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Prophecy is the alleged accurate description, by paranormal means, of events which have not yet occurred.

In many religions, God or other supernatural agencies are thought to sometimes provide prophecies to certain favored individuals, known as prophets.

For example, the Book of Revelation, in the New Testament, is accepted by many Christians as a prophecy related by its author John of the events of the end times and of Armageddon (the "End of the World").

Prophecy has been eagerly sought in many cultures; magical spells and folk charms to produce prophecy are some of the most common.

Some forms of astrology can also be regarded as a quasi-scientific form of prophecy.

See also: Nostradamus