Prophecy - how it works
Most of the systems we know about we have learnt. We learn them from the moment we are infants right up until we die. We watch patterns and acquire knowledge of the world about us. We may be learning man-made systems, or we may learn about nature's systems. Some systems we may even have created ourselves.
Memory contains both facts and other structured data and details of the learnt functions. Some people are very good at learning because they are observant, are able to pattern match well and are capable of understanding the logic behind the systems. Other people are frankly hopeless.
Each of us will have our own view of what the systems are because each of us observes and learns for him or herself. And each of has different capabilities to learn. My view of how the political system of the UK works for example, may be wholly different from another’s because my experiences – my observations – are all personal and determine the particular view of the system I have.
Many of the so called ‘intuitions’ we have - but not all as we shall see - are as a result of using this knowledge. Our perception function acts extremely quickly by accessing the knowledge we have gained. In a sense it is not intuition, nor is it prophecy, it is extremely fast logical processing of the data.
Intuition – a definition [Internet Online Dictionary] noun.
The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.
Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.
A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression
The outcome we get is not derived from some ‘spiritual helper’ or even from our composer. It is derived by accessing the knowledge we maybe have unconsciously acquired of the system and how it works.
…........ if I use a common Agony Aunt column example and the example of a person writing in to ask what will be the outcome if
‘I carry on seeing this chap knowing he has a wife’, what will happen?
‘Intuition’ tells the agony column advisor that it will, in all probability, end in tears because:
- his wife will never leave him whatever he does, because most wives are dependent on their husbands
- he is probably financially totally tied up with his wife
- he probably doesn’t really ‘love’ the person who wrote in, despite what he says, words are easier than responsibilities, he just loves the escapism she brings and the break from ‘reality’
- he has children he loves
Enough I think to make the Agony column aunty tell the questioner to ‘call it a day’ before she gets really hurt. This too is an example of a learnt system. We have seen it a hundred thousand times before, we have read it in books, in agony columns, in magazines, in books. We have seen it on TV. The same pattern over and over again. So we have learnt the system. All we are doing when we make the decision to 'call it a day' is using learnt knowledge to come to some sort of hopefully rational conclusion.
This is not prophecy.
This approach works at all levels. We can use ‘rules of thumb’ - heuristics - we have learnt that constitute a sort of knowledge of systems to predict, for example, what we think our weather is going to be, for example:
- the cloud is high and there is a wind
- there has been a nice sunset
- the cloud looks like it is wispy and long flowing
- the air has a fresh feel to it
- it is not that clear, there is still a sort of haziness on the horizon
Therefore, it is likely to be a fine day tomorrow. A form of prophecy!! But not really because it is based on our knowledge of observed patterns.
So what we are saying here is that a good learner, an observant person with a good memory can appear to be a prophet. But although obviously gifted, this is not prophecy.
The difference between prediction and prophecy is thus one of where you go to come up with the outcome.
- If you have used your own learnt models to come up with a possible outcome – your own memory of the systems that you have built up from observation, you are just a very good observer with accurate models and you are predicting.
- If however, you have no learnt models that could help you, nothing in your memory that you could have derived from observation that would give you even an inkling of the likely outcome, then something more exciting is happening, because you are tapping in to the systems of the universe and you are prophesying!
In computer systems, it is possible to do what is called 'simulation'. In effect, you can use the system to see what is likely to happen if certain sets of circumstances occur. You give it a set of inputs and then run the system to see what happens.
We have weather systems that can simulate the weather as long as we tell them what the starting conditions were, there are systems that can simulate chemical reactions, there are systems that can be used to simulate nuclear reactions. The programs in effect 'run forward' telling us the likelihood that something will happen. So, if we use the weather example, and we run a simulation by giving it the state of pressure systems and temperatures, then it might come up with the forecast that 'tomorrow it will be a fine clear sunny day [probability 50%] and the day after it is likely to be cloudy [probability 30%].
Such simulations may need intermediate input. So for example in a long simulation, there may be the need to tell the programs of extra input or alternatively to make a decision for the computer where multiple paths are met in the logic.
