Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages that have been communicated to a prophet are then communicated to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come (cf. divine knowledge) as well as testimonies or repeated revelations that the world is divine. The process of prophecy especially involves reciprocal communication of the prophet with the (divine) source of the messages. Various concepts of prophecy are found throughout all of the world’s religions and cults. To a certain degree prophecy can be an integral concept within any religion or cult. The term has found deep usage in two of the world’s largest religious groups, Christianity and Islam, along with many others.
Prophecy is by no means new or limited to any one culture. It is a common property to all known ancient societies around the world, some more than others. Many systems and rules about prophecy have been proposed over several millennia.
Drawing from an encyclopedic range of ancient and modern sources, as well as from interviews with scholars and political and financial experts, the video presented below moves from the pyramids of Giza to the banking centers of Wall Street, from Mayan temples in Mexico to the shrieks of jets bound for the bombing fields of Kosovo and Iraq. It weaves a fascinating web of seemingly unrelated events that, when taken together, reveal an astonishing similarity to prophecies from thousands of years ago.