Prophecy has always been a controversial subject. Those remembered are of some event predicted to happen in the future, usually by a note-able person from religion, concerning the fate of humanity. If they are woven into biblical text, they become part of religious doctrine in one way or another.
Prophecy has also been made within cultural context such as the Mayan Calendar. Many artifacts created by them and other civilizations such as the Egyptians, still evoke scientific mystery despite mathematical accuracy. Knowledge of the celestial cycles were conveyed in a number of architectural creations such as the Pyramids. According to the Mayan Calendar which ends in 2012, our solar system will begin its “Galactic Day” on December 21, 2012 for the first time in Humanity’s history. The Calendar has foretold that as we move out of the darkness, great calamities will come with it.
Prophecy found in the lost book of Nostradamus references 2012 as “the end of the world” resulting from an accumulation of political and natural disasters described in symbolism analogous to what might be etched on drawings depicting people and events.
Prophecy in Tarot, found in the Kabbalah, the mystical teaching of Hebrew Text which uses pictures of letters of the Hebrew alphabet and symbols, such as the tower or Judgment cards of the Higher Arcana, symbolic of 22 Cosmic Principles that govern the Universe used to symbolically describe forces at play determining humanity’s Karma.
Prophecy made by science (extrapolations), describe ecological changes resulting in catastrophic disasters set in motion by climatic change caused from effects of the industrial revolution. Scientists are beginning to conceptualize the very real prospect that this will result in “a Biblical Judgment day”, where no corner of Earth will be unaffected. A time when the potential end of the world is quite possible.
Prophecy is usually relegated to some supernatural force, especially when it’s within the province of religion or occultism. Science can verify and explain how mechanisms of these trends can lead to what some may call the Prophesied Events foreseen and possibly suggest ways we can avoid it while there is still time.