In this respect, it may be helpful to think of any system as a huge network of pathways with multiple branches. There are commands in any program that say the equivalent of
IF 'this set of circumstances A'
IF 'this set of circumstances B'
IF 'this set of circumstances C'
and so on. Once off down that path, then the next set of decisions has to be made. Let us suppose the path taken was DO X because the set of circumstances A occurred. Then we may DO X but the next action was yet another decision
IF 'this set of circumstances D'
IF 'this set of circumstances E'
IF 'this set of circumstances F'
IF 'this set of circumstances G'
So this time a four way split to the path where the circumstances have to be known to determine the outcome.
If the person running the simulation is able to put in the circumstances at each decision point, then the paths ahead will be known and the probability of the outcome far more certain, but if the circumstances aren't known all the computer is able to do is give a list of all known outcomes.
To show how complex this can become if the inputs/circumstances are not known I will use a diagram [a flowchart] to show that by extending the last example, 10 possible outcomes might occur from one starting point in the simulation.
So, in effect, if we are able to say each time what the circumstances are, we can predict the outcome. If we have a rough idea what the likelihood is then we can predict the outcome with a certain level of probability. If we have no idea then we have basically, all possible outcomes. In the example above 10, in very complex systems hundreds, in highly complex systems thousands possibly millions.
The way prophecy works in the Mind
The following is an hypothesis of what might be happening in true prophecy.
What really starts the process is the person’s thoughts………
The thought in this case acts like a prayer – a request. The person may be thinking about a subject – death, a holiday, arrival at destination, return of friends, home, perhaps a worry – a nagging fear - and this thought then acts like a a trigger for the composer to start working. The prayer itself is then sent up as a thought.
The composer receives the thought/prayer and starts to look through its database of functions – the systems of the universe which match the request. There it finds interlinking systems – systems which seem to show dependencies. These systems are being executed by other things and a number of possible outcomes is already possible. In order to find out if anything matches the request it well then make a request via other composers - in effect, ask other composers what the systems of their individuals is doing [spirit entity on the diagram].
Other composers will then come back with information of where their systems have got to – the state they have reached. The composer runs a simulation from the point already reached – the state of the system at that point - to determine what future outcomes are likely. Perhaps nothing of any importance comes up, but occasionally the composer may detect an outcome which will affect the requestor.
The outcome is then fed back to the person in the form of a dream or a vision or a feeling of unease or apprehension, or just ‘the answer’ – something capable of changing the person’s course of action..........
The ability to ‘prophesy’ is thus about being spiritually open and sensitive to the inputs of the spiritual world, to have a clear enough prayer that the composer can act on it and allowing the composer time to help us, to stop the chattering of the mind long enough to enable the reply to come through.
The observations are grouped under the heading of Prophecy and are not duplcated here.
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- Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness - 04 On spiritual experience #018770
- Bergson, Henri - Time and Free Will - Prediction versus prophecy #015022
- Churchill, Winston - Among the Romans not a bird #021563
- Cicero - Treatises on Divination, Prophecy and Destiny #022736
- Croiset, Gerard - Finding the child from Slikkerveer, near a bridge still to be built #022910
- Croiset, Gerard - G Ter Laak of Oldenzaal helps Croiset with a difficult case of location finding #022931
- Croiset, Gerard - Mr E J t V, of Hengelo and the prediction of a job with liquor-manufacturing firm De Zwarte Kip #022928
- Croiset, Gerard - Mr. S. G. Buine of Enschede and the case of the stolen pocket book #022926
- Croiset, Gerard - The child drowned by Fort de Bilt, Utrecht; a prediction his body would soon be found #022909
- Croiset, Gerard - The disappearance of 18 year old Jan Steffen, from Golfstraat 8, in Antwerp #022911
