his own time and the state could find for himself something close, some at least distant, but Yet the analogy with his problematic situation).