An Introduction to Prophecy

Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages are communicated by either God, or by a knowledge of cosmic imagery as seen in Earth's ancient skies. Such messages typically involve inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of divine will concerning the prophet's social world and events to come. Prophetic imagery is almost entirely derived from electromagnetic plasma discharges erupting in Earth's ancient skies. To the extent to which we do or do not understand the imagery of prophecy, we also fail to understand the rest of scriptural imagery, or the imagery described in almost any ancient sacred texts.

Cosmism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

When addressing Latter-day Saints, I often observe that cosmology — the study of planets and stars, suns and moons — and its attendant mythology was not just an affectation of Old Testament peoples. It was also an important, integral part of the gospel taught by Jesus Christ and embraced by the primitive church or early Christian religion. In his essay “Unrolling the Scrolls – Some Forgotten Witnesses,” Nibley, the preeminent LDS scholar for all things ancient wrote that “cosmism” was a “hallmark of early Christianity.” We know this because references to cosmological or astral elements — what Nibley calls cosmism — are found everywhere in early Christian and Jewish writings.
So, too, cosmology held an elevated status in the doctrine of the modern or restored church, though today’s Latter-day Saints are reluctant to acknowledge that fact, if they are aware of it at all. But there is no denying it. It’s everywhere in the hallmark elements of the modern church: in the Pearl of Great Price, in the Doctrine and Covenants, in the Book of Mormon as well as in our temple symbolism and ritual...
1. Cosmism and the restored gospel
2. The gospel connection
3. The Saturn myths and the restored gospel
4. Why cosmology?
5. The planet Gods
6. The great deluge
7. Cosmological Prophecy of the Life of Christ
8. Can planets collide?
9. The Congregation of Planets Part I
10. The Congregation of Planets Part II
11. The Congregation of Planets Part III
12. Astronomy in the Gospel