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Prophecy describes the disclosing of information that is not known to the prophet by any ordinary means. In general, this can mean divine inspiration, revelation, or interpretation. More specifically, it can refer to professed psychic predictions.

Prophecy, in a broad sense, is the prediction of future events. The etymology of the word is ultimately Greek, from pro- "before" plus the root of phanai "speak", i. e. "speaking before" or "foretelling", but prophecy often implies the involvement of supernatural phenomena, whether it is communication with a deity, the reading of magical signs, or astrology. It is also used as a general term for the revelation of divine will.

Throughout history, people have sought knowledge of future events from special individuals or groups who were thought to have the gift of prophecy, such as Oracles at Delphi in ancient Greece. Cultures in which prophecy played an important role include the North American Indians, Mayans, Celts, Druids, Chinese, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hindus, Hebrews, Tibetans, Greeks, and many in the Christian tradition, among others.

Definitions of prophecy

Rabbinic scholar Maimonides, suggested that "prophecy is, in truth and reality, an emanation sent forth by the Divine Being through the medium of the Active Intellect, in the first instance to man's rational faculty, and then to his imaginative faculty." This closely relates to the definition by Al-Fârâbî who developed the theory of prophecy in Islam. The Catholic Encyclopedia defines prophecy as "understood in its strict sense, it means the foreknowledge of future events, though it may sometimes apply to past events of which there is no memory, and to present hidden things which cannot be known by the natural light of reason." From a skeptical point of view, there is a Latin maxim: prophecy written after the fact (vaticinium ex eventu).

Christian prophecy

As the term is used in mystical theology, it applies both to the prophecies of canonical Scripture and to private prophecies. Understood in its strict sense, it means the foreknowledge of future events, though it may sometimes apply to past events of which there is nomemory, and to present hidden things which cannot be known by the natural light of reason. St. Paul, (speaking of prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14), does not confine its meaning to predictions of future events, but includes under it Divine inspirations concerning what is secret, whether future or not. As, however, the manifestation of hidden present mysteries or past events comes under revelation, we have here to understand by prophecy what is in its strict and proper sense, namely the revelation of future events. Prophecy consists in knowledge and in the manifestation of what is known. The knowledge must be supernatural and infused by God because it concerns things beyond the natural power of created intelligence; and the knowledge must be manifested either by words or signs, because the gift of prophecy is given primarily for the good of others, and hence needs to be manifested. It is a Divine light by which God reveals things concerning the unknown future and by which these things are in some way represented to the mind of the prophet, whose duty it is to manifest them to others.

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shadow encyclopedia book 6 chapter 8

Started by anki May 20, 2012. 0 Replies

When the sun equal is to the moonAnd the summer rain washes the desert sunTime will stand still for 5 minFor all the men, women and child time shall be stillAnd as the rain drops fall and lick the…Continue

shadow encyclopedia book 4 ch. 1

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I saw the moon turn redThe sky torn in twoAnd the iron birds flying across the lands.I saw the iron lady drop her facle and fall headless into the oceanHow those people were running and screaming in…Continue

Decoding The Past - Prophecies Of Israel

Started by Carol from Sweden. Last reply by anki Apr 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Decoding The Past - Prophecies Of IsraelA 40 min. documentaryby the History ChannelThe prophecies of Israel, fortelling the fate of a nation and peoples - then and now.Did Moses predict the…Continue

Tags: moses, future, jewish, ezekiel, decoding

End of time prophecy according to Islamic belief

Started by Muhammad Habib Akhtar. Last reply by anki Apr 10, 2012. 1 Reply

There are many websites referring to Islamic end of time prophecies. I have just chosen one of them. Please click on following link for end of time prophecies according to Islamic beliefs. If any…Continue


Started by Mental Alchemist. Last reply by Anna Zubkova Aug 25, 2010. 1 Reply

EMERALD TABLET XII :The Law of Cause and EffectList ye, O man, to the words of my wisdom, list to the voice of Thoth, the Atlantean. Conquered have I the Law of the time-space. Knowledge have I…Continue

Prophecies of World Peace

Started by alchemistra. Last reply by alchemistra Jun 30, 2009. 4 Replies

SEVEN ANCIENT PROPHECIESOFWORLD PEACE.TRUTH IS JUSTICEAND THEMESSENGER OF PEACETOMANKIND."The paternal self-begotten intellect disseminated in all things the bond of love, heavy with fire, that all…Continue

The prophecies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Started by Carol from Sweden. Last reply by Mental Alchemist Jun 6, 2009. 1 Reply

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"A period of natural convulsions during which a large portion of the human race will perish.Earthquakes of great severity, enormous tidal waves would seem to be the agents.War…Continue

The prophecies of Merlin

Started by Carol from Sweden Jun 6, 2009. 0 Replies

The scales of Libra will hang awry until Aries props them up with its curving horns.The tail of Scorpio shall generate lightning, and Cancer will fight with the Sun.Virgo shall climb on back of…Continue

Crosses of Light

Started by Carol from Sweden Jun 6, 2009. 0 Replies

Crosses of Light with miraculous powers of healing are appearing in many different parts of the world. People take the crosses as a sign of divine promise; many believe they signify the return of the…Continue

The lost manuscripts of Nostradamus

Started by Carol from Sweden Jun 4, 2009. 0 Replies

In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at the Italian National Library in Rome when she stumbled upon an unusual find. It was a manuscript dating to 1629, titled: Nostradamus Vatinicia Code.…Continue

The Sibylline Oracles

Started by Carol from Sweden Jun 4, 2009. 0 Replies

THE SIBYLLINE ORACLESTRANSLATED FROM THE GREEKINTO ENGLISH BLANK VERSEBY MILTON S. TERRY[1899]As the translator notes, this collection should more properly titled 'the Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles'. The…Continue

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Comment by Anna Zubkova on August 25, 2010 at 4:46am
Throughout the entire history of human existence on our planet, among people there were incarnate Divine Teachers — Representatives of the Creator, Holy Spirits (in the aggregate sense They are called the Holy Spirit). They brought to people the knowledge about the meaning of life on the Earth and about its realization.
Yet God sends His Messengers to people again and again, to remind them about the true knowledge. They teach us the Higher Wisdom — while They are incarnate among people. After departure, They do not die at all! They continue living and helping us! And we can continue learning from Them!
The pages of this site present contemporary sayings of the Representatives of the Creator.
Comment by Carlos Gilbert Becerra on August 24, 2010 at 9:46pm
so, whats up with the hopi prophecy? when is that going to be fulfilled?
Comment by Muhammad Habib Akhtar on August 28, 2009 at 6:45pm
Very informative videos regarding prophecies. Thanks so much for sharing.
Comment by Carol from Sweden on June 21, 2009 at 1:43pm

IIndigenous Native American Prophecy Elders Speak part 1

Elder Floyd Red Crow Westerman on how America has come and is destined to go.

(The part that is in Swedish without English subtitles says:
"Since Darwin wrote his famous work "On the Origins of Species", science has been convinced that humans are descendants from the apes. Elder Red Crow replies: "We always say: That might be your ancestor, but that is not our ancestor. He is a relative but not our ancestor".
Ah, how do you beat that!)

Subtitles are in Swedish.
Comment by Carol from Sweden on June 10, 2009 at 4:19am
2012 - 2015 Lunar Eclipses - Biblical and Jewish Prophecies
Red moon scheduled to 2015
- Could we be in the prophet Daniel's seventh "week" period?


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