Prophecy by Alan Watts


You don’t need to try to be God, you are! But if you try to be God it means you don’t know you are, and therefore you try to know and dominate the future, and you believe prophets and things like that. Well, prophecy is simply contaminating the future with the past, projecting what we know upon the unknown. And that’s why, really, things like Astrology, although interesting, are rather ridiculous. Because if you know the future there’s no surprise for you. A completely known future is past, you’ve had it!”

– Alan Watts