- Croiset, Gerard - The disappearance of Mr. and Mrs. A. van der Meiden’s daughter from Alberdingk Thymstraat 94, The Hague #022912
- Croiset, Gerard - The late arrival of Mrs. B on the train from East Berlin #022917
- Croiset, Gerard - The missing patient from St. Joseph Stichting, Apeldoorn #022918
- Croiset, Gerard - The prophecy of who would sit in a chair #022938
- Croiset, Gerard - The prophecy of who would sit in a chair, with added details of their lives #022940
- Croiset, Gerard - The prophecy of who wouldn’t sit in a chair #022939
- Danny Davis – Prophesies his own death and adds it to his TV show #024933
- Diotima – 02 Eros and his role #018755
- Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mr F.W. ”Parr" of Bexleyheath #023631
- Ficino, Marsilio - Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus - On harmony and healing #015980
- Hellstrom, Eva - Prophecy and Past Perceptions, exploring the realm of the past and the future in Egypt, 1952 #022963
- Hellstrom, Eva - Prophecy of a collision between a street-car and a green railway car near Kungstradgarden, Stockholm in 1954 #022962
- Hellstrom, Eva - Prophecy of a fatal fall at Vartan, a harbour in Stockholm, in 1952 #022961
- Hellstrom, Eva - Prophecy of a scene in Viva Zapata, 1952 #022964
- Hellstrom, Eva - Prophecy of an explosion in a tunnel under a building at Nacka, Sweden in 1951 #022960
- Heywood, Rosalind - The Infinite Hive - ‘Orders’ said that the water should be turned off at the main #023059
- Kant, Immanuel - Critique of Pure Reason - On prophecy #015105
- Laubscher, B J F - The grey apparition floating along as if draped in a long frock and with hooded head that is the harbinger of gloom #023221
- Leibniz - On Prophecy #020579
- Leibniz - The Monadology - 07 #020589
- Lethbridge, T C - A Step in the Dark – The spiral, the pendulum and ascension #021907
- Lethbridge, T C - The Power of the Pendulum – Colin Franklin prophecies a Hotel Fire #021955
- Lethbridge, T C - The Power of the Pendulum – Mrs V Beresford prophecies Ronan Point #021954
- Messing, Wolf - Moscow 1940 and the prophecy ‘Soviet tanks will roll into Berlin’ and in 1943, ‘the war will end in May 1945’ #023336
- Messing, Wolf - Prophesies the death of his wife, Aida #023370
- Michelangelo - 1534 Sistine Chapel - 03 Last Judgement #024457
- Middleton, Lorna - Expresses concern about Apollo XIII #022952
- Middleton, Lorna - Predicts a tremendous fire at an oil refinery #022949
- Middleton, Lorna - Predicts two plane crashes #022950
- Middleton, Lorna - Prophesies a plane crash in a lake #022956
- Middleton, Lorna - Prophesies a train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina #022955
- Middleton, Lorna - Prophesies the killing of Robert Kennedy #022953
- Middleton, Lorna - Prophesies the shooting in his ancestral home of Earl Fortesque of Gloucester #022954
- Mme. Lenormand – Issues a death prayer #024930
- Mrs. R. Oedekerk prophesies Prince Bernhard of the Netherland’s injury in a serious automobile accident #022941
- Mrs. van den Bos-Theunissen prophesies the movements of Dr Tenhaeff #022942
- On November 8, 1948, a week after a young lady's prophecy, a Douglas DC-3 airliner crashes close to the spot where she had been sitting #024902
- Rhys-Williams, Lady Juliet – A prophetic dream of a paragraph in the London Times about a heavy drop in the earnings of small farmers #024922
- Rhys-Williams, Lady Juliet – A prophetic dream of a paragraph in the London Times about the high cost of homes #024923
- Rhys-Williams, Lady Juliet – A prophetic dream of riots in Atlanta, Georgia, with fighting between members of the Ku Klux Klan and 'a crowd of blacks' #024920
- Rhys-Williams, Lady Juliet – A prophetic dream that Archbishop Makarios had asked General de Gaulle to mediate a dispute in Cyprus #024921
- Romano, Jacques - Presentiments and prophecies #016461
- Sai Baba - Howard Murphet – Mr. G. K. Damodar Row, a retired judge, witnesses prophecy #015880
- The premonition of the death of the dearly loved uncle #022729
- There was an announcement in the dream newspaper addressed to her – ‘Magdalene S-, get ready, in three days you will be dead’ #024928
- Tholen, Warner - It is a mistake for your President Eisenhower to visit Japan; I see trouble ahead #022935
- Tholen, Warner - Prophesying the Queen Juliana airplane crash in Frankfurt, Germany #022934
- Thomas Ibbott - who not only had a premonition of the Great Fire of London of 1666, but acted it out in the streets of London. #024896
- W. E. Cox – And the theory of ‘accident-avoidance premonitions’ #024907
- Warner Allen, Herbert - The Timeless Moment – A prophetic dream #021676